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Staying Connected: Updates about COVID-19 and WLRC/CAN

August 21, 2023 Update: Heading link

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The center at 1700 Student Services Building will be open Monday through Friday, 10am – 4pm.

We continue to ask that all visitors wear a mask. Our staff is fully masked at all times. Masks continue to help prevent the spread of airborne respiratory illnesses and allow us to be in solidarity with those who are immunocompromised.

As we strongly encourage masking, we ask that guests not eat inside WLRC’s suite (quick bites and sips are okay as long as masks are immediately replaced). Guests may eat inside the building’s courtyards or lounge.

Detailed building and suite accessibility info

 

You can also engage with us virtually!

Campus Advocacy Network Services Heading link

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Survivors, we are here for you as you begin the fall semester! Please reach out to the Campus Advocacy Network anytime you are looking for support, information, resources, answers, and/or advocacy related to safety, gender-based violence (sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, stalking, harassment, family abuse), or healing.

We are continuing to work on a hybrid schedule, with appointments by phone, Zoom, and Google Hangouts text-based chat. If you prefer to meet in person, we can schedule an appointment at our office.

To connect with an advocate:

For those living with violence, having to isolate or self-quarantine oneself can make a situation more unsafe. We are here to answer questions and provide support if you or a loved one is in a situation like this. If you are looking for shelter, food, or safety planning, please reach out to CAN to learn the options available on and off campus. We also encourage you to check in with friends and family who may be vulnerable and share our contact information with them.

If you are concerned that someone may be monitoring your phone or computer, please review the Technology Safety Toolkit from the National Network to End Domestic Violence.

UIC COVID-19 Resources Heading link

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UIC has created a webpage to bring the latest news and information about COVID-19 to the campus community:

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Housing Resources Heading link

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The UIC Law School Fair Housing Clinic has provided resources regarding fair housing rights and a list of shelters in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Download the PDFs here:

You can find additional hotline, education, shelter, medical advocacy, legal advocacy, and counseling resources for survivors on our Resources page.

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Do you worry about your food running out before you have enough money to buy more? The UIC Wellness Center is here to support you through the Pop-Up Pantry at Student Center East, which collects and distributes food to UIC students at no cost.

Please check their website for the latest info on open hours and policies.

Technology Support Heading link

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UIC Technology Solutions continues to provide support, including remote learning resources, to students, staff, and faculty.

Check out their August 2023 updates!

School of Public Health Resource Page Heading link

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The UIC School of Public Health has compiled a variety of useful resources for the UIC and Chicago communities, including COVID testing information, fact sheets in different languages, unemployment benefits, and wellness advice.

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A screenshot of the Disability Cultural Center's COVID-19 Resources webpage.

In 2020, Margaret Fink, Director of UIC’s Disability Cultural Center, created a shared, living Google doc about COVID-19. It started as a document about accessibility for remote teaching, but its focus has expanded to be a social-justice-focused resource around COVID-19. We hope you find it useful. Please share and feel free to add suggestions: go.uic.edu/COVIDcommunitycare.

The Disability Cultural Center offers even more COVID-19-related resources on its website.