Resources for Working Moms (#BMHW20)
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?
Need the basics?
You can find some of your essential needs and answered questions here:
- Junior League of New Orleans Diaper Bank
- Greater New Orleans Caring Collective is offering free financial assistance, supply delivery, school meal delivery and laundry
- New Orleans COVID-19 Rental Assistance: call 504-658-4200 or apply online
- Hotel Eviction information from Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
- Eviction Suspension due to First and Second City Court suspension for the duration of the Declaration of Emergency
- Free Meals from Port Orleans Brewing United
- Second Harvest Food Bank
- 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
- New Orleans Family Justice Center (24/7): call 504-866-9554
- Women With A Vision: call 504-302-8822
- Metro Centers for Community Advocacy (24/7): http://www.mccagno.org or call 504-837-5400
- Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response Hotline (24/7): 855-435-STAR
- National Domestic Violence Hotline (24/7): call 1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22522
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 firstname.lastname@example.org