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Social Service Support Resources with Shelley Gregory
April 26, 2020
SOCIAL SERVICE SUPPORT RESOURCES FOR TRANS/NON-BINARY COMMUNITIES DURING COVID-19.
Are you wondering how to get the resources you need? The federal impact payment; unemployment benefits; rental assistance; basic necessities; social connection and support.
PRESENTER: SHELLEY GREGORY (THEY/THEM OR ANY PRONOUNS)
Shelley is a trans human, activist, and advocate, and the Strategic Project Coordinator for FORGE. Shelley has worked actively in the LGBTQI+ community for over 25 years and began to focus their work on advocacy for transgender and non-binary folx nearly two decades ago. Their background is as a civil rights lawyer. Shelley continually aims to contribute to improving quality of life for trans and non-binary individuals and increasing our inclusion in society. Shelley presently assists survivors of violence through individual advocacy and peer support, as well as policy development and public education.
PACT NOW = Preventing and Assisting with COVID-19 among Trans and Non-binary Wisconsinites. PACT NOW is a partnership between FORGE and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inclusion Health Clinic.
This project is funded the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Shelley’s introduction 6:15
Economic impact checks (stimulus checks) 8:33
Receiving social security/disability AND stimulus check 13:15
How do people file for unemployment insurance? 15:25
How to contact the IRS? (RE name changes) 20:29
Does Wisconsin protect people from eviction during COVID-19? 26:37
Local resources (food, household supplies) 33:13
LGBTQ+ owned restaurants in Milwaukee 39:11
Restrictions and expansions around SNAP/Food Stamps 41:46
Schwan’s: pre-made food delivery service 46:57
Shelley’s upcoming events 53:36