COVID-19 Resources for Service Providers 

In result of Oregon declaring a State of Emergency due to the COVOID-19 in Oregon, there has been a widespread concern across our communities. If you have specific questions about shelter support and direct service support in light of the virus, please do not hesitate to contact us. As we learn more information about the impact of Coronavirus in our state, we will provide as many resources as we can.

This is a resource page for direct service providers and systems advocacy workers in response to COVID-19. It will be updated regularly.
If you are in need of services, visit our Find Help Page

OCADSV COVID-19 UPDATES:

Important websites to monitor and bookmark:

Systems Support

  • Frequently Asked Questions Involving Courts and COVID-19 (WomensLaw.org)

 

Foundations of Advocacy Training Manual

Safety Plan for Survivors

Alternate Service Delivery

Outreach Guidance

DIY Face Masks

Doing the work

Victim Rights Law Center Webinars/Calls

Privacy and Working Remotely: General Considerations for the OVW Grantee

April 6 at 10:00a.m. PT / 1:00p.m. ET – Register here!

April 7 at 10:00a.m. PT / 1:00p.m. ET – Register here!

April 9 at 9:00a.m. PT / Noon ET – Register here!

 

Releases of Information (ROIs) and Working Remotely for OVW Grantees

April 13 at 9:00a.m. PT / Noon ET – Register here!

April 14 at 10:00a.m. PT / 1:00p.m. ET – Register here!

April 16 at 10:00a.m. PT / 1:00p.m. ET – Register here!

 

 

NNEDV Webinars

 

COMPLETED: March 25

Coronavirus and women’s shelters: Planning, preparation and response to the COVID-19 pandemic
 

COMPLETED: Wednesday April 1 

Report on Coronavirus Webinar 2: Policy perspectives on protection of victims of domestic violence

 

Wednesday, April 8 at 9am ET Washington, DC (8pm in Taiwan, 10pm Australia, etc)

Speakers from Australia, Estonia, Nepal, the Netherlands, USA

Using technology to support victims during a public health crisis

 

Wednesday, April 15 at 6pm ET Washington DC / Thursday April 16 at 6am Taiwan, 8am Australia

Using technology to support victims during a public health crisis

 

Wed April 22 at 9am Edmonton, Canada / 11am ET Washington DC / 11pm Taiwan,

Serving survivors with COVID-19 — Sharing success stories and challenges from around the world

 

 Wed May 6 at am ET Washington, DC (8pm in Taiwan, 10pm Australia, etc)

Fundraising to keep shelter services going during a public health crisis

 

NEWEST GRANT ADDITIONS WILL BE POSTED AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE

 

 

All State Foundation. Small grants ($4,500) will be awarded to U.S. nonprofit organizations providing services to survivors of domestic violence that have been impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This opportunity is open to local, nonprofit domestic violence organizations based in the United States (including all states, territories, and tribal lands).

 

Family Violence Prevention and Services Discretionary Grants: Specialized Services for Abused Parents and Their Children (Demonstration Projects)

 

Lifeline Program: phone bill assitance for low-income communities

 

Restaurant workers relief fund

 

OVC FY 2020 Emergency and Transitional Pet Shelter and Housing Assistance Grant Program 

 

The Healy Foundation

Beginning 3/26/20 Healy Foundation is awarding grants weekly to nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. Maximum award is $25K and 100% is unrestricted. Priority will be given to organizations working in domestic violence, human trafficking, food businesses, farms, hunger, frontline health services, and family support (housing, childcare, digital access). More info here.

 

Ford Family Foundation

FFF announced emergency funds to support rapid response efforts to alleviate the hardships on rural families and organizations. Current grantees and partners are invited to request $2K-10K to help rural organizations address immediate needs. They’ve created a streamlined process with a rapid turn-around. The deadline is March 31. Contact [email protected] with any questions and link to apply.

 

WorkSystems Layoff Aversion Fund

TriMet announced an emergency fund to help ensure nonprofits are equipped to handle the needs for services coming from the growing number of dislocated workers and struggling families. If your organization is facing the difficult decision of laying off workers as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, you may be eligible. $200K is immediately available for Washington and Multnomah County based nonprofits to avert layoffs. Visit CBO Lay-Off Aversion Fund and Application to learn more and apply.

 

Information changes daily. For more info on how local funders are responding, NAO is hosting a 3/31/20 webinar with Kendall Clawson, CEO of Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington. More info and register here.

