COVID-19 Support Resources

The following link is a guide to help you make decisions and seek appropriate medical care:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/testing.html

 

For a list of campus related remote resources, visit the link to our remote services site:

https://vpss.fullcoll.edu/student-services-remote/

Resources to help students and their families

 

This list is being updated frequently. If you know of a community resource that should be displayed here, please send a link to ehebert@fullcoll.edu

 

Alternatively, many resources for our students may already be displayed on our main online-resources site at https://vpss.fullcoll.edu/student-services-remote/

 

 

Basic Needs
2-1-1 Orange County
 
“Help Starts Here.”
211 OC has a multitude of local resources dedicated to helping you.
 
Find what you need, visit https://www.211oc.org/get-help.html
 
 
 
 
 
California College Student Emergency Support Fund
 

“The California College Student Emergency Support Fundhas launched to give one-time $500 hardship grants to students. Administered by Mission Asset Fund (MAF), the Fund is a statewide philanthropic response to address emergency needs for the state’s low-income college students, including undocumented immigrants, foster youth, and those who are housing insecure.”

For more information, visit the link: https://missionassetfund.org/ca-college-student-grant/

 
 
 
 
HUB of Hope by Pathways of Hope (food distribution center in Fullerton)
 

“Providing emergency food for those in need in our community.”

611 South Ford Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92832
Operational Days/Hours: Monday to Friday 1:00pm-4:00pm
Operational Phone Line: 714.680.3691 ext: 220
 
 
 
 

Mental Health Resources

“A list of community resources that may help in times of stress, anxiety, and pressure.”

https://health.fullcoll.edu/psychological-services/

(Once you click the link, scroll down toward the bottom of the webpage to find the list of resources available)

 

 

Uhaul: 30 Day Free Storage for College Students

“President John “JT” Taylor announced that U-Haul will extend 30 days of free self-storage at U-Haul-owned and -operated facilities to help college students impacted by unforeseen schedule changes at their universities.”

https://www.uhaul.com/Articles/About/20625/College-Students-U-Haul-Offers-30-Days-Free-Self-Storage-amid-Coronavirus-Outbreak/

 

 

CA Unemployment

“The Unemployment Insurance (UI) program pays benefits to workers who have lost their job and meet the program’s eligibility requirements.”

https://www.edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/File_an_Unemployment_Insurance_Claim.htm

 

 

BBC Food Recipes

“Discover more than 10,000 food recipes to help keep your meal plans new and exciting.”

https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes

Internet Connectivity

Comcast Internet Essentials

“Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, Comcast is offering 2 months free to new Internet Essentials customers in response to recent and anticipated emergency measures associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19).”

Source: https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19

 

Charter Spectrum Broadband

“Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.”

Source: https://corporate.charter.com/newsroom/charter-to-offer-free-access-to-spectrum-broadband-and-wifi-for-60-days-for-new-K12-and-college-student-households-and-more

 

FCC Agreement

“Internet providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots.”

  • AT&T COVID-19 response: offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low income families
  • Verizon COVID-19 response: no special offers, but following the FCC agreement.
  • Sprint COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, provides unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge (I expect others will follow).
  • T-Mobile COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to  enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge (I expect others will follow).

 

 

Other Resource Hubs and Resources

Cambridge University Free Web Textbooks

“Cambridge University Press is making higher education textbooks in HTML format free to access online during the coronavirus outbreak.Over 700 textbooks, published and currently available, on Cambridge Core are available regardless of whether textbooks were previously purchased.Free access is available until the end of May 2020.”

https://www.cambridge.org/core/what-we-publish/textbooks

 

 

Google Distance Education Resources

“For educators and IT administrators preparing for potential school closures — or currently facing them — here are a few ways to engage students through distance learning.”

 

 

Microsoft Work, Education, and Support

“At Microsoft, we’re working to do our part by ensuring the safety of our employees, striving to protect the health and well-being of the communities in which we operate, and providing technology, tips and resources to our customers to help them do their best work while remote.”

https://news.microsoft.com/covid-19-response/

 

 
 
 
 

Scholastic Learn at Home

“Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys.”

