Take Action Challenge Resources

Mental Health Take Action Resources

Volunteer – Mental Health
Share – Mental Health

Unemployment Take Action Resources

Volunteer – Unemployment

Offer to review resumes or make introductions to your immediate network on LinkedIn. Example below

If you’ve recently been laid off, and we’ve worked together in the past, please get in touch and let me know how I can help you. Can I write a LinkedIn recommendation for you? Can I help you review your resume? Do you want me to send someone an email to put in a good word?

Please let me know if there’s anything I can do.

Unemployment affects people in many ways – food security, housing, healthcare, and more. We’ve selected the following organizations which support those facing unemployment challenge in various ways. 

  • Mercy Housing – Support a relief fund focused on the 43,000 low-income residents that call Mercy Housing home, losing jobs due to COVID-19.
  • Feeding America – Support the largest network of food banks in America as they coordinate responses to people in need.
  • Center for Disaster Philanthropy – Support the relief fund by the Center for Disaster Philanthropy focused on preparedness, containment efforts, response and recovery activities for those affected by COVID-19 and for the responders.
Share – Unemployment

We put together a page full of resources for those dealing with unemployment. Feel free to share with your network!

For anyone struggling with unemployment or job insecurity, check out the resources put together at https://peoplevspandemics.com/employment-resources/.

Domestic Abuse Take Action Resources

Share Information – Domestic Abuse

Offer to review resumes or make introductions to your immediate network on LinkedIn. Example below

  • Break the Cycle – Learn and share about how young people and families can build healthy relationships without abuse. 
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline – Share their number and website with your community. Trained counselors are also available by phone 24 hours a day at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) and by chat at www.thehotline.org.
  • VAWnet Project – Use one of the curricula, online learning modules, recorded webinars and web conferences, videos, podcasts, and other tools that can help to enhance understanding of and capacity to prevent and address gender based violence. (Estimated time varies).  

Domestic abuse affects people from all walks of life.  We’ve selected the following organizations which support at risk of abuse. 

  • Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services – This group empowers Deaf and DeafBlind survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and harassment to transform their lives, while striving to change the beliefs and behaviors that foster and perpetuate violence. 
  • Women Against Abuse – Donate essential clothing to survivors of abuse by shopping directly on Women Against Abuse’s Amazon wish list or by donating directly to their site. 
  • National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center – Support this organization as they work to end violence against Native women and restore sovereignty for tribes to hold perpetrators accountable. 
Volunteer – Domestic Abuse
  • Woman Kind –  Become a Woman Kind volunteer. (Estimated time varies based on volunteer opportunity). 
  • Crisis Text Line – We may have already featured them, but they are doing some really good work! (Training is 30+ hours).  

Healthcare Workers Take Action Resources

Volunteer – Healthcare Workers
  • Sew cloth masks – Have a sewing machine at home? You can give back by making and donating cloth masks to local medical communities in need. You can also make fabric masks for non-COVID-19 patients, as they are helpful in other areas of patient care. (Estimated time varies.)
  • MedSupplyDrive – donate medical supplies and protective gear to hospitals in your area. You can also sign up to be a MedSupplyDrive Volunteer here and help identify any research labs, universities, dentists offices, and other businesses that may have extra material in your area. 
  • Health Hero Hotline – Leave a message of gratitude, support, and love for our medical heroes by calling 1-877-226-HERO (1-877-226-4376) and listen to messages on their website. 
  • Virufy Team (looking for volunteer positions) – Support healthcare workers by helping build out an early COVID detection tool to decrease the number of cases within a hospital

 We’ve selected the following organizations which are working to support those on the front lines. 

  • COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund – Donate to support a join effort by the WHO, UN Foundation, and the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation for diagnostic testing, treatment, and vaccine research and distribution of medical supplies. 
  • Direct Relief: This humanitarian aid organization is providing protective equipment for health workers in the US and China, and is working with regional response agencies in the Caribbean, Central and South America. 
  • Gary Sinise Foundation: Providing grants to first responders in need of personal protective equipment and giving financial assistance to service members, veterans, first responders and their families who have been impacted by the coronavirus.
  • La Jolla Institute for Immunology: Scientists in their network of laboratories are already reporting progress in mapping Covid-19 and are continuing their research to develop new therapies and potential vaccines.
  • Cleveland Clinic: The nationally renowned clinic is conducting research on Covid-19 to identify better testing, patient treatment and care and possible vaccines.

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