Resources in the time of Covid 19

Author :- Tickle.Life Editorial Team June 10, 2020, 9:55 a.m.
Resources in the time of Covid 19

Alongside some Kind Hearted global citizens, we decided to create a list of some important resources people might need in an emergency situation such as this. It will be updated daily. We are hoping to share these resources with everyone and crowdsource more of these details. If you have access to any information about resources of this kind, please comment the details below or email social@tickle.life to add to this page.

It is in times like this that our humanity is tested, we must gather our resources to fight this battle. We hope you feel the same, and aid us in this endeavour.


Hygiene/Best Practices

A guide on How to Properly Wash Your Hands by CNA Classes Near Me

Remote Working Opportunities

Remote Jobs From 100+ Companies Hiring Remotely

Click here for list

Crisis Lines

LGBTQIA+ crisis line

Trevor Project: (866) 488-7386

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services)

Counseling services in 100 languages available. The Disaster Distress Helpline also answers calls and texts related to infectious disease outbreaks, such as the Ebola outbreak, incidents of community unrest, and other traumatic events.

Hotline: 1-(800)985-5990

Public Health and Safety

U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  1. FAQ: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html
  2. Water: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/water.html
  3. Patients with Pets: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/interim-guidance-managing-people-in-home-care-and-isolation-who-have-pets.html

Pregnancy and Nursing

CDC Pregnancy & Breastfeeding with Covid-19:

La Leche League International: https://www.llli.org/coronavirus/

Motherly: https://www.mother.ly/news/coronavirus-pregnancy-breastfeeding-effects

Mutual Aid Organizing

Big Door Brigade: http://bigdoorbrigade.com (Covid-19 Mutual Aid Resources)

Mutual Aid Disaster Relief: https://mutualaiddisasterrelief.org (Covid-19)

It's Going Down:https://itsgoingdown.org (Covid-19 Mutual Aid)

Mutual Aid "How To's":
1. How to Replicate
2. Community/Family Invitation to Form Mutual Aid Group

Manage your Finances

Resources to help you manage your business and finances in times of crisis:

At-home workouts

Go follow CrossFit Hoboken on Instagram and check out their posts.

Daily Learning Activities by Scholastic 

Scholastic is offering daily learning activities for students based on grade. Follow this link for the program resource:

United States


24-hour Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255 or text 838255

24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-7233 or click Chat Now

Call 911 if you or the person you are helping is in immediate danger.

Youth and Teens


First Responders and Law Enforcement

Older Californians 

LGBTQ Individuals

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals

Services for Substance Use Disorders

County Adult Protective Services

Adult Protective Services: Call 1-833-401-0832 24/7 for concerns about adult abuse, neglect, or exploitation.

Protecting children from abuse & neglect

Community members play an important role in protecting children from abuse and neglect. If you are worried about the health or safety of a child, call the local CPS hotline for the county where the child lives.

You can call or text the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline 24/7 at 1-800-4-A-CHILD to speak with a professional crisis counselor who can provide assistance in over 170 languages.

You may also be able to help children and youth who have been abused or neglected by stepping up to serve as a foster caregiver.  Please contact your local county’s Social Service or Human Service department, or call the toll-free line at 1-800-KIDS-4-US.

Family Support

If you are concerned about a family in need of food or assistance, or you need resources yourself, call 211, contact your local non-profit Family Resource Center, or apply for public benefits, which may include health care, cash aid, and food and nutrition assistance, through your county’s Social Services or Health and Human Services department.

You can call the National Parent Helpline at 1-855-427-2736 Monday – Friday from 10:00am – 7pm to get emotional support from a trained Parent Advocate.

NAMI California has resources for family members supporting loved ones with mental health conditions. You can call their HelpLine at 1-800-950-NAMI to get information, resource referrals and support from 7am – 3pm or email info@nami.org.

Additional Hotlines

If you feel unsafe

Partner abuse is never okay and there are people standing by to help, especially during this health crisis. If you can, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE or text LOVEIS to 22522 for 24/7 help in English or Spanish. If you can’t call, visit TheHotline.org to learn how to create a safety plan or get immediate help with the 24/7 “Chat Now” feature. 

Call or text the Victims of Crime Resource Center at 1-800-VICTIMS line for information on victim services programs in California.

There are additional resources available:

Behavioral and mental health services

If you have Medi-Cal and are in need of mental health services, call the number on your health plan membership card, or call your local county mental health line. For help finding what services are covered, call the Medi-Cal Managed Care and Mental Health Office of the Ombudsman at 1-888-452-8609 Monday through Friday from 8am – 5pm.

If you have a health plan through your employer or purchase your own health insurance, and are in need of mental health services, call the number on your health plan membership card.

