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The resources below will be updated frequently as new needs arise, and new resources become available. If you have information or resources to share, please email [email protected] to have links added to this list.

FEMA Funeral cost assistance

Over the course of the last year, many families have lost a loved one from Covid-19. Our sympathies are with those families, and we mourn alongside you for all that has been lost. In hopes of easing your hardship, we are sharing that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has begun a program that will assist with funeral costs, in cases where death has been attributed to Covid-19. Families who suffered a loss on or following January 20, 2020 may be eligible for up to $9,000 in assistance. During a year that has caused so much hardship and pain, funeral costs should not be one more burden. Visit the link above for directions on applying.

San Diego COVID-19 Children’s Fund

From organization website: “The San Diego COVID-19 Children’s Fund supports childcare, food assistance, and equitable distance learning during these unprecedented times.”

United Way of San Diego Worker Assistance Initiative

From the United Way of San Diego website: During our 100-year history, we have always been here for those who need additional support, and the current health crisis of COVID-19 is no different. We are hosting the San Diego Worker Assistance Initiative as part of the greater San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund, to provide flexible resources to individuals impacted by layoffs and reduced working hours implemented by employers. We plan to support our community in response to crisis situations and emergencies now and in the future.

California WIC Association

From the CA WIC Association website: State WIC programs and USDA are working quickly to make adjustments to enable families to continue to receive WIC benefits, even more critical due to the impact of COVID-19. Local agencies are working with their local organization’s response to COVID-19 and also being mindful of staff wellness.

The WIC website includes links to food banks, a mobile app that helps families find meals during school closures, employment resources and more.

EDD OF California

If you have had your hours reduced or lost your job due to the COVID-19 crisis, you may qualify for unemployment benefits.

California Association of Food Banks

Enter your zip code to find a food bank near you.