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Helpful Resources

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End of the Year/Summer Newsletter: provides information on summer resources such as camps, activities, parent support, and healthy habits.

 

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

Online Tutoring and Learning Resources:

1. A Parent's Guide to Distance Learning: Tips for Creating Structure for Distance Learning

2Recomendaciones para apoyar el proceso educativo en casa

3. Proper Etiquette for Remote Learning Video: a 5 minute video that go over expectations for students on how they behave during remote learning.

 4. Wide Open Schools: free online resources to support remote, online learning during coronavirus pandemic curated by Common Sense Media. Offers a free collection of the best learning and activities for kids, organized by grade level and subject. All of the information can be translated into Spanish.

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

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

7. FUSS (Fremont Unified Student Store) Online Tutoring Supports for FUSD Students for Fall 2020

8. FUSD Suggested Activities for Families: provides a wide array of community and educational resources to support FUSD students during school closure.

9. City of Fremont's School Pods: First 3-week session starting on 8/31/20. For 3rd to 8th-grade students. Discounts for siblings and low-income Fremont residents are available. School Pods is an in-person City of Fremont Recreation program where parents/guardians can drop off their children so they can receive assistance on their schoolwork from recreation staff. Students will be placed in pods where they'll connect their devices to Wi-Fi and login for their online classes. When all schoolwork is completed, recreation staff will provide enrichment activities - all in a secure, safe, and supervised environment. An outdoor component will be incorporated. Bring a laptop and headphones w/microphone. Lunch and a snack provided. This program will be held at the Fremont Teen Center. No program Sept 7, Nov 11, Nov 26, & Nov 27. Payment plans are available, contact us for details. For more information, contact Alvaro Zambrano at azambrano@fremont.gov. School Pods FAQs

10. Motivating your Children durinng Remote Learning:Parent Workshop facilitated by FUSD Elementary School Counselors

City of Fremont Resources:

1. Free Grab and Go Lunches via FUSD: Any student or child 18 years or younger can pick up complimentary breakfast and lunch Grab & Go meals in the drive-through parking lot of Cabrillo Elementary School between 10-10:45am. This location is in addition to existing Grab & Go breakfast and lunch pick-up service at Irvington, Kennedy and Washington High School parking lots from 10-11am, Monday-Friday.  

2. Free Grab and Go Lunches in Fremont Community: Various restaurants are also providing free grab and go lunches for FUSD students.

3. 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.

4. 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. Services include adult and youth employment, cash aid, CalFresh (Food Stamps), child care information and referral, mental health services, housing information, parent support services, educational programs, free tax preparation including back taxes, credit repair and counseling, personal support services intensive, coordinated case management, workshops and support groups, asset-building programs, veteran services, kinship support services, and vocational 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.

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.City of Fremont’s Youth and Family Services offers FREE virtual support groups for parents/caregivers in English and Spanish.  These groups aim to provide stress relief, exploration of limit setting and addressing your children’s challenging behaviors, and finding ways to develop positive communication in the family:

3. Hume Center’s South Asian Community Health Promotion 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. 

4. 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.

 5. 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.

 6. 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. 

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

8. 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.

9. 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.  

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

11. FUSD's Family Engagement department is offering upcoming free workshops on helping parents understand upcoming state assessments such as the English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPAC) and California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) along with recorded workshops on other parenting topics related to distance learning.

 

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. EDD-Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

6. PG&E's Financial Assistance Programs

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

8. 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. 

 

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. East Bay Agency for Children (EBAC) offers a variety of grief and healing resources for families including peer support groups, resilient parenting program for bereaved families, and other mental health services.

9. 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.

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. Mr. Sordello's Wednesday Exercise Videos

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

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 

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