*COVID-19 NC Resources and Assistance call 2-1-1 or (888) 892-1162 | 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

*Staying Ahead of the Curve: Updates on NC Phases of Reopening

*CDC, Coronavirus Disease 2019 Protect Yourself. Know how it spreads, take steps to protect yourself, and take steps to protect others

¿Que necesito saber del Coronavirus ó COVID-19? (SPAN)

Coronavirus: La Nueva Enfermedad (SPAN)

*NC Department of Health and Human Services, Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19. Information on covid-19, symptoms, risks, pharmaceuticals, travel, precautions and preparations, testing, term definitions, child care centers, etc. and videos

*NC specific updates on COVID-19. Get the latest information from the NC Department of Health and Human Services. 

John Hopkins Medicine- Coronavirus Disease 2019: Myth vs. Fact (ENGL)

Fortalezca el Sistema Inmunológico (SPAN)

Organización Mundial de la Salud – Consejos para la población acerca de los rumores sobre el coronavirus;(SPAN)

CDC – Videos that explain COVID-19 (ENGL)

*CDC – What to do if you’re sick. 

“If you have a fever or cough, you might have COVID-19. Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home. Keep track of your symptoms. If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), get medical attention right away.” – CDC

General Family/Youth Services (ENGL)

*NCCADV – NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence service providers directory

*NC DSS agency contact information by county

*ReadyNC Emergency Preparedness

*National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233) | TTY: 1-800-787-­3224
Live Chat: www.thehotline.org

North Carolina Association of Free and Charitable Clinics. They provide care for the uninsured or underinsured. Find a clinic near you. Call to double check date and hours as they may be operating under different schedules now. (ENGL)

 

*Source is available in English and in Spanish

Updated Nov. 13th, 2020

*NC specific updates on COVID-19. Get the latest information from the NC Department of Health and Human Services. 

*No Kid Hungry – Text FOODNC to 877-877

*Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program FAQs: This program will provide extra help buying groceries for the families of the children who normally receive free and reduced lunch at school. Families do not need to apply for the P-EBT program.

*Apply Online: NC Food and Nutrition Services  

Food Bank of Central/Eastern NC (ENGL)

Food Finder – Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC (ENGL)

NC Home Delivered Meals Providers (ENGL)

School Meals During COVID-19 Closures (ENGL)

Centro para Familias Hispanas/Center for Hispanic Families: For general information, call 919.873.0094, ext. 2220

 

*Source is available in English and in Spanish

Updated July 14th, 2020

*NC specific updates on COVID-19. Get the latest information from the NC Department of Health and Human Services. 

*Apply Online: NC Food and Nutrition Services  

Getting help paying for medications (ENGL)

*Know Your Rights: Your Employment & COVID-19

*Medication Assistance Program 

NC Restaurant Workers Relief Fund. Donate or Recieve. (ENGL)

*Recursos para las trabajadoras domésticas, National Domestic Workers Alliance.

*Apply for NC Unemployment – Call 888.737.0259 (8:00 am – 4:30 pm) 

**Beneficiarios de DACA y TPS pueden aplicar a beneficios de desempleo**

*Proteja sus finanzas del impacto del coronavirus. Este enlace incluye: Pasos que puede tomar si tiene dificultades pagando sus cuentas u otras obligaciones financieras, si tiene dificultades para hacer los pagos de su préstamo de automóvil, si tiene préstamos estudiantiles, qué sucede si usted pierde su ingreso, alerta de posibles intentos de estafa 

 

Students:

Finish Line Grant: This grant awards $1000 that can be used for Tuition, Childcare, Medical or other FINANCIAL EMERGENCIES. For Wake Tech students only (ENGL)

Jobs:

Apply to be a contact tracer 

 

*Source is available in English and in Spanish

Updated July 14th, 2020

*NC specific updates on COVID-19. Get the latest information from the NC Department of Health and Human Services. 

*The Legal Aid of NC – Advocates for Children’s Services team have created a Coronavirus and Education in NC Public Schools: Know Your Rights Toolkit: 

*Parent Toolkit – Coronavirus and Public Schools – April 28 2020: This toolkit provides information and tips related to general education rights during the coronavirus crisis.

*Parent Toolkit – Coronavirus and Special Education – April 20 2020: This toolkit provides summaries and tips related to special education rights during the coronavirus crisis. The toolkit answers common questions that students with disabilities may face during school closures

Parent Resource – Sample Email to Request an IEP Meeting or Phone Call: This is a stand-alone, editable version of the sample letter/email for families of students with IEPs to use to communicate with their school. (ENGL)

Parent Resource – Sample Form to Track Your Student’s Special Education Services: This is a stand-alone, editable version of the special education service delivery tracker for families of students with IEPs. (ENGL)

Legal Guidance Overview – Coronavirus and Schools – April 20 2020: For more in-depth information about legal guidance related to Coronavirus and Schools, this longer overview  provides summaries of both general education rights and special education rights during the coronavirus crisis, with hyperlinks to various guidance documents as a resource. (ENGL)

Como platicar con los niños sobre el coronavirus: https://bit.ly/2UmYFWc  (SPAN)

Guia con imágenes: https://bit.ly/3bhph1A (SPAN)

Childcare: NC Toll-Free Child Care Hotline

“North Carolina has set up a toll-free hotline to connect families in need of childcare to available options: *Call (888) 600-1685*  Priority will be given to children who are in unsafe or unstable living arrangements, first responders, nursing home, rest home and hospital staff, as well as other front-line healthcare providers. Additional priority will be given to front-line workers, food service staff, and child care service employees.”

