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    #3365
    Cori Di Biase
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    HUD has created a daily digest of resources: “To support these partnerships and the vulnerable households served, relevant federal agencies are issuing guidance from subject matter experts on lessons learned from previous response efforts to infectious diseases.

    Below is a comprehensive list of new and existing resources from HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) and their federal, state, and local partners. SNAPS will share daily updates highlighting new COVID-19 prevention and response resources targeted to homeless providers.”

    The digest is available here.

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    #3413
    Cori Di Biase
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    NASWA has a new resource available on their site that “highlights information provided by states on how you are dealing with workforce issues related to the impact of COVID-19 on daily operations.”

    State by state information is available here:

    http://www.naswa.org/resources/coronavirus

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    Cori Di Biase
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    Please note the following message from the VA:

    “The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Regional Offices will be closed to the public starting March 19.

    Regional offices will remain open, but will no longer accept walk-ins for claims assistance, scheduled appointments, counseling and other in-person services. This decision protects our older Veterans and those with underlying conditions as well as our employees.

    Veterans can continue to get information about benefits or file a claim for benefits by visiting our website at http://www.va.gov. Veterans with claims specific or other questions may request information via Inquiry Routing & Information System (IRIS) or telephone at 1-800-827-1000.

    VBA benefits and services provided to Veterans, families, and survivors will continue to be delivered throughout the duration of COVID-19 impacts.

    Please continue to check http://www.va.gov for updates. You also may follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

    Thank you,
    Veterans Benefits Administration”

    #3459
    NVTAC Admin
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    New Resources from the USICH:

    USICH Webinar: Isolation and Quarantine: Lessons Learned from Seattle & King County

    Seattle & King County are on the forefront of the COVID-19 response, and are eager to share lessons learned about their experiences to-date.

    Federal partners participated in a national webinar to learn how Seattle & King County are responding to COVID-19, including what they are doing to establish isolation and quarantine (I/Q) beds and address transportation needs across their homelessness services system.

    You can find the recording here.

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    #3461
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    #3477
    Cindy Borden
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    Best Practices from an HVRP grantee in SC:

    Fast Forward in Columbia, has used Vet Venue to share information with veterans for years. When the COVID-19 crisis hit, they decided to make it a way for to work with clients remotely. They redid the website a little over a week ago and are working on it daily and uploading new content at least several times a week.

    Brenna Bernardin will be on the April 2 CoP to walk through Vet Venue and another site she developed for the City of Columbia, Columbia ShareNet which also has great resources.

    #3483
    NVTAC Admin
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    The National Alliance to End Homelessness’ Homelessness Research Institute has produced a fact sheet about COVID-19 and the impacts on the homeless population.

    You can read the Fact Sheet here.

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    Resources and Information from the VA

    The VA has created a Coronavirus FAQ to answer many of your questions. Read more here.

    The VA has compiled a list of resources to assist veterans during this uncertain time. Find more information about what programs are available here.

    Stay in contact with your doctors with telehealth appointments. Learn more about VA Video Connect.

    Read more about the VA’s response and what you can do to help protect yourself from COVID-19 here.

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    #3505
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    #3541
    Cindy Borden
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    Additional COVID-19 Resources

    Several organizations that work with individuals and veteran experiencing homelessness have posted lists of COVID-19 related resources:

    The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV): NCHV COVID Resources

    The National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH): NAEH COVID Resources

    NAEH is hosting a webinar series as well. You can register for upcoming webinars and access recordings of previous webinars at https://endhomelessness.org/resource/covid-19-webinar-series/

    #3542
    Cindy Borden
    Participant

    New Report on the Impact of COVID-19 on Veterans

    The Bob Woodruff Foundation released a report last week: Veterans and COVID-19:Projecting the Economic, Social,
    and Mental Health Needs of America’s Veterans
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    While it’s not specific to homeless veterans, the report includes some shocking numbers about how many veterans are at risk of unemployment (as many as 9 million in some industries). You can read the full report here: https://bobwoodrufffoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/BWF_WhitePaper-COVID19-5.0-Final.pdf

    #3559
    NVTAC Admin
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    In Collaboration with VHA Employee Education System, VA’s National Center on Homelessness among Veterans, Homeless Programs Office, VACO Presents:

    Self-Care in the Time of COVID-19: Ways You Can Cope with Coronavirus Stress, Anxiety and Isolation

    Wednesday, April 15, 2020: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST

    Attend Here: https://va-eerc-ees.adobeconnect.com/_a1089657440/homelessness/
    For audio use VANTS: 1-800 767-1750 Passcode: 22202# for audio to hear the presentation

    Objectives:
    At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:
    1. Explain why the current pandemic is unprecedented in our lifetimes, while also being reflective of earlier times in history;
    2. Identify 5 reasons why it is difficult for people who are involved in treatment to care for themselves; and
    3. Implement up to 10 specific ways of coping with anxiety and isolation immediately upon conclusion of the session.

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    Cori Di Biase
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    #3569
    Cori Di Biase
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    NEW YORK, April 09, 2020 — Onward to Opportunity (O2O), a program offered through Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) providing comprehensive career preparedness-training for transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses as well as National Guard and Reserves, has gone completely online in recent weeks in accordance with the country-wide stay-at-home orders.

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