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Social Services Resources

If your employment is impacted or you are struggling to complete school work while caring for young children who are at home, these resources may help.

Financial

Los Rios Emergency Grant

The Los Rios Student Emergency Fund provides immediate financial assistance (usually within 24 hours) to students involved in catastrophic or unexpected emergency situations.

Employment Development Department: State of California

This page describes provisions made for those affected by COVID-19, including claims they can file related to disability, loss of work, and caregiving responsibilities.

Get Financial Help - California State Government COVID-19 Response

A page linking to information about many forms of assistance from including rent/mortgage relief to food or housing assistance.

California Department of Social Services

This website lists a number of different programs that might of use to students.

Internet

Affordable Connectivity Program

A federally sponsored program that provides a discount of up to $30 per month on broadband internet, and up to a $100 discount on a mobile device or laptop.

Computer Appointments at Sacramento Public Libraries 

Sacramento Public Library now offers 1 hour computer appointments at select locations Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call Customer Service at (916) 264-2920 or (800) 209-4627 to schedule an appointment.

Wifi Hotspots from Sacramento Public Library

Sacramento Public Library has wifi hotspots available for six week loans to City of Sacramento residents.

Use Your Smartphone as a Mobile Hotspot 

Some smartphones and service providers offer the option to turn your phone into a mobile hotspot.

Wifi at Sacramento City Parks 

Some Sacramento city parks now offer free wifi during the park open hours of sunrise to sunset. Click link above for instructions on how to connect, and list of connected parks.

Comcast Internet Essentials

A low cost Comcast internet program for qualifying households or individuals. If you qualify for programs like like the National School Lunch Program, housing assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, Federal Pell Grant, you may qualify for this.

Electricity/Gas

SMUD Financial Assistance

SMUD has various financial assistance programs to help pay power bills.

PG&E Financial Assistance

PG&E has various financial assistance programs to help pay power or water bills.

Educational

We Are Teachers: Online Resources 

This website links to many online teaching and learning sites that have made their content available for free.

We Are Teachers: Educational Netflix Shows 

For those with Netflix, here is a list of educational shows to support children's at-home learning.

Amazing Educational Resources 

A list of resources related to learning and working online, many with updated information or access directly related to school and business closures.

Sacramento Public Library 

Your public library card gives you access to many entertainment-based digital resources including audiobooks, ebooks, and streaming media.

Food, Housing, and Shelter

CRC's HawkSpot

The Hawk Spot Food Pantry is currently open Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Sacramento Food Bank

A listing and interactive map of food banks and pantries in the Sacramento area.

California Food Pantries 

This site lists many different types of places to access food.

NextMove Homeless Services - Housing Services 

Housing programs that provide individuals with wrap-around services to assist them on their path to stable permanent housing and economic well-being.

NextMove - Francis House Center 

Francis House Center is the front door to Next Move’s programs, services, and housing solutions for individuals and families seeking help and support in ending their homelessness.

NextMove - Family Shelter 

An 85-bed Family Shelter campus provides emergency shelter with intensive supportive services to homeless families with dependent children, including single fathers and males over the age of 14.

Volunteers of America - Shelter Services 

This organization offers many services including emergency shelter, veteran services, and help finding affordable housing.

WIND Youth Services

Wind Youth Services provides homeless and at-risk youth between the ages of 12 and 24 with basic safety net and survival services and a safe place to stay.

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