DISASTER ASSISTANCE

New Coronavirus (COVID-19) Responses

Several COVID-19 disaster assistance responses have recently been put into effect to help individuals and businesses deal with the wide-spread health, economic, and social impacts of COVID-19. See the information below for major government and charity disaster assistance resources. Also check your community and health pages for more local resources.

The Disaster Distress Hotline is a free resource for anyone seeking counseling to deal with the stress of COVID-19. It is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year national hotline providing immediate counseling. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.

1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767)

 

American Red Cross is a major provider of assistance preparing for, during, and after disasters.  See site to find local Red Cross chapters, open shelters, help locating family members, and links to other disaster preparation, recovery, and relief resources.  

A centralized online resource to find information about and apply for government disaster assistance.  Search the site’s database or map for local disaster assistance resources.

A centralized online resource with information on federal benefits that you may be eligible for in the United States, including disaster relief.  See site to search for federal and state-level benefit programs.

1-800-621-FEMA (3362)

See site to find local Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs).  The centers are accessible facilities and mobile offices where you can visit to learn about Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other disaster assistance programs.

1-800-304-9320 (HUD FHA Resource Center)

recovery@hud.gov

A centralized online resource for information on housing assistance after disasters from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and its federal and state partners.

NATIONAL DISASTER DISTRESS HELPLINE

1-800-985-5990 or 212-461-4635 (if in Puerto Rico)
Text TalkWithUs to 66746 or Hablanos to 6676 (for Spanish)

Talk to crisis counselors for help coping emotionally or mentally after a recent disaster.

info@probono.net

 

A centralized national resource for legal aid, pro bono and criminal defender attorneys across the country on legal issues related to all types of disasters.

1-800-659-2955 (TTY/TDD: 1-800-877-8339)

disastercustomerservice@sba.gov

See site for information and to apply for low-interest loans from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to help businesses and homeowners recover from disasters.

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