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.

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.

Preparedness

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

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.

Catch.org 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 Supplies for Saints in New Orleans or your local health care center.

Donate to the Acadiana Disaster Response Fund.

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 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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