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

 
 
Cyber Security

Be Aware of Scams Pretending to be the World Health Organization

“Criminals are disguising themselves as WHO to steal money or sensitive information. If you are contacted by a person or organization that appears to be from WHO, verify their authenticity before responding.”

https://www.who.int/about/communications/cyber-security

Entertainment/Exercise

Darebee Fitness

Provides a wide variety of workouts that can be done at home.

https://darebee.com/

 

 

PocketCasts App

A seemingly never ending free library of podcasts.

https://www.pocketcasts.com/

 

 

Melbourne Zoo Live Streams

“We’ve set up a few live stream cameras from Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo, so you can enjoy the zoo from anywhere.”

https://www.zoo.org.au/animal-house

 

 

Netflix Party Browser Extension

“Netflix Party lets friends have movie nights while social distancing.”

https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/tv/2020/03/17/coronavirus-netflix-party-lets-friends-do-movie-nights-quarantine/5072347002/

Inspirational/Motivational Videos

Meditation, Music, and more – Calm

https://blog.calm.com/take-a-deep-breath

 

 

Things to Do While You’re Stuck At Home – Jeminotes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYvEb-XKuzY

 

 

The Three A’s of Awesome – Neil Pasricha

https://youtu.be/uPE0G00XFV0

 

 

The Happiness Advantage – Shawn Achor

https://youtu.be/GXy__kBVq1M

 

 

How to Make Stress Your Friend – Kelly Mcgonigal

https://youtu.be/RcGyVTAoXEU

 

 

 

Twenty Days of Live Meditation – Jay Shetty

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWTcXJMROLc

 

I need help with…

Hotlines

24 Hour National Suicide Prevention line |    1(800) 273- 8255

A free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources

Suicide Hotline of Southern California |    (714) 894-4242

Women’s Transitional Living Center |     (714) 992-1931

Provides 24-hour crisis support for domestic violence victims seeking safe housing

Rape Crisis Hotline|    (714) 957- 2737

Confidential support from trained sexual assault counselors available 24/7 

The Center Orange County—LGBTQ Support |    (714) 953-5428

Counseling Hotline for LGBTQ Support

California Youth Crisis Hotline |    (800) 843-5200 

The Trevor Project – LGBTQ Youth Support/Resources    1-866-488-7386 

24 hour a day statewide emergency response system for youth (ages 12-24) and families in crisis 

Domestic Violence Hotline |    1(800) 799- 7233

Immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse

Veterans Crisis Line |    1(800) 273-8255

If you are having occasional or current suicidal thoughts, TAKE THE NEXT STEP.  Call the referral number listed below and press option #1 when prompted.  You will be directed to a live, CONFIDENTIAL, compassionate veteran service provider.  This veteran hotline is available 24-hours a day.  Let someone help!

Dial 2-1-1     (211)

Food, shelter, & crisis intervention

Crisis Resources

Help from the Community…

College Student Mental Health Helpline/Text

TEXT “START” TO 741-741 OR CALL     1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Crisis Text Line

TEXT “COURAGE” TO 741741 

Crisis Intervention Hotline |     (877) 727-4747

The Trevor Project – LGBTQ Youth Support/Resources |    1-866-488-7386

Eating Disorder Help |    1-800-931-2237

Grief Counseling/ Support  for College Students

The Trevor Project – LGBTQ Youth Support/Resources |    1-866-488-7386

Newhope Crisis Hotline |     (714) NEW HOPE  (714) 639-4673

Sexual Violence 24hr Hotline |    (800) 656-HOPE (4673)

