Per the Governor’s request to shut down nonessential services, CORA’s early childhood programs and Fox Chase facility 
will be closed until further notice. 
THE MAJORITY OF OUR SERVICES ARE CONTINUING REMOTELY.    
At CORA, serving children and families is always essential.
Our staff is working remotely to continue to support you in every way we can during this time. 
We would love to hear from you! 
Reach out to us at caring@coraservices.org. 
For more information visit our Updates and Best Practices page.

Keeping the CORA Connection: Family Resource Line Launches Today!

Even during the most difficult of times, CORA will always find a way to be here for you.
May 4, 2020

Even during the most difficult times, CORA is here for you.

As always, CORA is here for you and your family! While we may not physically be able to be with you, we have continued our tradition of instituting a creative and innovative service model to meet your needs continues during this time. Our services are guided by our mission, to compassionately assist children, adolescents and families experiencing any academic, emotional or social challenges. In 1971, Sister Charity Kohl, founder of CORA Services and Sister of the Good Shepherd, envisioned a robust Resource Center for children and families and CORA continues to chase that dream, constantly evolving to meet emerging community needs. She would especially appreciate that now, even though we can’t meet you face-to-face, we’re able to support you by directly connecting you with our experts who are now on standby for your questions, free of charge. CORA has been developing a massive Rolodex of resources, along with building a wealth of resources and trusted community partners and together, we’ll help get you through this pandemic and quarantine.

CORA has been developing a Family Navigation Center with one element being a call in line to assist families with general questions when navigating their family’s educational, emotional and social hardships. This call in line is just one piece of a comprehensive plan to provide families with a full concierge service to walk them through these kinds of issues. The COVID19 crisis has brought new stressors and new questions/issues to the individuals and families in our community so we decided to lauch this line as an immediate response to those unmet needs. 

Do you have homework or homeschooling questions as you attempt to balance working from home with educating your children? CORA has educators willing to speak with you now and assist as best they can. Do you need assistance accessing any of your basic needs? Our case workers who are ready to take your call and walk you through some of this.

Perhaps you are experiencing new concerning behaviors in your children as a result of their disrupted routines. You shouldn’t need a diagnosis to ask questions, and you shouldn’t have to pay for a friendly voice to walk you through a new and challenging landscape. Should it be determined that you need more extensive services such as ongoing therapy – we can refer you quickly. If we are unable to assist you with certain needs, we will direct you to someone who can.

It’s simple to be connected: Just call 215-342-7660 and someone will direct you to a professional after some brief questions to ensure you’re being connecting with the right team member. The Family Resource Line runs Monday through Friday, 9AM to 1PM, and Wednesday extended evening hours are from 3PM – 7PM. While these hours reflect the times you can be connected to a live professional, CORA’s lines are open all of our normal operating hours for any other inquiries. If you’d prefer to send a message, you may email caring@coraservices.org.

Visit our Family Resource Line webpage link below for more information.

Visit our Family Resource Line webpage link below for future updates and alerts.

Family Resource Line

 

 

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