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Do you need help paying past or future rent & utilities?

Apply for Housing is Key and learn more here.


You qualify for the Housing is Key Program if you:

Are experiencing COVID-19 related financial distress

Are behind on rent and/or utilities

Earn at or below 80% of the Area Median Income.

If you qualify based on the above criteria:

Apply on your own by submitting an application here.
OR

Get help applying by texting “RENT” to 211-211 or call 831-316-1822 or call local resource centers:

In Watsonville Call:

Community Action Board 831-778-4535

Families in Transition 831-740-2947

La Manzana Community Resources 831-724-2997 x 208

In Mid and North County:

Live Oak Community Resources 831-476-7284

Mountain Community Resources 831-335-6600

Nueva Vista Community Resources 831-423-5747

These are the documents required to apply (English / Spanish). You can self-attest to most of them except the ID.

Delta Variant

The Delta variant is more infectious and spreads easily.
If you have symptoms please get tested.

Boosters

Booster shots are now available for everyone 18 and older.

Book your booster:

Visit My Turn and click Booster Doses

Salud Para La Gente is offering Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson boosters to anyone eligible, you don't have to be a patient of Salud. Call or text "VAX" at (831) 728-0222

Learn more about boosters here
.

Vaccines for 5+

All people 5 years and older are now eligible and people 18 and older may be eligible for a booster shot. Book your appointment here

November noviembre Bilingual Family Resource Calendar Santa Cruz County

Overall COVID-19 Resources

Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency

COVID-19 Information and Updates Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency
Call 831.454.4242
After Hours Call:
United Way 2-1-1 or Text: "covid19" to 211211

Bilingual COVID-19 Safety and Vaccine Messaging

Share the latest Bilingual COVID-19 Safety and Vaccine Messaging by the Save Lives Pajaro Valley Group.


Share the latest videos for youth by youth featuring Lupita Rojas from FoodWhat?!

How to sign up to get vaccinated

What it’s like to get vaccinated.

COVID-19 Vaccine

Schedule an Appointment

Local Vaccine Information including how to schedule an appointment.

All people 5 years and older are now eligible and people 18 and older may be eligible for a booster shot.

Vaccine Scheduling Assistance Help Lines

Call Community Action Board 831-440-3556.
Help provided in English, Spanish, Mixteco and Triqui.

Bilingual Helpline Call Community Bridges 831-219-8607

Assistance in Watsonville: Call 831-768-3279

Individuals who are homebound can fill out this survey to get the vaccine or call Community Bridges 831-219-8607 for help filling out the survey.

Free Rides For Vaccines

For Free Rides to your Vaccine Appointment Call United Way 211 at 831-316-4310 for a free Lyft ride.

Boosters

Booster shots are now available for everyone 18 and older.

Book your booster:

Visit My Turn and click Booster Doses

Salud Para La Gente is offering Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson boosters to anyone eligible, you don't have to be a patient of Salud. Call or text "VAX" at (831) 728-0222


Learn more about boosters here
.

Vaccine Pop Up Clinics

If your organization is interested in hosting COVID-19 Vaccine Pop-Up Clinics and Outreach please fill out this interest form. There is funding support available.

Get a Digital Copy of Your Vaccination Record

Employer Vaccination Toolkit

Toolkit for California Employers interested in supporting their employees to get vaccinated.

FOOD

Get Help Paying for Groceries

Get help paying for groceries with CalFresh.
Apply for food assistance (food stamps) in 10 minutes. Call the Community Food Hotline 831.622.0991 or contacting a Family Resource Center.

Monthly Resource Calendars

Monthly list of local food pantries and essential resources.
November Resource Calendar

Meal Delivery for Older Adults

Meals on Wheels 831-464-3180 ext 100

Teen Kitchen Project 831-316-4540 *for chronically ill folks as well.

Grey Bears 831-479-1055

Great Plates 831-454-4406

COVID-19 Rent Relief

Do you need help paying past or future rent & utilities?

Apply for Housing is Key and learn more here.


You qualify for the Housing is Key Program if you:

Are experiencing COVID-19 related financial distress

Are behind on rent and/or utilities

Earn at or below 80% of the Area Median Income.

If you qualify based on the above criteria:

Apply on your own by submitting an application here.
OR

Get help applying by texting “RENT” to 211-211 or call 831-316-1822 or call local resource centers:

In Watsonville Call:

Community Action Board 831-778-4535

Families in Transition 831-740-2947

La Manzana Community Resources 831-724-2997 x 208

In Mid and North County:

Live Oak Community Resources 831-476-7284

Mountain Community Resources 831-335-6600

Nueva Vista Community Resources 831-423-5747

These are the documents required to apply (English / Spanish). You can self-attest to most of them except the ID.

If you applied, check your email. Application status updates come in through the email provided during the application process. Still have questions? Call Community Bridges helpline 831-316-1822

Other Financial Assistance and Essential Resources

Family Resource Centers

Please connect with a local family resource to see what other financial, food, or rental assistance you may qualify for.

