We have compiled a list of local services to assist members of our community impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the statewide shutdown.
Rental Assistance Grants Offered
Given the long-term nature of the pandemic and its devastating economic impacts, the County of Santa Barbara and United Way of Santa Barbara County are offering the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance program to provide limited rental assistance grants to eligible residents in unincorporated areas of the county who have experienced a loss of income due to the pandemic and can demonstrate the need for rental support.
“The pandemic has highlighted the precarious financial situation and extreme stress many county residents are experiencing,” said Steve Ortiz, President & CEO of United Way. “Every day we hear from local individuals who have lost work and cannot afford rent, food, medicine, or other necessary bills due to the current health crisis. Thanks to our partnership with the County of Santa Barbara, many of these individuals can now meet these basic needs.”
For information, household size and income limits, and to apply, go to www.unitedwaysb.org/rental-assistance.
Free Food Resources
Foodbank of Santa Barbara County provides free food and programs for children, families, and seniors. Anyone is welcome and no paperwork is necessary multiple locations across. Call (805) 967-5741 for more info. All phone numbers listed below use the 805 area code.
Lompoc Distribution Locations
- Santa Rita Village: (805) 736-8877, 926 W. Apricot Ave,
4th Wednesday each month, 10:30 am
- First United Methodist Church: 925 N. F St
3rd Monday each month, 3 pm
- Village Chapel: 3915 Constellation,
Last Friday each month, 3 pm
- Lompoc High School: 515 W. College Ave,
Last Saturday each month, 8:30 am
- Catholic Charities: Phone: 737-4140 329 N. 2nd St,
Monday – Friday 10 am-11:30 pm, and 12:30 pm-3:30 pm
- United Boys & Girls Club: 1025 W. Ocean St.,
Monday-Friday, 1 pm-3 pm, Drive-Thru and Walk-In (begins Friday)
- Village Chapel: 3915 Constellation Rd.
Every Tuesday from 10:30 am-1 pm, *starting March 24th
- FSA Dorothy Jackson Resource Center: 646 N.H St.
Monday and Tuesday, 10 am-4 pm, Drive-thru, and Walk-in
For information on other locations and services please visit:https://foodbanksbc.org/get-help
Hot Prepared Meals Delivered to Seniors in Lompoc.
Call (805) 354-5332 Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.
Virtual Adult Day Program
Professional health care support provided by nursing staff focused on the challenges of caring for chronic conditions while staying safe at home. Activities to engage the mind the body and maintain engagement as well as caregiving tips and strategies. Mental health support as needed. Staff availability to provide support and services as needed from 6:30 am to 5:00 pm. This includes cooked meals delivered to your door
If you are feeling overwhelmed with sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others, call 911 or the Disaster Distress Helpline (1-800-985-5990) or text TalkWithUs to 66746. (TTY 1-800-846-8517)
- Community Action Commission (CAC)
Provides one-time utility assistance and home weatherization to qualified families, both owners, and renters.
- SoCal Gas
Providing support to residential customers by not suspending services and offering payment assistance.
Offering its most flexible payment plans to customers who indicate either an impact or hardship as a result of COVID-19.
General Relief Benefits
Emergency Health Insurance coverage.
- CalWorks - Cash Aid
Provides Food, Shelter, and Essentials.
- Cash Aid for immigrants
Provides Food, Shelter, and Essentials for immigrants.
- IHSS - In-Home Supportive Services
Providing services for Elder Home Care and Safety.
- Social Services Office, Lompoc
- Unemployment Benefits
- Business Resource Guide
Resources for Businesses affected by COVID 19.
Lompoc Valley Medical Center encourages you to stay informed. Please use the links below for additional information. The CDC updates its website regularly as more information becomes available.
- California Department of Public Health
- World Health Organization Coronavirus Information
- Home cleaning with COVID-19 positive individuals
- County of Santa Barbara Coronavirus Information Portal
- How Coronavirus Spreads
- Emmi Guides on COVID-19
Emmi programs are web-based presentations that take complex medical information and make it easy for you and your family to understand. You can view these programs online for free, and share them with your friends and family. Let's get started!