New Orleans Trans/Non-binary Resource Guide for Coronavirus Relief

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General

Call 211 to get connected to basic health and human services near you (including assistance finding healthcare, employment, and housing): https://www.louisiana211.org/about.html 

Housing and evictions

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services: https://slls.org/get-help/ OR legal aid and eviction hotline 1-844-244-7871 (might send to voicemail)

Report your landlord form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfweZE5LgKEuK82M9gd4UG5FGGdZC9Hpkkz1q_uMVSwYg5g2Q/viewform?fbclid=IwAR1hwaGUW3wmwX4_TZ9q8C5qb-8f0pA9eHB0LNnlo_pVeaYGcDUiWOKT6M4 

Pro Bono Project: http://probono-no.org/forms 

Share stories to abusive landlord database: frank@jpnsi.org  

Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative advice for Section 8 & Public Housing Tenants:

“HANO's offices are currently closed. If you have lost your job or income, it is EXTREMELY important that you contact your case worker and let them know so your tenant portion can be adjusted. Make sure that you leave a paper trail showing that you have communicated with your case worker. Your case worker's email is usually first initial last name @ hano.org (example: asmith@hano.org). You can also call and leave a voice message, but be sure that you record the voicemail on your phone so you have evidence that you informed HANO of your job or income loss.

Our understanding is that Section 8 inspections for new housing should still be happening. Be in contact with your case worker if you are waiting on your new housing being approved. In order to check on the inspection status of your new home, you can contact the company, McCright, at 504-401-9529 or you can email inspections@mccright.com.

If your new housing has not yet been approved, it is possible to stay in your current apartment in many circumstances with your landlord's permission. As long as HANO is aware that you are staying at your old address they should still pay the landlord their portion. Please contact your landlord and your case worker and make sure both agree to this arrangement.

Please remember that you can still lose your voucher or your public housing unit if you do not pay rent. HANO has frozen all eviction proceedings until April 30th, but you are still vulnerable during this time for unpaid rent or other lease violations.”

Food

Southern Solidarity free food deliveries for homeless/houseless people: https://southernsolidarity.org/contact/

Louisiana schools offering meals to children: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VSV0aa4DEFxl-VUdDfIDCVyaLZmJRgsfKAnFvKrE6yg/edit#gid=1784973409 

New Orleans schools offering meals to children:

https://opsbus-my.sharepoint.com/personal/efreeman_opsb_us/_layouts/15/onedrive.aspx?id=%2Fpersonal%2Fefreeman%5Fopsb%5Fus%2FDocuments%2FCOVID%2D19%20FOR%20WEB%2FCOVID19%20Citywide%20Grab%20N%20Go%20Locations%5F032220%2Epdf&parent=%2Fpersonal%2Fefreeman%5Fopsb%5Fus%2FDocuments%2FCOVID%2D19%20FOR%20WEB&originalPath=aHR0cHM6Ly9vcHNidXMtbXkuc2hhcmVwb2ludC5jb20vOmI6L2cvcGVyc29uYWwvZWZyZWVtYW5fb3BzYl91cy9FY3k0cEhkU0RBeEpuMkVsU29iWGdyZ0JDdHI2TW9pQW4tU1E5ZUhDS1Q1TjVBP3J0aW1lPWhNZk5fNjNPMTBn 

Apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): http://www.dcfs.louisiana.gov/page/snap-how-to-apply 

Free meals Wed/Sun at noon by Bethlehem Lutheran Church: https://www.blcnola.org/conference 

Meals for homeless/houseless people (3 locations): https://ready.nola.gov/NOLAReady/media/Documents/Homeless-Meal-Service-Locations-03-20-(002).pdf 

Starting March 17th, from 3-5pm, going from Monday to Friday, NOLA Tree Project will be distributing free hot meals from Second Harvest. Pick Up Location:  Nola Tree Project Headquarters - 1509 Filmore Ave, New Orleans.  

