NEHEMIAH COVID-19 RESPONSE

Learn how Nehemiah and Justified Anger are responding to the crisis and what you can do to partner in supporting our whole community.

THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE BLACK COMMUNITY

Understanding that pre-existing issues are both medical and societal

Our hearts are with the community as we all suffer through the COVID-19 Pandemic. Nehemiah has been serving and supporting the Madison community for nearly 30 years and we will continue to offer HOPE to the most vulnerable. To help ease concerns, answer questions, and continue to be of service to the community, we have set up this page that allows us to keep the public updated on our efforts to care for those most affected by the recent crisis, and how our supporters can make a difference through volunteering, virtual assistance, and donations.

Please check back often to get the latest on Nehemiah’s response as the crisis unfolds over the next few weeks.

CONNECT TO IMMEDIATE NEEDS IN THE COMMUNITY AND ORGANIZATION

Gift Cards

Help Our Reentry and Family Services by Mailing Gift Cards Into Our Office.

New Van

Transportation For Those We Serve In Our Reentry, Youth, and Family Programs

Updated Computer Technology

Help Our Staff Keep Up With The Work And Be Efficient. Virtual Events and Training

Volunteers Needed to Package and Deliver Meals to the Community

Volunteers Needed to Create Random Acts of Kindness Baskets

Donate household items or $20/basket

SUPPORT THE GOFUNDME FOR COMMUNITY ESSENTIALS KITS

STAY UP TO DATE

As conditions and information changes quickly, we will update our efforts and opportunities

CONNECT TO  COMMUNITY AND COVID-19 INFORMATION

COVID-19 State Information

Wisconsin Department of Health Services information and resource page.

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Where to Get Free Meal Services

Families can get free grab-and-go meals from several sites throughout the Madison area during the COVID-19 coronavirus emergency, and local organizations continue to open even more.

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Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Information

Resources for families and educational needs. Contact DPI.

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The Impact of COVID-19 on the Black Community

Understanding that pre-existing issues are both medical and societal

THE IMPACT OF THE PANDEMIC ON THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY

Societal and Systemic Issues

It is now known, racism and microaggressions have existed for African Americans leading to increased health, economic, and educational issues, including death rates.

Personal and Medical Issues

Pre-existing health issues for African Americans make them more prone to COVID-19 related deaths. These pre-existing health also disqualify many African Americans from receiving ventilators.

Societal, Medical, Systemic Issues

Pre-existing issues continue, but are more pronounced. We must resist the temptation to only treat the residual effects of COVID-19 while ignoring existing systemic disparities that have been uncovered due to COVID-19.

STAY INFORMED

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African Americans infected by coronavirus out of all cases in Milwaukee County

(as of April 3, 2020)

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African American COVID-19 deaths out of all deaths in Milwaukee County

(as of April 3, 2020)

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African American deaths out of all Wisconsin deaths, where the Black population is just 6.7 percent

(as of March 27, 2020)

Is This Pandemic Racist?!: COVID-19’s Disproportionate Attack On Blacks with Dr. Luther Gaston, MD

Why Don’t Doctors Take Their Black Patients Seriously?: Rev. Dr Marcus Allen Shares His Mother’s Story

Beating COVID-19 Only To Face Wisconsin’s Voting Debacle: Talking with State Rep. David Bowen

HEAR FROM THOSE IMPACTED BY THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM