Tiffany Braman

kcis@dickinsonisd.org

I am your campus Student Support Specialist, Tiffany Braman.  I have been with Communities In Schools since August of 2018 and am so happy to be at K.E. Little for my second school year! I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Houston - Clear Lake in 2015, and am currently pursuing my Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Lamar University.

 

I help connect students and their families to local resources and work with students to help them develop a love of learning, increase their self-esteem and improve social skills, and encourage them to believe they have a bright future.  

 

I live in League City with my husband, Kevin, and our three boys.  We also have a wonderful dog, Faith, and a new foster dog, Brutus.  In my free time, I love to read, craft, walk the dogs, and learn!

The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

We believe that every child needs and deserves…
A personal one-on-one relationship with a caring adult
A safe place to learn and grow
A healthy start and a healthy future
A marketable skill to use upon graduation
A chance to give back to peers and the community

I'll be posting some fun activities, stories, and games in the CIS Google Classroom!

Students can access the Google classroom with their Google login:

Student Username: disd#####@apps.dickinsonisd.org (#=student id number) They should know this, it’s their lunch number.

Student Password: DisdMMDDYYYY (MMDDYYY=students birthday)

The class code is: y67iny3

If you are not sure how to join a Google classroom, see the photo below.  Go to classroom.google.com and click on the plus sign in the upper right hand corner.  Choose "Join class" and enter the class code: y67iny3 - see you there!  

If you have questions, click here to send me an email.

Current Resources for Families - With the unusual nature of current events, these resources may change.  Please check back for updates or contact the providers directly for the most current information.

Updated: 3/26/2020

Galveston County COVID-19 Resource Updates 3/26/2020

Lighthouse Christian Ministries (Bacliff) [281-339-3033]

  • Food pantry is operating outside with drive up service Tues 10-2 and Thurs 1-5
  • Financial Assistance Wed and Thurs by appointment only
  • Pregnancy and parent support (diapers/wipes) Thurs 1-5

MI Lewis Social Service Center (Dickinson) [281-534-2043]

  • All services still available; allowing 1 client in the building at a time.

    Family Service Center of Galveston County (409-762-8636)

  • They are accepting clients, but ask that any incoming persons seeking services would need to call their 24 hour toll-free hotline number 888-919-7233 to be screened prior to their arrival.
  • Public not allowed in the building. All services including therapy are being offered over the phone

    Texas Workforce Solutions:

  • Closed to the public but providing service virtually and remotely.
  • Phone: 979-297-6400, Fax: 979-297-7973, Email: lakejackson@wrksolutions.com.

    St. Mary Catholic Church (League City) [281-332-3031]

  • Food pantry is drive through only Wed & Thurs 10-12

    St. Hope Clinic (Dickinson) (713-955-4821)

  • Business as usual

    Galveston County Critical Incident Stress Management Crisis Support Team

  • This site looks to be pretty new, but as of now they have a page for COVID-18 Resources for First Responders and Public Safety Resilience During a Pandemic.
  • https://www.gccism.org/
  • For CISM Services please call: 409-766-2300

    Help and Hope

  • "Offers a wealth of free resources you can access online to handle the stress of caring for kids of every age. Our entire site is dedicated to helping parents and caregivers manage stress around taking care of children, from birth to the teen years. We encourage you to look through our articles and videos to find the resources you need. When everything seems to be happening all at once, it's good to have a single place to go where you can get the help you need."
  • http://www.helpandhope.org/?fbclid=IwAR1Dhd90bRNnnug1s0YbJ6FG2k-wIpILtifP7hisGbCbTzYTbIzkJj_b5M4#.Xny3LoKjFlE.facebook

    Texas Workforce Commission

  • If your employment has been affected by the coronavirus, apply for benefits online at the Texas Workforce Commission or by calling TWC’s Tele-Center at (800) 939-6631 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday.
  • https://twc.texas.gov/jobseekers/unemployment-benefits-services

