Resources for Responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

3/22/21 UPDATE: New funding is available now through September 30, 2021 for survivors of crime during COVID-19. ICADV has secured funding to assist families experiencing interpersonal violence in securing safety, fostering stability, and gaining independence. Click here to learn more and apply.

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:

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

How to claim your economic impact payment (EIP) as a credit or refund on your 2020 federal tax return

In early 2020, individuals and their dependents who have Social Security Numbers and who meet income requirements were eligible to receive up to $1,200 for themselves and $500 for each qualifying child. In January 2021, these persons were eligible to receive an additional $600 payment for themselves and $600 for each qualifying child. If you did not receive all of the payments you think you were eligible to receive, you may claim them on a 2020 federal income tax return (Form 1040) as the Rebate Recovery Credit.

Click here for the fact sheet on Stimulus Payment Relief in English

Click here for the fact sheet on Stimulus Payment Relief in Spanish

Understanding the Eviction Moratorium Extension

“Eviction” means any action by a landlord, owner of a residential property, or other person with a legal right to pursue eviction or a possessory action, to remove or cause the removal of a covered person from a residential property. State and local laws with respect to tenant landlord relations vary, as do the eviction processes used to implement those laws. The judicial process will be carried out according to state and local laws and rules. Eviction does not include foreclosure on a home mortgage.

As indicated in the Order, courts should take into account the Order’s instruction not to evict a covered person from rental properties where the Order applies. The Order temporarily halts residential evictions of covered persons for nonpayment of rent during September 4, 2020, through January 31, 2021.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for the Eviction Protection Declaration to see if you qualify (English)

Click here for the Eviction Protection Declaration to see if you qualify (Spanish)

New funding is available for survivors of crime during COVID-19

The Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Inc. (ICADV) has secured funding to assist families experiencing interpersonal violence in securing safety, fostering stability, and gaining independence. Families experiencing domestic or sexual violence, stalking, human trafficking, child abuse, etc. will be prioritized for funding.

Interpersonal violence has increased significantly since the start of the Pandemic. This increase is directly attributed to isolation from support systems, economic stressors, increased alcohol consumption, access to firearms, and limited ability to services.

There’s help for survivors needing to escape, recover, and heal from violence.

Emergency funding is available to assist with emergency hotel accommodations, housing application fees, security deposits, first and last month’s rent, utilities, and transportation. Funding will be available until it is depleted.

To be eligible, survivors must be working with an ICADV member program or a program whose primary role is serving survivors of crime.

Click here for the ICADV Economic Justice application (English).

Click here for the ICADV Economic Justice application (Spanish).

Click here for the Hotel and Transportation application.

 This webinar provides useful information for those interested in learning more.

For more information, please call 317-917-3685 or email


This initiative is supported by VOCA Grant No 2018-V2-GX-0031 awarded by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute with funds originating from the Office on Victims of Crime.

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

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.

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.

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. 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. 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 for 24/7 chat or text LOVEIS to 22522. 

Safety Planning with Children from

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:

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