 

NATIONAL EMERGENCY FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Dunkin’ Joy In Childhood Foundation announced emergency grants for health or hunger relief projects. Funds are to help respond to the surge of demand for essential services from people directly impacted by COVID-19. Applications are being reviewed on a rolling bases and funds will be approved pretty nimbly. Review FAQs to determine fit and apply online here.

 

UPDATE ABOUT FEDERAL STIMULUS PACKAGE AND IMPACT ON NONPROFITS

You already know by now that Congress approved a $2 trillion stimulus package (CARES Act) for coronavirus relief. Local leaders expect between $1.3 and $1.5 billion to be shared with Oregon (in addition to cash payments, unemployment assistance, and help for business). There are no federal rules, regulations, guidelines or forms yet for most of the CARES Act, and some of the programs will require states to take certain actions. New info is coming out hour by hour. NAO prepared an excellent overview of which federal programs will receive funding boosts and what’s in the bill for nonprofits in terms of loans and loan forgiveness and payroll tax credits.

 

Sen Merkley’s office indicated about 55% of the stimulus funds will go to state government, and the rest will be distributed to counties and cities. Nothing has been rolled out yet and I’ll keep monitoring where these dollars are flowing and any potential impact on nonprofits.

 

WORK SHARE OREGON

Work Share provides an alternative for employers and workers who may be facing the prospect of a lay off situation. With work Share, instead of reducing staff, an employer reduces the hours of work for a group of workers. Partial Unemployment Insurance benefits are then paid to supplement workers’ reduced wages. Your organization must apply for the program by sending a written plan to the Oregon Employment Department. Employees cannot apply for Work Share directly. To qualify, your nonprofit must have 3 or more employees with reduced work hours to participate in the program. More info here.

Tenant Rights of DV Survivors During COVID-19

NASH: DV and Housing-Related Coronavirus Resources

COVID-19 Planning and Response for Homeless Assistance Providers - Fridays at 2:30 PM EDT

Funding opportunities for Motels/ COVID Response

Moratorium of Evictions/Foreclosures

State Moratorium on Evictions:

https://www.oregon.gov/gov/Documents/executive_orders/eo_20-11.pdf

  • We are waiting to see how the Moratorium is applied but in writing it should only apply to eviction for nonpayment of rent. Eviction due to physical violence remedy should still be available for survivors.
  • Move out orders within Orders of Protection are still being enforced.

Information on Federal Foreclosure and Eviction Moratoriums

https://www.nhlp.org/wp-content/uploads/2020.03.23-Federal-Foreclosure-Eviction-Moratorium_Final.pdf

Resources:

Coping with mental illness during the pandemic

Multilingual Resources on COVID-19

Addressing a Crisis Within a Crisis: Intimate Partner Violence, HIV, and COVID-19

Self-Care Tips For Asian Americans Dealing With Racism Amid Coronavirus

Casa de Esperanza's COVID-19 Resource Library

Sign up to receive HEART's Sukoon Self-Care Manual

How to Respond to Coronavirus Racism

Impact of Latest Executive Order on Survivor-Based Forms of Immigration Benefits

National Center for Transgender Equality COVID-19 Guide

Ramadan Community Care toolkit

Guia psicológica para su afrontamiento (downloadable PDF)

Designing accessible resources for people with disabilities and Deaf people

COVID-19 Resources for Undocumented Communities

How to build a Neighborhood Pod

National Center for Trans Equality: The Coronavirus (COVID-19): What Trans People Need to Know

Coronavirus Resource Kit – collectivized compilation of resources from disabled, queer, elderly, Asian, and indigenous people and US-based mutual aid projects

COVID-19 Mutual Aid and Advocacy Resources – includes advocacy information & resources alongside links to many similar compilations of local mutual aid projects.

them.: 20 Ways To Support the Queer Community During the Coronavirus

Queer Writers of Color Relief Fund

COVID-19 Trans/Queer Relief Form

 

Black Community
Black Americans Face Alarming Rates of Coronavirus Infection in Some States
Black DC Residents Make Up Most Coronavirus Deaths Thus Far
Total Deaths in Washington, DC by Race
DC's mayor urges more coronavirus data collection in communities of color
4 reasons coronavirus is hitting black communities so hard
Coronavirus in black America: Living in the eye of a 'perfect storm'
How Is The Coronavirus Affecting Black Americans?

