COVID-19 Resources


Delta Variant

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

DO YOU NEED HELP PAYING RENT? Take these steps by September 30th!
¿NECESITAS AYUDA PARAPAGAR LA RENTA? Aplique antes del 30 de septiembre de 2021
September septiembre 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

COVID-19 Testing Sites

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

Vaccine Pop Up Clinics

Vaccine Pop Up Clinic Calendar, no appointment needed.

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.

Schedule an Appointment

Local Vaccine Information including how to schedule an appointment.

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.

Get a Digital Copy of Your Vaccination Record

Employer Vaccination Toolkit

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


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.
August Family Resource Calendar
September Family Resource Calendar

Meal Delivery for Older Adults

Meals on Wheels 831-464-3180 ext 100

Teen Kitchen Project 831-316-4540

Grey Bears 831-479-1055

Great Plates 831-454-4406

COVID-19 Rent Relief

Eviction Moratorium ends Sept 30th

State Eviction Moratorium is until September 30th, 2021.
Tenants struggling to pay rent must take these steps now to stay in their housing.

Apply for Rent & Utility Relief

Qualifying renters and landlords are eligible for 100% of rent and utilities owed.

Apply for CA COVID-19 Rent & Utility Relief
This is for both past due and future payments owed to your landlord or utility companies due to COVID-19 impacts.

Visit the website for details and how to apply or text “RENT” to 211-211 or call 831-316-1822

Get Help Applying

In South County Call:
Community Action Board 831-778-4535
Families in Transition 831-740-2947

In Mid and North County:
Community Bridges in Live Oak 831-476-7284
Community Bridges in Beach Flats 831-423-5747 ext 13
Community Bridges in San Lorenzo Valley 831-335-6600

For state help applying call 833-430-2122

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

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 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

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)
(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

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