If you need help connecting to services, the Family Resource Center is here to help! For more information or to be connected to services telephonically, please call (714) 379-0129. Asistencia en español disponible!
Our virtual FRC can also help you and your family with unemployment issues, food insecurity, mental health concerns and more during these uncertain times (and all year-round!)
During times of uncertainty, it is important that we pay attention to our mental health. If you need someone to turn to but are having difficulty connecting with someone in your support network, please call the Family Resource Center at (714) 379-0129 to be connected with mental health services. Please see below for a list of additional services, mindfulness exercises, and resources for navigating stressful times.
- AMHSA Disaster Distress Line (24/7): Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
- The OC Warmline (24/7): Call or text (714) 991-6412 any time. Online chat is also available here.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7): Call 1(800)273-8255.
- Peer-Run Warm Line (24/7): Call 1(855) 845-7415 for peer-run non-emergency emotional support
- CA Youth Services Telehealth Counseling Sessions: Please call (949) 303-9016 or enroll online to schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced therapists.
- OCAPICA: Offering free tele-health services. They are providing up to 12 free counseling sessions via: phone, Skype, or Zoom, They also provide case management services to provide resources for those in need.
- OC-Links: 1 (855) 625-4657 for information and referrals to OC Behavior Health Services.
- Nami Warmline: 1(877) 910-WARM for telephone-based, non-crisis for anyone struggling with mental health and/or substance use issues.
- Straight Talk Counseling: (714) 828-2000, provides bilingual sliding scale teletherapy support to ensure that we are still able to continue providing affordable and immediate mental health services. No insurance needed. Extra discounts for Veterans & Family Members.
- TIP Orange County: (949) 614-6333 for anyone who has experienced a death or a trauma and for anxious or lonely citizens who is needing to talk. Support can be via telephone, text, and video chat.
- Calm.com - Take a Deep Breath
- CDC - Taking Care of Your Emotional Health
- Mayo Clinic - Mindfulness Exercises
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- State of California - Get Financial Help
- Get information on unemployment, eviction, financial relief programs, and much more from the State of California.
- Labor & Workforce Development Agency - Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Resources for Employers and Workers
- Provides coronavirus guidance and information on reduced work hours, potential closure or layoffs, and tax assistance, and more.
- Orange County Utility and Rent Assistance Programs
- California Tenant Protections
- California Employment Development Department
- Career One Stop: Job Exploration and Training
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FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
Are you or your family currently experiencing food insecurity? Please give us a call at (714) 379-0129 to be connected with local resources.
RESOURCES FOR PARENTS AND FAMILIES
- Alzheimer’s Orange County (ALZOC®) provides free programs and services for local families affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia. They will be hosting a series of online classes throughout the month of August. For the schedule of classes please click here.
- CDC: Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019
- CHOC: Parent Resources and Hotline
- COVID-19 Funeral Assistance: The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families. FEMA is dedicated to helping ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the virus. Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. Please visit the website for more information and to apply today.
- Domestic Violence Hotlines: (562) 594-4555 & (714) 891-8121
- FindHelp - Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced-cost programs, including new programs for the COVID-19 pandemic.
- First 5 OC: You Are Not Alone Coronavirus & Caring for Your Baby
- Getting Internet Access:
- Golden West College is currently enrolling for Spring 2021 English classes. For assistance with the application, students can send their contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information regarding the Golden West College Noncredit program, please visit www.goldenwestcollege.edu/noncredit.
- Strong Families Strong Children: Resources for Military (and Veteran) Families
- For additional information please contact Ashley Martinez at (714) 292-7367
- Virtual Parenting Education Classes - Call (714) 379-0129 to enroll.
- Children’s Home Society of California (Flyer) (Enrollment Flyer)
- Governor Newsom’s executive order allows essential workers to access state-subsidized child care and preschool programs, regardless of their income, while schools are closed because of the coronavirus. Please contact Children’s Home Society (CHS) of California for details.
- Child Care Resource and Referral Hotline
- Early Childhood OC: Child Care Assistance for Essential Workers
- YMCA: Child care for Essential Services