Other Health Resources
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Translated Guides Below: Last Updated 6/5/2020
Recent Updates: OUSD COVID-19 Information: https://www.ousd.org/Page/19049
Bay Area Shelter In Place Order→ Bay Area Shelter In Place Information
FAQ for Parents in English and Spanish (KidsHealth)
Coronavirus: Fact sheets in 24 languages (Ontario, Canada). Note: some resources are specific to Ontario but the information is helpful for minority language speakers.
Center for Disease Control Info
Center for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Getting Your Household Ready: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/home/get-your-household-ready-for-COVID-19.html#resources
NEW: Food Aid
Parents can apply for a Pandemic-EBT card, called P-EBT, if their children are eligible for free or reduced price school meals. Apply and get up to $365 per child to spend on groceries.
People already enrolled in CalFresh should automatically get their P-EBT card in the mail between May 11-May 22 without having to apply. https://ca.p-ebt.org/en/
Step 1: Go to the link for the application:
Step 2: Share some basic information:
Name of a parent or guardian
The address registered at the school with.
Step 3: Eligibility
The Department of Social Services will check eligibility and check to make sure your family can get P-EBT.
Step 4: Get a P-EBT card in the mail.
If approved, the family will get a P-EBT card with money on it for groceries within 12 days. The card will be loaded with grocery money and come with instructions on how to use it.
First day to apply: May 22, 2020
Last day to apply: June 30, 2020
Grab & Go Food
In OUSD Schools: For all students in OUSD and any Oakland children under 18.
During the closure, our Nutrition Services Department will open twelve schools throughout the city where “Grab and Go” breakfast and lunch meals will be available for our students. The sites listed below will be open at the following times and children will be able to pick up multiple days worth of food to take home.
Monday: 8:00-12:00 (3 breakfasts/3 lunches per student)
Thursday: 8:00-12:00 (2 breakfasts/2 lunches per student)
Food is available to all OUSD students, and any Oakland child 18 and under.
Please bring a grocery bag or cooler to bring food home for the week.
Northwest/West Oakland: Sankofa Elementary, West Oakland Middle School and Hoover Elementary
Central Oakland: Oakland High School and Garfield Elementary
East Oakland: Bret Harte Middle School, Life Academy/United for Success, Coliseum College Preparatory Academy, Madison Park Upper, Fremont High School, Castlemont High School and Elmhurst United Middle School
Student does not need to be present but family will need to provide student’s name, grade level, and school.
Find a Food Pantry Near You https://www.foodpantries.org/ci/ca-oakland
Local Wiki-Free Eats in Oakland (need to call to confirm current capacity)
Grab and Go Food Delivery Support:
Points of Light will be delivering groceries to families with youth & children who do not have any means of transportation between the hours of 8:00am - 12:00pm.
Please call the designated youth director in your district:
To find out what city district your school site or home address is in:
District 1: (850) 532 - 2376
District 2: (510) 798 - 9240
District 3: (909) 800 - 2245
District 4: (909) 800 - 2245
District 5: (650) 720 - 1171
District 6: (510) 384 - 9032 OR (626) 272 - 4477
District 7: (786) 474 - 5600 OR (415) 283 - 9173
CalFresh Food Stamp Program-
The Central Family Resource Center provides OUSD families health care insurance and CalFresh enrollment assistance, workshops for families, and capacity building resources for school sites. (510) 273-1516
OR: It is now easier to apply and receive benefits via GetCalFresh.org.
You do not have to interview in order to qualify (up until May), nor report your income (up until June).
The state is issuing additional emergency allotments (EA) on cards already active for March/April. If you meet CalFresh eligibility, the maximum benefit will be automatically loaded onto your EBT account. You will not have your benefit amount reduced due to income.
New applicants can fill out the online application that takes about 10 minutes. If someone needs assistance, the Berkeley Free Clinic has volunteers available to help Alameda County residents with the application process.
