As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter our way of life, the world looks to nurses and health care workers on the front lines to keep us healthy and safe. Carolina Nurses are rising to the challenge. THANK YOU.
Ways to Help
While UNC Health is urging people to follow the CDC’s guidance for social distancing and staying home as much as possible, many people are still looking for ways they can help. Find out how you can donate supplies or blood here.
Support and Resources
Nurses and health care workers face ongoing challenges with the supply and use of PPE during times of supply chain shortage, patient surge, and evolving evidence on COVID-19. ANA is partnering with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) to bring you a free, online, on-demand webinar.
IF YOU NEED HELP
- Carolina students can call 919-966-3658 for 24/7 counseling with a therapist fromUNC Counseling and Psychological Services.
- Read CAPS’blog post about managing anxiety during the pandemic.
- TheNational Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255, is reachable 24/7.
- For theCrisis Text Line, you can text TALK to 741741.
COVID-specific University resources for students
- Later this week, the University will launch a CV19 Virtual Student Care Hub. Students cancontact the hub via email.
- Carolina Student Impact Fund: Carolina students facing financial hardships because of COVID-19 can apply for assistance with various expenses from housing and food to travel, technology and more.Learn more online and email fund administrators with your needs.
Emergency funding for citizens
- U.S. Small Business Association Disaster Loans for businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners and renters
- U.S. Department of Laborguide on COVID-19 changes to unemployment
- N.C. Department of Health and Human Services:Low Income Services
- No Kid Hungrystudent meal updates by county
- Orange County Schools (NC)food resources
- We encourage you to search online for similar programs in your county (some local and state resources are listed in the “Information Resources” section below).
Childcare / home schooling resources
- Childcare NC website for health care workers in the Triangle area
- Learning at Home online network for caregivers who are teaching at home
- We encourage you to search online for local childcare volunteers.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) information for older adults and the coronavirus
- N.C. Department of Health and Human Services:COVID-19 guidance and resources
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: call 1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22522
Nonprofit / business support
- NC Center for Nonprofits:compilation of resources
- Complete this survey to help the NC Center for Nonprofits better understand the needs of the North Carolina nonprofit community.