Catholic Charities Diocese of Monterey Bay831-722-2675

Community Action Board831-763-2147 ext 210

Davenport Resource Center831-425-8115

Community Bridges 24hr Text Line 831-854-7093

Live Oak Community Resources 831-476-7284

Nueva Vista Community Resources 831-423-5747

La Manzana Community Resources 831-724-2997

Mountain Community Resources 831-335-6600

Valley Churches United 831-336-8258

COVID-19 Funeral Costs Support

FEMA is now taking applications to help cover funeral costs due to COVID, regardless of immigration status. Call 844-684-6333

Get Help Paying for PG&E Bills

For those impacted by COVID-19 PG&E is offering financial help with past due and future energy bills. Please visit their website here.

Home Energy Assistance Program. Call 1-888-728-3637 to learn more.

Financial Help for Californians

Financial Help for Individuals in California. Information and resources for California residents affected by COVID-19

COVID-19 Support for Farmworkers

Housing for Harvest:

Support for farmworkers or food processing workers who have COVID-19 to safely isolate. May include free temporary hotel housing, help with groceries, transportation, medical checks, and isolation incentive money. Call 831-454-4242

Housing Assistance

If you receive an Eviction Notice

If you receive an eviction notice, sign the COVID-19 Financial Distress Declaration and deliver a copy to your landlord. (English / Spanish)

If an eviction lawsuit is filed or you receive eviction papers with a court seal, refer to legal aid/ an attorney immediately.

For Local Legal Help Call:

Santa Cruz County Superior Court Self-Help Center 831. 786.7200 (option 4)

California Rural Legal Assistance 831.724.2253

Watsonville Law Center Tuesdays and Wednesday 9am -4pm 831.722.2845

Senior Citizen Legal Services 831.426.8824

Smart Path Housing

Smart Path Housing 831-454-4122

Housing Matters Santa Cruz County

Families in Transition

Families in Transition 831-728-9791

Santa Cruz City Housing Resources

Housing Authority of Santa Cruz County

Healthcare Assistance

East Cliff Family Health Center

Santa Cruz Women's Health Center

Salud Para La Gente

Salud Para La Gente831-728-0222

Dientes Community Dental

Dientes Community Dental Watsonville: 831-621-2560 Santa Cruz: 831-464-5411

Crisis and Mental Health Support

Walnut Avenue Family and Women's Center

Walnut Avenue Family and Women's Center 24hr Domestic Violence Hotline 1-866-269-2559

Monarch Services

Monarch Services 24hr Domestic Violence and Rape Hotline 1-888-900-4232

Trevor Project LGBTQ Youth Crisis Support

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention 1-877-663-5433

ACCESS-Mental Health

ACCESS-Mental Health 24hr Mental Health Crisis Support 800-952-2335

Encompass Community Services

Encompass Community Services Youth and Family Services 831-429-8350

Pajaro Valley Prevention and Student Assistance

Pajaro Valley Prevention and Student Assistance provides counseling services to children, youth, adults and families. 831.728.6445

Positive Discipline Community Resources

Positive Discipline Community Resources helping families with parent coaching and building respectful adult-youth relationships 831-476-7284 ext. 107

MENtors

MENtors supporting boys, men, and fathers through coaching and mentorship 831- 588-7592

Worker and Employer COVID-19 Resources

Unemployment Assistance

The California Department of Employment Development provides financial assistance to workers who have lost employment, experienced illness, or are caring for a sick family member.


There are multiple ways to file an Unemployment and Insurance Claim:

Online here

By phone: Representatives are available at the following toll-free numbers, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon Pacific time except on state holidays.
English 1-800-300-5616, Spanish 1-800-326-8937

By Mail or by Fax: File your UI claim by accessing the paper Unemployment Insurance Application (under Fill-in Forms). For faster and secure processing, fax the completed application to the number listed on the form. If you mail your application, use the address on the form and allow additional time for processing.

How to Apply for UI Benefits Videos English | Spanish

COVID-19 Worker Benefits and Leave Navigator

COVID-19 Worker Benefits and Leave Navigator: Select a scenario on the website that describes your situation to learn more.

Learn more about what to do if your employer denies you rightful benefits or makes it unnecessarily difficult to get benefits (for example: workplace retaliation).

Undocumented Workers Employment Rights

California Worker and Employer Resources for COVID-19

California Labor & Workforce Development Agency Guidance for employers and workers on paid sick leave, unemployment insurance, and workplace health and safety guidance.

Santa Cruz County Employer Resources

Santa Cruz County Employer Resources including Employer Vaccination Toolkit, guidance for workplace COVID-19 exposure, and tips for reopening.

Legal Assistance

California Rural Legal Assistance

California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA)
(831) 724-2253 21 Carr Street, Watsonville

Santa Cruz County Superior Court (Self-Help Center)

Santa Cruz County Superior Court (Self-Help Center)
(831) 786-7200 (Option 4) 1 2nd St, Watsonville

Senior Legal Services of Santa Cruz County

Senior Legal Services of Santa Cruz County
(Age 60 and over) help@seniorlegal.org
(831) 426-8824 501 Soquel Avenue, Suite F, Santa Cruz

Watsonville Law Center

Watsonville Law Center
(831) 722-2845 315 Main Street, Suite 207, Watsonville
Tuesday and Wednesday 9am -4pm

Mutual Aid

Santa Cruz Free Guide

Santa Cruz Free Guide Shelters, meals, showers, restrooms and support for people experiencing homelessness.

Santa Cruz County Mutual Aid