We know that COVID-19 is most dangerous to the elderly and those who are immuno-compromised. We also know that people who are economically, racially, and geographically marginalized, are being made even more vulnerable because of this pandemic. This webpage compiles tools we have been highlighting on our Twitter that support South Asian Americans and our allies. If you’d like to contribute, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
RESOURCES IN SOUTH ASIAN LANGUAGES
- APIAHF & SAPHA — AA and NHPI In-Language Resources
The South Asian Public Health Association (SAPHA) is crowdsourcing COVID19 resources in Asian American languages including Bengali, Punjabi, Urdu, Nepali and Hindi.
- Harvard Health Literacy Project
COVID-19 fact sheets in 30 different languages, including Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.
- Queens Against Hindu Fascism — Covid-19 Thread
Sharegraphics in Hindi and Bangla on how to take care of oneself and one’s communities during Covid-19.
- Sri Lankan NY Resources — Lankan Tamil & Sinhala
Sharegraphics in Sri Lankan Tamil and Sinhala on self-care and mutual aid networks in the New York area.
- Switchboard TA — Resource Round-Up
A multilingual compilation of COVID-19 resources with graphics and factsheets in Bengali, Burmese, Gujarati, Hindi, Nepali, Punjabi, Tamil, and Urdu.
- Sikh Family Center — COVID-19 Resources
The Sikh Family Center has compiled a number of resources in both written and spoken Punjabi and English.
- EAA Foundation — Right to Education Resources
This is a free and vetted list of educational resources in several languages.
- Saima Mohsin
Punjabi language video on Covid-19 and the importance of social distancing.
- AAPCHO — Covid-19 Resources
AAPCHO has been monitoring coronavirus and is continuously posting tools and resources for healthcare organizations, communities, and professionals in multiple South Asian languages.
- UIC Collaboratory for Health Justice and Public Health — Fact Sheets
In-language factsheets for coping with Covid-19 (including ones in Gujarati, Hindi, and Arabic).
SOUTH ASIAN ORGANIZATIONS COVID RESOURCES
Neighborhoods in Queens and Brooklyn, both areas with large South Asian communities, has been particularly hard hit by this pandemic. Here’s how you can: donate to a mutual aid fund to support residents in the area, volunteer to help, and request support if you live in the area.
- Desis Rising Up and Moving
DRUM has organized this page to provide information on how COVID-19 is affecting working class and immigrant communities and families in New York City, including methods and media to redistribute funds, power, and supples.
- Equality Labs — Coronavirus Community Guide
This document features tools and resources in 13 different South Asian languages including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Marathi, Malayalam, Burmese, Kannada, Urdu and Nepali.
- Sikh Coalition — Covid-19 Response and Resources
Detailed information and resources for dealing with Covid-19 for Sikh communities.
- South Asian Journalists Association — Covid-19 Resources
A list of resources, tips, and links to help South Asian journalists cover and cope with coronavirus.
- Queering Desi — Coronavirus Resources
Resources for Asian and Pacific Islander Americans, including places to donate and receive financial support.
- India Center — South Asian Arts Resiliency Fund
This fund is for South Asian creatives who may have had professional events cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19 and offers a minimum of $1,000 as aid.
- Maitri — COVID-19 Resources
Maitri is providing COVID-19 specific support and resources to survivors of domestic violence, as well as other information on mutual aid efforts in California.
- API Chaya — COVID-19 Resource Kit
This list from API Chaya provides regional and national resources for survivors of domestic violence.
- Adhikaar — COVID-19 Public Health Videos
Adhikaar has put together a series of videos that explain COVID-19’s impact in Nepali.
COVID-19 RELIEF AND IMMIGRATION
- National Lawyers Guild — Know Your Rights During Covid-19
Information on how to ensure law developments are equitable and just in how they respond to Covid-19, especiallyespcially for people of color and other marginalized people.
- Protecting Immigrant Families — Know Your Rights
This link has informative community-facing resources on public charge and its relationship to the Covid-19 crisis.
- NILC — Update on Access to Healthcare for Immigrants and Their Families
A list of reminders, tools, and resources about accessing healthcare for immigrants and their family members.
- NYSYLC — NYC COVID-19 Support
This document shares resources that are open to undocumented folks.
- Informed Immigrant — Resources for Immigrants During the Coronavirus Crisis
A list of national and state-wide resources that also highlights specific information for students, such as local relief funds and reduced-cost wifi.
- Immigrants Rising — Tangible Support for Undocumented Communities During Covid-19
This is a list of resources to help undocumented community members navigate the coronavirus crisis.
- California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance — Resources for Undocumented People
This is a California-specific resource collection on workers’ rights and free food access for undocumented community members.
- Undocuscholars — Covid-19 Resources
This spreadsheet has information on public charge, immigration, free clinics, freelance worker resources, resource exchanges, education, and more for undocumented folks.
UNDERSTANDING GOVERNMENT RELIEF EFFORTS, STIMULUS CHECKS, ETC
- BCNA — Business Center for New Americans
For small and micro-business owners who have been hit hard by COVID-19, the BCNA includes a team of loan officers and business development specialists who are working closely with clients to process government loans to cover costs for employee paychecks, helping businesses provide their services and products online, and planning for reopening.
- US Small Business Administration — Covid-19 Guidance & Loan Resources
Information on how small businesses and their communities can keep each other safe, secure, and healthy.
- Applying for a Paycheck Protection Loan
This is a simple nonprofit guide to those loans you’ve been hearing about to cover payroll and that don’t need to be paid back.
