Mental Health Help During COVID-19 - PA Dept of Health

Basic Needs

    • Please fill out the SCASD Family Needs Assessment form if your family has any unmet needs such as: food, transportation, internet, mental health support, counseling, etc. Once we receive the form, someone will contact you. Please be assured that the information provided will be kept confidential and shared only with SCASD support services.
    • Click here for community resources related to unemployment, social services, insurance, power/utilities, etc.
    • COVID-19 Emergency Meals are being provided weekly each Wednesday for all children under the age of 18 while schools are closed. Please click here for details on how to place an order and pick up a meal if you are in need. Families need to place their weekly orders by 8 a.m. each Monday. 
      • If you are unable to pick up your own meals, please fill out this form.  Someone from SCASD Student Services will work with you to help meet your needs. 
      • For any other questions or concerns, please reach out to Megan Schaper at or call 814-231-5095.
    • Pandemic Electronic Benefit for Free and Reduced Eligible Students: As provided in the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020, students who are approved for free or reduced-price school meals will receive an electronic benefits card from the PA Department of Human Services to help purchase food for home. The value of the benefit is $5.70 for each day that school is closed. We do not have details of when families can expect to receive this card but have been notified that the PA Department of Education will be collecting information from schools to help direct this benefit to eligible families
      • If your family is already approved for free or reduced-price school meals, there is nothing that you need to do.
      • If your family has lost income since schools were closed and you might now be eligible for free or reduced-price school meals, please apply. Approval now will qualify you to receive the electronic benefits card and will qualify your child for free or reduced-price school meals for the first 30 days of school when schools reopen. 
      • More information about applying for free or reduced-price school meals can be found at  Download a paper application or find the link to apply electronically at this same site.
    • Community resources:

Parenting During COVID-19

Mental Health

Last Modified on May 14, 2020