AUSTIN, TX — Austin Public Health has launched a high-risk worker hotline to promote the safety and well-being of the vulnerable workers in the community, officials said Tuesday.
The hotline, which is operated by Austin Voices for Education and Youth, provides information and referral services for front line staff who need assistance due to COVID-19. These referral services, to organizations such as Austin Area Urban League, Worker’s Defense Project and Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, include legal case management, assistance applying for unemployment, and one-time financial assistance.
“We are proud to work as a community to launch this hotline that will provide a variety of services for high-risk workers in our community,” Austin Public Health Director Stephanie Hayden said in a prepared statement. “It is an important step to assisting our vulnerable community members in a way that is helpful to them. We worked with many partners and agencies to