COVID Resources

Below are national, state and local resources, which we update as new information becomes available. 

Additional Local Jewish Community Resources: Area Resources:
  • Baltimore Together repository of resources for residents and businesses, including loan and grant information and unemployment insurance benefits.
  • Baltimore County Together produce kits available for online ordering and delivery.
  • Senior Call Check Program, a free, daily automated call to older adults living alone at a regularly scheduled time between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
  • Map of COVID-19 resources in the Baltimore City includes food distribution sites, primary care clinics for the uninsured and locations of grocery stores with special services for seniors.
  • 211 Maryland Helpline for Central Maryland residents (with or without health insurance) to be connected 24/7 to a healthcare professional for information, support and instructions; also provides referrals to food, shelter and emergency housing, access to transitional housing, utility assistance, tax help, eviction prevention services, childcare services, job training, prescription assistance, and addiction treatment.
  • MD Benefits Center provides comprehensive benefits outreach and application assistance to help individuals apply for benefit programs that help them afford food, shelter, healthcare, and prescriptions. It also assists Marylanders in applying for the Food Supplement Program. (855-444-4998, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.).
  • Maryland Health Connection has extended a special enrollment period for health plans until December 15.  Medicaid enrollment is available all year. (855-642-8572, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
  • Locate Child Care can assist workers in finding child care, call: 877-261-0060.
Baltimore Area Meal Programs: Baltimore City Meal Programs: Baltimore County Meal Programs: Stores with Special Shopping Hours for Adults Over 60 and Vulnerable Customers:  Laundry Service:
  • Laundry City – Free pick-up, washing, drying, and delivery for people age 70+
Financial Resources & Information:
  • Mortgage relief options from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Student loan relief options from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Helpful guide from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau with tips about how to protect yourself from the financial impacts of COVID-19
  • Relief for Veterans: The U.S. Department of the Treasury has frozen collection, fees, interest, withholding and collections referrals on VA-related debts. To discuss freezing collection of a debt related to monetary benefits, contact the Debt Management Center at (800) 827-0648. To discuss freezing collection of health care-related debt, contact the Health Resource Center at (888) 827-4817.
  • IRS coronavirus tax relief and economic impact payments page 
  • Economic Relief Plan Q&A from the Washington Post regarding stimulus payments to individuals, expanded unemployment coverage, student loan changes, changes to retirement account rules and more.
Employment/ Unemployment Resources  Please find below links to assist with unemployment benefits in the State of Maryland. To contact a Claim Center, call 410-949-0022 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Business Resources: Mental and Behavioral Health: Domestic Violence Resources Legal Resources: Caregiver Resources: Family Resources: COVID Testing: Please contact a medical professional prior to visiting these test sites as testing is not yet widely available. Utility Services:
  • Free WiFi services outside 10 Baltimore County libraries.
  • BGE will work with residents whose service was disconnected prior to the March 13 moratorium on service disconnections. Residents who have had their electric service disconnected should contact BGE to begin the reconnection process.
  • Comcast will help to keep people connected to the Internet:
    • Free WIFI hotspots – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser.
    • Comcast Internet Essentials “Affordable Internet at Home for Eligible Households”  provides two months of free services for eligible new customers. Available to individuals receiving a public benefit (MEDICAID, Public housing, SNAP, TANF, SSI, National School Lunch Program or Head Start, LIHEAP, WIC, VA PENSION).
Teleconferencing Tools: Additional Sources of Credible Information and Resources:
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