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Child & Family Resources

Advocacy During COVID-19

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
Food Distribution Sites
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)
    • MediCal/Medicaid
    • 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. 
TAY Resources
  • 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 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.