COVID-19 Pandemic

Shelter in Place until June 10: Governor Northam announcement today extends the "stay at home" mandate through the spring.

Wash your hands. Don't touch your face. Carry sanitizer. Stay home or away from group events. Check on family, friends or neighbors who live alone. Stock up on food and necessities, but not at the expense of your neighbors. (The only reason there is a TP shortage is because people have bought far more than they need now)

Check the CDC website for national updates on the pandemic. The Virginia Department of Health site includes the Richmond Department of Health updates.

Facing hunger or homelessness? Download Homeward's Street Sheet for the Richmond Region. Visit homewardva.org for Street Sheets for the surrounding counties.

Call 211 or visit 211virginia.org for regional human services information.

6/16/18

DEMAND the US Govt STOP SEPARATING CHILDREN from FAMILIES NOW

This article is a very detailed explanation of the practice and how it works:
The Trump administration’s separation of families at the border, "explained" Why children are being sent to “foster care or whatever” while their parents are sent to jail. - Vox.com

Contact Federal Elected Officials and tell them to get those children back to their families now!

Contact the President of the United States by filling out the online contact form or by calling the White House switchboard at 202-456-1414 or the comments line at 202-456-1111 during business hours.
Contact Members of the U.S. Congress
Contact Virginia Elected Officials
Contact RVA Elected Officials

Support advocacy organizations

RAICES: This Texas-based organization offers free and low-cost legal services to immigrant children and families. Donate here and sign up as a volunteer here.

Pueblo Sin Fronteras: This organization provides humanitarian aid and shelter to migrants on their way to the U.S. Donate here.

Together Rising: This Virginia-based organization is helping provide legal assistance for 60 migrant children who were separated from their parents and are currently detained in Arizona. Donate here.

Al Otro Lado: This bi-national organization works providing legal services to deportees and migrants in Tijuana, Mexico, including deportee parents whose children remain in the U.S. Donate here.

The Florence Project: This Arizona-based organization offers free legal services to men, women, and unaccompanied children in immigration custody. Donate here.

(This list is from an article at https://www.refinery29.com/2018/06/201849/how-to-help-parents-children-kids-separated-border)

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