COVID-19 financial resources
UW CareLink is here to help navigate finances during COVID-19, call 866-598-3978 to make an appointment with a financial advisor. For now, here are some resources that may be useful:
How do I find local food pantries?
Search https://www.feedingamerica.org/ and enter your ZIP code for local information and resources.
How do I find local rental assistance?
Search https://www.rentassistance.us/ and enter your ZIP code for local information and resources.
How do I find emergency shelter?
Search https://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/ and then click on your state followed by your county for resources in your area.
How do I find utility assistance?
Search https://liheapch.acf.hhs.gov/ for local information and resources.
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded program that helps low-income households pay their home heating and cooling bills. It operates in every state and the District of Columbia, as well as on most tribal reservations and U.S. territories. The LIHEAP Clearinghouse is an information resource for state, tribal and local LIHEAP providers, and others interested in low-income energy issues. This site is a supplement to the LIHEAP related information the LIHEAP Clearinghouse currently provides through its phone line (406.494.8662) and newsletter.
How do I find funeral and cremation assistance?
Search https://funerals.org/. You can find a local affiliate, which is arranged by state and then by county or area.
How do I find local elder care resources or a specialist to talk with?
Call UW CareLink at 866-598-3978 to be connected to an Elder Care Specialist. This specialist will take note of what services you are seeking and will do the research for you. After completing the research, the specialist will email you a packet of information, including tips and guidance from our UW CareLink experts.
If you wish to do some of your own research, you can start at https://eldercare.acl.gov/. Enter your ZIP code for local information and resources.
How can I find information about Medicare and covered services?
Search https://www.medicare.gov/ for information about Medicare benefits, plan options, and covered services. You can also contact the Medicare Helpline for assistance: 1.800.MEDICARE (1.800.633.4227).
We hope these resources can help you as you navigate this process: