COVID-19 COMMUNITY RESOURCES
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Woolly Mammoth has curated the following list of community resources. We hope that you are remaining safe physically and find the support you need emotionally during this challenging time.
COVID-19 and Systemic Racism
The Coronavirus outbreak continues to expose the depths of anti-Blackness in the US. Communities of color, particularly Black and Indigenous communities, are experiencing disproportionately high infection and mortality rates from COVID-19 that can be traced back to the disease of systemic racism in this country.
- In 1918 and 2020, race colors America’s response to epidemics - Soraya Nadia McDonald
- What if we … Don’t return to School as Usual by National Equity Project
To learn more, please visit the section on COVID-19 in Woolly Mammoth’s Liberation Library
- DCPS Food Distribution Sites are offering free to go meals for school aged kids from DCPS and charter schools. Please see the link for distribution sites. Note that charter schools and DCPS schools are listed by Ward on two separate lists. Please check both lists to find the closest school to your location.
- Martha’s Table will be providing bags of groceries at 7 food distribution sites. Please see the link for distribution sites or call 202-328-6609 for more information.
- Miriam’s Kitchen continues to serve people experiencing homelessness daily. Miriam’s Kitchen is located at 2401 Virginia Ave, NW (at the corner of 24th and G Streets). Breakfast is served from 7:00-8:00am and Dinner is served from 4:30-5:30pm. Bathrooms and sinks are open daily from 6:30am-6:00pm (closed periodically for cleaning).
- DC Central Kitchen will be providing free lunches for kids 19 and under outside THEARC WEST between 12pm-3pm until further notice on Sundays and Saturdays.
- Building Bridges Across the River is partnering with World Central Kitchen to distribute free HOT lunches for all ages outside THEARC WEST between 12:30pm-3pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays until further notice. On Saturdays and Sundays between 12pm-3pm, DC Central Kitchen will be providing free lunches for kids 19 and under outside THEARC WEST.
- N Street Village Meals and other essential services are being offered onsite at 1333 N Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005. Open 7 days a week, 7am-12:30pm. Showers and laundry are available during business hours. Please call (202) 939-2076 for more information.
- DC Safe: If you are in danger, call 911, the DC Safe local hotline at 1-844-443-5732, or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224. This service is free and confidential.
- My Sister's Place: If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please call My Sister’s Place at 202-540-1064 or visit: http://mysistersplacedc.org. All of our services are free and confidential.
DC Employment Services
- Department of Employment Services’s website is linked here. Please see resources below for specific unemployment needs.
- Worker’s Compensation: staff is on-hand to process worker’s compensation claims and respond to questions. See more information here or call (202) 671-1000.
Mutual Aid / Grassroots & Civic Associations
- DC Mutual Aid Network: a network of hundreds of organizers, direct service providers, and volunteers across the city (and PG) For up to date information please click here to access their Google spreadsheet or call your ward hotline for more information about services and supplies.
Ward 1: (202) 681-9183
Ward 2: (202) 688-5812
Ward 3: (202) 556-1315
Ward 4: (202) 681-3098
Ward 5: (202) 643-7030
Ward 6: (202) 683-9962
Wards 7 & 8: (202) 630-0336
- Resources for undocumented residents is a spreadsheet filled with national resources for undocumented residents. It is separated out by state.
- Emergency funds for undocumented students; click here to apply for funding.
- If you believe you have been exposed to coronavirus or influenza (the flu), call your healthcare provider to report your symptoms before visiting a hospital or healthcare facility. Doctors decide on COVID-19 testing. Medicaid covers testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) if the test is ordered by your doctor. If you don't have a doctor/primary care provider, report your symptoms to DC Health, (202) 576-1117. The DC Department of Health is offering free, appointment-required COVID-19 testing for DC residents. If you experience symptoms like fever, cough, and shortness of breath and would like to be tested, call (855)-363-0333, Monday - Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.Click here for the most up-to-date information: https://coronavirus.dc.gov/page/what-covid-19 and https://coronavirus.dc.gov/release/public-notice-covid-19-medicaid-beneficiary-faqs-3-16-2020
- #NoBodyIsDisposable - “Know Your Rights” toolkit that covers rights and strategies for people facing potential triage discrimination based on disability or weight, alone or in combination with other characteristics, during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States
Resources for Artists
- MusiCares offers financial support for workers in the music industry who have lost income due to canceled performances.
- WomenArt Emergency Funds website has curated a webpage filled with financial aid opportunities for artists of all disciplines who have been affected by the pandemic.
- Freelance Artist Resource an aggregated list of FREE advocacy resources, financial relief, wellness aid and other resources available to artists of all disciplines. Artist are also encouraged to contribute to the site by submitting events or resources.
- a COVID-19 financial literacy guide provided by Annuity.org, a free web finance resource, accredited by the Better Business Bureau