MIMA COVID-19 Update No. 29

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April 8, 2021
No. 29

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Keeping You Informed

During the response to COVID-19, MIMA is providing biweekly updates of information related to public services and resources available for our communities!  For the latest multilingual information regarding the city’s response, follow us on Facebook

Covax Preregistration graphic

COVID-19 Vaccination Update

On Monday, April 5, Governor Hogan announced that all Marylanders over 16 years of age would be eligible for vaccination as of April 12. 

All Baltimore City residents age 16 and up can pre-register for a vaccine appointment with the Baltimore City Health Department at covax.baltimorecity.gov (Spanish translation of this site coming soon). 

All Marylanders age 16 and up can pre-register for a vaccine appointment with the State by visiting covidvax.maryland.gov or calling 1-855-MD-GOVAX (1-855-634-6829) to allow them to contact you when vaccine appointments are available, including at the M&T Bank Stadium mass vaccination site. 

Residents 60 years or older can call Maryland Access Point hotline at 410-396-2273 to sign up. Telephonic interpretation should be available. Visit Baltimore City’s COVID vaccine website for more information and updates. The state has created a tool to help you find vaccines as they become available via the state’s website

Have questions about the vaccine? Check out Vaccine FAQs in English, Spanish, French, Korean and Arabic on our Facebook page. Recordings of COVID-19 vaccine information sessions in English and Spanish are also on our Facebook page!

CASA & MIMA launched a new partnership with the Baltimore City Convention Center in March that will allow eligible immigrants to have equitable access to vaccination appointments. Congratulations to the first round of folks who got their first dose of the vaccine (pictured below)!

CASA Leaders - vaccination

What's New This Week?

COVID-19 vaccine webinar for youth 

Are you a Baltimore City youth looking for more information about the COVID-19 vaccine? Do you have parents with limited English and/or internet access? Join MIMA and the Baltimore City Health Department on Monday, April 12 at 3:00pm on MIMA’s Facebook page. We want to have a conversation with YOU about vaccine information, myths, and resources. We will also discuss how YOU can support your family & community members who are interested in getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

Tax Help

Free tax preparation services

Was your household income less than $57,000 in 2020? You could be eligible! Call 410-234-8008 Monday through Friday from 9am-3pm to learn more and get started. Get more information at bmorechildren.com/tax-help. Spanish speakers can receive free tax preparation through CASA - sign up here

Emergency Relief for Immigrant Families

Do you have COVID-19 symptoms or were exposed to someone with COVID-19? Get tested! You may be eligible for financial support to help you isolate or quarantine if…

  • You are a Baltimore City resident
  • You have received a positive COVID-19 result within the last seven (7) days
  • You agree to self-isolate to slow the spread of COVID-19
  • You are not eligible for other forms of COVID-19 assistance, such as previous stimulus checks or unemployment

If you qualify, please call 667-600-2314 for assistance.

Join MIMA for our Biweekly Update call!

MIMA has been inviting stakeholders and community partners to join a call every other Friday to share information that may benefit community members. Join us on April 9 at 11:30am via Microsoft Teams here or call-in:+1 667-228-6519, code: 192 572 409#. 

ERIF Flyer English

Job Opportunities

Maryland Refugee Organizer (Part-time, Remote, Maryland based), Church World Service

The main responsibilities of the Refugee Organizer will be to develop and implement a strategy to increase support for refugee resettlement among policymakers in Maryland. The Organizer will help build relationships between policymakers and community members, including refugees, employers of refugees, faith communities, and other supporters. The Organizer will create opportunities to educate policymakers and the public about the importance of refugee resettlement and will work with partners to facilitate events and meetings that promote the welcome of refugees in Maryland. The Refugee Organizer will also help refugees and supporters educate policy makers and the public about refugees and refugee resettlement and increase positive media messaging about refugees and refugee resettlement. The Organizer will be able to work from any location in Maryland, with a preference for locations close to Baltimore County or Anne Arundel County. The position will be paired with CASA de Maryland (CASA) and will require close coordination with Refugee Congress, including joining meetings and calls as appropriate. This position will work collaboratively with refugee resettlement offices, communities of faith, immigrants’ rights groups, refugee leaders and other partners across Maryland to build their education and organizing capacities, increase refugee leadership, improve community outreach, and relate grassroots activities and positive media coverage to relevant local, state and national policy makers. Fluency in languages spoken by refugees in the United States (ex: Somali, Nepali, Karen, Arabic, French) preferred. For more information and to apply, click here

Outreach Programming Assistant, Enoch Pratt Free Library (Bilingual Spanish/English preferred)

The Pratt Library is in search of talented and motivated candidates for the position of Outreach Programming Assistant for dynamic community engagement in an outreach capacity. This program seeks to connect Baltimoreans to resources and programming in their communities to promote literacy, digital inclusion, and access to information. The ideal candidates will possess a strong technical, customer focused background in support of an engaging learning environment.

  • Provide  technology instruction in one-on-one and small group settings
  • Assist customers with basic technology troubleshooting 
  • Actively engage with children and deliver basic literacy and educational programming
  • Develop and provide programming in response to community interest 
  • Provide responsive reports on activities, needs, and recommendations 

For more information and to apply, click here

Program Coordinator, Baltimore County (Dundalk), Soccer without Borders (Bilingual Spanish/English preferred)

This position will be responsible for planning and leading implementation of after-school programming at Dundalk Middle School and summer programs at 2 Baltimore County high schools. Programming will include English-integrated soccer practice, community building activities, and homework help. The continued success of this program will depend heavily on the relationships developed between the Coordinator, students, school partners, and families. Additionally, the Program Coordinator will support the organization through administrative and program support roles. Soccer Without Borders is looking for the best fit for this young program and aims to maximize the strengths of the person in this position. Applicants can send a meaningful email introduction including how you heard about this position along with a resume to SWB Maryland Director Emily Sherman at baltimore@soccerwithoutborders.org. Please put “SWB Program Coordinator” in the title. Applications will be accepted until March 31st, with priority given to earlier applicants. Read the full job description here

Energy Program Technician I, Mayor's Office of Children and Family Success

An Energy Program Technician I conducts intake, reviews applications to determine eligibility for energy assistance, or conducts energy conservation education workshops. Work of this class involves no supervisory duties or responsibilities. See the full job description here

Therapist Case Manager (Bilingual- English/Spanish), Healthcare for the Homeless  

This position provides direct mental health therapy and case management services to children and families experiencing homelessness with various medical needs and psychosocial stressors. The overall purpose of this role is to assist these individuals in obtaining and maintaining permanent housing and achieving other important health-related and psychosocial goals. This TCM will function in a variety of settings, including in-clinic, at community-based sites (e.g., family shelters and mobile clinic) and via telehealth. Apply here

Pediatric Registered Nurse (Bilingual- English/Spanish), Healthcare for the Homeless

The Pediatric Registered Nurse works in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team to improve the health of children and families through direct nursing care, health education and care coordination. This position will function in a variety of settings, including in-clinic, at community-based sites (e.g., family shelters and mobile clinic) and via telehealth. Apply here.

BCRP Reopening

The above graphic is available in Spanish on the Baltimore City Recreation and Parks
Facebook page

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