Internet Access and Cell Phone Assistance
Cell Phone Provider COVID-19 offers and updates: https://files.constantcontact.com/dd0692b5101/365c95b0-f571-497c-a9b5-796cf59ab5cd.pdf
Up-to-date offers for your area: https://www.everyoneon.org/find-offers
Comcast has Internet Essentials for 60 days for free. After 60 days it's $9.95/month https://www.internetessentials.com/
Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students
who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395.
Installation fees will be waived for new student households. https://corporate.charter.com/newsroom/charter-to-offer-free-access-to-spectrum-broadband-and-wifi-for-60-days-for-new-K12-and-college-student-households-and-more
*Charter will partner with school districts to ensure local communities are aware of these tools to help students learn remotely.
*For eligible low-income households without school-aged children, Charter continues to offer Spectrum Internet Assist, a low-cost broadband program delivering speeds of 30 Mbps
*Charter will open its Wi-Fi hotspots across our footprint for public use
*Spectrum does not have data caps or hidden fees.
ISP Management (wireless access in this area): Gladwin Office: 989-426-3610 Alma Office: 989-466-6104
Breakfast & Lunch Registration During ClosureSign up for Food Distribution is available using the form here through 4:00 p.m. on Thursdays during School Closure. Food will be provided to all children 18 and under, or students with IEPs through age 26, regardless of whether they are a Coleman student or not during this closure. This includes those who are students who receive Free or Reduced lunches AND those who do not. It also will include weekdays and weekends. Please read the following carefully. The Google Link that was available earlier is closed. So as not to waste food, those who have already signed up earlier are all set. For any who have not already registered, please do one of the following by Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. for the following week. You can take a picture, scan or just send all the information on the form:
1) via email to email@example.com including ALL necessary information on the form attached (this is the preferred option and be sure to leave your phone number);
2) via PM on Facebook under Jennifer McCormack with all the information asked for on the form attached; be sure to leave your phone number;
3) via phone 989.465.6060
All information will be kept confidential. If all information is not included, it may delay the process.
School Closure Information/Resources
Coleman Community Schools COVID-19 Community/School Closure Information
City of Midland closure information: https://cityofmidlandmi.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2543
Midland Daily News “Where Can I Get Help” article:
Medicaid Outreach Statement: Free or low cost health coverage for children under the age of 19 or pregnant women of any age. Go to MIBridges at www.mibridges.michigan.gov/
access or call the MI Child and Healthy Kids number: 888.988.6300.
Midland County Resources for information and referral https://www.211nemichigan.org/ or call 211
Counseling Services - Community Mental Health 989.631.2320; Crisis HotLine 1.800.317.0709
Isabella County Resources for information and referral https://www.211nemichigan.org/ or call 211
Counseling Services - https://www.listeningear.com/; Community Mental Health 989.772.5938; Crisis HotLine
Community Mental Health for Central Michigan (CMHCM) is offering a variety of services to our communities via telephone and teletherapy options during this challenging time. In addition to our existing services we are now offering short-term brief therapy at no cost to members of our communities. CMHCM serves Midland, Gladwin, Isabella, Clare, Mecosta, and Osceola Counties. Community members will have access to up to four sessions of free therapy to address mental health needs related to our current difficult times. Please contact your local CMHCM office to inquire about
The following Crisis Intervention Services remain available:
- CMHCM-24-7 Crisis Mobile Intervention Team Services (CMIT). If you or someone you know is having a crisis, the CMHCM CMIT staff can assess, safety plan and connect you with services. CMIT is available 24-7 and can be reached by calling (local CMHCM phone number).
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is also available 24-7 at 1-800-273-8255.
- Crisis text line is available 24-7 by texting home to 741741.
- National Disaster Distress helpline 1-800-958-5950.
- COVID-19 Helpline is available at 1-800-535-6136 or by text at 66746.
- A statewide peer-operated warm line is available at 1-888-733-7753, which is operated by individuals in recovery who are available to connect one on one with you.
Ok2Say (https://www.michigan.gov/ok2say/)Ok2Say is a confidential way to report threats to student safety and school personnel. The information collected will ensure that we have the details necessary to initiate a timely, appropriate response.