Updates and Resources from the Sky Point Team

COVID-19:

Visit the Center of Disease Control (CDC) website to learn more about COVID-19, how it spreads, how to protect yourself and loved ones, and what to do if you believe you may be affected

Also visit IN.gov to see up to date cases in the state of Indiana and to sign up for email updates

Have Questions or Concerns? 

Even though direct care services will continue, we will be closing the office to do our part in stopping the potential spread of COVID-19. Our administrative office staff will be working from home and will be available as normal Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm; and an on-call staff member is available 24/7 for emergencies only and can be reached at (260) 492-9334 option 1 after hours and on weekends.

See the PDF below to view the most recent announcement about COVID-19 from CEO, Francis Jomo

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Resources for Families:

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration has published the following resources for anyone in need:

  • Families who need help finding or paying for care can contact Brighter Futures Indiana at 800-299-1627 to speak to a referral specialist.

  • Every community has a child care resource and referral agency that can also connect parents with local child care options and provide referrals for support. Families can find their local CCR&R by calling 800-299-1627 or by consulting this map (direct link: https://www.in.gov/fssa/files/Referral_Services_Provider_Map.pdf 

  • When locating care, it is important that families choose licensed and regulated care for their children. To find out if a provider is licensed or regulated, go to www.ChildCareFinder.in.gov or call 800-299-1627. 

 

They also remind us that since children are out of school until May, they are to practice social isolation and not to be out in community gatherings and places to reduce the risk of exposure and spreading of COVID-19.

Indiana Michigan Power

AEP is temporarily suspending all disconnects for non-payment due to COVID-19. The following was released by American Electric Power: 

“We know our customers are concerned about their families and ensuring they have reliable electric service allows them to focus on staying healthy and well. Indiana Michigan Power is committed to doing what we can to help our customers, our employees, and the communities we serve as we navigate this uncertain time.”

 

If customers in Indiana have concerns or questions, they can reach the I&M Customer Operations Center at 1-800-311-4634.

City Utilities

City Utilities has suspended non-payment disconnects for non-payment until April 15th. Customers are urged to do their best to continue paying their bills. Flexible payment plans are always available with City Utilities and will continue to be as they understand the financial hardship this outbreak has placed on many families. Please call City Utilities Customer Support at 260.427.1234 to discuss extended payment plans.

NIPSCO

NIPSCO has released the following statement for families who need assistance with utility payments:

"We know this could be a time of financial hardship. So, we've voluntarily suspended shutoffs for nonpayment in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, we're offering to customers who indicate either an impact or hardship as a result of COVID-19 our most flexible payment plans, and we will suspend late payment charges until May 1."

Contact NIPSCO at 800-464-7726

Duke Energy

Duke Energy related the following:

 

"Since many customers may be facing unusual financial hardships as a result of COVID-19, we are suspending disconnections for nonpayment effective March 13, 2020. This applies to all home and business accounts in Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio and South Carolina.

1-800-521-2232

Free Meals for Children During School Closures

  •  Fort Wayne Community School is offering free breakfast and lunch packs for children ages birth-high school. Meals will be distributed at all FWCS elementary schools during the school closures Monday-Friday from 10:30am-1:00pm. 

  • East Allen County Schools is also offering free breakfast and lunch meals for children ages birth-high school. Meals will be distrubitued at New Haven Intermediate, Heritage Elementary, and Southwick Elementary every Tuesday in March 11:00am-1:00pm and 4:00pm-6:00pm and children will be given a week's worth of meals. Beginning in April, pickup will be every Tuesday from 2:00pm-6:00pm.

  • Southwest Allen County Schools are providing lunch and dinner to students on E-Learning Days from 11:00am-1:00pm and 4:00pm-6:00pm

  • Northwest Allen County Schools is pleased to offer both breakfast and lunch meals starting Wednesday, March 18. Meals will be available for pick-up: Mondays-Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Huntertown Elementary School and Carroll High School. To secure meals, call the schools or email NACSmeals@nacs.k12.in.us.

  • Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department will be offering free dinner through their Kids Cafe Program with Community Harvest Food Bank. Dinners are available Monday-Friday 4:00-5:00pm for all school-aged children. Locations include Jennings, Cooper, Weisser, and McMillen Center.

Find more information about locations, pickup, and other details here  : Free Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner for Children

Free Internet for Low-Income Families

Internet Essentials from Comcast is offering low-income families free internet coverage for two months to assist with children completing schoolwork at home and for adults and parents working from home due to COVID-19. 

Find more information here: Free Comcast Internet

211:

Need connected to other resources in our community? Visit 211.org or call 211.

Open Restaurants

Follow the link for an ongoing updated list of restaurants open and offering delivery and carry-out.

Local Restaurants

At Home Exercises

Due to the closure of the YMCA and various gyms, the YMCA released free exercise videos you can stream from home to continue healthy living and exercise. Click the link below to visit YMCA360

Free Videos: YMCA360

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