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During this time, may be stressful for people pleas share this or reach out if you need help. Below is a list of resources that you or someone else may be useful for.

Governor DeSantis Updates

Follow Governor Ron DeSantis Facebook for live press conferences and updates

Website: https://www.flgov.com

Florida Department of Health

COVID-19 Call Center is available 24/7, 1 (866) 779-6121, COVID-19@flhealth.gov
What to know about COVID-19 in Florida

Website: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/

Florida Department of Children and Families

News and updates for child care, mental health and substance abuse around Florida.

Website: https://www.myflfamilies.com/

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call 1-800-273-8255, text MHFA to 741741 to talk to a Crisis Text Line counselor or visit https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Website: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Disaster Distress Helpline

800-985-5990

Veterans Crisis Line

Call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 or visit https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/

Website: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/

Connections by CHESS Health App

A free, evidence-based mobile app proven to provide ongoing support and relapse prevention to people recovering from substance-use-disorders.

211 Helpline Florida

The United Way is aiding those who effected by the coronavirus pandemic. If you or somebody you know needs help, please reach out through calling, texting, chatting, or emailing. Call 2-1-1 or (352) 332-4636. Calling is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Text your zip code to 898-211.

Crisis Centers

Crisis Centers provide 24/7 free, confidential emotional support- Dial 211 or visit crisiscenter.com

Website: crisiscenter.com

National Council for Behavioral Health-

COVID-19 behavioral health resources for the public and behavioral health organizations

Website: https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/

Mental Health First Aid-

Advice on helping others, as well as ourselves, with depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders.

Website: https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/

Big Bend Community Base Care

Panhandle

Website: https://www.bigbendcbc.org

LSF Health Systems

Northeast, North Central Florida

Website: https://www.lsfnet.org/lsf-health-systems/

Central Florida Behavioral Health Network

Suncoast region

Website: https://www.cfbhn.org

Central Florida Cares

Central Florida region

Website: http://centralfloridacares.org

Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network

Treasure Coast region

Website: https://www.sefbhn.org

Broward Behavioral Health Coalition

Broward County

Website: https://bbhcflorida.org

Thriving Minds

South Florida – Miami Date and Monroe County

Website: https://bbhcflorida.org

Agency for Heath Care Administration

Agency for Heath Care Administration (AHCE) new website of all agency’s guidance http://ahca.myflorida.com/covid-19_alerts.shtml

Website: http://ahca.myflorida.com/covid-19_alerts.shtml

National Council for Behavioral Health

Information and guidance for providers

Website: https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/covid19/

Website: https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/covid19/covid-19-member-resources/

Meals for Kids

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services partnered with 2-1-1 to create the resources. Floridians can text FLKIDSMEALS to 211-211 to find the closest participating Summer Break Spot location with meals available. Residents can also call 2-1-1 to speak with a live operator for additional information

Website: https://summerbreakspot.freshfromflorida.com/

Feeding Florida

Local food pantries may begin facing shortages as the coronavirus pandemic worsens. Feeding Florida features a way to donate to nonprofits and community-based organizations that provide food and other resources to our most vulnerable populations. Feeding Florida also allows those in need of food to search for their nearest food pantry.

Website: https://www.feedingflorida.org/

Elder Helpline Information and Assistance Service

Information regarding elder services and activities is available through the Elder Helpline Information and Assistance service within each Florida County. All Elder Helplines can be accessed at 1-800-96-ELDER (800-963-5337)

Florida Department of Elder Affairs

News, programs and resources for Florida’s elderly population, the most effected by the virus

Website: http://elderaffairs.state.fl.us/

Senior Shopping Hours

Grocery stores around Florida have designated a special “Senior Hour” outside of their normal business hours to give those most vulnerable to the virus first access to food and necessities

Publix – Open for shoppers 65+ on Tuesday’s and Wednesdays from 7am-8am

Whole Foods – Open to shoppers 60+ one hour before opening to the general public

Target – Will reserve the first hour of shopping each Wednesday for vulnerable guests

Walmart – Will open one hour early every Tuesday for shoppers 60+

Dollar General – Will dedicated the first hour of each day to seniors

Fresh Market – Will dedicate 8am-9am on Monday through Friday for seniors

Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program

Short-term, interest free loan applications for small businesses.

Website: https://floridadisasterloan.org/

Tax day has been extended to July 15

Read more here

Website: www.irs.gov/coronavirus

CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019

Latest news and updates from the Center for Disease Control.

Website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html

Department of Homeland Security

Guidelines on pandemics and national security.

Website: https://www.ready.gov/pandemic

World Health Organization-

Live international updates, advice and news.

Website: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

White House

President Donald Trump’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America

Website: Whitehouse.gov

CDC- Getting Your Home Ready

Guidance on preparing households for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/get-your-household-ready-for-COVID-19.html

Mortgage flexibility

Federal regulators, through the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, are ordering lenders to offer homeowners flexibility.
Power companies around Florida, such as Duke Energy, will not disconnect any customer’s service for non-payment, in order to give customers experiencing financial hardship extra time to make payments. Power companies will continue to read meters and send bills. Customers should pay what they can to avoid building up a large balance that will be harder to pay off later.

If you are unable to pay your mortgage due to the COVID-19 pandemic, talk to your mortgage lender about Home Loans Special Payment Forbearance and loan extensions to assist with suspending payments.

Website: https://www.fanniemae.com/portal/media/corporate-news/2020/covid-homeowner-assistance-options-7000.html

Florida Department of Transportation

Follow for updates to Florida’s public transportation system.
Toll fare will now only be paid by Sunpass or toll-by-plate

Website: https://www.fdot.gov/

Florida Public Assistance

Is accepting public assistance grant applications to those effected by COVID-19 until April 12, 2020

Website: https://floridapa.org/

United Way Community Economic Relief

1-866-211-9966
Help with bills, rent and food. Provide zip code and a list of local agencies will be provided

Reemployment Assistance Benefits

Click on the Reemployment Assistance Service Center to learn more about applying for unemployment assistance.

Website: http://www.floridajobs.org/Reemployment-Assistance-Service-Center/reemployment-assistance/claimants

US Department of Labor

Provides news, facts and resources about the coronavirus to employees.

Website: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/

Unemployment and Reemployment

Information about filing for unemployment and reemployment resources

Website: https://www.stateofflorida.com/articles/florida-unemployment/

Florida Department of Education

Issues daily updates on distant learning options and the extended Spring Break vacation.

Website: http://www.fldoe.org/em-response/index.stml

Resources for Families

Resources and private offers made available by the state of Florida and private companies to families during the extended spring break.

Website: http://fldoe.org/em-response/resources-families.stml

Department of Education

Resources for students and school personnel on the coronavirus.

Website: https://www.ed.gov/coronavirus

Humane Society

Humane Societies around Florida are providing dog and cat food to the public through their food assistance programs listed on their website

Website: https://www.humanesociety.org/

Price Gouging

Call 1-866—9NO-SCAM. To report price gouging go online MyFloridaLegal.com

Website: MyFloridaLegal.com