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/
Orange County COVID-19 Hotline
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.
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.
- 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
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
Public Health Information
Insurance and Health Care
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)
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