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Student Resources for COVID-19

Student Resources

Student Resources During COVID-19 - Social Distancing for Spring 2020 (Google Document)

Financial

  • Student Relief Fund:
  • The Student Relief Fund supports students affected by COVID-19-related campus closures. Students who submit a note may gain access to financial assistance, resources, and other solutions.
     
  • Scholly - COVID-19 Student Relief Fund
  • Scholly is offering $200 in cash assistance to support students in need during the COVID-19 health crisis. Click the link to apply.
     
  • Lambda Theta Alpha COVID-19 Relief (CSULB Students)
  • Lambda Theta Alpha is providing stipends up to $250 for those needing immediate financial assistance due to COVID-19.
     
  • Emergency Grant Scholarship for Basic Needs (CSULB or LBCC Students)
  • Provides small emergency grants or grocery gift cards for CSULB students requiring immediate assistance

Food

  • AuntBertha.com
  • Visit auntbertha.com for food bank locations or food resources (along with other free or reduced cost services such as medical care, housing, financial, etc.)
     
  • WhyHunger Hotline (800-548-6479)
  • Refers people across U.S to food pantries, soup kitchens, and government nutrition programs
     
  • Basic Needs Program (CSULB Students)
  • In support of the CSU Basic Needs Initiative, CSULB’s Basic Needs Program connects students with food, housing, and financial resources and services
     
  • FoodStampsNow.com - List of Grocery Stores That Accept EBT Online for Delivery
  • This article details the online EBT programs of major grocery stores along with how to place an online order for delivery

Housing

  • U-Haul – 30 days of free storage
  • U-Haul is offering 30 days of free storage to college students facing unforeseen moves or schedule changes
     
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline (800-799-723)
  • For survivors of domestic abuse, staying home to prevent the spread of COVID-19 may further compromise survivors’ safety. The link above provides specific tips for survivors in regards to creating safety plans and reaching out for help

Healthcare

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – National Helpline (800-662-HELP)
  • Link above leads to tip sheet that provides information for taking care of behavioral health during times of social distancing, quarantine, and isolation
  • Disaster Distress Helpline (800-985-5990)
  • Provides immediate crisis counseling for people experiencing emotional distress relating to natural/human-caused disaster
     
  • Online AA Meetings
  • Includes links to various websites and apps for virtual AA meetings to respond to suspensions in in-person meetings
     
  • CDC – Taking Care of Your Emotional Health
  • CDC provides general guidelines for coping with stress, anxiety, and grief during emergencies like COVID-19

Information

  • 211 Hotline
  • During COVID-19 pandemic, dialing ‘211’ will connect you to a local responder who can give assistance related to food, housing, and childcare concerns
     
  • Charter Communications – Free Wi-Fi for 60 Days
  • Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days for households with K-12 and/or college students who do not currently have Spectrum broadband subscription
     
  • NAFA: Association of International Educators – COVID-19 Resources from Organizations Serving International Education
  • NAFSA provides links to various resources surrounding COVID-19 and its impact on international education
     
  • Employment Development Department (California) – Support services to individuals affected by COVID-19
  • EDD details how workers and caregivers can apply for disability, unemployment, or family leave during pandemic

Advocacy

  • Swipe Out Hunger & Rise – Student Basic Needs Petition
  • Add your name to the petition to support a bill to provide $1.2 million in emergency aid to college students affected by COVID-19-related campus closures
     
  • LA Consumer & Business Affairs: Awareness of Price Gouging
  • When the government declares an emergency, increasing the price of goods & services by 10%+ may be price gouging. The link above provides general guidelines for identifying and reporting instances of price gouging
     
  • California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance – Resources for Undocumented People
  • CIYJA compiled this crucial resource guide (in English and Spanish) for undocumented Californians during the COVID-19 pandemic. The guide provides information to help undocumented individuals access healthcare, food, and family resources
     
  • National Alliance to End Homelessness – Letter: Tell Congress to Include Emergency Funds for Homelessness in COVID-19 Response
  • Allows individuals to request that their Members of Congress provide funds to homelessness and housing programs during the pandemic
     
  • Rent Strike 2020 (California) – Governor Gavin Newsom: Suspend Rent, Mortgage, Utility Payments
  • Links to a Google Doc petition by Rent Strike 2020 to temporarily suspend rent, mortgage, and utility payments during COVID-19 crisis to protect workers who must skip work for the sake of the health of their community
     
  • US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions - Info on COVID-19 Bill (Senator Murray)
  • NASFAA Fact Sheet - Supporting Students in Response to Coronavirus Act
  • This bill would provide more than $3 billion to address education-related issues during COVID-19 pandemic