Thank you for your continued commitment to respond to the emerging needs of victims, survivors, their families. We are held together in community as we realize how important our collective work is at this time. Thank you to all the advocates and direct service providers who continue to show-up, listen up, and work with survivors to identify new strategies that can help people be safer and find housing and shelter when it is needed. ANDVSA reaffirms our commitment to do everything we can to support you, listen to you, and advocate on your behalf. We remain grounded in our mission-
ANDVSA is a collective movement to end violence and oppression through social change.
It is good we are working together. Please let us know how we can be of greater assistance and contact us with your thoughts or ideas. Be well, friends.
The domestic violence/sexual assault program in your area is a safe place. Advocates are working to ensure that people who need help can continue to access their services. If you need help, click here to find the program in your area. For information about legal services and how COVID-19 has impacted the legal system, visit our Legal Help page.
For Service Providers
Points of contact
Contact the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault to discuss concerns and prepare for how coronavirus may impact your program’s operations and services.
Phone: (907) 465-4356
Contact ANDVSA for technical assistance on providing services, confidentiality, trauma-informed responses during crisis, and other issues related to service delivery and programmatic support. Click here to download the ANDVSA contact list or use the contact information below.
Phone: (907) 586-3650
Employees are eligible for federally mandated COVID-19 leave. This leave requires specific documentation and a board approved policy. For guidance and examples of policies you can adapt, refer to:
- NNEDV COVID-19 emergency paid leave sample policy
- IowaCASA COVID-19 Leave form
- Sample paid leave policy with pandemic leave
- Department of Labor COVID-19 leave guidance
Agencies can also offer hazard pay to advocates. For an example policy and guidance, refer to:
For more information about the requirements for hazard pay and COVID-19 leave, view the April 13 Briefing email.
Other sample policies:
- April 30 CDVSA Sub-grantee update
- CDVSA COVID-19 Emergency Funding Application
- March 31 2020 ACF: COVID-19 Flexibilities for FVPSA Grantees
- March 30 FVPSA Use of Funds FAQ [posted March 31]
- March 26 2020 OVW: Short Term Relief for Various Financial and Audit Requirements
- March 26 2020 CDVSA: Sub-grantee Update
- March 19 2020 OVW: Directive regarding COVID-19
- March 19 2020 OVW: Directive regarding Grantee Staff Pay FAQ
- NNEDV email: Virus Tracer Policies/Protocols
- Recommendations for Responding to COVID-19 in Domestic Violence Shelters
- The Management Center – how to plan for staff illness or absence
- Interim guidance for homeless shelters, CDC
- Interim guidance for community organizations, CDC
- Interim guidance for homeless shelters, HUD
- Tips for homeless service providers, Washington state
- Guidance for home isolation, Washington state
- Preventing and managing spread of disease in shelter, HUD