COVID-19 Resources

(Updated 6/29/20)

To the left you will find links to resources on a number of subjects to help you, your staff, and your clients deal with Covid-19. The National Capacity Building Project (NCB) is planning to organize technical support activities and resources to SOT programs as you continue to adapt your services within your respective programs and locations.  We are updating these pages with informaion on a daily basis. If you would like to share information with us to post, please email Ann Lundberg, NCB Logistics and Communications Coordinator, at We are also using our listserv to share information daily. To request membership to our list, click here.

Below are links to various Covid-19 resources. For more specific categories, please see the links to the pages on the left hand side of this page.

Free Harvard Book for Coping with Current Crisis (Posted 4/28/2020)

Healing Invisible Wounds: Paths to Hope and Recovery in a Violent World.  By Richard F. Mollica, MD, MAR

Dr. Richard Mollica has spent more than thirty years helping victims of trauma. This Covid-19 pandemic is upon us. Vanderbilt press has released this book to serve the general public. Dr. Mollica draws from hundreds of inter­views, years of research, and his counseling experience to show us a new way of helping people overcome their pain. The key to this? People have an inherent ability to heal from this crisis. And the lessons we can learn from the survivors of such trials and extreme situations can even teach us how to cope better with everyday life.

The Most Reverend Desmond M. Tutu says about this book "This stories recounted bear eloquent and often moving testimony to the resilience of human beings in the face of awful traumatic experiences and their remarkable capacity to heal themselves".

HIAS Know Your Rights Documents in Seven Languages

HIAS has shared Know Your Rights documents that they have prepared in EnglishSpanishFarsiArabicFrenchRussian, and Swahili. These documents include information on housing, employment, employment rules if you get sick, unemployment insurance, healthcare, safety, econonomic impact payments/stimulus, travel loans, and immigration/asylum. 

COVID-19 Community Vulnerability Index by The Surgo Fundation

The Surgo Foundation has created a COVID-19 Community Vulnerability Index(link is external) that identifies which communities may need the most support as coronavirus takes hold. As our clients fit vulnerability indicators, we thought you might find this useful. From the website:

How this index can be used

  • By identifying highly vulnerable areas, this index can help inform policies and resource allocation. For example:
  • Local social services and non-profit organizations: Guide allocation of limited resources such as food banks or meal delivery services to the areas that need them most.
  • Policymakers at county and state levels: Support contingency planning and inform choices about what types of public services should be directed where.
  • Private sector companies: Direct efforts to support COVID-19 relief, such as providing ride-sharing for healthcare providers or free meal deliveries where they are most needed.
  • General public: Understand your community’s vulnerability and advocate for resources with your government.

Immigrant healthcare workers can sign up to help with the fight against Covid-19 (Posted 6/29/2020)

There is a new initiative from IRC for refugees and immigrants who obtained a degree or certification in the health care field prior to arrival in the U.S. From the Switchboard blog. They can register to show interest in participating in the Covid-19 emergency response.

Webinars on human rights and minority rights during Covid-19 (Posted 6/29/2020)

Document addressing Challenges Refugees Face in Accessing COVID Relief Provisions (Posted 6/29/2020)


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