We realize that the Covid-19 pandemic is putting many strains on our VI community, particularly community members with disabilities. Below are some resources for individuals with disabilities, caregivers, and parents looking for more information on what resources exist locally and online during these trying times. Our office is still available for new and current client intake - you can reach us at 340-776-4303 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education Resources for Students and Parents
The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands launched Ready4K. Developed by educational researchers, this text-based family engagement curriculum promotes child development from birth to fourth grade and is being offered for free to all VI families. Simply text the code CFVI to 70138 to start receiving messages today.
DRCVI created a quick guide to help parents in the Territory navigate remote IEP meetings. Click here to download the one-sheet.
Health and Wellness
“Workout With WTJX” will air on Channel 12 starting on April 27th at 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays and “Breathe Yoga for Kids” will air 10:30 a.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays on WTJX-TV Channel 12.
Actress Vinie Burrows shares an uplifting poem by Dorothy Day.
Mental Health Resources
The National Alliance on Mental Illness has local peer support groups and personnel that can assist you with mental health resources and support. For local information, click here.
For more information on voting in the U.S. Virgin Islands, visit www.vivote.gov.
To download the absentee voter application form, click here. Absentee ballots can be sent to Esviballotstx@vi.gov for St. Croix and Esviballotstt@vi.gov for St. Thomas/St. John. To fax your application: (340) 774-4523/ Fax- St. Croix or (340) 776-2391/Fax- St. Thomas/St. John.
Sample 2020 St. Croix primary ballot, click here.
Sample 2020 St. Thomas/St. John primary ballot, click here.
Virgin Islands Community Resources
Disability Rights Center of the VI is here to help you get the services you or a family member are legally entitled to receive. Contact us at email@example.com for assistance.
The Emotional Wellness Workshop hosted by Crisis Counselor Sheelene Gumbs is available on Peer Support VI's Facebook videos. Click here to watch.
My Brothers Workshop is doing a needs assessment of senior citizens, immune compromised, displaced school children, families with health issues and other special needs in the community. Click here to fill out their form online to start receiving the assistance you need or your family member may need.
The Virgin Islands Department of Education's Division of Special Education put together a List of Crisis Hotlines for youth and adults in the Territory. Click here to download the list.
The Virgin Islands Department of Health is constantly updating the community on Covid-19 cases and provides more information on the virus and how to get help on their website, click here.