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Resources for Responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues in the United States, many people will encounter some level of disruption to their daily activities.

For the health and safety of  ICADV staff, training participants, our member and partner organizations, and the general public, all in-person meetings and events held at our offices through April 30 will be re-scheduled or moved to online-only.  We will keep you updated as the situation changes.

In addition, Night at the Races has been postponed to October 10, and the Race Away From Domestic Violence has been postponed to August 8.

Click here to sign up for email updates from ICADV. We will send periodic updates on the status of our events and provide additional resources. You may also email us if you are unsure about the status of a training or meeting for which you are registered.

In addition, please let us know if you are a service provider whose service delivery and/or hours of operation has changed during this time. We will update our online directories accordingly.

Sign up for COVID-19 updates from the Indiana State Department of Health here

For the elderly, those with pre-existing conditions or other health challenges, and other higher-risk individuals, the spread of the virus may also bring anxiety. And for individuals experiencing domestic violence, this public health situation can expose additional dangers.

During this time of uncertainty, we have compiled the following resources. Click the link titles below to be directed to the appropriate page.

** This page was last updated on March 27, 2020. We will continue to update this page as new information and resources become available. **

General Resources:

Financial Assistance and Relief:

Immigration information:

Childcare Information:

Work & Unemployment Resources

Food Assistance

Information for people who have open immigration cases or immigration court dates

Work From Home-Friendly Training & Professional Development Resources

As many in-person domestic violence support groups are being cancelled, online support groups are still available. Many links for these can be found here. https://www.domesticshelters.org/resources/online-forums-and-chats

Hot Peach Pages lists a directory of every country’s domestic violence program in 110 languages. Many of these programs are still providing essential services to providers during the pandemic. https://www.hotpeachpages.net/a/countries.html

The SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline is available 24/7 for individuals in need of crisis counseling due to the impacts of natural or human-made disasters. https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline or 1-800-985-5990.

The Crisis Text Line is a confidential 24/7 helpline for individuals in crisis – which can be especially helpful for individuals facing abuse or toxicity at home during self-isolation. https://www.crisistextline.org/ Text HOME to 741741. Counselors are ready and available during this time, also, to specifically discuss emotional safety planning strategies around COVID-19.

If you need support during this time, please call the ICADV emergency statewide hotline at 1.800.332. 7385.

If you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto thehotline.org for 24/7 chat or text LOVEIS to 22522. 

The COVID-19 outbreak is developing faster than information can be spread to the public. It is a natural response to want to find whatever information is available as a means of coping with the uncertainty. Unfortunately, bad actors understand this impulse and are actively exploiting our desire for the latest information on COVID-19.

Malware intelligence researchers have discovered several malicious websites that purported to have an up-to-date map of worldwide COVID-19 cases. Visiting the website could allow hackers to place malicious software on your computer that can be used to steal your passwords, bank information, and other sensitive information.

This is a good time to remind yourself of good cyber-security practices. Avoid unknown or suspicious websites. Verify links in email or elsewhere before clicking on them. Always hover over links to find where they go before clicking and make sure you have taken steps to secure your personal computer and home network against cyber threats.  Avoid using public/open wifi where possible to reduce information theft.

List of self-care ideas

Virtual tours (museums, opera streaming, zoos, Disney land virtual rides)

Additional Resources

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