NORD Commission hot meals for youth (18 and under): https://nordc.org/getattachment/Homepage-Alerts/Second-Harvest/NORD-Feeding-Sites_2020.pdf/?lang=en-US

(?) Total Community Action appointment scheduling for energy payment assistance for seniors (requires social security cards: (504) 882-7181 or https://tca.itfrontdesk.com/apptonline/landing.html?client_code=TOTALCAP or pick up application packet at

Toups Meatery is offering “Family Meal” every day at 3PM (until they run out) free of charge for the needy and especially those in the service industry . You must call ahead so they can safely box your food. Toups Meatery is located at 854 N. Carrollton Avenue. For more information, please call (504) 252-4999.

Carmo Tropical Cafe free meals by reservation (Tues.-Fri.): https://www.cafecarmo.com/book-online 

Assistance applying for SNAP, Medicaid: http://www.ccano.org/press/ccano-offers-assistance/ 

COVID-19 Testing:

https://ready.nola.gov/incident/coronavirus/resources/#testing 

Hospitality, cultural, tipped, and gig workers

One Fair Wage Emergency Worker Fund, apply for aid (must have Paypal): https://ofwemergencyfund.org/help

(? Cochon) Louisiana Restaurant Workers Relief Program: https://leeinitiative.org 

Link to add a service industry member to the NOLA Virtual Tip Jar, donations directly to service workers: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdZAlh8WArBlFlZUGmjYKrL5apBRdHjp772k70xDNOQ0cxF2A/viewform 

US Bartenders’ Guild mutual aid grant applications: https://www.usbgfoundation.org/beap 

Restaurant Workers Community Foundation Additional Resource List: https://www.restaurantworkerscf.org/news/2020/3/15/resources-for-restaurants-and-workers-coping-with-the-covid-19-emergency 

Restaurant Opportunities Center additional resource list: https://rocunited.org/stop-the-spread/coronavirus-support/ 

Other LGBT support

Know your rights for accessing homelessness services: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19t18Oz1cvQ36zGjH6OtvjgvEmtcYlaHf/view?fbclid=IwAR3sGM5jZbdzA-zx_uoa7Ol0foPovssbijqC8j5jSl8elbvSvrLBVMbtQsk 

Weekly food deliveries for LGBT people, service industry, and gig workers: https://www.crescentcity.com/get-meal-assistance/sign-up/ 

Trans lifeline: https://www.translifeline.org/ 

Trans Lifeline mental health hotline: 877-565-8860

Trans Equality “What Trans People Need to Know:” https://transequality.org/covid19 

Directory of LGBT friendly healthcare providers: http://www.glma.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.ViewPage&PageID=939 

Southern Legal Helpline for LGBT and HIV-related discrimination (M-F, 9-5): 214-219-8585 or contact online at https://www.lambdalegal.org/helpdesk

LGNT National Hotline (peer support and further resource guidance): 888-843-4564

Youth talkline: 800-246-7743

Senior hotline: 888-234-7243

Trevor Chat suicide youth LGBT hotline: 1-866-488-7386 or https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help-now/ 

CashApp Debit Card

https://cash.app/help/us/en-us/3080-cash-card-get-started 

Local mutual aid networks

COVID-19 Mutual Aid New Orleans: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=covid-19%20mutual%20aid%20(new%20orleans)&epa=SEARCH_BOX

Mutual Aid-New Orleans: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MutualAidNOLA/ 

Essential goods

Diaper Bank: https://www.jlno.org/community/diaper-bank/ 

Mental Health

Keeping Calm Through COVID Hotline: 1-866-310-7977

Center for Hope free telehealth: (855) 241-6006

Resource Guide to talk to children by National Association of School Psychologists: https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource?fbclid=IwAR07IiN1VDhI2gBWRTKREIdMpbBq363nQadpAA4cY9n8vHy3YCuGOeMlFuU 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration helpline for immediate crisis counseling, multilingual: 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746

(? mostly connected to govt) List of other LA hotlines: http://centerforhopeservices.com/louisiana-emergency-crisis-hotlines-and-helplines/ 

Domestic Violence

New Orleans Family Justice Center: (504) 866-9554

Women With a Vision: (504) 302-8822

Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response: (855) 435-STAR

Stimulus Checks:

Get your payment: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment?fbclid=IwAR1EJncHHYC7gRvGvwYZGK0bCF0PdVsSVApDbsO_TyTJtv37dhVzzS1rh20