AMADOR COUNTY, Calif. — The coronavirus pandemic continues to affect the daily lives of people now more than ever with the re-surge in COVID-19 cases and California's new regional stay-at-home order.
During these difficult times, it is important to know where people can find support, assistance and relief.
This is why ABC10 has compiled a list of resources for the residents of Amador County to help our community find food, housing, utilities, mental health services and more.
- Services: Provides housing for homeless families and individuals and assists those at risk of becoming homeless.
- Amador County Homeless Shelter Phone: (209) 223-9215
The state of California created a guide to help renters and landlords navigate their rights and provide resources available during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Family & Children
- Services: Offers outreach and education services that support families and children.
- Phone: (209) 257-1980
Provides services and programs in children and families, nutrition, and prevention and intervention.
Phone: (209) 754-2000 or (209) 754-4014
- Services: The Interfaith Food Bank of Amador County has a main distribution center in Jackson and 15 Satellite locations throughout Amador County including a Spanish-speaking site in Plymouth.
- Phone: (209) 267-9006
- Email: email@example.com
- Provides the Meals on Wheels program to seniors in the area.
- Phone: (209) 223-3015
- Services: Peer-led, self-help center offering free meals daily.
- Phone: (209) 223-1956
- Services: Provides support for those with serious mental illness, emotional disturbances, and substance use disorders.
- Phone: (209) 223-6412
- Services: Provides support group meetings for those struggling with mental illness.
- Phone: (209) 256-1293
The state of California created a guide to help people manage stress during COVID-19.
National Mental Health Resources
- Services: Find a variety of mental health professionals such as therapists, psychologists and counselors, who are listed in an area near you.
- Services: Offers affordable psychotherapy sessions virtually for people who do not have health insurance or whose health insurance doesn't have sufficient mental health benefits.
- Services: The directory is meant to be an accessible tool to help Black women and girls find culturally competent therapists they can trust.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Services: A resource specifically for the Latinx community to help find a therapist in your area.
- Email: email@example.com
- Services: Find a network of Queer and Trans Therapists of color who serve the vast and multifaceted QTPoC community.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Services: If you're in experiencing thoughts of suicide or emotional crisis, the lifeline connects people with free and confidential support any time of the day.
- Phone: 1-800-273-8255
- Services: Self-service career center providing assistance for job seekers.
- Phone: (209) 754-4242
- Services: Information for services including CalWORKS, CalFRESH, Medi-Cal, CMSP and General Assistance.
- Phone: (209) 223-6550
Additional California Financial Resources
- Services: The Employee Development Department (EDD) offers several benefit programs including benefits for workers financially impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic.
- Services: The Public Utilities Commission offers a directory to help you find low-cost internet plans in your area.
- Services: The Public Utilities Commission offers a directory to help you find discounts on home and cell phone providers in your area.
- The grant pays up to $800 per person for basic needs, such as housing, utility assistance, child care, transportation costs, and some 'work from home' costs. The deadline to apply for the grant is now December 31, 2020.
- Contact your local Workforce Development Board as each county and board may have a different process to apply.
- Services: The California Small Enterprise Task Force connects small businesses to COVID-19 resources including support from attorneys and business advisors.
- Contact: Register for weekly office hours
- Services: Looking for assistance, United Way's 2-1-1 text service connects Californians to local relief efforts including housing, mental health, food, child care, and other info and referral services including answering your questions about the novel coronavirus.
- Phone: Text 2-1-1, a toll-free number
If you have a resource you'd like to add to the list, please send your suggestions to email@example.com.
If you have a financial question or concern, text ABC10's 'Dollars and Sense' team at 916-321-3310.
(Editor's Note: Sabrina Teresa Sanchez contributed research.)
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