Coronavirus COVID-19 Information and Resources

For the latest on coronavirus COVID-19 in Kentucky

Community Aid and Eviction Prevention

One Louisville Covid-19 Response Fund - provides assistance to households impacted by a loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources include assistance with rent, childcare, transportation aid, food access, utilities and other support as determined . Funds will also be made available to community-based organizations that are being hit hard by the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eviction Prevention Covid-19 fund – Rent assistance for people who have lost income due to covid-19 and have received a past-due notice or an eviction notice.

Association of Community Ministries – Directory of local community ministries that provide financial and food assistance. The Drops of Kindness program helps local residents with their water bills.

Department of Community Based Services – Phone number: 1-855-306-8959. People can apply for emergency or non-emergency SNAP(food stamps) and Medicaid. This is also where families can apply for the student pandemic EBT (extra food money to cover lost meals due to school closures for free and reduced lunch students)

Eviction Prevention Covid-19 fundNow running through October, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps keep families safe and healthy through initiatives that assist families with energy costs.

Food for Children and Seniors

Dare to Care - Phone number: (502) 966-3821. Dare to Care Food Bank leads our community to feed the hungry through innovative programs and by partnering with local food pantries, shelters and kitchens to get food to people in need.

Emergency Feeding Sites for Children - Jefferson County Public Schools is offering free breakfast and lunch to children and teens at more than 58 sites in response to COVID-19.

Office of Resilience & Community Services - The Office of Resilience & Community Services will make available frozen meals for seniors to be distributed via pick up at five community centers (See Meals Section).

Senior Nutrition Program - The Senior Nutrition Program provides nutritional lunchtime meals to active senior citizens at Congregate Meal Sites and delivers to homebound seniors through the Meals on Wheels Program, throughout the Louisville Metro area.

Community Assistance and Resources

The Center for Women and Families – A free and confidential 24/7 Crisis Line provides trauma-informed advocacy and support for women, children and men affected by domestic violence and sexual assault. Safety planning, emergency shelter, hospital advocacy, and rape crisis services available. Call 502-581-7222 or 1-844-BE-SAFE.

Community & Agency Information to Assist the Most Vulnerable - this Metro Louisville web page includes up-to-date information and links on food assistance; utility assistance; digital access; Federal and State relief; small business assistance; and more.

Metro United Way 2-1-1 – Free information and local referrals for people facing life challenges. Available 24/7 in over 100 languages. Just dial 211, or click on the link.

State Unemployment Insurance - Gov. Andy Beshear is waiving the waiting period and work-search requirements for those seeking unemployment insurance at this time. You can apply by phone at 502-875-0442 or online at People are being asked to apply on the following schedule, by the first letter of their last name:

Sunday: A-D
Monday: E-H
Tuesday: I-L
Wednesday: M-P
Thursday: Q-U
Friday: V-Z or if you missed your day.

JCPS COVID-19 Updates - Important information for Parents and Employees

Mental Health Help - If you’re having a mental health emergency, you can call Seven Counties’s 24-hour Crisis Hotline at (502) 589-4313. You can also reach the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-TALK (8255).

Addiction Help

Seven Counties - Addiction and mental health services. 24/7 crisis lines follow:

NAMI Louisville - Free programs and services to persons living with mental illness, their families, and the Louisville community.

Other trusted sources on the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Coronavirus Research Database (ProQuest)

MedlinePlus - Coronavirus Infections

Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness - What You Need to Know About Coronavirus


Last Updated: 6/3/2020