Community Resource

COVID-19 Resources and Assistance for COFA Citizens

IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19, COFA ALLIANCE NATIONAL NETWORK (CANN) RECEIVED THE OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY FUNDING TO ASSIST OUR OREGON COFA COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO HAVE BEEN IMPACTED BY COVID-19. SOME RESOURCE WE PROVIDE INCLUDE
(1) COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, OUTREACH & EDUCATION ACTIVITIES
(2) CONTRACT TRACING &
(3) WRAPAROUND RESOURCE SUPPORT FOR COVID-19 IMPACTED INDIVIDUALS.

CONTACT TRACERS & WRAPAROUND RESOURCE ADVOCATES:

CANN has hired Contact Tracers and Wraparound Resource Advocates to support COFA Micronesian Community members who are tested positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed or in contact with a positive case. We are here to help and to ensure that you get the help you need in the COFA language you prefer. Please feel free to call any of us for assistance.

Contact Tracers & WraparoundEmail AddressPhone Number
Alexandrea Mailo (Chuukese)amailo@cann.us(503) 586-8643
Kathleen Jonathan (Marshallese)kjonathan@cann.us(971) 375-5542
Ronica Reimers (Marshallese)rreimers@cann.us(503) 735-5942
Bennie Moses-Mesubed (Palauan)bmoses@cann.us(541) 786-8483
Sandra Wells (Palauan)swells@cann.us(971) 432-0038
Lisa Perman (Pohnpeian)lperman@cann.us(503 )686-9973
Kasilda Aldens (Pohnpeian)kaldens@cann.us(541) 786- 3045
Tyana Musrasrik (Pohnpeian)tyanam@cann.us(541) 910-6265
**All Contact Tracers & Wraparound Resource Advocates are bilingual.

CANN staff can assist people who have been impacted by COVID-19, CANN and are in quarantine with the  food assistance.

To request food assistance support, please fill out the following forms and email them to cofacann@cann.us OR if you are already working with one of our CANN staff, you can also send them to the staff advocate that is working with you.

  1. Self-Referral Form
  2. Attestation Form
  3. Use can also use this Grocery form to let us know what you would like or just send us a list of groceries. Be sure to add specific brands you prefer and quantity. Clients in quarantine are eligible for up to $240 worth of groceries per household.
  4. Again, please fill out the above forms and send them with a copy of your test result or a quarantine paperwork as well as a list of groceries, so we can help you.
  5. You can send all your information to cofacann@cann.us or any of our staff listed above.
Below is a state map with the risk level in each county

External Resources & Assistance

*NEW STATEWIDE EVICTION MORATORIUM*
Extended to June 30, 2021


To view other resources available in your country, please choose from the following:

Thinking about getting your Covid-19 Vaccine?

Marshallese

Chuukese

*These images were provided by the Oregon health Authority*

We can also help COFA communities, organizations, churches and other large and small groups with PPE (masks, hand sanitizers, gloves, etc.) If you are in need of some assistance, please complete the CANN COMMUNITY SUPPORT REQUEST FORM below and we will get back to you.

Additional Resources

Department of Humans Services

Oregon Department of Human Services has provided a one-stop online resource page for community-based organizations to find a wide range of resources to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.

FOOD SERVICES

Oregon Department of Education Food Resources This ODE page has links to each Oregon district’s web page with information about how they are feeding kids during school closure.

Oregon Food Bank: This food finder site is updated regularly with locations for accessing food in a safe and convenient manner.

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RENT AND UTILITY ASSISTANCE

Governor Kate Brown Issues Commercial Eviction Ban: Governor Kate Brown today issued Executive Order, placing a 90-day moratorium on commercial evictions for nonpayment, in light of the impacts on business owners caused by the COVID-19 crisis. The order also strengthens Governor Brown’s previous ban on residential evictions, and prohibits landlords from charging tenants late fees for nonpayment of rent during the moratorium.

Oregon Housing Assistance See list of various housing assistance programs that are designed for lower income Oregonians, operate through local agencies (CAAs) and community service providers.

Oregon Utility/Energy Assistance Program See list of agencies in each county that helps provide utility assistance.

EMPLOYMENT

The Oregon Employment Department continues to respond to questions related to layoffs, work-hour reductions and unemployment claims. As conditions change daily, the department encourages people to visit its COVID-19 employment page for the most current information.

 

IMMIGRATION 

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BIAS & HATE INCIDENTS

Oregon Department of Justice 

What is a Hate and Bias Incident? A hate and bias incident is any hostile expression that may be motivated by another person’s race, color, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity. The act does not need to be a federal, state or local crime.

Examples of Hate and Bias Incidents Hate and bias acts can be verbal, physical, or visual. This language and behavior often contributes to, or creates, an unsafe or unwelcoming environment. Some examples include:

  • Name calling; using a racial, ethnic or other slur to identify someone; or using degrading language. Creating racist or derogatory graffiti or images/drawings. Imitating someone with a disability, or imitating someone’s cultural norm or practice.

Why Should I Report? While hate and bias incidents sometimes target specific individuals, they often violate an entire group or community’s sense of safety and belonging. Graffiti on the wall, fliers, anonymous emails and language meant to harass individuals convey intolerance that impacts all of us. We want Oregon to be welcoming and inclusive.

The Oregon Employment Department provides Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits to most workers who are out of work through no fault of their own. In non-pandemic times, to get benefits, workers must meet some requirements. In general, to receive UI benefits for a week, you must be able to work, be available for work, and look for work you can do. During these times, the agency’s temporary rules (linked below) add flexibility to those requirements, by helping those who are temporarily laid off stay connected to their employers, and accommodating Stay Home, Save Lives orders as they relate to availability for work. Please read the questions below for more details. 

WE WILL CONTINUE TO UPDATE THIS PAGE WITH INFORMATION FOR OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS AS NEW INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE