Information & Resources for COVID-19

This page is being frequently updated. Please check back often.

Testing Sites - Greater Baton Rouge Area

Our Lady of the Lake Ascension

Baton Rouge General – Mid City

Women’s Center for Wellness

Our Lady of the Lake – Livingston Parish

First register for a virtual visit HERE.

PATIENT PLUS URGENT CARE (Multiple Locations) Click here.

Click HERE to find a testing location near you. 

Family Preparedness
Civil Rights Laws & HIPPA Flexibilities
Pandemic Relief
Financial Relief & Resources

File an unemployment claim at or call the Claim Center at 1-866-783-5567Tap to call. Be sure to answer YES when asked if you are applying for reasons related to COVID-19. If your work hours have been reduced, partial benefits could be available to you.

You can also visit to get information on COVID-19 unemployment.

Download the PDF from LA Workforce Commission here.

How to Qualify for Paid Leave for Coronavirus


Louisiana Opens Child Care Assistance Programs to Critical Personnel Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

SSI Recipients
Economic Impact Payments for Social Security and SSI Recipients -- Steps to Take and Schedule of Payments.

What to do if you are sick
Self-Direction – Acumen – Morning Sun
Behavioral Health
Talking to Kids About Coronavirus (For Parents/Caregivers)
Education & Distance Learning

Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) Releases Guidance for Summer Activities and Child Care During Phase 1

U.S. Department of Education – Protecting Students’ Civil Rights – WEBINAR – FACT SHEET

Legal FAQs for Coronavirus, School Closings, and Special Education

IDEA Guidelines During COVID-19

LASARD Facebook Page

Extended School Year (ESY)

High School Senior Course Credit & Graduation Guidance

Louisiana Department of Education – Resources for All Grade Levels

Distance Learning

Free Educational Apps, Games & Websites Tips to Calm and Connect (PDF)

Google Tools to Assist Students with Special Needs

5-Minute Speech Therapy Activities

Teaching Remotely for Grades K-12

FREE Homework Help

TeachMama (Loads of homeschool resources!)

Five Tools that Foster Creativity in Remote Learning

Speech Disorder Resources for College Students

Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy toolkit of trusted, high-quality online resources

The National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement has created a repository of COVID-19 educational-related resources

OCALI is offering a variety of social narratives that are available via download here

Instructional Resources for School Districts – Greater Baton Rouge

EBR Schools COVID-19 Instructional Resources and Guidance

WBR Schools COVID-19 Home Learning

Pointe Coupee COVID-19 Updates

Iberville Parish Schools

West Feliciana Parish Schools COVID-19 Updates

Livingston Parish Schools Digital Help

Central Community School System (Parents & students are encouraged to use JCampus and to
download the Central Community School System’s app for communication and for updates.)

Baker COVID-19 Instructional Resources

Zachary COVID-19 At-Home Learning

Meals/Food for Families and Students

– Text GETSNAP (no spaces) to 898211 Tap to call
– Email [email protected]
– Call 1-888-LA-HELP-U (1-888-524-3578Tap to call
– Online at

Download the SNAP flyer from the Department of Children & Family Services here.

If you have any questions, please contact your clinic or1-800-251-BABY(2229).
Most WIC clinics are still open. Due to current COVID-19 precautions. LA WIC clinics are allowing participants and/or caregivers to stay in their vehicles for appointments. Your information will be collected over the phone and a member of the staff will come out to your vehicle. Please bring your ID, WIC EBT card, and all other required documentation.

Free Meal Pick-Up for Students

Livingston Parish Public Schools

Schools Serving Meals by Parish (Department of Education)

Ascension Parish Public Schools Curbside Meals

Meals for Families

USDA Online Tool to Help Families Find Meals for Kids During COVID-19

Empower 225: Call (225)250-9233 (Tap to call) or email [email protected]

Healing Place Church/Empower 225: Families in need can get free food packs Monday – Friday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM MAP

Voodoo Barbeque: Free pulled pork sandwiches with a drink for kids all week MAP or call (225)926-3003

The Salvation Army FREE Baby Food (ONLY Similar Premature available). Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM MAP. Take-and-go meals are available. You must call to make an appointment. (225)355-4483 Tap to call. Utility assistance also available for elderly and disabled.

Charles R. Kelly Community Center is distributing emergency food boxes. Call (225)389-5464 to register. Utility assistance is also available.

St. Vincent de Paul is serving hot take-and-go lunches from local restaurants from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM. Located at 220 St. Vincent de Paul Place, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. MAP

St. Esidore Church has a food pantry available. You must talk with a St. Vincent de Paul volunteer. 

Family Activities & Games

Target: Reserves the first hour of shopping each Wednesday to support vulnerable guests, including the elderly, and those with underlying health concerns. Read more here.

Walmart: All Walmart stores across the county will adjust their business hours to 7:00 AM – 8:30 PM. Stores that open later than 7:00 AM will continue their regular hours. Read more here.

Dollar General: Every day, the first hour will be dedicated to senior citizens and individuals who are at risk. Read more here.

Grocery Stores with Special Hours

Special Store Hours

Amazon: Discounted Amazon Prime who have an EBT card or a Medicaid card for just $5.99 per month up to 48 months. Read more here. Shop through AmazonSmile and choose Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge as the receiving charity. 0.5% of eligible purchases will be donated to FHFGBR. 

Where to Find PPE/Masks

United Spinal Association - Apply Here

Support Groups

See our list of available support groups here.

LA Disability Talk (Facebook Group)

Hurricane Preparedness

Contact Us

Contact us if you need resources, information, support, or referral.

Hours: Monday – Friday. 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

List of FHF Centers throughout Louisiana. Printable List

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