Updates and Resources
Information on COVID-19
2-1-1: website; phone: dial 2-1-1.
This is a local 24-hour helpline that connects you to health, human, and other social services like supplemental food programs, utilities assistance, and other community-specific resources. Calls to this line are free, confidential, and accessible in several languages.
Disaster Distress Line: 1 (800) 985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
This is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories.
Teen Line: (310) 855-HOPE or (800) TLC-TEEN from 6pm-10pm PST or text "TEEN" to 839863 between 6pm-9pm PST
This helpline is a teen-to-teen hotline to connect with other teens and connect to community outreach services.
The Peer-Run Warm Line: (855) 845-7415
This is a non-emergency resource for anyone in California seeking emotional support. We provide assistance via phone and webchat on a nondiscriminatory basis to anyone in need.
U.S. Small Business Administration: website
US SBA provides relief, loan, and preparedness resources for business owners during COVID-19. Programs include Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance, SBA Debt Relief, and SBA Express Bridge Loans.
Housing Is Key: website
Housing is Key provides resources to help Californians stay in their homes or understand housing options during COVID-19 and beyond.
Onward CA: website
OnwardCA is a one-stop resource for Californians impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CalWin is a state benefit program where you can apply for CalFresh (food assistance), Medi-Cal (health insurance), CalWORKs (job assistance), and general relief. Apply online and your county’s social services office will contact you.
California Association of Food Banks: website; phone: (510) 272-4435
California Association of Food Banks (CAFB) is a membership organization of 41 food banks from throughout the state. To find your local food bank, click here. If you are in immediate need of food assistance, please call 2-1-1.
State of California Employment Development Department (EDD): website; phone: (800) 480-3287 for Disability Insurance; (877) 238-4373 for Paid Family Leave, from Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.
The EDD provides a variety of support services to people who have lost their jobs or have had their hours reduced due to the impacts of COVID-19 in California.
State of Oregon, Housing & Homelessness: website
This page provides key information and resources for tenants/renters as well as individuals experiencing homelessness.
Need Food Program: website
There are new and expanded resources available to help meet your food and nutrition needs. If you need food right now, find your local food bank, click here.
Oregon Department of Human Services: website
For benefits and assistance available to Oregon residents such as food assistance, cash assistance, and medical coverage, apply online or call your local office for help. To find your local office, click here.
State of Oregon Employment Department: website
Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits are available to workers who have had hours reduced, been furloughed, or laid off. Oregon law guarantees employees access to sick leave (which can be used to care for sick family or child care during closures).
Oregon Lifeline: website; phone: (800) 848-4442 or (503) 373-7171, TTY (800) 648-3458 or 503-378-6962,
Videophone (971) 239-5845 from 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday
This program is a federal and state government program that provides a monthly discount on phone or broadband service for qualifying low-income Oregon households.
Oregon Health Authority, COVID-19 Vaccinations: website
All Oregonians age 16 and older are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines starting April 19th.
Resources for Families & Children
SplashLearn is an online K-5 Math Learning Program.
Khan Academy: website
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.
Brightly provides parents, educators, and caregivers with the tools they need to keep kids connected to books through every age & stage of life.
Crayola offers free coloring pages and online art activities.
National PTA: website
The National PTA engages and empowers families and communities to advocate for all children. They have posted their own list of resources and webinars to help parents and families during COVID-19.