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Goodwill Industries of San Joaquin Valley, Inc.

Available Resources for Goodwill SJV Team Members

As we all take measures to ensure the health and safety of our families, Goodwill San Joaquin Valley offers support to its team members through gathering of this list of resources that may be of help to you. As the status changes, this list of resources will be updated.

Agency Communications

  • Phone:  CEO Denise Ost has established an Employee Hot Line on which she provides up-to-date information for our team members as changes occur.  You may also leave a message if you have questions and would like a call back: 213-769-0185.
  • Email:   Important communications and timeline reminders are coming to you through our PayCom system to the email you have on file.  Please log in to to update your contact information (under the Information tab). Debbye in Payroll can help you log in (call 209-466-2311 x 1050), but any changes to an employee’s record must be made directly by the employee in the system.


  • A message from PG&E announcing “No Disconnection”

“We understand that many of our customers are facing severe economic challenges because of this crisis, as businesses and schools close. In consideration of this, PG&E will not disconnect any customer’s power for nonpayment during this health crisis. We want customers to have confidence in this time that they can turn on the lights, keep the heat on and cook on their stoves.”  March 24, 2020

  • United Way offers assistance with bills, rent, and food through their COVID-19 community economic relief fund. Call 866-211-9966 and provide your home zip code and you will be provided with a list of local agencies to provide the assistance needed.


  • El Torito Restaurants (all cities) are offering free meals for children 12 and under until schools resume.
  • Public school districts are providing free drive-thru “grab and go” meals for children ages 0-18. (Children must be with you and visible in your vehicle.) Find details for your school district at this website:
  • Food Banks
    • Second Harvest Food Bank (serving San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties):

Visit or call 209-239-2091 for food distribution times and locations.

    • Merced County Food Bank:  Call 209-726-3663
    • Madera County Food Bank, 225 Pine Street, Madera: Call 559-674-1482
    • Fresno Community Food Bank, 3403 E. Central Ave, Fresno: Call 559-237-3663
    • Central CA Food Bank, 4010 E Amendola Drive, Fresno: Call 559-257-3663
    • Salvation Army, 1824 Fulton Street, Fresno: Call 559-233-0149
    • Bethlehem Center, 1638 N. Dinuba Blvd., Visalia: Call 559-734-1572
    • Foodlink, 7427 W. Sunnyview Ave, Visalia: Call 559-651-3663


  • Crisis Text Line: Are you feeling anxious or fearful? You’re not alone! Text HOME to 741741 to be connected to a Crisis Counselor who is waiting to help. This is a 24/7 texting resource.
  • 2-1-1 Services: Call 2-1-1 for free, confidential referrals to local non-emergency services you may need in the areas of crisis help, housing, healthcare, counseling, substance abuse, education, food, financial help, employment training, children and senior services, marriage/relationships, transportation and legal services.


Please check city and county websites for additional updated information regarding the COVID-19 and additional services your community may be providing during this challenging time.  Here are a few:

Here you will find state guidance, FAQs, downloadable graphics and PSAs.

  • EDD – Unemployment Insurance Claims

The fastest way is to file online:

Self-Service Phone Line (available 24/7):

            English:  866-333-4606

            Spanish:  866-333-4606

Call a UI Representative:  800-300-5616

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION Resources are available HERE. Para español, haga clic AQUI.