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COVID-19: Impact on the Need for and Delivery of Legal Services - Shared screen with speaker view
Claire Solot
21:43
Thank you everyone for joining us today. There are over 100 people in attendance!
Claudia Center
22:47
Would love to get PowerPoint after session
Claire Solot
23:33
The program is being recorded. It will be available (along with the powerpoint).
Claudia Center
23:43
Thanks!
Alan Kwok
24:26
Please type your questions here!
Mona Masri
27:42
Can you speak to specific issues related to undocumented residents?
Jennafer Wagner
28:31
I have been on calls with DV shelter providers in South and North regions this week and have not heard of anyone trying to empty their shelter. Most are planning around better screening and capacity for quarantining new applicants or residents who fall ill.
Ingrid Tischer
29:01
Are orgs including disabled people as a group(s), as they are older people, etc, and not limiting disability discrimination to health issues?
Kenneth Kuchman
29:56
How are shelters being staffed? Can the non-profit still have their employees on duty to supervise?
Jennafer Wagner
30:28
Yes shelter is an "essential service" under shelter in place orders and so folks can go to work to provide shelter
Sonja Tonnesen-Casalegno
31:25
In addition to people in custody, I would add people under supervision, at particular risk for civil rights issues (parole/probation conditions), etc.
Kenneth Kuchman
31:31
Thank you. Would that also apply to group homes for transition age foster youth?
Kenneth Kuchman
43:22
Here is an example of what Liz is talking about from Court Appointed Special Advocates of Contra Costa County• CASA volunteers are staying in touch with their foster youth through telephone, video, and texting.• CASA volunteers have been given instruction about how to talk to foster youth about COVID-19 in a fact-based, developmentally appropriate, and anxiety-reducing way.• CASA staff are providing support to our CASA volunteers through telephone and video conferences, including Case Review Meetings, Team Meetings, and CASA Chats.• CASA staff are returning emails and phone calls. You may email any staff member as usual, or call them at 925-256-7284. If you are unsure about who to contact, please email casa@cccocasa.org.• CASA is continuing to provide online CASA Volunteer Information Sessions for anyone who may be interested in becoming a CASA volunteer.• The CASA Therapy Program continues to operate via teletherapy. If you are a licensed mental health professional who would like to volunteer...
Carolina Morales
49:36
Getting people’s attention
Carolina Morales
49:42
Does that mean clients?
Tiela Chalmers
49:58
Both clients and volunteers, definitely
Alan Kwok
50:41
Please type your questions here!
Linda Anderson Stanley
50:42
What might be legal services providers abilities to hire on new staff if funding/fellows were provided to assist with disaster/COVID issues. With the new "work from home" model we're all under will organizations will have the capacity to onboard new employees even with funding assistance?
Tiela Chalmers
51:41
@Linda Stanley - I think most of us would make it work, especially if the person has their own laptop and cell phone
Sonja Tonnesen-Casalegno
58:52
Some management tips that people might appreciate: http://www.managementcenter.org/article/5-tips-for-managing-remotely-during-covid-19/
Ingrid Tischer
59:40
Re remote work - pls remember disabled/older colleagues can help you adapt to building remote communities. We have experience!
Liz Keith
01:00:46
Excellent point, Ingrid!
Tiela Chalmers
01:00:58
@Ingrid - good point!!!!
Claudia Center
01:06:51
Hear, hear, Ingrid
Alan Kwok
01:07:15
We welcome your questions! Please type them here!
Jenny Farrell
01:09:00
In these case studies, were clients accessing these programs at their home or were they going somewhere - like a public library - and accessing them there?
Liz Keith
01:10:46
@Jenny - In the Guide that was shown, it's all of the above - from home, from a public library or other community "anchor" institution, and in some cases from a mobile device or tablet.
Jenny Farrell
01:11:16
great, thank you
Kenneth Kuchman
01:20:36
Three organizations that the Witkin Foundation supports today have started an "Emergency Fund" for their organization and are asking for donations.
Jenny Farrell
01:21:06
Go Claire!!
Ingrid Tischer
01:21:52
PLEASE don’t forget disability-related access costs in your budgets. Funders: Require an access plan. More important than ever.
Mona Masri
01:25:21
Can NCG share a list of affinity organizations such as ReWork the Bay, Asset Funders Network, GCIR, etc. so funders not in a network can know where they can go?
Alan Kwok
01:26:13
Please mute yourself if you are not talking. thank you
Alan Kwok
01:29:12
We have time for questions! Please type them here!
Meg Cadiz
01:29:28
councilofnonprofits.org America's Charities request $60 billion infusion of support to help the most vulnerable'
Meg Cadiz
01:30:00
COVID-19 Relief and Economic Stimulus Package request
Alan Kwok
01:31:09
@Mona: Yes, we will share a list of affinity orgs on our COVID-19 response page within the next few days. https://www.philanthropyca.org/covid-19-response
Meg Cadiz
01:31:31
Center for Public Justice represented
Tiela Chalmers
01:35:15
Covid-19 resources available at www.disasterlegalaid.org (national) and www.disasterlegalservicesca.org (CA)
Ingrid Tischer
01:36:29
Thank you, Alan!
Meg Cadiz
01:37:01
Having experience as a funder during the North Bay wildfires, Legal Aid being recognized as a "basic need" is imperative.
Tiela Chalmers
01:37:32
Texas built a platform to encourage social service providers to recognize legal issues - we’d love that here!
Liz Keith
01:37:45
Advocates interested in continuing to share legal resources and service strategies are welcome to join a new COVID-19 Legal Response listserv available in the DisasterLegalAid.org Advocacy Center: https://www.disasterlegalaid.org/advocates/groups, co-moderated by Tiela and PBN.
Liz Keith
01:38:06
If you are not yet a member of the Advocacy Center, please visit https://www.disasterlegalaid.org/advocates/join/ to submit a membership request.
Kenneth Kuchman
01:40:42
Thanks everybody! Great meeting.