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COVID-19 resources

COVID-19 resources

Below is a list of local, state and national resources to help people with education, finances, food, health and more.
[April 1, 11:10 a.m.] Students can get assistance with finances, food and other basic needs through the Center of Equity, Inclusion and Diversity. A consultation form can be filled out here. For more information on help students can receive from the CEID visit.
DCCCD: For the latest news from the Dallas County Community College District, visit. A list of resources available to DCCCD students can be found here 
Eastfield bookstore/RedShelf: Students can get access to up to seven free e-textbooks from participating publishers through the company RedShelf. More information
Vital Source: Students get free access to e-textbooks and other class materials provided by Vital Source. More information 
Charter Communications: Offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi for 60 days to households with students. Call 844-488-8359 or visit
Adobe: Students get access to their Creative Cloud accounts from home. More information
Pronto: A communication service that allows people to connect with video or chat and can be used for classrooms. Services are available for education and business purposes for free. More details
Google Hangout: Advanced features that allow up to 250 participants. Livestreaming and recording are available for free. More information
Parlay: A service that allows teachers to create or use supplied discussion topics and have students respond. Services are free amid the coronavirus outbreak. More information
Slido: An interactive remote lecture application that allows teachers to integrate slide shows with quizzes, polls and live student feedback. Services are free through July 1. More information
Microsoft Teams for Education: Allows for online classrooms of up to 250 people. Services are free for schools and universities. This application is already available for DCCCD users. More information
Kahoot!: Educators get free access to Kahoot!, which allows teachers to create games and quizzes. More information

DCCCD Emergency Aid Fund: Full-time DCCCD students can get financial assistance during an emergency for food, housing or other financial needs through the application, Edquity. Downloads are available in the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. Learn more here
COVID-19 Trans/Queer Assistance: Those identifying as trans or queer can apply for financial assistance here.
North Texas Food Bank jobs: Dallas City Council has announced that the North Texas Food Bank is suspending volunteer shifts and working with ShiftSmart to provide work for those affected by restaurants, gyms, bars and theaters closing in Dallas. More details
Unemployment: To file for unemployment, visit.
Food Stamps: To apply for food stamps, visit.
Paid Sick Time for Dallas Employees: Employees with at least 80 work hours a year in Dallas County are eligible for paid sick leave. More information here
United States Bartenders Guild National Charity: Bartenders affected by the closing of restaurants or bars due to COVID-19 can fill out an application for a Bartender Emergency Assistance Program Grant below. More details here
Atmos Energy: Atmos Energy has a Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program designed to help eligible households pay some of their energy costs. Atmos also has a Sharing the Warmth program to help the elderly, disabled, military, low-income and those affected by unforeseen circumstances such as COVID-19. To apply, visit
United Way: The nonprofit company has set up a COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund to help people affected by coronavirus. More details here 
The Harvest Project: Offers fresh produce for free to residents in Dallas. More information

  • Every Saturday at 8 a.m. at San Francisco de Asis Episcopal Church, 11540 Ferguson Road, Dallas, 75228
  • Every Wednesday at 8 a.m. at Ministerios El Rey Ya Viene, 4417 Rose Hill Road, Garland, 75043
  • First Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Pan African Connection bookstore, 4466 S. Marshalls, Dallas, 75216
  • Second and fourth Saturday at 9 a.m. at Mision Esperanza, 2201 E. Park Row Drive, Arlington, 76010
  • Third Saturday at 10 a.m. at Friendship-West Baptist Church, 2020 W. Wheatland Road, Dallas, 75232. Oak Cliff Veggie Project at 10 a.m., 5915 Singing Hills Drive, Dallas, 25241. Ledbetter Neighborhood Association at 10 a.m., 3114 Clymer St., Dallas, 75212.

Frannie C. Harris Youth Center: Located at 4212 East Grand Ave., Dallas, 75223, the center will be open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Free lunch will be provided daily 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. for youth ages 14-21. More details
Mesquite ISD: Offering meal service to all Mesquite ISD students while schools are closed. Lunch and bagged breakfast items will be available between 10 a.m. and noon for any student 18 years or younger. Meals are available via drive-thru or walk-up at any MISD high school. More information
Dallas ISD Spring Break Meals: Free meals to all Dallas ISD students through age 18 and students with disabilities regardless of age. Morning snack 9-9:30 a.m. and lunch 12:30-1 p.m. For more information and a list of the 14 campuses offering meals, visit
North Texas Food Bank: If you need a food pantry or other resources to help with food insecurity, visit
Brother Bill’s Helping Hand: Drive-thru grocery store and food distribution on Wednesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m.- noon. Located at 3906 N. Westmoreland Road, Dallas 75212. Call to sign up for an appointment. 214-638-2196 Ext. 103 or visit
Oak Lawn Methodist Church Community Meals: Free meals on Sundays served to-go at 5 p.m. at Oak Lawn Methodist Church, 3014 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas, 75219. More details here
The Stewpot at The Bridge’s Second Chance Cafe: Serves three meals a day every day of the week for homeless residents. Breakfast at 7:30 a.m., lunch at noon, dinner at 6 p.m. Located in The Bridge, 1818 Corsicana St., Dallas, 75201. More information
COVID-19 Testing:
Parkland hospital: Offering drive-thru testing for current Parkland patients. This service is not open to the general public. Call 214-590-8060 for the COVID-19 patient line or visit
American Airlines Center: Drive-thru testing for the general public with symptoms of COVID-19 is available. Symptoms include shortness of breath, coughing and a fever of 99.6. Tests are limited to 250 a day. The site is located at 2500 Victory Ave., Dallas, Tx, 75201 Parking Lot E and is open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Ellis Davis Field House: Drive-thru testing for the general public with symptoms of COVID-19 is available. Symptoms include shortness of breath, coughing and a fever of 99.6. Tests are limited to 250 a day. The site is located at 9191 Polk St., Dallas, Tx, 75232 and is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Affordable health care:
Anyone using services through Parkland can use Parkland Financial Assistance to help find services to pay for medical bills or set up a payment plan.
Primary Care Clinic of North Texas: Offers affordable health care for uninsured people 13 through 65. Office visits cost $45 and about $15 for blood tests. There are three locations in North Texas: one in Dallas, Lewisville and Plano. The clinic in Dallas is located at 4001 McEwen Road, Suite 106, Dallas, 75244 and open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1-5 p.m. and Saturdays 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. More information
Dallas Life: Provides medical and dental services to anyone staying at Dallas Life. Located at 1100 Cadiz St., Dallas, 75215. More details
Health center for Dallas’ homeless population: Located at 1835 Young St., Dallas, 75201. Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. More information
Vickery Health Center: Located at 8224 Park Lane, Suite 130, Dallas, 75231. Open Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Fridays 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. More information, call 214-266-0350 or visit
Southeast Dallas Health Center: Located at 9202 Elam Road, Dallas, 75217. Open Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. and Fridays 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. More information, call 214-266-1600 or visit
Oak West Health Center: Located at 4201 Brook Spring Drive, Dallas, 75224. Open Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information call 214-266-1450 or visit
Parkland Family Medicine Clinic Dallas: Located at 5920 Forest Park Road, Dallas, 75235. Open Monday, Wednesday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tuesday 8 a.m.-1 p.m. More information call 214-266-0312 or visit
Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic: Provides services based on a sliding scale system, meaning patients will pay based on their income. Located at 809 Singleton Blvd., Dallas, 75212. Open Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m.-noon. For more information call 214-540-0300 or visit
deHaro-Salvidar Health Center: Located at 1400 N. Westmoreland Road, Dallas, 75211. Open Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. For more details call 214-266-0500 or visit
Hatcher Station Health Center: Located at 4600 Scyene Road, Dallas, 75210. Open Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Call 214-266-1000 or visit
Bluitt Flowers Health Center: Located at 303 E. Overton Road, Dallas, 75216. Open Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. and Fridays 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information call 214-266-4200 or visit Mission East Dallas Family Health Clinic: Provides services based on a sliding scale system, meaning patients will pay based on their income. Located at 4550 Gus Thomasson Road, Mesquite, Suite 40, 75150. Open Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. and Fridays 7:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. For more information call 972-682-8917 or visit
Foremost Family Health Center: Provides services based on a sliding scale system, meaning patients will pay based on their income. Two locations, one in Balch Springs at 3515 Shepherd Lane, Balch Springs, 75180. Open Monday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information call 214-426-3645. Second location at 2922-B MLK Blvd., Dallas, 75215. Open Monday-Tuesday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information call 214-426-3645 or visit
Baylor Scott & White CitySquare: Offers services for individuals without insurance. Located at 2835 Al Lipscomb Way, Dallas, 75215. Open Monday-Wednesday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information call 972-817-6000 or visit
Stand for Children: A nonprofit organization focused on child education has partnered with SpringFour to help parents with financial guidance, groceries, child care, employment and other needs. More information
 U-Haul: The company is offering free storage for a month to college students nationwide at any of its locations. More details
Update: This list was updated on March 25 at 8:29 p.m. CST to add the Eastfield bookstore/RedShelf, emergency aid for DCCCD students through Edquity and testing sites at the American Airlines Center and the Ellis Davis Field House.

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    Brynndah Hicks TurnboMar 26, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    Thank You ETCetera Team!

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    RoffinoMar 24, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    Way to take the lead Eastfield ETCetera team- this is a helpful guide that I plan to share with people.
    Thanks for thinking of your community and organizing this information for us!