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Statewide resources

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Child Care

NC DHHS: if you or someone you know needs child care for school-age children, call 1-888-600-1685. Specialists will provide you with referrals to licensed child care programs that are open and have vacancies. Care options are also available for children from infants through age 12. More details in English | in Spanish. View the Parent Toolkit on What To Know When Looking for School-Age Child Care here

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COVID-19 Testing

NC DHHS: find a COVID-19 test location near you based on your address, zip code, or county. 

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COVID-19 Vaccine

NC DHHS: learn more about North Carolina's COVID-19 Vaccine Plan. 

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Employment

Employment Security Commission: Read the FAQ, file an Unemployment Claim or call 1-888-737-0259.

NC Justice Center: Know your rights to paid leave, unemployment insurance, and safe work.

BlogLost Your Job Because of COVID-19? Here are Your Next Steps​

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Financial support

Crisis Assistance Ministry: provides assistance and advocacy for people in financial crisis, helping them move toward self-sufficiency.

IRS: this information is what you need to know about your Economic Impact Payment.

Health insurance: if you have recently lost or can no longer afford your health insurance, NC DHSS has provided options to make sure that you and your family have access to care. View this document to help you understand what options are available to you

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Financial support for businesses and nonprofits

Centers for Medicaid & Medicaid Services (CMS) COVID-19 Relief for Medicare Providers: this is for health care providers and suppliers impacted by COVID-19.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance Program: these federal funds are reimbursements paid to eligible nonprofits to help respond and recover from disasters like COVID-19.

NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Loan Program: small business owners in North Carolina who has been financially impacted by COVID-19, can apply for this program.

Small Business Administration (SBA): provides small businesses with financial support. For more information see a detailed comparison of the SBA disaster assistance loans.

SBA Express Bridge Loan (EBL) Pilot Program: is offering COVID-19 express disaster assistance to help small business owners recover from the economic impact.

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Food

Food banks in NC: are giving food to those that need it and accepting donations from those that have extra.

Food donations: with the food banks seeing a surge in usage they could use some additional support. If you are able to please consider donating shelf-stable goods, or you can donate money online.

No Kid Hungry NC: is helping make sure kids still have lunches while out of school. Text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites. Use the online map to find drive-thru or pick up site with meals for kids across the state.

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Housing

Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions (HOPE) Program: if you are having a hard time paying for rent or utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions (HOPE) Program can help. This new statewide effort assists eligible low and moderate income renters who are experiencing financial hardship due to the pandemic, and can help prevent evictions and utility disconnections.

North Carolina Housing Coalition: is keeping track of responses and resources affecting the housing stability of North Carolinians in the near and long-term.

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Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)

Debbie Fights Coronavirus Social Story: a short series based on illustrations of how you can help your child understand COVID-19.

Plain language information: for someone with a disability and for young children, it may be hard to understand what is happening right now. Try using this booklet that focuses on the "need to know" information to help.

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Immigration

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: provides emergency assistance and health care response for individuals, families, and businesses affected by COVID-19.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: provides paid sick leave, tax credits, and free COVID-19 testing. It is expanding food assistance and unemployment benefits, and increasing Medicaid funding.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): will not conduct immigration enforcement activities “at or near health care facilities, such as hospitals, doctors’ offices, accredited health clinics, and emergent or urgent care facilities, except in the most extraordinary of circumstances. Individuals should not avoid seeking medical care because they fear civil immigration enforcement.

Latin American Coalition: is offering remote assistance on legal advice, support and resources for Latino families.

Our Bridge: is supporting immigrant families with care packages of food, toys, books, hand sanitizer, and more.

Protecting Immigrant Families: has a list of resources for federal public programs available to support individuals and families during the COVID-19 crisis.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS): will not consider it negatively if an immigrant gets testing, treatment or preventative care for COVID-19 when considering whether an immigrant can be considered a “public charge.” USCIS encourages all immigrants to seek out testing, treatment, and preventative care (including vaccines, if one becomes available) without any negative effect on a future green card application.

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Internet

NC Department of Information Technology: has developed an online map to find free internet spots or free internet service near your address.

Spectrum Wi-Fi hotspots: have opened for public use.

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Mental health

Betterhelp: is an affordable, private online counseling service where you can talk with a licensed professional therapist about depression, anger, stress, anxiety, grief, and more. 

Calm: provides free meditations and resources to support your mental and emotional wellness.