    Texas Youth Helpline

  • The Texas Youth Helpline provides prevention services to youth, parents, siblings and other family members who are in need of a caring voice and sympathetic ear. Trained volunteers are on call to provide guidance on youth-related concerns, referral information or simply listen.
  • You can call 800-989-6884, call/text 512-872-5777, or chat on their website which is linked above

    Galveston County Health District

  • They have a COVID-19 page with FAQ's, a list of those who tested positive in Galveston County including basic demographic information and how they most likely contracted the virus, helpful information on how to protect yourself, and specific information for healthcares workers and travelers.
  • If you have any questions or would like more information, please call the COVID-19 Call Center at 409.938.7221, option 1.
  • COVID-19 Website: https://www.gchd.org/about-us/news-and-events/2019-novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov

     

    UTMB Community Education

  • » COVID-19 Facts About
    » COVID-19 Facts About (Spanish)
  • Caregiver Connection Teleconference: Sandy Ard, JD, elder law attorney with Ard Law Firm, will be on the call to help answer your questions about Mediciaid eligibility and legal papers to have in place for your loved one.
    • Call details: Wednesday, April 1, 2020  12:15 – 1:15 p.m.  Please try to log in by 12:10 so we have everyone ready and on the call at 12:15.
      • Dial  1-312-874-7636  (conference ID is 34785)
      • When you call the number (1-312-874-7636) it will give you a few options. The first option is "to enter the conference call line, please press 1 and then it will ask you to enter the conference ID Code (34785) then press #. Once these have been done, it will ask for you to say your name and press # and it will enter you into the conference call.
  • Virtual Bay Area/Galveston Community Forum on Alzheimer's
    • On April 2nd the forum will be offered virtually from 6:00 pm -7:30 pm by Zoom conferencing.
    • Goals of the Alzheimer's Community Forum are to:
      1. Listen to the experiences of the community related to the cause
      2. Identify needs, gaps in resources, and opportunities
      3. Elevate awareness and visibility of the Alzheimer's Association
  • Please reach out to Alice Williams - UTMB Community Education Specialist for the Sealy Center on Aging for more information.
    • Email: alwillia@utmb.edu
    • Phone: 409-266-9647

       

      Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

  • Register here to receive access to the forum. You will receive the link to join the meeting once registered. Please register even if you are unable to attend as we will be sending out additional information to our registrants. While the Alzheimer’s Association staff is working remotely, operations will continue to support our mission.
  • As always, the Alzheimer’s Association is available to you 24/7 for around-the-clock care and support at 1-800-272-3900. Please check alz.org/texas for details on any other meetings and events. 
  • Have surveyed management companies to determine how maintenance requests are being addressed during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Based on the responses, the Department is issuing the following guidance on what practices owners and management companies may wish to implement. All respondents indicated that only emergency or life-threatening maintenance issues are being addressed at this time. It is not possible to establish a comprehensive definition of what constitutes an emergency maintenance request; however, one respondent provided the following list of example scenarios:
    1. Air-conditioning problems when the temperature is above 80 degrees outside
    2. Heating problems when the temperature is below 55 degrees outside
    3. Flooding or unstoppable leaks
    4. Plumbing stoppage in a residence with one bathroom
    5. Fire (the Fire Department should be called first)
  • The terms of your lease contracts or community policies may provide further guidance as to what constitutes an emergency. The Department expects owners and management companies to exercise good judgment and apply reasonable standards when evaluating work orders.
  • It may be appropriate for non-emergency work orders to be postponed. Owners are expected to log these requests and respond appropriately once it is safe to do so. The Department will be mindful of this postponement when responding to tenant complaints. One respondent indicated that they are screening residents prior to entering their homes. Based on the household's responses, additional safety measures may be taken.
  • Please be aware that maintenance requests may be governed by the terms of your lease contract, the Texas Property Code, local codes, or other regulation. The above is general guidance and does not constitute legal advice. Please consult your legal counsel if you have any questions concerning your legal obligations.
  • The Department is aware of the unique challenges that this pandemic has presented to people who work in the multifamily housing industry. We extend our gratitude to all involved for their efforts during this unprecedented time.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Cody Campbell, Manager of Physical Inspections, at cody.campbell@tdhca.state.tx.us.

