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COVID-19 Relief

The City of Carlsbad understands that the COVID-19 emergency is having a significant effect on our community. Following is information from the city, state and other agencies regarding programs and services to help.



School information 
Carlsbad childcare resource map 
State child care portal with prescreened childcare providers by location. Information on subsidized emergency childcare for essential workers 
YMCA child care referral service for first responders and essential workers
General resources and programs for parents


Economic impact payments and loan repayments

Coronavirus tax relief and economic impact payment updates 
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Student Loan Deferment or Forbearance
IRS taxpayer relief information



Tenant and landlord resources 
Resources for people experiencing homelessness
Contact the city homeless outreach team
COVID-19 emergency rental assistance program


Help for seniors

Programs for seniors including food, health and wellness resources
Local grocery store hours
Guidance from the CDC  
Develop a care plan


Community resources

2-1-1 San Diego is a countywide resource that offers a one-stop shop for all of the different assistance programs available (food, utilities, housing and more). It also has a nurse line from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. you can call if you're worried you have COVID-19.

Self Sufficiency is the branch of the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency that provides social welfare services like cash, food assistance, employment services and medical needs.

Free and low cost internet



Carlsbad Small Business Loan program

San Diego County Small Business Stimulus Grant Program

More business resources and relief programs 


Legal resources and information

Legal Aid of San Diego, 877-534-2524 for free legal resources on housing.

San Diego County Courts are open for most business operations. San Diego Superior Court Services available during COVID-19.



San Diego Disabled Veterans hotline, 888-385-4657 for daily bed availability at various shelters and other local resources 


Domestic violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline, 800-799-7233. Chat online chat or text LOVEIS to 22522. Courthouses will still file Emergency Protective Orders and Restraining Orders for survivors in need. 


Mental health wellness

24 Hour Access & Crisis Line at (888) 724-7240
San Diego County mental health resources
2-1-1 San Diego access and crisis line and disaster stress hotline
LiveWell@home activities for all age ranges
UP2SD - local resources for mental illness
National Alliance on Mental Illness free online support groups and activities for parents, children and teens with mental disabilities
24-hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 or text 741741 to text with a trained counselor for free
California Warmline: (855) 845-7415 A non-emergency resource for anyone seeking emotional support
The Trevor Project: TrevorLifeline: (866) 488-7386 or Text (202) 304-1200
24-hour National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 or Text LOVEIS to 22522
24-hour Child Abuse Hotline: (800) 344-6000



Coronavirus scam protection

Be vigilant of scams that are attempting to steal your personal information and your money. Get more details from the San Diego District Attorney. 



Water service shutoff moratoriums

SDG&E payment and bill assistance


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