Financial Assistance

  • If you have been laid off or sent home without pay for an extended period by your employer due to COVID-19, you may be eligible to receive Unemployment Benefits. Click Here for qualifications and application instructions.
  • The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will “halt all foreclosure actions and evictions for the next 60 days.”
  • The Small Business Administration (SBA) will provide disaster assistance loans for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Florida is eligible.
  • FPL is suspending service interruption during Covid-19 crisis. Click Here for more information.
  • Click here to see a list of banks offering relief to customers affected by COVID-19. If your bank or credit union is not listed, please visit their website or call their customer service number to learn what options are available.

Internet & Phone Resources

  • Comcast has opened Xfinity WiFi Network Nationally with unlimited data for free for the next 60 days, and confirms its commitment to low-income families. Learn more here.
  • Spectrum is offering free internet service for 60 days for households who have K-12 and college students. Please be sure to follow-up to avoid charges after the permitted time period. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
  • Verizon will wave late fees incurred because of economic circumstances related to the COVID-19 for the next 60 days and will not terminate service because of inability to pay. Learn more here.
  • AT&T has expanded eligibility for its low-cost internet program and new customers get 2 months of free service. Learn more here.
  • Sprint has suspended disconnections or late fees for 60 days. Learn more here.

Medical Resources

  • The CDC is recommending people see an online doctor as a first line of defense if they’re feeling symptoms.
  • Baptist Health South Florida has made its virtual platform, Care on Demand, available to everyone for free.
  • Memorial Health System has made its MemorialDocNow platform free until March 31st.
  • Feeling isolated, lonely, panicked, or just need a friendly voice, call Mental Health America of Southeast Florida at 954-578-5640.  
  • Florida Blue and New Directions Behavioral Health 24-hour hotline (833) 848-1762.
  • Read the Broward Connections Online Guidebook to Behavioral Health and Support Services in Broward County.

If you need additional assistance please complete this form and a Family Team member will reach out to you, or email jjohnson@jackandjillcenter.org or aking@jackandjillcenter.org.