Learn how Identity is responding to Covid-19
Identity is laser focused on reaching out and delivering critical help to our students, older youth, and families under threat of hunger, losing their housing or extreme isolation as many of their parents work multiple jobs, often without benefits, and were the first to be laid off as businesses closed.
In addition to compiling and sharing updated public resources (available on the Covid-19 Updates and Resources page), here is an overview of what Identity programs are doing to support our youth and families.
ALL PROGRAMS: Thousands of client families have already or will be reached personally to connect them to safety-net services and educate them on evolving COVID-19 policies and supports. We are delivering groceries to families and Chromebooks to students without transportation or who can’t make pick-up windows to food banks and school sites, and we are distributing grocery gift cards to augment food bank and school food distributions.
We are helping people understand Covid 19 so they can stay safe, file for unemployment, arrange low or no cost internet, obtain emergency funds for rent and utilities and more. We have increased bi-lingual clinical and nonclinical mental health services to include one-on-one supportive listening, topic specific psycho-educational groups (i.e. the importance of establishing routines for children), support groups and webinars (i.e. coping with anxiety), and referrals to Identity and other mental health professionals. Family Reunification and Strengthening programs continue, as well.