Coronavirus Resources

As we all navigate the ways COVID-19 has upended our lives and try to care for each other and for our city, we’ll regularly update this page with events, resources, and other helpful links.

*If there are opportunities missing from this page, please email info@christcitydc.org so we can add them.


If you are in need of help, please email info@christcitydc.org or call us at 202-854-8286.


VOLUNTEER

DC127 Communities for Families
During this season of COVID-19, DC127 staff is working to ensure that families who are socially isolated and in need of support can still be provided with tangible resources and relational connections. While children are unable to be hosted or babysat during this time, they need volunteers who are willing to meet virtually with a parent and/or family twice a week. If you are able to volunteer, please sign up here to attend the mandatory training on Thursday, May 21 from 6-8p.

Community Assistance 
Christ City Church is partnering with The Table Church in their efforts to serve high-risk community members who should not leave their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Available and healthy volunteers are matched with community members who need help with grocery shopping, dog walking, other errands, and wellness check-ins. Here’s how you can join in:

If you have any questions, please email Andrea at andrea@christcitydc.org.

Other Opportunities 
You can find our regularly updated list of volunteer opportunities here.


VIRTUAL EVENTS

Parent Meet-Up
Mondays, 8-10pm
Contact: Nikki Wiggins (nikki@christcitydc.org)

Virtual Singles Social (especially for singles and folks living on their own)
Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm
Contact: Nikki Wiggins (nikki@christcitydc.org)

Small Groups (all groups are continuing to meet virtually)
Find one here.


CHURCH RESOURCES

Prayer 
If you’d like to share any prayer requests, please let us know here so we can pray for you.

Counseling 
Stacey Schwenker, co-founder of Garden City Center and Christ City’s Counseling Consultant is available to CCC members for free 30-minute video or phone calls, using her therapeutic skills to assist folks during this more stressful, anxious, tiring, and unknown time. You can reach her at stacey@gardencitycenter.org.

Pastoral counseling 
Pastor Justin will have virtual office hours from Monday-Thursday, from 1:30pm-2:30pm; you can sign up here. If you would like to request another time, email justin@christcitydc.org.

Scripture Meditation 
Devotional podcasts from our Sabbath and Scripture series can be found here.


CITY RESOURCES

Meal Sites and Delivery
DC is serving food to students at all the sites on this list.
Information on meal delivery for seniors can be found here.
You can find more info on food resources, including non-profit meal sites in DC here.
DC Food Project regularly updates this comprehensive list of food resources in and around DC.

Special Grocery Store Hours 
Dedicated shopping hours for vulnerable populations:

Giant: 6am-7am, daily
Safeway: 7am-9am on Tuesday & Thursday
Target: 8am-9am, daily
Whole Foods: 7am-8am, daily

More Resources 
DC Government’s Coronavirus Resource Page
Empower DC Community Resources Guide (including childcare, financial support, housing)
The People’s School of DC Coronavirus Resource Page (including workers rights, government assistance, and absentee voting)
Internet & Phone Resources

*If there are resources missing from this page, please email info@christcitydc.org so we can add them.


FAMILY RESOURCES

You can find our regularly updated list of resources for parents, kids, and families here, including educational resources, activities, and programs.


Benevolence Fund
You can give to Christ City, either specifically to our Benevolence Fund, which goes to help those in need, or to our General Fund.

Red Cross Blood Donations
The Red Cross is always in need of blood donations. If you are healthy, please sign up and make an appointment here.

DC127
Our community partner, DC127, needs help to support the families with whom they work, many of whom already experience social isolation. While they are no longer able to take physical donations at their office, they will continue receiving donations in order to purchase supplies and help offset the cost of living for families they are supporting. You can donate to their Coronavirus Response Fund here.

Little Lights
Another community partner, Little Lights, continues to serve residents in Potomac Gardens, Hopkins, and Benning Terrace public housing by providing emergency distribution of non-perishable food, household goods, and educational items to youth, families, and adults. Here are several ways to contribute:

Visit their Amazon Wishlist and send items to Mary Park at 1984 Retta Gilliam Court, SE, Washington, DC 20020.

Pick up one or more of the following items at a local store and contact Mary Park at mary@littlelights.org to schedule a time to drop items off at their main center (760 7th Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003). You will be dropping off at the front porch of the Center to eliminate social contact, but a scheduled time needs to be arranged between 9am to 5pm during the weekday. Items needed:

Soap (bar or liquid) 
Hand sanitizer 
Lysol and other disinfecting products/wipes 
Lotion
Gloves
Toilet paper
Non-perishable food 
Paper towels

Make a financial contribution to support staff pay/salary as they work to distribute the supplies here.

Playtime Project
Playtime Project has had to halt their weekly programming for children that are experiencing homelessness. Playtime Project staff are putting play kits together and delivering them to children in shelters. Consider donating here.

Christ House 
Christ House is a homeless medical respite in Adams Morgan looking for donations, particularly following food goods: ground coffee, dry creamer, tomato sauce, spaghetti, tuna, peanut butter, jelly, oils (vegetable, canola, olive, etc.). The goods can be dropped off Monday-Friday 9-5pm at the Christ House front desk (1717 Columbia Rd, NW, Washington, DC 20009) or shipped. If you would like to make a delivery in the evenings or on the weekends, please contact Mari Lowe at marietzel@gmail.com.