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
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.
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.
- Kentucky Office of Unemployment Insurance – to file a claim click here or visit https://kcc.ky.gov/
- Indiana Department of Workforce Development – file for unemployment
- Louisville Forward is partnering with Microsoft, UofL and others to offer virtual education classes to help re-train workers impacted by COVID-19 job losses. The courses focus on data analytics, software engineering and other digital fields. Learn more at https://www.futurelou.com/.
- Go to Kentuckiana Works Jobs for companies that are currently hiring
- Kentuckiana Works Resource Page
Lift Up Louisville – geared at keeping spirits up and connecting the community
For elderly/at-risk who are homebound
- Louisville COVID-19 Match
- 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
- 211 – finding food, paying housing bills and other resources in ALL COMMUNITIES: http://www.211.org/services/covid19
- LouieConnect – 211’s app for everyday resources in Louisville
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
- Southern Indiana
- Savory & Sage – home delivery of healthy food
- The Exchange pub + kitchen
- Floyd County Brewing Company
- Seeds and Greens Natural Market and Deli
- Tacolicious to Go
- Roadrunner Kitchen
- Aladdin’s Mediterranean / Middle Eastern Cuisine
- Boomtown Kitchen
- Adrienne & Co. New Albany
- Board & You
- Wick’s Pizza Parlor
- Mimo’s Pizzeria
- Sweet Stuff Bakery
- Toast on Market New Albany
- Dragon Kings Daughter
- Get It On A Bun At Booty’s
- 24/7 English & Spanish SAMSHA Hotline: SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
- CDC site on mental health & coping
- National Alliance on Mental Illness COVID-19 Guide
- Online AA Meetings
- 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
- 30 min, no-equipment workouts on YouTube
- Richard Simmons Workouts on YouTube
- Yoga with Adrienne – love your mind + body on YouTube
- Yoga videos for kids – IG @livingtheyogilife
- Peloton- free 90 day digital subscription for new subscribers for the app Peloton
- YMCA online videos
- Dancing Alone Together.
THINGS TO DO AT HOME
- 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
- Frazier History Museum virtual site
- Virtual Field Trips
- Cincinnati Zoo Home Safari – Daily keeper talks via Facebook Live at 3pm EST
- Aquarium Live Streams
- National Parks Service Junior Ranger Program
- Check out your local library – many offer digital downloads through Overdrive, Libby, Hoopla.
- New York Public Library – SimplyE offers Ebooks for all (w/ your local library card)
- Free audiobooks by Audible for children / young adults
- Storyline Online – books read by celebrities
- Josh Gad (Olaf!) is reading classic children’s books every night on his Twitter account: @JoshGad
- Google Duo
- connect with family and friends. Share a tv show/movie, happy hour, celebration or dinner virtually.
- Netflix party – stream virtually with friends
- Order some board games online. Here’s a list.
- Brush up on cooking skills:
- Educational Companies offering free subscriptions – Master Sheet
- KidsActivities.Com list of free subscriptions
- Learn at Home, Scholastic has launched a website offering daily enrichment projects for kids stuck at home
- Have Fun Teaching Relief Pack
- Age of Learning
- (free trial month) or your school teacher/administrator can complete a form for access
- ABCMouse Early Learning Academy – preschool-2nd grade
- Adventure Academy – educational massive multiplayer online game for elementary and middle school
- Reading IQ – 12 and under literacy program with thousands of books
- Gill Education – K-2nd year
- DabbleDoo Music
- The Spanish Experiment – children’s stories audio/video in spanish
- Outschool – tons of classes in all disciplines for $5/class
- More indoor activity ideas for kids
- Watch/conduct some science experiments:
- @TheFamilyEdit on Instagram will have a teacher on each morning from 9am sharing practical ideas that you can do with your kids at home.
- 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.
Young Adult / Adult Learning:
- Khan Academy – tons of courses plus this one on Imagineering in a Box for Disney Fans
- Lynda / LinkedIn Learning
- Some libraries offer free subscriptions or you can trial for a month so you can learn new skills.
- Coursera – free college level classes
- DuoLingo – Learn a language
- Louisville Lectures – free, open-access medical education
- Watch a documentary at Documentary Heaven
- Play the drums at Patatap
- The Metropolitan Opera Streams
- 15 Broadway Plays and Musicals You Can Watch On Stage From Home
- 12 virtual museum tours
- Download Free Coloring Books from 113 Museums
- Mrs Brown’s Art Class – all of her slides
- Draw Disney Characters on Disney Parks Blog
- Craft Ideas RedTedArt On Youtube
- @Wil_Sliney on Instagram, Spider-Man and Star Wars, is doing a daily art challenge
- @ArtyArtsDublin on IG have started the #windowconnections campaign, challenging kids to create a positive message to hang in your window for passers by to see in these unsettling times. Get creative and use materials that are already in your house.
- Share your child’s performance they’ve been working on to entertain the rest of us
- Jen Garner wants to see on IG: #heyjenlookatme