Resources to Support Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault During the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 Resources for Immigrant Survivors, Advocates, Attorney and Courts

NIWAP recognizes the impact of an increased risk for immigrant survivors and the critical need to access COVID-19 screening and healthcare, as well as access to critical aid and economic support provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). It is crucial that victim advocates, attorneys, police, prosecutors, courts and other service providers working with immigrant survivors are able to accurately identify immigrant survivors who are eligible for assistance.

In response have developed and publication titled “ Immigrant Crime Victim Access to Relief During the COVID-19 Crisis Under the CARES and FFCRA Acts (May 20, 2020)” To support professionals working with immigrant survivors determine when immigrant survivors qualify for help under the CARES and FFCRA Acts. We want to lift-up a wide range of resources from partner organizations that we have compiled on this newsletter to help keep you informed and updated during this unprecedented time.

CARES Act Eligibility

CARES Act Cash Benefits

Healthcare

Housing

Policies, Fact Sheets and Resources for Survivors, Advocates and Attorneys from Partner Organizations

Resources for Courts

Additional Public Benefits Eligibility for Immigrant Survivors

In addition to the COVID-19 related resources discussed above, immigrant victim eligibility for other benefits and services remain the same. See the following links for what immigrant victims may qualify for: