Community Resources During Coronavirus Outbreak

Community Resources During Coronavirus Outbreak

The coronavirus outbreak is an unprecedented challenge that we must all take very seriously. Stay home if you can. If you MUST go out, practice social distancing and stay at least six feet away from other people. This page offers a guide to resources that will be available to people across Louisiana, broken down by region. We will keep this page updated as new information becomes available.

Louisiana Statewide

Departments or Agencies with Dedicated COVID-19 Pages:

Health Resources

Business & Economic Resources

Legal Resources

Other Resources

National Information

CARES Act Information

Federal programs & Legislation

Families First Coronavirus Response Act 
 Here's a summary of the bill.

General Information

General Resources

New Orleans

Health Resources

  • Testing sites
  • NOLA Ready--Coronavirus
  • The Lens NOLA is providing a Coronavirus Guide with news and other updates
  • The City of New Orleans is asking for medical and behavioral health volunteers. Sign up here.
  • The Data Center COVID-19 Research
  • New Orleans Family Justice Center Mental Health Resources
    • Immediate phone support if you want more immediate options: Our main office line is 504-592-4005 but open 9-5p. You can call 211, which is a local 24 hour mental health counseling support. If you'd like to text chat with someone directly from the National Domestic Violence Hotline you can text LOVEIS to 22522. Sometimes it can be nice to connect with someone immediately and talk about thoughts and ideas you're having. Even during this time, if you are in an emergency I encourage you to go to your nearest hospital or call 911. Your safety is always important, no matter what’s going on!
  • Local New Orleans Crisis Resources
    • Metropolitan Human Services District 24/7 Crisis Line: 504 -826-2675
    • Louisiana Department of Health Keep Calm Through COVID 24/7 Counseling Hotline: 1-866-310-7977
    • SAMHSA National Substance Abuse and Mental Health 24/7 Helpline: 1-800-662-4357
    • Louisiana Department of Health Compulsive Gambling Hotline: 1-877-770-7867
    • Nola Ready: Text COVIDNOLA to 888-777 for updates OR visit
    • Louisiana Department of Health General Information Hotline: 211

Family & Children Resources

  • Nola311: Unmet needs (such as prescriptions, meals and supplies) for our elderly and at-risk population can be requested by heading to or calling 3-1-1 (504-658-2299)
  • GNO Caring Collective COVID-19 Aid & Assistance Program  If you are an at-risk member of our community, PLEASE STAY HOME. We got you, baby! Text or Leave Voice Mail: 504.233.8707 • We will be there for each other!
    • Free Delivery of Groceries, Prescriptions & Toiletries
    • Free Laundry Service for Folks Without a Washer & Dryer at home
    • Free School Meal Delivery for Families With Young Kids at Home
  • La Colectividad de solidaridad de GNO: El Progra de ayuda y asistencia para Covid-19 de Nueva Orleans. Si estas en riesgo y eres miembro de la comunidad porfavor quédate en casa.  NOSOTROS CUBRIMIOS POR TI QUERID@ Envía un mensaje de texto o deja un mensaje de voz: 504-233-8707 •  Nosotros estamos aquí el uno para el otro!
    • Entrega gratuita de provisiones, recetas medicas y otros artículos.
    • Services de lavanderia para paersonas sin secadora y lavadoras en el hogar.
    • Entrega gratuita de comidas para familias con inõs pequeños en edades escolares.
  • Total Community Action Food Pantry, located at 4518 Thalia Street, will offer supplemental food assistance to families daily between the hours of 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m, beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020. During the emergency declaration all families are eligible and encouraged to participate in the supplemental food distribution.
  • Second Harvest ( is looking for volunteers, as well as donations of fresh produce, non-perishable items, money, and cleaning supplies.
  • New Orleans Mutual Aid Society Resource FormNew Orleans Mutual Aid Society is a hyper-local mutual aid society powered by each of us. We are working together to provide for one another with a spirit of solidarity. We all want to feel useful and cared for during this time. By filling out this form, you are helping put resources where they're needed in our community and letting us know what sort of support you may be needing in this ever-changing situation.
  • Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans COVID-19 Emergency Financial Assistance Program

Business & Economic Resources

Baton Rouge


St. Bernard Parish

  • The Meraux Foundation is responding to the global COVID-19 pandemic through a Response Grant Program that is funding existing 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations serving St. Bernard Parish.