Ventura County COVID-19 Resources

Ventura County COVID-19 Resources

To protect the health and safety of our clients, our staff, and our community, Kids & Families Together has converted to providing our services and operations remotely. We continue to work diligently to meet the needs of the families we serve and we will continue to collaborate with our community and partners. 

We hope everyone is taking this time to connect and enjoy your time with your family. Please stay safe, healthy and resilient!

Resources to help you and your family during the “Stay at Home” Order 

Effective Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.- This order goes into effect the day after a region has been announced to have less than 15% ICU availability. These orders will remain in effect for at least 3 weeks, and after that period will be lifted when a region’s projected ICU capacity meets or exceeds 15%.
The Order was prepared and signed before the Governor of California 

“Stay Home Safe” order, directing all Ventura County residents to remain indoors. of their residences and immediately limit all movement. outside their homes beyond what is absolutely necessary to meet essential needs. 


Go to the grocery store
Go to the pharmacy to pick up medications and other healthcare necessities
Go to medical appointments (check with your doctor or provider first)
Go to a restaurant for take-out, delivery or drive-thru
Care or support a friend or family member
Walk your pets and take them to the veterinarian if necessary
Help someone to get necessary supplies
Maintain social distancing, 6 feet distance from others

Go to work unless you are providing essential services as defined by this Order

Visit friends and family if there is no urgent need
Maintain less than 6 feet of distance from others when you go out, as possible
Travel to or from a job outside the County, unless to perform essential activities
Travel to or from a vacation home outside the County
Visit loved ones in the hospital, nursing home, skilled nursing facility, or other residential care facility  

Community members are encouraged to learn more about the Order and read frequently asked questions at the following website:

For recommendations on how to protect your family members and loved ones, please visit: 

COVID-19 Resources Lists / Referrals for Ventura County
Medi-Cal - Ventura County
Ventura County Human Services Agency
Information and resources: Employment/Financial support, Food-Basic Needs, Broadband-WIFI, Utilities, Education/Homeschooling, Activities, Coping/Mental Health, Seniors, Volunteering, Support for Nonprofits, and more!
Click on the link below for a comprehensive list COVID 19 resources for Ventura County:
2-1-1 Ventura county Resource Referral, Interface Children & Family Services
CALL: Dial the numbers 211 from landline or cell phone in Ventura County or dial 1-800-339-9597. (English & Spanish)
TEXT: Text your zip code to 898-211.  FACEBOOK: 
211 Guide Search-
For assistance finding food, paying house bills, accessing childcare, and other essential services, visit link or dial 211. If you have any questions regarding COVID-19 please call 2-1-1 or text “coronavirus” to 211211.

City of Ventura COVID-19 Website & Newsletter for COVID-19
City of Ventura COVID-19 Website:

Sign up for the newsletter:

Totally Local VC and The Local Love Project COVID-19 Resource List
The list includes national, state and Ventura County information as well as where you can find local assistance. 

You can find the Coronavirus Assistance Resource List on at 

Health/Mental Health Resources
For more information for the public and healthcare providers on coronavirus,
please visit: and for local updates, CDPH for State updates, and CDC for national updates.
Coronavirus Hotline: 805-465-6650

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Printable Resources:

World Health Organization
Public Health Information, COVID-19 updates, and resources.
World Health Organization

VC Emergency Official Ventura County Incident Information Source
Up to date COVID 19 information for Ventura County.

COVID-19 Hotline for immediate concerns- (805) 465-6650

Homeless Health Resources
Funding available for housing for homeless population in shelters, motels in the cities of Oxnard and Ventura. Ventura County agencies are coordinating to provide for transportation, medical and mental health care, nutritional needs and on-site security. Backpack team treating homeless population who may have COVID-19 symptoms.
Contact: (805) 515-6940,

COVID-19 Testing Sites
Testing sites: or call County of Ventura Testing Hotline at 805-652-7660.
COVID-19 testing is reserved only for those who are in “critical need”. COVID-19 testing criteria

COVID Testing-California Department of Public Health
At the governor’s direction, all full-service health insurance carriers must lower to zero the cost for screening for the virus, including co-pays, deductibles, and coinsurance. The directive also states insurers must waive preauthorization when the care involves COVID-19, permit out-of-network care when required, and specifically mentions telehealth — or virtual visits with a health-care provider via video.

