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Please visit the following websites to remain updated about COVID-19 community services and important resources: 

City of Richmond and Contra Costa County Info
School Closure Info and Student Food Resources
Food Resources
Financial, Unemployment and Paid Family Leave Information
Tenant Information
Mortgage and Foreclosure Info
Immigrant Rights
Emotional Support
WiFi, Internet and Phone Info
Distance Learning and Youth Resources
Getting Outdoors
Emotional Support
Stress Relief
Downloadble Resource Sheets


City of Richmond and Contra Costa County Information

School Closure Information and Student Food Resources

  • WCCUSD School Closure Info (schools closed through May 1st):
    • Student meals for those 18 years or younger can be picked up from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the following locations:De Anza High School, DeJean Middle School, Ephesians Cogic, GRIP Family Housing, Helms Middle School, Independent Holiness Church, Kennedy High School, McGlothen Temple Cogic, Montalvin K-8, Nystrom Elementary School, Pilgrim Rest MBC, Pinole Valley High School, Richmond High School, Richmond Roadrunners, Riverside, Sion Miracle Temple Cogic and Zion Hill MBC.

Food Resources

  • CalFresh: If you qualify for and need CalFresh food assistance benefits (the state’s food stamp program), applications can be done online, at GetCalFresh.org. If you are already receiving CalFresh, you will keep your coverage through May and won’t need to be recertified.
  • California WIC: WIC provides healthy foods and support services to families. If your income has been affected by recent events, and you are pregnant, recently had a baby, or have an infant or child under the age of five, you may be qualified to receive WIC services. Applying is easy and quick. You will receive your food benefits within a few days. You can apply online at cchealth.org/wic or call 1 (800) 414-4WIC.

Financial, Unemployment and Paid Family Leave Information 

  • Unemployment and Paid Family Leave
  • Workplace/Employment Legal Issues 
  • Tax deadlines: Both the state of California and the IRS have extended tax filing deadlines until July 15. However, if you are eligible for the federal EITC or Cal EITC and California’s child tax credit, filing your taxes before July 15 will help you get the benefit right away.
  • Stimulus Bill Direct Payments: Individuals are eligible for up to $1,200 and couples would receive up to $2,400 — plus $500 per child. The payments  start phasing out for individuals with adjusted gross incomes of more than $75,000. Income will generally be based on one’s 2019 or 2018 tax returns. To see how much you are eligible for: payment calculator

Tenant Information 

Both Alameda County and Contra Costa County sheriffs’ offices have halted eviction proceedings during the crisis. In addition, some local cities, have enacted ordinances temporarily barring evictions and in some cases rent increases for renters and small businesses impacted by the crisis. Check each city’s website to see what measures they’ve put in place.

Mortgages and Foreclosures 

Gov. Newsom announced that most major banks have agreed to allow residential property owners impacted by the crisis to miss mortgage payments for 90 days. In addition, the federal government suspended foreclosures and evictions to homeowners whose mortgage is guaranteed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac or is backed by the FHA or HUD. See HUD PDF for info on federal program

Immigrant Rights

If you’re impacted by the crisis due to your immigration status, please see the Legal Aid at Work website for more information on how to get help.

Emotional Support

Contra Costa Crisis Center call 211 or text HOPE to 20121

Wi-Fi, Internet and Phone Access

  • Comcast: 2 months free internet access for low-income during COVID-19. Hotspots free to all
  • AT&T:  Offers $10/mo. Internet Access if qualified. Pledged to not terminate services of any who can’t pay their bill due to COVID-19. Hotspots free to all
  • TMobile/Metro: Starting March 13 – ALL current T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers who have plans with data will have unlimited smartphone data for the next 60 days (excluding roaming). More Information.

Distance Learning and Youth Resources

Getting Outdoors

Some East Bay Regional Parks and trails are open. A walk on a trail, around your neighborhood or private backyard, will allow you to breathe fresh air and help to reduce stress and anxiety. Please practice social distancing. Stay at least 6 feet away from people and stay home if you feel sick. 

Stress Relief

Information to Download and Print 


Visite los siguientes sitios web para mantenerse actualizado sobre los servicios comunitarios y los recursos importantes de la Comunidad:

  • Los caminos y parques regionales de East Bay Regional Parks permanecen abiertos. Un caminata por estos lugares o  alrededor de su vecindario o patio trasero le permitirá respirar aire fresco y ayudar a reducir el estrés y la ansiedad.
  • Meditación de Amor y Bondad (Inglés) y (Español)

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