FINANCIAL HELP (for individuals and businesses) 

Includes HOUSING and basic needs, small business FUNDING, tech support, COVID supplies, Employment/Unemployment help, and more ...

National and Local Financial Information Services Related to COVID-19

(also see page on Resources - CLICK HERE)

American Red Cross

Information, resources and services related to the financial consequences of losing a loved one due to COVID-19. 

Army Emergency Relief

Financial Assistance for Army members

866-878-6378 or call Red Cross SAF at 877-272-7337

https://www.armyemergencyrelief.org/covid19/

 
Aunt Bertha The Social Care Network

Search for free or reduced cost services like medical care, food, job training, and more.

https://www.auntbertha.com/

 

The Brave of Heart Fund

The Fund is designed to provide financial support in the form of charitable relief grants to support the families of healthcare workers who lose their lives to COVID-19.

(855) 334-7932

https://www.braveofheartfund.com/

 

CARES Act

The CARES Act was passed by the Federal Government to provide financial support to citizens while they are being affected by the virus. The attached link allows the client to check the status of that payment.

800-829-1040

https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus-tax-relief-and-economic-impact-payments

 

Carson's Village

Carson's Village helps families deal with complexities of loss, from organizing and paying for a funeral to healing from loss through therapy and every step in between.

877-789-0722

https://carsonsvillage.org/

Community Action Programs in RI

401-921-4968

224 Buttonwoods Avenue, Warwick, RI

 

Covid-19 Healthwell Foundation

Assistance with costs associated with delivered food, medication, diagnostics, transportation and telehealth as a result of COVID-19 risk or incidence.

(800) 675-8416

https://www.healthwellfoundation.org/fund/covid-19-fund/

 

DAV

There are thousands of disabled veterans in need, and DAV is here to help. In response to this unprecedented event, we are establishing a COVID-19 Relief Fund to provide help to service-connected disabled veterans who have lost employment.

1-888-604-0234 (Local Telephone numbers are available on website)

https://www.dav.org/covidrelief/

 

Healthcare.gov - Marketplace coverage & Coronavirus

You may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period or a change in Marketplace plan if COVID-19 impacts your income, existing health insurance  or household.

1-800-318-2596            (TTY: 1-855-889-4325)

https://www.healthcare.gov/coronavirus

 

Healthwell Foundation

COVID-19 Insurance Premium Payment Assistance Fund.

(800) 675-8416

https://www.healthwellfoundation.org/fund/covid-19-insurance-premium-payment-assistance/


Military OneSource

Provides 24/7 resources by phone & online for currently serving military and veterans for one year after separation. Provides free non-medical and financial counseling, MilSpouse employment and transition assistance, specialty consultations and orderable materials at no cost. Funded by DoD.

800-342-9647

www.militaryonesource.mil

 

National Veterans Foundation

Information and Crisis Hotline for all Veterans and their families

888-777-4443

https://nvf.org/the-nvfs-responds-to-covid-19/

 

Navy Marine Corp Relief Society

Financial assistance for Navy and Marine Corp members

(800)-654-8364 or call Red Cross SAF at 877-272-7337

https://nmcrs.org/

 

NeedyMeds

National non-profit that connects people to programs that will help them afford their medications and other healthcare costs - offering national COVID-19 services programs. 

HELPLINE: 1-800-503-6897

https://www.needymeds.org/

 

Navicore Solutions

Navicore Solutions is a national leader in the field of nonprofit financial counseling

800-992-4557

www.navicoresolutions.org

 

Operation HOPE

Faced with the financial reality of job loss, business interruption, credit issues, and debt, affected Americans need the support of HOPE Inside Disaster, HOPE's division for disaster preparedness and recovery. HOPE Inside Disaster is the only financial emergency preparedness and recovery service in the country. Operation HOPE pioneered the new federal policy space of emergency disaster preparedness, response and recovery. Our teams assist in response to federally-declared disasters to serve as a financial advocate for local residents and small business owners.

Visit Operation HOPE

 

Pandemic of Love

Pandemic of Love is a grassroots, mutual aid organization with chapters all over the country. Our mission is to provide financial assistance to individuals and families impacted by COVID-19. That assistance comes through a direct match with a donor who directly transfers funds to the recipient or pays a bill(s) for them to help alleviate suffering and a burden in some way. Our donors most often assist with things like rent, utility payments, cell phone bills, health insurance premiums, medical bills, funeral costs and groceries/essentials.

https://www.pandemicoflove.com/

 

Social Security Administration

How Social Security can help you when a family member dies  (Available in English and Spanish)

1-800-772-1213 or TTY 1-800-325-0778 if you are deaf or hard of hearing

https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10008.pdf

Business Help:

Commerce RI

www.commerceri.org

401-278-9100

Covid-19 Economic Help

CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW:

COVID-19 SUPPORT– SBA small business funding  (PPP and EIDL)

COVID-19 SUPPORT– Non-SBA small business funding 

COVID-19 SUPPORT – Tech help for small business 

COVID-19 SUPPORT – Supplies for small businesses

COVID-19 SUPPORT – Resources for restaurants and retail

COVID-19 SUPPORT – Face covering rules and resources

COVID-19 SUPPORT – Relief for tenants and employees

COVID-19 – FAQs

RI Department of Labor & Training

https://dlt.ri.gov/

401-415-6772

COVID-19 Assistance Line: 401-462-2020

COVID-19 emaildlt.covid19@dlt.ri.gov

This is where you get help and apply for unemployment insurance including specific COVID related support, job training, opportunities, resources and more.

Jobseekers can visit www.EmployRI.org to find jobs as well as other important resources including information on unemployment insurance, resume tips and other COVID-19 updates. Employers looking to hire quickly can post jobs on EmployRI for free and dedicated specialists at SkillsRI will facilitate matches with qualified candidates.

     Re-Opening RI

www.reopeningRI.com

Provides necessary guidance and mandatory protocols for the safe re-opening of Rhode Island's diverse businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic including workplace resources. These protocols can and likely will change during the year if/when cases of COVID-19 fluctuate. 

 Mortgage/Rent Assistance 

ATTENTION LANDLORDS:  Please!  Are you willing to work with housing programs? The issue of housing availablity is critical and we are facing a homelessness Crisis.  These programs provide guaranteed income for landlords and incentive bonuses.

RI Housing

401-457-1234

www.rihousing.com

email scheduling@rihousing.com.

If you need to submit paperwork or a payment, please mail to:

RIHousing, 44 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903

HomeSafe Initiative, which provides one-time temporary financial assistance to eligible Rhode Island residents facing a short-term housing crisis. Assistance is available for COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 emergencies.

Rental Assistance Programs in RI CLICK HERE!

Eviction Resources for Renters:

visit Safe Harbor Housing Program or call 211. Crossroads Rhode Island,

call 401-277-4316,

or email cestream@crossroadsri.org.

FOR BUSINESSES:

Protect yourself and your customers

Learn about safety guidelines for re-opening here: 
https://www.reopeningri.com & https://commerceri.com/

Do you need access to personal protection equipment (PPE)? These resources can help:

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