Church Resources and Guidance

  • Volunteer Self Screening Guidelines (public guidance document)

    Volunteer hubs and organizations organizing volunteers are welcome to utilize this recommended language for volunteer safety and self- screening . This has been reviewed by PA DOH. 
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  • Volunteer Messaging (for PAVOAD agencies and our stakeholder networks)

    PAVOAD, please share this with PAVOAD member agencies and our various other stakeholder networks 
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  • Volunteer Hubs:

    These are major volunteer hubs/centers that have been identified across the Commonwealth so far. Please email Julia Menzo [email protected] to add additional hubs to the list 
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  • Organizations We Are Partnering With

    Cover Aid Philadelphia is recruiting sewers, including for Liberty communities www.coveraidphl.org

    Joanne Fabrics is also collecting fabric masks at local stores. The Liberty Lutheran family of services is one of their donations recipients!

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  • Where to get supplies for fabric masks

    Several local Joann Fabric stores are open on a limited basis and may have free supplies available. Please visit:

     https://www.joann.com/make-to-give-response/ and scroll down to “We’re Here to Help” to find a store.

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  • Volunteer Hours Template (for PAVOAD agencies and our stakeholder networks)

    Reimbursement may be available to voluntary agencies who are participating beyond traditional operations to support the COVID – 19 response and recovery effort.  Agencies are advised to track additional volunteer time and resources in response to COVID-19.
    Click here to download

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  • Post your volunteer opportunities to PA211 Get Help.

  • For guidance on worship and congregational life in the midst of public health emergencies from the ELCA:

  • For information on events and cancellations in Northeast and Southeast Penn Synods of the ELCA:

    Northeast Penn Synod: http://nepasynod.org/

    Southeast Penn Synod: https://ministrylink.org/

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  • Information on Public Health

  • PA Department of Health

  • Opportunities will likely arise in communities related to long term impacts of COVID-19 related to lost wages, senior care, child care, and volunteers. If you’re congregation is interested in being contacted as opportunities arise, please complete this

  • Mental Health Resources

    PA DHS recently launched statewide Support & Referral Helpline to counsel Pennsylvanians struggling with anxiety and other challenging emotions due to the COVID-19 emergency. Call 1-855-284-2494. For TTY, dial 724-631-5600. the line is staffed by skilled and compassionate caseworkers who will be available 24/7 to and refer them to community-based resources that can further help to meet individual needs. For more mental health resources visit https://www.dhs.pa.gov/Services/Mental-Health-In-PA/Pages/default.aspx

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