Talking to Children About COVID-19: A Parent Resource
Learn More

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus-Advice from the experts at the Child Mind Institute
Learn More

How Teenagers Can Protect Their Mental Health During Coronavirus
Learn More

7 Ways to Support Kids and Teens Through the Coronavirus Pandemic
Advice from The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds

Learn More

Give An Hour: online support group

Emotional Wellness and Mental Health Support Groups
Give an Hour offers ongoing, no cost emotional wellness and mental health support groups
Learn More

Free Crisis Text Line 
The Crisis Text Line is a 24/7, free and confidential service.  text SIGNS to 741741.

Take a Deep Breath: Calm Meditations for Adults and Kids
Learn More

Free Class on the Science of Well-being from Yale
Learn More
Managing Stress and Anxiety due to COVID-19
Recommendations from the CDC

Learn More

* While shopping for food: if an item has a WIC symbol next to it, please choose something else. Families who are receiving WIC benefits receive vouchers and
can only choose WIC on certain items.

Shelter Care Resources

Shelter Care Resources provides material and informational resources to foster, resource, homeless children, and families and teens in crisis pregnancy.

Request for assistance:

Phone: (805) 612-7091

Grocery Store Hours
Food Share is operating as usual and is providing continued support to area agencies and organizations.
(805) 983-7100
Please visit FOOD Share’s website here:
Totally Local VC
Ventura County Restaurants and Other Businesses Offering Carry Out and Delivery.

Conejo Community Outreach
Community diaper bank: for diapers/wipes for low income families

For more information visit:

General Inquiries:

Food Share: Ventura County Pop-Up Pantries
Distributions are limited to low-income families residing in the city of that distribution. an ID or proof of residence is required upon arrival. ALL distribution sites are drive-thru only for the safety of you and our staff. No walk-ups will be permitted. Food is limited to one box per household on a first come, first served basis.


  • 4/1 (Weds) from 3-5pm: P.A.L. Teen Center- 350 S. K St.
  • 4/1 (Weds) from 3-5 pm: Colonia Village- 1500 Camino del Sol
  • 4/1 (Weds) from 3-5 pm: Garden City Acres Park- 5302 Cypress Rd.

Thousand Oaks:

  • 4/2 (Thurs) from 12-2pm: Conejo Creek south- 1300 E. Janss Rd.


  • 4/6 (Mon) from 12-2 pm: Ventura County Fairgrounds- 10 W. Harbor Blvd.


  • 4/6 (Mon) from 12-2 pm: St. Thomas Aquinas church- 185 St. Thomas Dr.

Santa Paula:

  • 4/6 (Mon) from 3-5 pm: Old Ford Dealership- 126 Hallock St.


  • 4/7 (Tues) from 12-2 pm: Freedom Park- 48 Skyway Dr.

Employment Disruption/
Financial Support Resources
Ventura County Rapid Response Fund
Funding for those living in Ventura County, available through the Southeast Ventura County YMCA. County Rapid Response Fund (VCCF)-currently raising funds. Please complete the quick and confidential form to assess direct needs:
Imminent deadline for the 1st round of funding for individuals and families living in Ventura County that will be funded through the Ventura County Rapid Response Fund.

The deadline for individuals and families applying for the 1st round of funding is March 31st. 

Funding for individuals and families living in Ventura County will be available through the Southeast Ventura County YMCA.  Please visit to learn more.  The application for support is quick and confidential.  The website is available in 200 languages based on the user’s browsers language setting.