Food Resources For Senior Citizens
Compiled list of Bay Area early shopping hours for Senior Citizens
Unity Council Senior Center in the Fruitvale Village
Wednesdays they distribute food to seniors
Help for dislocated workers (those with cut hours, lost wages)
Childcare and employment training
Spanish translation available
Town Fridge: Refrigerators around Oakland with free donated food. https://www.instagram.com/townfridge/
Financial Support & Filing for Unemployment
Government Financial Assistance for those whose jobs were impacted by Shelter in Place order. (Caring for ill relatives, restaurant workers, etc.)
Stimulus Package Info:
A guide to helping families access the stimulus payment
How to File for Unemployment:
Video Instructions for Filing Unemployment (English)
Video Instructions for Filing Unemployment (Spanish)
Article - How to File for Unemployment in California During the Coronavirus Pandemic
For Emergency Shelter Call 211
Also: If you are in need of immediate emergency shelter and housing assistance, please contact: Eden Information & Referral at 510-537-2552 or the Bay Area Helpline at 1-800-273-6222.
Alameda County Season of Sharing: hotel vouchers/emergency housing (510) 272-3700
Catholic Charities of the East Bay
Bay Area Community Services: Housing Resource Center (Coordination of all Oakland housing resources)
Applying for Section 8 Housing: Oakland Housing Authority
Internet and Cell Phone Resources
Free OUSD Wifi Hotpots: Temporary free internet access if you park near the locations on the map.
Available Discount Internet Plans: Compilation of State-wide Phone and Internet Resources
Access from Sonic - Discount Internet Access + Home Phone
Three months free service - $40/month after three months
(up to 1GB speeds) CALL 888-766-4233
Lifeline Cell Phone Service--free to low income families
Assurance Wireless Contact Information ( also in-person booth near Eastmont Mall)
Legal Services of Northern California
LSNC.net (916) 551-2150
Updated, free legal help for issues related to housing, health, Calworks, CalFresh, Unemployment insurance, and General relief
Video about Eviction Protection: English and Spanish
Western Center on Law and Poverty- https://wclp.org/
Free Legal Advice for Youth: Bay Area Legal Aid Youth Justice Justice Project. Call (510) 250-5277 Mon-Thurs 9:30-1:00 Free confidential and legal advice for youth ages 14-25. Advice about housing/homelessness, foster care, guardianship and more.
Family Activity Ideas
Activities for Families: What to do During Social Distancing: https://www.510families.com/covid-19-social-distancing-with-kids-what-to-do-where-to-go/
Giant List of Indoor Activities for Kids:
Free Read-Aloud Stories for Children
Free or Low Cost Stress Reducing Apps for Kids
Free Girl-Powered Curriculum & Activities from Members of AFG
Career Girls - https://www.careergirls.org/
Blue Stars Admissions Consulting’s College Planning Workbook - http://bluestars.us/college-planning-workbook/
Girls Leadership - https://girlsleadership.org/resources/
New Moon Girls - https://newmoongirls.com/free-digital-new-moon-girls-magazine/ (free magazine issue)
Girlstart - https://girlstart.org/our-programs/for-educators/
IGNITE - https://www.ignitenational.org/empower_your_daughter
Free tutoring with library card. https://tutor.com/
Oakland Library Services: https://oaklandlibrary.org/online-services
Learning Lift Off: Resources for online education:
Open Culture: K-12 Educational Resources: http://www.openculture.com/free_k-12_educational_resources
Free Academic Resources During School Closures Free Learning Platforms during school closures
Trauma-Teaching and Learning Online: Practices During a World Health Crisis
Click here → FREE Capstone ebooks and PebbleGo.pdf
Capstone Interactive e-books: 3,877 high-interest books! Fiction and non-fiction at all levels. Read-aloud capability. Only 49 Spanish titles but they are popular choices like Sofia Martinez.
PebbleGo: Easy, fun database for K-3rd students. English & Spanish. Animals, Science, Biographies, Social Studies, Dinosaurs, Games.
PebbleGo Next: Database for 3rd-5th grade students. English only. Science, Social Studies, Biographies.
Please note this is just one resource to start with. Many online learning tools are offering free access during this time!