Resources for Working Moms (#BMHW20)

By Kiley MayfieldApril 17, 2020

Navigating COVID-19 for Nonprofit Leaders, Business Owners, and the Self-employed

The novel coronavirus pandemic currently sweeping our state’s health system and economy has caused more unemployment than any other time in recent history. Black women in Louisiana are disproportionately represented in public-facing jobs and earn 47 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men— the steepest income inequality in the nation. So where are the most up-to-date resources for Black birthing people? Below are helpful links and contacts to figure out the next few months, as we all stay safe and weather the economic storm.

Lost your job due to COVID-19?

Are you one of the 200,000+ people in Louisiana who have been laid off, furloughed, or fired during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Utility Support

Need the basics?
You can find some of your essential needs and answered questions here:

Mental Health

  • Postpartum Support International Helpline: call 1-800-944-4773 or text 503-894-9453
  • Keeping Calm through COVID Hotline (24/7): 1-866-310-7977
  • SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline (multilingual): call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
  • University of Holy Cross Counseling Center (free phone or video counseling): call 504-398-2168 Mon.–Thur. 11 AM–8 PM

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault


We want to hear from you. Is there information you need that has been difficult to find? What services have been unavailable that are important to you? How can the
city of New Orleans, and the state support your family and your health during this pandemic?

Contact Kiley Mayfield, Birth Equity Policy Analyst, at