Community + Health

Find information about PPE, relevant public health announcements for Alameda County, and information about best practices to maintain your health!

Castro Valley High School Wellness center resources: COMMITTED TO
PROVIDING SUPPORT DURING DISTANCE LEARNING

Resources for students and parents to help with stress, sleep, nutrition, fitness, and to connect with support groups.

Anyone can access

3Crosses

3 Crosses Church Food Pantry
The 3Crosses CrossStreets Drive-Thru Food Pantry is available every Saturday from 9am-12pm during Shelter In Place. We partner with the Alameda County Community Food Bank to provide groceries for lower-income families.
 
Distribution begins at 9:00am & continues while supplies last.
 
Volunteer to help pack & serve groceries to our community!

Anyone can access

Crisis Support Service
Crisis Phone Line

If you or someone you know is struggling with difficult life circumstances or uncomfortable thoughts and emotions we are here to help. You do not need to be experiencing suicidal thoughts or feelings to call. Trained crisis intervention counselors are available to receive crisis calls and give supportive counseling 24 hours a day, every day. Translation is available in more than 140 languages. We also offer teletype (TDD) services for deaf and hearing-impaired individuals.

Meal Service by Pick-up
List of Local Food Resources by District (check notes under each for eligibility): Includes Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Mountain House, New Haven, Newark, Oakland, Pleasanton, San Leandro, and San Lorenzo Unified School Districts.

Families with children under 18

Parenting Stress Helpline
Our Parenting Stress Helpline provides free and confidential counseling, information to anyone in need of parenting support and access to nearly 900 community resources from our vast database. You have access to caring treatment specialists for one time anonymous calls or regular call backs to support you with your particular parenting or family concerns, refer you to Family Paths’ services, or provide other Alameda County resources.

Our Parenting Stress Helpline provides free and confidential counseling, information to anyone in need of parenting support and access to nearly 900 community resources from our vast database. You have access to caring treatment specialists for one time anonymous calls or regular call backs to support you with your particular parenting or family concerns, refer you to Family Paths’ services, or provide other Alameda County resources.

Basic Needs Help Line
For 41 years, Eden I&R has been successfully fulfilling its mission of “linking people and resources” by consistently and creatively responding to the community’s changing needs. The agency’s services are the result of collaborations that depend on the work of hundreds of community-based organizations. Because no other centralized source for health, housing, and human services information exists anywhere else in Alameda County, Eden I&R has become a critical resource for thousands of at-risk individuals, such as youth, non-English speakers, the economically disadvantaged, people living with HIV/AIDS, domestic violence survivors, the elderly, disabled, the homeless, and human service agencies seeking services or housing for their clients.

Call the help line at 2-1-1 or visit website for information on Housing and Human Services, Transportation Services, and Reentry Services

Tipping Point Community is rallying together to provide critical support for our neighbors who don’t have the resources to make ends meet, let alone weather this crisis. Tipping Point’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty for people in the Bay Area who don’t have the resources to meet their basic needs.
Find resources for housing, early childhood, education, employment, grants, and homelessness.

Anyone can access, including those who are undocumented.

Free ‘internet essentials’ for low-income customers for 60 days
It’s easy to get affordable high-speed Internet at home with Internet Essentials. New customers will receive two months of free service in response to the Coronavirus emergency.
You may qualify if you:
 
  • Are eligible for public assistance programs such as the National School Lunch Program, Housing Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, and others.
  • Live in an area where Comcast Internet Service is available.
  • Are not an existing Xfinity Internet customer and have not subscribed to Comcast Internet within the last 90 days.
  • Have no outstanding debt to Comcast that is less than one year old. Families with outstanding debt more than one year old may still be eligible.*
*Due to the Coronavirus emergency, households with outstanding debt owed to Comcast may be eligible for Internet Essentials. We are waiving this qualification if you are approved by 6/30/20. After 6/30/20, standard eligibility rules apply.
 
Signing up is easy and fast from your mobile device, sign up here.

