Community and Social Service Resources
Connecting to Resources
Loyola has partnered with InsideTrack to provide free coaching to students who may be experiencing difficulties or potential difficulties with any of the following:
● Food Security
● Shelter or Housing
● Stress and health
● Transition to online learning
● Managing School
If you would like to discuss getting assistance with any of the above, please fill out this form and an InsideTrack coach will be in touch with you in 1-2 business days.
What is Unemployment Insurance and how do you know if you're eligible?
"Unemployment Insurance is a joint state-federal program that provides cash benefits to eligible workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own. Each state administers a separate unemployment insurance program, but all states follow the same guidelines established by federal law. In general, benefits are based on a percentage of your earnings over a recent 52-week period, and each state sets a maximum amount. Benefits are subject to federal and most state income taxes and must be reported on your income tax return. You may choose to have the tax withheld from your payment."-- Department of Labor
- In Louisiana, file via Louisiana Workforce Commission online or by calling 1-866-783-5567, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday.
- Check here to see if you are eligible to file for unemployment in the state of Louisiana, or here to find out how to file for unemployment in a state other than Louisiana.
What is SNAP?
"SNAP stands for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. SNAP is a federal program that helps millions of low-income Americans put food on the table. Across the United States there are 9.5 million families with children on SNAP. It is the largest program working to fight hunger in America. SNAP provides timely, targeted and temporary benefits to people in need so that Americans have access to nutritious food. SNAP responds quickly to changes in our population, growing in response to increases in poverty and unemployment, and shrinking as the need is met and reduced. SNAP is administered by the states, which have considerable discretion to adapt the program to best meet the needs of their residents."-- Feedamerica.org
Once you become eligible for unemployment, you will automatically become eligible for SNAP. If you aren’t eligible for unemployment, you may still be eligible for SNAP. To apply and inquire (in the state of Louisiana) please visit the following link.
If you are out of state and need SNAP please visit the Department of Agriculture to find SNAP benefits in your home state.
- New Orleans Combined List of COVID-19 Resources: A LOT of good information about drive thru food pantries.