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COVID-19 RESOURCES

COVID-19

Community Support Resources

Need emergency food, housing, or immigration help? Struggling with isolation? Want to help but don’t know where to start? Check out the links below!

The LGBTQ+ community has always been about coming together to support each other through every adversity – and doing it with joy and pride. 

So, we here at Silicon Valley Pride and the Hey Girl! Collective decided that we’re not going to let our physical isolation get in the way of embracing and helping our neighbors! Check out the links below to find the help and community you need.

Silicon Valley Pride and Hey Girl! are also working on developing online social events, so keep an eye out for announcements from us.

Follow us on facebook, twitter, or Instagram for updates on resources and programs, and to stay socially connected with your community, despite our physical distance.

Nutrition and Meal Services 

Our favorite local organizations are still up and running and serving the community. Check out their websites for details on how to receive support, donate online, or volunteer your time.

City Team meal service https://www.cityteam.org/san-jose/programs/dining-hall/

Second Harvest https://www.shfb.org

Martha’s Kitchen https://www.marthas-kitchen.org

Senior Meal Service https://www.sccgov.org/sites/ssa/daas/snp/Pages/meals.aspx

Individuals can call 800-984-3663 or text GETFOOD to 408-455-5181 to request assistance.

Utilities and Transportation

Local utilities are providing free services and hardship programs for people impacted by Covid-19

https://corporate.comcast.com/covid-19

https://about.att.com/p(ages/COVID-19.html

https://www.pge.com/en_US/about-pge/company-information/protective-protocols/covid19.page

VTA will operate bus, light rail and paratransit services for essential travel and will not be collecting fares at this time.

 

https://www.vta.org/covid-19

Support for Performing Artists: Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS Covid-19 Emergency Assistance Fund

According to their website, “Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund will help entertainment professionals meet coronavirus-related expenses and other challenges brought about by the evolving pandemic… These services are available to everyone in the performing arts and entertainment industry.”

https://donate.broadwaycares.org/campaign/covid-19-emergency-assistance-fund/c276873

Santa Clara County Office of LGBTQ Affairs Covid-19 Resource Updates

Join their email list or follow them on facebook, twitter, or instagram for regular updates on Covid-19 related resources specifically for our local LQBTQ+ community.

https://www.sccgov.org/sites/lgbtq/Pages/lgbtq.aspx

Homelessness Prevention

“The Homelessness Prevention System (HPS) program provides temporary financial assistance (e.g. rent, deposit, or utilities payment) to low-income families or individuals who are struggling to maintain their housing.”

https://destinationhomesv.org/homelessness-prevention/

Gender Spectrum’s Online Resources for Transgender and Gender-Expansive Youth and their Families

Gender Spectrum helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments
for all children and teens. They’ve posted a comprehensive set of links online sources of support, community, and health resources for transgender and gender-expansive youth and their families

 

https://www.genderspectrum.org/blog/resources-for-challenging-times/

Silicon Valley Strong Comprehensive Covid-19 Resources Page (City of San José)

https://www.sanjoseca.gov/your-government/departments-offices/mayor-and-city-council/mayor-s-office/silicon-valley-strong

“Silicon Valley Strong calls on the community to stay informed and look out for each other. This landing page serves as a hub with critical updates and resources for vulnerable neighbors--accepting tips for additional information at mayoremail@sanjoseca.gov. This page is updated daily and is currently being translated into Spanish and Vietnamese.”

General Support for Families and Children (English and Spanish):

The attached pdf files below from the Universal Access Program provide a comprehensive set of resources for families and children in need of assistance with food, housing, unemployment benefits, immigration issues, and behavioral health services.

Disability, Unemployment and Paid Family Leave Benefits

The California Employment Development Department “provides a variety of support services to individuals affected by COVID-19 in California,” including access to disability, unemployment and paid family leave benefits.

 

https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus

Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Covid-19 Resource List 

This link provides legal information and links related to housing, employment, and other Covid-19 related concerns.

https://www.lawfoundation.org/coronavirus

The Billy deFrank LGBTQ+ Community Center Covid-19 Resource Updates

Join their email list or follow them on facebook, twitter, or instagram for regular updates on Covid-19 related resources specifically for our local LQBTQ+ community.

https://www.defrankcenter.org

Other Resources?

If you know of resources we haven’t linked here, or if you want to volunteer to help Silicon Valley Pride or Hey Girl! develop online social events, please contact info@svpride.com