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Resources for Faith-Based Communities
Mental Health Resources
Manage Anxiety & Stress
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Here are some recommendations from the CDC on things you can do to support yourself during this time.
Coronavirus Anxiety: 4 Ways to Cope with Fear
Recommendations on how to cope with the anxiety and fear surrounding the coronavirus outbreak.
COVID-19 toolkit provided by NAMI
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has assembled an incredible guide covering topics including physical and mental health, lost wages, and incarceration.
US Religion During Covid-19
The CARES Act and Churches
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress on March 27th, 2020. This over $2 trillion economic relief package delivers assistance to the American people affected by the public health and economic impacts of COVID-19.
The CARES Act contains several provisions of interest to churches and ministers. Below are some links providing information on how faith-based groups may benefit from this law.
CARES - ACT
Information from the U.S Department of the Treasury on how to access assistance from the CARES - Act.
Options for Churches under Federal CARES Act
Information from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod) on provisions of the CARES Act and how churches may benefit.
UCC Memorandum on the CARES Act for Churches
Information from UCC's Office of General Counsel about the CARES Act.
Faith Based Organizations FAQ
Information from the US Small Business Administration regarding participation in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. These are two provisions in the CARES Act where churches may be able to seek relief.