Excerpted from the website:
“As the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues and tribes deal with stay-at-home orders and social distancing, it is important to recognize advocacy and shelter as essential. Tribal shelters and programs have limited housing and resources under routine circumstances, but due to social distancing or self-isolation in response to COVID-19, Native women are at an increased risk of danger when escaping violence.
NIWRC recognizes advocates working in local programs and shelters are facing additional challenges as they seek to continue uninterrupted services for survivors. Below are some recommendations and resources to support you during this transition, including a new Guidance for Tribal Programs in response to COVID-19 developed by our staff.”