As we all adjust to our changing normal, Family Support Services is committed to providing you with information and resources to keep yourself, and your family safe.
Due to the recent spike in cases, counties throughout California are re-thinking their re-opening.
Alameda County has paused reopening and pulling back a request to the Board of Supervisors concerning business reopening.
San Francisco County is continuing to diligently track cases in their county, and stick to rigorous safety precautions.
The State of California is early in Phase 2 of re-opening. This includes retail (for curbside pickup), manufacturing, logistics, childcare facilities, offices where people can not telework, car washes, pet groomers, landscapers and outdoor museums. The counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Mateo, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Solano and Sanoma are all in Phase 2.
Alameda County released an update on their reopening plan that will allow more activities under its Health Officer Orders starting Friday, June 19th. The Orders will relax restrictions by reopening:
- Outdoor Museums
- Outdoor Restaurant Dining
- Religious Services
- Indoor/Outdoor Retail
- Outdoor Fitness Classes
San Francisco County is reopening in a phased and measured approach to help keep all residents safer and healthier.You can read more about what businesses are re-opening HERE. All allowed activities are subject to safety protocols and other measures.
Please continue to stay in as much as you can and keep your children in too.
Food Resources Update: May 11, 2020
Alameda County’s Online Tool Links Residents in Need with Food Distribution & other Essential Services
To meet the unprecedented need for assistance during the COVID-19 emergency, the Alameda County Social Services Agency (ACSSA) is deploying additional online resources to connect residents with food distribution sites and other essential services.
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 county-wide data on food distribution and emergency resource information to help cut through the confusion and connect residents with vital services that they need to meet their basic needs.
The information provided is meant to be as comprehensive as possible, which includes dates and time of operation, a description of services provided and location information (www.acgov.org/maps/food-services.htm). County residents are encouraged to visit the website early and often – resource information will be updated regularly as more information becomes available.
Locations for Food Pick-ups in Oakland and San Leandro:
Acts Full Gospel Church, 1034 66th Ave, Oakland, CA 94621, (510) 567-1300, Food pantry this Saturday, May 16, 2020 10-12pm
Shiloh Church, 3295 School Street, Oakland, CA 94602- Food pantry every Wednesday from 10am-12pm.
Allen Temple, 8501 International Blvd 94621 510-544-8910 Food pantry 10-12pm 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Tuesday
San Leandro locations-
Halcyon Baptist Church, 2860 Halcyon Dr. 3rd Wednesday at 10am-12pm. Pantry
Davis Street Family Resource Ctr, 3081 Teagarden St. M – F at 10am-5:30pm. Pantry
April Showers, 951 MacArthur Blvd, 1st/3rd/5th Sunday at 1pm-3:30pm. Meal to go and showers for those experiencing homelessness
San Francisco – Emergency Food Cards for Eligible Children
Check your mailbox: Some California children will receive up to $365 for emergency food during pandemic
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — If you have a child eligible for free or reduced price lunches at school, start checking your mailbox now for a one-time payment for emergency food. The payments range up to $365 per child.
The California Department of Social Services is sending out payments on debit cards that are expected to arrive at homes between May 12 and May 22.
The payment cards are labeled “P-EBT” which stands for Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer. The payments are in addition to any other aid your child may already be receiving.
Most families with children who have applied for CalFresh, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits will get their P-EBT card in the mail automatically according to a department spokesman. About 3.8 million California children are expected to receive this benefit.
Applications for CalFresh, the state’s version of food stamps, are skyrocketing. Preliminary figures for the first three weeks of April show more than 264,000 applications, compared to about 119,000 for the same period last year.
Families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals and who do not get CalFresh, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits can apply for Pandemic EBT benefits online starting on May 22 and must apply online by June 30, 2020. After that, no more applications will be accepted.
The cards can be used to buy food only and are accepted at most grocery stores and farmer’s markets.
To apply online starting May 22, 2020, go to this link: https://ca.p-ebt.org/
If you apply online and do not receive your P-EBT card, call California’s EBT customer service center at (877) 328-9677. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Family Support Services is committed to serving our families, especially in challenging times such as this, and when they need it most. Please see below for how each of our programs have a made adjustments in order to continue servings our families.
Full Program Updates coming soon!
East Bay Family Preservation Program
East Bay Family Preservation Programs, including Growing Up Strong (GUS) and Family Reclaim, are continuing to serve our families in a safe, no-contact manner… Read more
Kinship Support Services and Kinship Youth Program
As we are ALL in this TOGETHER during this global challenging time, The Kinship Support Services Program continues to provide services to Kinship Families and Non-Related Extended Family Members who are caring for their kin-children… Read more
San Francisco Family Preservation Program
In the midst of the COVID-19 Shelter in Place Order, our San Francisco’s Family Preservation Program continues to serve families during these uncertain times… Read more
San Francisco Respite / Child Care Program
In response to COVID-19 and Mayor London N. Breed’s “Shelter-In-Place” order, Family Support Services is proud to share that our San Francisco Respite/Child Care program is working in collaboration to offer our services in providing emergency child care for the children of “essential workers”… Read more
For other resources, click the links below
Due to the current state of emergency in the Bay Area as it relates to COVID-19, Family Support Services has changed our normal schedule. We are working with very limited staff and may not be able to respond to phone calls and emails immediately. We will make every effort to get back to you asap.
In the meantime if you have an emergency, please call: 911
For County assistance or questions in Alameda County, call 510.208.9770
For County assistance or questions in San Francisco County call 311
For County assistance or questions in Contra Costa County, call: 925.313.1250