Resources for Human Service Providers Responding to COVID-19

Physical Distancing - Social Solidarity


Most people have had trauma in their lives, staff and clients alike. The emerging world-wide health, social, political and economic crisis caused by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is triggering for all of us and interferes with our ability to provide quality services to the vulnerable populations we serve. Choosing a trauma informed approach to all our interactions with co-workers, clients, family, and strangers is the first step to offering a healing and effective presence in the world we are in today. The following information can assist with navigating the current situation in a way that protects staff and clients, builds and embodies resilience, and chooses social solidarity in this time of physical distancing.

This resource includes two sections:

  1. Information to help providers navigate COVID-19. Provides reminders and ways to think about your work with clients, self-care and the role of leader

  2. A list of resources by category including:

  • Basic COVID-19 Information for client education
  • Setting up your team for success working remotely
  • Nonprofit Preparedness Resources
  • HIV and COVID-19
  • Self-Care & Resilience
  • People Experiencing Homelessness
  • Reducing Stigma
  • Mental Health, Anxiety & Stress
  • Parents and Children


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