Public Health Resources

COVID-19 Resources

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 Department of Health (IDOH) here

Find a COVID-19 vaccination site near you.

 

Access the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID Data Tracker and view COVID data for your community here.

Access a comprehensive, statewide directory of free or reduced-cost services like medical care, food, job training, and more here:https://www.findhelp.org/

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

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

  • ICADV 24/7 emergency statewide hotline at 1.800.332. 7385. Find your local program and their crisis line here.
    • If you’re unable to speak safely, visit thehotline.org for 24/7 chat or text LOVEIS to 22522. 
  • Indiana Department of Health Statewide Coronavirus Call Center: General questions from the public or healthcare provider inquiries about COVID-19 may be directed to the toll-free number: 877-826-0011 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday for public and healthcare providers).
  • Find your county health department’s contact info here
  • Indiana Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 1-800-800-5556
    • If all lines are busy, please call 1-833-800-5556.
  • Indiana Department of Workforce Development (For unemployment insurance questions & resources): 1-800-891-6499
  • ASL COVID-19 Hotline: via ASL Now or VP (833) 682-7630
  • The Critical Industries Hotline: available to answer business and industry questions only:  877-820-0890
  • Stop Hate hotline: assistance with legal and social services is available at 1-844-NO-HATE

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

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

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 economicjustice@icadvinc.org.

 

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.

Work From Home-Friendly Training & Professional Development Resources

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

General Resources:

From Family and Social Services Administration: 

Financial Assistance and Relief:

Immigration information:

For Children & Caretakers:

Work & Unemployment Resources

Food Assistance

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence and needs assistance finding safe and affordable housing click here.

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

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:

EMAIL ABOUT LEGAL HELPLINE 

 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.

List of self-care ideas

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

Additional Resources

Monkeypox Resources

 

Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. Monkeypox virus is part of the same family of viruses as variola virus, the virus that causes smallpox. Monkeypox symptoms are similar to smallpox symptoms, but milder, and monkeypox is rarely fatal. Monkeypox is not related to chickenpox. There is still a lot to learn about monkeypox and information will be updated as it becomes available.

Visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website to learn more about monkeypox.

The CDC recommends vaccination for people who have been exposed to monkeypox and people who may be more likely to get monkeypox. Click here to locate monkeypox vaccine clinics.

The Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) launched a data dashboard showing the prevalence of monkeypox cases in the state. To access this dashboard click here.

Information and Factsheets
Monkeypox Information for Homeless Service Providers
Monkeypox and People Experiencing Homelessness
TPHD Monkeypox Safer Sex
Social Gatherings, Safer Sex, and Monkeypox
Monkeypox – Get the Facts
Considersations for Reducing Monkeypox Transmission in Congregate Living Settings (CDC)
HUD Webinar on MPVX 06.24.2022
MPX Preparedness Considerations for Homeless Shelters
Commonly Asked Questions about MPX
Working with Local Partners to Prevent and Respond to MPX Transmission
MPX Info You Should Know Flyer
Protecting Yourself and Others from MPX Flyer
What to Do if There is a MPX Case in Shelter Flyer
Fillable Flyer for Outreach – What You Need to Know About MPX

Reproductive Health Resources

On September 22, 2022, Monroe County Special Judge Kelly Hanlon, a Republican judge from Owen County, Indiana, granted a request made by the ACLU and Planned Parenthood et al (among others) to enjoin the enforcement of the one week old abortion ban in Indiana. This injunction will prevent the ban from being enforced until  the full case is heard. In making this ruling, Judge Hanlon expressed concerns about the sweeping nature of the abortion ban, its scope and unintended consequences, and its affect on privacy rights in Indiana.

The judge wrote “there is reasonable likelihood that this significant restriction of personal autonomy offends the liberty guarantees of the Indiana Constitution” and that the clinics will prevail in the lawsuit.

The current law now defaults to the law before the ban went into effect.

The judge’s opinion can be found here. Watch for more details as they occur.

Indiana’s Abortion Law Effective September 15, 2022

Indiana’s law prohibiting abortion in most cases took effect on September 15, 2022. ICADV remains deeply troubled by the impacts that this law will have on survivors of domestic violence, and particularly on the disproportionate impact the law will have on survivors of color. Going forward, we will continue to advocate for women’s rights to make decisions about their own bodies and health. In the meantime we want to provide clear information about the law, and resources for abortion care. Information will continue to be updated as it becomes available.

We know that the restrictions, prohibitions, and timelines in the new law are confusing. Here is an overview of the legal changes enacted:

  • Starting September 15, 2022, Indiana law bans all abortions with the following exceptions:
    • In cases of rape or incest if performed before the 10th weeks of pregnancy. “Rape and incest” is defined under IC 16-18-2-306.7 and is available here. It is also important to know that while the medical provider must certify the abortion met the exceptions stated, criminal prosecution and or law enforcement involvement is not mandatory.
    • In cases when the abortion is necessary to prevent any serious health risk to the pregnant woman or to save the pregnant woman’s life, if performed before the 20th week of pregnancy.
    • In cases where the fetus has been diagnosed with a “lethal anomaly”, if performed before the 20th week of pregnancy.
  • Abortions can only be performed in hospitals or outpatient centers owned by hospitals; abortion clinics are no longer licensed.
  • Doctors who perform abortions in violation of the above will lose their licensure and could face criminal penalties.
  • “Plan B” or the “morning after pill” or any form of emergency contraception is not included in these restrictions as they are not considered “abortifacients”

For a deeper discussion of the law, we recommend this webinar conducted by the Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking.

Abortion and reproductive healthcare providers and resources

Abortion service locators:

Where Can I Get an Abortion? | U.S. Abortion Clinic Locator (abortionfinder.org) https://www.ineedana.com/

Financial resources to support reproductive healthcare for domestic violence survivors:

https://alloptionsprc.org/hoosier-abortion-fund/
Support survivors in covering the costs to access safe abortions – FreeFrom

Low/no cost birth control resource:
Home – PATH4YOU

Font Resize
Contrast