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COVID-19 Response: Invisible Problems

Services for the Elderly on Lockdown in Senior Housing

My elderly parents are on lock down in their senior housing complex. Recently, my mother had to leave the campus in order to ship some legal documents overnight. The good news (sort of) is that she did find a travelling notary who came to the campus to notarize the documents. She is now counting down the days to see if she will fall ill from possible exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

My mother is fortunate in that she... more »
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COVID-19 Response: Invisible Problems

Help Small Retail Employers Bring Inventory Online

Several small brick and mortar retail businesses are struggling to make sales right now given the shelter-in-place orders. The primary reason seems to be that their pre-COVID business model did not involve e-commerce and the limiting factor to adapt in the current climate is that it would take too long to get their inventory online.

Here's how I learned about the issue:

Hoping to support the businesses and order my... more »
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COVID-19 Response: Invisible Problems

Advocating and supporting those who are disabled

We are confronted with failing support systems for people with impairments and underlying medical conditions during COVID. Homecare and support staff earn low wages making it difficult to own a vehicle. Many are reliant upon public transportation and/or other means of transport. Workers could unknowingly transmit the virus to someone physically impaired. This appears to be a complicated web of socio-economic and medical... more »
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COVID-19 Response: Invisible Problems

School Aged Children without Meals

Lots of children get their most foundational meals in the classroom. This is one of the major failings of distance learning. How can we help children in the community get their school meals?

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COVID-19 Response: Invisible Problems

Capabilities of Nonprofit Sector Selected

I am very concerned about the capabilities and sustainability of critical non-profits in light of increasing demands and diminished resources. Given the likelihood of long-term physical distancing, how will human services and education be delivered effectively? Do our CBOs have adequate technology or do the clients served have adequate digital literacy, technology and broadband access to be connected and served? It is... more »

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People without computers cannot order food online Selected

I work at HyVee in the online shopping department. We have received many calls from seniors wanting to place an order for groceries over the phone. Our company only takes orders placed online. I hate telling people I can't help them get their food and that I do not know of anyone who can. Sometimes I even get it myself after work. I have looked into starting a business just to take phone orders but found that the task... more »

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Technology help needed

Adults who are unfamiliar with, or lack access to, technology are not able to connect with many safety net and supportive services. Many individuals are motivated to learn, but cannot connect with help, because they do not know how to engage with computers, or lack access to the internet.

Individuals with vision impairment cannot connect with resources via technology, as their in-person help is limited due to pandemic... more »
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COVID-19 Response: Invisible Problems

Nonprofits Continue to Face Fundraising Shortfalls & Setbacks

The CoVid Pandemic continues to wreck the fundraising, event planning and fiscal goals for many nonprofits. However, nonprofits are continuing to experience increased needs from clients due to ongoing unemployment, uncertain school schedules, lack of food, lack of mental health support, lack of social connection, limited rental assistance and more.

Annual Gala's and local events(concerts, dinners, lunches, art and 5k... more »
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COVID-19 Response: Invisible Problems

COVID-19 Test result

I work at an area Community Health center in a high risk area. The Patients we serve have numerous health disparities and chronic illnesses. We have four TESTING site and conduct testing at numerous location in the community.
However, securing Rapid Results is adversely impacting our ability to notify patients in a timely manner. Many who are testing positive and have to be quarantined. They are unable to work resulting... more »
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educational disparity and childcare needs trending idea

CPS decision to not return children to in-seat instruction will lead to a myriad of problems especially for at risk children. Daycare (c osts associated with that) , lack of support for virtual schooling or for children with learning disabilities, increase in depression/anxiety fo children, etc)

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Childcare for low income families esp. emerging english learners trending idea

The pandemic has heightened demand and reduced availability of affordable local childcare options. Barriers: cost, more limited opening hours, lack of transportation, lack of support to apply for state voucher support (in MA) by traditional school Extended Day program, unclear where there is local availability.