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Sunday, 07 June 2020 22:21

COVID on the Space Coast -- References

The SCPA recently held an event entitled: "Coping with COVID on the Space Coast". We had 4 wonderful community leaders who explained many of the resources that are available to anyone who is in need in this time of sickness, poverty, and hardship. It's a tough time that will likely test us all for many months to come.

Each of our panelists reminded us that there are people that are ready to help those who are in need. If you need help, just ask!

This is a list of references that were suggested by our guests:

Our Panelists:

Raed Alshaibi: SCPA Vice President and organizer with Brevard Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster.

Raed provided this link to VOAD's information-filled website: www.321area.com

Keith Heinly: Director of Community Impact at United Way of Brevard County.     

Keith suggested that the best way to access the vast and powerful resources of The United Way is to dial: 2-1-1 from any phone. Ask the coordinator that answers for help.

Tess Martin: Florida State Director of The Common Ground Project.

Tess provided the latest COVID-19 related updates and resources from The Common Ground Project:

Complete this survey to let the Florida Department of Education know how you feel about schools reopening

If your loved ones are living in a nursing home or assisted living facility that has seized their stimulus checks, which is illegal, here's how to report it to the authorities

How to apply for low cost or free health insurance for kids through Florida KidCare

Sign to show your support for urgent action to protect Floridians & their families during this crisis

Find a site for free grab and go meals for kids and teens

Apply for unemployment

Apply for SNAP (food assistance) benefits

Apply for WIC

Where to go for community and health related services

Where to go for Florida related coronavirus updates and information

Complete your 2020 Census

Register to vote, check your registration status, request a Vote By Mail ballot

Follow them on Facebook and Twitter to stay updated on all the information and resources you need to take care of yourself and your family.

Stacey Patel: Chair of the Brevard Democratic Executive Committee, and organizer of The Coronavirus Mutual Aid Network of Brevard.

Stacey gave us this link to the information packed Mutual Aid Network's website: https://mutualaidbrevard.com

 

 
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