Health & Wellness 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.

Want to make a different to those impacted by Hurricanes Laura and Delta? Please make a purchase from our Amazon Wish List and we will ensure the supplies gets to an impacted teacher, student, or family.


Health & Wellness

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s Covid-19 information and resources.

National Institutes of Health's page on Covid-19 Information and Resources.

World Health Organization's page on Covid-19 Information and Resources.

Louisiana Department of Health's page on Covid-19 Information and Resources.

Covid-19 resources from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has a Disaster Distress Helpline that is available in 100+ languages and has texting or a relay 3rd party system for the deaf and hard of hearing. 

Apply for your school to have its drinking water tested by lead by the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH).



Family preparedness from the LDOH.

Childcare and school preparedness from the LDOH.

Children and Covid-19: FAQs from the CDC.

Call 211 or text LACOVID to 898-211 for updates from the LDOH.

Contact information for Office of Public Health Regional Offices.

Mental Health & Talking with your Children about Covid-19

The National Parent Helpline is available to paernts and caregivers of children and youth of all ages. Call 1-855-4-A-PARENT (1-855-427-2736) from Monday to Friday, 12pm – 9pm CST.

Supporting young children isolated due to Covid-19 from LSU Health.

Tips on talking to your child about Covid-19 from the CDC.

10 mental health tips for Coronavirus social distancing from Partners in Health.

Six tips to help students cope with extended school closures from Save the Children.

List of free hotlines for children and teens focusing on stress, crisis, mental health, specific health conditions, and more.

Helpful hotline numbers for all ages.

Call 1-866-310-7977 for counseling through the Keeping Calm Through COVID Hotline, hosted by the LDOH.

Tips for talking to kids about the Coronavirus from Child Mind Institute.

Tips for talking to your children about the Coronavirus from Zero to Three.

Child Care Aware Resources for Families.

Child Care Aware Resources for Familie en Espanol.

Physical Fitness & Wellness

Insight Time is a free meditation app.

New Orleans Recreation Development Commission is putting out regular exercise videos.

PlayWorks offers a Game Library that is searchable by group size, age, equipment, and more.

The Yoga Ed. YouTube channel and the Alo Yoga YouTube channel offer yoga for kids. is offering free access to their physical education materials.

To Donate & Support Your Community

Donate blood to the Red Cross or your local health care center.

Donate food, cleaning supplies, and other goods to a Free Little Pantry in your neighborhood.

See donation requests from your local branch of the Second Harvest Food Bank.

Many local Junior League offices are accepting donations of diapers for their Diaper Banks.

Register to volunteer with United Way of Southeast Louisiana.

Donate excess medical supplies (masks, PPE, etc.) to  your local health care center.

Donate to the Greater New Orleans Foundation's Disaster Response and Restoration Fund.   

Donate to the Community Foundation of North Louisiana's Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund.


Know about a resource that should be added to this list? Please email it to [email protected] 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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