Resources for Difficult Times

Trusted Resources from Our Yoga Community

Health & Mental Health Resources

Emergency Funding

National Relief Funds & Grants

  • The Small Business Administration will provide loans to businesses affected by the coronavirus. The SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance will work with governors to submit requests for Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance. Once areas have been designated for relief, affected communities will receive more information. For additional information, please contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center. Call 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or e-mail disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.
  • Unemployment Insurance information is available from the U.S. Department of Labor; file for unemployment insurance here. Employment Insurance, benefits and leave for Canadians can find information here.
  • Self-Employment Assistance Information from the Department of Labor – This is a voluntary program for States and, to date, Delaware, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, and Oregon have active Self-Employment Assistance programs. The State Workforce Agency websites for these states can be accessed at http://www.servicelocator.org/OWSLinks.asp. File for unemployment insurance first here: https://www.careeronestop.org/LocalHelp/UnemploymentBenefits/find-unemployment-benefits.aspx then file for this Self-Employment Assistance as well if available in your state.
  • FAST Fund. The FAST Fund delivers money quickly when students face emergencies. We aim to help students just in time, reducing or eliminating their financial challenges so that they can focus on learning. http://www.thefastfund.org/about-us. You do have to be a student nominated by a faculty member.
  • Women Arts offers resources for emergency funds for artists of all disciplines. https://www.womenarts.org/funding-resources/emergencyfunds/
  • Comcast is offering Free Internet for low-income customers affected by COVID-19 for 60 days. http://Internetessentials.com

Temporary or Remote Job Opportunities

  • 25+ Sites for Finding Remote Work
  • 2020 Census Jobs (Uncertain how this might be affected by the current climate but figure it’s worth putting on here)
  • Resources for Remote Work
  • SkipTheDrive:  Telecommuting, remote, online, and work-from-home jobs, ranging from part-time to full-time. Free for job seekers.  
  • Lessons.com: Pay-per-quote system that allows teachers to profitably market their services directly to interested students. You buy and use credits to contact students who have submitted a request for lessons. You pay only to send a quote.
  • HireMyMom: focuses strictly on home-based jobs and projects that work perfectly for today’s modern mom. We specifically target entrepreneurs, home business owners and small businesses who need to hire help but don’t want full-time, on-site employees. With HireMyMom.com, there is a small fee to be a member which helps keep the number of job seekers to a reasonable size to give you a better chance of getting hired as well as provide revenue to market our services to those Businesses looking to HIRE!
  • WeWorkRemotely: focused mainly on tech, customer support, and marketing jobs. Job listings are paid for by the hiring companies, limiting job spam.

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*These resources are shared from a living document currently being created and updated by our trusted yoga community, headed up by Amber Karnes at Body Positive Yoga & Accessible Yoga. Thank you!

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