We know that across the globe everyone has felt disruptions related to COVID-19. We are all experiencing losses big and small. Many of us are experiencing many losses simultaneously. We recognize that communities of individuals with multiple marginalized identities are often experiencing multiple kinds of losses of community, some of us are finding ourselves living in unsupportive environments, some of us grieving the access to communities that have been home to us, and some of us are simply feeling isolated. As professional staff we are here for you and want to zoom hang with you, have a virtual coffee chat, or to provide a supportive place to vent.
We also recognize you might need access and resources to things outside of our scope. For that reason here is a list of resources that might be helpful for you during this time:
- How LGBTQ+ People Can Get Help and Resources During Coronavirus
- LGBTQ Funding Resources in the COVID-19 Response (includes emergency funds)
- The Coronavirus (COVID-19): What Trans People Need to Know
- Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund: Trans People & Navigating COVID-19
- LGBTQ Center of Durham:
- Duke Mental Health Resources: BLUE DEVILS CARE builds upon current remote offerings from CAPS and Student Health and offers expanded, 24/7 mental telehealth support to all students at no cost. To get started, visit BlueDevilsCare.duke.edu. Register once using your @duke.edu email address and Service Key DUKE2020—then you’ll be ready to use the service whenever you need it.
- Duke CAPS: CAPS remains open, and CAPS counselors are continuing to provide care for students remotely through telemental health appointments. Any Duke student can talk with a CAPS counselor by calling CAPS at (919) 660-1000 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. https://studentaffairs.duke.edu/caps
- Duke Student COVID 19 Assistance Fund
- COVID-19 and Your Sexual Health
- Fenway Health - COVID 19 tagged resources/articles
- Chest Binding and COVID-19
- National Resource Center on LGBT Aging: Covid-19 Resources
- Duke Student Government Remote Resources Guide
- Suicide support, prevention and intervention resources:
Note: This is not an exhaustive list and there may be many helpful resources beyond those listed here. We simply hoped to provide a starting place. If there are additional resources that you feel should be added. Please feel free to email them to firstname.lastname@example.org to be included.