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.
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.
Unemployment insurance information from 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.
Louisiana Workforce Commission's response to Covid-19.
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.
United Way of Southeast Louisiana has launched their Hospitality Cares Pandemic Response Fund.
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 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).
The Small Business Association provides low-interest disaster loans to businesses and homeowners.
Employees 1st allows businesses to set up emergency grant funds for their employees.
Guidance & loan resources from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
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.
The fee to download and use LA Wallet has been waived.
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.
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