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COVID 19 Assistance

Wayne County's Help Line

Wayne County's Help Line

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Optum has a toll-free 24 hour Emotional Support Help Line at 866-342-6892 for people who may be experiencing anxiety or stress around COVID-19

The National Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 offers crisis counseling and emotional support 24 hours a day for anyone experiencing distress or other mental health concerns during the covid-19 outbreak

UNC Virtual Urgent Care 24/7 offers simple, convenient and around-the-clock care for nonemergency medical issues.


How to Use UNC Urgent Care 24/7

There are several ways to access care through UNC Urgent Care 24/7, which is offered through MDLIVE, a provider of virtual medicine services and software. 

A virtual care doctor will visit with you through a private and secure connection. Then, the physician can diagnose problems, recommend treatment and write prescriptions. Again, people experiencing true emergencies, including chest pain, should still go to a hospital emergency department.

FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT The legislation provides paid leave, establishes free testing, protects public health workers, and provides important benefits to children and here.

The American Red Cross is launching a Virtual Family Assistance Center to support families struggling with loss and grief due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

People can visit to access a support hub with special virtual programs, information, referrals, and services to support families in need. The hub will also connect people to other community resources provided by the American Red Cross and other partners. People without internet access can call 833-492-0094 for help.


Episcopal Farmworker Ministry has an emergency fund for latinx agricultural workers (including field workers and workers at meat processing plants, animal farms, nurseries, or packing houses) in Sampson, Lenoir, Harnett, Johnston, Duplin, Bladen and Wayne counties who were affected by the pandemic because of loss of work or because they tested positive for the virus and had unexpected expenses.


Referrals can be made to Individual workers who are interested should text COVID19 to 910.935.0316 and someone will call them back.


Our Impact partners Provide help in the following areas:

     Financial Stability

     Health & Wellness


     Basic Needs

to connect to an Impact Partner click Here.