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211 Connecting Point

211 is your starting point to connect to resources for housing, food, employment, healthcare, and more. 

Call 1-833-DIAL211 to speak to a local call specialist. Available 24/7, 365 days a year.

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Mental Health Support

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In challenging times, taking care of ourselves and others is important. Life can leave us feeling stressed, anxious and worried during good times, not to mention during a pandemic. Connect to resources for taking care of yourself and others.

If You Are in Crisis

If you need help right now, please reach out for help. Call our local Mental Health Crisis Line at 530-265-5811 or toll free at 1-888-801-1437 or reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text “HOME” to 741741.

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Support for Basic Needs

Connect to county programs that support individuals and families in meeting basic needs like food and healthcare.

Cash Assistance

Find cash assistance for both families and individuals. Call (530) 265-1340 for more information or apply online at

Food Assistance

The CalFresh program provides monthly food benefits to assist households with low-income to purchase the food they need to maintain adequate nutritional levels. Call (530) 265-1340 for more information or apply online at


Medical coverage is available for individuals and families through programs including Medi-Cal and the County Medical Services Program (CMSP). Call (530) 265-1340 for more information or apply online at

In-Home Supportive Services

The IHSS Program provides assistance to eligible aged, blind and disabled individuals who are unable to remain safely in their own homes without this assistance.

Support for Women, Infants, and Children

Nevada County WIC assists pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants, and young children to eat well, be active, and stay healthy.

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State Resources

The State of California's COVID-19 website has a wealth of information on the resources available to support you through the pandemic.

Financial Help

If you have been financially affected by COVID-19, you may be eligible for:

  • Unemployment insurance
  • Eviction protection
  • Mortgage relief 
  • Food assistance
  • Utility payment grace periods
  • No credit score changes

Learn more at the State's Financial Help page.


California is protecting people experiencing homelessness during coronavirus and preventing others from losing their homes. Go to the State's Housing and Homelessness webpage for information for renters, homeowners, and small landlords.

Benefits for Workers Impacted by COVID-19

California is working to support people financially affected by the COVID-19 outbreak and keep them safe. Learn what benefits you qualify for and how to apply for them. Learn more about benefits available for workers.