COVID-19 Resources for Immigrant Communities


  1. Immigrant Eligibility for Public Programs During COVID-19: English, Español

  2. Webinar recording - en español: Know Your Rights: Healthcare and Worker Rights of Undocumented and Immigrant Communities in the COVID-19 Crisis. (Conozca sus derechos: Cuidado de salud y derechos laborales de las comunidades indocumentadas) Topics: healthcare, testing, eligibility, public charge.
  3. Webinar recording from 3/31: What the Stimulus Package Means for Small Businesses & Nonprofits Learn about small business relief included in COVID-19 stimulus package passed by Congress.
  4. Webinar recording from 3/26: State and Local Advocacy Responses to COVID-19. Topics: Federal Relief, Responses at State Level, Case Studies from CO & TN
  5. Tangible Support for Undocumented Communities. En español. From Immigrants Rising
  6. Lista de recursos y fondos de emergencia para comunidades indocumentadas/Resources and emergency funds for undocumented community
  7. How does public charge affect me during COVID-19 pandemic?
  8. Resources from Welcoming America
  9. Health info about COVID-19 in many languages
  10. COVID-19 Information in Endangered Languages
  11. Coronavirus Education Materials in Indigenous Languages, Dialects and Spanish compiled by Rural Women’s Health Project
  12. Know Your Rights guide from Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund- English, En español
  13. COVID-19 Fact Sheets in 35 different languages compiled by COVID-19 Health Literacy Project
  14. Webinar resources from 4/30: Supporting Immigrant-Owned Small Businesses During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Learn practical, holistic approaches to helping immigrant-owned businesses during COVID-19.
  15. A Guide to Providing Mental Health Services to Immigrants Impacted by Changes to DACA and the COVID-19 Pandemic compiled by Informed Immigrant.


  1. Translated COVID-19 resources from the State of Michigan - continually updated, check back
  2. Statewide community resources compiled by Welcoming Michigan - ongoing updates, check back
  3. How to file for unemployment insurance - in English, Arabic, Spanish 
  4. Updates from MIRC: Questions? Call (734) 239-6863
  1. Visit MIRC COVID-19 webpage for resources in both English and en español
  2. Video about access to healthcare and unemployment insurance for noncitizens 
  3. Undocumented folks are covered by ESO Medicaid at emergency rooms and can access primary care at a FQHC:
  1. Public charge rule does not apply to Emergency Services Only (ESO) Medicaid
  1. Unemployment insurance for noncitizens
  2. Recovery rebate checks
  3. Know Your Rights: Important information for agricultural workers
  4. Traveling for essential work during “Stay Home” Executive Order: FAQs, en español, carta para ayudarme comunicar porque estoy viajando o trabajando
  5. Michigan Immigrant Service Providers Guide
  1. Comprehensive resource guide from U of M Poverty Solutions program. Español, Arabic, Bengali
  2. How will the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Emergency Affect My Legal Problem? Michigan Legal Help has resources on a variety of legal issues like eviction & foreclosure. English, en español.
  3. Can I be evicted? Flowchart in English & español
  4. Domestic violence support by city & county
  5. Taxes Information & Support from Accounting Aid Society
  6. Tips for Supporting Student Wellness (Pre-K - 12) - U of M Medical School
  7. Michigan COVID-19 Community Response - where to find resources
  8. List of places Michigan families can get food, cash, internet during coronavirus crisis
  9. Map to Find Meals for Children During School Closure
  10. Mutual Aid Networks
  11. Community Grocery Service (in select communities) To order: To volunteer: 
  12. Want to help fight COVID-19? MDHHS website for volunteers. Trained medical professionals can assist hospitals. Residents can volunteer, give blood, donate money or needed medical supplies.
  13. Webinar recording from 4/1 - Michigan LGBTQ+ Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19 Response 
  14. Small Business Telephone Town Hall with Congresswoman Lawrence. 4/2, 12-1pm. 855-962-1206
  15. Michigan 2-1-1 - Website available in multiple languages. Dial 2-1-1 and once you connect to the operator, they have interpreters in 180+ languages. Adding new COVID-19 specific resources daily.
  16. Bilingual COVID-19 Resources compiled by ACCESS
  17. Stay Home, Stay MIndful website developed by Headspace and MDHHS to provide a new mental health resource for Michiganders to access for free during the COVID-19 pandemic
  18. COVID-19 Community Resources compiled by Advocates and Leaders for Police and Community Trust (ALPACT)
  19. Presentation recording with JCRC/AJC-Detroit on COVID-19 impact on immigrant communities

