2-1-1 is a free phone number and online database that connects Californians quickly and effectively to existing health and human service programs, joblessness support, and disaster response information in their communities. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and in 150 different languages.
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act requires each county to have a Continuum of Care Contact.
Outreach, intake and assessment
Transitional housing with supportive services
Permanent & permanent supportive housing with services if needed
If a family participates in a government assistance program or is eligible for Free/Reduced lunch they could be eligible for a free Safelink Wireless phone and free monthly minutes.
This program is limited to one phone per household, no credit report is necessary, no contracts are required and there will never be an invoice or bill.
Check the eligibility requirements on-line at www.safelinkca.com or call 1-800-723-3546.
Internet Essentials provides internet for as low as 9.95 a month for families who qualify for free/reduced Lunches.
Health care based on your household income, you may qualify for up-front tax credits when you enroll in health insurance in California through the Covered California Health Exchange.