“Life begins where fear ends.” -Osho

Yale School of Public Health.March 18 at 5:20 AM · New Haven, CT

If you or someone you know are struggling with financial hardship as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) and economic disruption, here are a list of resources (These were complioed by the Yale School of Public Health and we are sharing them here on our OMC website int he hopes that they will be helpful to our community).

Food pantries in your area
https://ampleharvest.org/find-pantry
Food assistance (SNAP)
https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/state-directory

Unemployment claims
https://www.careeronestop.org/…/…/unemployment-benefits.aspx
https://www.usa.gov/unemployment#item-35882

Rental assistance
https://www.usa.gov/finding-home

Medicaid health insurance
https://www.usa.gov/medicaid
https://www.healthcare.gov

Disability benefits
https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/disability

Affordable internet
Comcast, 2 months free internet, $9.95/month after
https://www.internetessentials.com
Spectrum, 2 months free internet
1-844-488-8395

Utilities in many states will no longer disconnect services due to nonpayment. Banks, creditors, and utilities will work with you if you contact them.

Help with utilities, phone, & internet
https://www.usa.gov/help-with-bills

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has suspended evictions and foreclosures on FHA-backed loans through the end of April
https://www.hud.gov/coronavirus

Taxes
The IRS has indicated the date to file taxes has been extended to July 15, 2020
https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus
https://www.irs.gov/…/payment-deadline-extended-to-july-15-…

Crisis text line
741741

Suicide prevention hotline
1-800-273-8255

If you are able to, please consider donating!
Whole blood is urgently needed at blood banks throughout the country.

American Red Cross
https://www.redcrossblood.org/local-homepage.html

Vitalant (formerly Bonfils) – Colorado
https://www.vitalant.org/home.aspx

Donate to a food bank in your area
https://ampleharvest.org/find-pantry

Nurses, doctors, healthcare workers, police, firefighters, pharmacists, and grocery store clerks are a handful of the heroes throughout this. Please thank them for their courage and tireless efforts!

Coronavirus Resources
US Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

California Department of Public Health
https://cdph.ca.gov/covid19
Colorado Department of Public Health
https://covid19.colorado.gov
Connecticut Department of Public Health
https://portal.ct.gov/coronavirus
New York Department of Public Health
https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home

Please do your part – stay home, implement social distancing, and regularly wash your hands. Given the rising number of infections, a nationwide quarantine is likely necessary for the future of our country and economy. If you need someone to talk to, or need help with navigating the above resources, please reach out to me! We are all in this together.

Free resources are below for things to do while you are at home. Interested in learning something?
https://www.edx.org
https://www.coursera.org

Exercise & Fitness
Core Power Yoga
https://www.corepoweryogaondemamd.com/keep-up-your-practice
90 day free trial of Peloton app
https://www.onepeloton.com/app
Planet Fitness daily videos
https://www.youtube.com/planetfitness