Our COVID-19 response grants will help DC’s legal aid organizations navigate hardships incurred from COVID-19 so they can provide uninterrupted life-saving legal support to our DC neighbors in need. Over the next few months, we will highlight several of our COVID-19 Response grant recipients. This month, we feature The Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition (TASSC). Read on to learn about the work they are doing to support their clients through this crisis, and how our funding helps.
TASSC aims to end the practice of torture wherever it occurs, and support survivors as they empower themselves, their families, and communities wherever they are. TASSC focuses on refugees and asylees with low incomes faced with higher unemployment and job furloughs, because these clients are at a greater risk for becoming unhoused. TASSC’s unique, integrated and survivor-centered approach works to provide coordination of care that addresses all aspects of a survivor’s wellbeing – from community and social connection, to legal, psychological, and medical support.
TASSC will use our COVID-19 Response funding to better connect their clients with life-saving public benefits, help them navigate the unemployment benefits process, and uncover and address new needs that arise as a direct result of the crisis.
To learn more about our COVID-19 Response grants, visit our website.