COVID-19 Pandemic Resources
There are many resource pages for Ventura County residents that have been created by various agencies and organizations. Our goal is to provide a curated list of the most comprehensive and up-to-date so that organizations that are working with the public can share the information that is appropriate for their communities.
2-1-1 Ventura is a general resource for questions about the virus, where to get medical attention, and all variety of assistance. You can TEXT "COVID19" to 211211 or Call 2-1-1 (WWW.211VENTURA.ORG)
www.VCEmergency.com - Ventura County Office of Emergency Services and Public Health information on COVID-19.
Ventura County Human Service Agency COVID-19 resource list includes help related to basic needs services available throughout the County, as well as how to cope with stress, ways you can help and educational and other activities. COVID-19 RESOURCE LIST.
Una lista de recursos de apoyo que se pueden acceder desde la casa, incluyendo enlaces a servicios de necesidades básicas, lidiando con la ansiedad, maneras de ayudar, y recursos educativos y otras actividades para hacer mientras están en casa durante la emergencia de salud del coronavirus
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES | FEELING ANXIOUS? SEEK HELP EARLY.
Online help and support line for Ventura residents to connect with others and learn healthy habits to maintain emotional wellbeing through the pandemic. Help and support is available is both English and Spanish. Feel free to join in at any time, you can come and go as you would like. Online support/help group conversations available. Details at: https://giveanhour.org/initiatives-and-programs/covid19-ca/
Ventura County Behavior Health: Crisis intervention. 866-998-2243. www.vchca.org.
Ventura County Behavioral Health list of Coping with COVID-19 resources - both national and local
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255, suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 to get connected with a counselor. www.crisistextline.org
Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990, www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline or text TalkWithUs to 66746
The Trevor Project, support for LGBTQ Youth: 1-866-488-7386, www.thetrevorproject.org, text START to 678678.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233, www.thehotline.org or text loveis to 22522
Other mental health resources: www.211ventura.org/crisis-services/
ASSISTANCE FOR BUSINESS OWNERS
Rapid Response Grant: The Ventura County Community Foundation is coordinating locally funded grants. More info online: https://rapidresponsevc.org
Economic Development Collaborative: Provides no-cost business consulting and disaster loans to local businesses. In addition to traditional EDC loan funds, EDC is offering 4.25 percent interest loans from $5,000-$50,000 through its Disaster Loan Fund to give a cash flow boost to businesses impacted by reduced sales, supply chain disruption or other challenges related to COVID-19. Also offering online action tool kit for business owners and phone appointments. www.edcollaborative.com
Small Business Administration: All SBA loans have been granted automatic deferment on existing disaster loans; existing loan holders do not need to request deferment. Loans are available for small businesses: 800-659-2955; [email protected].
Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV) Quick Response Loan: For all businesses experiencing economic hardship. Loans of up to $10,000, with a 4.5 percent fixed interest rate and 36-month repayment term are available to eligible businesses. www.wevonline.org.
Jewish Free Loan Association: Applicants must be a resident of Ventura or Los Angeles County. No-interest, quick-response loans to those who have been impacted by COVID-19. Loans can be applied for business economic injury, childcare costs and much more. www.jfla.org/coronavirus-loans.
Agricultural Resources: https://www.ventura.org/agricultural-commissioner/resources/
PETS AND ANIMALS:
Ventura County Animal Services: Limiting intake of surrendered animals for “urgent or emergency” situations only; 805-383-4716. Many services like pet licensing are available online. Adoption services by appointment only. 805-388-4341, [email protected], www.vcas.us/scheduling.
Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center (SPARC): Fostering and adoption still available, please call first. Impounded animals can be collected by appointment. (805) 525-8609. Details online: www.santapaulaarc.org.
HEALTHCARE AND MEDICAL ATTENTION
MediCal 24-Hour Advice Nurse Line: 1-805-437-5001 / 1-877-431-1700. TTY call 711. Ventura County residents on the MediCal Gold Coast Health Plan can speak to a nurse 24 hours a day, seven days a week if they or a family member have medical questions. Nurses can help determine if they need to go to urgent care or can wait to see their doctor, or manage symptoms at home. Callers should have their GCHP ID care or MediCal Benefits ID Care in hand when they call.
CDC COVID-19 Symptom Checker: Automated symptom checker available online. www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/index.html
Insure Kids Now: Provides low-cost insurance for kids and families quickly. www.insurekidsnow.gov.
Covered California has opened the health insurance exchange to any eligible uninsured individuals who need health care coverage amid the COVID-19 national emergency. Anyone who meets Covered California’s eligibility requirements, which are similar to those in place during the annual open-enrollment period, can sign up for coverage through June 30. Visit coveredca.com for more information.
Ojai Cares: Support for those battling cancer in the Ojai Valley. Offices are closed but Patient Navigation services by phone or video on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and email support during our regular business hours, Monday – Thursday from 10 am – 4 pm. Additionally, we are working to create Zoom meetings and groups to support you. Contact: [email protected] or by phone at 805-646-6433.
ONLINE COUNTY OF VENTURA RESOURCES:
Ventura County Coronavirus Hotline: 805-465-6650
Ventura County Public Health – www.vcemergency.com
Ventura County Coronavirus News Group Official on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/groups/868716840244142/
Grupo Informativo de Coronavirus del Condado de Ventura – OFICIAL- https://www.facebook.com/groups/2367667666668715/
CALIFORNIA ONLINE RESOURCES:
California Department of Public Health – https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019.aspx
Gov. Gavin Newsom executive orders regarding COVID-19 – https://www.gov.ca.gov/category/executive-orders/
FEDERAL AND GLOBAL ONLINE RESOURCES:
National Institutes of Health: https://www.nih.gov/health-information/coronavirus
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html