Classes to be virtual for the remainder of the spring semester.
Center for Teaching and Learning
Faculty can continue to find resources on the Keep Teaching website. Students can find more information on online learning through the Keep Learning class on Expand.
The Center for Teaching and Learning is here to guide you in how to move your course online. The CTL will remain open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday for virtual or in-person consultations. Upcoming webinars on how to quickly move classes online have been scheduled. The keepteaching.iu.edu website also has many relevant resources to assist in the transition.
There are many community organizations that are coordinating with public health authorities, nonprofit organizations, and local businesses in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Many of these community resources are at national and local levels, it is important to note that you may have to go to the national website in order to get to your community site. You can go to the websites listed and put in your zip code to get local information. They are listed in no particular order.
- Social Workers can turn to NASW for some guidance in this situation, this is from their website
Social workers, like many health and behavioral health professionals, are concerned about the impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on their well-being, the people to whom they provide services, their families, and others in the community. NASW has been working on multiple fronts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and ensure access to services, such as advocacy to ensure insurance coverage for teletherapy. Social workers are in a unique position to promote disease prevention efforts (including disseminating accurate information from trusted sources), and to help address anxiety and other concerns that are arising because of this public health crisis. The website contains many resources to support social workers in this role. As the situation continues to rapidly evolve, NASW will continue to monitor developments and work to protect social workers and the clients we serve.
- Red Cross Website
Your local Red Cross can connect you with resources in your area. Here is their national web-site, it contains many good resources and tips.
You can access the website or call 211 to get connected with resources in your area. They offer information on any human/social service need.
- Feeding America
This website includes a food bank locator as well as information on other important assistance programs. They can be reached here.
- Indiana Department of Education
They have developed a website to assist with schools, parents, and educators. Please go to your state Department of Education for more resources.
- IN Department of Education Remote Learning Resources- it includes information on remote learning activities and the following:
Subject area and grade level specific digital learning sites. Ideas to extend learning for all students. Educational companies offering free services. Supports for teachers in delivering remote learning experiences.
- Local United Way
They focus on education (Links to an external site.),financial stability (Links to an external site.)and health (Links to an external site.), the building blocks for a good life and a strong community. You can find many resources specific to your county on their website. Please note that the United Way has started a COVID-19 Fund to assist those impacted. You can dial 211 to speak to someone about local assistance at any time including those provided by the United Way. The 1-866-211-9966 number you may have seen on social media is only available for residents of Indianapolis. Please be aware that financial assistance related to COVID-19 is not available for individuals everywhere. You can find their web-site here and scroll down to find your local United Way.
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Funded by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and administered by Vibrant Emotional Health. Infectious disease outbreaks can cause emotional distress and anxiety. Feeling anxious, confused, overwhelmed is often common during an infectious disease outbreak. This website provides a variety of information and resources at the state, national, and global level.
- Salvation Army
They are a program that assists with rent/mortgage, utility, and food assistance, and many other resources. Their website provides links to state and local resources.
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - Resource Guide
Some of the major resources are highlighted below:
NAMI HelpLine- Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., EST (800) 950-6264
NAMI Getting Help Paying for Medications Page
- Equity and Learning during COVID-19
- Foster Success
Now taking applications for a second round of emergency funding to help older foster youth coping with the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new round of funding is possible, in part, due to a donation from Anthem of gift cards and 155 Chromebooks to be distributed across the state to older foster youth to help with remote school and work.
OVID-19 Trans/Queer Relief Form
How to File for Unemployment due to Coronavirus
Unemployment Benefits Finder
For those interested, check out the COVID-19 Map. It updates in real time providing a global picture. You can see numbers by Country, as well as state by state breakdown.
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- Mitigating the Pandemic: Social Work was Built for This
- General financial assistance
Provides information on assistance programs, charity organizations, and resources that provide help paying bills, mortgage and debt relief (financial, rent and government assistance).
