Government Resources (Federal and State)

       To receive text notifications from the Governor’s Office pertaining to COVID-19: text ‘LACOVID’ to 67283 or click here.​


Immediate Needs

  • If you need assistance finding food, paying housing bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services, dial 211.

      NOTE: Financial assistance is NOT available through every 211 211.org also has a comprehensive list of available resources for the following needs:

  1. Health insurance & medical expenses

  2. Home Internet access

  3. Unemployment benefits

  4. Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

  5. Mortgage, rent, and utilities payment assistance

  6. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/Food Stamps

  7. Food Assistance

  8. Relief for “gig economy” workers and contractors

  9. Mental health and crisis

Emergency Grants for Individuals

       A guide to the stimulushttps://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/blog/guide-covid-19-economic-stimulus-checks/

       Non-filers enter your payment info herehttps://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here

Assistance of up to $1,000 per household for any independent worker in the U.S. who has primarily earned income through freelance work for at least one year and has experienced a recent, sudden, and unforeseen hardship or loss of income as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

       Cash assistance to restaurant workers, care service drivers, deliver workers, personal service workers

      Grants of up to $500 each for restaurant workers for all currently employed persons (at least 6 months) who work in locally owned independent food service businesses.


Baton Rouge

Lake Charles



New Iberia



General Resources

How to Implement Mutual Aid: (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?            fbid=10102825704937026&set=a.504413794126&type=3&theater)

  • Resources for Policy and Advocacy:

Movement for Black Lives Policy Platform: https://m4bl.org/covid-19-platform/?fbclid=IwAR2rDZ2mWuj3mYjheob7HZif9VwVPsNHholOAth8pX6YiyqumHq0ZHKTzAU

Working Families Party Town Hall: https://www.facebook.com/watchparty/836985663445044/