Family Paths is offering a free, anonymous Parenting Stress Helpline that provides resources and support during this stressful time. Please do not hesitate to reach out to them at 1-800-829-3777 for support.
One Simple Wish: This organization is offering to help current and previous foster kids get free laptops to support their distance learning. They request an email be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dynamic Resource Guide: This guide includes everything from food pantries, free computer and internet services, financial assistance, healthcare options and other resources within your County.
510.families: There is lots of great information on this website about how to talk to kids about the virus and online free events for kids and families.
Twiniversity: This website has an extensive round up of free online educational programs.
Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Deal with the Coronavirus Disease 2019: This resource helps parents and caregivers think about how an infectious disease outbreak can affect the family and offers ways to cope.
Keep Oakland Housed is focusing on short-term assistance due to Covid-19
Lease holders: Call Catholic Charities on Mondays between 9-5 at 510-768-3100 or 510-860- 4985 (VM/Overflow) to get screened for eligibility and schedule a phone appointment for that week. Catholic Charities is also taking calls Tuesdays from 9-11 for non-Oakland residents to be screened for Season of Sharing funds.
If You Do Not Have a Lease and are At-Risk of Becoming Homeless: Call BACS at 510- 899-9289 (main), or 510-759-4877 (cell/text/overflow). If you do not have a phone and need help, go to 629 Oakland Avenue, Oakland (Bus 11 stops right outside). BACS Hours are Monday-Friday from 9-5.
BACS Spanish-speaking housing coordinator Grace Larra 510-759-4868
Centro Legal de la Raza has been a huge resource for COVID-19 legal questions.
Relief Fund for Undocumented Families
East Oakland DREAMer emergency fund: Up to $250. Applicants must be migrant youth 15-30 years old or migrant guardian of youth aged 0-20.
Oakland REACH is offering financial assistance to families in need with kids enrolled in OUSD. Apply online.
Scholly is providing $200 in cash assistance to students, parents of students and graduates to buy groceries, health supplies, and other necessities.
Childcare Referrals for Essential Workers
Other Resources for Immigrants
Resources for Kids / Recursos para Niños
Read Conmigo: Read Conmigo es in programa gratuito de lectura bilingüe que alienta a los padres a leerles a sus hijos inglés y español. El programa proporciona libros infantiles y recursos de aprendizaje gratis para niños en edad preescolar hasta 5to grado. Read Conmigo is a free bilingual reading program that encourages parents to read English and Spanish to their children. The program provides free children’s books and learning resources for preschoolers through 5th grade.
Museos en línea / Parque zoológico en vivo
Monterey Bay Aquarium: Sumérgete en el Acuario de la Bahía de Monterey con cámaras en vivo en pingüinos, nutrias marinas, medusas y más. Plunge into the Monterey Bay Aquarium with live cams on penguins, sea otters, jellyfish, and more.
Exploratorium: Alimenta tu curiosidad a través de videos en el Exploratorium. Stoke your curiosity through videos at the Exploratorium.
Conservatory of Flowers: Oler digitalmente las flores en el Conservatorio de Flores. Digitally smell the flowers at Conservatory of Flowers.