Supporting Vulnerable Communities During COVID-19
Abuse & Neglect
- If you are worried about the health or safety of a child, call the local CPS hotline for the county where the child lives.
- You can call or text the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline 24/7 at 1-800-4-A-CHILD to speak with a professional crisis counselor who can provide assistance in over 170 languages.
- You may also be able to help children and youth who have been abused or neglected by stepping up to serve as a foster caregiver. Please contact your local county’s Social Service or Human Service department, or call the toll-free line at 1-800-KIDS-4-US.
- Futures Without Violence - Information on COVID-19 for Survivors, Communities, and DV/SA Programs
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) - Intimate Partner Violence and Child Abuse Considerations During COVID-19
- ACEs Connection – COVID-19, Violence & the Neet to Act With Urgency
- Prevent Connect - Preventing violence in our homes: Meeting this moment with connection, care, and justice
Homeless & Foster Youth
- EdSource – Schools must provide a learning home for students experiencing homelessness: Five ways schools can prioritize the academic success and well-being of students.
- National Network for Youth – COVID-19 Resources for Youth Homelessness Providers
- School House Connection - COVID-19 and Homelessness: Strategies for Schools, Early Learning Programs, and Higher Education Institutions
- Together We Rise – Responding to the Coronavirus: The latest resources, guidance, and insights to protect foster youth and their families
- Teaching Tolerance & The Trevor Project – How to Support LGBTQ Students Right Now
- Trevor Project: Call 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678 for 24/7 information and suicide prevention resources for LGBTQ youth.
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline: Call 1-800-273-8255 from 1pm – 9pm for support, information or help finding resources.
- Victims of Crime Resource Center: Call or text 1-800-842-8467 or chat online for information about LGTBQ rights, legal protections, and local resources.
- American Youth Policy Forum - The Impact of COVID-19 Through the Lens of Foster Youth and Justice-Involved Youth (July 21, 2020)
- EdSurge – Incarcerated Students Are Used to Distance Learning. The Pandemic Still Disrupts Their Education
- Campaign for Youth Justice -Youth Justice Community calls for Swift Action to Remove Youth from Secure Custody during the COVID-19 Pandemic
- The Sentencing Project – Daily Update of COVID-19 Diagnoses in Juvenile Facilities
- Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) - COVID-19 Response Must Include Youth and Adults Impacted by the Criminal Justice System
- The National Juvenile Justice Network - Resources Compiled Regarding COVID-19 and Vulnerable Populations
- The National Commission on Correctional Health Care & Harvard University - Study of COVID-19 in Correctional Facilities