NC Unemployment Insurance Changes to Support Workers Affected by COVID-19
- Removes the one week waiting period for workers
- Removes the requirement that a laid off worker look for a new job
- Apply for Unemployment
NC has launched a hotline to help critical workers connect with child care call: (888) 600-1685
You can receive free emergency child care for April and May 2020 (subject to the availability of funds) if you are an essential worker responding to the COVID-19 crisis, you have an emergency child care need and no other child care options, AND you have a household income below the allowed limit.
Wake Network of Care
Public Agencies, The Social Sector (Non-Profits) and Local Businesses Are Coming Together To Create A List Of Resources Available To Specifically Meet The New Demands Created By Covid-19.
NC Justice Center - updates for rental tenants
Legal Aid NC resources - Covid-19
Current Covid-19 updates
NC Department of Health & Human Services updates
Click for information about; Medicaid, Food & Nutrition Services (FNS), Food for School Children, Emergency Assistance, Child Care Subsidy, Child Protective Services, Work First, Public Transportation and Other Public Services.
Pandemic Electronic Benefits (P-EBT) program</strong
NCDHHS, working in collaboration with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, requested activation of the Pandemic Electronic Benefits program (P-EBT) program for North Carolina families to use during school closures. The P-EBT program provides a benefit on an EBT card to North Carolina families whose children have access to free and reduced lunch at school. The P-EBT card will function like a standard EBT card, and the same guidelines will apply.
Mental Health Resources
If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others call:
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. (TTY 1-800-846-8517)
- Suicide Hotline 800-273-8255
Wake County Mental Health & Substance Use Resources
Ways to Alleviate Stress and Anxiety during the Coronavirus Pandemic
FREE online sobriety meetings
Coping with Stress and Anxiety
Alliance Health or call 800-510-9132
Wake Behavioral Health Urgent Care - Monarch or call 866-272-7826