Learn more about how you can support in-home care workers, nannies, and house cleaners during this crisis:
 

Support for Workers

How Coronavirus impacts workers

Read our report, 6 Months in Crisis: The Impact of COVID-19 on Domestic Workers. This report sheds light on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Spanish-speaking domestic workers. The pandemic has demonstrated how essential domestic workers are to our economy and society, yet they continue to be underrepresented in official economic data. This invisibility further marginalizes this essential workforce and reinforces their exclusion from relief.

Coronavirus Care Fund

The Coronavirus Care Fund provides emergency assistance for home care workers, nannies and house cleaners who are facing financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The response to CCF has been overwhelming. Since March, we have distributed funds to over 40,000 nannies, house cleaners and home care workers.

At this time, we are in the process of distributing remaining funds and no longer able to accept new requests from first-time applicants.

The Fund was established by the National Domestic Workers Alliance when the pandemic first thrust domestic workers into economic crisis and when we saw that most domestic workers would not be able to access other forms of emergency assistance. Together, we stepped in to fill this need.

This has been an enormous undertaking, and we are proud of how domestic workers, our supporters and allies came together to make the Fund possible. Domestic workers need and deserve real relief, and the economic need far outweighs the support we have been able to provide. Throughout the pandemic, we have pushed Congress to take action to provide adequate financial relief, and to make it accessible to ALL workers. We continue to demand that politicians at all levels of government do their job!

For those who donated, THANK YOU. Your generosity helped to extend the reach of the Fund far beyond our initial imagination. As we close out the Fund, you can continue to support domestic workers through NDWA’s ongoing programming--including our COVID resources for members, on-the-ground organizing via our 70+ local chapters and affiliates, products like Alia that help workers access long-term benefits, and visionary directives like our We Dream in Black Unbossed agenda.

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El Fondo Para Cuidado del Coronavirus brinda asistencia de emergencia para trabajadoras de cuidados en el hogar, niñeras y limpiadoras de casas que enfrentan dificultades financieras como resultado de la pandemia de coronavirus. La respuesta al Fonda ha sido abrumadora. Desde marzo, hemos distribuido fondos a más de 40.000 niñeras, limpiadoras de casas y trabajadoras de cuidados en el hogar. 

En este momento, estamos en el proceso final de distribución de los últimos fondos y ya no estamos recibiendo nuevas solicitudes de personas solicitando por primera vez.  

El Fondo fue establecido por la Alianza Nacional de Trabajadoras del Hogar cuando la pandemia empujó a las trabajadoras del hogar a una crisis económica y cuando vimos que la mayoría de las trabajadoras del hogar no podrían acceder a otras formas de asistencia de emergencia. Juntas, intervinimos para satisfacer esta necesidad.

Este ha sido un esfuerzo enorme. Estamos orgullosas de cómo las trabajadoras del hogar, nuestros seguidores y aliados se unieron para hacer posible el Fondo. Las trabajadoras del hogar necesitan y merecen un alivio real, y la necesidad económica supera el apoyo que hemos podido brindar. A lo largo de la pandemia, hemos presionado al Congreso para que tome medidas para brindar un alivio financiero adecuado y hacerlo accesible a TODES las trabajadoras. ¡Seguimos exigiendo que los políticos de todos los niveles de gobierno hagan su trabajo!

Para aquellos que donaron, GRACIAS. Su generosidad ayudó a extender el alcance del Fondo mucho más allá de nuestra imaginación inicial. A medida que cerramos el Fondo, puede continuar apoyando a las trabajadoras del hogar a través de la programación continua de la NDWA, incluidos nuestros recursos COVID, el trabajo organizativo de más de 70 capítulos locales y afiliados, productos como Alia que ayudan a las trabajadoras a acceder a beneficios a largo plazo y directivas visionarias como nuestra agenda Unbossed/Independiente del programa We Dream in Black.

For more information about the Coronavirus Care Fund, please review our FAQ page.

Take Action

This crisis has already taken so much from so many. And now we are in the third wave of this pandemic -- infections, hospitalizations, and deaths are surging. Millions of workers are already struggling to pay the rent and keep food on the table. Things will only get worse if immediate action isn't taken. Congress is currently negotiating a bipartisan COVID relief package that is so much smaller than what essential workers and their families need -- it doesn't include another round of cash assistance, premium pay or enough funding to help parents afford child care. We need a broad relief package now and an economic recovery package in the new year that invests in a care infrastructure built around families, consumers and workers that will fuel the growth of our economy. We have the opportunity to use this crisis to make long overdue investments to back a stronger, more equitable care system.

It has never been more clear that caregivers and domestic workers are essential to our lives. It's time we not only show them the gratitude they deserve, but also make sure that everyone has access to the care that enables all our families to thrive.

The new Congress needs to hear from you that now is the time for them to finally step up, do what's right, and deliver COVID relief and economic recovery to workers, their families and for all of us.

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