Jordan Covid Q1
The more than $2 trillion stimulus passed by Congress this week is a step in the right direction but there remain critical gaps that need to be urgently addressed. Congress must act quickly to stop the spread among vulnerable communities by rapidly expanding the capacity of crisis assistance service organizations and reducing unnecessary incarceration. The fact is, strengthening our most vulnerable communities is key to ensuring we’re able to carry out an effective public health strategy that will keep us all safe. We’re calling on Congress to establish a $1 billion crisis assistance emergency response fund to ensure essential services like domestic violence shelters, trauma recovery centers, violence prevention, reentry services, non-profit and faith-based services and other critical supports that help reduce exposure risks and get people to safety, are equipped to safely provide support and have the capacity to expand access as the number of people in crisis grows.