While our branches and many public services are closed, there are still local agencies, organizations, and businesses that want to help during uncertain times. This guide will be updated continuously.
Know of a local business, group, or organization providing goods or services to the community? Please list them in the comments below!
For a more comprehense Bay Area -wide list, visit PLAN's Bay Area Resource List
From Your Library
- Your Library During COVID-19 Closures
We've put together quick access to frequently asked questions, digital services, information about COVID-19, and local resources.
- Learning From Home During School Closures
Learn something new every day! Check out this list of online resources to help newly-minted homeschoolers compiled by OPL Children's Librarians.
- FAQ for Teens
Designed to answer questions that teens in Oakland may have about COVID-19 and how to prevent its spread. If you have a question that we do not answer here, please reach out to email@example.com and a Teen Services staff person will answer you! (PDF, Interactive version)
- Resources for Those Who Can't Work From Home
Resources for people who cannot shelter in place for work, recently lost their work because of Covid-19, or are otherwise figuring out how to survive this time.
City, County, & CA State Resources
AC Transit is implementing rear-door boarding on buses with multiple doors. Ride for free until further notice.
- First 5 Alameda COVID-19 Resources
List of local, state, and federal resources for parents, caregivers, and young children.
- COVID-19 Information & Resources (Oakland)
- Guidance & Resources (Oakland)
- COVID-19 Business & Worker Resources (Oakland)
- Business Assistance Center (Oakland)
- 211 Alameda County
211 Alameda County COVID-19 Information & Resources
- Alameda County Office of Education COVID-19 Information & Resources
- OAK 311(Oakland)
- OUSD FAQs (Oakland)
- OUSD COVID-19 Information & Resources (Oakland)
- Alameda County Public Health Department - Community Resources
- Mental Health Resources (Alameda County)
- 24-Hour Crisis Line
- Street Level Health Project
- Narika.org - Domestic Violence Support
- Labor Occupational Health Program
- Covered California website
- Tech Exchange
- Access to Internet & Devices
- Xfinity Free WiFi Hotspots
- Covid Tips for Parents
- Family Paths
- California Parent and Youth Helpline - Call or Text: 1-855-427-2736 (English, Spanish, & other languages)
The California Department of Social Services with Parents Anonymous launched the California Parent and Youth Helpline to provide support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the COVID-19 pandemic. The helpline is available 7-days a week, from 8AM - 8PM.
- Afghan Coalition - (510) 745-1680
Services including mental health and domestic violence support to (refugee families, women, & youth)
- Family Education and Resource Center (FERC) - (888) 896-3372
Advocacy program that providers information, resources, education, and support to families/caregivers with mental health challenges
- California Surgeon General's Playbook: Stress Relief for Caregivers and Kids during COVID-19 Arabic/ Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)/ Korean/ Spanish/ Tagalog/ Vietnamese