Community Resources

A note from #LAAdapts and the LA Metro Chamber:
We are committed to sharing only verifiable information. In holding this commitment, we encourage individuals and businesses to only seek answers and information from reliable sources including the Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, your local municipal government, other State of Maine departments, and the reputable health systems.

Together, We Will Adapt

The LA Region has a long, proud history. We have survived floods and the departure of the manufacturing industry. We have rebuilt and thrived with new community members, new businesses, and new industry. Together, we will support each other through these fluid and uncertain times. Look to these resources below to find your support, and offer support to those you are able to.

Child Care

For essential workers, safe and accessible child care is vital to ensuring you are able to get to work. Below are child care facilities who have reported openings for essential worker’s children:

Schooling Supports

Things to Do

Social distancing doesn’t mean staying locked up. You are encouraged to get outside – take walks, find a hike, get to the shore. Here are some ways to do just that:

Please remember to practice safe social distancing when outside – keep 6 feet away from all persons not in your household, and do not congregate in groups.

Talk to Your City

Our cities are offering many updates for community resources, as well as new ways to connect with them by email or phone! Check out the current information from:

Manage Your Health

Staying healthy matters. Remember to wash your hands for 20 seconds, stay 6ft from folks, stay at home if you are able. Get the current info from Maine CDC. Get social support and stay connected by calling or video-calling a friend or relative, or by checking out one of the great Facebook groups – we like this one.

UNEMPLOYMENT

On May 1, 2020, MDOL began accepting applications for the new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance; a federal program for workers not typically covered by unemployment. See the tips below, and check the FAQ sheet.
These workers include:
  • Self-employed workers
  • Farmers/Fishermen
  • Independent contractors
  • Nonprofit employees not already covered by regular state unemployment benefits
  • Gig economy workers
  • Workers who do not have enough work history and earnings to be eligible for traditional unemployment benefits
  • Others who have been determined ineligible for regular unemployment benefits
    Find out more information about PUA here.
    View 7 resources available to freelancers, self-employed workers or independent contractors who are struggling financially here.