Food Assistance


  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program that adds to your food budget

  • Program issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy foods at many markets and food stores


  • Supplemental Nutrition Program for low-income pregnant,
    breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are determined to be at nutritional risk.

Orange County Great Plates Delivery Program

  • Deliver three nutritious meals a day for free

  • To adults 65 and older and

  • Adults 60-64 who are at high-risk from COVID-19​​​

California Association of Food Banks

  • Updated information about food banks in California

  • Individuals can search for closest food banks by zip code

  • Older adults may be eligible for safe food delivery and/or pick up

OC Food Assistance Flyer


Financial Assistance

Employment Development Department (EDD)

  • Those experiencing financial burden from being laid off or furloughed because of the pandemic can apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance/Unemployment Insurance benefits

US Small Business Association (SBA)

  • Relief options for small businesses experiencing economic hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic


  • Public assistance program that provides cash aid and services to eligible families that have child(ren) in the home

Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI)

  • Public assistance program designed to provide monthly cash benefits to aged, blind, and disabled non-citizens who are ineligible for SSI/SSP solely due to their immigrant status.

General Relief (GR)

  • A cash assistance program that provides temporary cash aid to eligible indigent adult lawful residents who do not have custody of any minor children and do not qualify for Federal or State funded cash aid programs.


  • If you have low income and work, you may qualify for CalEITC

  • Eligible families receive a refund or reduces tax owed

O.C. One-Stop Center

  • North: (714) 241-4900 or South (949) 341-8000

  • Provides $800 to help with payments for rent, utilities, transportation, and childcare costs; no cost workforce training; job search assistance; and resume and interview assistance.

Share Our Selves (SOS)

  • (949) 270-2100 ext. 2151 or 2152

  • Provides utilities and rent payment assistance. Also provided bus passes and Target gift cards.


Medical and Mental Health Services

OC Links

  • Phone Number: (855) 625-4657

  • Linkage to mental health services.


NAMI warm line

  • Phone Number: (714) 991-6412

  • Provides emotional support Mon – Sat: 9:00 am – 3:00 am and Sun, 10:00 am – 3:00 am.

OC COVID-19 and Mental Health Flyer



  • California's Medicaid health care program. The program pays for a variety of medical services for children and adults with limited income and resources.


  • The federal health insurance program for:

    • People who are 65 or older

    • Certain younger people with disabilities

    • People with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD)

Covered California

  • Health insurance marketplace in California that enables eligible individuals and small businesses to purchase private health insurance coverage at federally subsidized rates.


Additional Resources

Protecting Immigrant Families

  • Provides general overview of federal programs that exist to provide resources and support for immigrants

  • Programs include Healthcare, Cash Assistance, Food Assistance

In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)

  • Public assistance program that helps pay for housecleaning, meal preparation, laundry, grocery shopping, personal care services, accompaniment to medical appointments, and protective supervision for the mentally impaired and people over 65 years of age, or disabled, or blind.


  • YMCA of Orange county is providing Childcare services to support families

  • Childcare for Essential Services

  • 28 locations throughout Orange County and Pomona Valley to support children infant to 12 years of age

Cell Phone Resources for Homeless Service Providers

  • State program that provides discounted home phone and cell phone services to eligible households

  • Services also include discounted prepaid cell phone options and internet access

211 OC

  • Provides information and access to general relief for financial stability, housing, groceries, military & veteran services, etc

  • Comprehensive referral system for Orange County to connect those in need to those who can help (health and human services, accessible 24/7 through multi-lingual phone line

OC Community Resource Flyer

OC Community Resources Flyer 2020-09-28