SFADC COVID-19 Resources






Most tenant rights organizations and legal service providers have switched to phone counseling or appointment-only meetings due to the Stay-in-place order.  You can find a list of how to get in touch with them all here.


There are many excellent resource guides available right now.  The list below draws from many of them but doesn’t include everything they have.  Some you might like to explore are: the Bay Area COVID-19 Mass Resource List from the Freedom Community Clinic, FILIPINO BAY AREA COVID-19 Resources produced by our member group SOMCAN, the 1 Degree resource Guide, the Tenants Together statewide Resource Guide, and the Guide for Immigrant Californians produced by the state of California.


QUICK LINKS

FOOD

FUNDS

FAMILIES

SENIORS and PEOPLE with DISABILITIES

RESOURCES FOR THE UNHOUSED

LGBTQI+

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

HEALTHCARE

WORKERS

HOTLINES

MUTUAL AID NETWORKS

RESOURCE GUIDES



FOOD

City of SF Food Access Initiative: A new call center will provide those who are COVID-19-positive or awaiting test results with food deliveries while they are in isolation or quarantine. Online resources and 311 will provide information to help San Franciscans who are otherwise food insecure find food available to them

Food Resources in the SF Bay Area: Locations and times of operations by country

Full Cart: Request an emergency bag of groceries to deliver to your home. Apply online

Glide Church: Daily Breakfast (7:30am Seniors, 8am general public), lunch (noon) and dinner (4pm M-F, bag at dinner on weekends); hygiene and triaging, and needles exchange services M-F

Martin de Porres House of Hospitality: One bagged meal per day, Sun-M at 9am and Tu-Sat at 12pm at 225 Potrero Avenue

Meals on Wheels: Meal delivery to seniors and those with critical health issues

North Beach Citizens: Food pantry on Nottingham Alley off of Kearny St., 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays; morning meals to go M, Tu, Th, F 9:30-10:30 a.m.

ONE Richmond (SF): Food bags for seniors and residents living in zip codes 94118 or 94121 can receive weekly groceries. M 4-5pm at George Peabody Elementary

Project Open Hand: Office open T-W-F 10am-4pm, meal delivery

Queer Meal Assistance Program: Meal assistance for the queer community

Salvation Army Kroc Center: To-go breakfast and lunch for ages 17 & under. Must have a child present to participate. 8:30-9:30am and 12:30-1:30pm. 240 Turk St

SF-Marin Food Bank: List of food pantries & service details

SFUSD: Free grab and go meals for families with children on Mon and Wed. No ID required or need to bring child.

St. Anthony's : Meals pickup (pre-packed M 10-11:45am seniors, 11:30-1:30pm all, hot meals M-F 9-10am, 12-1pm and 4-5pm, Sat-Sun 12-1pm) and hygiene kits and shoes curbside pickup, hand washing and sanitizing stations, and medical care by appointment 121 Golden Gate, SF

TEL HI Neighborhood Center: Senior lunches every weekday to pick up for anyone over the age of 60 or living with a disability (must be a San Francisco resident). Sign up with Project Open Hand to join the program (415) 447-2335

YMCA of San Francisco: 8 food pantries locations throughout San Francisco



FUNDS

PUBLIC BENEFITS

Office of Economic and Workforce Development:San Francisco’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development has information about federal, state, and local resources for workers and employers in a clearly laid out website.  For more questions. call the Worker Information Line at 415-701-4817 or Email workforce.connection@sfgov.org 7 days a week, 8am-6pm. Languages: 中文(简体) | English | TAGALOG | ESPAÑOL | РУССКИЙ | TIẾNG VIỆT

FAQ for COVID-19 Stimulus Checks: three-page fact sheet on how to get them by the Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County. In Spanish here.

Disability Insurance (DI Claim):For those unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19. You can collect the first week that you are out of work.

