NOTE: To download a pdf version of all of the resources listed on this webpage, click here.
Click here to read an article (in English and Spanish) by Clinic in the Park Founder, Dr. Phyllis Agran, on how families can stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Central City Community Health Center Mobile Clinic
Central City Community Health Center Mobile Clinic is still providing Services at Pyles Elementary and Salk Elementary. For Appointments, please call (714) 520-0855.
Share Our Selves (SOS)
SOS provides safety net services, medical care and dental care. To make/reschedule appointments or for questions, call (949) 270-2100. SOS is available to serve the community throughout this critical time and remain dedicated to their mission of providing care and assistance to all those in need.
Speak to a nurse by calling (844) GET-CHOC
CalOptima Customer Service remains ready to respond to member needs. Members can call Customer Service from the safety of your home, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to speak with a staff member who speaks your language.
Medi-Cal toll-free: (888) 587-8088
OneCare Connect toll-free: (855) 705-8823
OneCare toll-free: (877) 412-2734
TTY users can call toll-free at (800) 735-2929
PACE at (714) 468-1100 or toll-free at (855) 785-2584
PACE TTY users can call toll-free at (714) 468-1063
For CalOptima specific updates on COVID-19, please visit www.caloptima.org.
County of Orange Social Services Agency (SSA)
The County of Orange Social Services Agency (SSA) announced that it will expand its online application services and call center hours to meet the needs of the community affected by the State’s ‘Stay at Home’ order.
Effective immediately, SSA’s Service Center has extended its hours of operation to:
• Weekdays (Monday – Friday) from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Call Center operators are available to take calls at (800) 281-9799. Individuals wishing to apply for General Relief benefits now have another option to enroll online through http://www.mybenefitscalwin.org. You can apply or check on existing case information by calling the Agency’s Service Center at (800) 281-9799 or by faxing an application to (714) 825-3155.
Please encourage all of your clients/families/customers to apply for any needed benefits (CalFresh/Medi-Cal/General Relief/CalWORKs), electronically/telephonically.
For a list of services provided during COVID-19, click here.
For additional information on SSA programs, please visit: http://ssa.ocgov.com
To stay up-to-date with information concerning the COVID-19 situation in Orange County, please visit: https://covid19info.ocgov.com/
Community Health Initiative of Orange County (CHIOC)
To download the flyer (in English & Spanish) listing services provided by the organization, click here.
Families and Community Together (FaCT)
To download the FaCT Family Resource Center referral form for family support services, click here.
MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS
Poppy Life Care
Poppy Life Care is developing virtual programs and content related to:
- Meditation 101 video series
- Nutritional program w/ meal plans
- Virtual Yoga
- And more!
Some virtual programs have already been released. Others we will be released soon, along with live webinars. Poppy Life Care is also adding content and videos to their website (https://www.poppylifecare.org) and via newsletter, from partners such as PureGame and IEPCA that are a great resource for “kids at home” activities. For more information, contact Erica at firstname.lastname@example.org
First 5 Orange County
First 5 Orange County is sharing new resources on access to technology and internet, childcare options, and tips for helping children understand the pandemic. Their list of resources for families with young children is updated frequently, with new links posted on their website (http://occhildrenandfamilies.com/)
First 5 Orange County’s COVID-19 Resources webpage: http://occhildrenandfamilies.com/covid-19-resources/
The HealthyChildren.org website includes information about the virus, distance learning, and more.
Orange County Parent Wellness Program
Talk for free to a caring expert at (714) 480-5160
Newport Mesa Family Resource Center
To view their April calendar of call-in therapy sessions and virtual events, click here.
To learn about their free, virtual art therapy workshops for adults (in English & Spanish), click here.
For a list of a free series of parenting classes in English, click here.
To learn about their free, virtual Personal Empowerment Program (PEP) designed for victims of domestic violence, click here.
Hoag Hospital, Department of Community Health
To download a list of mental health resources for youth, click here.
Child Trends offers resources for supporting your child’s emotional well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic at their website (https://www.childtrends.org/publications/resources-for-supporting-childrens-emotional-well-being-during-the-covid-19-pandemic#resourcess)
MOMS OC is offering virtual programs for pregnant women and new parents. To download the flyer (in English & Spanish), click here.
EachMindMatters offers tips on self-care during COVID-19 (in English & Spanish). To download the sheet, click here.
Girls Inc. of Orange County
Girls Inc. of Orange County is offering girls engaging distance learning opportunities via YouTube. They are providing digital content in the areas of S.T.E.M., Early Literacy, and their Girls Inc. Identity programs such as Mind + Body, Economic Literacy, etc. Their YouTube videos can be found by clicking here.
Domestic Violence Hotlines
Human Options: (877) 854-3594
Laura’s House: (866) 498-1511
WTLC: (877) 531-5522
Interval House: (714) 891-8121
Cancer Kinship provides support to cancer patients to successfully transition into thriving cancer survivors. To learn more, click here.
SAFETY NET SERVICES
Grab-and-Go school meals open to all children 18 and under, no paperwork or signups necessary. To find out where and when to pick up the meals, click here.
For a list of sites that distribute diapers, click here.
