COVID-19 Updates

As the pandemic wears on, the Cohen Clinic strives to continue providing the best possible care while also prioritizing the safety of our clients and staff. 

We are committed to serving the veteran and military communities now and in the future. During this time, we are:

  • Prioritizing safety & using telehealth: We are following Penn Medicine's rigorous guidance regarding re-opening procedures that prioritize client and staff safety. We are offering all services via telehealth, including therapy (individual and couples), support for parents and families, case management, and medication management.
  • Accepting referrals & new clients: We are accepting referrals and new clients.
  • Meeting individual needs: Not sure about telehealth? Please do not delay starting or continuing your care. Contact us at 844-573-3146 to discuss your options with a member of our care coordination team.

Check this site or our Facebook and Twitter accounts for updates.


 

Resources

We've gathered information and resources regarding COVID-19 in the Clinic's service area. We will update this page regularly. Click a section to expand.

Looking for general resources for Veterans? Click here for our Veterans Resource Guide >>

Virtual Town Halls for Veterans

As soon as COVID-19 hit the local area, the Cohen Clinic at Penn mobilized to ensure veterans and military families in the area had accurate information on resources, programs, and services during the pandemic.

Click the links below to download the slides from each event.

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General COVID-19 Resources

While not Veteran-specific, these resources may help you navigate challenges caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Emergency Services During COVID-19: List of local resources and programs compiled by PA CareerLink
  • PA Office of Unemployment Compensation: How to Check the Status of a UC Claim
  • Benefits.gov: a list of resources and programs, spanning from food stamps, unemployment benefits, healthcare benefits, emergency business loans, and more.
  • Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP): LASP continues to serve clients and accept new clients during COVID-19
  • NARIC: free self-help resources to stay engaged, active, and connected to your community
  • Resources for Families During COVID-19: List of local programs and resources, including PECO, internet access, healthcare information, meal support, and e-learning and education resources for children from pre-K to high school.
  • PhillyFoodFinder.org: The City of Philadelphia has announced locations where you can get meals for schools since they are closed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, featuring an interactive map of locations.
  • First Up: important resources about early childhood education, fun activities parents can do with children, free meals for families who need them, unemployment compensation and advocacy updates, as well as resources for stress management.

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Resources for Veterans & Military Families

For more Veteran-specific resources, see our Veterans Resource Guide >>

Veterans Affairs:
COVID-19 Military Support Initiative:
Blue Star Families:
Elizabeth Dole Foundation:

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Resources for Parents

  • The BEYOND Learning List: tons of free learning options for all ages, from toddlers to AP students and even to adults. Some links are always free and some are free only during this current situation.
  • Tips for Families: Coronavirus: tips for families including age-appropriate responses to common questions, a guide to self-care, and activities for young children experiencing social distancing.
  • EQ in Your PJs: Social Emotional Learning (SEL) lessons for high schoolers during school closures.
  • Resources for Families During COVID-19: List of local programs and resources, including PECO, internet access, healthcare information, meal support, and e-learning and education resources for children from pre-K to high school.
  • Playworks: free video tutorials of games that follow CDC guidelines and can be played at home with little to no equipment.
Education & Homeschooling:
  • Innovating the Future Virtual Field Trip: This virtual field trip takes students to Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. A Pre-Virtual Field Trip Companion Guide introduces students to topics they will encounter during the VFT (Length: two 45-minute class periods). Grades: 6-12. Length: 28 Minutes, 6 segments
  • Online Lesson Plans: Standards-aligned STEM lessons guide students as they explore key concepts in aerospace and engineering. Lessons can be adapted for completion by a single student. Students can contemplate moon tourism, create a landing system for the world’s first crewed Martian-bound spacecraft, learn about NASA’s citizen science projects, or design their own celestial body. Grades: 6-8. Length: each activity is designed for three 45-60 minute class periods

  • The Boeing Company's 100 Days of Learning: a collection of lesson plans, videos, interactive media, and design challenges to increase student interest and aptitude for 21st-century skills.

  • The Academy of Natural Sciences' Science from Home: fun, interactive, hands-on activities that are easy to do with materials you usually have at home.

  • First Up: important resources about early childhood education, fun activities parents can do with children, free meals for families who need them, unemployment compensation and advocacy updates, as well as resources for stress management.

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Contact Your Elected Officials

Know about a resource that's not listed? Email us at mfcinfo@pennmedicine.upenn.edu and tell us about it.


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