CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) WIREGRASS INFORMATION & RESOURCES


From agency: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Wiregrass Resource Information
Resource Details
Description Updated 9/12/20 @ 7:30 a.m.
Resources to include food in the Wiregrass (Barbour, Coffee, Covington, Dale, Geneva, Henry & Houston Counties) as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Updates are being added so check the link often. 


SYMPTOMS/TESTING
COVID-19 QUESTIONS/TESTING INFORMATION:  Effective September 11, information about available testing sites and hours of operation statewide will now be available on the general COVID-19 hotline, 
800-270-7268 or email covid19info@adph.state.al.us. The toll-free line is open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., seven days a week. 

In addition, Testing site information can also be found by clicking on the "TEST SITES" Tab at the following web link: CLICK HERE  
 

For seniors:  Information may be available at 334-242-5743 or 1-877-425-2243.


SYMPTOMS:  Symptoms of COVID-19 appear within two to 14 days after exposure and include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you are having symptoms or feel ill, please call your physician, your clinic or your emergency department before showing up.  This disease is highly contagious, and the healthcare provider can advise you whether you should be tested or not. 

FOOD STAMPS/SNAP:
SNAP benefits may be available to those who have been laid off or out of work due to COVID-19.   
Clients can apply for assistance online by clicking on the link below. 
https://mydhr.alabama.gov


MENTAL HEALTH (Disaster Distress Helpline):
Call: 800-985-5990
Text: Talk With Us to 66746
www.disasterdistress.samhsa.gov


Need someone to talk to or pray with? Call 1-877-4-AL-PRAY (1-877-425-7729) and an Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief Chaplain or State Missionary will be there for you.

RENT/UTILITIES ASSISTANCE:
Dial 2-1-1 or 888-421-1266 for current information on resource referrals for rent, mortgage & utilities financial assistance needed as a result of COVID-19. 

SMALL BUSINESSES
Click here for resources from the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce regarding Coronavirus and resources available to small businesses


SARCOA - Prescription Assistance - No Age Requirement. All 7 Counties
SenioRx is here to help you if you are struggling to get your medications. If you have lost your job, your hours have been cut, or are in danger of losing your job and have no medication benefits, we may be able to assist you. Please reach out to the SenioRx program today. There is no age requirement! 334-793-6843​


Unemployment Claims:   
Workers can file for benefits online at www.labor.alabama.gov or by calling 1-866-234-5382.  Online filing is encouraged.


DONATIONS:   
Wiregrass United Way Community Crisis Fund: Your gift will provide support to local nonprofit organizations serving those most vulnerable to the economic and health-related impacts triggered by this crisis. One hundred percent of your donation will be allocated to our local agencies and used for direct assistance and services--not administrative or operating costs.To make a donation to the WUW Community Crisis Fund, Click Here.    


VOLUNTEERS STATEWIDE ARE NEEDED:
Click here to register online -----> Alabama ReadyOp Volunteer Response System. This is the State of Alabama’s online system for managing public health and medical disaster volunteer responders. This system supports personnel who may be utilized during disasters, all-hazard response efforts, and public health activities.   


INFORMATION BY COUNTY HERE...

COFFEE COUNTY:  

Christian Mission Center - Enterprise, Geneva & Elba
Walk-up meals. Clients simply come to the kitchen door and receive a to-go plate during the following times.
           -Breakfast: 7:30-7:45 a.m.    
           -Lunch:  11:00-11:30 a.m.
           -Dinner:  4:00-4:30 p.m.
Any seniors who are in need of food, whether that is a hot meal or a cart of groceries, can call the office at 334-393-2607. We will gladly deliver this to them.

Drive-Thru Food Pantry:  The Enterprise location at 231 Geneva Highway will distribute the food and milk on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-5 p.m.​  The Elba location at 342 N. Court St. will be distributing Thursdays from 1-5 p.m.​

Volunteers Needed:....
The Christian Mission in Enterprise is seeking volunteers to sort and organize food pantry items, compile food boxes to be delivered and to deliver food boxes to the home-bound and elderly. If you are able to assist with any of these tasks please call the Christian Mission office at 334-393-2607.


