CASA DC's COVID-19 Resource Bank

  • Crisis Text Line (Text HELLO to 741741)

    • The Crisis Text hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the U.S. The Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, connecting them with a crisis counselor who can provide support and information.

  • Disaster Distress Helpline: 1.800.985.5990

    • SMS: 66746 (Text TalkWithUs)

    • The disaster distress helpline provides immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. The helpline is free, multilingual, confidential, and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

  • Aunt Bertha: Search for free or reduced-cost services for your area such as medical care, legal services, education, housing, home goods, transit, food, and job training.

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.8255 or chat with a specialist

  • Families in need of shelter: call 311 or 202.399.7093

  • Child abuse and neglect hotline: 202.671.SAFE

  • D.C. Mutual Aid Network hotline: 202.630.0336

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1.800.799.7233 and TTY- 1.800.787.3224

  • EveryMind: The Maryland-based organization has a list of resources for coping with COVID-19 anxiety in healthy ways, as well as a hotline to connect with specialists in the area: 301.738.2255

  • DC SAFE: The 24/7 crisis-intervention agency for domestic violence in D.C. The agency provides support to victims and survivors, and is prepared for an uptick in abusive situations—its advocates are working remotely and are available 24/7. If you have an immediate need please call the City’s Victim Assistance line at 1.844.4HELPDC, 911 or 311

  • DC OAG’s Office: The Office of the Attorney General has set up a hotline (1.888.373.7888) for people to report violations of and incidents of: 

    • Worker’s rights protections 

    • Tenant protections 

    • Price gouging 

    • Consumer protections 

 

Learning:

 

 

Fitness/Outdoors:

  • Free digital yoga classes

  • Fitness studios are streaming workout classes

  • Classpass has posted free workout videos online--you can do HIIT, yoga, pilates, kickboxing, dance, strength training, and more! 

  • Download the 24 Hour Fitness app 24GO for 1,500 free virtual workouts. It's basically like having a personal trainer on your phone. The platform includes personalized fitness plans, workout scheduling, progress, goal tracking, and more

  • Planet Fitness is providing daily free at-home workouts and posting them on their Facebook page

  • Rumble announced plans for a series of online sessions accessible on your phone while its locations remain closed. The HIIT-style studio is hosting equipment-free cardio and bodyweight workouts via IGTV on its official account, @doyourumble.

  • Subscribe to “MadFit” on Youtube and try out these at-home workouts! 

 

 

Entertainment:

  • Refurbished computers 

  • Comcast is offering two months of free wifi, and Xfinity is offering free wifi hotspots for 60 days

  • Free Spectrum broadband and wifi for 60 days for households with K-12/college students

  • 10 free movie streaming services

  • Quarantine movie club- A mailing list that sends out daily movie recommendations and how to stream them

  • Watching Youtube videos together. You can share your screen using Google Hangouts or Zoom 

  • Set up a Kahoot game 

    • you can set up a fun game, or tie in things they're working on for school 

  • Uno online! 

  • Watch party with movies 

    • You can do this either by sharing your screen and watching a movie together, or check out Netflix Party if your youth has Netflix

  • Zoom games using the whiteboard feature (tic tac toe, Pictionary, etc.) 

  • Download game apps with private lobby features so you can invite the youth to play. Some games you could check out include: Clue, Houseparty, The Game of Life, Draw N Guess Multiplayer, Words with Friends, etc. 

  • Play Cards Against Humanity Online!

 

 

Food/Cooking:

  • Free food resources in the community for youth, families, and the elderly

 

 

Health:

  • Podcast on managing the stress and uncertainty of Corona

  • CVS is offering free prescription deliveries

  • For general guidance, the National Institute of Mental Health and other leading mental health experts are offering free advice online on staying calm during this crisis. Plus, here a few helpful reminders from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention:

    • Separate what is in your control from what is not.

    • Do what helps you feel a sense of safety. 

    • Get outside in nature–even if you are avoiding crowds. 

    • Challenge yourself to stay in the present. 

    • Stay connected and reach out if you need more support.

 

 

Family/Childcare:

 

 

Legal Aid:

 

Whistleblowers Protection Program: you have the right to report if your workplace is unsafe during COVID-19

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