Toll-free phone number: 888-600-1685


Free: Wake County Public School System Family Remote Learning Resources. This is a video containing online resources to support your students with their learning at home. https://tinyurl.com/yxy3qp5y  (SPAN)

 

*Source is available in English and in Spanish

Updated July 14th, 2020

*NC specific updates on COVID-19. Get the latest information from the NC Department of Health and Human Services. 

Kit de herramientas #LiberenATodxs creado por la red Detention Watch Network para exigir la liberación de todas las personas bajo custodia de ICE y un cese a todos los operativos migratorios y de deportación. (SPAN)

*NC Justice Center:

“First, ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) has announced that it will not conduct any immigration enforcement activities “at or near health care facilities, such as hospitals, doctors’ offices, accredited health clinics, and emergent or urgent care facilities, except in the most extraordinary of circumstances. Individuals should not avoid seeking medical care because they fear civil immigration enforcement.”

“Second, USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) has announced that it will not consider it negatively if an immigrant gets testing, treatment or preventative care for COVID-19, or coronavirus when considering whether an immigrant can be considered a “public charge.”  USCIS encourages all immigrants to seek out testing, treatment, and preventative care (including vaccines, if one becomes available) without any negative effect on a future green card application.”

Public Charge and COVID-19 Q&A Video in Spanish

*Source is available in English and in Spanish

Updated July 14th, 2020

*NC specific updates on COVID-19. Get the latest information from the NC Department of Health and Human Services. 

Wake County residents: find out about local rent and utility assistance that may be available to you at housewake.org/.

*Eviction Assistance: Legal permanent residents can seek help from Legal Aid of North Carolina for advice on representing oneself in court or for possible legal representation. Undocumented residents and Spanish speakers can call the UNC School of Law legal clinic’s eviction defense hotline at 919-590-9165.

NC 211 Rental Assistance search

NC 211 utility bill assistance options

Needhelppayingbills.com utility company assistance programs

Updates for tenants during the coronavirus here.

Internet

Una Guía Completa para el Servicio de Internet durante la Pandemia de Coronavirus (ESP)

AT&T (click here) Comcast (click here) and Spectrum (click here) all have plans/policies in place to help low income folks access internet during this time.

 

*Source is available in English and in Spanish

Updated Nov. 13th, 2020

*NC specific updates on COVID-19. Get the latest information from the NC Department of Health and Human Services. 


NC-Specific

*El Pueblo Mutual Aid Fund: Our priority is to support community members who will not be eligible for government assistance through unemployment or cash assistance due to their or their family members’ immigration status. 100% of donated funds will go directly to immigrants in North Carolina. 

General Wake County Mutual Aid Offer Form (ENGL)

Emergency Housing Provision for Students (ENGL)

SIWANC Triangle Service Workers Relief Fund

Western NC Workers’ Center’s rapid response fund for immigrant workers in Western North Carolina.

Episcopal Farmworker’s Ministry Fund: Raising donations to provide financial aid to agricultural workers affected by the pandemic and be able to buy and distribute food to members of the community in the southeast.

La Semilla Fund: They are a faith community that strives to be present in service with the Hispanic/Latinx community, along with the larger immigrant community in Durham, NC and its surrounding areas.

Poder NC’s Mi Para Ti App: Donate directly to impacted families or sign up to receive help to cover your necessities. 

NC Artist Relief Fund

Day One Disaster Relief: Rapid Response to COVID-19 in NC. Aid will be distributed to communities who currently have confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

SVA Mapping Tool Kit for Mutual aid fund


National

USBG Bartender Emergency Assistance Program

Mutual Aid Hub

 

*Source is available in English and in Spanish

Updated August 7th, 2020

*NC specific updates on COVID-19. Get the latest information from the NC Department of Health and Human Services. 

Guia para afrontar la cuarentena por COVID-19: https://bit.ly/3dwMsXQ  (ESP)

*Línea nacional contra la violencia: es muy importante desarrollar un plan para proteger su seguridad emocional y física. https://bit.ly/2UaSohy (1-800-799-7233)

Nuestra salud mental durante la pandemia (ESP)

*CDC: Managing Stress

How to Care for Yourself While Practicing Physical Distancing (ENGL)

How to Help Someone with Anxiety or Depression During COVID-19 (ENGL)

How to Support a Loved One Going Through a Tough Time During COVID-19 (ENGL)

Self Help Check-Ins (ENGL)

SAMHSA: Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine and Isolation (ENGL)

Headspace: Free meditation audios from app, plus free access for healthcare workers and educators

Irresistible: A healing justice podcast.”We celebrate the many traditions of movement leaders, cultural workers, and spiritual teachers who remind us to embody the liberation we are pursuing.”

Trevor Project: 24/7 support line for LGBTQ+ community

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1.800.273.TALK (8255)) 

National Trans Lifeline (877.565.8860) 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (“Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreak”)

Hope4NC Helpline: 855-587-3463 

Hope4Healers Helpline: 919-226-2002

Optum Hotline: 866-342-6892

NC Alcohol and Drug Council: 800-688-4232 or text 919-908-3196

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-4673

*Source is available in English and in Spanish

Updated Nov. 13th, 2020

Kit de herramientas #LiberenATodxs creado por la red Detention Watch Network para exigir la liberación de todas las personas bajo custodia de ICE y un cese a todos los operativos migratorios y de deportación. 

*Tell Governor Cooper & Speaker Moore: Protect NC workers & communities from COVID-19! Sign here: https://survivalandbeyond.info/platform/

*Fill out the Census Online

Sign up to help deliver food and supplies 

Wake County COVID: Ways to Help

Take a Free Bystander Intervention to Stop Anti-Asian/American and Xenophobic Harassment

Other Sources:

You can find a list of Durham-specific resources here

You can find a list of Wake County-specific resources here.

*Source is available in English and in Spanish

Updated August 7th, 2020

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