COVID-19 benefits simplified.

Click the link for a simple matrix that simplifies what  is available, why  you might need them and how to  file. 

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America's Job Center of California

Stanislaus County Workforce Development AJCC locations are NOW OPEN
Modesto                          Patterson
Turlock                             Oakdale

Make an appointment to any of the Job Centers for the following services:
• Typing Test
• Job Search
• Create & Print you Resume

Call 209-558-9675  for appointments
*Please wear a mask and bring photo ID

Emergency Rental Assistance Program:

California's  Emergency Rental Assistance program makes available $35.9 million to eligible households in the Stanislaus County, to use for back rent and utility payments. Download the flyer for the mobile application schedule.
Questions? Call 211 or 1-877-211-7826

En Español

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Veterans Services

Download the Veteran Resource Guide- a complete list of services available for veterans in the County.

Benefits & Resources for Workers

If you've lost your job or had your hours reduced due to COVID-19 call Stanislaus County Workforce Development at 209-558-WORK to speak with a Workforce Specialist who can help connect you to a job. 

Employers are hiring!  Search current job openings 

One-Stop resource for the people of California impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

211 Stanislaus
2-1-1 Stanislaus County, a program of United Way of Stanislaus County, is a comprehensive information and referral service for Stanislaus County, connecting over 11,000 callers last year with health and human services information and referrals available to them. 2-1-1 Stanislaus County is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in over 120 languages through phone interpretation services.

Safer at Work
As a worker in California, you have workplace protections. There are resources available to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 at work and protect your health, regardless of your immigration status. 

CA Supplemental Paid Sick Leave
Governor Newsom signed SB 95 that ensures access to up to 80 hours of COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave for eligible employees, including those advised to quarantine or isolate and those caring for COVID-19 impacted family members. SB 95 extends protections through September 30, 2021 and is retroactive to sick leave taken beginning January 1, 2021.

If you have lost work or have had your hours reduced we encourage you to apply for Employment Development Department (EDD) Unemployment Insurance (UI). 

- For comprehensive review this FAQ page from EDD
File an Unemployment Insurance claim online 
- Call Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon (PST)  |  English 1-800-300-5616
- How to Apply for UI Benefits (File a Claim) (YouTube) English | Spanish

Unemployment Insurance for Self Employed Workers
If you are self-employed, you may have benefits available from EDD employment insurance programs that you or your employer may have paid into over the past 5 to 18 months. Apply for the benefit program that best fits your situation.

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) is part of the federal assistance that helps unemployed Californians who are not usually eligible for regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. This includes business owners, self-employed workers, independent contractors, and those with a limited work history who are out of business or have significantly reduced their services as a direct result of the pandemic.

EDD issues Workforce Services Information Notices to provided announcements Economic Impact Payment Information and Resources

Paid Sick Leave Benefits for Food Sector Workers 
Governor Newsom Announces Paid Sick Leave Benefits for Food Sector Workers Impacted by COVID-19.

Paid sick leave law provides time off to many workers. You are entitled to use whatever sick leave you have accumulated. 

California law provides for paid family leave, which you may be eligible for if you are providing care for an ill or quarantined family member. 

In the event of a particularly long illness, you may be eligible for disability benefits, provided your illness is certified by a medical professional. 

If you were exposed to COVID-19 while on the job and in the course of your regular duties, you may also qualify for Worker's Compensation.  

Pandemic EBT,  Families with children who are eligible for free or reduced lunches at school can get extra benefits to help buy food. Read more about Pandemic EBT.  FAQ

Commodity Supplement Food Program, 617 Winmoore Way Ste. F,  Modesto, CA 95358
Mon-Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm and Fri 8:00am-12:00pm
Anyone over age 60. Bring a form of Identification.

Salvation Army Turlock, 893 Lander Ave. Turlock, CA 95380
Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00-3:30pm
Must bring in picture ID, proof of address, proof of income, and for children under the age of 18; one of these two items, Social Security cards or medical cards.

Salvation Army Modesto, 320 9th St., Modesto CA 95354
Noon Meal: Open to all residents in Stanislaus County (English & Español)
Monday-Friday 12:00pm-1:00pm

United Samaritans: Daily Bread Mobile Lunch Program
Click here for the truck stop locations and hours five days a week

Stanislaus County Office of Education: Grab N Go Lunches
Click here to search for the nearest Meal Distribution location.

Unity Church of Modesto, 2467 Veneman Ave. Modesto, CA 95356
Food Pantry: Provides non-perishables to all residents in Stanislaus County
Monday - Thursday 10:00am-2:00pm
Sunday 10:00am-11:00am

Agricultural or food processing workers in California, that have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed can shelter in a free motel room or at home.  For more information call the Public Health line at 209-558-5678 for bilingual assistance call 209-558-7535
English Flyer
Folleto en Español

Established in March 2020 as part of the states response to the COVID-19 pandemic, individuals that are experiencing homelessness and are recovering from COVID-19 can use the Project Room Key service to properly quarantine and maintain healthy. 
Call 209-558-5678 for more information. 

Assistance for Workers

Snap Back Assistance for Workers is funding designed to help workers “snap back” from the affects of COVID-19 and return to the workforce. The launch of the program saw tremendous demand with over 1,500 inquiries. 

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