Colgay Pride is serious about protecting the health of all of those who attend our events and use our services. To that end, we have scaled back most of our in-person services and prefer serving the LGBT community through online engagement. This page will direct visitors to services and information on COVID-19 provided by third parties, and is continually updated with new links.
Adopting and Caring for Rescue Animals – A Guide
Columbus Consolidated Government COVID-19 Resources
Georgia Department of Public Health
Georgia State Government Resource Page on COVID-19
New York Times Coronavirus daily newsletter
Lambda Legal Help Desk: www.lambdalegal.org/help
Lambda Legal’s Help desk provides information and resources relating to discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, and HIV status.
The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) has a comprehensive resource page for COVID-19 that includes the latest state news, school closure information, online learning resources and more. GaDOE is also adding individual school district COVID-19 resource pages as more are created.
The Georgia Department of Labor is providing online access to unemployment services, partial claim access for employers and other reemployment services. You can learn how to file unemployment and other claims here.
National Domestic Violence Hotline – 1-800-799-7233
The National Domestic Violence Hotline can provide 24/7 support by phone or online at: https://www.thehotline.org/
SAGEConnect links LGBT elders with their broader community, reducing isolation and promoting well-being. If you know someone who would benefit from SAGEConnect, but doesn’t have internet, call our registration line at 929-484-4160.
Free meals: Feeding the Valley Food Bank
Make Music Count
Make Music Count (MMC) is a fun and interactive app that combines math concepts with piano playing to help kids improve their problem-solving skills. Founded by a former math teacher, Make Music Count includes lessons for students from 3rd to 12th grade and can improve skill mastery by 28%.
Bartender Emergency Assistance Program (BEAP):
The Bartender Emergency Assistance Program is offering financial support to bartenders and spouses and children of bartenders who have been financially impacted by COVID-19.
Freelancers (if not covered by state unemployment income):
FEMA Disaster Unemployment Assistance
Freelancers who are not covered by their state’s unemployment insurance may apply.
This program offers financial assistance for medical expenses including doctor, dental and hospital bills, prescriptions, addiction recovery treatment, psychotherapy, treatment for HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and other critical illnesses, as well as basic living expenses such as rent and utilities.
Will soon be launching a CV19 Emergency Aid Grant Program to give eligible applicants modest grants up to $200.
Equal Sound – Corona Relief Fund
Fund for musicians who have lost gigs due to COVID-19. Up to $500.
Apply for up to $500 financial support for creators to help with living expenses.
The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides low-interest, long-term disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners, and renters. COVID-19 is considered an economic disaster by SBA.
Grant for anyone experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. Must provide a photocopy of Photo ID, proof of financial standing (previous 2 months of bank statements, and proof of address (utility bill).