Virtual Assistance Center
The Virtual Local Assistance Center is a one-stop-shop for residents of SLO County who have been impacted by COVID-19. Use the resources to get connected with government and other support services.
Very early in the pandemic as the states started gathering COVID case data, it became clear that Latinos were being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. There are organizations that can help.
North County food and pantry services, free meal sites for kids and resources for homebound seniors.
Eviction and Rental Assistance
Available to anyone with a coronavirus-related hardship, like loss of or reduction income; prevents you from being evicted if you declare your hardship. Protection runs through February 1, 2021. Visit the state's Housing page to learn what your hardship declaration must include.
Rent is still due and evictions can still occur. You may benefit from additional city or county protections against eviction depending on where you live.
Available to homeowners or landlords who own 3 or fewer residential properties. Prevents your property from being foreclosed on if declare a COVID-related hardship. Protection length varies depending on program. If you have a federally-backed mortgage, foreclosure protection is available through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. These protections last through January 1, 2023. Find more mortgage help and how to get it on the state's Housing page.
Many utility providers are not shutting off services due to non-payment. Check with the California Public Utilities Commission for more information.
The Water Board restricts the shut off of water during the COVID crisis. Report any water shutoff or reconnect issue at COVID-19 Water Shut-Off Complaint Report.
Temporary Housing for Essential Workers
Housing for the Harvest offers temporary housing to agriculture and food processing workers who need to isolate due to COVID-19 infection or exposure. Under this program, the state will pay for hotel rooms for agricultural workers who need to self-isolate.
Mental Health Care
The outbreak of infectious diseases such as the recent COVID-19 can be a stressful time for individuals and communities. It is not uncommon to feel anxious or worried while listening, reading or watching the news. It’s important during times like these to monitor your own physical and mental health, as well as safely stay connected to your community. Know the signs of stress and when and how to seek help for yourself, as well as loved ones. Resources and help lines
Coronavirus Grants Designated for Farm Workers
Two philanthropic organizations have issued multiple grants to help UndocuSupport — the California Immigrant Resilience Fund and Community Foundation of San Luis Obispo County.
Two local nonprofit organizations, Center for Family Strengthening (CFS) and CAPSLO re designated to handle applications for grant funds and to distribute the grant monies they receive directly to eligible immigrant families countywide.
State and County child care resources for essential workers.
Testing locations in SLO County
Aid for Undocumented Workers
Undocumented hospitality workers, landscapers, and farmworkers now have a network to turn to for support in dealing with the financial fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Search for upcoming blood drive dates and locations and make a n appointment to donate.
Facebook group formed by community members in an effort to support neighbors who need help.
Connect to local news media resources.
One-stop resource for the people of California impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Paso Robles Joint Unified School District
Connect to COVID-19 District updates and information including closures, distance learning resources, and meal sites.
The Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce provides a listing of businesses and restaurants providing limited services.
Link to websites alerting the public about scams related to COVID-19. Includes information to help people avoid from becoming prey and options for reporting.
SLO Legal Assistance Foundation
Provides and promotes free legal-aid services, assistance in self-representation, and conflict resolution for low and moderate income individuals, including seniors and veterans. Services, provided by trained attorneys and paralegals, include direct legal representation, educating clients for self-representation, and facilitating conflict resolution. Provides FAQs regarding COVID-19 evictions.
Access utility and telecommunication assistance program information.