Resources in the time of Covid 19

Helpful resources on Corona Virus, pic of a person washing hands

Alongside some Kind Hearted global citizens, we decided to create a list of some important resources people might need in an emergency situation such as this. It will be updated daily. We are hoping to share these resources with everyone and crowdsource more of these details. If you have access to any information about resources of this kind, please comment the details below or email social@tickle.life to add to this page.

It is in times like this that our humanity is tested, we must gather our resources to fight this battle. We hope you feel the same, and aid us in this endeavour.

Global

Hygiene/Best Practices

A guide on How to Properly Wash Your Hands by CNA Classes Near Me

Remote Working Opportunities

Remote Jobs From 100+ Companies Hiring Remotely

Click here for list


Crisis Lines

LGBTQIA+ crisis line

Trevor Project: (866) 488-7386
https://www.thetrevorproject.org

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services)

Counseling services in 100 languages available. The Disaster Distress Helpline also answers calls and texts related to infectious disease outbreaks, such as the Ebola outbreak, incidents of community unrest, and other traumatic events.

Hotline: 1-(800)985-5990
https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline


Public Health and Safety

U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  1. FAQ: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html
  2. Water: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/water.html
  3. Patients with Pets: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/interim-guidance-managing-people-in-home-care-and-isolation-who-have-pets.html

Pregnancy and Nursing

CDC Pregnancy & Breastfeeding with Covid-19:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/pregnancy-breastfeeding.html

La Leche League International: https://www.llli.org/coronavirus/

Motherly: https://www.mother.ly/news/coronavirus-pregnancy-breastfeeding-effects


Mutual Aid Organizing

Big Door Brigade: http://bigdoorbrigade.com (Covid-19 Mutual Aid Resources)

Mutual Aid Disaster Relief: https://mutualaiddisasterrelief.org (Covid-19)

It’s Going Down:https://itsgoingdown.org (Covid-19 Mutual Aid)

Mutual Aid “How To’s”:
1. How to Replicate
2. Community/Family Invitation to Form Mutual Aid Group


Manage your Finances

Resources to help you manage your business and finances in times of crisis:


At-home workouts

Go follow CrossFit Hoboken on Instagram and check out their posts.


Daily Learning Activities by Scholastic 

Scholastic is offering daily learning activities for students based on grade. Follow this link for the program resource:


United States

Postpartum Support 

Group with mental health expert on Wednesdays. 

  • Click here for times https://www.postpartum.net/get-help/chat-with-an-expert/#Schedule
  • Dial In Number: 1-800-944-8766
  • Code: 73162

Houston – Testing / Healthcare

It is open for people above the age of 65+ who are experiencing symptoms like cough, difficulty breathing, & fever.

Call 832-393-4220 from 9am-3 pm to be screened


Sexual Health Recommendations

New York City Health Dept. guidelines – Sex and Coronavirus Disease 2019


AA Meetings

Virtual Video/Audio Meetings

Telephone

  • Open 24×7 Conference Call Bridge for AA members to call in to anytime and chat with others 
  • Tel: 1-224-501-3412 
  • Meeting Id: 445-854-373

NA Meetings

Virtual Video/Audio Meetings:

For more NA group times & days:


Suicide Prevention Hotline


Social Services in your area

Text your ZIP Code to 898211


Food Pantries & Soup Kitchens

NYC
NJ

https://cfbnj.org

Unemployment Benefits

▪️ If you are unemployed because your industry had to cease services due to COVID-19 apply for unemployment here.

The Legal Aid Society’s Employment Law Unit assists workers on cases pertaining to wage theft, workplace discrimination, family and medical leave, labor trafficking, and unemployment insurance.

  • For assistance with any of the issues outlined above please call:  
  • 1-888-663-6880 (Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST)
  • Further information on Unemployment Insurance can be found here.

Free Internet for Families w/ students 

  • Low income families with students K-12 and/or college students who do not have Spectrum already, can receive 60 days free of free internet access by calling: 1-844-488-8395.
  • Installation fees will also be waived for new student households.

Emergency Relief Grant

Hospitality

For bartender/hospitality workers who are currently experiencing unemployment and financial difficulty, USBG is offering an emergency relief grant. The application can be found here.

NYC Restaurants

Rethink will select up to 30 restaurants for the program, and give those selected up to $40,000 to stay up and running. The application can be found here.

NYC Small Businesses 4 Employees or Less

Employee Retention Grant Program to help retain employees as businesses face decreased revenue. This program is available to New York City businesses with one to four employees that can demonstrate at least a 25% decrease in revenue as a result of COVID-19. The application can be found here.

Freelancers

Freelancers affected by COVID restrictions- distribution of wealth

Fill out the form for assistance


Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence

Any victims and survivors of domestic violence in need of support:

  • Online help thehotline.org
  • Telephone: 1-800-799-7233
  • Text LOVEIS to 22522

Hungry Students (NYC)

New York City students are able to visit NYC Public School Locations for grab ‘n go meals (breakfast & lunch) from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The school does not have to be the one the child attends. Input your address to find the nearest school to you:


Meal Assistance Grant for students/families

Global Empowerment Mission is distributing #BStrong cash cards for parents who cannot afford to buy their children meals while schools are closed. Fill out form for assistance.


Senior Shopping Hour (Stop&Shop)

For seniors, Stop & Shop has scheduled 6am-7:30am daily as “Senior Hour”, allowing senior citizens to shop with minimal exposure to other people who may be carriers of COVID-19. Find your nearest Stop&Shop here.


Shopping Hour (Target)

For seniors and individuals with underlying health concerns. Target has scheduled their first hour of shopping every Wednesday to minimize exposure of COVID-19 to these vulnerable people. Find your nearest target.


Transgender Lifeline 

Houston #coronavirus testing info: It is open but only for people 65+ with cough, difficulty breathing & fever. Call
@HoustonHealth
#COVID19 832-393-4220 from 9am-3 pm to be screened. #hounews #coronavirus


Australia

Government Resources

Official resources by the Department of Health, Australian Government on Coronavirus (COVID-19). This is the health departments’ website that has all new updates, a full collection of resources and information (its’ essential the hub on all information)

Also, attached are some important resources/information that are available in different languages, so that it’s accessible to people whose first language is not English.

Mental Health

From VicHealth, on how to take take of your mental health during this pandemic.

Read here


Credits

Thank you so much to the wonderful people who have helped us build this list.

Key mentions:

  1. Angelica Barrios (Twitter: @DeLosBarrios_)
  2. Amy March (Twitter: @AmyMarshSexDr)
  3. Joanna Anagnostou (Twitter: @joanagnostou)

Please share other resources you think are relevant, and we’ll add them to this list. You can either email them to us at social@tickle.life or just let us know in the comments below.

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