CA Next Resource Blast

Our Advisors with CA Next are constantly catching opportunities that may be interesting and useful for our alumni.

Keep scrolling to see what the latest picks are, and click on the links below to see what past opportunities were shared. 

Our Picks for the month of September 2021



FEMA Assistance 

  1. Emergency Legal Responders
    Emergency Legal Responders (ELR) is a Louisiana-based organization with a team of attorneys, advocates, and community members who have worked for years to provide direct legal services to those affected by disasters in Louisiana and other disaster-affected areas throughout the United States.
    Facebook | Instagram 

  2. NOLA Ready FEMA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
    Website | Facebook | Instagram
  3. FEMA Disaster Application Helpline
    Can provide general answers and support about the help offered by FEMA, application assistance, and information on the status of your application.  

    Phone: 1-800-621-3362 (711 or VRS available); TTY 1-800-462-7585 
    Call 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. ET, 7 days a week.

Food, Water, & Supplies

  1. New Orleans Community Fridges (NOCF)
    NOCF is a mutual aid effort that provides a network to empower our neighbors in supporting each other through the offering of free food in Community Fridges. Their site has a Google Map where you can search for the closest locations by address or zip code. 

    Website | Facebook | Instagram 

  2. NOLAReady Assistance Calendar
    The assistance calendar provides up-to-date information on FEMA assistance sites, food, and supply distributions. 

    Calendar Website

  3. Imagine Water Works
    IWW is a community organization that provides disaster preparedness and mutual aid resources for communities impacted by natural disasters and infrastructural failures. IWW provides supplies and has a Facebook group for mutual aid requests. 

    Website | Facebook | Instagram

    A comprehensive list of open stores for food, groceries, gas, and other goods compiled by WWL and powered by community members providing tips and information. 

    #OPENNOLA List 

  5. Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP)
    SNAP eligibility has been waived and is now open to anyone who lost food items due to Hurricane Ida and power outages. 

    Physical Address: 2601 Tulane Ave, 5th Floor,  New Orleans, LA 70119 

    Phone: 1-888-524-3578

    DSNAP Online Application  

  6. Little Woods Co-Op
    A worker-owned food production facility serving the New Orleans East area. They provide free food delivery to impacted communities. 

    Instagram (Delivery sign-up can be accessed here.)

  7. Common Ground Relief Levee Food Pantry
    A daily food pantry for longer-term needs. The program does have an intake process and requires documentation for services. You must call to make an appointment. Appointments may be available Tuesday 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    Physical Address: 1804 Deslonde Street, New Orleans, LA 70117

    Phone: 504-427-8343

    Website Facebook | Instagram

  8. Gas Buddy
    Can also be downloaded as an app, which you can use to find out which local gas stations currently have available fuel.

    Gas Station Tracker

Health & Wellness Services
  1. Access Health Louisiana Pharmacy
    A full-service pharmacy providing patients with access to hard-to-find medications and free, next-day home delivery of medications. The pharmacy is open Monday-Thursday from 8 AM-6 PM, Fridays from 8 AM-5 PM, and Saturdays from 8 AM -NOON. 

    Physical Address: 843 Milling Avenue, Luling, LA (St. Charles Parish)

    Phone: 985-785-5826

    For Hurricane Ida-related medication needs: 504-224-6857


  2. RxOpen
    Rx Open provides information on the operating status of healthcare facilities in areas impacted by a disaster. When the map is active for an event, users can use the Facilities map to search for individual facility status. 

    RxOpen Map

  3. HHS/SAMHA Disaster Distress Helpline
    This toll-free, multilingual, crisis support service is available 24/7 via telephone and SMS to disaster survivors in Louisiana experiencing emotional distress. 
    Phone: 1-800-985-5990
    SMS: Text “TalkWithUs” to 66746

  4. Louisiana Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Hotline
    Free and confidential helpline for those experiencing domestic violence and/or sexual abuse. Available 24/7 and Spanish-speaking services provided.
    Phone: 1-888-411-1333

  5. Parent-Infant Support Hotline
    Provides support to parents/guardians regarding breastfeeding/chestfeeding, pumping, supplementing, and more. 
    Phone: 504-535-4223
  6. Tulane Tikes
    Free mental health support for parents and caregivers. Offering free telehealth services and appointments. 

    Website (for more information and to schedule an appointment)

Mutual Aid/Direct Aid
  1. NOLA Black Youth Mutual Aid Fund
    The New Orleans Black Youth Fund was created in 2020 to redistribute resources to New Orleans Black Youth, ages 14 to 25. The application is currently closed but will reopen soon. 

  2. Mutual Aid Disaster Relief Network Hurricane Ida Needs Sign-up Sheet
    This form is for residents of Louisiana, and surrounding areas in the Gulf Coast South, who were impacted by Hurricane Ida to list the items they need to help clean up and rebuild their homes and communities. 

    Sign-Up Sheet (Google Form)

  3. Mutual Aid Louisiana
    Provides mutual aid through direct cash assistance.

    Direct message their Instagram with your Venmo, Paypal, or Cash App handle or send them a request through their cash app: $MutualAidLA, Venmo:@MutualAidLouisiana, or PayPal:


  4. Forever Calcasieu
    Direct financial assistance and resources for Southwest Louisiana. Click “I Need Dat L’Argent” to apply for immediate cash assistance.


Housing Rights
  1. Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center
    Provides services and information on fair housing laws, including eviction moratoriums and Hurricane Ida-related housing questions. 
    Phone: 504-596-2100
    Website | Facebook

  2. New Orleans Renters Rights Assembly
    The New Orleans Renters Rights Assembly takes direct action to protect renters, homeless folks, students, and mortgage burdened individuals.
    Helpline: 504-539-4504

Legal Rights & Advocacy
  1. Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
    Free legal aid for low-income people in Southeast Louisiana. SLLS provides legal aid for FEMA and Hurricane Ida-related needs. 


    Daughters of Charity Health Center:

    3201 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118 

    Normally, Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m  Other days & times by appointment. Call 504-212-9513 to schedule.

    Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care Systems:

    VA Medical Center, 2400 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119

    Normally, Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. Appointments and Walk-ins accepted. Call 504-529-1000 ext.250 to schedule.

    Single Stop USA Office at Delgado Community College:

    Delgado Community College, Building 2, West Room 305, New Orleans, LA 70114

    Website | Facebook


  1. Ebb N Flow Mutual Aid (formerly NOLA QTIBIPOC Mutual Aid)
    A grassroots mutual aid that provides direct cash payments to New Orleanians who identify as Black, Indigenous and queer, trans, nonbinary, or intersex. 
    Instagram (DM to submit a direct aid request.)

  2. Trans Queer Youth NOLA
    An open hang-out space for LGBTQIA (or Questioning) young people in New Orleans.



  3. BreakOUT! Ida Relief Fund
    BreakOUT! Is a local non-profit organization committed to the end of criminalization of LGBTQIA+ youth. 
    Direct Aid Request Form (Google Form) | Facebook | Instagram