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This guide provides information on Miami-Dade County resources for assistance if needed. This guide is meant only for information purposes. The resources listed below may change frequently. Therefore, we suggest that if you have any questions, please call 3-1-1.


1.     Want public information about COVID-19 from the Florida Department of Health?

Call the Florida Health Department COVID-19 Hotline, which is open 24/7, at 866-779-6121.


2.     Want resources to help with shortages of food?

The Feeding South Florida website, https://feedingsouthflorida.org/covid19/, has a number of sites around the area that are providing food for those in need. You can also give them a call at 954-518-1818. 


3.     Want some help with your school-aged kids?

Miami-Dade County Public Schools provides a website with resources for helping families with children who are learning at home. http://covid19.dadeschools.net/#!/fullWidth/3024.


4.     Need assistance with getting low-cost or free internet access?

The Federal Communications Commission provides income-based programs to help individuals and families obtain internet access. Take a look at their website, https://www.lifelinesupport.org/, or call the Lifeline Support Center at 800-234-9473.


5.     Looking for a new job or assistance with speaking with your employer?

Check out the Career Source South Florida website, www.careersourcesfl.com, or call

305-594-7615 ext. 1526.


6.     Need help applying for unemployment?

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has a website, with links to apply at: http://www.floridajobs.org/Reemployment-Assistance-Service-Center/reemployment-assistance/claimants/apply-for-benefits.


7.     Feeling stressed, depressed, or anxious and looking for some help?

Florida Blue is providing a free emotional support line to all Floridians, regardless of insurance status, at 833-848-1762, with counselors available in English and Spanish.


8.     Have questions about government services in the county or about other community non-profits?

For Miami-Dade County, dial 3-1-1 or 305-468-5900 for help in English, Spanish, or Creole. You can also call the United Way 24/7 at 2-1-1 or 800-226-3320.