ESR provides emergency assistance with COVID-19 response funds

ESR provides emergency assistance with COVID-19 response funds
July 24
14:00 2020

Thanks to the COVID-19 Response Fund for Forsyth County established by our community partners, ESR was able to create the Emergency Empowerment and Readiness Initiative to support local community members impacted by the novel coronavirus. The initiative began on Tuesday, July 21.

With new funding per the CARES Act, ESR will continue to support low-income individuals in our community, not only during the immediate efforts to prevent or slow transmission of COVID-19 when individuals and families may not have access to critical resources, but also in the recovery efforts to address the economic and community consequences of the outbreak.

ESR will assist vulnerable families that have been impacted by COVID-19 surrounding employment. Please consider applying for ESR’s CARES Act/COVID-19 EA Program if you have been impacted by any of the following: furlough, reduction in hours, business closed, or laid off. The CARES Act/COVID-19 EA funding will provide families with assistance with rent/housing stability, utility support, financial education, and/or childcare support.

Funding for this program is limited, on a first come, first serve basis and will last until 2022. For more information, please contact our eligibility specialist at, or attend one of our orientation sessions. ESR will hold group orientation presentations on Tuesdays from 10 – 11 a.m. and Thursdays from 3 to 4 p.m. Remember that we are adhering to social distancing protocol and will allow eight participants to attend each orientation.

ESR is a non-profit Community Action Agency that aims to serve low- to moderate-income individuals and families who are seeking self-sufficiency. ESR is located at 3480 Dominion Street, Winston-Salem. For more information, visit or call 336-722-9400.

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