Fort Bend County Judge KP George announces childcare voucher program aimed to assist county families impacted by COVID-19
RICHMOND, Texas – Fort Bend County Judge KP George will announce the county has approved the Federal CARES Act funding to support families with eligible childcare expenses Monday in a press conference at 10 a.m. The announcement will take place at the Historic County Courthouse, located on the 2nd Floor Commissioners Courtroom in Richmond, Texas. Qualified families can receive a childcare voucher valued at $500per child. The childcare voucher can be used at any participating licensed childcare facility in Fort Bend County. AdTo learn more about the Fort Bend County Childcare Program, visit: https://bit.ly/3be1ZMU
Fort Bend County launches childcare initiative to help local families
MISSOURI CITY, Texas – Fort Bend County has launched a childcare initiative to help local families. George said that childcare has been an ongoing challenge that many families are facing in the midst of a pandemic. He said that a child care task force was formed in the county several months ago and tasked with the job to come up with solutions to help families facing this challenge. On Wednesday morning, the county announced a new partnership with the YMCA, Boys and Girls Clubs of America and other private licensed child care facilities. Mom of three, Zipciriah Washington, was so happy when she found out her family qualified for the free YMCA childcare assistance program too.
7 free things you can score now and upcoming days
Free workout classes from Orangetheory FitnessThis upcoming Sunday, Nov. 1, Orangetheory Fitness is offering a free one-hour Daylight Savings workout. Free day of childcareKindercare Learning Centers are offering parents a free day of childcare. The car rental company will give one free day to customers who reserve a car for two days. It is giving its customers a chance to score a free Whopper if you visit a competitor’s restaurant location that has been shut down. West and confirm your location through the Burger King app you’ll receive a coupon for a free Whopper.
Here is some help for families struggling to pay rent
HOUSTON – If you or someone you know is behind on rent and struggling to keep a roof over their family’s heads, let them know about RaiseUp Families. The Houston non-profit organization is looking for more clients to offer a hand up through a 9-month program. If your family is chosen, you will receive help with rent, utilities, transportation and childcare while going through budgeting workshops and counseling. 102 or Rose at 713-973-8083, ext 103 to make an appointment to discuss whether or not the program is a good fit. How you can helpRaise Up Families is holding a virtual event online Wednesday, Oct. 21st from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with a silent and live auction you can participate in online.
Heres what Texans are saying now that summer camps, daycares, and youth programs will be open
Summer camps, youth camps and little league programs can begin May 31. In-person summer school can begin June 1The news on summer camps, childcare and summer school have prompted both positive and negative reactions from Texans on social media. Heres what they had to say:Texas allowing summer camps and childcare to be open is wild. Summer camps and Vacation Bible Schools back open. DSK (@dscamardo) May 18, 2020Texas: lets close schools to prevent the spread of covid-19Also Texas: lets have summer camps for kids!