COVID-19 Assistance

State Actions Regarding COVID-19

United Way Community Resource Guide

United Way of Collier and the Keys (UWCK) created a comprehensive online listing of COVID-19 Monroe County resources, including food pantries and other critical services, changes to operations for social service agencies, and pertinent local information. COVID-19 state and federal programs and assistance are listed separately, as well as a complete listing of health and human services in Monroe County.

Filing for Unemployment

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is in charge of Unemployment. Any Floridian whose employment has been negatively impacted as a result of COVID-19 to visit and click on the Reemployment Assistance Service Center to learn more about the program.

Resources For Those Deemed Ineligible

Mental Health Programs

Alcoholics Anonymous

AA is available to those who have or think they may have a drinking problem. We continue to meet in small groups and observe safe practices for the welfare of all. Other options are available for compromised or sheltered individuals.

  • AA Hotline Upper Keys 305-393-0857

Center for Disease Control (CDC) Stress Management Guide

Monroe County Guidance/Care Center

The Guidance Care Center is here to help: Worried you might relapse into substance use? Thinking of self-harm or suicide? Unsure what to do and need help right away? There is local help available. Available 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

  • 305-434-7660, Option #8

Florida Baptist Disaster Spiritual Care

Emotional and spiritual care, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

  • 888-829-5004

Florida Blue’s 24-Hour Emotional Support Hotline

(bilingual, and available to anyone, including the uninsured or those with other insurance providers) 

  • 1-833-848-1762

Salvation Army Helpline 

  • 844-458-HELP (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)

LKMC Behavioral Health

Counselors and/or nursing staff available by phone 24/7

  • (305) 294-5531 ext. 2004
  • or call (305) 294-5531 ext. 2013 or 2004 for more information