GENEVA COUNTY:  
Mental Health – Emotional and Spiritual Care
Resource to help with stress and anxiety during this time of isolation and uncertainty.
334-792-1911


Christian Mission Center - Geneva
Drive-Thru Food Pantry:  The Geneva location at 801 E. Town Ave. will distribute the food and milk on Tuesdays from 1-5 p.m.


Salvation Army - Food Pantry for Geneva, Henry & Houston Counties
MUST call for an appointment: 334-792-1911


HENRY COUNTY  
MENTAL HEALTH – Emotional and Spiritual Care
Resource to help with stress and anxiety during this time of isolation and uncertainty.
334-792-1911


Salvation Army - Food Pantry for Geneva, Henry & Houston Counties
MUST call for an appointment: 334-792-1911


HOUSTON COUNTY
Food Delivery: RESTRICTED to Senior Citizens 70 and over or physically handicapped and homebound. Salvation Army: 334-792-1911  

Mental Health – Emotional and Spiritual Care
Resource to help with stress and anxiety during this time of isolation and uncertainty.
334-792-1911


Love In Action - Dothan Food Assistance 
Tuesday:
At Love In Action campus. Hot meals to go and food pantry open 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tents will be set up in parking lot to distribute meals and groceries. 
279 W Main St, Dothan

Wednesday:
Mobile kitchen will be serving hot meals beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the corner of W. Newton and N. Lena strees; motels, homeless camps, and Grace Terrace Apartments.

Thursday:
At Love In Action campus. Hot meals to go and food pantry open 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tents will be set up in parking lot to distribute meals and groceries. 
279 W Main St, Dothan

Friday:
Mobile kitchen will be serving hot meals beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the corner of W. Newton and N. Lena strees; motels, homeless camps, Garden Estates and Point South Trailer Parks. 

Saturday:

At Love In Action campus. Hot meals to go and food pantry open 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tents will be set up in parking lot to distribute meals and groceries. 279 W Main St, Dothan

Salvation Army - Food Pantry for Geneva, Henry & Houston Counties
MUST call for an appointment: 334-792-1911

Southeast Alabama Baptist Association – Dothan  
FOOD ASSISTANCE
If you need assistance with food, call 334-699-2855.
Documents that are required for assistance are:
• Photo ID (Alabama ID)
• Social Security Cards
• Documentation of income- Something within the last 6 months.
(For example, Last check sub, Award letter from Social Security or Disability, Bank Statement showing your direct deposit or your food stamps sheet showing the amount of your benefits.)


Living Hope Community Outreach Program - Dothan
FOOD PANTRY
Living Hope Community Outreach
309 North Lena Street
Dothan, AL 36301
Please Call 334-671-2376 on Mon, Tues, & Thur 10:00 am-2:00 pm
(See last new client at 1 pm & last returning client at 1:30 pm)

NO ONE ALLOWED INSIDE THE BUILDING/ ALL INTAKE IS DONE OUTSIDE
  • Food & hygiene products are still being distributed.
  • Bagged lunches are still being given out on Tuesdays.
  • Snack bags for the homeless only will be given out on Mondays and Tuesdays.
  • People who have just lost their jobs may be eligible for emergency services on a one-time only basis. They need to bring in their layoff notice or proof from their employer they were laid off due to COVID-19.  Need to provide proof that they have applied for unemployment as well.
Documents needed:   Proof of Income that includes SSI/SSDI, retirement, widow's benefits, VA benefits, most current payroll check stub, unemployment, TANF, food stamps, child support, etc.
 
Agency Status Active
Defined coverage areas:
Alabama - Barbour County
Alabama - Coffee County
Alabama - Covington County
Alabama - Dale County
Alabama - Geneva County
Alabama - Henry County
Alabama - Houston County