The following federal, state and local resources are available to provide help to those in need of assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Beth Tfiloh Yad b'Yad Fund
Yad B’Yad (Hand in Hand) is a support system for Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School. Services and grants are provided to families, teachers, and staff struggling with unforeseen challenges. To access help please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jewish Community Services (JCS)
A comprehensive non-profit human service agency of The Associated providing a broad range of services to respond to the multi-dimensional issues and challenges affecting individuals and families in our community.
Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund Programs for Businesses
Maryland has authorized $130 million in loan and grant funding for small businesses and manufacturers that have been negatively impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). This emergency assistance provides interim relief and proceeds that can be used to pay cash operating expenses including payroll, suppliers, rent, fixed debt payments and other mission critical cash operating costs. Available to Maryland-based business with under 50 full- and part-time employees, or a Maryland manufacturer.
Ahavas Yisrael Errand Coordination Program
Help with groceries shopping and errands for individuals who are 60+, individuals/families with medical conditions and those who are in
quarantine due to possible exposure.
Baltimore COVID-19 Help Site
A central COVID related resource for the Baltimore Jewish community with information about emergency relief funds, grocery delivery services, Pesach preparation and health/medical information.
Interest Free Loans
During the COVID crisis, the following gemachs are lending up to $2,000 interest free to be repaid using head checks. The first payment will be due three months after the loan is made. The gemachs require two cosignors for the loan. Contact the gemach directly for more information.
Please note that these resources are for short term loans only. If you are in need of financial assistance in the form of a grant, please contact Ahavas Yisrael.
Agudas Yisroel of Baltimore
Tzvi Hefter: 410.764.3913
Nachman Schachter: 410.358.2268
Avigdor Free Loan Association
Yitzchok Steinharter: 410.358.0316
The GLRMF Gemach
Yossi Goldstein: 443.286.1327