Mental Health Resources
The following resources are available to help people who may be experiencing distress or eightened anxiety right now:
Review the Riverside University Health System’s reference for maintaining mental health and well-being: “Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks”
Call 2-1-1 referrals for health and social services
Behavioral Health CARES Line: (800) 706-7500
Substance Use CARES Line: (800) 499-3008
24/7 Mental Health Urgent Care:
• Riverside (951) 509-2499
• Palm Springs (442) 268-7000
• Perris (951) 349-4195
Riverside University Health System - Public Health www.rivcoph.org/
or call 2-1-1 for more information
If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911 immediately.
Learning Enrichment Resources for Mental Health
For people who are experiencing high stress due to emotional challenges presented by the virus, Riverside County residents have free access to live support via text chat from peer support specialists and counselors through a new computer and smartphone app called TakeMyHand.co
The app uses a chat format to connect individuals with specialists who are trained to interact with people expressing concerns about difficult feelings and behaviors. TakeMyHand.co
provides an alternative to telephone and video calls for those who prefer text as their primary form of communication. A comprehensive list of Riverside County wellness and recovery resources is also available at the TakeMyHand.co site, which is confidential and does not require a login, username or password.
Parent and Youth Helpline
The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages. For more information, please visit: https://
Menifee Valley Community Cupboard
Emergency non-perishable food to the homeless, seniors, low-income families who are experiencing hardship. Households must apply online and follow all steps to qualify.
Food Distribution Center
Address: 26808 Cherry Hills Blvd., Menifee, CA 92586
Hours: Monday - Friday 10am - 2pm
Phone Number: (951) 301-4414
Website: https://www.mvcupboard.org/Hemet Community PantryPrimarily emergency food distribution. Intake forms required for assistance. Intake forms are available on the website.Address: 191 Columbia Street, Hemet, CA 92544(Located in the back parking lot of Trinity Lutheran Church)Hours: Monday – Thursday 8am-11amPhone Number: (951) 929-1101Website: www.ValleyCommunityPantry.orgCatholic Charities of Murrieta Food PantryFood for families in need residing in Murrieta, French Valley, or Winchester area. Applicants need to bring a picture ID, proof of address, and proof of income to determine eligibilityAddress: 39493 Los Alamos Rd. Suite A, Murrieta, CA 92563Maria Bhanukitsiri, Manager – Food PantryPhone Number: (951) 677.6347Email: familyoutreach@verizon.
netFeeding America Riverside/San BernardinoLocal Food Bank in the Inland Empire.Address: 950 Jefferson St B, Riverside, CA 92504Phone Number: (951) 359-4757Website: https://www.feedingamericaie. org/Housing Authority of Riverside CountyTemporary Housing for statewide “Stay at Home” order.Eligible unsheltered homeless individuals include those who are 65 and older, pregnant, have a serious chronic health condition such as heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease, or have a compromised immune system. Homeless individuals who are ill or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 will be housed through a different system.Contact Number: 1-800-498-8847