- Pro-bono legal Assistance for DC minority owned small business
Law firm Hogan Lovells is providing pro-bono legal assistance for minority owned DC based businesses who are navigating the benefits available to them under the federal stimulus law.
- FCC — COVID-19 Scams
This page from the FCC includes tools to protect communities from scam calls and emails.
- Stimulus Payments VS Scams
This article from the Washington Post helps understand how to navigate figuring out if the mail you are receiving is a stimulus payment or a scam.
- What to know about Economic Impact Payment debit cards
This guide from the FTC discusses receiving debit cards as Stimulus payments.
- FDA Updates — Hand Sanitizers with Methanol
This link can be helpful in finding FDA-approved hand sanitizers. Please note that as of July 27, 2021, there are no FDA-approved hand sanitizers available on Amazon.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCES
- NNEDV — Resources on the Response to the Coronavirus
This is a compilation of resources for individuals, shelters, and programs experiencing an increase in domestic violence incidents.
- Sikh Family Center — Video Shorts on Violence & Safety at Home
Sikh Family Center also has specific in-language resources with information on domestic violence, including this video in Punjabi, and this video in English, that specifically addresses COVID-19-related violence.
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
- Virus Anxiety — Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety
Remote mental health support resources for those in the U.S.
ORGANIZING & SOLIDARITY TOOLS
- Asian American Feminist Collective — Care in the Time of Coronavirus
A zine that highlights Asian American feminist practices, politics, and histories of care to cope with Covid-19.
- NCAPA Emergency Response Network
The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) launched this site to counter the negative effects of COVID-19 impacting Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. It brings the AAPI non-profit community, private sector, influencers and others together to create an information repository focused on key issues including: countering the alarming rise of anti-Asian hate crimes; providing in-language and culturally specific health resources; and supporting the needs of the AAPI small business community in response to COVID-19.
- Mutual Aid Relief — Disaster Relief
Tools on organizing for liberation and facilitating activist conversations while working remotely because of Covid-19.
- Advocates for Youth — Covid-19 Student Organizing Toolkit
Tools for young people BY young people, to help hold educational organizations and institutions accountable for their coronavirus responses.
- Covid-19 Tenant Organizing Toolkit
Information on what tenant organizing can look like and tips for organizing strikes responsibly.
- Covid-19 Student Response — Call for Handmade Masks and DIY Mask Manual
Resources for making and sharing handmade masks with the 150+ hospitals nationwide that are requesting as many handmade masks as possible.
- MedSupplyDrive — How to Help
This non-profit is organizing volunteer efforts across the United States and United Kingdom, and has a series of informational videos on how to support COVID-19 workers in several languages, including Hindi and Punjabi.
- Justice for Muslims Collective x SARRI — South Asian Restaurant Directory
This is an ongoing list of restaurants in the DC, MD, and VA areas that can be supported remotely.
MUTUAL AID FUNDS AND SUPPORT NETWORKS
- Muslim Mutual Aid Fund - Queer Crescent & Masjid al-Rabia
For those seeking financial aid, this mutual aid fund provides between $150-$400 in cash. The application is available here, in Arabic, Farsi, and Spanish (it will soon be available in Swahili, Somali, and Wolof as well).
- The Emergent Fund — People’s Bailout
This is a mutual aid fund to support the organizations and communities most in need of support during the current Covid-19 crisis.
- Covid-19 Relief Fund for LGBTQI+ BIPOC Folks
This relief fund organized by Amita Swadhin supports BIPOC who are also LGBTQI+.
- Domestic Workers — Coronavirus Care Fund
A fund that supports domestic workers.
- Survived & Punished NY — Soap Funds
This Abolitionist Mutual Aid Fund provides needed supplies to our allies who are incarcerated.
- Justice for Muslims Collective & ROC-DC — DMV Tip Jar
This fund is for Black & Brown Workers in the Restaurant Industry.
- DC Virtual Tip Jar
A growing list of servers and bartenders in the DMV area that you can thank for their service and presence.
- Sri Lankan-NY Mutual Aid
In-language mutual aid effort with an application that is Tamil and Sinhala friendly.
- Community Foundations — Relief Funds
State-based relief funds for non-profits and community foundations.
- AACRE Network — Bay Area Resources
A Covid-19 resource list for folks in the Bay Area, organized by APEX Express, Asian Prisoner Support Committee, Alliance of South Asians Taking Action, APIENC, Chinese for Affirmative Action, Hmong Innovating Politics, HYPHEN, Network on Religion and Justice, Visibility Project, VietUnity — East Bay, Asian Refugees United.
- #MichiganMuslims — Covid-19 Resources
For Muslims in Sterling Heights, Rochester Hills, Troy, Bloomfield, West Bloomfield, Farmington Hills, Novi, Canton, Northville, Grand Blanc, Flint, East Lansing, and Lansing, Michigan, this is a volunteer network that will support those who need assistance.
- Immune Compromised People in Need
A growing list of immune compromised people in need and ways to help them.
- IGD News — Covid-19 Mutual Aid
It’s Going Down has this list of mutual aid groups and projects by US region.
- Big Door Brigade — Mutual Aid Tools
For those who are seeking financial assistance and for those who can donate, this is a compilation of mutual aid resources and information on how to start your own local project.
- South King County & Eastside COVID/Coronavirus Mutual Aid Group
This mutual aid group, run with partners of API Chaya on Facebook, is for survivors, the sick & disabled, immunocompromised folks, undocumented, black, queer, indigenous, and/or people of color.