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Need Help During the COVID-19 Outbreak in OC?

Need Help During The COVID-19 Outbreak In OC?

If you are individual or family seeking help in Orange County, please see below:

  • If you’re working with a service provider already, please reach out to them.
  • If you are not already working with a service provider, please contact 211 to be connected with local health and human services resources.

How to contact 211OC?

Reach out to the community helpline by dialing 211

211OC is here to help you find free or low-cost health and human service programs in Orange County.

  • Call by dialing 211
  • Toll Free: 888-600-4357
  • Information & Referral Specialists are available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • For 2-way live texting, text your zip code to 898211. This service is available Monday-Friday 8:00 am-6:00 pm  

Also, visit their website https://www.211oc.org/

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Orange County COVID-19 Hotline

A new Orange County hotline is now available for all inquiries related to COVID-19. Call 1-833-426-6411, text OCCOVID19 to 888-777, or visit https://Covid19info.ocgov.com/.

Internet

Cox’s Connect2Compete Program: Cox is offering free of Connect2Compete service for qualifying families. For more information about this offer and if the service is available in your neighborhood, please visit Cox.com.

AT&T for OC Schools: AT&T is offering schools 60 days’ unlimited data for laptops, tablets, and hotspots, as well as free access to the Caribu video calling app.

Childcare

If you are looking for childcare resources in Orange County, Early Childhood OC has compiled a searchable database of currently open child care centers and family child care homes serving children aged birth-12. Click here to learn more.

CARES Act

Last week, Congress passed the CARES Act. This legislation provides temporary protections for many homeowners and renters suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic — but it’s not a one-size-fits-all policy rulebook.
  • For 120 days starting March 27, 2020, landlords are prohibited from filing new eviction actions and charging late fees and penalties related to nonpayment of rent for those in federally-backed housing. You may want to visit the National Preservation Database or contact a local legal aid center to identify if you reside in a federally-backed dwelling.
  • If you can’t make your mortgage payments because of the COVID-19 pandemic, start by understanding your options and reaching out for help. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has more info on mortgage relief.
Also under the CARES Act, as part of the government stimulus package, a one-time Economic Impact Payment of up to $1,200 will begin to be distributed in the coming weeks. For more information, please visit the IRS website.

Food Assistance

If you need food assistance during the pandemic, please check out the following resources.

  • There are multiple resources for food assistance in Orange County for individuals, families, moms, babies, children under 5, school-aged kids, and seniors: Learn more in English or Spanish.
  • If you get CalFresh, you may receive extra CalFresh benefits on your EBT card to help buy food in April and May. See flyer for more information.

Government COVID-19 Websites

U.S. Government
State of California
County of Orange

Public Health Information

California Department of Public Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Taxes

Internal Revenue Service
California Franchise Tax Board
Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector

Insurance and Health Care

California Department of Insurance
California Department of Health Care Services
Covered California

DMV, Housing, and Education

California Department of Motor Vehicles
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
California Department of Housing and Community Development
California Department of Education
Keep Education Going (State Senate resource for parents with young kids)

Small Business

U.S. Small Business Administration
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
California Employment Development Department
California Labor and Workforce Development Agency
Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development
National Small Business Administration
Orange County Business Council

Mental Health, Veterans, and Other Crisis Hotlines

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Veterans Crisis Line
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Admin. Disaster Distress Helpline

This Post Has 4 Comments
    1. Hi Shazavier, Thank you for writing to us. We are very sorry to hear about your situation. In order to offer the best resources to assist you, please call/email 2-1-1 OC. They will ask you questions to learn more about your specific situation so you can get the right resources.

      Phone number: Dial 2-1-1
      Email: info@211oc.org
      Website: https://www.211oc.org/get-help.html

  1. I’m a working disabled person, living in a motel in Santa Ana for over 12 years with 3 heart attacks
    , untreated heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure
    And Chronic debilitating neck pain with migraines.
    I have been denied unemployment benefits because I’m am so poor I did not have “extra money” pay into the unemployment fund. Says OC EDD appeals court judge GARRET in La Palma California.
    I am dead with out help.

    1. Hi Stan, Thank you for writing to us. We are sorry to hear about your situation. In order to offer the best resources to assist you, please call/email 2-1-1 OC. They will ask you questions to learn more about your specific situation so you can get the right resources.

      Phone number: Dial 2-1-1
      Email: info@211oc.org
      Website: https://www.211oc.org/get-help.html

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