The coronavirus pandemic is more than just a health crisis. It’s also a financial and emotional crisis for hemp and cannabis workers who have lost work and are having a hard time making ends meet. The good news is that you are not alone, and you can get help. Here are some ways to get emotional and financial support, plus information on housing, food and health care.
**NOTE and disclaimer: CWC is not a healthcare or legal services provider. These resources should not be considered legal or health advice.
If you or someone in your family begins to experience symptoms of coronavirus, call your healthcare provider directly.
Accessing food during the coronavirus outbreak, Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon
Free Kid’s Meal for students receiving free or reduced lunch, Bless Your Heart Burgers
Rose City Resource Guide, Street Roots
Schools Providing Meals while Closed, KPTV Fox 12
Food Assistance Finder, Oregon Food Bank
Feeding BIPOC Families with Food from BIPOC Farms, Equitable Giving Circle
SNAP (food stamps) online application, State of Oregon
Food Assistance, Oregon Department of Human Services
National Food Bank Finder, Feeding America
Where to Find School Meals During in Oregon School Closures, Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon
Health & Wellness
Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing provided by OHSU
Oregon Convention Center
777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland, OR 97232
4450 N.E. Century Blvd., Hillsboro, OR 97124
Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
BIPOC, Sliding Scale, Mental Health Providers, Haymarket Pole Collective
BIPOC Remote Yoga Asana & Meditation, Rachel Grossman
Remote Fitness Class, Monday – Friday 10a
Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center – 503-988-4888
People’s Crisis Line– 503-200-7993 (call or text) Free Peer to Peer Support
Mental Health and COVID-19 Mental Health Information and Resources, Mental Health America
Coalition Members can access our Healer Network by logging-in.
Call to Safety– 503-235-5333, Oregon domestic violence crisis line; multilingual services available
Staying Safe During COVID-19, National Domestic Violence Hotline
Workplaces Respond to domestic and sexual violence
Responding to discrimination or hate incidents
Coronavirus Resources to Stand Against Racism, Asian Americans Advancing Justice
Search nationally for legal aid organizations, Legal Help
COVID-19 Unemployment or Pandemic Unemployment Insurance, Oregon Employment Department
Oregon Unemployment Insurance Information: The online application may be unavailable at times. For assistance starting your application, call (877) 345-3484. Interpretation services include Mandarin and Vietnamese. You will need your work history for the past 12 months (if you have worked for a single employer) or 18 months (if you have worked for more than one employer) and your Social Security or green card number. Once you have completed the phone application, you will need to call each week to report your status. You may not hear back about your benefits but should keep claiming each week. Unemployment Insurance Claimant Handbook – English
COVID-19 Related Business Layoffs, Closures, and Unemployment Insurance Benefits, State of Oregon Employment Department.
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance for sole proprietors, independent contractors, and gig workers, State of Oregon Employment Department
National search for unemployment beneits, Career OneStop
The Oregon Cares Fund – Provides cash grants to Black individuals, Black-owned businesses, and Black-led nonprofit organizations.
Oregon COVID-19 Temporary Paid Leave available to workers in Oregon that don’t qualify for traditional aid.
Oregon Farmworker Quarantine Fund for farmworkers who self-quarantine for 14 days after being exposed to COVID-19.
COVID-19, Paid Leave, and Unemployment, a chart to understand who qualifies for what.
Worker Relief Funds by State, Good Job Institute
Housing and Utility Assistance
Washington County Housing Resource Guide
Immigration Processess Impacted by COVID-19
ACLU of Oregon Immigration Hotline – 971-412-2258
Portland Immigrant Rights Coalition hotline – 888-622-1510
USCIS said immigrants who undergo medical testing for the coronavirus or treatment related to it will not be penalized when applying for green cards and visas under the newly enacted public charge rule. USCIS Alert