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COVID 19 RESOURCES

North Carolina Resources

 

Testing

 

NC DHHS
The NC DHHS offers a COVID-19 Community Testing by county and displays counties that provide free testing by schedule, addresses, and contact information.

 

 

NC DHHS

The NC DHHS offers COVID-19 information by location on their FIND MY TESTING PLACE webpage.  Enter address, zip code, or city to locate the pharmacy, urgent care, community health center, county health department, and medical partners near you that provide testing.

Evictions

The stay on eviction was lifted on June 21st. NC courts now hear eviction cases. For those that are behind on their rent/mortgage, the NC Courts announced a new mediator program to negotiate repayments between people behind on their payments and housing providers — administered through Legal Aid.

Masks

For reusable cloth face mask donations in NC, contact North Carolina Face Mask Warriors on Facebook.  It is an organized group of volunteers statewide who are sewing face masks and can accept requests from individuals or groups.  This group is aware of the WHO recommendation that face mask are three layers and are volunteers who do not sell these items.

 

Notary Service

If any victim/survivor has a need for a notary for the NC Crime Victim Compensation Application or other document related to crime victim services, NCVAN can help.  The NC Secretary of State has approved temporary video notarizations through March 1, 2021.  Please contact NCVAN at admin@nc-van.org for more information.

COVID-19 Food Locators

To locate food resources, these websites, phone numbers, and text options offer up-to-date information on local organizations.

COVID-19 Food Resources

Below are food resources available across North Carolina: traditional government benefits, community staples, and new creative solutions to address the problem.  Be sure to look in your area for similar programs.

 

  • SNAP (Food Stamps) — SNAP is a debit card (EBT) with money loaded to use at select stores to purchase food for low-income individuals and families. Due to COVID-19, SNAP includes online food shopping at Walmart and Amazon.

  • WIC — Provides food, nutrition counseling, and breastfeeding instruction for low-income pregnant mothers and moms with children under 5. WIC is open despite COVID-19; however, they work on a modified schedule. Undocumented immigrants are eligible.

  • P-EBT —  The P-EBT (PANDEMIC EBT) Program replaces the low-cost or free school meals students miss because of COVID-19.  An EBT card is sent to a family or added to SNAP. Benefits expired May 31st, although the state is waiting to see if the federal government will extend the program through the summer.  To apply, contact your local school district for application to the free or reduced meals program.

  • Backpack Programs —  For school-age children, students received backpacks at school on Friday, so families have meals over the weekends. Programs now operate through delivery or curbside.  For example, a few options include TABLE in the Orange County-Carrboro area, and Central & Eastern Food Bank Weekend Power Pack & Back Pack Pals in Eastern Charlotte, and PORCH in Durham and Raleigh. Find a location near you.

  • Food Boxes for Seniors — Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) is a monthly food box provided to low-income seniors through select food banks in North Carolina. For example, the Food Bank of Albemarle offers this program in Northeastern North Carolina.

  • College Food Pantries —  Food pantries have appeared on college campuses due to rising hunger such as Carolina Cupboard at UNC and the Feed the Pack Program at NC State. Western Carolina University in Asheville has an honor system where students can go anonymously into the food pantry. Students can pick out food, and leave tally marks of what they have taken.

  • Salvation Army of North Carolina — Each Salvation Army location offers different services such as a food pantry or hot meals. For example, the Salvation Army in Durham has a Free Food Fridays program. For residents, anyone can stop by on Friday from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. and receive food, hygiene products, snacks, and pet food with resident verification.

  • Meals-on-Wheels — A national program with a mission to encourage community and nutrition for seniors. Local chapters deliver hot, nutritious meals, visit seniors, and provide safety check-ins. Find a local Meals on Wheels Chapter in North Carolina by zip code.  A sliding scale determines the cost.

  • Free Kids Meal at Sheetz — To fight hunger during the pandemic, kids can get a free Sheetz Kidz Meal Bagz. Just go to a register and ask for the kids’ meal. Sheetz provides a bagged lunch with a sandwich, sides, and a drink for free. Given out all day, every day, while supplies last.

 

 

 

Nationwide Resources

National Organization of Victim Assistance (NOVA)

Timely Webinars, Resources, and News Updates about COVID-19 for Victim Service Professionals.

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)

For law enforcement: A searchable library of agency COVID-19 policies, standard operating procedures, fact sheets, press releases, special orders, training documents, and other related materials

ABOUT NCVAN

The NC Victim Assistance Network (NCVAN) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit that advocates for victims of violent crime, especially surviving for victims of violent crime, especially surviving family members of homicide victims.

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