Government Resources: Mental Health & Job Uncertainty Support

23-Apr-2020

By: Tara Morvant

General Reminders

 

Louisiana

 

Questions about COVID-19?

The Louisiana Department of Health posts updated case numbers every day at noon online at http://ldh.la.gov/coronavirus/.

If you have questions about coronavirus, please contact the Louisiana 211 Network by dialing 211. Or, you can text the keyword LACOVID to 898-211 for the most current information about the outbreak as it becomes available.

Stressed about COVID-19?

If you are feeling overwhelmed with stress, fear and anxiety about the uncertainty surrounding this public health emergency, there is a special Keeping Calm through COVID Hotline you can call. This connects you to trained, compassionate counselors who can offer support and can direct you to mental health and substance abuse counseling services.

Call 1-866-310-7977. 

Trained counselors are available 24/7. All calls are confidential.

Unemployment Resources

If your workplace has temporarily closed, or you have been told to take unpaid time off, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits through the Louisiana Workforce Commission.

To file a claim, go to www.louisianaworks.net/hire or call 866-783-5567.

*Unemployment claims are typically filed in the state you work; however, there are instances where wages earned are reported to the state in which you reside. If you need clarification on which state to contact for unemployment benefits, please contact danosHR@danos.com.

Benefit Resources

Medicaid 

If you have lost your job, or if you have reduced hours you may be eligible for Medicaid.

You can apply online at http://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/subhome/1.

Local Medicaid offices are currently closed to the public. You can also apply by phone by calling 1-888-342-6207. 

What are my options for purchasing benefits on the healthcare exchange?

The link below is to the Exchange website’s FAQs. The site gives information on what qualifies as a life event to trigger enrollment. You can also get a “quote” for coverage by answering a few basic questions. https://www.healthcare.gov/get-answers/

Need assistance with food?

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

For information about SNAP or an application, Louisiana residents can text  GETSNAP (no spaces) to 898211, email LAHelpU.DCFS@la.gov  or call 1-888-LA-HELP-U (1-888-524-3578).

Food Bank info 

For information on your local food bank, click here.

 

Texas

 

 

Questions about COVID-19?

Click here for updated case numbers and other general information related to COVID-19.

If you have questions about coronavirus, click here or dial 211, then choose Option 6. Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., 7 days per week

Stressed about COVID-19?

Call 1-833-986-1919 to reach a mental health professional.

Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text TX to 741741 from anywhere in the U.S. to text with a trained crisis counselor.

Unemployment Resources

If your workplace has temporarily closed, or you have been told to take unpaid time off, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits. For more information, click here.

*Unemployment claims are typically filed in the state you work; however, there are instances where wages earned are reported to the state in which you reside. If you need clarification on which state to contact for unemployment benefits, please contact danosHR@danos.com.

Benefit Resources

Medicaid

If you have lost your job, or if you have reduced hours you may be eligible for Medicaid.

You can apply online here.

What are my options for purchasing benefits on the healthcare exchange?

The link below is to the Exchange website’s FAQs. The site gives information on what qualifies as a life event to trigger enrollment. You can also get a “quote” for coverage by answering a few basic questions. https://www.healthcare.gov/get-answers/

Need assistance with food?

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

For information about SNAP or an application, Texas residents can click here.

Food Bank info 

For information on your local food bank, click here.

 

New Mexico

 

 

Questions about COVID-19?

Click here for updated case numbers and other general information related to COVID-19.

Coronavirus Health Hotline: 1-855-600-3453. Please use this number if you have health-related questions.

Coronavirus Information Hotline: 1-833-551-0518. Please use this number if you have questions about school closures, job issues, etc.

Stressed about COVID-19?

The state of New Mexico has launched NMConnect, a new phone app that provides free 24-hour crisis and non-crisis support and access to behavioral health professionals who can text or talk via phone with individuals needing a listening ear or referrals to longer-term support. The app links users to the New Mexico Crisis Access Line (NMCAL), which provides safety net services statewide. NMCAL is still available via phone 24/7 toll-free by calling 1-855-NMCRISIS (1-855-662-7474).

Unemployment Resources

If your workplace has temporarily closed, or you have been told to take unpaid time off, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits.

For more information, go to https://www.newmexico.gov/jobs-the-economy/information-for-workers/

*Unemployment claims are typically filed in the state you work; however, there are instances where wages earned are reported to the state in which you reside. If you need clarification on which state to contact for unemployment benefits, please contact danosHR@danos.com.

Benefit Resources

Medicaid

If you have lost your job, or if you have reduced hours you may be eligible for Medicaid.

You can apply online here.

What are my options for purchasing benefits on the healthcare exchange?

The link below is to the Exchange website’s FAQs. The site gives information on what qualifies as a life event to trigger enrollment. You can also get a “quote” for coverage by answering a few basic questions. https://www.healthcare.gov/get-answers/

Need assistance with food?

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

For information about SNAP or an application, New Mexico residents can click here.

Food Bank info 

For information on your local food bank, click here.

 

 

Tara Morvant

Tara Morvant joined Danos in 2019 as the internal communications coordinator. In her role, she develops and executes multi-tiered communication strategies targeting staff and field employees in all domestic and international locations. Tara brings experience in communications and marketing, having previously worked in the gaming, healthcare and oil and gas industries.


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