Safety, Food, Housing
If you need help right away with safety, food, housing, or something else, call 211 or visit 211oc.org
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) OC Chapter No Child Hungry Program
The goal is to identify food insecurity, poverty, and health issues experienced by our OC families, and to assist these families in getting the support and services they need. To learn more, visit https://www.aap-oc.org/initiatives/no-child-hungry/
1. Using a mobile device, text FOOD4U for English or COMIDA for Spanish to (833) 300-4888
2. You will receive a welcome message which will connect you to the Waste Not OC or Second Harvest Food Bank interactive food maps
You can also visit the Waste Not OC – Find a Pantry Near Me webpage (click here) or Second Harvest Food Bank (click here) and enter your zip code to find free food near you. If you have questions, email email@example.com
For more information from our local food banks, visit http://www.ocgov.com/about/emergency/assistance/food
Eligible Orange County WIC participants continue to receive their benefits as WIC has been identified as an essential service. The four OC WIC agencies are currently calling/texting all their participants and offering to load WIC benefits remotely to their WIC CARD, thus eliminating the need to physically be present at the clinic sites. This strategy allows families to continue to receive WIC benefits, which is even more critical due to the impact of COVID-19. Most of the clinic sites are not open to the public at this time.
Please advise WIC participants that WIC IS NOT CLOSED. WIC staff is providing services over the phone. WIC clients can also call their local agency where they routinely pick up their benefits. Partners and clients can refer to the WIC Mobile Website at https://m.wic.ca.gov/ for more information.
For those not currently on WIC but newly eligible due to job loss or hours cut, please refer them to WIC. Eligible participants can now be enrolled over the phone. Click here for income guidelines and for information on how to apply for WIC.
Casa Youth Shelter
Casa Youth Shelter offers a 24-hour hotline to call for support services, along with a safe place to sleep for young people in crisis. To learn more (in English & Spanish), click here.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast
The Boys & Girls Club of Central Orange is providing emergency childcare programs to serve children ages 5-12 years of age whose parents are critical sector personnel such as healthcare workers and first responders. To learn more, click here.
YMCA is offering childcare for all first responders, police, firefighters, military personnel, nurses, people that care for the sick, those that cannot work remotely, those that cannot bring their children to work, and those without childcare options. To learn more, click here.
Early Childhood OC
This searchable database provides a list of currently open childcare centers and family childcare homes. To visit their site, click here.
Childcare Law Center
This site provides a list of Q&A about the impact of coronavirus on childcare in California. To visit the webpage, click here.
Children’s Home Society
This website is a resource and referral network, which provides parents with information about childcare options, and gives referrals to licensed childcare programs in Orange County. To visit the site, click here.
If you are a childcare provider and need supplies to stay open for essential workers, email Anila Neumeister at firstname.lastname@example.org. She is gathering information about needs and resources.
Olive Crest provides a safe home for children to stay while parents work on becoming more stable. To learn more (in English & Spanish), click here.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT & LITERACY
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) OC Chapter: Reach Out and Read Program
Reach Out and Read is a national program which prepares America’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encouraging families to read together. Click here to access free online resources for parents to support their child’s literacy development.
For questions about the program, email email@example.com.
Community Legal Aid So Cal is a non-profit organization that provides free, quality legal services on a variety of issues, including housing, health, safety, immigration, economic opportunity, domestic violence, and elder abuse. They also offer help with the following health care programs. Staff is available via phone Monday through Friday, from 9 am until 5 pm by calling 1-800-834-5001. To download the list of services provided by Community Legal Aid So Cal, click here (English version). To download the Spanish version, click here.
UCI Law Students Offering Remote Pro Bono Services in Wake of COVID-19
While much of the pro-bono legal assistance was previously done at on-site legal clinics and through in-office volunteering with legal services organizations, UCI Law students have now shifted gears and are increasing their efforts to help those in need by adding remote pro bono activities, in light of the coronavirus outbreak and California’s mandated physical distancing orders. To learn more, click here.
California Lifeline Program
This free wireless service is available for qualifying low-income households. To learn more, click here.
Charter is offering free access to spectrum broadband and wi-fi for 60 days for new K-12 and college student households and wi-fi hotspots. To learn more, click here.
This is a low-cost internet and computers. To visit their site, click here.
PROTECTION & PREVENTION
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
The CDC has created a flyer to walk you through what to do if you get the coronavirus. To download the flyer (in English & Spanish), click here.
The CDC has also created a step-by-step guide to create your own face covering. To download the instructions, click here. The CDC has also created a webpage with lots of useful information on how to keep children healthy while school’s out. Click here to access the page.
Orange County Health Care Agency
The OC Health Care Agency has released guidelines for household members and caregiver of patients suspected (or diagnosed) with COVID-19 who are being cared for at home. To view the flyer, click here.
ReadyOC has an emergency plan template that you can use to create a plan for your family. To download the template (in English & Spanish), click here.
American Academy of Pediatrics – OC Chapter
Practical guidelines & key local resources in Orange County on COVID-19: https://www.aap-oc.org/covid-19-resources/
What to do with your pets during COVID 19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/animals.html
Department of Homeland Security: https://www.ready.gov/pandemic
UC Health: http://www.ucihealth.org/covid-19
OC Health Care Agency: https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/
California Department of Public Health: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019.aspx
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus#tab=tab_1
UCI Pediatric Exercise & Genomics Research Center COVID-19 Resources: http://www.perc.uci.edu/covid-19-resources.asp
Article on Equitable Access to Health Information for Non-English Speakers Amidst the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic: https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20200331.77927/full/
Link to potential funding for nonprofits: https://charitableventuresoc.org/resiliencefund/
World Health Organization (WHO) website containing information on COVID-19:
WHO’s fact sheets on mental health during emergencies: