COVID-19

Caring During Coronavirus

For 55 years, RCMA has cared for rural, low-income children and families throughout Florida.

We remain committed to our families – the majority of whom have experienced loss of income – as we help everyone stay healthy and safe.

Despite not being budgeted, but deemed necessary, we gave Chromebooks to each charter school student and WiFi hot spots to hundreds of families, so we can provide distance learning. We stay in touch with all our families during weekly phone calls to assess their needs.

We have applied for more than $1 million in emergency grants and received more than $250,000 in these funds and individual donations to help our children and families. We use this money to purchase and distribute food, formula, diapers and cleaning supplies, and to pay their rent and utilities.

Florida’s most vulnerable children and families need us more than ever.

Please give as generously as you can to help our hard-working migrant families, essential workers picking crops in the fields of open farms as part of our nation’s food supply chain.

 

Read this note from Executive Director Isabel Garcia about our commitment.

Click here for Executive Director Isabel Garcia’s statement on RCMA’s stand against racism and inequality.

 

For our Families

Learn more about Coronavirus (COVID-19). Click here for English. Haga click aquí para español.

For more information, visit these sites:

The Coronavirus Explained and What You Should Do video

Florida Health  Department

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida Department of Education

Florida Department of Children and Families COVID-19 information page

World Health Organization Coronavirus Site 

Migrant Clinicians Network

National Head Start Association

How to make a 3D face mask

For resources for fun and educational activities to do at home click here.

RCMA is committed to supporting the 6,500 children enrolled in RCMA centers and charter schools throughout rural Florida. The farmworker and low-income families we serve struggle economically under normal circumstances, which means that any loss of income – like they are facing now – results in having to make impossible choices between critical needs such as food, medicine, rent, utilities and diapers. RCMA is here to ensure that families have everything they need.