We wanted to connect with you today to let you know we are thinking about you and your families. Our greatest desire is that you all are remaining healthy and safe. As we continue to deal with the ramifications of Covid-19, we wanted to share several resources that you might find helpful. These range from links to the latest news updates on Orlando’s response during this pandemic to links providing resources for food and housing assistance. We are ever grateful for and thankful to our local medical, police, fire, grocery and shipping personnel as they serve our community’s needs during this time. May we all continue to stay calm, safe and, whenever possible within the constraints of our situation, help one another through this period.
ORLANDO COVID-19 RESPONSE INFORMATION:
ORLANDO FOOD ASSISTANCE RESOURCES:
SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK OF CENTRAL FLORIDA:
ORLANDO HOUSING AND RENTAL ASSISTANCE RESOURCES:
HEART OF FLORIDA UNITED WAY:
Heart of Florida United Way connects residents to financial, mental health and crisis assistance programs through its 2-1-1 service and has established a fund to support residents whose financial stability is being impacted by the economic consequences of COVID-19.
ORANGE COUNTY, FL:
Orange County's Crisis Assistance Program provides county residents with a one-time benefit to help with rent and utilities. Residents must call 407.836.6500 to make an appointment for a phone call with a case manager. Due to the number of people in need, please understand that the call center line will be busy and to keep trying.
ORANGE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS:
Starting March 23, Orange County Public Schools is offering Grab-and-Go meals for students to pick up at school sites.
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY:
Residents whose employment has been negatively impacted as a result of COVID-19 can apply for reemployment assistance benefits (formerly known as unemployment compensation) through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.