COVID-19 Resource Spreadsheet - Orange NC
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COVID-19 Resource Spreadsheet - Orange NC
(phasing out Spring 2021 - use OCConnect.info to search for resources)
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🔅Share this list:tinyurl.com/chcovid19resources
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🔅¿Busca recursos en Español?tinyurl.com/chcovid19recursos
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Need help navigating this list?
Call 919-200-0233 (M-Th, 10am-3pm)
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Looking for resources in Durham Co?
tinyurl.com/ducovid19resources
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Table of Contents
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Give SupportOpportunities to volunteer, support businesses, and give money. (Updates ended Aug 2020)
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Mutual Aid InformationInformation and guides to mutual aid and public health resources
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Crisis SupportSelect statewide and national resource info remains here. Please use OCConnect.info to search for your specific crisis response service needs.
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$$ for Lost WagesInformation on getting money if you are not able to work during this time. Includes resources about applying for disability and guidance if you have an open disability application
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Physical HealthcareInformation about COVID-19 hotlines, Special Enrollemnt for health insurance and free medication delivery remains here. Please use OCConnect.info to search for your physical healthcare needs.
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Mental and Behavioral HealthcareSelect info remains here. Please use OCConnect.info to search for your mental and behavioral healthcare needs.
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Shelter/Housing/UtilitiesInformation about Eviction Moratoria remains here. For services please use OCConnect.info to search for your housing related needs.
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FoodWhere and when to get free/low cost food
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Communication/TechnologyInfo remains about local computer access sites and out of county internet providers. Please use OCConnect.info to search for your phone and internet communiation needs.
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Childcare/Learning from homeThis section is no longer being updated (as of 12/1/20) Childcare subsidies and free and low cost childcare resources are searchable in OCConnect.info. We did not include resources about at home learning while schools are closed, which remain here.
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OtherInfo about public shower and hand washing facilitites and changes to NC DMV practices. For all other goods and services please use the search bar on OCConnect.info.
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May we all be healthy, happy, and safe from harm. We’re all in this together.
Standing in solidarity with Hospital frontline workers, Sanitation workers, Small/local business owners, Delivery drivers, public transit operators, Grocery store workers and all folks taking on additional risks to help keep our community healthy.

Background/Context

This spreadsheet was created by Taylor Nawrocki (aseriouslady@gmail.com) on 3/14/2020. On 3/17/2020 Taylor worked collaboratively with Advocate Volunteers and Staff at the Community Empowerment Fund (CEF) in Durham to adapt the resource bank based on comments from the community and officially updated the document on 3/19/2020.

This document has served as a tool for all Orange residents to access up-to-date information on community resources. Resources include a mixture of mutual aid and community response, non-profit and government support, and private sectors/corporate response. Inclusion of any resource on this list is not an endorsement of a service, but an effort to get folks all the possible information. As of January 2021 CEF has begun transferring resource information from this document into the OCConnect.info resource database. There you can search by topic or keyword for all kinds of resources, COVID related and non-COVID related alike.

The resources in this document were upkept by volunteer-power through CEF through December of 2020. Our team checked resource websites, social media, and called organizations directly to update this tool. We also requested direct feedback from the public through comments on this spreadsheet. We actively added and edited resources as we learned more informationand are grateful to everyone who contributed their know how and experience to this tool. In order to share information rapidly and support informal community response, this team did not thoroughly vet all resources before posting and updating, so please contact all sources directly if you are planning to make use of a resource you find here!

We worked with community partners to increase the langage and ADA accessibility of this document. Compass Center, OCRCC and independent volunters provided translation capacity and specific resources for our latinx neighbors througout this project. If you or someone you know needs support navigating this document, CEF's Chapel Hill office is open and answers our phones M-Th from 10am-3pm. You can reach us at 919-200-0233.

During the initial months of the pandemic, this document was meant to support all efforts that to all uf us in this community meet our needs and support our neighbors, especially marginalized folks most affected by COVID-19. While we are working with the institutional power of a non-profit, we know that liberation will not come through aid distributed by opressive systems/institutions. We must look out for each other and everyone is highly encouraged to connect with local mutal aid efforts to share community resources and build power to organize for change. If there are ways that CEF can better support existing community care and mutual aid efforts, please feel free to let us know by contacting diivs@communityef.org.
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Information about COVID-19
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County Updates: https://www.orangecountync.gov/2332/Coronavirus-COVID-19
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North Carolina State Updates: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/public-health/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-response-north-carolina
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North Carolina Text Updates: State text alert system to provide updates on COVID-19 and information about resources available to North Carolina residents. English & Spanish friendly. Text COVIDNC to 898211 to register.
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National Updates (.gov): https://www.coronavirus.gov/
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National Updates (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
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About CEF
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The Community Empowerment Fund (CEF) is a non-profit organization focused on enabling and sustaining transitions out of homelessness and poverty. Our approach combines wrap-around relationship-based support with financial services that pursue equity. Our Members are connected to a supportive community of volunteers Advocates to help achieve their goals. Members work together with Advocates to secure housing, gain employment, and build savings in order to achieve financial security and sustain transitions out of poverty.
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Learn more about CEF
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