National Child Abuse Hotline |    (800) 422-4453

CAT (Centralized Assessment Team) |   (866) 830-6011

Suicidal emergency psychiatric evaluation

Child/Elder Abuse |   (714) 940-1000 For Reporting – (800) 207-4464 

Crime Victim Assistance |1-855-484-2846

Pregnancy/Birth Control/Sexual Health | (714) 956- 2748

Single Parent Services

Women Vets on Point|    (213) 335-5432

TAPS National Military Survivor Helpline | (800) 959- 8277

Mental Health

Help from Fullerton College…

Student Health Center  (714) 992-7093

Assist students in maintaining and improving their physical and mental health by providing a variety of health services. Currently enrolled full and part time Fullerton College students are eligible to use these services  | Room 1204, adjacent to the Men’s Gym

Help from the Community…

Argosy University Therapeutic Assessment Psychotherapy & Learning Disability Testing Service |   (714) 620-3810

Sliding Scales: $10-50 $150-500 for assessments | 601 S. Lewis St. Orange CA

Catholic Charities Counseling Center  |   (714) 347-9674

1800 E. 17th St., Santa Ana CA 92701

Child Guidance Center |   (714) 871-9264

For students younger than 21 (medication, psychology, psychiatry) | 680 Langsdorf Dr. Suite 200 Fullerton, CA 92831

Community Counseling and Supportive Services |   (714) 645-8000

For individuals, of all age groups, who are at risk for or have developed a mild to moderate behavioral health condition. Services consist of screening & assessment, individual counseling, groups (support & educational), case management, referral and linkages, and community outreach

Francis Smith Therapy Center |   (714) 997-6746 

501 W. Palm Ave, Orange, CA 92868 | Sliding Scale: $10-$60

Friends of Family Health Center |   (562) 690-0400

Low cost services. Accepts Medi-Cal and other insurances | 501 S. Idaho St. Suite 250, La Habra CA 90631

Hope Counseling Center

Fullerton College Students can schedule an appointment for $5 Therapy Sessions. | (714) 879-3901 x 1266 | 2500 E. Nutwood Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92831

The Gary Center – Counseling

Appointments and Walk-Ins welcome (Sliding Scale, MediCal) | 201 S. Harbor Blvd., La Habra CA 90631

Mariposa Center  (714) 547-6494

Provides high quality, low-cost mental health and substance abuse counseling, life skills, and supportive services to women and families who otherwise would be unable to afford the help they so desperately need

Medi-Cal Phone Support  (800) 541-5555

OC (800) 281-9799 | LA (626) 569-1399

NAMI Orange County |   (714) 991-6412

Provide emotional support, education and resources for families, and those affected by mental illness

OC Links   (855) 625-4657

Behavioral Health Referrals for Orange County. Mon-Fri 8 am-6 pm

The Trevor Project – LGBTQ Youth Support/Resources |   24/7 Hotline 1-866-488-7386

Vet Center |    (714) 763-5300

Free counseling primarily for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and employment counseling for all veterans

2569 W. Woodland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92801

Academic Success

Help from Fullerton College…

CalWORKS | (714) 992-7101

Money for fees, books, transportation, and childcare for qualifying low-income parents of children under eighteen years old

CARE

The Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) program provides resources and support necessary for disadvantaged single parent students

Disability Support Services (DSS) | (714) 992-7099

Support services and/or educational accommodations to qualified students with disabilities such as (a sign language interpreter, wheelchair access points, gender-neutral restrooms, anything)

EOPS  | 714-992-7097

Textbook vouchers for students with economic, linguistic, and educational challenges

FYSI (Foster Youth Success Initiative)

Supporting ambitious, college-bound students exiting the foster care system

FC MILES | (714) 992-7143 EXT 2

11-week math program designed to help students further develop their math skills by providing a non-traditional classroom.  We are seeking individuals who are looking to strengthen their math skills before taking a math course

Library and Learning Resource Center

Reserve text books, study rooms, assistance with research, and workshops on research and MLA and citations.

Student Diversity Success Initiative (SDSI) | 714-992-7143

Helping support student success through their laptop loan program, book loan program, life skills coaching, and academic counseling

SI (Supplemental Instruction) | (714) 992-7175

Provide practice and reinforce course material through directed activity that gets students working through the most challenging content for the course

Skills Center

assist students in improving academic skills through self-paced work with computer programs, print, audio, video, and Internet-based materials.

