Resources and assistance for you during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond

During these difficult times, we at Staffing Solutions Enterprises would like you to know that we are here for you. Below you will find a list we have compiled of available resources and assistance for you during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond:

FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT

COVID-19

GENERAL RESOURCES

FOOD

  • USDA National Hunger Hotline: https://www.usa.gov/food-help
  • Greater Cleveland Food Bank: Call 216.738.2067 Monday – Friday from 7 am – 6 pm if you are in need of food assistance.

CLOTHING

UNEMPLOYMENT/INSURANCE BENEFITS

CRISIS SUPPORT

  • National Domestic Violence (NDV): https://www.thehotline.org/, call 1-800-799-7233 or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log into thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522 to get help without saying a word.

CHILDREN/FAMILY/OLDER ADULTS

  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF): https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ofa/help. TANF is a federally funded, state-run benefits program. Also known as welfare, TANF helps families achieve independence after experiencing temporary difficulties. Contact your State TANF office for local TANF information by emailing info.OFA@acf.hhs.gov

HOUSING

  • Mortgage Assistance – If you are having trouble paying your mortgage, the National Consumer Law Center recommends sending a temporary hardship letter to your mortgage company and see what your options are. The NCLC provides a sample hardship letter you can alter.

Renters in Federal housing/Homeowners with Federal Loans:

UTILITY

Internet – Several companies are offering free internet during the COIVD-19 crisis for those who are working from home, students of all ages, and for those who need to stay in touch with quarantines loved ones.

  • Comcast is offering two months of free internet access to low-income households who qualify for its ‘Internet Essentials’ program. Comcast is also increasing the internet speed for these customers from 15 Mbps to 25 Mbps. All new customers will receive a new install kit that comes with a cable modem and WiFi router. There is no term contract. You can sign up here.
  • See details and apply for AT&T’s low-cost internet plans here.
  • Spectrum internet company is offering free broadband and WiFi internet access to students impacted by the coronavirus shutdown. They are making their internet services available for free for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who don’t already have internet through the company. You can get more details here.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP): https://www.disasterassistance.gov/get-assistance/forms-of-assistance/4468. For more information or to apply contact the National Energy Assistance Referral (NEAR) project by calling 1-866-674-6327 or TTY 1-866-367-6228 or email energyassistance@ncat.org.

Lifeline Phone Assistance: https://www.lifelinesupport.org/, email lifelinesupport@usac.org or call 1-800-234-9473.

LEGAL

  • Legal Aid secures justice and resolves fundamental problems for those who are low income and vulnerable by providing high-quality legal services lasclev.org

NETWORKING

  • Next-Level CLE is a private Facebook group for dynamic, motivated women ages 35 and up to forge meaningful connections in Cleveland.

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