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 Tuolumne County to help our community find food, housing, utilities, mental health services and more.
- Services: Offers local assistance with fair housing and tenant/landlord issues. If you are homeless, ATCAA also runs a shelter in Jackson and in Sonora.
- Phone: (209) 533-1397 Extension 225
- Call (209) 694-8698 to check for shelter availability.
- Services: Lists affordable housing in the area and provides additional resources and referrals.
- Services: Provides food, clothing and personal services. (Note: Interfaith Community Social Services will be closed for all services Dec. 24 -Jan. 11.)
- Phone: (209) 532-0905
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: Early Head Start and Head Start offers free, family-oriented infant/toddler and preschool programs for income-eligible families with children ages 0-5 years old.
- Phone: 209 533-1397
- Services: JFRC works with families, school staff, and community agencies to assist children and families at risk due to economic hardship, abuse, neglect, school failure, substance abuse, and other issues.
- Phone: (209) 984-4704 x113
Note: Call location in advance if you are in need of food.
- Services: Offers programs to help with clothing, food, household and utility needs. Open Monday - Saturday.
- Phone: (209) 533-2647
- Services: Provides dinner & food pantry on Saturdays from 6pm - 7:30pm.
- Phone: (209) 532-7305
- Services: Pantry open on 1st & 3rd Tuesdays from 9am - 12pm or by appointment.
- Phone: (209) 852-2193
- Services: Pantry open Wednesdays from 9am - 12pm.
- Phone: (209) 454-0035
- Services: Pantry open weekdays from 10am - 1pm.
- Phone: (209) 532-0905
- Services: Pantry open Mon-Thurs from 9am - 4pm. Breakfast is also served Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6:30am - 8am.
- Phone: (209) 532-7139
- Services: Pantry open Tuesday - Thursday from 10 am - 11:30am.
- Phone: (209) 532-1381
- Services: Provides mental health resources and 24-hour crisis line.
- Phone: (209) 533-7000
- Services: Provides support groups and educational classes for people with mental illness, family members and the general public.
- Phone: (209) 586-9351
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: Employment resources for job seekers and employers. There are no fees involved.
- Phone: (209) 588-1150
- Services: The Utility Assistance Program helps individuals and families to pay for PG&E or propane home energy costs. Free home weatherization services are available.
- Phone: (209) 533-1397 Ext. 232
- Services: Assists qualified residents of Tuolumne County with limited funding to cover emergency expenses that are not covered through other agencies or organizations.
- Phone: (209) 532-7632
Additional California Financial Assistance
- 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 the 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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