Covid-19 Resources

Resources

Are you in need of Prayer?
You can call the church office at 704-399-4915 or email Minister Myra Payne, our Minister of Congregational Care,  at 
 
COVID-19 Emergency Food Assistance Program

Who is Eligible

Patients with cancer, multiple sclerosis or rheumatoid arthritis who experience difficulty accessing or affording food or other nutritional needs due to COVID-19, with eligibility established at the point of application in most cases.

How to Apply and How it Works

Team Rubicon developed a new feature in its Enterprise Management System (EMS) platform to enable a streamlined, web-based application for patients or their advocates.

Eligibility for financial assistance support from this program is based on financial need and qualifying diagnosis.

Through this process, eligible patients, their caregivers or care team members can request complimentary delivery of food and other critical supplies directly to their place of residence by one of TR’s Greyshirt volunteers. 

Patients with an identified financial need will be able to apply for a one-time grant of $500 to help pay for food and nutritional needs, including groceries, food delivery or pick up and medically-tailored meals.

More information, including application instructions can be found at 

https://teamrubiconusa.org/applynow.

*social security number will be asked for to ensure you have not received funds from the program previously.

Second Harvest Local Food Banks

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina

Download document with list of sites below

More sites can be found here:

https://www.secondharvestmetrolina.org/need-food/get-food-assistance

COVID-19 Free Virtual Therapy

The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation (formed by Taraji P. Henson) is offering 5 free counseling sessions for individuals and families experiencing difficulties because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  There is an application progress and sessions will be approved as long as funding is available.  Telehealth therapy may be an option for approved individuals given the COVID-19 situation.  Therefore, clients can possibly receive services in the comfort of their homes by telephone or video-conference. 

Here is the link below for further information: 

COVID-19 Free Virtual Therapy Support Campaign

Here is the link for the application:

COVID-19 Free Virtual Therapy Application

Are You Struggling With Addiction?
  • Contact SAMHSA (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration). Call 800-662-4357. Instructions will be given.  TTY also available at 800-487-4889. Services are available in English and Spanish.
  • Al-Anon/Alateen-Family Support Groups of those suffering from Alcoholism. Contact at 888-425-2666.
In need of professional help for Depression/anxiety?
Here are Professional Christian Counselors that can help you on your pathway to wellness:
 
Sylvia Jessup MA, MBA, Clinical Psychotherapist/Marriage and Family Therapist
704-572-1188
 
Valerie Williams MA, Clinical Psychotherapist
What Are the Warning Signs of domestic violence?

The signs of domestic violence can be different in every relationship. Below is a list of behaviors an abuser might display:

  • Hits, kicks, bites or chokes partner
  • Throws or breaks things
  • Threatens to hurt or harm partner or partner’s family
  • Destroys property or sentimental objects
  • Prevents you from leaving the house
  • Controls who you see and what you do
  • Calls you names or puts you down
  • Monitors your phone and phone calls
  • Causes problems for you at work or school
  • Controls your money, takes away or withholds money from you
  • Threatens suicide if you leave the relationship
Are you in a Domestic Violence situation and in need of professional help?

Prevention and Intervention Services Division: 704-336-3210

(https://css.mecknc.gov)

Adult services / Children / Teens 

Advocacy and referral

Counseling 

Culturally-sensitive services

Substance Use Service

Perpetrator Services

Men’s Shelter of Charlotte 704-816-0260

For immediate, emergency assistance:

Local 24-hour Hotline/Domestic Violence Shelter 980-771-4673

National Domestic Violence Hotline (TheHotline.org) 800-799-SAFE (7233)

National Teen Dating Violence Hotline (Loveisrespect.org) 866-331-9474

Surrounding County Domestic Violence Shelters:

Cabarrus Count: CVAN 704-788-2826

Gaston County: Domestic Violence Shelter 704-852-6000

Union County: Turning Point 704-823-7233

Iredell County: My Sister’s House 704-872-3403

South Carolina Domestic Violence Hot 803-329-2800

What is COVID-19?


Know how it spreads

  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
    • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
    • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
    • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
    • Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.

Everyone Should



Wash your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.


Avoid close contact



Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others

  • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
  • Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities.
    • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
  • The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
  • Do NOT use a facemask meant for a healthcare worker.
  • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.


Cover coughs and sneezes

  • If you are in a private setting and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.


Clean and disinfect

 

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