COVID–19 Resources: Get the Help You Need

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has created a stressful and challenging situation for everyone. Below are some resources you may be able to use depending on your situation. As the State of Rhode Island and City of Providence continues to progress in the phased re-opening, we will likely face some challenges, though we should remain hopeful that better days are ahead. You may reach out to Evan’s team if you have any questions or need assistance in an area not listed.

Unemployed or Displaced Workers • RI Department of Labor & Training
Self-employed individuals, small business owners, and “gig” economy workers such as Uber or Lyft are entitled to unemployment benefits.

Small Business Loans & Disaster Assistance US Small Business Administration
If you need assistance keeping staff employed and your doors open, the Paycheck Protection Program may be able to offer forgivable loan assistance to cover payroll and select operational expenses.

Internet for Student Learning Cox Communications
If you have a K-12 student at home, have no internet, and receive certain federal benefits, Cox Communications has plans which can get your home connected.

Scams RI Attorney General Consumer Protection Unit
When times are uncertain, scammers and fraudsters will often try to take advantage of the situation. Be cautious and skeptical of people raising money or selling cures or vaccines (there are none). Do your own research first.

Mental Health & Substance Use Behaviorial Health Link
If you or a loved one is having a mental health or substance use crisis due to the pandemic, assistance is available by phone or at several locations throughout Providence.

Domestic Violence RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Home may not be a safe place for everyone. If you or a loved one needs assistance, the RICADV has resources to keep you safe.

Reopening Rhode IslandState of Rhode Island
The state has comprehensive detail on each phase of the reopening of Rhode Island.