Paid Family Leave Claim:If you are unable to work because you are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19. Benefit amounts are approximately 60=70% of wages

Unemployment Insurance Claim: For those whose employer has reduced hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19. Provides partial wage replacement. Parents taking care of kids whose schools have closed may be eligible for benefits. (EDD) Calculator - Unemployment Insurance


WORKER RELIEF FUNDS

Another Round Another Rally: $500 relief grant to anyone in the hospitality industry, dishwasher, bartender, server, manager, host, cleaning staff or bar back. *Temporarily shut down interviews, but you can still submit an application online

Bartender Emergency Assistance Program: Eligibility: Bartender/service workers

Children of Restaurant Employees Fund: Financial assistance to food & beverage service employees with children, who have been medically diagnosed with COVID-19 or someone living in their home who have been diagnosed. Documentation is required

Coronavirus Care Fund: Cash assistance to domestic workers

One Fair Wage Emergency Fund: Cash assistance to restaurant, gig and hourly workers who lost their jobs. Languages: English, Spanish

Restaurant Workers Community Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund: Financial assistance to anyone working in restaurants, as well as nonprofits serving restaurant workers in crisis and zero-interest loans for restaurants

Safety Net Fund for Bay Area Artists: Financial assistance for artists living in certain zip codes


IMMIGRANT RELIEF FUNDS

Bay Area COVID-19 Relief Funds for Undocumented Communities: List of funds available to Bay Area residents

Betancourt Macias Family Scholarship Foundation Emergency Fund: Financial assistance for undocumented families

East Bay Dreamers Relief for Migrant Youth: Up to $500 for essential items with receipts Migrant youth 15-20 or adult guardian, must provide receipts. Eligibility: Migrant youth 15-20 or adult guardian, must provide receipts

Undocu-SF : Eligibility: Undocumented and live or work in San Francisco, or lost employment in SF due to COVID-19


HOUSING FUNDS

Eviction Defense Collaborative RADco: Assistance paying rent – not available for rent that can be delayed during moratorium

Season of Sharing Fund - SF County Dep of Homelessness & Supportive Housing: Financial assistance for housing. Documentations required to confirm eligibility and must call automated pre-screening line. By County covering the broader Bay Area.  Eligibility: Seniors 55+, people with disabilities, low-med income, foster youth, veterans, DV survivors, and others.


UTILITIES

Assistance Paying your utility bills: CA State site without information about how to get relief from major utility companies statewide.

Bay Area Legal Aid: Free counseling on debt relief. Call to schedule an appointment

Lifeline Cell Phone: Free cell phone services for low-income families

PG&E: Discounts on utilities for families and individuals who lost their jobs during COVID-19 crisis Income based

Sonic: 3-month free internet access and home telephone service Households with students or seniors 60+

Spectrum/Charter: 60-day free wifi access Households with K-12 or college students

Xfinity/Comcast: Free access to Xfinity hotspots; 60-day free wifi access. Income based


OTHER FUNDS

Root & Rebound Fund: Gift cards for up to $100 to formerly incarcerated and system-impacted Californians

Scholly Covid-19 Student Relief Fund: $200 cash assistance to cover expenses for students 15+ and their families.

Sex Worker ER Grant Fund: $50-$200 to current sex workers in the Bay Area

Trans Disaster Relief Fund: Financial assistance to members of the trans community


FAMILIES

HOTLINES

Safe & SoundFree 24-hour parental stress support line

Parentline: Free counseling service for parents of children from pregnancy to 3 years of age. Schedule a 1:1 session by calling or email

Caregiver Action Network: Staffed by caregiving experts, the Help Desk helps you find the right information you need to help you navigate your complex caregiving challenges. Caregiving experts are available 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM ET

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: Provides guidance and support to parents or caregivers regarding their child or loved one's substance use


CHILDCARE FOR ESSENTIAL WORKERS

SF Emergency Child & Youth Care Program: Emergency childcare for eligible workers, apply online Healthcare or essential public sector workers

YMCA of San Francisco: Emergency childcare program called Pop-Up Y Kids at various locations ages 0-12. To register, email popup2020@ymcasf.org


FOOD, DIAPERS, ETC.