An online resource that connects users to free and reduced cost local resources such as medical care, food, housing, transportation and much more. Website also offered in Spanish.
An online service that connects users to over 350,000 listings nationwide of private public resources for food pantries, stores that accept food stamps, assisted living facilities, domestic violence and homeless shelters, mental health & substance use treatment, free clinics, legal and financial assistance.
Help with Bills
Provides information about government programs that help with bill payment, temporary assistance, jobs/unemployment, credit, etc. Website and Helpline also offered in Spanish.
The Assistance Fund
For those who qualify for financial support, service provides patient advocates to assist in securing financial assistance for co-payments, prescriptions, deductibles, premiums, and medical expenses. Spanish-language translation service also available.
Rise Above the Disorder
Connects users with resources for finding a therapist, answering mental health questions, and applying for grants to cover the cost of therapy.
Patient Access Network Foundation (PAN)
Provides under insured patients with financial assistance through disease-specific funds that provide access to progressive therapies. Spanish-language calls accepted.
Patient Advocate Foundation
Helps federally and commercially insured people living with life threatening, chronic, and rare diseases. Offers co-pay relief program to provide direct financial assistance to insured patients who meet certain qualifications to help them pay for needed prescriptions and/or treatment. Their website also has many other resources and services. Website also offered in Spanish.
Provides financial assistance for under insured to afford critical medical treatments through “Disease Funds” (note, typically for chronic physical diseases - not mental health conditions). Website also offered in Spanish. Prescription Medication
Offers a HelpLine and website information on financial assistance programs to help defray cost of medication. Website also offered in Spanish. (800) 503-6897
Provides up-to-date directory of free and low-cost medicine programs and other ways to manage medication costs.
A free patient assistance program to assist people in need obtain critical medications.
Provides coupons online for downloading/printing and can be brought to the pharmacy to see if it will give consumer a lower price or beat their copay.
Blinkhealth Prescription Assistance
Individuals (with or without insurance) pay upfront for medication online and then take a voucher to their pharmacy. Accepts calls 8 a.m.-10 p.m. M-F, 9 a.m.-7p.m. weekends (EST); Spanish language
option on patient assistance line.
Homeless Shelter Directory
For immediate and emergency housing, the online site provides information on homeless shelters and other social services throughout the country.
- Be Well Indiana
- WorkOne Indy COVID-19 Resources
- March 19th: Governor Holcomb issued Executive Order 20-05, lifting restrictions on tele-health services and included mental health professionals as such providers.
Granted, it is an Executive Order during the outbreak, but this is a huge step in the right direction for eliminating barriers to mental health services for Indiana constituents and social workers desiring to provide tele-behavioral health practices.
- Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund
- COVID-19 Impact - Indiana Small Business Development Center
Providing free internet for students while at home: 1.844.488.8398.
- Mental Health Considerations during COVID-19
- Interim Guidelines for Healthcare Facilities due to COVID-19
Explains in specific settings what types of appointments may no longer be necessary and canceled at this time.
- COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund
- Indiana COVID-19 Call Center
General inquiries & interested in getting tested –Healthcare providers - PRESS 2
- COVID-19 Community Resources
- Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
Offers new guidance, help on childcare options.
FSSA will help those who need help finding or paying for childcare Contact Brighter Futures Indiana 800-299-1627
- Digital Recovery Meetings
WEconnect and Unity Recovery
Meetings 4 times daily, 7 days a week: 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 9pm
Join directly at: unityrecovery.zoom.us/my/allrecovery
- COVID-19 Resource Guide for Hoosiers Looking For Assistance
- COVID-19 Child Care Survey for Essential Employees
- IU Health now has a Coronavirus Online Tool via a virtual clinic.
The virtual COVID-19 screening clinic can be used statewide. Insurance is not needed to open an account and this service is FREE. Staffed 24/7 with IU Health physicians, advance practice providers, and registered nurses, the clinic will screen patients from home, potentially eliminating the need to visit physician offices, urgent cares or emergency departments.
- New Mexico