Caritas' Response to COVID-19

Updates and Resources

News From Caritas

July 14, 2020

Due to the alarming increase in COVID-19 cases throughout the state, along with Monday’s order from Governor Newsom to restore previous COVID-19 restrictions, Caritas, effective immediately, will be implementing the following:

At our properties -

  • Our management offices will be closed for walk-in visitors. Our management staff and maintenance associates will remain onsite and available to assist you via phone or email during regular business hours.

  • Our clubhouses, gyms, and the pool/spa areas are closed. However, laundry facilities will remain open.
     

At our corporate office -

  • All staff will remain available by phone (949-727-0568) and by email (info@caritascorp.org) and, if necessary, we can conduct meetings virtually or over the phone.

  • If a need arises for an in-person meeting, please call or email to schedule an appointment. 

As always, the safety and health of our communities remain our top priority during this pandemic. We appreciate your understanding and patience during this time.
 

Information on COVID-19

updated 3/26/2020

 

Community Resources

updated 3/26/2020

Housing Is Key: website

  • Housing is Key provides resources to help Californians stay in their homes or understand housing options during COVID-19 and beyond.

2-1-1: website; phone: dial 2-1-1.

  • This is a local 24-hour helpline that connects you to health, human, and other social services like supplemental food programs, utilities assistance, and other community-specific resources.  Calls to this line are free, confidential, and accessible in several languages.

CalWin: website

  • CalWin is a state benefit program where you can apply for CalFresh (food assistance), Medi-Cal (health insurance), CalWORKs (job assistance), and general relief. Apply online and your county’s social services office will contact you. 

 

California Association of Food Banks: website; phone: (510) 272-4435 

  • California Association of Food Banks (CAFB) is a membership organization of 41 food banks from throughout the state. To find your local food bank, click here. If you are in immediate need of food assistance, please call 2-1-1.

State of California Employment Development Department (EDD): website; phone: (800) 480-3287 for Disability Insurance; (877) 238-4373 for Paid Family Leave, from Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.

  • The EDD provides a variety of support services to people who have lost their jobs or have had their hours reduced due to the impacts of COVID-19 in California. 

Disaster Distress Line: 1 (800) 985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746

  • This is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories.

 

Teen Line: (310) 855-HOPE or (800) TLC-TEEN from 6pm-10pm PST or text "TEEN" to 839863 between 6pm-9pm PST

  • This helpline is a teen-to-teen hotline to connect with other teens and connect to community outreach services.

 
The Peer-Run Warm Line: (855) 845-7415 

  • This is a non-emergency resource for anyone in California seeking emotional support. We provide assistance via phone and webchat on a nondiscriminatory basis to anyone in need.

Hilton Workforce Resource Center: To see job opportunities, click here.

  • This is a direct link to hundreds of thousands of temporary, seasonal, part-time and full time job opportunities across the United States

U.S. Small Business Administration: website

  • US SBA provides relief, loan, and preparedness resources for business owners during COVID-19. Programs include Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance, SBA Debt Relief, and SBA Express Bridge Loans.

Resources for Families & Children

updated 3/26/2020

SplashLearn: website

  • SplashLearn is an online K-5 Math Learning Program.

Khan Academy: website

  • Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.

Brightly: website

  • Brightly provides parents, educators, and caregivers with the tools they need to keep kids connected to books through every age & stage of life.

Crayola: website

  • Crayola offers free coloring pages and online art activities.

National PTA: website

  • The National PTA engages and empowers families and communities to advocate for all children. They have posted their own list of resources and webinars to help parents and families during COVID-19.

For more resources, click here.

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3 Park Plaza, Suite 1700

Irvine, CA 92614

Monday - Friday 8AM to 5PM

tel: (949) 727-0568

fax: (949) 753-1538

info@caritascorp.org