COVID-19 Resources

Friends, we hope you are staying healthy and safe during this unprecedented national crisis. If you're looking for assistance in District 19--in Brunswick Couty or New Hanover County--the following resources are available to assist you. If you know of a resource we should share, please get in touch and let us know.

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Guidance on what to do if you think you’re sick

Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html

Help with food/groceries/personal supplies

New Hanover County: NC United Way: Dial 211 or https://www.nc211.org/food-assistance-01

Brunswick County: Brunswick Family Assistance (BFA) Food Pantry, call for appointment: 910-754-4766 (Shallotte) or 910-408-1700 (Leland) and/or  

Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc (BSRI) home meal deliveries and drive-through meal service: www.bsrinc.org

 

Help with utility bills

Your service provider: Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (https://www.cfpua.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1134), Duke Energy (https://www.dukeenergyupdates.com/)

 

Unemployment resources

NC Department of Commerce, Employment Security: https://des.nc.gov/need-help/covid-19-information

 

Help with childcare for essential workers

Children 0-12: The YWCA of the Lower Cape Fear, childcare@ywca-lowercapefear.org/ 910-799-6820. 

Children 12+: NCDHHS in partnership with the state Child Care Resource and Referral network: 888-600-1685

Resources for your small business

The Economic Development Partnership of NC: https://edpnc.com/nc-business-relief-resources-covid-19/

To know which restaurants in the area are still open

Wilmington Area Takeout & Delivery Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2555414581341304/

Brunswick County Taste of the Tides Facebook group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/173572756047113/

 

To give blood

Red Cross: https://www.redcrossblood.org/

 

Rent/mortgage assistance

Your landlord or mortgage provider

 

Help talking to your kids about COVID 19

Nemours KidsHealth: https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/coronavirus-how-talk-child.html

 

Ideas on reducing stress and anxiety

Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html

 

If you’ve lost employer-provided insurance and need coverage for yourself/your family: 

USA.gov: https://www.usa.gov/medicaid