Find Food, Shelter & Other Resources In Your Community
Last updated January 24, 2022
If you or your family are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19, you can get free assistance in your area. We recommend using these free resources below to find access to essential resources in your community.
auntbertha is a free tool to find food, shelter, and other resources in your neighborhood. Visit auntbertha.com and enter your zip code.
211.org or call 211
For assistance with food, paying housing bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services visit 211.org. If you decide to call 211, it is confidential and you will speak with a live specialist in your area who can help with housing or other needs. You can call 24 hours a day, any day.
Feeding America is a nationwide network of food banks. Type in your zip code to find a local food bank near you.
If you have immediate housing needs visit hud.gov/findshelter. Scroll down to “Find a shelter near you” and type in your zip code
Your local United Way can connect you to local resources and assistance. Find the nearest location to you. Visit their website and locate the “Get Help” or “Coronavirus Resources” menu.
Other Local Resources
If you are a student, check your school's website or the school district's website (or Twitter accounts) for all the updated information. Your guidance counselor can also be a resource to information and services. Information about classes, activities and/or fees will be made as the schools learn more.
Local businesses or restaurants may be offering help to those in need. Check out their social pages, like Instagram or Facebook, and local Facebook groups and Community Based Organizations to find out more information.
In Google, search "City of [name of the city you live in] coronavirus" or COVID-19 in place of coronavirus. Most cities have created a comprehensive list of resources for their residents.
You may have heard the the word moratorium in the news. Some cities have passed a moratorium on evictions (being kicked out of your home for not being able to pay rent). This means that the city will prohibit or halt evictions for a certain amount of time. To see if your city has passed a “moratorium” on evictions, include this word in your search.
We know this is a difficult time for most people. We are always here to support you! To be directed to even more resources, text #Hello to 33-55-77.