Covid-19 Support Resources

There is a wide variety of resources available to support kids, families, individuals, and organizations serving families in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Prevention efforts and self-care are as important now as they have ever been.  Prevent Child Abuse Iowa has identified some resources that we think are particularly helpful during this time.  We will continue to monitor and share new resources on a regular basis.


Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance to Families

Up to $250 assistance to families via phone applications only with costs associated with delivered food, medication, diagnostics, transportation and telehealth as a result of COVID-19 risk or incidence.

Healthcare Services and COVID-19 Resources

ACEs Connection Telehealth Guide

ACEs Connection has developed a guide for providing telehealth during the COVID-19 crisis, including technology you can use, legal considerations, and best practices for conducting sessions.

Culturally Specific Services in Iowa

Find multilingual COVID-19 handouts and culturally specific resources and services across Iowa created by Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa.

Iowa 211

Find a range of Iowa support services resources here.

COVID-19 in Iowa Resource

Find Coronavirus updates and resources in Iowa here.

Employment Resources


Joyages offers two-weeks of no-cost, COVID-19-specific employee communication resources and online videos that address people’s most common worries and fears.


MeQuilibrium has resources for individuals, teams and leaders, and HR-specific teams to help overcome fear and address uncertainty and anxiety with resilience.

Center for Workplace Mental Health

The Center for Workplace Mental Health has developed this guide to support employees’ mental health and well-being while working remotely.

ACEs Connection Remote Work Environment Guide

ACEs Connection has developed this guide to support employees’ mental health and well-being while working from home.

Mental Health Resources

Please Pass the Love

Please Pass the Love is offering weekly sessions for children, teenagers, and educators to navigate this challenging time with a supportive network.

The Child Mind Institute

The Child Mind Institute website has a thorough list of resources for parents related to children’s mental health.

The Center for Disease Control Stress Management

The CDC posted this resource for managing stress and anxiety.


Headspace is offering free online access to meditations, sleep exercises and movement exercises from their app. They also offer additional free resources to healthcare professionals.


National Alliance on Mental Illness has published this resource to address a variety of mental health issues in a question-and-answer format.

Polk County Health Services: Mental Health Toolkit

Variety of tools and resources that can be used and shared for mental health messaging.

Physical Health

Iowa’s Healthiest State Initiative

Iowa’s Healthiest State Initiative has offered ways to keep children physically active.