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March 21, 2020 8:30 AM

COVID-19 Community Resources

The following list includes resources available in the City of El Mirage. If there is an item that should be added or updated, please contact Autumn Grooms, grants and special programs administrator, at 623-876-2973 or agrooms@elmirageaz.gov.
Food for Kids ages 18 and younger
Dysart Unified School District – Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. El Mirage sites include: El Mirage Elementary and Dysart High schools.
Arizona Charter Academy – Monday through Friday beginning March 24, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Arizona Food Bank Network
The Salvation Army: Sun Cities West Valley Corps -- Breakfast Monday through Sunday beginning March 23, 7 to 9 a.m. at the “Drive Thru” station located at the rear of the building, includes a sack lunch. Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. emergency food box distribution.
St. Mary’s Food Bank
St. Vincent de Paul – Meals Monday through Friday, 9 to 11 a.m., Santa Teresita Church, Verbena and Ventura streets. Meals are carry-out bags. Contact information in weblink.
Child Care
Dysart Unified School District – Spring Camp and Growing Minds Preschool are open with preference given to essential medical, public safety and military personnel, second to current Den Club participants, and then to the general public.
El Mirage Local Dial-a-Ride – To schedule call Northwest Valley Connect at (623) 282-9303
El Mirage Paratransit – To schedule call Valley Metro Paratransit at (602) 716-2200
Health Services Note: If you think you have been exposed to COVID 19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice (CDC, 2020).
Childhood Immunization Clinics – The Mesa and West Valley Clinics are closed until further notice; the Central location will continue operating at regular hours: 1645 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ.
Circle the City – Mobile medical van at Santa Teresita every other Wednesday for non-emergency medical care for the homeless. The next date will be April 1.

Clinica la Familia
El Mirage Family Health Clinic
Small Business Administration (SBA) – The Small Business Administration is offering SBA disaster loans for small businesses in El Mirage. El Mirage businesses suffering substantial economic injury because of COVID-19 can apply for a loan through the Small Business Administration's website. The loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of COVID-19’s impact. The interest rate is 3.75 percent for small businesses without credit available elsewhere; the interest rate for non-profits is 2.75 percent. SBA offers loans with long-term repayments in order to keep payments affordable, up to a maximum of 30 years. Terms are determined on a case-by-case basis, based upon each borrower’s ability to repay. Small businesses throughout the entire state that fit these criteria are eligible.

Community Resources
Arizona Department of Housing
Community Resource Guide
Guía de Recursos Comunitarios
El Mirage and Surprise Community Action Program (CAP) – El Mirage appointments will temporarily be at the Surprise Resource Center. Please follow regular procedures for potential assistance. The HOPE Line (623) 222-4673 will be open beginning at 8 a.m. Mondays.
Phoenix Rescue Mission
The Salvation Army
St. Vincent de Paul
Surprise Resource Center
COVID-19 Resources
Arizona Department of Health Services
Maricopa County Public Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
At-home Resources
Arizona Science Center – Launching series of videos and content
CATO at Library
How to talk to your kids about Coronavirus (Arizona PBS)

Virtual Field Trips and Activities
Farm Tours
Georgia Aquarium Beluga Whale Webcam
Georgia Aquarium Jellies Webcam,
Houston Zoo
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Phoenix Zoo Digital Safari
San Diego Zoo
Yellowstone National Park
Zoo Atlanta Panda Cam

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