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.

Food Services

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

Food Assistance, Oregon Department of Human Services

National Food Bank Finder, Feeding America

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

Hillsboro Stadium
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.

Mental health

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.

Domestic violence

Call to Safety– 503-235-5333, Oregon domestic violence crisis line; multilingual services available

Staying Safe During COVID-19, National Domestic Violence Hotline

Information on COVID-19 for Survivors, Communities, and DV/SA Programs

Workplaces Respond to domestic and sexual violence


Oregon Recovery Network (state and local recovery services) and Oregon Recovers list of online recovery resources

Responding to discrimination or hate incidents

Report hate incidents to Portland United Against Hate or the Oregon Department of Justice’s online reporting or by calling 1-844-924-2427.

PUAH Resilience to Hate Resource Guide

Coronavirus Resources to Stand Against Racism, Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Search nationally for legal aid organizations, Legal Help

Re-entry Resources

Unemployment Resources

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 Scenarios and Benefits Available, State of Oregon Employment Department. Easy chart to find out your options.

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National search for unemployment beneits, Career OneStop

Additional Aid

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

Info on how to write a letter to your landlord, Augrented

Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program for qualified renters who have experienced financial hardship and are at risk of homelessness or housing instability.

** Applications reopen Jan. 26, 2022 

Immigration Resources

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

Information for immigrants to access food, cash assistance, health care, and unemployment insurance, Protecting Immigrant Families

Know Your Rights: COVID-19 Care and Immigration, Immigrant Legal Resource Center

LGBTQIA+ Resources

Cannabis Workers Coalition


Cannabis Workers Coalition d/b/a Joint Workers Coalition is a 501(c)4 non-profit
EIN: 85-1342386
Donations are not tax deductible.