Tutoring Center

Free tutoring for academic courses such as chemistry, math, physics, statistics and more.

Grads2Be

Grads2Be program’s focus is on undocumented students’ overall wellness as a means to facilitate and enhance their educational experience at Fullerton College and complete their educational goals on a timely basis.

Budgeting/Finances

Help from Fullerton College…

iGrad

The free money management tool for students (help finding scholarships and FAFSA, finding career, etc.)

Help from the Community…

CashCourse 

CashCourse is your guide to making informed financial choices. Register for a free account to find your assignments and other financial tools and start taking charge of your money.

Counting Ahead 

Information and resources below can help you get started on your pathway to financial literacy

Financial and Social Resources for Homeless LGBTQ+ Youth

Clothing Resources

Help from Fullerton College…

Career Closet |      714-992-7032

Business/CIS Division offers lightly-used and new clothing, shoes and accessories. Building 300

Help from the Community…

In the Vine Church|    (714)681-2241

114 North Pomona Ave., Fullerton (Methodist Church parking lot)
Showers, laundry, lunch, donations 1st & 3rd Sat of month, 1-4 pm

Child Care Services

Help from Fullerton College…

CDES Department Lab School (714) 992-7069

Preschool education of children ages 2 through 5 years old and professional education of students

CalWORKS | (714) 992-7101

Money for fees, books, transportation, and childcare for qualifying low-income parents of children under eighteen years old

Help from the Community…

Orange Children & Parents Together (OCPT) |   (714) 639-4000 

School readiness program for children 0-5 years of age, who are low income, English language learners, living in foster care, classified as homeless, struggling with special needs

YMCA of Orange Youth Center |    (714) 564-6894

Affordable afterschool childcare program for children 5-13 years of age. Available from school release time to 6:00pm. Transportation is available from OUSD schools

Finding Work

Help from Fullerton College…

Career & Life Planning Center |   (714) 992-7121

Assistance in making informed decisions about choosing a major and/or career.  providing students with a Career/Life Planning Process by exploring one’s interests, skills, values, and personality to help identify a major field of study and career options.  

 Help from the community…

CaCareerCafe

California Career Zone

Career Outlook

CareerOne Stop

Glassdoor

Here to Career Mobile App

LinkedIn For Students

Occupational Outlook Handbook

ONet

Rapidly Growing Occupations (ONet)

S.T.E.M. Resources

Salary Calculator (NACE)

Who Do U Want 2 Be

What Can I Do With A Major In…

BuzzFile

Additional Career-Related Websites (pdf)

Food

 Help from Fullerton College…

Chris Lamm & Toni DuBois-Walker Memorial Food Bank | Location: 1955

Free food and nutrition resources| Open Tuesdays (during the semester) 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm & 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm

FC CalFresh Application Assistance

Meet with a CalFresh Application helper at the Fullerton College Food Bank. You can book an appointment online  and once you’ve selected Fullerton College as the location, date and time you will be instructed what documents that you will need to bring with you to the appointment. Please make sure to also request a verification letter that you are a student participating in the EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs or FYSI Program

Help from the Community…

Local Community Pantries and/or Hot Meals

Orange County Food Bank

The Orange County Food Bank is a essential in supplying Fullerton College with a large portion of where the resources come from that are given to students each week

Pathways of Hope (714) 680-3691
611 S. Ford Ave. Fullerton, CA 92832
Food Distribution: Monday-Friday, 1:00pm to 4:00pm; Saturdays 9 am – 12pm

CalFresh (formerly food stamps)  1(877) 847-3663

CalFresh is available to individuals and families with low incomes. Citizens and most legal residents are eligible. Undocumented immigrants are usually not eligible, but can apply for their children who are legal residents or U.S. citizens. Even if you have applied for CalFresh before, you should try again. New legislation was passed to increase access and you may be eligible now even though you were not before. Please click here for Income Limits

Community Action Partnership

Commodity Supplemental Food Program provides nutrient-rich foods contained in a monthly food package to the low-income elderly (60+).  Household income is set by the Federal Poverty Guidelines which is at or below 130% for seniors.

