DCC COVID Resources
The Disability Cultural Center (DCC) remains virtually open and available throughout summer and fall semester. We continue with our online discussion groups over the summer, and will continue with our programming (e.g. workshops, discussion groups, speakers etc.) online this coming Fall semester. To learn more about our summer online events and fall programs, join our listserv by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out with any questions or concerns. For the most up to date information, follow us on Facebook or Instagram @UADisabilityCulture.
The DCC team has compiled a list of general COVID-19 resources that we believe are relevant to our communities. Please reach out if you have any questions or if you have any additional resources to include.
COVID-19 COMMUNITY & CAMPUS RESOURCES
- Apply to the Emergency Student Fund: The University of Arizona utilizes the Student Emergency Fund to support our students who are in danger from withdrawing due to an unexpected, temporary financial hardship as a result of illness, family crisis, natural disaster, or other emergency or crisis situations. The fund is intended to assist UA students by providing subsidies solely for unexpected emergency expenses. This directly includes expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Approval for funds is determined by completing the application.
- Donate to the Emergency Student Fund
- Mutual Aid Resources Near You
- Find Mutual Aid Networks and other community self-support projects near you
- Campus Pantry during COVID-19
- The Campus Pantry is still open even though classes have moved online. We have altered hours to best fit staff and volunteer schedules. In addition we have relocated to the Sonora Room which is on the first floor of the Student Union, across for the Cat Card office and next to the Wells Fargo.
- Summer Hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11-1pm.
- Tucson Food Share
- Sharing free groceries in solidarity with our neighbors impacted by Covid-19. Tucson Food Share is a collective effort by and for Tucsonans to share life-giving resources amongst ourselves, without dependence upon government or corporate support. We operate by the principles of mutual aid, distributing food and other necessities without judgment to anyone who asks.
- Pick up at 600 N 4th Ave / Mondays & Thursdays 6-8 pm.
- Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona:
- The Community Food Bank is committed to protecting the health and safety of our communities, while continuing to meet the critical need for emergency food.
- Distribution on Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:00 – 10:00AM
- Rental Eviction Prevention Assistance - Arizona Department of Housing
- Arizona renter households who have suffered a substantial loss of income resulting from COVID-19, including job loss, reduction in compensated hours of work, or other loss of income related to COVID-19, and do not have financial resources to cover their rent may be eligible to receive assistance with rent due on a primary residence in Arizona.
- Arizona Department of Health Services
- We want to ensure every Arizonan has access to face masks and we have partnered with Hanes to provide free face masks to Arizona’s most vulnerable populations.
- Arizona Attorneys Respond:
- Legal Hotline is your FREE resource for getting legal help during the COVID-19 global pandemic. If you have legal issues stemming from COVID-19, the FREE statewide hotline could provide the legal information you need.
General COVID-19 Support & Information
- COVID-19 Testing on Campus
- We are testing individuals who are concerned that they are infected with or have been exposed to COVID-19. We continue to test only students, staff, and faculty of the University at this time. Campus Health providers will evaluate patients and order testing if appropriate.
- Currently offered at 10am, need to call ahead
- CVS/Minute Clinic COVID -19 Testing
- Information about drive-up COVID-19 testing at CVS/Minute Clinic locations. Currently backlogged. Allow 6-10 days to receive results.
- Deaf Community COVID-19 Information
- COVID-19 information, resources and support available in ASL.
- Disability COVID-19 Healthcare Support Advocacy Hotline
- Call (800) 626-4959 if you are disabled and need Covid-19 related medical advocacy or other support. Contact Disability Underground at email@example.com for more information. Hotline is available 24/7
- National Homework Hotline for Blind/Visually Impaired Students
- The National Homework Hotline for Blind/Visually Impaired Students (NHH-BVI) is a free service for K-12 and college students in the United States who are experiencing school closures due to COVID-19. NHH-BVI responders are experienced TVIs, tutors, blind mentors, STEM professionals, and college students eager to assist blind/visually impaired students access and complete their school work.
- For updated information regarding COVID-19 within Tucson and Pima County please refer to the Pima County Health Department- Public Health Updates on YouTube
- Broadcasts happen three times per week, very informative and grounded in science, and Captions and Sign Language interpreter are provided.