Beyond Emancipation

COVID-19 Resources

We are here. Youth can call 510-667-7696 (Monday to Fridays from 8:30am-4:30pm) to connect, get help with resources, or arrange to pick up emergency supplies. You may also email your coach.  

General:
Guidelines for keeping your family safe from the CDC
Latest News from the City of Oakland
Updates from Alameda County Public Health Department
Guide for Resources by County

Mental Health Support:
24/7 CA Youth Crisis Line
Mental Health & Coping During COVID-19
Mental Health support from NAMI Hotline

Food:
Free Grab and Go Meals for any child under 18 at Oakland Unified School District (OUSD)
Free Grab and Go Meals for any child under 18 at San Leandro Unified School District (SLUSD)
Free Food support with Alameda County Community Food Bank
Find free emergency food and services on AuntBertha.com
Find free food providers at WhyHunger

Internet and Computers:
Free laptop for remote learning from OneSimpleWish.org; info@onesimplewish.org
Free smartphones/hotspots with unlimited data from iFoster
Free internet and home telephone for student households from Sonic
Free internet for two months from Comcast
Free internet for student households from Spectrum
Low-cost home internet from AT&T
Free computers for Berkeley residents

College Students:
Student Relief Fund from Scholly
If your dorm or school housing has been closed contact Together We Rise
Free self-storage through U-Haul
Free access to Creative Cloud through Adobe
Work study payments and financial aid from the Department of Education

Parents:
Activities and Resources for OUSD Preschool Families
Home Learning Resources for OUSD K-12 Families
Home Learning Plans for SLUSD Families
List of free online learning resources
At-home Learning with KQED Plus
Free resources for PBS Kids

Employment Benefits
Mandatory Paid Sick Leave through City of Oakland
Sick or quarantined employees exposed to COVID-19 can file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim online.
If you’re caring for a sick or quarantined relative, you can file a Paid Family Leave claim online.
If you’ve lost hours or your job, you can file an Unemployment Insurance claim online.

Cell Phone Service
Carriers like Verizon and T-Mobile are offering help if you can’t pay your bill.
Contact your carrier’s customer service for more details.