Assistance with bills, rent, food
- Crisis Ministries: (972) 254-0973
- Salvation Army: (972) 438-6552
- Irving Cares: (972) 721-9181
- St. Vincent de Paul Society: (972) 879-5115
- Texas Department of State Health Services: 211, Option 6
- United Way: Call (866) 211-9966 and provide your ZIP code to get a list of local agencies providing services.
Economic Impact Payments
The CARES Act provides for Economic Impact Payments to American households of up to $1,200 per adult for individuals whose income was less than $99,000 (or $198,000 for joint filers) and $500 per child under 17 years old – or up to $3,400 for a family of four. Learn more at the U.S. Treasury’s Website and check your payment status at the IRS website.
- Bright Horizons: Offering free child care at Plaza of the Americas, 700 North Pearl St.,Suite N101, Dallas, to health care workers through June 19. Email Bright Horizons or call (214) 999-1021.
- Texas Workforce Commission’s (TWC) | Subsidized Child Care Program: For families and child care programs affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as for essential workers requiring child care to continue work. See more information and resources for Parents and Child Care Programs.
Guaranteed Sick Leave Reforms
Employers may be required to provide full paid sick leave if an employee’s ability to work has been impacted by COVID-19. Employers with less than 500 employees are required to provide two weeks (80 hours) paid sick leave to full-time employees. For part-time employees, paid sick leave is required on a prorated basis.
Paid Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) Program
Some employers may be required to temporarily extend Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) benefits to accommodate employees who must stay home to care for minor children whose schools or care providers are unavailable due to COVID-19. Learn more.