Bayview Hunters Point YMCA: Free diapers for CalWORKs and CalFresh household. M-F 10am-5pm at 1601 Lane St. Call and leave a message with name, number and size needed and your call will be returned

Homeless Prenatal Program: Referrals and food bags, diapers and formula distributed F 10am-12pm at the garage door on 18th St) @ 2500 18th St, SF. If you need support, call and leave a message. Your call will be answered --Languages: English, Spanish

OMI Family Resource Center: Free diapers for families in Oceanview, Merced and Ingleside neighborhoods. Mondays 8:30-5pm, 156 Broad SF.

Salvation Army Kroc Center: To-go breakfast and lunch for ages 17 & under. Must have a child present to participate. 8:30-9:30am and 12:30-1:30pm. 240 Turk St : Languages: English, Chinese, Spanish, Arabic

SF Human Services Agency: Free diapers for children under 3. Bring EBT and ID for CalWORKs and CalFresh households at 170 Otis St (8am-5pm M-F), 1235 Mission (M-Th 9am-12pm, 1-4pm)

SFUSD: Free grab and go meals for families with children on Mon and Wed. No ID required

Scholly Covid-19 Student Relief Fund: $200 cash assistance to cover expenses for students 15+ and their families.



SENIORS and PEOPLE with DISABILITIES

FOOD PICKUP

30th Street Senior Center: Lunches to-go M-Sat 9:30am-1:30pm at 225 30th St.

ONE Richmond (SF): Food bags for seniors and residents living in zip codes 94118 or 94121 can receive weekly groceries. M 4-5pm at George Peabody Elementary

TEL HI Neighborhood Center: Senior lunches every weekday to pick up for anyone over the age of 60 or living with a disability (must be a San Francisco resident). Sign up with Project Open Hand to join the program (415) 447-2335 Must be SF resident, senior 60+ or with a disability


FOOD DELIVERY

Department of Disability and Aging Services: Call to receive information and referral for food, you may be eligible for emergency food delivery

Meals on Wheels: Meal delivery to seniors and those with critical health issues

Project Open Hand: Office open T-W-F 10am-4pm, meal delivery Seniors & persons with critical illnesses

Request Delivery for Essentials: Group of volunteers to help deliver essentials to the elderly and/or immunocompromised


HOTLINES & WARMLINES

AARP Caregiving support warmline: Do not need to be a member. M-F 7am-11pm

Covia Well Connected: Group calls with guided programming to have conversations over the phone or connect via computer or mobile device. Register by calling (877) 797-7299 or email coviaconnections@covia.org

Deaf Hotline: 24/7 support through video phone, email and chat for Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled survivors.

IOA Friendship Line: Crisis line for people age 60+ and adults living with disabilities


OTHER SUPPORT

Independent Living Resource Center SF: Services to the disability community, including housing counseling, an assistive tech library

Senior & Disability Action Network: Connects seniors and persons with disabilities with services such as meals, home care. Leave a message and a Peer Advocate will respond.

SF Department of Disability and Aging's COVID-19 Emergency Response Volunteer Program: Volunteers provide practical support to seniors and vulnerable adults, such as grocery shopping, delivery, etc.



RESOURCES FOR THE UNHOUSED

SF Pit Stops & Hand Washing Stations: Map of hand washing locations

Catholic Charities SF Bayview Access Point: Assessment and intake services for families and individuals for entry into shelter and housing program placement

Catholic Charities SF Mission Access Point: Assessment and intake services for families and individuals for entry into shelter and housing program placement

Compass Family Services: Diapers, toiletries and meals pickup Tu 9am-12pm, F 1-4pm) , triaging to shelter and resources. 37 Grove St.

