Emergency Assistance

National and local resources to assist with basic life needs.

Nationwide Resources

  • Findhelp.org connects all people in need and the programs that serve them (with dignity and ease). Search for free or reduced-cost services like medical care, food, legal services, and more.
  • Connect 2 Help 2-1-1 is a free and confidential telephone assistance service to help connect you to local resources and services in the country. Get information about food and emergency assistance. Simply dial 2-1-1.
  • American Red Cross offers disaster relief services such as temporary shelter/housing, health services, and financial assistance.
  • The Salvation Army offers rent and utility assistance, food pantries, temporary shelter, Veterans services, LGBTQ+ support, and help for domestic abuse.
  • SAMSHA Disaster Distress Helpline1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-days-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call or text 1-800-985-5990 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
  • Cigna's Veteran Support Line will help all veterans, their families, and caregivers with services and resources for food, clothing, housing, safety, transportation, and more. Services are provided whether or not the veteran is a Cigna customer. Call 1-855-244-6211 for more information.

 State and Area-Specific Resources