Last updated: 6/2/2020 (will be updated frequently)
While our country faces a very uncertain time, we want you to know that we’re still here, still working, and still fully committed to supporting children experiencing homelessness.
For additional resources, please visit the California COVID-19 Response page and the Los Angeles County COVID-19 Children, Families, & Schools Resources Page.
If you are looking for digital learning resources for your child and they are currently a School on Wheels student please:
- Click here to enroll them in one of our digital learning programs and
- Check out this Google Doc for a full list of learning resources available during COVID-19 pandemic.
If you would like to connect your child to a School on Wheels remote tutor please click here or call us at 800-923-1100.
If you or someone you know is in an unsafe situation at home: call Human Options at 877-854-3594.
Los Angeles County Specific
- This is an extensive list of resources throughout Los Angeles, including food, education, housing, and health services.
- WIN (What I Need): A free mobile and web app designed to connect those experiencing homelessness to essential services
- Los Angeles Regional Food Bank Locator
Orange County Specific
- This is an extensive list of resources throughout Orange County, including food, education, housing, and health services.
- Orange County Food Help: find soup kitchens, food pantries, home-delivered meals, congregate meals, and after-school meals for yourself and your family.
Unfortunately, many of the free internet offers around COVID-19 currently only apply to residential addresses. We are actively advocating for internet access for ALL and will continue to update this page with new information as we have it.
- The Federal Communications Commission agreement stating that providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots.
- Comcast COVID-19 Response: offers free WiFi for 2 months to low income families plus all Xfinity hot-spots are free to the public during this time. Click here to find a hot-spot near you.
- Charter Response: free internet offer for 2 months
- AT&T COVID-19 Response: offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low income families.
- Verizon COVID-19 Response: no special offers, but following the FCC agreement.
- T-Mobile COVID-19 Response: follows FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.
- Altice/Suddenlink Response: offers 30 MB internet to any new subscriber free for 60 days, no late fees or terminations for existing customers.
Helping Kids Understand Coronavirus
- NAMI is maintaining a mental health helpline to support those who are struggling with anxiety, depression, and stress due to the Coronavirus outbreak, as well as sharing useful tips to cope during this time. Crisis Text Line is open 24/7; text “NAMI” (6264) to 741-741.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: visit their website or call 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).
- California Youth Crisis Line: 1-800-843-5200 (call or text)
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster Hotline: 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746.