If you feel like you are coping with your stress by drinking or taking drugs, there is help available from the substance use disorder programs in your county or call the national treatment locator at 1-800-662-HELP.

Call the California’s Aging and Adult Information local service line at 1-800-510-2020 for help finding information and assistance in your area.

Postpartum Support 

Group with mental health expert on Wednesdays. 

  • Click here for times https://www.postpartum.net/get-help/chat-with-an-expert/#Schedule
  • Dial In Number: 1-800-944-8766
  • Code: 73162

Houston - Testing / Healthcare

It is open for people above the age of 65+ who are experiencing symptoms like cough, difficulty breathing, & fever.

Call 832-393-4220 from 9am-3 pm to be screened

Sexual Health Recommendations

New York City Health Dept. guidelines - Sex and Coronavirus Disease 2019

AA Meetings

Virtual Video/Audio Meetings


  • Open 24×7 Conference Call Bridge for AA members to call in to anytime and chat with others 
  • Tel: 1-224-501-3412 
  • Meeting Id: 445-854-373

NA Meetings

Virtual Video/Audio Meetings:

For more NA group times & days:

Suicide Prevention Hotline

Social Services in your area

Text your ZIP Code to 898211

Food Pantries & Soup Kitchens



Unemployment Benefits

▪️ If you are unemployed because your industry had to cease services due to COVID-19 apply for unemployment here.

The Legal Aid Society’s Employment Law Unit assists workers on cases pertaining to wage theft, workplace discrimination, family and medical leave, labor trafficking, and unemployment insurance.

  • For assistance with any of the issues outlined above please call:  
  • 1-888-663-6880 (Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST)
  • Further information on Unemployment Insurance can be found here.

Free Internet for Families w/ students 

  • Low income families with students K-12 and/or college students who do not have Spectrum already, can receive 60 days free of free internet access by calling: 1-844-488-8395.
  • Installation fees will also be waived for new student households.

Emergency Relief Grant


For bartender/hospitality workers who are currently experiencing unemployment and financial difficulty, USBG is offering an emergency relief grant. The application can be found here.

NYC Restaurants

Rethink will select up to 30 restaurants for the program, and give those selected up to $40,000 to stay up and running. The application can be found here.

NYC Small Businesses 4 Employees or Less

Employee Retention Grant Program to help retain employees as businesses face decreased revenue. This program is available to New York City businesses with one to four employees that can demonstrate at least a 25% decrease in revenue as a result of COVID-19. The application can be found here.


Freelancers affected by COVID restrictions- distribution of wealth

Fill out the form for assistance

Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence

Any victims and survivors of domestic violence in need of support:

  • Online help thehotline.org
  • Telephone: 1-800-799-7233
  • Text LOVEIS to 22522

Hungry Students (NYC)

New York City students are able to visit NYC Public School Locations for grab ‘n go meals (breakfast & lunch) from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The school does not have to be the one the child attends. Input your address to find the nearest school to you:

Meal Assistance Grant for students/families

Global Empowerment Mission is distributing #BStrong cash cards for parents who cannot afford to buy their children meals while schools are closed. Fill out form for assistance.

Senior Shopping Hour (Stop&Shop)

For seniors, Stop & Shop has scheduled 6am-7:30am daily as “Senior Hour”, allowing senior citizens to shop with minimal exposure to other people who may be carriers of COVID-19. Find your nearest Stop&Shop here.

Shopping Hour (Target)

For seniors and individuals with underlying health concerns. Target has scheduled their first hour of shopping every Wednesday to minimize exposure of COVID-19 to these vulnerable people. Find your nearest target.

Transgender Lifeline 

Houston #coronavirus testing info: It is open but only for people 65+ with cough, difficulty breathing & fever. Call
#COVID19 832-393-4220 from 9am-3 pm to be screened. #hounews #coronavirus


Government Resources

Official resources by the Department of Health, Australian Government on Coronavirus (COVID-19). This is the health departments' website that has all new updates, a full collection of resources and information (its' essential the hub on all information)

Also, attached are some important resources/information that are available in different languages, so that it's accessible to people whose first language is not English.

Mental Health

From VicHealth, on how to take take of your mental health during this pandemic.

Read here


Thank you so much to the wonderful people/resources who have helped us build this list.

Key mentions:

  1. Angelica Barrios (Twitter: @DeLosBarrios_)
  2. Amy March (Twitter: @AmyMarshSexDr)
  3. Joanna Anagnostou (Twitter: @joanagnostou)
  4. Official California State Government Website

Please share other resources you think are relevant, and we'll add them to this list. You can either email them to us at social@tickle.life or just let us know in the comments below.