Asian-American Community

API Language Resource
New Site Collects Reports Of Racism Against Asian Americans Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Asian Americans describe ‘gut punch’ of racist attacks during coronavirus pandemic
As the coronavirus spreads, so does online racism targeting Asians, new research shows
UMD Researchers to study COVID-19-related discrimination against Chinese Americans
Spit On, Yelled At, Attacked: Chinese-Americans Fear for Their Safety

LGBTQ Individuals

Coronavirus pandemic a perfect storm for LGBTQ homeless youth

National Center for Transgender Equality Coronavirus Guide

 National LGBT Cancer Network Coronavirus Information

Groups say LGBTQ people more vulnerable to Coronavirus

  

Immigrants/Limited English Proficient individuals 
‘We’re Petrified’: Immigrants Afraid to Seek Medical Care for Coronavirus
Language Access Issues a Barrier During COVID-19
An immigrant community faces a ‘catastrophic’ pandemic without help
Coronavirus Patients Who Don’t Speak English Could End Up ‘Unable to Communicate in Their Last Moments of Life’

Hospitals Have Left Many COVID-19 Patients Who Don’t Speak English Alone, Confused and Without Proper Care
Equitable Access To Health Information For Non-English Speakers Amidst The Novel Coronavirus Pandemic
Tasked With Schoolwork Help, Many US Parents Lack English
Undocumented workers among those hit first — and worst — by the coronavirus shutdown
Latinx Community
New York City's Latinx Residents Hit Hardest By Coronavirus Deaths
Latinos' coronavirus deaths at meat processing plant raise alarms about worker safety
COVID-19 Latino Impact Report
Covid-19 is affecting Latinos at an alarming rate

Deaf Community

 

They are deaf and blind, and social distancing has now taken their ability to touch

 

Coronavirus poses added challenges for deaf and hard of hearing hospital patients

 Helping Deaf Children Learn in Coronavirus Isolation
Coronavirus Lockdowns Are Creating Big Challenges For Deaf Students Being Forced To Leave College
Student Designs Coronavirus Face Masks For Deaf And Hard Of Hearing People
Coping with disease and disability in the time of coronavirus

Mantenersx segurx durante COVID-19

Coronavirus and the disability community

Recursos para comunidades indocumentadas

Coping with mental illness during the pandemic

Resources serving people with cognitive/developmental disabilities

Safety Planning Tool, National Domestic Violence Hotline

Remote Supervision in Rural Dual/Multi-Service Advocacy Agencies

Remote Work During Public Health Crises

Remote Supervision

Working Remotely Sample Policies

Harvard Business Review: How to Get People to Actually Participate in Virtual Meetings

VitalSmarts: How to Manage Newly-Remote Teams

 

NOTE: Before selecting and purchasing online meeting spaces for meetings to connect with or in regards to clients, verify that this is an allowable cost under your approved budget. Also, be sure to review their policies on HIPAA compliance, as relevant. Some examples listed here:

Zoom HIPAA Compliance Guide 

HIPAA Compliant Video Conferencing

Bluejeans 

Tips for using Zoom

Update on HIPAA on Telehealth use

 

Remote Work Tools

CamScanner: free app that allows you to easily snap a photo, touch it up, and convert to PDF (and other file formats)

Snipping Tooldesktop app that allows more agility with taking + using screenshots.

 

National hotline supports remain available, including: 

The National Human Trafficking Hotline 24/7, confidential and free: 1-888-373-7888 and through text SMS: 233733 (Text “Help” or “Info”)

The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 24/7, confidential and free: 1-800-799-7233 and through chat.

The National Sexual Assault Hotline is 24/7, confidential and free: 800.656.HOPE (4673) and through chat.

The StrongHearts Native Helpline for domestic/sexual violence is available 7am-10pm CT, confidential, and specifically for Native communities: 1−844-762-8483.

The Trans LifeLine for peer support for trans folks 9am-3am CT: 1-877-565-8860

Futures Without Violence-Information on COVID-19 for Survivors, Communities, and DV/SA Programs

OVC TTAC Victim Assistance Trainings (VAT) Online

NOTE: This resource page is compiled and disseminated as a benefit to our Coalition member programs, community partners, and supporters. Inclusion of third-party content is for informational purposes only, and does not constitute full endorsement of said content or its creators by the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.