A selection of resources to better stay informed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Please note that I do not necessarily endorse or recommend any of the programs or resources listed. These links are posted for informational purposes only. Use your own discretion whenever accessing resources through the internet.
Last update of this page (July 23, 2020). Please visit back soon!
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24 hrs): Call 1-800-273-8255 or text 741741. For deaf and hard of hearing, call 1-800-799-4889.
COVID-19 Information Line (State of California): 1-833-544-2374.
National Disaster Distress Helpline (24 hrs): 1-800-985-5990 for people experiencing emotional distress from natural disasters.
California Office of the Attorney General–Consumer complaints against a business or company (such as price gouging or unfair practices).
National Domestic Violence Hotline (click here), or call 1-800-799-7233, or text LOVEIS to 22522.
Communities United Against Violence (CUAV), resources for the LGBTQ+ community.
State of California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Website.
Testing sites listed with the State of California.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 Informational Website.
California Department of Public Health COVID-19 Updates.
Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) COVID-19 resources.
Health Insurance Resources
Covered California (health insurance through the Affordable Care Act) has extended enrollment indefinitely. Apply here.
MediCal enrollment is year round. Apply here.
Safety Net Programs
National Low Income Housing Coaltion: Special COVID-19 resources.
CalFresh Food Assistance Program.
CalWorks–cash aid and services to families with children.
CAPI–Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants.
In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Program.
CA Employment Development Department’s Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program.
Substance Abuse & Chemical Dependency
Alcoholics Anonymous Online Intergroup
Narcotics Anonymous Virtual Meetings
Al-Anon.org list of online meetings
In the Rooms Foundation Online Meetings
Recovery Dharma Online (Buddhist Recovery Groups)
SMART Recovery (Self Management and Recovery Training
SoberGrid–mobile recovery app and community
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)–COVID-19 resources for professionals.
The Recovery Village–Online Substance Abuse Counseling and Teletherapy.
Aging and Long-Term Care Resources
Leading Age (Aging Services) COVID-19 information.
American Geriatrics Society’s Health in Aging Foundation COVID-19 Resources
California Department of Aging COVID-19 Resources
Jewish Family and Children’s Services Special Coronavirus Services (SF, Peninsula, Marin, Sonoma)
Jewish Family and Children’s Services Coronavirus Resources (East Bay)