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Helpful Resources

 

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Summer Activities and Camps:

1. Click on this Summer Camp Guide for 2022 by 510 Families to get ideas of fun camps and activities to keep your children active and happy. 510 Families also has a Guide for Affordable Summer Camps for summer camps that are $250 or less for a full week.

2. The City of Fremont's Recreation Department is offering a variety of fun summer camps. For information on these camps, click on this link. For low-income families, they are offering summer camp scholarships on a first-come, first-serve basis. Check this webpage to get more information on these scholarships.

3.  Very Well Family website has  this List of 100 Things you and your kids can do to fight off summertime boredom.

Mental Health Support over the Summer:

1. The Community Counseling Clinic (CCC) at California State University, East Bay is offering a variety of FREE mental health services over the summer such as online therapy, support groups, and community referrals. For more information, please check out this document with information on CCC, the services they offer, how and when we provide services, and how interested folks can get in contact with us. Here is a Spanish version of the flyer. 

2.For families on Medi-Cal seeking mental health services, please the ACCESS Line at 1-800-491-9099.  The Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services’ (ACBHCS) ACCESS Program is the system wide point of contact for information, screening and referrals for mental health and substance use services and treatment for Alameda County residents. 

3. For families with other insurance providers seeking mental health services, please click on this underlined link to get connected with Care Solace.  FUSD has partnered with Care Solace to help our students/families navigate health services and find providers covered by their insurance provider. 

Tutoring and Learning Resources:

1. Khan Academy: free educational program and video tutorials on various subject areas for children two to seven years of age.

2. Brainfuse: free online live tutoring from 1pm to 10pm PST for library cardholders in Alameda county.  

3. FUSS (Fremont Unified Student Store) Online Tutoring Supports for FUSD Students: please note that this is free tutoring provided by Fremont high school student volunteers.  All tutoring is provided online via Zoom.

4. Fremont Unified School District offers Newcomer Packets in Spanish, Chinese, Dari/Farsi, and Pashto to help immigrant families understand the American school system and how our school system works. Here is link to access these Newcomer Packets

 

City of Fremont Resources:

1. Call 2-1-1 via Eden I & R Inc.

Eden I & R, Inc., was incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)(3) agency in January 1976 in response to a community need for a service that would assist people in obtaining information about, as well as gaining access to, community resources. Our skilled information management and referral specialists provide a critical information bridge between individuals in need and human service agencies. Please call 211 to get referrals and information on community resources in Alameda county.

2. Fremont Family Resource Center (FRC)

Centrally located in the Hub, the FRC houses over 25 State, County, City and non-profit agencies providing a variety of integrated services.  

  • Please call (510) 574-2000 to get connected with case managers who can work with you to get you connected with important resources in the community. Spanish case managers are available.
  • For the 2021-22 school year, the Youth and Family Services department is offering Free Online Virtual Support Groups for Families in English and Spanish. Here is the English flyer.  Aquí está el Volante en Español.
  • FRC also offers help for families/parents through their Tool for Change parent workshop on building a positive child/parent relationship and limit setting, Parent Cafe for parents/families to meet community members, and other resources. 

3. City of Fremont's Parks and Recreation: they offer a wide-range of afterschool and summer activities for children residing in the Fremont area.  Some program are offered on sliding scale depending on family income.

  • 2022 Segate STEM Spring Camp scholarships: The City of Fremont in partnership with Seagate is offering scholarships that will reduce the price of attending one of their STEM focused spring camps. If you are interested in getting more information,  please contact at RegeRec@fremont.gov or call (510) 494-4300.

Parent and Family Resources

1. 24 Hour Parenting Stress Hotline via Family Paths: 1-800-829-3777

Our 24-hour Parent Support & Resource Hotline provides free and confidential counseling, information to anyone in need of parenting support and access to nearly 900 community resources from our vast database. You have access to caring treatment specialists for one-time anonymous calls or regular callbacks to support you with your particular parenting or family concerns, refer you to Family Paths’ services, or provide other Alameda County resources.

2. Hume Center’s South Asian Community Health Program offers FREE parent support groups/workshops in languages such as Farsi, Hindi, Nepali, Punjabi, Kannada, and Telugu.   Here is a link to get more information.  They are also offering a free, drop-in online activity called the Coping Strategies Series on Thursdays at 5pm to 6pm. In this class, you will learn simple and relaxing ways to cope with stress.

3. Divorce Care for Kids: provides an online directory of Bay Area divorce support group for children.  A DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) group is a safe, fun place where your children can learn skills that will help them heal. DC4K groups blend, games, music, stories, videos, and discussion to help kids process the divorce and move forward. Also provides a directory of articles with parenting advice and strategies.

 4. Understood.org is a new, free online resource (in English and Spanish) that is aimed at providing families with the practical tools and advice for their child’s academic, social, and emotional journey and especially for children struggling with learning and/or attention issues.

 5. Gender Spectrum is an organization that provides a variety of free online spaces for LGBTQ, gender-inclusive, and non-binary communities.  They also offer resources and parenting support in Spanish. 

6. Autism Speaks: National organization that provides information, parenting advice, and online spaces for supporting the needs of individuals with autism.

7. Parenting Cue Cards provides practical strategies and recommendations for how to deal with challenging parental situations ranging from discipline, dishonesty, attitude and defiance, managing screen time, getting along with siblings, and other hot-button issues. Developed by Yale University's Center for Emotional Intelligence and Great Schools.

8.EBAC’s (East Bay Agency for Children) Circle of Care program helps children and families deal with grief and the loss of a loved one or someone living with a life-threatening illness. For more information on the Circle of Care, please visit their webpage or check out this YouTube video.  EBAC is the parent agency of Fremont Healthy Start, the program that staffs the FRC Welcome Center.  

9. Ideas for Rewards/Consequences at Home to Promote Positive Behaviors and Set Limits

Financial Resources:

1. Fremont Rental Assistance Program: The City of Fremont Human Services Department is excited to announce that a new rental assistance program will be launching on April 1, 2021. The focus will be on helping renters pay past due rent and future rents, get caught up with utility bills, and to help landlords who are owed rents. Please click on underlined section above for more details. 

2. California COVID-19 Response:  created by the CA government to create a centralized website to find out information on COVID-19 testing centers, emotional health resources, financial assistance especially for small businesses, and receive alerts in your county.

3. Relief Funds for Undocumented Workers in Californiaprovides a chart of relief funds and/or financial assistance for undocumented, domestic, service, and other types of workers in California.

4. EDD-How to File for a Disability Insurance Claim in SDI Online

5. PG&E's Financial Assistance Programs

6. Alameda County's Community Development Agency provides information on eviction moratorium and rent relief options.

7. Financial Navigators is a new program from the City of Fremont that offers free online, confidential financial counseling/help related to issues as prioritizing daily living expenses, maximizing income by sharing referrals that offer benefit eligibility services, emergency cash assistance, and emergency loans, develop a plan to managing debt, from credit cards to student loans to child support.  Please note that they do not offer loans or cash. Services are offered in English, Spanish, Dari and Arabic. 

8. CA Low-Cost Auto Insurance Program: The California Low Cost Auto Insurance (CLCA) Program is a state-sponsored legislative program (SB 570), administered by CDI and the California Automobile Assigned Risk Plan (CAARP). CLCA provides affordable liability insurance to low-to-moderate-income California drivers regardless of immigration status. As more and more families struggle to pay their bills during this difficult time, the CLCA program offers them the opportunity to purchase insurance at an affordable price.

9. CA COVID-19 Rent ReliefThe CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program provides financial assistance for rent and utilities to income-eligible California renters and their landlords who have been impacted by COVID-19. Both renters and landlords can apply for assistance.  Depending on the address of your rental property, you may be eligible for a local program. Click Apply Now to determine which program is right for you.

 

Health and Mental Health Resources:

1. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a United States-based suicide prevention network of 161 crisis centers that provides a 24/7, toll-free hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.  Please call 1-800-273-8255.

2. Crisis Text Line:  Text HOME to 741741 to reach a crisis counselor for free crisis counseling 24 hours/7days a week via text message.

3Tri-City Health CenterTri-City Health Center offers medical, dental, and vision services, as well as specialty services such as acupuncture, chiropractic care, and podiatry. We aim to serve all patients, regardless of their ability to pay. Aside from offering medical services, TCHC also offers free enrollment assistance for a variety of public assistance programs, such as Medi-Cal, Covered California, CalFresh, and HealthPAC. For more information please visit website or call (510)770-8040. 

4. Medi-Cal and Alameda Alliance insurance: please call Alameda County Access at (800) 491-9099 to find out about Bay Area agencies that offer mental health and therapy services. Offer services in various languages.

5. Psychology Today-Find a Therapist has a website link below to search for a database of therapists based on zip code. You can filter your search based on your insurance, geographic area, issues you are seeking help, and other factors.

6.Open Path Collectiveprovides a database of mental health professionals providing affordable therapy/counseling starting from $30 to $60 for each individual session.  Please note that most therapists are primarily offering online therapy at this time.

7. Alameda County COVID-19 Testing Informationonline directory of COVID-19 testing centers and resources.

8. Care Solace: FUSD has partnered with Care Solace to help students, families, and educators get help in connecting with mental health services in the community.  All of their services are free and confidential.   They can be contacted directly by community members or through the help of school staff. Please visit their website for more information.

9. Wondermind is a free online newsletter published by Selena Gomez and her team which aims to provide advice and strategies to help people be mentally healthy.

Wellness Resources:

1. Cosmic Yoga offers free yoga and mindfulness videos geared for children via Youtube.

2. Go Noodle offers free exercise/movement/relaxation/mindfulness videos for children via Youtube.

3. Anxiety and Stress Resources for Kids provides a database of online resources to help children and families with mental health needs. 

4. Mrs. Tsang's School Counselor Youtube channel featuring strategies to help students and families during the coronavirus pandemic and foster their social-emotional development. I will provide simple tips for managing stress, being a successful student, and healthy family dynamics.

5. Girls Taking Up Space is a local non-profit offering Free, Online Wellness Programs aimed at helping girls of color between the ages of 10 to 13 years of age. 

Wifi and Technology Resources:

1. Comcast is offering low-cost internet during the coronavirus pandemic to help families stay connected online. Please either call 1-855-846-8376 or check on the link.

2. Free or Reduced Wifi Coverage Options via Xfinity, AT&T, etc.

3. Video para enseñar a los padres a usar Zoom (Español)

4FUSD Parent/Student Online Tech Tutorials for Remote Learning

5. Xfinity Tips for Enhancing Wifi Connection

If there are other resources and referrals that you are looking for and do not see on this webpage, please feel reach out to me via email at atsang@fusdk12.net