Childcare, Housing/Emergency Shelter, and Utilities

Child Care Centers

California Department of Social Services has established a statewide waiver program for operation of child care facilities, including licensees, registered TrustLine providers, and temporary employer sponsored child care, along with guidance for the implementation of prevention, containment, and mitigation measures for COVID-19.  For guidance on licensing and closure, please refer to the CDSS website.

Pathways LA is a nonprofit child care agency offering subsidized child care for low-income families. Parents eligible to receive services are able to choose a child care provider of their choice, which Pathways LA would then be responsible to process payment for. Affected parents are encouraged to seek child care assistance rather than allowing children to remain home alone and unsupervised.

Note: At this time, offices are closed to the public; however, parents are able to apply online through their website at or by phone at 213-427-2710. Any questions may also be addressed by our Resource and Referral Department to that same phone number.


Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order that authorizes local governments to halt evictions for renters and homeowners, slows foreclosures, and protects against utility shutoffs for Californians affected by COVID-19.

  • STUDENTS/ FOSTER YOUTH staying at a college dorm room that is going to be closed due to the coronavirus, please email  and they will provide or help you find housing during this transition.
  • The Los Angeles Tenants Union is providing support around evictions.
  • HOMELESS/LOW-INCOME INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILY: St. Francis Center provides meal services, clothing closets, showers/bathroom services, and rental and utility assistance programs (over the phone) for homeless and low-income individuals in Los Angeles

Emergency Shelter

The Governor’s Homeless Update (4/3/2020)

Visit a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) to talk with someone in person for guidance or information. To find a center near you, use the DRC Locator or text DRC and your ZIP code to 43362.

2-1-1 United Way

To find the closest shelter, please click here.

Mercy House

Bridges at Kraemer Place Homeless Shelter
Fullerton Armory
Independence Park Gymnasium
801 W. Valencia Dr. - Fullerton
(714) 213-9815

Santa Ana Armory
Salvation Army Site
2603 W. First St. – Santa Ana
(949) 988-1239

His HouseHIS House

907 Bradford Ave
Placentia, CA 92870
(714) 993-5774


Pathways of HopeVia Esperanza - Pathways of Hope

626 N Pauline St
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 680-3691

Emergency shelters near Brea, CA.

Services & Utilities

From CalEPA: Governor Issues Water Shutoff Order and Takes Steps to Maintain Delivery of Critical Water Services During COVID-19 Crisis (4/3/2020)

SoCal Gas - For Residential Customers, who are having a hard time paying their bills, SoCal Gas has temporarily suspended service disconnects EVEN IF you received an automated 48 hour shut off notice. In addition to this, they are offering assistance with paying your bill. For Small Business Customers, they are waiving late payment fees.

SoCal Edison - Southern California Edison announced that it is suspending service disconnections for nonpayment and waiving late fees for residential and business customers impacted by the COVID-19 emergency.

PGE Moratorium on service disconnections

Charter to Offer Free Access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi For 60 Days For New K-12 and College Student Households and More.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call our office at (714) 671-9474.