5 Helpful Resources for Immigrants During COVID-19

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2020 certainly hasn’t gone as anyone planned and it’s likely that COVID-19 has added more stress for you and your family, especially if you’ve recently immigrated to the U.S.

From struggling to make friends in a time of social distancing and quarantine to losing income and facing food insecurities — COVID-19 has had a significant impact on all communities, including the immigrant and refugee population.

To help you and your family get through this challenging time, check out our list below of invaluable resources.

1. Free mental health and COVID-19 related courses

Besides the physical effects of the virus, COVID-19 has had an impact on people’s mental health. DaFero, a social enterprise supporting vulnerable women through life skills and workplace training, has released educational modules on COVID-19 and mental health through their Kura Foundation. These lessons are free of charge and have been translated into various languages! To access these modules, click here and here.

2. Struggling to pay rent? Check out your tenant protection and rights.

With high unemployment rates, it’s possible you’ve found yourself without a job and a steady income, unsure how you’ll pay rent next month. You’re not alone and thankfully, there are things you can do to protect yourself! Click here to learn more about your tenant rights and rent protection during this time!

3. Learn about free clinics!

If you’re without insurance or can’t currently cover the cost of healthcare, you have options! There are numerous free clinics where you and your family can receive healthcare at no cost to you. Click here for a guide on where to find free or low-cost healthcare clinics or visit our blog on this topic  to find even more options!

4. Comprehensive assistance for immigrant families during COVID-19

Unsure of your options and access when it comes to public programs? This is a confusing topic and one we get a lot of questions about! Here’s a complete guide to immigrant eligibility for public programs, like SNAP and Families First Act.

5. Turn this time into one of learning and growth! 

With quarantine and social distancing, it can be hard to connect with people, especially when you’re in a new place! But what if you could use this time to learn a new language or skill? Here are five unique ideas for being productive at home during COVID-19!

Are you looking for guidance when it comes to learning about life in America? Golden Beacon USA is here to help make your transition as easy as possible, even in the midst of COVID-19! Contact us today at laura@goldenbeaconusa.com or call or text (866) 403-7173. Remember, you are not alone!