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Mental Health Resources in Alameda County
Childcare Options for Essential Workers
If you are in need to childcare and are an Essential Worker, please click on this link from the 4-C's to learn more about options:
Castro Valley Library Now Offering No Contact Pickup Services
AC Library is now offering no contact pickup of library materials by appointment at the following libraries: Albany Library (510-526-3720), Castro Valley (510-667-7900), Centerville (510-795-2629), Dublin Library (925-803-7252), Fremont Main (510-745-1459), Newark (510-284-0675), San Lorenzo (510-284-0640), and Union City (510-745-1464). Visit the locations page for each library's appointment-based pickup service hours.
Collaboration with Apple and T-Mobile
Superintendent Tony Thurmond announced that the California Department of Education is collaborating with Apple and T-Mobile to connect up to 1 million students in need as most schools across California will begin the coming school year in distance learning. School districts will be able to obtain discounted, internet-enabled devices to provide to families free of charge when distance learning resumes. This amazing partnership will help further close the digital divide!
Federal Families First Coronavirus Response ACT (FFCRA)
You may be eligible to receive paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave under the FFCRA if you are a parent or guardian who has to miss work to care for your child due to school closures related to COVID-19.
Use the Department of Labor's online tool here to see if you may qualify for the FFCRA benefits.
Unemployment Insurance (UI) & Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)
If your employer is not covered by the FFCRA, Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits may be available if your child's school is shut down or only offers distance learning and there are no other options for childcare available.
To see if you qualify for UI or PUA benefits, please visit EDD's application portal here UI Online.
As California families and students prepare for distance learning, AT&T is expanding their Access Program, which offers an affordable way to stay connected with internet service for $10/month and has expanded eligibility requirements.
To find out if you qualify you can learn more here: or call 1-855-220-5211.
As part of their COVID-19 response, Comcast is offering 60 days of free internet service to new, eligible
Internet Essentials customers.
To find out if you qualify you can learn more here: or call 1-855-846-8376. For Spanish please call 1-855-765-6995.
Distance Learning Information
For guidance and resources available for teachers and families in K-12 schools regarding high quality distance learning, please visit: