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AEA COVID-19 Community Resources


 

DIAPER DISTRIBUTION

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Diaper Distribution List
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Distribution of diapers to families with infants and toddlers in need
*Please call ahead to ensure that the service hours and locations are up to date and still operating.
Anyone
San Diego's 211 hotlineFor an updated list of diaper distribution you can call San Diego's 211 hotline or visit their website.Anyone

 

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

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Amazing Educational ResourcesResources shared by a community of educators trying to support during this timeAnyone
Digital Lessons for Remote LearningDirect access for K-12 parents and teachers to a library of 20+ digital courses at no costAnyone
Educational GamesK-6 Educational games for kidsAnyone
Educational GamesK-8th online educational games for kids of all ages (math, grammar, science, etc.)Anyone
Instructional Resources Find activities, resources, lessons, and digital resources to engage your child during this time.Anyone
Ivy League Online Courses450 Ivy League courses you can take online right now for freeTeachers, Parents
Learning Games for KidsEducational games that help build skills in math, language, science, social studies, and moreAnyone
Monterey Aquarium Live CamTen live cams to choose from, you can experience the wonder of the ocean no matter where you are.Anyone
NASA GamesNASA Science gamesAnyone
National Geographic GamesNational Geographic Games, Quizzes, and more!Anyone
PBS Kids GamesPBS Kids sets of games for childrenAnyone
San Diego ZooK-12 San Diego Zoo Global AcademyStudents
Scholastic GamesScholastic kids books and gamesAnyone
Spelling Games Online spelling and vocabulary games are fun for students of all agesAnyone
Spelling GamesTurtle Diary offers a variety of online spelling games designed to increase motivation and keep students committed to learningAnyone
Supply DistributionDistributing age-appropriate education supplies that will be theirs to use at home during this timeAll City Heights families with youth 2-18

 

EMPLOYMENT & FINANCIAL SUPPORT RESOURCES

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Department of Industrial RelationsFAQs on Laws Enforced by the California Labor Commissioner’s OfficeAnyone
Disaster LoanSmall business disaster loanSmall business owners
Employment Development DepartmentThe EDD provides a variety of support services to people who have lost their jobs, had their hours reduced, or had their businesses affected due to the impacts of COVID-19 in California.Anyone
Labor and WorkforceIn the face of the COVID-19, the Labor & Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) wants to keep workers, employers, co-workers, and families safe. What employees are entitled to may be confusing. We are trying to make it easier and spread awareness through this centralized source of info.Anyone
Remote Work ListingsResources for Remote Work - COVID 19 2020Anyone
Unemployment CalculatorThe Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefit calculator will provide you with an estimate of your weekly UI benefit amount, which can range from $40 to $450 per week. Anyone

 

FOOD SERVICES

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211 InformationList of food banks in your areaAnyone
CalFreshApply for California Food Stamps, also known as CalFresh, SNAP, Food Assistance.Anyone
Chula Vista Food Hotline
Dial (619) 476-5340 and you will get a one time food delivery from your Chula Vista Parks and Recreation staff. This is aDial (619) 476-5340 and you will get a one time food delivery from your Chula Vista Parks and Recreation staff. Anyone
Community Food ResourcesCommunity Food Resources in San Diego areaAnyone
EBTEBT is the system used in California for the delivery, redemption, and reconciliation of public assistance benefits, such as CalFresh or SNAP benefits, California Food Assistance Program benefits, and cash aid benefits.Anyone
Feeding San DiegoList of additional sites providing food distribution in the county.Anyone
Food assistance and DistributionSBCS offers healthy food distribution on a weekly basis throughout Chula Vista and connects families in other parts of the County with additional resourcesMust be at least 16 years old
Must be in need of food (no proof required)
Must be present during distribution
Healthy Dinner MealsHealthy Dinner meals M-F from 3:00-5:00 pm for all City Heights families with youth 2-18 are welcome. City Heights Families
Hearts and Hands Working TogetherEvery Second Tuesday, of each month, Hearts and Hands Working Together has a Monthly Food Distribution at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church located at 2020 Alaquinas Drive in San Ysidro, CA 92173San Ysidro Families
Meals on WheelsMeals on Wheels San Diego County offers the choice of one or two nutritious meals for seven days a week, including holidays. Deliveries are made by caring volunteers between 10:45 am and 1:30 pm. Sunday meals are delivered on Saturday60+ years of age
Caretakers of seniors 60+ years of age
Disabled veterans of any age
San Diego Food BankThe San Diego Food Bank’s Emergency Food Assistance Program distributes emergency food packages at 90 different locations across San Diego County every month. The majority of the food distributed at these sites includes nonperishable and shelf-stable food items.To qualify for this program, your household must meet federal income guidelines (listed in the document of distribution locations).
SDCOE Food Distribution PlacesFood service sites confirmed by the San Diego County Office of Education, where students will be provided meals during the school closures. This page is updated frequently with new information. Anyone
UPACBoxes include 2 – 4 days of food staples, fresh fruits and veggies, one hot “Cafe Meal” prepared in our kitchen, toilet paper, hand sanitizer and a game or activity for each family. Boxes also include information about the virus and the Census in multiple languages. Distributions are held each Friday at the NEC.Interested in signing up for a CARE Box? Please call our ACE Line at 619-500-1128 and follow the prompts. *We are currently at a 2 week+ waitlist. Please be patient as we are working hard to serve as many families as possibleUPAC clients and Southeast San Diego residents in need

 

TECHNOLOGY NEEDS- WI-FI, INTERNET ACCESS, UTILITY SERVICES

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Computers 2KIDSLow- cost computers for qualifying individualsAnyone
AT&T COVID-19 ServicesPolice, fire, EMS, public health, emergency management and military personnel receive 50% off monthly rate plan charges for 6 months Anyone
Low Cost Computers Low-cost computer program for San Diego County residents that meet at least one of the following requirements:Income Qualifications, have a documented disability, senior (62+), veteran, foster family, or nonprofit employee.San Diego County Residents
Low Cost Internet (Cox)Through Connect2Compete, Cox opens a world of opportunity for families by providing low-cost, home internet with wifi—for only $9.95* per month.Anyone
Spectrum InternetCOVID-19 Spectrum information for customersAnyone

 

SHOE DISTRIBUTION

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Hearts and Hands Working TogetherShoes are available to low income individuals and families, Monday – Friday, by appointment only. Call 619-662-7592. San Ysidro families

 

IMMIGRATION SERVICES

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Free Immigration ConsultationsImmigration Attorneys to help your family have a legal status in the United States. Green Card, Citizenship, Domestic Violence programs.Anyone
Immigrants RisingLive on Instagram every Monday from 3 to 4 p.m. and Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m., Immigrants Rising will provide an opportunity for undocumented high school or transfer students to ask questions on how to apply, attend, and pay for college. Students will receive answers to education-related questions and be reassured that they do not have to give up on their academic dreams. Encourage students to watch at @immigrantsrising on Instagram.Anyone
SDIRC Immigrant Relief FundImmigrant Relief Fund to provide grants of up to $500 to immigrants in San Diego County who have lost all or part of their income due to the coronavirus pandemic, along with other emergencies that may arise in the future.Anyone

 

HEALTH AND WELLNESS SERVICES

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AA Online meetingsAA Online meetings during COVID- 19Anyone
Centers for Disease Control and PreventionCenters for Disease Control and Prevention health information regarding COVID-19Anyone
Coping with coronavirus anxietyHarvard Health Medical School coping with coronavirus anxiety informationAnyone
COVID FAQS SD CountyFact sheets regarding COVID-19.Anyone
COVID-19 Health InformationHealth information regarding COVID-19. This includes resources and materials that can be shared with any audience.Anyone
Free Workouts from HomeFree online videos with workouts with minimal equipment you can do at homeAnyone
Handwashing StationsDirectory and information of handwashing stations in San DiegoAnyone
HeadspaceTo help support you through this time of crisis, Headspace is offering Weathering the Storm, which includes meditations, sleep, and movement exercises.Anyone
Home WorkoutsFree online videos with workouts you can do at homeAnyone
Mediation7 Meditation Tips to Help Combat Covid-19 AnxietyAnyone
My BenefitsMedical, food and cash assistance Anyone
Stress and Coping InformationStress and Coping information for everyone with resources to access when dealing with COVID-19 mental health issuesAnyone
Taking Care of Your Emotional HealthCDC tips on how to take care of your emotional needs during COVID-19Anyone
Workouts from HomeList of online free or discounted workouts to do at homeAnyone
World Health Organization-COVID 19Information on COVID-19, the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirusAnyone
World Health OrganizationMental health and psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 outbreakAnyone

 

MENTAL HEALTH

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Behavioral Health ServicesBehavioral Health Services for Youth in San Diego CountyAnyone
Disaster Distress HelplineSAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.Call the Disaster Distress Hotline: 1-800- 985-5590 or text TalkWithUs to 66746Anyone
Elizabeth Hospice Center for Grief SupportDuring the COVID-19 pandemic, Elizabeth Hospice Center is offering individual counseling sessions and support groups via telephone and Zoom conferencing. To schedule a session with a counselor or register for a support group, call 833.349.2054Anyone
Family Health Centers of San DiegoComprehensive mental health services, both short-term and long-term for students/families with Medi-Cal insurance only. Parents/guardians can contact agencies directly and services will be delivered virtually during the current closures.Medi-Cal insured individuals
Mental Health ResourcesCommunity Research Foundation services are delivered in a culturally-sensitive manner, utilizing a wraparound approach for children and a psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery approach for adults. Individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use problems are welcomed, and an integrated approach is utilized to address both the psychiatric and substance conditions. The strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences of clients and families/significant others are considered primary in carrying out this mission.Anyone
Therapeutic/Counseling Services
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SAY San Diego referrals are available to students/families (insured privately, medi-cal, or uninsured). Parents/Guardians can call the agency directly to set up services. This is a short-term therapeutic service. Anyone
The Trevor Project Trained counselors trained to support you 24/7. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call TrevorLifeline now at 1-866-488-7386.LGBTQ+
UPACUPAC programs and services focus on the Asian, Pacific Islander, Latino, East African and other ethnic residents of San Diego County. The multicultural staff, capable of over 30 different languages and dialects represent physicians, psychologists, social workers, nurses, marriage, family and child counselors, substance abuse and gambling addiction counselors, health promotion education, business and community development specialists. The agency serves low-income families and individuals in the County of San Diego.Services are focused on Asian and Pacific Islander populations across San Diego County and Latino populations in
Central and North Central San Diego
Local Mental Health Help LineIf you or someone you care about is experiencing a suicidal or mental health crisis, please call the Access and Crisis Line at (888) 724-7240. Trained and experienced counselors are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day to provide support, referrals, and crisis intervention. You can also call the Access and Crisis Line if you are concerned about someone, just need to talk, have questions about how to offer support, or if you are looking for information.Anyone
NASP English
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Helping children to cope with the lifestyle changes due to COVID-19.Anyone

