The Cowichan Navigators will help you figure out what government COVID-19 programs you qualify for and how to apply. (submitted)

Help for Cowichan residents to figure out what government COVID-19 programs you qualify for

Cowichan Navigators for COVID Financial Support

Not sure if you qualify for government COVID-19 programs?

A new program is here to help Cowichan region residents navigate the complicated and fast-changing government pandemic financial benefit systems. Cowichan Navigators for COVID Financial Support are here to talk about available programs, help people to apply for benefits and provide computer and internet use at Literacy Now when needed.

“Call us, talk to a person and let’s figure it out together,” said Seth Godbey, who is one of the Cowichan Navigators.

As part of the Rapid Relief Fund, Literacy Now Cowichan and Cowichan Valley Independent Living have received a grant to help citizens navigate the various government financial benefits.

“We are so excited to provide support for citizens of the Cowichan around the many government financial benefits,” said Kathleen Erickson, executive director of Literacy Now Cowichan Society.

“This has been a really difficult time with the pandemic and we are delighted to help out with the Cowichan Navigator service,” said Jean Scholefield, executive director of Cowichan Independent Living. “We hope to help people work through the confusion.”

The Cowichan Navigators for COVID Financial Support can be contacted at 250-732-9277, info@cowichannavigators.com or at their website at www.cowichannavigators.com.

This service has been made possible by the Victoria Foundation, Times Colonist and the Jawl Foundation.

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