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CAAs Taking ACTION in Response to COVID-19 (4/16 edition)

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Today's featured items

Coordinated Community Response

Localized call center for Central Vermont now operational
Vermont Biz - Barre, VT – “The Call Center is a significant achievement for us, and one that took a lot of cross-collaboration across several different organizational bodies to pull off. Members of SunCommon, a local solar energy solutions company, were instrumental in helping our team develop our volunteer-operated call system,” said Sue Minter, Executive Director of Capstone Community Action and one of the three Unified Commanders of WNOC-RRCC.  Trained volunteers, working in 3.5-hour shifts will be staffing the phones, with support from WNOC-RRCC members…

Additional information
Coordination Enhances Our Response, Vermont Community Foundation

Tech Support to Communicate with Staff

Red Hawk Technologies offers services
The Clermont Sun - Batavia, OH – Red Hawk had been looking for ways to help the nonprofit and small business community get through the pandemic when they received a call from the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission.  “We needed a way to reach all of our staff at a moment’s notice and felt that text messaging would be the best option. Red Hawk helped us in the past with another application and we knew they would be able to help us now,” Rhonda Chisenhall, vice president of Community Development at the NKCAC, said…

Child Care for First Responders

Schools respond to orders, open child care sites for medical staff, first responders
Statesman Journal - Salem, OR – Public schools across Oregon must offer various services in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak in order to continue receiving State School Fund money, following orders from Gov. Kate Brown.  Among these responsibilities is providing child care to the families of medical workers and first responders…

Community Action Head Start of Marion & Polk Counties is providing emergency child care for front line-workers with children up to 5 years old. Their site will be out of CAHS Middle Grove...

Motels Helping to Shelter the Homeless

Mother Lode Gets $316K For Newsom's COVID-19 'Project Roomkey'
MyMotherLode.com - Sonora, CA – California is now the first state in the nation with FEMA approval to provide the means to safely isolate those experiencing homelessness in California to protect them and the state from COVID-19.  On Friday, Governor Gavin Newsom officially launched Project Roomkey in conjunction with county partners across the state with an initial goal of securing up to 15,000 rooms for the purpose…

Project Roomkey
Gov. Newsom press release

According to Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency (ATCAA) Executive Director Joe Bors, over $316,000 is flowing down from the state for expanding shelter space, including by acquiring motel and hotel space, to the Central Sierra Continuum of Care (CSCoC), which ATCAA chairs...

Motels helping out in Oregon

  • Our view | Homeless housing program a beacon during trying times, East Oregonian
    A big shout-out to Community Action Program of East Central Oregon, Carol Innes and Pendleton's Marigold Hotel to help the city's homeless...
  • Pendleton hotel housing local homeless population to reduce coronavirus risks, Bend Bulletin
    In an attempt to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, Pendleton’s Marigold Hotel has provided shelter and food to the local homeless population, housing 61 people in 46 rooms Monday…
  • KLCAS Request Project Collaboration, Klamath Falls News
    Press release from Klamath Lake Community Action Services, Executive Director, Christina Zamora – KLCAS is requesting the help of local hotels, motels and RV parks to aid us in sheltering patients who test positive for COVID-19 and are not ill enough to require hospitalization.  These individuals have no place to properly quarantine for the recommended 30 days. KLCAS will work with identified community partners to ensure individuals receiving this assistance are supported throughout their recuperation…
Stay at Home Video Produced by CAA

South Central Community Action Programs, Gettysburg PA – As we seek to stop the spread of COVID-19, let's stay home friends.

Please, Stay Home
Video includes Spanish subtitles

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