 

RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS & FAMILIES EXPERIENCING HOUSING INSECURITY

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211 Basic Needs and ShelterCall 2-1-1 or visit 211SanDiego.org for help finding basic needs and shelterAnyone
Foster Care and Homeless ResourcesResources for San Diego County districts and schools working with students who are in foster care and/or experiencing homelessness. Foster Care/Homeless families
Homeless education services (SDCOE)The San Diego County Office of Education's Student Services and Programs Division, Student Support Services Department provides support and resources to the 42 school districts in the county, JCCS and county-wide charter schools to implement McKinney-Vento. Homeless families
San Diego HousingHousing ResourcesAnyone
San Diego Rescue MissionThis emergency shelter for women and children (under the age of 17) provides a secure place to sleep, as well as hot meals, clothing, hygiene products, and access to warm showers.Women and children (under the age of 17)
YWCAYWCA of San Diego County empowers women, men, and children to break the cycle of domestic violence and homelessness, and achieve self-sufficiency. 24-HOUR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE 619.234.3164Domestic Violence Survivors

 

PARENT SUPPORT

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Building Positive Conditions for Learning at Home: Strategies and Resources for Families and CaregiversPractices for parents to create a supportive environment for distance learningEducators, parents
Center for Restorative Programs: Tips for HomeTip sheet for practicing connection circles as a familyParents
Creativity at Home in the Time of Pandemic3 ways to enable children’s creativity while isolating at home.Teachers, parents
Greater Good In Education:
Supporting Learning and Well-Being During the Coronavirus Crisis
SEL practices for Educators and collection of SEL lessons for k-2, 3-5, middle and high school students that can be adapted for online learning.Teachers, Educators, parents
Help Your Family De-Stress During Coronavirus UncertaintyFrom Common Sense Media, activities and media to help families focus on well-being.Parents
Ideas for Practice & Play with Emotional IntelligenceWebinar that explains the different types of play and gives suggestions of how to engage with children during this time. Teachers & parents
My kid’s school is closed, so now what?Blog post with actions and resources for familiesParents
Playworks Play at HomeResources to support families to engage in play at home, including livestreams, videos, and activity ideas. Parents
Restorative Practice Parent BookletActivities and resources to guide parents in implementing restorative practices at home.Teachers, Parents
So Now What? Support SEL at Home (slides here)Strategies for parents to support SEL at home. Teachers, Parents
Supporting Social-Emotional-Behavioral Skills at Home (webinar)From the Orange County Department of Education, tips on how to use PBIS to support children's social and emotional growth and minimize behavioral disruptions in the home.Teachers, Parents
Take Care. That is the Curriculum.Blog post with resources and ideas to support educator, student, and family self-care.Teachers, Educators, Parents
Well-Being Tips for Children and FamiliesGuidance to help parents implement mindfulness practices with their children.Parents
SAY SD Parenting Classes

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SAY San Diego CAT program is offering their annual parenting classes (via zoom)Anyone

 

Resources Title (link embedded)Brief description
211 Basic Needs and ShelterCall 2-1-1 or visit 211SanDiego.org for help finding basic needs and shelter
Foster Care and Homeless ResourcesResources for San Diego County districts and schools working with students who are in foster care and/or experiencing homelessness.
Homeless education services (SDCOE)The San Diego County Office of Education's Student Services and Programs Division, Student Support Services Department provides support and resources to the 42 school districts in the county, JCCS and county-wide charter schools to implement McKinney-Vento.
San Diego HousingHousing Resources
San Diego Rescue MissionThis emergency shelter for women and children (under the age of 17) provides a secure place to sleep, as well as hot meals, clothing, hygiene products, and access to warm showers.
YWCAYWCA of San Diego County empowers women, men, and children to break the cycle of domestic violence and homelessness, and achieve self-sufficiency. 24-HOUR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE 619.234.3164