Glide Church: Daily Breakfast (7:30am Seniors, 8am general public), lunch (noon) and dinner (4pm M-F, bag at dinner on weekends); hygiene and triaging, and needles exchange services M-F

Hamilton Families: Shelter in the Tenderloin provides shelter, three meals a day and social services to 60-70 families a night for up to 6 months

Huckleberry Youth Program Crisis Shelter: 24-hour crisis intervention and emergency shelter

St. Anthony's : Meals pickup (pre-packed M 10-11:45am seniors, 11:30-1:30pm all, hot meals M-F 9-10am, 12-1pm and 4-5pm, Sat-Sun 12-1pm) and hygiene kits and shoes curbside pickup, hand washing and sanitizing stations, and medical care by appointment 121 Golden Gate, SF



LGBTQI+

Queer Meal Assistance Program: Meal assistance for the queer community

SF Bay Area LGBTW+ Relief: Mutual aid for members of LBTGQ+ community

TGI Mutual Aid Network: Mutual aid for transgender, gender-variant and intersex elders and folx who can not do their own shopping

Trans Disaster Relief Fund: Financial assistance to members of the trans community

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

HOTLINES

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 24/7 hotline. Can also log onto thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522: More than 200 languages

StrongHearts Native Helpline: Support for anyone in Native communities experiencing DV or sexual violence, 7am-10pmCT

W.O.M.A.N. Inc: 24/7 hotline & counseling


LEGAL SUPPORT and COUNSELING

API Legal Outreach: Assistance to current clients and emergency cases only. Call and leave a message. Calls are monitored several times per day. Languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Japanese, Tagalog

Community United Against Violence: providing remote counseling available for LGBTQI+ survivors of violence, domestic violence, hate violence and police violence

Cooperative Restraining Order Clinic: Assistance filing restraining orders 24/7

SF Women Against Rape (SFWAR): 24-hr hotline, provides resources, support, and restraining order clinic for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Languages: English, Spanish


SHELTERS

La Casa de las Madres: Provides crisis support to DV victims of all ages through 24/7 crisis lines for adult & teens, emergency shelters, housing support and text line: Languages: English, Spanish

Asian Women's Shelter: Provides crisis support to DV and trafficking victims through 24/7 crisis lines, emergency shelters

Rosalie House: Emergency shelters



HEALTHCARE

TESTING

Free COVID19 testing for anyone with symptoms in San Francisco. Schedule it here.

National directory for COVID-19 Testing Sites


INSURANCE COVERAGE

Bay Area Legal Aid Health Consumer Center: Assistance to obtain and maintain healthcare services as well as resolving problems with their providers

Healthy SF: List of enrollment sites for Healthy SF, affordable health care services to eligible uninsured San Francisco residents, including undocumented immigrants.


MEDICINE DELIVERY

Request Delivery for Essentials: Group of volunteers to help deliver essentials to the elderly and/or immunocompromised

CVS and Walgreens: Free 1-2 day medication delivery; must sign up for text alerts or download app. Wallgreens: text JoinRx to 21525.



WORKERS

See funds section for more

PUBLIC BENEFITS

Unemployment Insurance: If you were laid off or had your work hours reduced due to COVID-19, you can file an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim with the California Employment Development Division (EDD). Note: EDD has temporarily suspended the requirement to certify eligibility for weeks ending March 14, 2020 to May 9, 2020 and has temporarily suspended the 7-day waiting period and the work search requirement. You can reach EDD weekdays from 8 AM until noon at 800-300-5616. EDD has also launched a new call center that is staffed 7 days a week, from 8 AM until 8 PM at 833-978-2511.

