Support Our COVID-19 Response Efforts
BPNC's Promotoras de Salud program has been vital to the agency’s community response to the COVID-19 pandemic. They maintain contact with community families through telephone, video chats, text messaging, and social media platforms to inform them about COVID-19 relief and support resources offered by BPNC or other community partners. They have served as a critical tool for community members to get connected with vital resources, have questions answered, or overall help reduce worries and anxieties during the pandemic. Specifically, Health Promoters: 1) Facilitate weekly virtual workshops to provide up-to-date vaccine information. 2) Provide virtual “Talk to a Doc/Habla con una Doctora” sessions with the support of our partners, Esperanza Healthcare Centers and UIC Health, to effectively address community concerns and provide in-depth answers to specific health-related questions. 3) Disseminate bilingual multimedia resources to community schools and local businesses with culturally-appropriate vaccine information.
Support School-Based Mental Health
We know this is a challenging time for all, but prioritizing mental health services is more important now than ever. Students, families, and teachers all require our support more now than ever before.
- Students require additional support in coping with school closures and remote-learning plans, which have turned routines and peer interactions upside down.
- Families require additional support as pre-existing stressors and financial hardships have intensified in the wake of the pandemic.
- Teachers require additional support to effectively identify and address students’ mental health needs in a remote setting.
Your donation will directly support our mission and help ensure there are better days ahead.
Click HERE to read a letter from our Executive Director.
Learn more about our community-based organization and our myriad of community services and supports at www.bpncchicago.org.