MISD Fall Reopening Community Resources

Local businesses, faith-based partners, and community organizations have set up programs for supervision during remote learning, childcare opportunities, food distribution, health services and internet services to families as we continue to face the COVID-19 pandemic. View the information from our MISD partners below. 
 
Please note that all information listed below is subject to change and will be updated as new information is available. If you know of any additional resources or if any of the information below changes, please contact: communityrelations@misdmail.org  
 
COMMUNITY PARTNER- REMOTE LEARNING CENTER PROGRAMS • Spirals Gymnastics (Mansfield & Kennedale Locations) Supervision for remote and virtual learning students, Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with aftercare available from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Visit Spirals Edventure School for more information.  • Virtual & Remote Learning Support & Supervision inside The Movement Academy & Troy Dorsey’s Karate & Fitness (115 N. Main Street, Mansfield, TX. 76063) Support and supervision provided by a certified teacher with 10+ years of experience and a Google for Education Certified Trainer. Full, Half, & Quarter Day Options; Drop-In Options Also Available Contact: Theresa Ellington, theresa@ellingtonedtech.com, 469-224-7298 
 
CHILDCARE RESOURCES • Arlington Mansfield YMCA Success Academy: In-person educational enrichment program supporting students who are e-learning. Space is limited, for more information visit Success Academy online registration.  
 
• Childcare Associates:  FIND! Child Care: The Best Place for Kids! Online searchable tool based on the age of children and location needed for childcare options.  
 
• Care.Com Online searchable tool for individual caregivers and childcare programs 
 
• The Children’s Courtyard (8131 Matlock Road, Arlington, TX. 76002) 877-770-9824 
 
• The Learning Experience (1252 N. Holland Road, Mansfield, TX. 76063) 682-422-3400 
 CLOTHING, SHOES, & SCHOOL SUPPLIES • The Mansfield ISD Council of Parent Teacher Associations Clothes Closet provides school supplies and new or gently used clothing for students in Mansfield ISD. The Clothes Closet is open Mondays from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. by appointment only during the Fall 2020 semester. Students who need assistance with these items should contact their campus counselor to obtain a Clothes Closet invitation. (1016 Magnolia St. Suite D, Building 600, Mansfield, TX. 76063)   FOOD SERVICES ● Mansfield ISD Student Nutrition Meals: Beginning Sept. 8, MISD Student Nutrition will provide hot, fresh, daily lunch with breakfast to go! Monday – Friday 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at every MISD elementary campus for MISD PK-12 Virtual Learners. Students will be charged regular menu prices: Paid (PK-8)- $4, Paid (9-12)- $4.50, Reduced Price- $0.70, Free- $0.00. For more information, visit Mansfield ISD Student Meal Program   ● Bethlehem Baptist Church (1188 W. Broad Street, Mansfield, TX. 76063) Bethlehem Baptist Church conducts a drive-thru mobile pantry Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (one bag per vehicle). 
 
  Updated 9/2/20 
● Common Ground Network  Common Ground Network conducts a summer Feed the Kids program designed to supplement lunch and breakfast food for children in the Mansfield ISD. The food is kid friendly and does not require a stove or oven to prepare. For specific information on how to receive a bag of food for your children, please contact one of the following sponsors. Distribution will last as long as supplies last. This does not guarantee participation in the food pantries regularly scheduled programs. ■ Community Action Partners (401 W. Sanford, Arlington)  Friday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m ■ St. Vincent De Paul (St. Jude Center, 500 Dallas St, Mansfield)  Wednesday and Saturday 9 to 11 a.m. ■ RCCG Lighthouse for The Nations (2090 S. Cooper, Ste 200, Mansfield)  Saturday 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and by appointment only.  ■ Harvesting International Mansfield (901 E. Broad Street, Mansfield)  Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. ■ Bethlehem Baptist Church (1188 W Broad Street, Mansfield)  Wednesday 10 a.m. to 1p.m. ■ Tabernacle Baptist Church Rendon (12440 Rendon Rd, Burleson)  Thursday 6:30 to 8 p.m.  ■ Walnut Ridge (1201 SH 360, Mansfield)  Wednesday 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. ■ Rush Creek Compassion Center (2350 SW Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington) Wednesday 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. 
 
● Harvesting in Mansfield Center (150 S 6th Ave, Mansfield, TX 76063) Harvesting in Mansfield (HIM) Center provides food and essentials for local families in need. Filled grocery baskets available to families in need Tuesday & Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon and by appointment.  
 
● Mansfield Mission Center (707 E. Broad Street, Mansfield, TX 76063) (Updated 9/2/20) Mansfield Mission Center’s drive-thru grocery distribution is available for local families. Distribution occurs behind the thrift store utilizing a contactless drive-through process on Monday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.  
 
● Mission Arlington  (210 W South St, Arlington, TX 76010) Mission Arlington supplies food, clothing, financial assistance and other home needs. The hours of operations are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For emergency assistance, call 817-277-6620. 
 
● RCCG Lighthouse for the Nations Mobile Pantry  Through Tarrant Area Food Bank partnership, RCCG Lighthouse Mobile Pantry provides drive through meal distribution the 1st Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  
 
● Rush Creek (2350 SW Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington, TX 76017) Rush Creek is providing food bag pickups at its Compassion Center Food Pantry. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon and Thursday form 1 - 3 p.m. ● Salvation Army   The Salvation Army is operating drive-through food pantries locations in Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, and Tarrant counties. Hours of operation vary by location, search the location nearest you for assistance.  
 
● St. Vincent dePaul/ St. Jude Food Pantry (310 Graves Street Mansfield, TX 76063, entrance on Dallas Street) 
  Updated 9/2/20 
St. Jude Food Pantry provides food for local families in need. Drive through services is available from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday. Please bring a photo ID and proof of residency.  
 
● Tarrant Area Food Bank Tarrant Area Food Bank distributes food to pantries and other nonprofits across North Texas that serve those in need. Search the location nearest you for assistance. GENERAL SERVICES  • 2-1-1  2-1-1 provides callers with highly-trained information and referral specialists housed at Tarrant County United Way. The confidential nationally accredited service is available, 365 days a year. Information available regarding caregiver support, child care, financial assistance, food, health services, housing, transportation, and more.   
 
HEALTH SERVICES • Mansfield Mission Center- Linda Nix Clinic (901 W. Broad Street, Mansfield, TX. 76063) ph: 817-473-6611 Exists to promote physical, financial & relational well-being. The clinic provides medical, dental, women’s wellness & vision services to uninsured adults. 
 
INTERNET AND PHONE SERVICE PROVIDERS Mansfield ISD students who need internet hotspot devices to support remote instruction or virtual learning can contact Mansfield ISD Technology at 817-299-1980 or contact their campus principal. 
 
There are a number of internet and phone companies offering free services during the coronavirus (COVID-19) shutdown. View details below. 
 
• AT&T - Open hotspots, unlimited data to existing companies and $10/month plans to low-income families. 
 
• Charter - Free internet for 60 days for new K-12 and college student households. 
 
• Comcast - Free Wi-Fi for 60 days to low-income families, and all Xfinity hotspots are free to the public during this time. 
 
• Spectrum - Free internet service for 60 days to new customers. 
 
• Sprint - Unlimited data to existing customers, and all handsets can enable hotspots for 60 days at no extra charge. 
 
• T-Mobile - Unlimited data to existing customers, and all handsets can enable hotspots for 60 days at no extra charge.  
 
• Verizon - No special offers, but the company is following Federal Communications Commission (FCC) agreements by waiving late fees and not disconnecting existing service.