Care for your Coronavirus Anxiety: offers strategies to managing anxiety associated with COVID-19.

Headspace: provides free meditations with topics like sleep and movement exercises to help you with how you are feeling.

Healbright: is a free online mental health program designed to help reduce stress.

Make it Ok: offers resources, podcasts, toolkits, stories and more to those struggling with mental illness.

Mental Health America (MHA): has compiled a range of mental health resources and information help individuals and communities during this time.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): has put together a COVID-19 resource and information guide on how to maintain and get help with mental health during this time. English | Spanish

PsychCentral: has a list of 10 free mental health mobile apps.

Talkspace: is an online therapy company that is offering free therapist-led support groups via Facebook.

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Reading

BookBub: Provides free and reduced eBook recommendations based on your reading preferences.

FreeBOOKSYFinds the best free eBooks that are available for your Kindle/Kindle App, Nook, Apple, or Kobo. Enter what eReader you use and which genres you love to read and FreeBOOKSY will send you emails filled with free books.

Kindle: Offers free books daily and you can search for free ebooks by filtering the Kindle books by price: low to high. Kindle is a mobile app available in the Apple App Store, Google Play or on a Kindle device.

Libby AppAccess your local libraries ebooks and audiobooks from one location. If you have more than one library card you can connect them all to the Libby App. You can download in the Apple App Store, Google Play or send books to your Kindle device.

Project Gutenberg: Has great older literary works. Most were published before 1924, with some published in the decades after.

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Support groups and meetups

In The Rooms: has access free online meetings for those in recovery.

Smart Recovery: offers an online community with virtual meetings, forums and discussions.

WEConnect and Unity Recover: offering recovery meetings, 7 days a week at 9 a.m., noon, 3 p.m. and 9 p.m.

BlogMaintaining Your Recovery During Coronavirus

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Talk to someone

**ASK: Call **Ask (star star 2-7-5) if you or a loved one is going through a mental health crisis. We are available 24/7 and have licensed clinicians ready to support our 20 counties.

Cardinal Innovations Healthcare: we are available 24/7 on our Access and Crisis line at 1-800-939-5911

Crisis text line: Text HOME to 741741

DIAL (the Disability Information and Access Line): is a hotline to assist individuals with disabilities in finding COVID-19 vaccine appointments and connecting to local services to support successful vaccinations, such as transportation. Call 888-677-1199 Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. or email DIAL@n4a.org.

Hope4Healers Helpline (919-226-2002): Mental health and resilience supports for health care professionals, emergency medical specialists, first responders, other staff who work in health care settings and their families in N.C. experiencing stress from being on the front lines of the state’s COVID-19 response. Available 24/7.

Hope4NC Helpline (855-587-3463): Connect with mental health and resilience supports to help cope and build resilience during this time of crisis. Available 24/7.

HopeLine: Call or text: 919-231-4525 or 1-877-235-4525

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): Call the Helpline 1-800-950-6264 or text NAMI to 741741

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255​ or 1-888-628-9454 (Español)

Promise Resource Network: Call the 24/7 Warm-Line 1-833-390-7728

SAMHSA's National Helpline: Call 24/7 at 1-800-662-4357

The Trevor Project: Call 24/7 TrevorLifeline 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678

Veterans Crisis LineCall 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, or text 838255

View or print helpful COVID-19 phone numbers in North Carolina: English | Spanish 

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Wellness

NC DHHS COVID-19 Community Readiness Toolkit: resources for a variety of mental health needs, including resources for parents engaging in online-school, family-based needs, resources for those within the IDD community and others.

Core Power Yoga: is free collection of yoga and meditation classes through Core Power Yoga on Demand.

Cross Fit at Home: provides free access to various workouts and nutrition videos to preserve your health while you are at home.

Ekhart Yoga: is offering 12 free online yoga and meditation classes specifically designed to help relieve stress and anxiety.

Fitness Blender: is offering free workout videos based on difficulty, focus, and equipment available.

Nike Run Club: is a free app that helps you track your run and allows access to guided runs hosted by coaches.

ObeFitness: offers live fitness classes with a 30-day free trial (use code ATHOME).

Peloton: offers bike, treadmill, outdoor walking/running classes, strength, yoga and meditation. Their app is free for 90 days and you do not need to have a Peloton to use it.

Planet Fitness: is offering free online workouts via Facebook Live every day at 7 p.m. EST.

Pop Sugar Fitness: is a free YouTube exercise channel that offers free fitness tutorials and videos.

