COVID-19 Resource Page

We will update this page regularly

Resource listings in Spanish are here, French here, and Arabic here.

US CDC fact sheet in Amharic is here.

Thanks to Office of MD Del. Lorig Charkoudian for assembling these translated resources. 

MHP has developed COVID-19 resource sheets for various communities.  Find them here.

Emergency/Mental Health

In an emergency, call 9-1-1

Montgomery County Crisis Center: 240-777-4000

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Financial Resources

To apply for unemployment benefits in Maryland, visit www.dllr.state.md.us/employment/unemployment.shtml

The MD Division of Unemployment Insurance has call center hours from 7:30am – 3:30pm at 410-949-0022. They may also be contacted by email at ui.inquiry@maryland.gov.

Health Resources

Maryland is providing a special enrollment period to get access to health care through the exchange system. More information is here.

Maryland has a free program for seniors providing a daily check-in phone call. If the call goes unanswered repeatedly, a designated contact (family member, for example) is notified. Learn more here.

Utilities

PEPCO is waiving new late fees and suspending service disconnections through at least June 1 and will be working with customers on a case-by-case basis to establish payment arrangements and identify energy assistance options. Customers who may be challenged in paying their Pepco bill should contact Pepco Customer Care at 202-833-7500.

Washington Gas is waiving late fees and suspending service disconnections. Contact Washington Gas at 1-844-WASHGAS (927-4427) or visit the E-Service portal at eservice.washgas.com for assistance.

WSSC has suspended all water service shutoffs and will also waive late fees and work one on one with customers impacted by the outbreak. Contact WSSC at 301-206-WSSC (9772).

Cable/Phone Providers:

Montgomery County Utility Assistance information is here.

Food Resources

  • Montgomery County Public Schools is providing “grab-and-go” breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Friday from 11am – 1pm at many school locations. Get more information here.
  • Manna Food Center is temporarily waiving income requirements to provide food to any Montgomery County resident impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Residents are encouraged to contact Manna as soon as possible to begin receiving food through regular distribution channels. Get more information here. Call 301.424.1130

IN WHEATON AREA

 Meals on Wheels Wheaton: 301-942-1111

New Creation Church:  301-649-6000

IN SILVER SPRING/TAKOMA PARK

Meals on Wheels Takoma: 301-434-1922

Luther Rice Memorial Baptist Church: 301-593-1130

Adventist Community Services: 301-585-6556

GROCERY STORES WITH SPECIAL HOURS FOR AT-RISK POPULATIONS

List is here

Resources for Renters

Montgomery County Departent of Housing and Community Affairs has developed a resource page to help and inform renters. Get the information here.

How Can I Help?

MHP has established a Resident Emergency Fund to provide assistance in this time of need. Many of our residents are struggling as the crisis has affected their work situations. Learn how you can help here.