During these challenging times, there are additional resources available to children and families in the face of Covid-19. Food insecurity, technology, and physical activity are some of the areas many of the families we serve need additional support.
Returning to School
- PVUSD Return to In Person Instruction Board Presentation (2/24/21): This was presented at the Board of Education meeting by the Superintendent Dr. Michelle Rodriguez. On Page 28 it gives you an idea of when the dates that are being proposed to return students to school, starting with the lower grades.
- Letter from Superintendent Faris Sabbah on ReOpening of Schools and Schedule (3/03/2021)
- Family Education, How to Talk to Your Kids about the Upcoming School Year (12/9/2020)
- Reopening Childcare & Early Education Programs During COVID-19 (For children 0-6)
- I Can Wear a Mask! A Back to School COVID-19 Social Story Reading Youtube Video (7:14)
- Why are People Wearing Masks at School? Youtube Video (1:12)
Food Distribution Sites
- Google Map of Distribution Sites
- Free Breakfasts and Lunches Pick Up Locations and Times
- Food Bank Distribution Sites
- Food Hotline: (831) 662-0991
- Salvation Army, Food & Diapers: (831) 426-8365
Internet and Technology
- Connect To Broadband Internet For As Low As $10-$20/Month! Internet is essential for school, health information and appointments, to find employment, and gathering day-to-day information. Do you need internet but can't afford it? Text INTERNET to 211-211 to learn more about low-cost internet services and how to apply. Eligibility is also determined at the household level. So, if anyone in your household is enrolled in one of the Federal Government's assistance programs, you too are eligible for low cost internet. Requirements: There are two ways to qualify for low-cost internet. Your household income must be at or below the 135% of the Federal Poverty Level, or someone in your household must be enrolled in a government assistance program like:
- California Temporary Assistance Program for Needy Families (TANF)
- Public Housing Programs
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- T-Mobile’s Project 10 million provides youth with free internet for education. If you have children that or your CASA volunteers who would like to apply, please notify your Advocate Supervisor.
If you are, or know a foster youth that is staying in a college dorm that is going to be closed due to the coronavirus, please email email@example.com and we can help find housing during this transition.
Cabrillo College Letter to students with an extensive resource list: Virtual tutoring, Free internet, counseling, $500 Grants, and more!
iFoster may be able to help you with smartphones/hotspots with unlimited data to stream your classes, and tablets, chromebooks, and laptops.
College Students: U-Haul Offers 30 Days Free Self-Storage amid Coronavirus Outbreak
After Hours Social Worker Contact
- Call: (831) 454-2273 and notify them you are trying to reach your child/family's social worker after hours for your call to be routed to an on-call social worker.