Community Action COVID-19 Resources - Gibney
Week of July 15, 2020
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Community Action COVID-19 Resources

Community Action Workshop

Gibney has been committed to addressing gender-based violence in the past 20 years through intervention, prevention, and advocacy. During this time of COVID-19, reports indicate that gender-based violence, including domestic, teen dating and sexual violence, has increased globally and victims are currently at a higher risk. 

We have compiled a list of resources that we hope can support those who are experiencing violence, organizations that are working with survivors and young people, and anyone who might be looking for increased support or self care right now.  

The resources below include:

  • Hotlines, chat lines, and other avenues of support for people who might be experiencing gender-based violence
  • Resources for youth and families
  • A series of audio and video resources focused on self care

Resources for you or someone you know who might be experiencing gender-based violence.

  • Call NYC’s 24-hour hotline at 1-800-621-4673 or the National hotline 1−800−799−7233 from anywhere
  • Always call 911 for emergencies. 
  • Call 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) for the national hotline
  • Young people can text Day One at 646-535-3291 Monday through Friday between 9:00 am – 5:00 pm for confidential counseling or legal assistance over the phone.
  • SafeChat with Safe Horizon client advocates who are now available by chat to offer information, advocacy and support to people who have been impacted by violence, crime, and abuse Monday through Friday 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

CDC’s Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19
COVID-19 Victims Services & Resources
Day One Online Resources
Help Now NYC
Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence Phone Services
NYC Well
Sanctuary for Families: Safety Planning During COVID-19: Tips From Survivors For Survivors
3 Safety Tips for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Quarantined Domestic Violence Victims
3 Ways to Keep Children Safe From Abuse During COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Sanctuary for Families Coronavirus Resources

Youth & School Resources

Gibney: Hands are for Holding® presents Moving Bodies + Moving Ideas: Healthy Relationships during COVID-19 and Beyond. This free video series includes dialogue and exercises around healthy relationship characteristics such as trust, equity, negotiation, patience, support, and respect.

Sign up here to receive links to the videos and lesson plans that support the socio-emotional well-being of young people through an interactive offering.


Free Meals – Department of Education
Free Meals – Dance/NYC & World Central Kitchen
Step it Up NYC Classes – Department of Youth & Community Development  (Weekly on Wednesdays)

Take Care

Generated through decades of Community Action-focused programming, Take Care cards address looking inside, speaking through movement, and working together as a way to reveal our own power and collaborate with others. Through video and audio recordings, Gibney staff and Company members share movement and imagery exercises from our ‘Take Care’ series