Food Bank

If the closing of schools and businesses due to the Coronavirus is making it hard for you to get the things you need – we are here to help! Below is a list of Kentucky resources to help you. We will update this page frequently.

Statewide Resources



  • Unemployment Insurance: Gov. Andy Beshear is waiving the waiting period and work-search requirements for those seeking unemployment insurance. You can apply by phone at 1-877-369-5984, or online at
  • If you have lost your job because of the Coronavirus pandemic, you can get unemployment benefits without having to wait! To apply for unemployment, call (502) 875-0442. You can also visit

Electricity and Internet 

Other Resources

Resources Outside of Jefferson County


Other County-Specific Resources 

Resources in Jefferson County

Jefferson County


Financial Assistance

Electricity, Heating, & Water

Homeless Shelters

  • Access to Homeless Shelters in Louisville, KY – Reserve a shelter bed by calling the Single Point of Entry office between 10am-4pm at (502) 637-BEDS (502-637-2337).  Click here to see a list of day and overnight shelters in the Louisville area
  • Coronavirus and Homelessness

Other Resources 

  • Louisville Metro United Way: If you or someone you know needs help, CALL 2-1-1or TEXT your zip code to 898211. Our call specialists are available 24/7 and will help connect you to food, housing, health, education and other resources available in our community. Visit their webpage for more information.
  • Jefferson County Public Schools Care Hotline: Call 313- 2273
  • The Bail Project- Louisville
  • If you have a library card, you can access free ebooks, emagazines, downloadable audio books, and streaming movies from Louisville Free Public Library.  Website is
  • South Louisville Community Ministries serves zip codes 40118, 40208, 40209, 40214, and 40215. Call 502-367-6445 for assistance with meals, clothing/furniture, baby and personal supplies, financial assistance, and more.
  • Kentucky Equal Justice Center: KEJC will be offering phone consultations to workers who want to discuss wage claims. Future wage claim clinics will be held at La Casita Center.  Appointments can be made by calling 502-791-5839 or by emailing

Online Recovery Support Resources


  • The COVID Coach App was created for everyone, including Veterans and Servicemembers, to support self-care and overall mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Resources and Activities for Children

Childcare Resources

Helping Children Cope

Report Child Abuse/Neglect

To report child abuse and neglect call toll-free any of the numbers listed below:

-(877) 597-2331/(877) KYSAFE1

-(800) 752-6200

-Report Online – non-emergency only; Monitored from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday (Reports will not be reviewed during evenings, weekends or state holidays)

Call 911 in case of an emergency

Resources for Older Adults and Caregiveres

  • See “Statewide Resources,” “Resources in Jefferson County,” and “Resources Outside Jefferson County” for lists of food services and other resources to help seniors, listed by county. This section has additional resources just for seniors.
  • University of Louisville’s Trager Institute has a free program to help older adults who have some depressive symptoms. Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives (PEARLS) is a free program for adults age 60+. The program is designed to help tackle overwhelming life issues and help people feel better. To contact them, please call (502) 588-4340 #2  or email Alison Hanlein at
  • Elderserve offers a variety of services for seniors. One that could be helpful during this time of social distancing due to the coronavirus is their “Telecare” program. This program is for seniors 60+ who live alone and would benefit from having someone call to check in with them on a daily basis. A senior can sign up to have weekday “wellness checks”. Someone from Elderserve will call the senior daily to check in and make sure they are doing okay. It also has the added benefit of a social connection to someone on a daily basis. The Elderserve website has more information To contact someone in the telecare program, please call Keeley Rhodes at (502) 373-3339 or email
  • For Caregivers of Older Adults If you or someone you know is a caregiver for someone 60+, the Trager Institute has a free program that offers support. Their program includes help with problem-solving issues that arise as a caregiver, a virtual support group, and assistance in connecting to resources.    Contact information for this program is by phone (502) 588-3322  or email
  • Louisville COVID-19 Match Services:
  • Care for the Caregiver: Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky


We can help you get food, transportation, money for electric bills, and more! Passport has a special team for members who need help getting resources in the community.

Call us at 1-877-903-0082. TTY/TDD users may call 711. We’re here for you when you need us!


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Last Modified: May 21, 2020