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
- CDC website Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) | CDC
- WHO website
- New York Times Coronavirus daily newsletterCoronavirus Briefing 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.
- STD Testing at Testing.com – https://www.testing.com/std-testing/columbus-ga/
- 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/
- Fingerprint for Success: Signs of Burnout at Work
- “As part of our workplace wellness initiative, we previously put together this awareness resource that highlights the very high amount of burnout being experienced by today’s workers and we also showed evidence on how most employers failed to address this serious issue. The resource features many compelling industry-wide data and stats gathered within the COVID-19 pandemic period, which will hopefully raise awareness and help put a prime on workers’ health and wellbeing.”
- 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.
- Nursing Home Abuse Guide – https://www.levinperconti.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-nursing-home-abuse.html
- Including statistics, the impact of COVID-19 on nursing homes, and how to prevent and report abuse
- 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):https://www.usbgfoundation.org/beap?fbclid=IwAR05gnSmK2wdgpoYvlS943QI4ghyLEnkrtcUv6lDwqlHlxezSyab2h6HLNY
- 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 AssistanceFreelancers who are not covered by their state’s unemployment insurance may apply.
Mental Health Resources to Help Prevent Creative and Professional Burnout
- Grammy MusiCares Emergency Financial Assistance ProgramThis 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.
- Musicians Foundation
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.
- Artists:List of Financial Assistance/Resources from Creative Capital
- Creators: Creator Fund: Support of up to $500 for creators, for living expenses
- Apply for up to $500 financial support for creators to help with living expenses.
- Small businesses: SBA Disaster Loans
- 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.
- COVID-19 Financial Hardship Grant
- 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).
- Multilingual Support: