Financial & Family Resources During COVID-19

Dial 211 or text the keyword LACOVID to 898-211 to get help with specific questions regarding COVID-19 or access mental health support. 211’s 24/7 phone, text, and chatlines are a safe space for anyone who is going through a hard time, having thoughts about suicide, or just needs to talk.

SpringFour is available on Stand's website and connects you with services and assistance in and around your zip code.

Stand for Children is proud to partner with GiveDirectly on Project 100 to give immediate cash relief to families in need.

Food and Nutrition

National school meal finder.

Statewide school sites offering meal service during Covid-19 school closures.

The Family Day Care Home Food Program, a USDA government program for people who provide childcare in their home.

Meals on Wheels provides nutritious meals and companionship to seniors.

Find a Free Little Pantry in your neighborhood.

Lost Income

Updates from Louisiana Workforce Commission including Unemployment Insurance, Workforce Development, Workers’ Compensation, and Medicaid.

FAQs on Unemployment from the Louisiana Workforce Commission.

Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP) provides cash assistance to families with children when financial resources of the family are insufficient to meet subsistence needs.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance from the US Department of Labor.

Submit a registration form with your resume and attend one of Urban League of Louisiana's upcoming Virtual Job Fairs in essential industries.

Grants available for qualified bartenders, bar backs, bar servers, and other industry professionals. Membership to USBG not required.

Information on unemployment insurance from the Louisiana Restaurant Association.

List of emergency funds & grants for visual artists.

Financial resources for those in the arts field.   

Emergency funds for artists.

Many local Junior League offices are collecting and distributing diapers through their Diaper Banks.

Financial Resources & Support for Small Businesses

The Louisiana Economic Development launched a Covid-19 resource page and toll-free hotline for the state’s business community: (225) 342-4321.

The United States Department of Education has suspended federal student loan payments and waived interest (only for federally held loans and does not apply to privately held loans).

Complete this form and schedule an appointment with an expert for individualized support on creating your SBA Payroll Protection Program and/or Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program in preparation for a likely second round of funding.

Employees 1st allows businesses to set up emergency grant funds for their employees.

Guidance & loan resources from the U.S. Small Business Administration. 

Utilities

Cox offering free Wifi and installation for affected families.

Spectrum offering free broadband and Wifi internet for low-income households and will open Wifi hotspots to the public.

Verizon's support to impacted customers and small businesses.

AT&T is offering two months of free service to families who sign up for their Access From AT&T program by April 30 and waiving all home internet data overage fees.

Housing & Legal Assistance

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services offer free, civil legal aid to low-income people, including for landlord-tenant issues.

The Pro Bono Project provides legal assistance.

Disability Rights Louisiana is assisting with all disability-related issues.

 

Know about a resource that should be added to this list? Please email it to lainfo@stand.org and we’ll include it here.

Please note: inclusion of a resource in this list does not imply an endorsement by Stand for Children.

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