2SLGBTQIA+ Focused Resources in the time of Covid19

UNB Groups/Resources

The 203 Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity: the203@unb.ca or www.facebook.com/the203centre
UNB Human Rights and Positive Environment Office:
 humanrights@unb.ca  
SVNB Campus Sexual Assault Support Advocate: csasa@svnb.ca
Engiqueers UNB: engiqueersunb@gmail.com
UNBSU LGBTQ Councillor:
 ezundel@unb.ca 

Local Groups/Resources
Clinic 554:
www.clinic554.ca/ 
Federicton Gender Minorities: www.facebook.com/fgmfredericton/ 
Imprint Youth Association: www.facebook.com/imprintyya/ 
Qmunity UNB: www.facebook.com/qmunityunb/ 
Sexual Violence New Brunswick (SVNB): www.svnb.ca and (506)-454-0437 (24 hour support line)  
Aids NBL+: www.aidsnb.com   
Reproductive Justice New Brunswick: rjnb.org   


National Resources
PFLAG:  http://pflagcanada.ca/ support for family members and LGBTQIA+ people and has a Fredericton chapter www.facebook.com/PFLAGFredericton/  
Trans Lifeline: www.translifeline.org / (877) 565 8860 
EGALE:  https://egale.ca/  works to improve the lives of LGBTQI2S people in Canada and has a resource specifically on Social Isolation with Homophobic or Transphobic Family by https://egale.ca/awareness/stuck-in-quarantine-with-your-homophobic-or-transphobic-family/


Text/Email/Chat Support Lines
The Lifeline Canada Foundation: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/resources/lgbtq/ 


SEXUAL VIOLENCE RESOURCES

SVNB Campus Sexual Assault Support Advocate: csasa@svnb.ca (available for phone or video counselling sessions)
Sexual Violence New Brunswick (SVNB): (506)-454-0437 (24 hour support line); www.svnb.ca 
South Eastern Sexual Assault Centre (SESAC) in Moncton: 1 844-853-0811


INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE RESOURCES

Intimate partner violence services remain available to the public in New Brunswick. Find contact information here: https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/women/Violence_Prevention_and_Community_Partnerships/content/Support-Services-for-Victims-of-Abuse.htm


Local Organizations/Resources
Women in Transition: (506) 457-2770
Gignoo Transition House: (506) 458-1224
Liberty Lane 2nd stage housing and DV Outreach Workers: (506) 458-9774


Web resources
Social Distancing tips for women still living with an abusive partner by Luke’s Place: https://lukesplace.ca/social-distancing-safety-tips-for-women-still-living-with-an-abusive-partner/

Creating a Safety Plan by Government of British Columbia: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/law-crime-and-justice/criminal-justice/victims-of-crime/vs-info-for-professionals/training/creating-safety-plan.pdf

Living in an Abusive Relationship Safety Planning Guide by Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick (PLEIS-NB): http://www.legal-info-legale.nb.ca/en/uploads/file/pdfs/safety-planning/strategies/Safety%20Plan-Eng-Web.pdf

Resources from Futures Without Violence and National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence (US-based resource):
https://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/get-updates-information-covid-19/

Staying Safe during Covid-19 for Abuse Survivors by The National Domestic Violence Hotline (US-based resource): https://www.thehotline.org/2020/03/13/staying-safe-during-covid-19/

Do It Yourself Online Safety by CHAYN: https://chayn.gitbook.io/diy-online-safety/

 

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
UNB Counselling Services: UNB Counselling Services is offering counselling sessions by video through Zoom for Healthcare, a secure platform, to any students feeling overwhelmed or having difficulty coping.  Students can email counsel@unb.ca to book a session.  All students also have 24/7 access to TAO (Therapist Assisted Online) which is an online self help resource.

UNB Counselling is also offering a number of groups to help students stay connected from a distance including a process group called Road to Resilience that meets online on Wednesdays, a Mindfulness group online on Thursdays, a psychoeducational group to teach coping strategies called "Feel Your Best Fridays". Other groups and further information is available on the UNB Counselling Services website.

There is also a "Coping with COVID-19" page on the UNB Counselling Services website for other online mental health resources.

For more information, please visit: www.unb.ca/fredericton/studentservices/health-wellness/counselling/


INCOME SUPPORT
UNB Student Relief Fund: www.unb.ca/coronavirus/students/index.html#relieffund

UNB Summer Work-Integrated Learning Program: www.unb.ca/academics/experientialeducation/summer

Government of New Brunswick Emergency Bridging Fund for Vulnerable Post-Secondary Students:

Government announcement available at www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/petl-epft/PDF/SFS/emergency_bridging_fund-e.pdf. Check https://www.unb.ca/coronavirus/index.html for upcoming information

Government of New Brunswick Emergency Income Benefit: www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/promo/nbweib.html  

Canada Emergency Response Benefit: www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html#sick_quarantined_self_isolation_new_canada_emergency_response_benefit

Employment Insurance: www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei.html

NB Jobs Reference Guide of COVID-19 Supports and Resources: www.nbjobs.ca/covid-19