The impact of this crisis on individuals and families cannot be overstated. For assistance with food, housing, childcare, or other essential services, you can dial 211 to speak with someone from the UNITED WAY (financial assistance is not available through every 211 network). is also an excellent source for information on health insurance, medical expenses, internet access, unemployment benefits, family and medical leave, mortgage/rent/utilities payment assistance, SNAP (food stamps) as well as other food assistance, relief for the self-employed, and mental health resources.

The following links are provided to assist individuals and their families in finding food, assistance with monthly expenses, legal advice, childcare, health and welfare:


Non-profits can be particularly vulnerable during public health emergencies such as this. Here are some helpful links for you during this time:


The hospitality industry has been profoundly affected by the Covid 19 emergency. Here are some specific resources for these individuals:


The gig economy has grown exponentially over the last decade, and as such, many of these self employed workers do not qualify for unemployment, sick leave, or vacation pay. These organizations specialize in assisting this demographic:


Government stipends and benefits are unavailable to most immigrants and refugees. These helpful programs are available to assist these individuals and their families:

COVID-19 Diagnosed

If you have been diagnosed as Covid 19 positive, these programs are available:

  • DoorDash COVID-19 Financial Assistance Program - Financial assistance for eligible Dashers that are diagnosed with COVID-19 and have been active on the DoorDash platform for at least 60 days and have completed at least 30 deliveries in the last 30 days.
  • HealthWell Foundation COVID-19 Ancillary Costs - Assistance for households that have a positive diagnosis for COVID-19 and have costs associated with delivered food, medication, diagnostics, transportation.


Here is a list of other helpful links for a variety of specific circumstances: