COVID-19 Resource Programs

A large part of what makes the City of Delray Beach thrive are its residents and its vibrant small business community. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Delray Beach CRA understands that residents are being asked to make sacrifices and small businesses are being forced to make unprecedented decisions.

Efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in indefinite business closures, scaled down services, reduced business hours, disruptions in cash flow, and loss of employment. These sacrifices and decisions are affecting the very same residents and small businesses that make the City of Delray Beach the Village by the Sea.

To support small businesses and residents during this time, the Delray Beach CRA has compiled a list of different types of assistance currently being offered. The list is meant to serve as a resource and is not all encompassing. Please visit the websites provided for detailed information and program specifics.

The Delray Beach CRA remains steadfastly committed to our redevelopment mission and purpose to revitalize the physical environment and the economy of the Community Redevelopment Area. We remain available to all during this time. Please reach out to us at 561-276-8640 or at


The IRS is committed to helping you get your Economic Impact Payment as soon as possible. Eligible individuals with adjusted gross income up to $75,000 for single filers, $112,500 for head of household filers and $150,000 for married filing jointly are eligible for the full $1,200 for individuals and $2,400 married filing jointly. In addition, they are eligible for an additional $500 per qualifying child. For filers with income above those amounts, the payment amount is reduced by $5 for each $100 above the $75,000/$112,500/$150,000 thresholds. Single filers with income exceeding $99,000, $136,500 for head of household filers and $198,000 for joint filers with no children are not eligible and will not receive payments. No action is needed by taxpayers who filed tax returns in 2018 and 2019 and most seniors and retirees. If you do not file taxes, use the “Non-Filers: Enter Your
Payment Info Here” application on the website to provide simple information so you can get your payment. LEARN MORE

BizHelpPBC is a county-wide resource for all 39 municipalities with business-focused information regarding COVID-19. Weekly updates containing news and resources will be provided. A 2:00pm Town Hall call will also be held every Friday. LEARN MORE

LISC is committed to working on behalf of small businesses across the country during this crisis. They have collected a list of free mentorship services for businesses. LEARN MORE

Palm Beach County Business Loan Program supports borrowers who are new and existing businesses located in Palm Beach County unable to access traditional lenders or receive favorable terms. Eligible Uses include: Real Estate Acquisition; Construction or Renovation; Machinery and Equipment; Working Capital. Loans from $10,000 and up are available. For more information, contact Meri Weymer, Business & Economic Development Manager, at 561-233-3675 or, or LEARN MORE

The Paycheck Protection Program is an SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the COVID-19 crisis. SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities. Forgiveness is based on the employer maintaining or quickly rehiring employees and maintaining salary levels. Forgiveness will be reduced if full-time headcount declines, or if salaries and wages decrease. Loan payments will also be deferred for six months. No collateral or personal guarantees are required. Neither the government nor lenders will charge small businesses any fees. This loan has a maturity of 2 years and an interest rate of 1%. You can apply for the program at any lending institution that is approved to participate. This could be the bank you already use, or a nearby bank. You do not have to visit any government institution to apply for the program. You can call your bank or find SBA-approved lenders in your area through SBA’s online Lender Match tool. For more information, LEARN MORE

The IRS Employee Retention Credit is available for businesses financially impacted by COVID-19. Employers can be immediately reimbursed for the credit by reducing their required deposits of payroll taxes that have been withheld from employees’ wages by the amount of the credit. Eligible employers will report their total qualified wages and the related health insurance costs for each quarter on their quarterly employment tax returns or Form 941 beginning with the second quarter. If the employer’s employment tax deposits are not enough to cover the credit, the employer may receive an advance payment from the IRS by submitting Form 7200.  LEARN MORE

The Florida Short Term Compensation Program helps employers retain their workforce in times of temporary slowdown by encouraging work sharing as an alternative to layoff. The program permits prorated reemployment assistance benefits to employees whose work hours and earnings are reduced as part of a Short Time Compensation plan to avoid total layoff of some employees. LEARN MORE

PBC Cares For Business Restart Business Grants was approved by the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) to accelerate the reopening of businesses hardest hit by COVID19. The BCC has dedicated $50 million toward businesses with 25 or fewer employees and $10 million towards businesses with greater than 25 employees. Grants are up to $25,000. Examples of eligible businesses: Agriculture; Child Care Centers, Adult Day Care Centers; Gyms & Fitness Studios; Hair Salons, Nail Salons, Barber Shops; Health Care Services & Medical Offices; Professional Services; Restaurants, Caterers, Bakeries; Retail – Physical Brick/Mortar Store. Eligible uses: Salaries/Payroll; Inventories; Commercial Lease, Mortgage, or Rent Payments; Utilities; Other Expenses – due to new safety provisions. Applications will go live on Friday, May 22 on the Palm Beach County website.  LEARN MORE

Magic Johnson and MBE Capital Partners will offer $100 million in loans to minority- and womenowned companies hurt by stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19. The funds would look to help 100,000 businesses in urban communities and who may not have existing relationships with a bank. The loans were funded through Johnson’s EquiTrust Life Insurance Company and will be provided through the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program. LEARN MORE

Facebook Small Business Grants will offer $100M in cash grants and advertisement credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where they operate. Applications will become available April 22. For more information, LEARN MORE

Business for All Grants are committed to elevating the voice of small business in the U.S. Apply for grants up to $50,000 to support business growth, including $10,000 emergency COVID-19 Business for All Grants to help small businesses in crisis. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis. Applications are due September 25, 2020 at 12:00 am PT. To refer to the full Terms and Conditions for eligibility and criteria details,  LEARN MORE

LISC Small Business Relief Grant t is offering critical relief and resiliency-building support to small businesses facing immediate financial threat because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants of up to $10,000 will be made and priority will go to minority-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses. Applicants may apply once for this round and for one business only. Nonprofit organizations are ineligible for this application. Applications must be submitted by Tuesday, April 28 at 11:59PM EST.    LEARN MORE

The Red Backpack Fund was established by The Spanx Sara Blakely and GlobalGiving to support female entrepreneurs in the wake of COVID-19. 1,000 grants of $5,000 each will be made to female entrepreneurs to help alleviate the immediate needs and support the long-term recovery of those impacted by this crisis. In addition to the financial gift, each woman will also receive a “lucky” red backpack and a free annual All-Access Pass to 80+ MasterClass instructors. Each month, additional applications will be accepted. The next round of applications will open May 4, June 1, July 6, and August 3. For more information,    LEARN MORE

Gather Later is a site geared toward helping small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a platform that connects consumers to businesses to purchase gift cards or gift certificates. Only businesses in compliance with SBA guidelines may sign up at this time. After you’ve signed up, your submission is reviewed, and expect to see your listing posted within 24 hours.  LEARN MORE

Uber is providing 10 million rides and food deliveries to healthcare workers, seniors, and people in need, free of charge. Organizations, healthcare providers and governmental entities are encouraged to apply on behalf of their teams and frontline workers. No individual requests are accepted. LEARN MORE

The Palm Beach County Office of Equal Business Opportunity (OEBO) will host “Tuesday’s Tips,” a weekly teleconference created to provide up-to-date information to the small business community. Join the discussion via Zoom app or by telephone. Dial: 1-929-205-6099 or 1-312-626-6799 or 1-301-715-8592 or 1-346-248-7799 or 1-669-900-6833 or 1-253-215-8782. Zoom Meeting ID: 411-263-931. For more information, contact OEBO at 561-616-6840 or

The World Advisory COVID-19 Small Business Relief program is providing one month of FREE consulting services to small businesses through their Basic Package, which allows for up to one (1) hour/week to work with a Business Consultant. A professional Business Consultant will provide guidance and assistance in a variety of ways to help you navigate your business during this challenging time. Consulting services on topics such as strategy, technology, marketing, operations, and more are provided remotely through phone and internet. VISIT

Support FL Digital Market is helping keep small business information at your fingertips. These designers and various other creatives offer services for free or at a significantly reduced cost to brick and mortar businesses. To access free or discounted services for your business,  VISIT. If you are a business or vendor interested in having your business highlighted, VISIT

The Community Relief Fund, , in partnership with Town of Palm Beach United Way, will provide $1,000 grants to restaurant industry employees who have been adversely impacted by COVID-19 financially, whether through a decrease in wages or loss of employment that results in a lack of resources to pay for essential expenses. The one-time grant will help pay any of the following expenses only: Home rent or mortgage; Car payments or transportation costs; Utility bills; Student loan payments; Childcare; Groceries; Medical bills. For more information and to apply,    LEARN MORE

The Bartender Emergency Assistance Program, launched by the United States Bartenders Guild’s National Charity Foundation, is meant to aid service industry personnel experiencing financial difficulties due to COVID-19.   LEARN MORE

The Restaurant Employee Relief Fund will provide grants to restaurant industry employees who have been adversely impacted by COVID-19, financially, whether through a decrease in wages or loss of employment. Subject to the availability of funds, a one-time grant of $500 will be disbursed directly to the applicant following the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s review and confirmation that applications meet guidelines. Awards limited to one grant per person.  LEARN MORE

The SOBEWFF® & FIU Chaplin School Hospitality Industry Relief Fund will provide immediate financial support to independently owned and operated restaurants and bars impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. The program will award grants of up to $15,000 per business ($500 per employee).  LEARN MORE

One Fair Wage Emergency Fund is providing free, cash assistance to restaurant workers, delivery drivers and other tipped workers and service workers — who are seeing their income decline during this disaster, or aren’t able to work because of quarantines or other health concerns. LEARN MORE

COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Grant for Nonprofit Organizations in Palm Beach and Martin Counties Funding Priorities: Emergency food, shelter and basic needs; Expansion of service capacity related to increased demand for direct services; Access to health care services for uninsured and underinsured clients; Technology and other resources to allow your organization to continue to provide services; Reimbursement of lost revenue. Apply online or fax application to (561) 832-6542, Attention: COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Grant.  LEARN MORE

Foundation of Contemporary Arts Artist Relief Fund is open to U.S.-based artists who have fallen on hard times because of the coronavirus outbreak. The Foundation will disburse $1,500 grants to artists who have had performances or exhibitions canceled or postponed because of COVID-19. The fund ends August 31, 2020. LEARN MORE

Craft Emergency Relief Fund is for U.S.-based craft artists looking for emergency funds. Must have been involved in craft-making (there’s a definition of “craft making” on the site) for at least three years before your emergency and must be making a majority of income from your art. LEARN MORE

The Palm Beach County Artist Relief Fund will award small grants of $500, $250 and $100 to
individual artists who live in Palm Beach County and have lost gigs or shows. Eligible artists are limited to one Artist Relief Fund grant. The Fund will continue as long as funds are available. For more information and to apply, LEARN MORE

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County has a COVID-19 webpage of virtual events, funding assistance, and helpful resources related to arts and culture. LEARN MORE

The following link provides a list of grants and resources for artists and nonprofits: LEARN MORE

The Florida Disaster Recovery jobs portal is a complete set of employment tools for job seekers in Florida. LEARN MORE

Palm Beach County Employment Opportunities    LEARN MORE

CareerSource Palm Beach County’s Virtual Career System is available to help you on your search for a new job. LEARN MORE or call (561) 340-1060. Help navigating the unemployment compensation application process is also available by calling (561) 340-1060, press option 6.  FAQS   MORE RESOURCES

Florida Reemployment Assistance benefits are available to Floridians who have been negatively impacted as a result of efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. Eligible individuals include those who have lost their job through no fault of their own, are quarantined by a medical professional or a government agency, laid off or sent home without pay for an extended period by their employer, or caring for an immediate family member who is diagnosed with COVID-19. To apply for unemployment benefits: LEARN MORE

Individuals may also access the Florida Reemployment Assistance hardcopy, paper application, available in English, Spanish and Haitian-Creole, at several locations throughout the County. For the City of Delray Beach, applications are currently available at:

CareerSource Career Cottage at 186 NW 5th Avenue
FedEx Center at 2208 N. Congress Avenue
FedEx Center at 1911 S. Federal Hwy 100

For assistance, contact the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) helpline at (800) 204- 2418. CareerSource Palm Beach County may also be able to answer some of your immediate questions; call: (561) 340-1060 and press option 6.

The Palm Beach County Library is providing printed employment/reemployment applications for those affected by COVID-19. Forms available at the main entrance of buildings. Library staff members are available to answer questions by phone, email, and chat services seven days a week. Library branches offering this service are listed on the website: LEARN MORE

CVS plans to fill more than 50,000 full-time and part-time positions across the country in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A demand for professionals across the company, include full- and part-time Retail Store Associates, Warehouse Distribution Workers, Customer Service Representatives, Pharmacy Technicians, and Corporate Professionals. CVS is expediting the hiring process. LEARN MORE

Dollar General plans to add up to 50,000 employees by the end of April. LEARN MORE

Domino’s is hiring both full-time and part-time workers, according to a press release. Click here if you’re interested in applying for a position. To search and apply for jobs, LEARN MORE

DiMartino Plumbing is offering an apprenticeship program for careers in plumbing. Participants will work directly alongside experienced plumbing technicians in the field and also will receive classroom instruction from a Master Plumber. Learn the plumbing trade while earning a weekly paycheck. LEARN MORE

Google developed three new online certificate programs in data analytics, project management and user experience design to connect you to top national employers who are hiring. The certificates do not require a college degree, can be completed in three to six months and are offered through the online learning platform Coursera. All  certificates will be seen as the equivalent of a four-year college degree for related roles at the company. Grants and scholarships will be available. LEARN MORE

Home Care Assistance Palm Beach is opening its doors to new employees as caring for the elderly is busier than ever at this time. For more information on qualifications, to search for jobs, and to complete an application, LEARN MORE

Lowe’s has full-time, part-time, seasonal, and overnight roles available for displaced workers who are seeking short-term opportunities. To search and apply for jobs, text “JOBS” to LOWES (56937) or LEARN MORE

Publix is hiring thousands of employees to fill positions in its stores and distribution centers located in Boynton Beach, Deerfield Beach, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Miami, Orlando, and Sarasota. The company encourages submissions from people in service, manufacturing, warehousing and other industries who have recently found themselves unexpectedly without work. LEARN MORE

Save A Lot has immediate openings for full and part-time positions in Riviera Beach, Fort Pierce and Fort Lauderdale. LEARN MORE

Stanley Steemer is helping jobless Floridians get back to work during coronavirus pandemic. For more information, call 561-994-0064 or LEARN MORE

Walmart is hiring 150,000 new associates through the end of May to work in stores, clubs, distribution centers, and fulfillment centers. Roles will be temporary at first, but many will convert to permanent roles over time.  LEARN MORE

Palm Beach County CARES ACT Coronavirus Relief Fund provides a one-time rental and utility assistance to eligible Palm Beach County residents who have experienced loss of income, reduction in hours, or unemployment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic only.  Assistance may be provided as follows:  Rental assistance up to $5,800 or 3 months in arrears beginning in March 2020; Electric, water and gas up to $1,200 or 3 months in arrears beginning in March 2020.  Assistance is based on demonstrated need and funding availability.  Applicants must meet gross annual incomes not exceeding 140% of Area Median Income (AMI) limits prior to COVID-19 established by HUD for the jurisdiction of Palm Beach County, FL.  Applicants must apply for unemployment benefits and provide support documentation.  Applicants must have less than $5,000 in liquid assets in checking, savings, and cash card balances.  The program is not designed to assist those who were not financially impacted by COVID-19 pandemic.  For complete eligibility guidelines and to apply, VISIT

Palm Beach County CARES Mortgage Assistance Program provides assistance to income eligible households who are delinquent in their first mortgage and escrow payments (PITI). Additionally, funding may assist with late fees, attorney’s fees, condominium and homeowners’ association payments, special assessments, and other mortgage associated costs related to COVID-19. Maximum award is up to $10,000 (up to four-months mortgage payments. The application will open on June 29, 2020 and will be available until August 14, 2020. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first qualified, first served basis, subject to funding availability. For complete eligibility guidelines and to apply, VISIT

Palm Beach County Department of Community Services may help with rental security deposits, utility deposits, connection fees, housing stability counseling, and rent payments up to 12 months. The Department administers the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which is designed to provide financial relief from high-energy costs to prevent service disconnection for families in crisis. You may also apply via phone for utility assistance (LIHEAP & EHEAP) at (561) 355-4792. LEARN MORE

Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County has published a resource guide that covers a range of subject matter impacted by COVID-19, including landlord, rent, and eviction related information. The information is only provided as a guide. To download the resource guide, LEARN MORE

Florida COVID Response Fund is assisting Floridians facing imminent eviction or foreclosure due to COVID-19 with financial assistance or legal representation through a statewide network of attorneys. The team will either negotiate with landlords and stop the eviction process, and if unable to do so, will provide financial assistance to the extent possible. Applications are processed within 24 hours. For more information, LEARN MORE

Delray Beach Experience is designed to drive new customers and revenue for your business by being the premier information and value app (iOS and Android) showcasing all Delray Beach has to offer. Created by Jeff Dash of Dash Travel, this app allows you to market your business for free among the most popular retail shops, professional services, fashion boutiques, spas, restaurant/bars, attractions, entertainment & events. Your business information will be a click away for Delray Beach visitors, locals and snowbirds, 24/7. To learn more, contact Jeff Dash at 561-926-9777 . To download the app on your iOS or Android, DOWNLOAD.

To submit a Partner application:  APPLY

    • Include a special offer/added value. Business approval is required.

Feeding South Florida and the City of Delray Beach facilitate a drive-thru food distribution every Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Catherine Strong Park, 1500 SW 6th Street, Delray Beach, FL. Food is distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and while supplies last. Visit the following link for daily, updated distribution times and locations. LEARN MORE

If you are in need of longer-term food assistance or SNAP assistance, complete a referral form by visiting:  LEARN MORE

For more information about Feeding South Florida, visit:  LEARN MORE

Village Academy in Delray Beach is a School Food Service Feeding Site is providing nutritionally balanced ‘Grab and Go’ meals Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 400 SW 12th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL.  Meals are FREE to anyone under 18 years of age, regardless of financial need.  Student ID is required.

Achievement Center for Children and Families is feeding children Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 555 NW 4th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL.

The Volen Center is feeding seniors from Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Pompey Park, 1101 NW 2nd Street, Delray Beach, FL.

CROS Ministries’ Caring Kitchen Program is serving To Go meals, Monday through Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. at the Delray Beach Public Library’s parking lot at 100 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL in partnership with the City of Delray Beach and the Delray Beach Police Department.  Bag lunches continue to be given out at Cason United Methodist Church every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. LEARN MORE

Pollo Tropical is treating kids to a free lunch every weekday, between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon, because of COVID-19 school closures. The restaurant will treat kids, age 12 and under, to a free Kids Classic TropiChop® and bottled water. The offer is only good at company-owned locations, not franchises. The child must be 12 years of age or younger and must be present in the car with a parent or guardian to receive Kids Meal. Drive-thru only. No purchase, coupon or promotional code is necessary to receive the offer.

The School District of Palm Beach is continuing their food distribution on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 52 school locations throughout the summer. Each day, parents and guardians who pick up food will receive a kit with three days’ worth of meals for each child. Meals are FREE to anyone 18 years of age and younger (22 years of age and younger for ESE students), regardless of financial need. Distribution is from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

For information on pickup locations and guidelines, VISIT

For a comprehensive list of food assistance programs being offered in and near the City of Delray Beach   LEARN MORE

The Florida Department of Children and Families administers several assistance programs, including, Food Assistance Program (SNAP), Medical Assistance Program, Temporary cash assistance for families with children (TANF), and Family Nutrition Program (SNAP Ed). LEARN MORE

Ruth Rales Jewish Family Services programs include food & financial assistance, senior services, counseling & mental health services, career & employment services, family & children’s services and many volunteer opportunities. Regardless of religion and background, the center can offer a wide variety of other services such as emergency needs, housing and health related issues, including direct financial assistance for rent. For more information, call (561) 852-3333 LEARN MORE

For a more comprehensive list of Palm Beach County human services programs, resources, and organizations that provide rent assistance, housing support, and shelter, visit:  LEARN MORE

The Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County First Responder and Essential Health Care Personnel Scholarship is available to cover child care and out-of-school care for children age 12 and less, for up to an initial period of 3 months. For help with selecting a provider, please contact (561) 514-3300 to speak with an ELC Customer Resource Specialist. LEARN MORE

Access from AT&Toffers discounted internet services. AT&T is expanding eligibility based on income and to households participating in National School Lunch Program/Head Start and is waiving all home internet data overage fees. Includes free installation, free in-home Wi-Fi, and a data allowance of 150GB or 1TB depending on speed available in your area. LEARN MORE

AT&T is also funding 60 days of free access and unlimited usage of Caribu, a video-calling application that allows family members to read, draw, and play games with one another while in distant locations. LEARN MORE

Comcast Internet Essentials, a low-cost home internet package for qualifying individuals and households, is now available for free for the first two months. Due to the Coronavirus emergency, households with outstanding debt owed to Comcast may be eligible for Internet Essentials. This qualification will be waived if you apply and are approved by 5/13/20. After 5/13/20, standard eligibility rules apply. LEARN MORE

Palm Beach County Department of Community Services may help with rental security deposits, utility deposits, connection fees, housing stability counseling, and rent payments up to 12 months. The Department administers the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which is designed to provide financial relief from high-energy costs to prevent service disconnection for families in crisis. You may also apply via phone for utility assistance (LIHEAP & EHEAP) at (561) 355-4792. LEARN MORE

Palm Beach County drive-thru testing site for COVID-19 at the FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on Havernhill Road. Those who want to be tested must call the Health Care District testing line to schedule an appointment from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To register and schedule an appointment, call the Health Care District of Palm Beach County testing number at 561-642-1000. Anyone who goes to the FITTEAM Ballpark testing site without an already scheduled appointment will not be tested.

COVID-19 testing site at South County Civic Center located at 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach, FL 33446. Preapproval and appointments required. For more information, call: (561) 804-0250.

The 211 Helpline is a community helpline and crisis hotline that provides suicide prevention, crisis intervention, information, assessment, and referral to community services for people of all ages. Calls to 211 HelpLine are Free, Confidential, and available 24/7!  LEARN MORE

NAMI Palm Beach County (National Alliance on Mental Illness) provides virtual Support Groups for individuals, families, and young adults. LEARN MORE has released FREE community access to their online supportive and trauma-informed service. To access the My Strength community, please click on the following link and use the access code: SEFBHNFriends LEARN MORE

AETNA Free 24-hour line with counselors providing support to cope with anxiety, fear, stress, etc. Call 1-833-327-2386.

Florida Blue and its partners at New Directions Behavioral Health is offering a Bi-lingual, tollfree, 24-7 helpline for all Floridians. The service is available regardless of membership affiliation, to help individuals cope with the stress and anxiety they may be feeling given the COVID-19 public health care crisis.  For assistance, call:  833-848-1762.

Additional Hotlines If you need to talk to someone, these resources are confidential and available for free 24/7:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  1-800-273-8255
Crisis Text Line:  Text HOME to 741-741
Disaster Distress Hotline:  1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66-746
The Trevor Project (for LGBTQ youth):  1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678-678
The National Domestic Violence Hotline:  1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22-522

The Good Housekeeping Textiles Lab reached out to medical professionals, sewing experts, and fabric suppliers to pull together everything you need to know about making face masks at home, from sewing tutorials with a fabric pattern to guidelines from hospitals.

They consulted Amanda Perna, Project Runway alum and fashion designer behind House of Perna, who has been donating homemade face masks to hospitals after having to close her studio during the coronavirus outbreak. Here is her step-by-step guide to sewing medical face masks, including a fabric pattern you can print at home.   LEARN MORE

If you’re looking for a no-sew version to wear yourself, check out Amanda’s quick and easy DIY instructions using supplies you already have at home. LEARN MORE

The House of Perna designed masks under the guidance of multiple medical professionals. You can purchase masks individually with their BUY 1 – GIVE 1 program, where you receive 1 mask and the other is donated to a medical professional/front line worker in need, or donate money to help produce more masks for medical professionals.  ORDER HERE

Monogram Closet is selling a variety of face masks.  ORDER HERE

Steel Tie Spirits has switched from spirit making to making hand sanitizer to service the needs of the community. Check their Facebook page for operating hours and pick up times or call 561-623-0961.   LEARN MORE

Clinics Can Help is open to serve the community with medical equipment and supply needs, providing wound care supplies, gloves, alcohol, sanitizer and medical equipment for a small donation. Portable cribs and diapers also are available for expectant parents or those with newborns. For more information, call 561-640-2995 or  LEARN MORE

Loads of Hope by Tide Cleaners is providing free laundry and dry cleaning to the immediate family of front-line responders (paramedics, doctors, nurses, hospital and medical staff, medical researchers, police officers, fire fighters). Procedure for Identification – photo identification from the front-line responders’ place of employment (e.g. Police Officer ID not the Police Officer’s driver’s license) or an image (e.g. picture of the Front Line Responders Photo ID on a phone) of the ID. Effective March 30, 2020 through May 9, 2020. Please visit one of these local Palm Beach County Tide Cleaners locations. For more information, LEARN MORE


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Boca Raton, FL 33487

Delray Beach

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Delray Beach, FL 33444

The Palm Beach County School District has a list of at-home learning resources for students, from learning websites and online reading tools to virtual museum visits at facilities across the country. LEARN MORE

The Delray Beach Public Library is providing remote access to a collection of virtual resources, from e-books and audio books, music, TV, and movies to research databases and job search tools. To access these resources, you will need your library card number and your PIN. Your PIN is the last four digits of your phone number on file. LEARN MORE

The Palm Beach County Library System will be curating and posting resources geared towards helping individuals and families cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. A collection of free virtual resources is available for viewing and exploration, from virtual exhibit tours and interactive learning activities to access to live-streamed events and podcasts. LEARN MORE

The Flying Classroom is a supplemental PK-12, digital STEM+ curriculum aligned to national/state standards and based on the global expeditions of Captain Irving, who has revolutionized online learning by piloting the world’s first Flying Classroom. As COVID-19 transforms the educational landscape, The Flying Classroom team would like to help with your distance learning endeavors by offering students with access to a virtual learning experience. For more information,  LEARN MORE. Enjoy free access to Flying Classroom Expedition Videos by visiting: LEARN MORE

GoPeer is a tutoring service that provides low cost, high quality tutoring services to K-12 students. The tutoring company is offering free academic lessons to children who are now learning from home. GoPeer hires students from the country’s top universities like Harvard and MIT. Families are eligible for two hours of free virtual tutoring. LEARN MORE

Scholastic Learn at Home is a free digital learning hub to support students affected by closures due to the spread of coronavirus. The hub provides virtual learning opportunities to help students stay academically engaged and learn from home. The hub offers daily lessons for Pre-K – 9+ students, covering literacy, math, science, and social studies. LEARN MORE

Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway is offering their Lion King-themed curriculum free for families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Download either the KIDS curriculum (11 sessions) or the JR curriculum (18) at home-learning modifications by visiting: LEARN MORE

Links listed here are programs that are virtually accessible from home

Arts Warehouse has two virtual exhibitions on their website. RISE Outdoor is a hybrid exhibition, curated as a part of RISE Climate Change Weekend, that exists around various parts of Delray Beach and also virtually. Their “Resident Access Gallery” is a virtual showcasing of their resident artists that is updated as the artists make work. VISIT HERE

The Delray Green Market is closed to the public until further notice, but has a directory of vendors listed with their contact information and social links. All vendors listed are taking orders and shipping products from home. VIEW DIRECTORY

The Small Business Development Center can provide local, direct assistance with the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance, and the Paycheck Protection Programs.

Florida SBDC at Florida Atlantic University

Jacqueline Ramirez, MBA
(561) 334-6428

Virtual Office Hours: 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Due to the high call volume, you may have to register for services at