April 06, 2020

Emergency Resources for Delta Gamma Sisters during COVID-19


During this time of unprecedented health concern and isolation, we understand that many members and their support systems are feeling more academic, financial, mental/emotional and physical/health stress than ever before. In our effort to support the women of Delta Gamma, we have compiled a list of emergency resources we know of that may be beneficial to you and your family in this time.


Academic Resources

  • Acessibyte is offering free access to its cloud platform of apps for students who are blind, low vision, Deaf and/or reading impaired students
  • Verbit is a transcription and captioning company that is now offering free access to its Zoom integration until April 9 to provide embedded transcription and live captions within Zoom calls.
  • As an online textbook library, Perlego is offering free access to its library of 300,000+ textbook titles for 6 weeks from time of account creation.
  • An Emergency Fund for Law Students will be made available by a non-profit called AccessLex. This nonprofit will allow any ABA-accredited, nonprofit schools to apply for $25,000 each to support law students in this time of unanticipated financial stress.


Financial Resources

  • During these difficult times, Delta Gamma is here for you. If you or a sister is in need of immediate assistance as a result of a COVID-19 related financial hardship, or other personal crisis, we want to offer you hope. The Anchor Grant fund provides financial assistance to members in times of trouble, and you may be eligible to receive assistance. Learn more here. If you are in a position to help a sister in need, visit this link to make a gift to Anchor Grants.
  • GEICO, a Delta Gamma partner who assists members with insurance needs, is offering payment assistance and paused cancellation of coverage during this time. If you have a GEICO insurance policy, regardless of whether it is associated with Delta Gamma, you qualify for support. Click here for more information. 
  • There is a Bartender Emergency Assistance Program that is funded by donations and open to any bartender or spouse/child of a bartender who is unexpectedly out of work due to extenuating circumstances. Find more information here.
  • View this list of grants collected by grantspace.org for emergency financial resources available as a result of COVID-19.
  • View this list of resources for small business owners who may need additional financial support during this time.
  • As many of us are all too aware, federal student loans are a major section in our personal budgets. If you need to reference information about the changes COVID-19 has had on student loans, Forbes published a helpful article that breaks it all down.


Mental/Emotional Resources

  • TalkSpace is offering $65 off all plans during this time to help college students prioritize mental health during the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • The National Alliance on Mental Illness has published a COVID-19 Guide that addresses anxiety, isolation, smoking, loss of loved ones, homelessness, incarceration, caring for aging parents and more through a lens of providing information and resources.
  • The Trevor Project offers a social networking site called TrevorSpace that is specifically designed for LGBTQ+ young people ages 13 to 24 to meet friends and join active discussions.
  • With many states facing stay at home orders, being in the house may put people at risk of being isolated with their abuser. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, you can contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at https://www.thehotline.org/ to find resources or Chat with an advocate. You can also call 1-800-799-7233.
  • Headspace is offering a free section of their platform during this time of COVID-19 called “Weathering the Storm” that includes meditations, sleep and movement exercises. A more extensive selection of this free content is available on their mobile app. 


Physical/Health Resources

  • Peloton is offering a free 90-day trial of their virtual fitness courses, with no credit card information required at sign-up to help everyone stay active during this time of isolation.
  • The American Diabetes Association has published a reminder of rights for diabetes patients during this time of COVID-19 outbreak, as well as provided contact information for support if needed.
  • Nike’s “Nike Training Club” Premium subscription-based service and other aspects of their digital ecosystem are now accessible at no charge so athletes can continue to be active wherever they are.
  • Remember that you may be able to request 90-day refills of prescription medications instead of 30-day to minimize the number of times you must visit a pharmacy for medication during this time. If your health plan limits the amount of medication you can get at once, search for a GoodRx coupon to get the lowest price possible without help from your insurer. 

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