    FEMA

    • On March 13, the president issued a nationwide emergency declaration for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).  The FEMA designation for this is EM-3458. This opens up funding through FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) program for reimbursement for emergency protective measures.  To begin this process, you will need to participate in a virtual applicant briefing, which will provide vital information about the PA program.
    • Applicant briefings begin on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, and occur each weekday until further notice. Please click here or visit the link below to register for any of the available briefings currently scheduled: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uJUkfu6opjsvFR1qojITmjXXPvDNa_zkwg
    • Once you complete your registration, you will be provided a Meeting Link and Meeting I.D. for your selected session. You only need to attend one of the applicant briefings.
    • Please submit any questions to your TDEM District Coordinator or the following email address: TDEMRecovery.RPA@tdem.texas.gov
    • For further information please consult the fact sheet at: https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2020/03/19/coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic-eligible-emergency-protective-measures

      Resource & Crisis Center:

United Way of the Mainland

Houston Public Media

  • Houston Public Media is helping ensure learning continues in homes through grade-level appropriate educational programming for elementary, middle and high school students, and accompanying free, learn-at-home digital resources.
  • The expanded programming begins on Houston Public Media TV 8 on Monday, March 23:
    • 6:00 – 8:00 am – Elementary School: Curriculum programming focused on pre-kindergarten – 3rd  grade students
    • 8:00 am – 1:00 pm – Middle School: Curriculum programming focused on 4th grade – 8th grade students
    • 1:00 – 6:00 pm – High School: Curriculum programming focused on 9th grade – 12th grade students 
  • You can find the new broadcast schedule and more information on the vast library of PBS content accessible to you across various platforms here.

Catholic Charities -

  • Galveston Pantry Hours: 9:00am -1:00pm Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 
  • Please call this number ahead of time for pick-up: 409-762-2064 extension 2103
  • Location:  4700 Broadway, Suite F103, Galveston, Texas 77550
  • Perishable and nonperishable - pick up only 
  • Service area: Galveston County, Port Bolivar, Crystal Beach & High Island 
  • Emergency Financial assistance via phone:
  • Contact their Texas City office at: 409.762.2064 x2106
  • If they are not available leave a message and someone will contact you within 24 hours.

Updated: 3/25/2020

Food Bank information:
  • Galveston County Food Bankhttps://www.galvestoncountyfoodbank.org/*Galveston County Food Bank pantry process will be slightly modified. Clients will enter the front lobby one at a time to register, then will be directed to the second door outside to receive their per-packaged groceries. Clients will not be able to enter the pantry to select items. Sorry for any inconvenience. Your corporation is greatly appreciated and we hope to resume the normal client choice experience soon.The following Mobile Truck distributions have been canceled: March 19th – Holy Rosary in Galveston & McKinney UMC in La Marque, March 26th – Dominion Church in Dickinson & Holy Rosary in Galveston*
  • Houston Food Bank, Text FOOD to 855-308-2282 to find the nearest food pantry in the area.
Catholic Charities-
  1. Galveston Pantry Hours: 9:00am -1:00pm Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 
  • Please call this number ahead of time for pick-up: 409-762-2064 extension 2103
  • Location:  4700 Broadway, Suite F103, Galveston, Texas 77550
  • Perishable and nonperishable - pick up only 
  • Service area: Galveston County, Port Bolivar, Crystal Beach & High Island 
  1. Emergency Financial assistance via phone:
  • Contact their Texas City office at: 409.762.2064 x2106
  • If they are not available leave a message and someone will contact you within 24 hours.
St. Mary Catholic Church (League City) [281-332-3031]
  • Food pantry is drive through only Wed & Thurs 10-12
St. Hope Clinic (Dickinson) (713-955-4821)
  • Business as usual
Other resources:
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