COVID-19 Financial Help


We understand that many people are experiencing different levels of financial hardships due to the pandemic. We will be continually updating this information, so come back often. Be sure to share any resources you find.


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Bartender Emergency Assistance Program

Tipped/ service workers

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United disaster relief fund for restaurant workers

Here’s where restaurant workers can find some coronavirus help

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FL Department of Economic Opportunity (FLDEO) has crafted a one-pager that reviews the most recent guidance on how workers impacted by the coronavirus can apply for unemployment benefits.   

Florida Unemployment Guide 

Many utilities have committed to no disconnects during the pandemic. Contact them directly to find out more.

Employ Florida

CareerSource Florida

Help wanted: Grocery stores, pizza chains and Amazon are hiring

Reemployment Assistance Application Guide 

Small Business and NON-PROFIT low-interest loans through the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

Employee Rights: brand new from the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) that was just passed in congress. Effective April 1

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Find a Florida Food Pantry

Meals being provided at schools  (Fresh from Florida-Department of Consumer Affairs)

Find free meals in your area

Schools in Broward providing meals

To find Schools In the rest of Florida providing meals

South Florida Foodbank (to donate, volunteer, or request support)

LGBT+ Food Pantry and Services for those living with critical and chronic illness focused (Broward)

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Florida Department of Children and Families Financial support (TANF) and SNAP (foodstamps)

United Way

Pride at Work, a nonprofit organization that represents LGBTQ union members and their allies has put together this list of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for LGBTQ Working People. 

Orange County: Rental Assistance for Residents of Orange County: The COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program will provide assistance with one month’s rent, so residents will be able to use their limited funds on other necessities. You MUST call for an appointment 407-836-6500.

Central Florida LGBTQ+ Relief Fund