covid 19 - social justice concerns

April 1 UCC Daily Briefing from UCC – facts, fear. Includes numerous links for information and resources for interpreting the effects on CoVid on homelessness, and ideas for ministry to homeless people addressing unmet needs.

Support for homelessness and other vulnerable populations during COVID-19. Currently, the United States has confirmed more COVID-19 cases than has any other country - more than 186,000, according to a CNN count. More than 3,800 people have died in the United States to date.

 

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Archive of UCC Daily Briefing from UCC Disaster Ministries, with briefings such as “use of face masks”.

   

COVID-19 Daily Briefing from UCC's Humanitarian and Development Team separates facts from falsehoods and fear, supplying valuable information throughout the duration of the pandemic crisis. This resource is prepared by Barbara T. Baylor, MPH, Temporary Health Liaison serving on UCC's Wider Church Ministries - Humanitarian and Development Team.

 

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Steps to mitigate effects of pandemic on homelessness. This document was created and supported by the National Association of Community Health Centers, the National Healthcare for the Homeless Council, the National Alliance to End Homelessness, and United Healthcare Community & State. 

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Links from National Alcoholics Anonymous Organization.

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Other Bread for the World information.

The world is living through unprecedented times. The coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing anxiety, uncertainty, and disruption. As is often the case, people living in hunger and poverty are likely to suffer the most.

Though we may feel powerless and overwhelmed, we are not. Now is the time to heed God’s call to care for the “least among us.”

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UCC Disaster Ministries Daily Briefing: 1) ageism and CoVid19  

2) social and emotional impacts on children and youth

   

Could there be a correlation between ageism and the high numbers of seniors who are sick and have died due to the novel coronavirus
(COVID-19)? Many cultures celebrate the aging process and revere their elders. However, in Western cultures aging is stigmatized and the elderly are commonly removed from the community and relegated to hospitals and nursing homes, making aging a shameful experience.Development Team.

 

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Covid-19 will worsen the opioid overdose crisis if we don’t prepare now. In cities across the country, morning is peak time at almost any opioid treatment program. The line stretches from the front counter to the back door as patients wait to get their daily dose of methadone. It’s an absolutely essential gathering, but one that runs counter to containing the Covid -19 outbreak.

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