  • Funding for Undocumented neighbors

We have also partnered with Future Leaders of America, CAUSE, MICOP, the McCune Foundation, and others to activate the 805UndocuFund COVID-19 for our undocumented neighbors.  Please share.

  • Give An Hour offers ongoing, no cost, emotional wellness and mental health support groups using an online platform.  Groups are available in both English and Spanish.  These facilitated peer support services aim to address the mental and emotional well-being needs of our community as we all deal with the stress and related fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please learn more here
Scholly Student Relief Fund
Apply today to receive cash assistance for vital expenses during this global crisis.
Applicants who are approved will receive a one-time cash payment of $200.

Unable to work due to sick or quarantined, caregiving for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 or unable to work due to school closures:

Those eligible can file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim, PFL. DI provides short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages due COVID-19 with the virus, quarantined, caregiving for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 or unable to work due to school closures.

Benefit amounts are approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income) and range from $50-$1,300 a week.
File a Disability Insurance (DI) claim-
Governor’s Executive Order
The Governor’s Executive Order waives the one-week unpaid waiting period, so you can collect DI benefits for the first week you are out of work.
If you run your own small business and are losing income due to COVID-19, there are services available to help you figure out immediate next steps to take.

COVID-19 Small Business Guide: 

Free Business Coaching and help finding resources:

Women’s Economic Ventures Small Business Disaster Loans: Financial support and assistance to businesses experiencing economic hardship as a result of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. Haz clic aquí para obtener información y para la solicitud en español.
Economic Development Collaborative
COVID-19 Small Business Guide: 
Free Business Coaching and help finding resources:

Resources for Children, Internet Services, & Childcare
Talking to Kids about COVID 19   
Coronavirus Resources for the Early Learning Community in California.

Helping Children w Disabilities Cope with Disaster and Traumatic Events: 

Ways to Overcome Emotional Effects of Social Distancing:
Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE)
Information on school closures, meal service and common questions.SCHOOL CLOSURES extended through May 1 for all Ventura County districts – MORE INFO at SERVICE for students will continue during the statewide stay home order – MORE INFO at
COMMON QUESTIONS about remote learning, testing, graduation and more – MORE INFO at
Ventura Unified School District-School Closures
VCUSD school closure through May 1, 2020.– English
Websites to aid with home education and resources.
Fun Activities with Children
SINGALONG: Local Ventura children’s clothing store, Little Bird Lane has LIVE Facebook songs for children: Wednesdays (9:30-10am) and Fridays (10:30-11am):

If you miss the times, they post the recordings. HIP HOP DANCE CLASSES: Good for older youth (from Rio School District):


LIBRARY WEBSITES: Many allow you to download e-books, access tutorial services, and more. Google their websites and many have more updated info on their Facebooks pages.


SCHOLASTIC: educational activities for parents and teachers with students grades K-9 at
ZINN EDUCATION PROJECT: Mini-classes & discussion sessions with people’s historians for middle school and high school students: .

YouTube Channels to aid with home education:

Kids Learning Tube, Free School, Homeschool Pop, StoryBots, Khan Academy, Smithsonian Channel, The Brain Scoop, Word World PBS, TED-Ed, Sci Show Kids, National Geographic Kids, Peekaboo Kidz, Storyline Online, Story Time with Ms. Becky, KidTimeStoryTime, Let’s Read
Podcasts to aid with home education: Brains On, Six Minutes, But Why a Podcase for Curious Kids, Story, Pirates, Circle Round, Smash Boom Best, Wow in the World, Eleanor, Amplified, The Two Princes, Ear Snacks, KidNuz

Broadband and WiFi for 60 days

Free access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi For 60 Days For New K-12 and College Student HouseholdsComcast
Resource Guides for College Students
Hope Institute resource guide for college students-
U-Haul Free Storage for Colleget Students30 days free self-storage amid Coronavirus Outbreak. The free month applies to new customers with college IDs and is a limited-time offer subject to availability. Click on to find the store nearest you. Contact the store by phone or visit in person to take advantage of the offer.
Local Planning Council of Ventura County
Childcare Resource for Essential Employees in the Community & Local emergency child care resources