Saddleback Church Food Pantry

3rd Wednesday of the month, 10:00am-11:00am | 2095 East Katella Ave. Anaheim, Ca 92806

Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County |    (949) 653-2900

8014 Marine Way, Irvine, CA 92618

Housing

Financial and Social Resources for Homeless LGBTQ+ Youth – Helpful Online list compiled by MoneyGeek 

Help from the community…

Pathways of Hope |   (714) 680-3691

Offer several options to fit different situations with a goal of helping that family or individuals re-gain permanent housing as soon as possible

SPIN Rental Assistance | (714) 751-1101

Financial assistance for housing, including rapid rehousing, transitional housing and rental assistance for families with children

OC Armory Emergency Shelter Program (714) 836 – 7188

Provides shelter and services for the homeless at the National Guard Armories during cold weather months. The homeless will receive a nutritious meal, a warm shower, and a safe place to sleep

WISEPlace |   (714) 542-3577

Offers transitional housing to homeless single women. The program provides safe and affordable housing, case management, employment assistance, individual counseling, and links to community services that empower women to rebuild their lives

Friendship Shelter |    (949) 494-6928

We help homeless adults achieve self-sufficiency and become more productive members of our community through emergency shelter and residential shelter

 His House Placentia – Homeless Transitional Shelter |     (714) 993-5774

Provides transitional shelter to families and individuals who are homeless but have the motivation and capability with assistance, to regain self-sufficiency. Residents stay up to 4 to 6 months while they develop a source of permanent income and save money for housing

Orange County Rescue Mission | 714-247-4379

8657 Whitaker Street | Buena Park, CA 90621

Homeless Shelter Directory 

Legal Services

 Help from Fullerton College…

Associated Students’ Legal Clinic |   (714) 992-7095

 Help from the Community…

General 

Law Clinics

Bankruptcy Clinic  

provides guidance to self-represented debtors who cannot afford
to hire an attorney – Santa Ana, Ca

Domestic Violence

assists victims of domestic violence with declarations and assistance – Orange, Ca

Federal Pro Se

Information and guidance to individuals who are representing
themselves in most federal civil actions – Santa Ana, Ca

assist people who are petitioning the court to serve as a legal guardian for a child whose parents aren’t able to care for the child – Santa, Ana, Ca
 
La Habra Family Resource Center Clinic 
victims of domestic violence can obtain advice and assistance with a wide variety of family law and other matters – La Habra, Ca
 
Share Our Selves Clinic  
for those at risk of homelessness, homeless individuals, and families. Clients can also receive free medical treatments, food, rental assistance, and bus passes at SOS – Costa Mesa, Ca

 

Immigration/Citizenship

Access California Services  (714) 917-0440
Services include petitions, preparation for citizenship, application assistance, assistance with DACA/DAPA applications. Focus on serving Arab-American and Muslim-American communities.

Catholic Charities – Immigration Services |   (714) 347-9610

Assists clients with immigration services such as: application for naturalization,
adjustment of status, family petition, student visas and work permits.

Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development  (714) 621-0919

Assistance with becoming a citizen through workshops and
citizenship fairs. 

Taxes 

TurboTax

Easily and accurately file your simple tax returns for FREE online

H&R Block

A tax preparation company that offers all the tax services you need including free resources. You can file your taxes at home. You can file them at home with an online Tax Pro. Or you can visit an office

Transportation

Help from Fullerton College…

Bursar’s Office  |  (714) 992-7006 

Discounted 30 days bus pass for students taking at least 9 units. Visit OCTA to obtain a college pass first!

Campus Safety |  (714) 992-7080 

Escorts for students and staff members from their classroom to their vehicle as long as your vehicle is parked on campus.

Metrolink

Lyft

Uber