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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.

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.

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

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

Access a comprehensive, statewide directory of free or reduced-cost services like medical care, food, job training, and more here: go.auntbertha.com/indiana

** This page was last updated on October 12, 2020. We will continue to update this page as new information and resources become available. **

General Resources:

Voting Information: 

From Family and Social Services Administration: 

Financial Assistance and Relief:

Immigration information:

For Children & Caretakers:

Work & Unemployment Resources

Food Assistance

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

Supreme Court order allows law school graduates to be graduate legal interns

In an order just issued, the Supreme Court orders that any graduate of an ABA accredited law school who graduated after November 2019, and has not sat for a bar examination in Indiana or any other jurisdiction prior to February 2021, may serve as a graduate legal intern under Admission and Discipline Rule 2.1, Section 1(b) until February 28, 2021.

This order notes the uncertainty of whether the State Board of Law Examiners will be able to administer the Indiana bar examination in July 2020 as scheduled or at any later date in calendar year 2020. The Court will announce its plan for administering the bar exam by May 8, 2020. The National Conference of Bar Examiners will announce its plan for the multistate portions of the bar examination on or about May 5, 2020. Read the Executive Order Here

Work From Home-Friendly Training & Professional Development Resources

ICADV Member Programs: Visit the members-only page for more 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. 

Safety Planning with Children from WomensLaw.org

Safety Planning with Children from the National Domestic Violence Hotline

Fear and anxiety about a disease can lead to stigma and discrimination. For example, people may associate a disease, such as COVID-19, with a population or nationality, even though not everyone in that population or from that region is specifically at risk for the disease. Unfortunately, ignorance and misinformation about COVID-19 has led to racist and xenophobic attacks against Asian Americans and anyone in the U.S. who looks Asian.

Discrimination should never be acceptable anywhere. We encourage our communities to learn about ways to respond:

CDC – Reducing COVID-19-Related Stigma

Teaching Tolerance – How to Respond to Coronavirus Racism

Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights – Assistance with legal and social services is available through the Stop Hate hotline (1-844-NO-HATE), which is accessible in a number of languages.

Stand Against Hate: Resource to Document and Report Hate

Asian Americans Advancing Justice: Coronavirus / COVID-19 Resources to Stand Against Racism

Asian Pacific Community Funds

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

The Center for WorkLife Law is offering free tools for workers who need leave because of the coronavirus. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act provided paid leave for workers who need it for certain caregiving and health reasons. We’re offering a guide for each of the newly-covered reasons.  The guides include information about legal rights and new fillable forms that ask for all the information required by law for an employer to grant a leave request. Workers who want to request leave can simply complete the form and give it to their employer. Currently available:


 The Center for WorkLife Law is offering a free legal helpline for workers nationwide who have questions about their workplace rights related to coronavirus. Helpline callers can connect with attorneys to receive information about how to protect their incomes, health benefits, and jobs while taking care of their families and their health during the COVID-19 crisis. 

Examples of workers who can receive help:

  • Working parents and other caregivers who need time off work to care for children, elderly, or disabled family members due to school or care closures
  • Pregnant employees seeking job changes or leave to avoid COVID-19 exposure
  • Employees navigating income replacement and paid leave options when they are off work under a quarantine/isolation order
  • Parents or other caregivers fired, furloughed, or otherwise penalized because of their COVID-19-related caregiving needs

To reach the helpline call: 415-851-3308 or e-mail: COVID19Helpline@worklifelaw.org.

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