UTAH CORONAVIRUS HOTLINE: 1-800-456-7707
2-1-1 is a free and confidential phone number that people across Utah can call or text to find the resources they need including food, legal assistance, mental health, housing & utilities, medical services, and more. Translation into 300 languages available. Call now or visit their website at 211utah.org (wait times may be long due to the coronavirus).
These COVID-19 resources are for immigrant families in Utah, including undocumented and mixed-status families.
For help figuring out if you qualify and how to get your check, call the Economic Impact Payment Hotline: 800-568-9397 (They have one Spanish speaking volunteer running this hotline)
People who use ITIN’s will NOT qualify for the stimulus checks, nor will their families even if they are legal permanent residents or US citizens
DACA recipients who have a Social Security Numbers and file tax returns will be eligible for the checks and the IRS will automatically issue them. DACA recipients who do not file tax returns or have a social security number may not be eligible.
If you’re not required to file federal taxes due to low-income enter your info on the IRS website to receive up to $1200: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here”
All people qualify for COVID-19 testing regardless of health insurance status. People testing you should not be asking about immigration status.
Food Supplies and Meals
Mutual Aid available for all families (groceries/medications/supplies/cash):
Salt Lake Valley COVID Mutual Aid delivers groceries, medical supplies, household goods, and cash assistance. Request support in Español (Spanish), English, Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese), or Arabic. Access help online or on the phone (385) 743-0224 in English and Spanish
Migrant Mutual Aid Utah is a new group, raising funds solely for undocumented and mixed-status families.
Jewish Family Service is offering emergency funds. Call 801-746-4334. They will take your information and have someone call you back in English or Spanish (please call in with your own translator for other languages). Available to undocumented and mixed-status families.
Utah Community Action provides emergency funds and supports. Call 801-359-2444. Leave a message if nobody answers and someone will call you back in English or Spanish (Please call in with your own translator for other languages). Available to undocumented and mixed-status families.
Rent and Mortgage Assistance
Emergency help with utilities, housing and food offered by Utah Community Action. Call (801) 359-2444. If they are busy, leave a message and they will call you back. Translation is available. One person in household must have legal documentation to be in the US.
Rent and mortgage assistance offered by the Salvation Army on a case by case basis. Call and talk to social worker at (801) 988-4204
Healthcare & COVID-19 Testing
Intermountain Health Care offers free COVID-19 testing. Because of the Families First act, everyone will be covered for COVID-19 testing and related exam costs, regardless of insurance status. Any co-pays or in-network requirements are also waived. Call (844) 442-5224
University of Utah Health has free in-car COVID-19 testing regardless of insurance. Call 801-587-0712 before visiting the hospital or a clinic. They are not allowed to ask for your immigration status.
Financial Aid for Students
Some financial aid for U of U students is available regardless of immigration status: https://utah.academicworks.com/opportunities/20168
Home utilities assistance
Home utilities (gas, power) will not be turned off by Rocky Mountain Power or Dominion Energy. Call to ask for more time to pay or to set up a payment plan:
Direct Service Organizations
- Comunidades Unidas – (801) 487- 4143
- Latino Behavioral Health Services – Support Lines (801) 935-4447 and (385) 415-2988
- Rape Recovery Center – 24/7 Crisis Line: (80) 467-7273
- Centro de la Familia – (801) 521- 4473
- Holy Cross Ministries – (801) 261- 3440
- Association for Utah Community Health – (801) 974-5522
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Simple Citizen and the Mexican Consulate offer $50 for assistance in applying for DACA. They will send you a package with all the papers to your home after you finish doing it online:
Anyone with the ability to legally work in the USA may qualify for Unemployment Insurance in Utah (DACA, TPS, other work permits). You can begin a claim here: https://jobs.utah.gov/ui/home/initialclaims
Visit UNP's COVID-19 Resource Page