Children's resource boxes available at local libraries
With quarantine mandating time away from the classroom and usual activities, many children have struggled over the past year. Connecting for Kids aims to help local families find resources for a child who may have regressed socially, emotionally, academically or physically during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The free Cuyahoga County Resource Box is packed with information about local adapted summer camps, social skills programs, tutors, therapists and other services in Cuyahoga and surrounding counties for families of children ages birth to 12 years who are concerned about their child.
Informational fliers in the box includes:
- Adapted recreation programs and camps
- Alternative schools
- Counselors and mental health providers
- Educational advocates
- Grant/financial aid providers
- Music therapy programs
- Occupational and physical therapists
- Speech-language pathologists
- Social skills programs
- Tutors and learning disability programs
Resource Boxes are available for pick up at a number of area libraries from Saturday, May 1 to Saturday, May 8 (during regular library hours). Families must register for a box and indicate which library location they will use for pick-up, by visiting www.connectingforkids.org/cuyahoga-resource-box, or call/text: 440-570-5908.
Westshore pick-up locations include Westlake, Rocky River and Lakewood libraries.
Lorilynn Wolf serves as the Communications Director for Connecting for Kids.