COVID-19 Resource List

LOUISVILLE & SOUTHERN INDIANA AREA RESOURCES

For all things COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV

  • Indiana Dept. of Health COVID-19 Hotline: 877.826.0011
  • Kentucky Dept. of Health COVID-19 Hotline: 800.722.5725

Financial Assistance

One Louisville: COVID – 19 Response Fund – To be eligible for support, individuals/households must be Jefferson County residents with an income at or below 100% Area Median Income and have a need for any of the assistance listed above. They must also demonstrate a loss of earned income related to the COVID-19 pandemic due to medical reasons, business closure or layoff or school closures. The document attached here provides more detail about the documentation required to apply for the One Louisville COVID-19 Response Fund for Household Assistance.  Please be sure to call the Neighborhood Place site nearest you to set up an appointment to begin the application process.

To donate to the One Louisville COVID-19 Response Fund, click here.

The Association of Community Ministries are open and providing emergency assistance.  Please call ahead.  Ministries are based on zip codes. Here’s a link for zip code listings: http://www.louisvilleministries.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/ACM-Zip-Code-Listing.pdf

LHOME Lifeline Loan Program: Up to $500 in direct payment assistance for rent, utilities, or medical expenses. Paid back over 12 months, with 12th payment forgiven with 11 timely payments. 

Utilities

LG&E/KU Customer assistance

Until at least May 1, 2020, LG&E/KU has suspended disconnects for our residential and business customers who may have difficulty paying their bill. We’ve also waived new late fees incurred during this time. Visit the website for more information https://lge-ku.com/covid-19

Louisville Water Co Customer assistance

Louisville Water has suspended turn offs for non-payment. This is a temporary measure and customers are still responsible for paying their water bill. Louisville Water will continue to work with customers who can’t pay by the due date.  Please contact us at 502.583.6610, to help with payment options. For more information on customer assistance programs go to https://www.louisvillewater.com/customer-service/customer-assistance-program.

Employment Assistance

Lift Up Louisville – geared at keeping spirits up and connecting the community

For elderly/at-risk who are homebound

Food Assistance

   Louisville:

  • Blessings in a Backpack: Weekend meals will be available for pickup on Fridays at 14 elementary schools. Schools not serving as meal sites but in need of weekend meals for their program should contact the organization to make arrangements. The 14 schools are: Brandeis, Camp Taylor, Chancey, Engelhard, Fern Creek, Frayser, Jeffersontown, Layne, McFerran, Middletown, Shelby, Watson Lane, Portland and Luhr elementary schools.
  • Dare to Care: Mobile pantries and Zero Hunger mobile market will remain on regular schedules. Grab-and-go cold lunches will be available at Kids Cafe sites. For information on locations, go to https://daretocare.org/need-food/
  • JCPS: Meals will be available for pickup Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Here’s is a listing and map of the food service sites from JCPS  
  • NAFCS: New Albany – Floyd County Schools will be providing FREE MEALS to all children age 18 and under during emergency school closures. Starting March 23, visit one of four sites on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for drive-thru meal services.
  • Louisville Metro Senior Nutrition Program
    • Meals will be available on a first-come, first-served basis from 10 a.m. until noon and are limited to one box per person, containing five frozen meals per pack, each week. Older adults in need are advised to go to the center closest to their homes for assistance. For information, call 502-574-5223. More info
    • Mondays – St. Stephen Church Parking Lot, (1018 S. 15th St., 40210 – Parking lot across the street from St. Stephen Church at the corner of South 15th and Kentucky streets)
    • Tuesdays – Beechmont Community Center (205 Wellington Ave., 40214)
    • Wednesdays – Sun Valley Community Center (6505 Bethany Lane, 40272) and East Government Center (200 Juneau Drive, 40243)
    • Thursdays – New site to be announced soon
    • Fridays – Former Kroger site in Old Louisville (924 S. Second St., 40203) 
  • Restaurant Workers Relief Program by The LEE Initiative
  • Dinners are offered on a first come first serve basis. Limit 2 to a person unless there is an emergency situation. Also supplies on hand for those in need. Please bring a paycheck stub or proof of restaurant employment.
  • Dinner pick up address: 621 West Magnolia Ave, Louisville, KY 40208
  • Pick up time is 5:00pm to 8:30pm nightly. Please come with a list of needs and we will pack and deliver to your car.
  • Support with a donation: https://leeinitiative.org/

Other Area Resources

Internet – in the Louisville area, Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll, students should call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.

Food Delivery/Pick-Up Options

VIRTUAL RESOURCES

SELF CARE

Mental Health

Meditation

  • 10 percent happier – free six month subscription for healthcare workers 
  • Headspace free section with COVID resources. Free for healthcare providers now and always through AMA

Exercise

THINGS TO DO AT HOME

      Plan Ahead

  • Prep your household with the CDC Checklist
  • Create a daily/weekly schedule to establish a routine. Example here.
  • Ready.gov has some easy to read resources and ideas for planning
  • NPR on COVID + parenting article

Travel While Staying At Home

Read! 

Virtually Connect

EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITES

For Children

Young Adult / Adult Learning:

Music

Art

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