Office of Economic and Workforce Development: information about federal, state, and local resources for workers and employers in a clearly laid out website.  For more questions. call the Worker Information Line at 415-701-4817 or Email workforce.connection@sfgov.org 7 days a week, 8am-6pm. Languages: 中文(简体) | English | TAGALOG | ESPAÑOL | РУССКИЙ | TIẾNG VIỆT

Legal Aid at Work: FAQs: Frequently asked questions about Coronavirus and worker rights. The guide discusses how to file a claim for Unemployment Insurance benefits or disability, how to access paid sick leave, and what resources undocumented workers, independent contractors, and gig workers have access to. They discuss discrimination at work, reasonable accommodations for workers with a disability such as a compromised immune system, and much more. Languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese


LEGAL CONSULTATIONS

Asian Law Caucus: Legal consultations for low-wage workers on issues such as COVID-19, unpaid wages, overtime, UI benefits, wrongful termination, discrimination, and more. Call to schedule an appointment. Has know-your-rights videos and materials in different languages regarding issues workers are facing : Languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Tagalog, Vietnamese

La Raza Centro Legal: Legal consultations for low-wage workers and regarding immigration issues : Languages: English, Spanish

Women's Employment Rights Clinic: Legal consultations for low-wage workers



HOTLINES

See Domestic Violence and Senior resources for more hotlines.

California Peer-Run Warm Line: Provides emotional support 24/7

Crisis Text Line: Free 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text from anywhere in the US to communicate with a trained counselor

LGBT National Hotline: Provides support, information and local resources, M-F 1-9pm Pacific Standards Time, Sat 9am-2pm PST

Online AA Meetings: Online Alcoholics Anonymous meetings

SF Aids Foundation: Provides syringe exchange/pickup, harm reduction, counseling and sexual health services. Check website for hours and locations

SF Suicide Prevention Crisis Line: Crisis support 24/7

The Trevor Project: 24/7 confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth

Trans Lifeline's Peer Support Hotline: Peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers. Our operators are located all over the U.S. and Canada and are all trans-identified. This is the only crisis line with a policy against non-consensual active rescue.


MUTUAL AID NETWORKS

SF Community Support: Mutual Aid to support individuals who need help for grocery or prescription deliveries and other forms of support: Languages: English, Chinese, Spanish

Request Delivery for Essentials: Group of volunteers to help deliver essentials to the elderly and/or immunocompromised: Languages: English, Spanish

SF Mutual Aid: Mutual Aid to support individuals who need help for grocery or prescription deliveries and other forms of support

Mutual Aid for seniors and people with disabilities in the Bay Area: Mutual aid to support individuals with disabilities who have needs that aren't being met with their immediate support system in the East Bay: Languages: English, Spanish

TGI Mutual Aid Network: Mutual aid for transgender, gender-variant and intersex elders and folx who cannot do their own shopping

SF Bay Area LGBTW+ Relief: Mutual aid for members of LBTGQ+ community: Languages: English, Spanish

Give Directly: Canteen Support for Incarcerated People during COVID19: Facebook page to get money to people who are incarcerated to their prison accounts. Please post the person's full name, prison ID#, State and Address for facility if you have it.


RESOURCE GUIDES

Guide for Immigrant Californians: Produced by the state of California, the guide includes: Stay home order considerations, Ways to protect yourself and others, Immigration help, Public charge information for accessing public benefits, Testing and treatment, Information on jobs, wages, and benefits, Small business support, Housing, Food and bills, Community safety, and Protection against scams and bad information.: Languages: Spanish, Chinese traditional, Chinese simplified, Korean, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

Bay Area COVID-19 Mass Resource List: Bay Area Community Resources and Up-to-Date Health Information from the Freedom Community Clinic. : Languages: English and Spanish

Bay Area COVD-19 Resource List: Another wide-ranging roundup of resources

Bay Area Mutual Aid Wiki: Round up of food, financial, and mutual aid resources in the Bay Area.: Languages: English and Spanish

Chinese-Language COVID Resource List: Chinese for Affirmative Action’s guide in Chinese, focused on SF resources.: Language: Chinese

Health Information guides in many languages

FILIPINO BAY AREA COVID-19 Resources: Produced by SOMCAN, this is a very wide range of resources for people living in the Bay Area, from general information to food distribution sites, hand washing stations, emergency assistance, healthcare, and more.

1 Degree resource Guide

Tenants Together Resource Guide: For renters across California.




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