COVID-19 Updates

DONATE HERE to the Night of Safety Fund - Help support survivors of domestic violence, whom have increased due to COVID-19 stressors

Key Resources:

 

FAQs for DV Service Providers  Actual answers to your questions about COVID-19 and shelter, remote work, staff safety, and much more!

 

COVID-19 Resources: NC, US, and DV-specific  Links to tons of relevant external resources.

 

Calendar: COVID-19 Webinars and Calls  All the webinars and calls in one place! 

 

These links are being continually updated with new information as it becomes available.

Updates: NCCADV Night of Safety Fund

Update: NCCADV Night of Safety Fund - April 23, 2020

The North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCCADV) has launched the ‘A Night of Safety’ Fund to address the surging cost of providing shelter to survivors caused by COVID19. The organization is seeking community support to raise $25,000 to pay for Coronavirus-related costs which include purchasing hotel rooms and prepaid cell phones to provide safety while social distancing.

This emerging health crisis continues to disrupt the daily lives of individuals living with abusive partners. These disruptions have catastrophic consequences, including increasing tensions at home, decreasing privacy and personal space, increasing opportunities for manipulation, and decreasing opportunities to connect with loved ones face-to-face. Despite the efforts of NCCADV and Domestic Violence Service Providers across the state, there is no doubt that for many survivors, the situation is dire.

The requirements of social distancing and isolation by family unit have further disrupted the ability of NCCADV and partner organizations to provide safe housing for those seeking shelter. These advocates are increasingly turning to commercial hotel resources to provide the safe shelter that is so critically needed while following best practices recommended by the medical community.

Visit our Night of Safety page to support the fund and learn more. More information about how to access these funds will be coming soon.

CARES ACT Updates

Update: CARES ACT

April 16, 2020

Applications for the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) and Expanded Econimic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) under the CARES Act are no longer being accepted, due to a lapse in funding. Applications that have already been received will still be considered on a first come, first served basis. See the US Small Business Administration website for more information.

Read more: CARES ACT Updates

State-Level Guidance

Update: Statewide "stay at home" order

March 31, 2020

Governor Cooper issued a shelter in place order for the state of North Carolina that went into effect on March 30 at 5:00 PM. For more information about what domestic violence agencies and survivors should know about the order, check our FAQs page.

Read more: State-Level Guidance

Letter from our Executive Director

March 20, 2020

Dear Members, Partners, and Friends,

Like you, NCCADV is monitoring the news and health department guidance about COVID-19 extremely closely. The situation is changing rapidly and we wanted to let you know about the additional steps we are taking as an office.

Based on the latest advisory from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), we are initiating further steps to do our part to prevent or slow the spread of COVID-19:

Read more: Letter from our Executive Director