Application/Information

TriValley Career Center: Offers online help looking for a job
We continue to be dedicated to helping our region’s job seekers and employers. Our workshops and Job Club will be done remotely at least through April 7th. Our free tax service is also suspended. We will contact those with previous appointments when we re-open the site.
Job Seekers

Collection of resources

A local food bank in Alameda. Find information on Food Distribution, Ending Child/Student Hunger, Advocacy, Health and Hunger.
Food Bank
Everyone

Food Bank

Compiled by an individual

A google drive with information in 90 languages about how to safetly isolate, tips on health, and some helpful posters and infographics that can be posted.
Health information
Everyone

Google Drive database

Compiled by Freedom Community Clinic Founder Bernadette Lim

A Bay Area-Specific resource list
Health information
Everyone

Google Drive database

CalFresh is for people with low-income who meet federal income eligibility rules and want to add to their budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table.
Food Stamps
Eligibility is based on income. There’s also resources available for immigrants.

Government Program

A primary care clinic. “treat patients regardless of immigration status or ability to pay. At Davis Street we provide multi-lingual and culturally appropriate care. You’ll have access to whole person, patient centered care. “
Medical care, Dental services, Optometry, services, Pediatric services, Women’s Health, Behavioral Health services, Case management, care coordination services
 
Food bank and emergency Food services, Clothing, Children’s development and care, Housing, employment, and transportation assistance, Nutrition classes
Everyone

Healthcare

Culturally appropriate, High quality, Accessible health care for all
Medical, dental, behavioral health, school based health centers
Everyone (Different services have different eligibility requirements.)

Healthcare

Updated California Shelter in Place information
Updated public health information on the stay at home orders, list of essential jobs, etc.
Everyone

Healthcare

Applying for affordable healthcare through Covered California
Our service center staff are now teleworking due to the coronavirus pandemic and are working hard to handle as many calls as possible. Thank you for your patience. If you’re a new consumer wanting to apply, you can get a call back within 20 minutes by using
For any eligibility questions, please contact Covered California

Healthcare

Legal Aid at Work: provides employment law in the Bay Area and has answers to Frequently Asked
Questions about employment during Covid 19:
Work and Covid-19
Resources available in English, Spanish, and Chinese

Informational

Immigrant Community Guidance
Immigration Status, navigating “public charge” non-profit assistance.
Public health is focused on ensuring all individuals, regardless of their immigration status, are protected from the outbreak and receive appropriate testing and treatment.

Informational

Bay Area Legal Aid for Housing, Domestic Violence (Restraining order Clinics), Consumer law, protective orders, immigration, public health resources for all who participate in Medi-Cal health coverage, CalFresh, CalWORKS, Cash Assistance for immigrants; and In-home supportive services.
Legal Aid
Everyone

Legal Resources

Hayward Area Resource Grid

A PDF Grid of East Bay Resources with everything from church addresses, medical, dental services, wellness & drop-in centers, housing, shelters, transitional housing, sober living, and legal services.
Health + Local Resources Guide
Everyone

Local Programs

Castro Valley Unified School District

A list of resources for families looking for crisis support or information. Compiled by the Castro Valley Unified School District. Look here for resources for parents.
Housing Info/ Shelters/Transitional Housing & Sober Living
Everyone

Resources for students and parents

A search tool for local food banks
Food Bank
Everyone

Search tool for food banks

Unemployment Benefits
File an Unemployment Claim
Eligibility varies: File even if you’re not sure you qualify (documented workers only). If your hours were cut, but you still have a job, you may qualify. Gig workers and self-employed workers can qualify. Please note that the new qualification options are not yet showing up on the state website.
 
If you are a gig worker or unemployed, wait until you see those when you log in. Filing online is best if possible.

Comida Para Cherryland

Free food pick-up in Hayward at Eden Church
Food Bank
Everyone is eligible.
 
Eden Church is still distributing food every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month starting at 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm, or until food is gone.
 
Our staff is in compliance with the guidance from the Public Health and CDC. Meaning we ask that all of our volunteers wash their hands with warm water and soap, and that they wear a mask and gloves, which is provided by us.
 
If you need emergency food on our non-comida days, please call the Office Manager at (510) 582-9533, to schedule an appointment to pick-up a food bag from Monday – Friday between 9-4pm.