Travelers Aid Responds to COVID-19

We are closely tracking the coronavirus and would like to share with you information and preventive measures we should all be taking at this time. Please know that a healthy environment is our priority and we will be evolving our operations as needed, and as our contractual obligations allow, to respond to the rapidly changing conditions.

On a general note, we are following the CDC’s recommendations and encourage all of TAI’s locations to do the same, from frequent washing of hands to keeping offices and volunteer desks clean to respiratory etiquette. Please encourage your staffs and volunteers to stay home from work if feeling ill and to call their doctor if exhibiting symptoms <https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html>.  A full list of precautions can be accessed by clicking on the CDC Website <https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html>.

CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

The current data suggests that most people who get the virus will only have mild symptoms, although roughly 16% may become very sick. The CDC has defined people at higher risk of COVID-19 infections as older adults, and those individuals who have serious chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, lung disease and diabetes.

We will update this message as we learn more and will continue to follow the guidelines from the CDC, local authorities and other government entities.

Now at Bradley

These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are designed to answer the questions of those who travel occasionally. This section includes some general tips – most of which are pre-travel planning tips that can be used regardless of how you are traveling or why you are traveling. If you need special attention or assistance while traveling contact your carrier – airline, cruise line, Amtrak or Greyhound – ahead of time to make the appropriate arrangements. Most carriers have special web pages to assist those travelers with special needs. Make others aware of your itinerary — both your travel companions and your family back home. The information can be critical to reach you in case of an emergency. The most important tip: Develop a plan to avoid a crisis while traveling. This is a list of ideas from experienced travelers designed to help the occasional traveler avoid becoming a stranded traveler.

Housing and the Homeless

These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are designed to answer the questions of those who travel occasionally. This section includes some general tips – most of which are pre-travel planning tips that can be used regardless of how you are traveling or why you are traveling. If you need special attention or assistance while traveling contact your carrier – airline, cruise line, Amtrak or Greyhound – ahead of time to make the appropriate arrangements. Most carriers have special web pages to assist those travelers with special needs. Make others aware of your itinerary — both your travel companions and your family back home. The information can be critical to reach you in case of an emergency. The most important tip: Develop a plan to avoid a crisis while traveling. This is a list of ideas from experienced travelers designed to help the occasional traveler avoid becoming a stranded traveler.

101 Years of Service

The Travelers Aid network was organized 101 years ago to better serve stranded travelers. Our heritage continues to set the standards as we strive to help today’s stranded traveler

Tips for Infrequent Travelers

These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are designed to answer the questions of those who travel occasionally. This section includes some general tips – most of which are pre-travel planning tips that can be used regardless of how you are traveling or why you are traveling. If you need special attention or assistance while traveling contact your carrier – airline, cruise line, Amtrak or Greyhound – ahead of time to make the appropriate arrangements. Most carriers have special web pages to assist those travelers with special needs. Make others aware of your itinerary — both your travel companions and your family back home. The information can be critical to reach you in case of an emergency. The most important tip: Develop a plan to avoid a crisis while traveling. This is a list of ideas from experienced travelers designed to help the occasional traveler avoid becoming a stranded traveler.

Innovations And Trends In Asset Building A Social Services Concurrent

Earlisha Blackmon Dinkins has worked in asset building at Heartland Alliance for more than 5 years and is currently the Contract Outcomes Analyst with the Family Self-Sufficiency program.

Prior to this, she served in public benefits as a Medicaid eligibility specialist with the Alabama Department of Health and with the Chicago Public Schools as a Children & Family Benefits Liaison.

She holds two degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Stillman College, and a Bachelor of Science in General Health Studies from the University of Alabama.