List of child care providers tor essential employees:

YMCA Childcare for Emergency Essential Workers

Cost of raising a child 2018 | Loughborough University
Resource Families/Caregivers

Homes with Heart Ventura County, Ventura County Human Services Agency

If you been diagnosed with COVID-19, been advised by a medical professional to quarantine, or experienced other significant disruption from the COVID-19, please contact your social worker immediately and also leave a message on the Caregiver Disaster Hotline: 1-877-882-9111.

Homes With Heart Facebook

Updates for caregivers: respite, webinar on connection and articles of caring and view the resource list

James Storehouse
From cribs to college, essential basic needs of clothing, accessories, household goods, furniture, school/college needs and more.
Phone: (805) 499-7161

Email: jamesstorehouse@gmail.comSocial Media
Facebook James Storehouse California
Twitter @JamesStorehouse
Instagram James Storehouse
RaisingHope, Inc.
Resource, scholarships, mentorship for youth in foster care.
“RaisingHOPE empowers children in foster care to achieve their dreams through resources and relationships.”
Facebook: raisinghope4kids
Twitter: @raisinghopeinc
Instagram: raisinghopeinc
Shelter Care Resources
Shelter Care Resources provides material and informational resources to foster, resource, homeless children, and families and teens in crisis pregnancy.

Request for assistance:

Phone: (805) 612-7091
Child advocacy and resources for children in care and RFA families.
John Burton Advocates for Youth
John Burton Advocates for Youth is working with iFoster to distribute laptops to campus programs and organizations working with foster and homeless youth impacted by classes going online.
Application for laptops for programs/organizations working with foster or homeless youth.
Together We Rise
Helps provide emergency assistance for college youth displaced due to COVID 19.
Sweet Cases, Building Bikes, and our Family Fellowship Scholarship Program. Together We Rise has participants in every state to fundraise to support these programs.

Conejo Community Outreach

Community diaper bank: for diapers/wipes for low-income families

For more information visit:
General Inquiries: 

Vermilion Parish Library | Resources For Seniors – Vermilion ...

VC Emergency-Seniors
Information and resources for seniors. Seniors may leave their home to purchase essential items like food and medication.

Senior Support Line
Isolated individuals who are feeling lonely can contact the Senior Support Line at (800) 235-9980

Ventura County Area Agency on Aging
County staff will still be on site in the offices and services will continue to be provided to members of the public during the building/facility closures through remote methods of communication, including e-mail, phone, and the internet.

Help Your Neighbors
Help Your Neighbors (SPANISH)
Stay Connected
Stay Connected (SPANISH)
VCAAA Food Pantry
VCAAA Food Pantry  – Informational Video (MIXTECO)
Ventura County Early Service Grocery Hours
Ventura County Early Service Grocery Hours (SPANISH)
Caregiving in a Time of COVID-19 (ENGLISH)
Caregiving in a Time of COVID-19 (SPANISH)
Coping with Stress

Store Hours
Some stores will open early for seniors or dedicate time for seniors to shop. Please call stores to confirm times. Special Shopping Hours for Seniors

  • Gelson’s: 7-8 a.m., 7 days a week
  • Ralphs: 7-8 a.m., 7 days a week
  • Target: 8-9 a.m., Wednesdays only
  • Vallarta:7-8 a.m., 7 days a week
  • Vons: 7-9 a.m., Monday-Friday
  • Whole Foods: 7-8 a.m., 7 days a week

VCAAA Food Pantry
The pantry is up and running Monday through Friday, for individuals 60 and older and people with disabilities. Because of the demand, we are only able to accommodate delivery orders at this time. Please call (805) 477-7300 or e-mail for more information.

We Are All In This Together

To assist us with continuing to provide services to our caregivers & the families we serve,
please consider donating to Kids & Families Together