Relief and Resources

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1).

Lutheran Disaster Response brings God’s hope, healing and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by disasters in the United States and around the world. When the dust settles and the headlines change, we stay to provide ongoing assistance to those in need. Learn more.

ELCA Disaster Relief Fund for CA Wildfires See here under Special Offerings

ELCA Disaster Relief for those affected by Hurricane Laura See here

ELCA Disaster Relief for Severe Storms in the Midwest See here

ELCA and Lutheran World Relief partner to fight COVID-19 around the world  See here

How to help:

Find disaster volunteer opportunities in the U.S.

Like Lutheran Disaster Response on Facebook and follow @ELCALDR on Twitter.

Sign up to receive Lutheran Disaster Response alerts.

Make an online donation
Online giving is simple and secure.

Mail your donation
Make checks payable to Lutheran Disaster Response (if designated to a specific disaster, please indicate in the memo line).

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
ELCA Gift Processing Center
P.O. Box 1809
Merrifield, VA 22116-8009

Give by phone 
Call 800-638-3522 to make a donation with a credit card. Operators are ready to assist you Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Central Time.

Give through your congregation 

Make checks payable to CLC indicating Lutheran Disaster Response (if designated to a specific disaster, please indicate in the memo line) and place your gift in the offering plate or enter your gift through CLC online giving below.


If you are in need of assistance and pastoral support, please contact us at (949) 858-0307 to learn how our CLC Good Samaritan Fund is available to help with emergency short-term financial needs.

ELCA and Lutheran World Relief partner to fight COVID-19 around the world

See here:


If you are an individual or family in need of assistance or support, please visit, text your zip code to 898-211, or call 2-1-1 to be connected with local health and human services resources.

Orange County COVID-19 Hotline
• Call 833-426-6411
• Text OCCOVID19 to 888-777
• Visit

Government COVID-19 Websites
• U.S. Government
• State of California
• County of Orange

Public Health Information
• California Department of Public Health
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mortgage and Rental Assistance

  Emergency Rental Assistance in Orange County (click here)

Protections for renters

If you are a tenant living in federally subsidized housing or are renting from an owner who has a federally or GSE-backed mortgage, the CARES Act provides for a suspension or moratorium on evictions.

Learn what this means for you and what you should do.

Mortgage relief options

If you can’t make your mortgage payments because of the coronavirus, start by understanding your options and reaching out for help.

Learn about mortgage and housing assistance options

Protect your finances

The CFPB is committed to providing consumers with up-to-date information and resources to protect and manage their finances.

Access our resources

Student loans

Federally-held student loan payments are postponed and interest has been waived.

Learn what that means for your loans

Protect your credit

Your credit reports and scores play an important role in your future financial opportunities.

Learn how to manage and protect your credit

Dimensions of Wholeness and Well-being: Mind, Body Spirit 

Live Well via Small Steps

NIH – Health and Wellness Resources

Resources for Family members and Caregivers 

Resources for Teens and Young Adults

Mental Health Resource Guide 

Some ways we can seek wholeness and well-being:

  • Hold on to the promises of scripture that nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:39) and God is with us (Psalm 23)
  • Learn more about our mental health status by using a free online mental health screening
  • Show God’s love and compassion for people seeking wholeness. Listen with empathy. Resist judgement.
  • Educate yourself about mental health. Get certified in Mental Health First Aid, which is now a virtual training.
  • Help destigmatize by being mindful of the language we use and how we talk about mental health. Help to normalize the full spectrum of mental health experiences by acknowledging that for many of us our mental health can be fluid, changing day to day, or even hour by hour. It’s okay to not be okay.
  • Advocate for mental health services in your local community. Ask your elected officials to provide funding to mental health services and to provide mental health professionals in the public schools.
  • Speak up and break the silence about mental health. Connect to mental health resources in your community. Create spaces for support so that no one experiences extreme forms of loneliness resulting from stigma and shame. Invest in your own mental well-being by being proactive to care for your whole self: mind, body, and spirit. Know that you are not alone and that you are loved.
  • Community Lutheran is seeking to create a healing circle/spiritual support group where it is safe to share our stories without fear, shame, or judgement. Email us at if you would like to be a part of a group where you have the opportunity to confidentially check-in, share how you are doing, and get prayer support.
  • Community Lutheran also offers a care ministry called “Stephen Ministry.” Stephen Ministers are trained to help provide Christian caregiving to members of our congregation and community. These skilled caregivers are equipped to bring Christ’s healing love to people who are grieving or experiencing any number of life’s losses and setbacks. For more information go to our Stephen Ministry page here

If you are in crisis, call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The service is available to anyone. All calls are confidential.  

OC Warmline website

The OC Warmline is available 24/7

The OC WarmLine is a free and confidential telephone service providing
emotional support and resources to Orange County residents.

Call or text: (714) 991-6412
Toll Free: 

Online Support Groups

Resources: Browse by Topics


Mental Health Resources

Al-Anon Family Groups


Support groups for relatives & friends of those with substance use problems


Alcoholics Anonymous Orange County

714-556-4555 (24 Hours)

949-582-2697 (South OC 24 Hours)

Support Groups


Alzheimer’s Association OC


800-272-3900 (24/7 Helpline)

Alzheimer’s caregiver support groups

American Chronic Pain Association


Information, resources & support groups

Anxiety & Depression Association of America

240-485-1030 (General Inquiries)

Information, Resources, Treatment Help, Support & Services

CHADD (Children & Adults with ADHD)


Information, resources & services for adults, parents, educators & professionals

Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)


Education, self-help and support groups for patients, clients & families

Human Options

877-854-3594 (24/7 Hotline)

Support, counseling, shelter, services & resources for domestic violence

Laura’s House

866-498-1511 (24/7 Hotline)

Support, counseling, shelter, services & resources for domestic violence

Local Hospitals & Clinics


Chapman University Frances Smith Center for Individual & Family Therapy


Counseling for individuals, couples & families

Hoag Support Groups


Support Groups

Pepperdine Community Counseling Clinic (Irvine)


Counseling for individuals, couples & families

Providence Mission Hospital Laguna Beach Inpatient/Outpatient Services

949-499-7501 (Main)

949-499-7500 (Intake Department)

Comprehensive inpatient & outpatient services

Providence Mission Hospital Mission Viejo Outpatient Services & Support Groups


Comprehensive outpatient services

Saddleback Memorial Support Groups


Support Groups


St. Joseph Hospital Inpatient Services & Support Groups


Comprehensive inpatient services

UCI Outpatient Services & Support Groups


Comprehensive outpatient program

UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital


310-825-9989 (Outpatient Services)

Comprehensive inpatient & outpatient services


Mental Health Association of Orange County


Resources & Information about mental health

NAMI Orange County


Support and Classes

NAMI Warmline

Call or Text 714-991-6412 for support (24/7 Warmline)

Free & confidential telephone service providing support & resources to OC residents

National Sleep Foundation

Comprehensive health information & resources

National Suicide Hotline

800-273-8255 (Lifeline)

Free, confidential support & crisis resources


SAMHSA National Hotline

800-662-4357 (Helpline)

Free, confidential treatment referral & information service for mental health and substance use

Southern California Council on Aging


Information, programs & services for older adults and their families

2-1-1 Orange County

Dial or Text 2-1-1

888-600-4357 (Toll Free)

949-646-4357 (Local)

Free 24-hour information & referral service for information about hotlines, food & shelter assistance, help with substance use, violence & other health issues


The contents of this site are for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing found on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.