Berrien RESA, Lewis Cass and Van Buren ISDs Assist Essential Workers in Finding Child Care


Posted on: March 25th, 2020 by webdesign No Comments


Executive Order 2020-16 calls upon Michigan’s ISDs to coordinate community efforts to support childcare needs for essential workers during the COVID-19 crisis. Berrien RESA, Lewis Cass ISD and Van Buren ISD are answering the call and have developed a plan in collaboration with Southwest Child Care Resources and United Way of Southwest Michigan, and in special partnership with the YMCA of Michiana. The plan asks essential workers (as defined in Executive Order 2020-16) find help by calling the statewide assistance number 2-1-1 or by visiting www.helpmegrow-mi.org. Once a worker’s information has been collected, a local representative will contact the essential worker within 24-48 hours to assist in finding an open child care facility with capacity to address child care needs.



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