Metro Detroit

  1. Detroit COVID-19 UndocuFund for undocumented Detroiters who were excluded from stimulus payments authorized by the CARES Act. Applicants must be undocumented and reside in the City of Detroit. Families can receive $500-$2000. Residents apply by contacting 1 of the following 5 agencies:
  • Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation

Languages spoken: Spanish & English

(313) 967-4880

  • Global Detroit

Languages Spoken: Bengali & English

(313) 687-4674


Languages Spoken: Wolof, French & English

(947) 517-7451, (313) 462-9265

  • One Michigan for Immigrant Rights

Languages Spoken: Spanish & English

(313) 473-0490

  • Islamic Center of Detroit

Languages Spoken: Arabic & English

(313) 584-4143

  1. Health care and testing for undocumented immigrants in Detroit / COVID-19 Acceso a Cuidados Médicos para Inmigrantes en Detroit
  2. Wayne Metro is handling the distribution of CARES relief funds in Wayne County. There are 6 types of relief they offer. See here for more information about eligibility and documentation requirements.
  3. Resources from Global Detroit - Info for small businesses, stimulus checks, unemployment, etc. including Paycheck Protection Program in Arabic, Bengali, Spanish
  4. Resources for Detroit families:
  5. City of Detroit community calls Mar 30 - April 16 with bilingual updates
  6. City of Detroit updates and resources - Prevention tips in Arabic, Bengali, Spanish
  • Resources on transportation, food service, and health in Arabic, Bengali, Spanish
  • Testing: Beginning May 20, any Detroit resident can get a free COVID-19 test at the State Fairgrounds. Residents will need to make an appointment and have identification when they arrive for the test. However, they won’t need a doctor’s prescription or to be experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Residents should call (313) 230-0505 to schedule an appointment. Additionally, all essential workers can access free testing. Grocery store and pharmacy employees, food handlers, mail carriers, etc.) can get tested for free. Workers will not need a doctor’s prescription for the test, and do not have to be experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Business owners providing essential services can call (313) 230-0505, register their company and receive an access code. Employees should call (313) 230-0505 to schedule a test. For more information on how to get an appointment for COVID-19 testing at the State Fairgrounds, go to
  1. City of Detroit - District 6 COVID-19 Resource Guide (Southwest Detroit)
  2. Senate District 1 - Information and Resources (includes parts of Detroit & Wayne County)
  3. Resources from One Michigan
  1. Support SE Michigan Undocumented Families - fundraising for families ineligible for social safety net
  2. Southwest Detroit Mutual Community Care - offer or request help, resources, financial assistance
  3. Updates from Detroit Disability Power
  4. Resources for grocery stores and food service workers from the Detroit Food Policy Council.
  5. Detroit Public Schools Community District Food Distribution
  6. Emergency grants available to immigrant-owned, microbusinesses impacted by coronavirus crisis - Applications accepted on rolling basis here. Supporters can donate here.
  7. Detroit Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Fund - $2,500-$10,000 grants for small businesses in the City of Detroit 
  8. Looking for work? Here is a list of companies hiring during the COVID-19 shutdown. Pure Michigan Talent Connect also has a COVID-19 job portal
  9. Organizations needing donations or volunteers
  10. Resources for students and families compiled by Oakland Schools 
  11. Oakland County updates and resources
  12. Wayne County updates and resources
  13. Macomb County updates and resources; in additional languages

Washtenaw County

  1. Updates & resources from Washtenaw County:; multilingual materials available
  2. City of Ann Arbor COVID-19 Information & resources
  3. COVID-19 Recursos en español/COVID-19 Resources Washtenaw County - from WICIR
  4. COVID-19 Community Resources compiled by United Way of Washtenaw County
  5. COVID-19 Washtenaw County resource guide compiled by Second Wave media
  6. Resources for students and families compiled by Ann Arbor Public Schools
  7. Washtenaw Small Business Emergency Relief Fund - grants up to $5,000 for businesses experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19

Grand Rapids/West Michigan

  1. Support undocumented families in West Michigan 
  2. COVID-19 Resources in West Michigan compiled by West Michigan Center for Arts & Technology
  3. Kent County Updates and Resources in English and Spanish; multi-language resources available
  4. Grand Rapids Public Schools COVID-19 resources
  5. West Michigan COVID-19 business coalition has created a resource page for employers and employees affected by COVID-19:


  1. Updates & Resources from City of Lansing:
  2. City of East Lansing updates and resources, including resources for businesses here
  3. Updates & resources from Ingham County 
  4. Audio COVID-19 announcements in other languages compiled by The Refugee Development center
  5. COVID-19 Resources in Mid-Michigan compiled by Mid Michigan College.
  6. The YMCA Healthy Living Mobile Kitchen bus is providing free meals while schools are closed due to COVID-19