COVID-19 Resources

During these extraordinary times, GO is committed to providing resources and support to meet the needs of the communities we call home. 
If you would like us to share an additional resource with our communities, please email the link and description to Sara Sandhu,

How can I find assistance for my family? 

Throughout California, we are already seeing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on our health, our financial safety, and our daily life. To help people navigate the uncertainty of this time, we have compiled resources on a range of topics. 

Meal Distributions
Resources for Undocumented Families
Employment Assistance
Free Internet
  • Comcast is currently offering low-income families 60 days of complimentary internet at home

What is the latest from my district? 

With California’s schools now closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, districts across the state are working to implement distance learning plans. The links below offer the latest communications from Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD), and Fresno Unified School District (FUSD) regarding school closures, distance learning plans, and how to access essential equipment and instructional materials. We have also provided links to lists of free educational resources curated by some of our incredible partner organizations.

West Contra Costa 

How can I help others in my community? 

We are so inspired by the many calls and emails we’ve received asking how people can best support others in this time of crisis. Our teams in Oakland, West Contra Costa, and Fresno have identified organizations that are providing direct relief and essentials to the communities we serve. We hope you will consider making a donation today. 

  • REACH Relief Fund: While many of us are worried about stockpiling toilet paper and keeping our kids entertained, learning, and healthy, many Oakland families are worried about affording rent and paying for food, utilities, and other basic necessities. The Oakland REACH is focused on getting support quickly to the most vulnerable families. The first $10,000 in donations will be matched.
  • Tech Exchange: A staple in the Oakland nonprofit ecosystem, Tech Exchange works to ensure all families in Oakland have computers and access to the internet. As we dive into virtual learning over the next weeks (or months), let’s make sure every child has what they need to thrive.
West Contra Costa 
  • WCC Public Education Fund: The EdFund in West Contra Costa has launched a drive to provide support for groceries, internet services, and other emergency needs that help stabilize families during this crisis.
  • Richmond Promise Scholars Rapid Response Fund: An emergency fund set up to help Richmond Promise scholars get hot spots and computers, support their travel home, and provide grocery store gift certificates.
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