COVID-19 Resources

Welcome to the NATIVE HEALTH COVID-19 Resource Page. We want to ensure you have all the information you need in these uncertain times.

Energy Assistance

Home Energy Assistance Fund (HEAF) assists low-income Arizona families and households pay heating, cooling, and appliance repair costs: https://wildfireaz.org/find-help/energy-assistance/

 

Food

 

Funeral Assistance Program

Maricopa County and the United Way have collaborated to help grieving families in Maricopa County that have lost a loved one due to COVID-19 pay for funeral expenses. They can call (602) 240-6384 or email: funeralassistance@vsuw.org. The program is running now until December 7, 2020. More information can be found here: www.funeralassistanceprogram.org

 

Housing and Legal Services

Homeowners:
Save Our Home AZ (state foreclosure assistance initiative)
SOHAZ Program questions may be directed to the Arizona Department of Housing by calling (602) 771-1000, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., or visit: housing.az.gov/save-our-home

The Arizona Department of Housing also operates a toll-free hotline staffed with housing counselors to answer questions about housing in Arizona. To reach a housing counselor toll free, Arizonans can call: 1-877-448-1211.

Community Legal Services has a series of resources and forms for tenants affected by COVID-19 – including requests for postponement of evictions: https://clsaz.org or call 1-800-852-9075

Internet/Cable/Phone

AT&T COVID-19 Response: https://about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html

Arizona Commerce Authority Tools to Access Broadband at Home PDF: Broadband Resources for Families (5)

Charter Communications COVID-19 Response: https://corporate.charter.com/newsroom/charter-to-offer-free-access-to-spectrum-broadband-and-wifi-for-60-days-for-new-K12-and-college-student-households-and-more

Cox Connect2Compete: https://www.cox.com/residential/internet/connect2compete/covid-19-response.html

Comcast to Help Keep Americans Connected to the Internet: https://corporate.comcast.com/covid-19

FCC Keep Americans Connected Pledge: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-363033A1.pdf

Phoenix COVID-19 Internet Resources for Low-Income Families: https://www.inmyarea.com/internet/arizona/phoenix#low-income-resources

Sprint COVID-19 Response: https://newsroom.sprint.com/covid-19-updates-sprint-responds.htm

Tribal Lifeline – Customers living on federally recognized Tribal Lands can receive up to $34.25: CheckLifeline.org

T-Mobile COVID -19 Response: https://www.t-mobile.com/news/t-mobile-update-on-covid-19-response

Verizon COVID-19 Response: https://www.verizon.com/about/news/our-response-coronavirus

 

Native American Resources

 

 

Rent

 

Here are some ways to help you cope with the COVID-19 pandemic:
  • Prepare, don’t panic! Feeding into the growing panic mentality can be harmful and create chain effects that are unintended, but harmful, nonetheless.
  • Stress and anxiety are normal in situations like this, especially as more and more drastic measures are implemented to contain the spread of this virus.
  • Understand that drastic measures taken now are precautions that ultimately should result in less time that these measures need to be in place.
  • Remember that excessive and prolonged stress weakens your immune system, and while some stress is unavoidable, any stress can have negative mental and physical effects on your health.

To reduce stress, here are some tips:

  • Maintain your daily routine as much as possible.
  • Be mindful about what you do. This means staying present in the moment, so that you are able to complete what you’re doing well, and prevent your mind from wandering (or panicking!)
  • Focus on what you can control, which is actually quite a lot- such as practicing good hand hygiene, social distancing whenever possible, etc.
  • Get up and walk around in your office or home every once in a while.
  • Go to sleep at a reasonable hour.
  • Eat well.
  • Call friends and family to stay connected, and make sure to talk about things other than COVID-19.
  • Take deep breaths, especially when you feel your heart rate increasing and your mind racing.
  • Educate yourself from reliable news and health sources about the most up-to-date and accurate information, and limit yourself to once or twice/daily checks. Checking information several times a day will only serve to increase your stress.
  • Don’t read comments sections on news or social media sites – this will surely escalate your anxieties!
  • Do something you love everyday- maybe that’s reading a good book, watching a favorite show, walking your dogs, playing a game with your household members, or something else.
  • Talk to mental health providers- they have some excellent tips on how to reduce stress and anxiety.

Here are some tips for social distancing, quarantine, and isolation during an infectious disease outbreak from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/tips-social-distancing-quarantine-isolation-031620.pdf