For more free workout resources, check out 10 free workout apps to keep you fit while staying home and social distancing.

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County resources

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Alamance County

County government

Website | Facebook | Twitter
COVID-19 Hotline call 1-336-290-0361

 

Emergency Management Agency

Website | Facebook | Twitter
 

Food

Alamance County Community Services Agency (ACCSA): is offering food pick-up. Must be an Alamance county resident. Open 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Friday | Address: 236 N. Mebane Street, Suite 103, Burlington, NC 27217 | Call: 1-336-229-7031

DreamAlign Ministries Inc.: is offering a drive up pantry. Open 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m. on Mondays and 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Fridays | Address: 124 East Pine Street, Graham, NC 27253 | Call: 1-336-270-5238

Dream Center: is serving meals through a drive-thru system. Open 5 - 7 p.m. on Thursdays | Address: 1423 N Church Street, Burlington, NC 27217 | Call: 1-336-438-1463

Salvation Army Food Pantry: is offering food pick up. Open Monday - Friday from 1 - 3:30 p.m. | Address: 812 N Anthony Street, Burlington, NC 27217 | Call: 1-336-227-5529

YMCA Feeding Program: is offering meals to anyone 18 years or younger, no sign-up required. This will be in a grab and go format. Lunch will be provided 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and dinner 3 - 5 p.m. Address: 1346 South Main Street, Burlington, NC 27215 | Call: 1-336-395-962

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Caswell County

County government

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Chatham County

County government

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Emergency Management Agency

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Food

Chatham Outreach Alliance (CORA) Food Pantry: is offering emergency food to individuals and families in need. 

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Davidson County

County government

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Emergency Management Agency

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Davie County

County government

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Emergency Management Agency

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Forsyth County

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Emergency Management Agency

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Franklin County

County government

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Emergency Management Agency

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Granville County

County government

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Emergency Management Agency

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Public Health

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Halifax County

County government

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Emergency Management Agency

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Food

Union Mission of Roanoke Rapids: offering daily food bags at 4 p.m. Address: 1310 Roanoke Avenue, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870

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Mecklenburg County

County government

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Emergency Management Agency

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Food

Loaves & Fishes: open Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Address: 648 Griffith Road, Charlotte, NC 28217 | Call: 1-704-523-4333​

Matthews Help Center & Thrift Shop: open Mondays and Tuesdays from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Call ahead and schedule an appointment for curb side pickup, 1-704-847-8383​. Address: 119 N Ames St, Matthews, NC 28105

Pineville Neighbors Place: open Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Address: 10725 Industrial Dr, Pineville, NC 28134 | Call: 1-704-972-8722

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina: find a location near you. Call: 1-704-376-1785​

Servants Heart: must either call ahead at 1-704-680-6533 ext 4 or email rochelle@servantsheart.org. Address: N 9229 Lawyers Rd, Mint Hill, NC

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Orange County

County government

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Email your questions to covid19@orangecountync.gov 
COVID-19 Hotline call 1-919-245-6111 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.
 

COVID-19 Testing

The Orange County Health Department now offers free COVID-19 testing on weekdays (Monday-Friday) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the parking lot in front of the Whitted Human Services Center, 300 W. Tryon St., Hillsborough, N.C. Pre-registration is encouraged and may be done online. Select Orange County. More information here.

 

Emergency Management Agency

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Person County

County government

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Emergency Management Agency

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Rockingham County

County government

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Emergency Management Agency

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Rowan County

County government

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Emergency Management Agency

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Food

Main Street Mission: is offering a drive-thru option, open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Address: 306 S Main St, China Grove, NC 28023

Rowan Helping Ministries: open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

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Stokes County

County government

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Emergency Management Agency

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Vance County

County government

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Emergency Management Agency

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Food 

The Help Center: open Monday and Tuesday 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Address: 415 Raleigh Road, Henderson, NC, 27536 | Call: 1-252-572-3203
 

Public Health

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Warren County

County government

Website | Facebook 
COVID-19 Information Line call 1-252-257-7132 Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
 

Emergency Management Agency

Website | Twitter
 

Food

Loaves & Fishes Ministries Food Pantry: open Monday and Friday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Wednesday 2 - 6 p.m. | Address: 538 W Ridgeway Street, Warrenton, NC 27589 | Call: 1-252-257-1160

The Help Center: is open by appointment only, call 1-252-572-3203

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