Resources for Advocates

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Comida Para Cherryland

  • Eden’s just-in-time food pantry, Comida para Cherryland, operates on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, from 1:30–4:30 pm or until the food is gone. No necesita ID.

East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO)

  • Housing policies are changing quickly to respond to the needed tenant protections and funding sources to keep people housed and provide housing resources for people currently living outside or in jails. Visit EBHO’s COVID-19 Housing Policy page for up-to-date information (scroll down the page to see Alameda County).

Family Values Work and National Employment Law Project

  • Flow chart about benefits available to workers during COVID-19 and under which circumstances.

Home-Based Child Care Emergency Fund

Oakland Starting Smart & Strong (OSSS)

South Hayward Parish Emergency Food Pantry

  • The food pantry provides emergency food for individuals and families. Short-term food supplies available for individuals/families in need of assistance. Call the Food Distribution Coordinator at (510) 785-FOOD(3663) for assistance.

Tipping Point

  • COVID-19 Emergency Response Fundraiser. Tipping Point is raising $30 million as quickly as possible to stabilize the non-profits working tirelessly to support low-income individuals and families hit hardest by this crisis.

City of Hayward

  • COVID-19 Phone Hotline: (510) 583-4949

California Employee Development Department (EDD)

US Citizenship and Immigration Services

  • US Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced the agency will NOT consider “testing, treatment, nor preventative care (including vaccines, if a vaccine becomes available) related to COVID-19” in a public charge determination “even if such treatment is provided or paid for by one or more public benefits.”

Office of Governor Gavin Newsom

The East Bay Community Foundation

California Department of Education (CDE)

US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Alameda County Social Services Agency (SSA)

  • Find updates from SSA related to CalFresh, CalWORKs, Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA), Medi-Cal, and/or General Assistance (GA)
  • The Social Services Agency in partnership with the Alameda County Emergency Operations Center, Alameda County Community Food Bank, and other community partners have worked together to assemble and organize countywide data on food distribution and emergency resources to connect residents with vital services. See the Emergency Food & Resource Map.

Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD)

California State/California Department of Public Health