Resources for Seniors & At-Risk Individuals

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COVID-19 is a new disease impacting the world, our nation, and local community. The virus is also impacting different people in different ways, particularly older adults and individuals of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions, and might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. The City wants to assist its community and has assembled the following National, State and Local resources to assist its seniors and higher risk community members during this crisis.

To assist our seniors and at-risk individuals, we assembled a flyer with resources including food banks, utility assistance, COVID-19 hotlines, free mental health counseling and more.

We compiled a list of local testing and vaccine providers as a helpful resource for our community.  Testing and vaccination sites included in this list are hosted by San Bernardino County, State of California, medical facilities, and other retailers.  Most sites require an appointment.

Being able to afford healthy food may be a challenge for many older adults, but the spread of COVID-19 has made matters worse. A list of local food providers and their modified Senior store hours can be found here.

If you are facing financial hardship, or are unable to leave your home and need assistance obtaining meals, or essential toiletry items, download our list here to contact someone near you.

The City of Victorville awarded federal funding to the following charities that offer rental and utility assistance to our residents:

Senior Information and Assistance, a division of the County of San Bernardino’s Department of Aging and Adult Services, has resources available to seniors experiencing problems such as paying for utilities, or obtaining food. The Victorville office can be reached at (760) 243-8400.

Adult Protective Services is available to assist any elderly or dependent person suffering from abuse. Call (877) 565-2020 if you or someone you know is being physically abused.

San Bernardino County Department of Aging & Adult Services has established a Senior Hotline during the COVID-19 crisis. For general information, elderly persons may call (800) 510-2020, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Agewise Program, administered by the San Bernardino County Behavioral Health Department, provides in-home behavioral health and case management services to mentally ill older adults, age 60 and over. Call the Hesperia, CA., Office at (760) 956-2434 if you, or someone you know, is experiencing mental illness.

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