Community Resources

  • Parents Anonymous® Adult Group Description:

    Following the Guiding Principles of Parents Anonymous® Inc., trained Group Facilitators and Parent Group Leaders co-lead 2 hour weekly online meetings, which focus on helping parents become their own agents of change, build resiliency, and address health and mental health well-being. Each Parents Anonymous® Group has a professionally trained Group Facilitator, who is also a member of the community and works in partnership with the Parent Group Leader each week. The Monthly Themes, which include topics such as ‘healthy eating’ and ‘fostering learning,’ shape the focus of Parents Anonymous® Weekly Groups. Online groups are free of charge and open to California State residents across all 58 counties.



    Mental Health Resources

    The following resources are available to help people who may be experiencing distress or heightened 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 
    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

    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. 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 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 parents 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:


    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



    Hemet Community Pantry
    Primarily emergency food distribution. Intake forms are 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-11am 
    Phone Number: (951) 929-1101 

    Catholic Charities of Murrieta Food Pantry
    Food 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 eligibility
    Address: 39493 Los Alamos Rd. Suite A, Murrieta, CA 92563 
    Maria Bhanukitsiri, Manager – Food Pantry 
    Phone Number: (951) 677.6347 

    Feeding America Riverside/San Bernardino
    Local Food Bank in the Inland Empire.
    Address: 950 Jefferson St B, Riverside, CA 92504
    Phone Number: (951) 359-4757

    Housing Authority of Riverside County
    Temporary 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