COVID-19 Assistance

COVID-19 has had unprecedented effects on our local communities and daily lives.  The Autism Society of Greater New Orleans is committed to helping the autism community through this crisis. As assistance to help families impacted by the closures, cancellations, and other disruptions stemming from COVID-19 become available we will add information about it here.  This list is not exhaustive, and if you have any questions about the availability of any program, please contact those organizations directly.  If you know of anything that should be added to this list, please email us at  This is a rapidly evolving situation, and we will endeavor to keep this page as up-to-date as possible.

Other Lists

Karen Scallan is also updating a list of assistance resources on her website

City of New Orleans Resident Assistance

Disability Rights Louisiana Benefits Question and Answer Document


Pandemic EBT program open to eligible families

Disaster Food Stamps not available, but residents are encouraged to apply online for food stamps if they have a food need.  You can also pre-register for DSNAP if you believe your family my qualify to expedite the process should it be offered.


No resources known at this time, If you know of one, email us at

Financial Assistance

Some People with Mortgages backed by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae may qualify for up to a year deferment on Mortgage payments

Medicaid: If you have lost your job or are paid hourly and have reduced hours, you may be eligible for Medicaid. Apply online at or by phone at 1-888-342-6207. You can also apply by mail at Louisiana Medicaid, P.O. Box 91283, Baton Rouge, LA 70821