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.
Rose City Resource Guide, Street Roots
Feeding BIPOC Families with Food from BIPOC Farms, Equitable Giving Circle
Food Assistance Finder, Oregon Food Bank
Pet Food Bank, Pongo Fund
Health & Wellness
BIPOC, Sliding Scale, Mental Health Providers, Haymarket Pole Collective
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
Workplaces Respond to domestic and sexual violence
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
National search for unemployment beneits, Career OneStop
Worker Relief Funds by State, Good Job Institute
Housing and Utility Assistance
Washington County Housing Resource Guide
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