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.
Effective July 13, 2020, ALL counties must close indoor operations in these sectors:
- Dine-in restaurants
- Wineries and tasting rooms
- Movie theaters
- Family entertainment centers (for example: bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages and arcades)
- Zoos and museums
For more information, check HERE
Alameda County’s Online Map Links Residents in Need with Food Distribution & other Essential Services
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
Kinship Support Services
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 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