La Paz Chattanooga is working to ensure the Latinx community remains informed and empowered during the COVID-19 crisis, said officials.
The office remains operating during regular business hours at this time, however remotely. Clients are encouraged to contact it via phone, email, text, whatsapp and social media.
La Paz will also work directly with the United Way of Greater Chattanooga and their Restore Hope Fund to ensure that individuals and families financially impacted by COVID-19 have access to financial resources.
All educational workshops, classes and peer-led activities have been suspended, but the organization continues to guide, connect and strengthen the Latinx community, said officials.
The office phone and hours are 624-8414, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
In order to reach the Latinx community with important information regarding COVID-19 and its impact, La Paz has implemented the following resources:
Spanish COVID-19 Resource Page
Spanish Blog with all local media releases
Spanish COVID-19 Facebook Support Group (Apoyo Comunitario Chattanooga COVID-19)
Daily radio spot at 11:30 a.m. on Que Buena Radio 101.9 FM
Interpretation services for Hamilton County Press Conferences
The organization is also working with local partner organizations to ensure all resources and documentation regarding COVID-19 are available in Spanish for the Latinx community.
Reaching out to local Latino pastors, business owners and community members is also an engagement strategy and La Paz is organizing a bilingual phone bank to assist in reaching the community.
"The most important thing we can do as an organization during this crisis is continue to advocate for inclusion of the Latinx community and ensure access to services and important information,” said Stacy Johnson, executive director. "Our La Paz team is working alongside so many amazing community partners and we ask you to join us and share this important information so that no one is uninformed.”
To volunteer and/or donate to La Paz Chattanooga and help ensure the Latinx community continues to receive access to services and information, please visit www.lapazchattanooga.org.