Many individuals have been greatly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, both personally and professionally. To help people better cope with and navigate the situation, many organizations are offering resources and tools for their communities, including some that are part of the All Good Work Residency Program.
Below are some of the organizations we work with who are offering direct services to individuals in our community during this time of crisis.
Elevate Tutoring is offering FREE web-based STEM tutoring to students and families in need of extra support with their home studies in the Bay Area. They can request tutoring via our usual free tutoring application here –https://elevatetutoring.org/web/tutoring/
Recovery Café San Jose, a healing community for those traumatized by addiction, homelessness and mental challenges has been required to close during the shelter in place order. Currently, members can pick up a bag of groceries and a hygiene kit with essential items from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday.
There With Care Bay Area Chapter, provides support for families and children during the critical phase of a medical crisis, easing their daily stresses with compassion and care. During the COVID-19 crisis, they continue to provide support to families in need and have set up a Response Fund so they may quickly purchase necessary items as they are able to source them.
One Life Counseling Center, which provides affordable individual and group counseling in San Mateo County, continues to serve the community during the COVID-19 crisis. They are now offering Virtual/Phone Therapy, they have opened a free hotline from 9am to 5pm for parents who need support, the have established a donation drive for individuals who have lost their jobs, and they are offering free Virtual Support Group Meetings for Seniors and a Wellness & Self-Care Forum for First Responders.
Heart2Heart Teens provides training programs in Santa Clara County to parents who are struggling with at-risk teens in their households and leadership training for the youth, to provide them with the tools they need to be successful in school and society. In order to continue its support of this vulnerable community during the COVID-19 crisis, Heart2Heart Teens is using social media, including Facebook and YouTube to share resources and life lessons with the participants in their program.
Techwadi, builds bridges among entrepreneurs from the MENA region with innovators in Silicon Valley. As the entrepreneurs from the middle east had already arrived in the US, Techwadi is continuing to move forward with their mentoring program using Google Hangouts instead of hosting in-person mentoring sessions due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Start Small Think Big, which provides small business owners with access to pro-bono legal, financial and marketing resources is now offering its services virtually during the COVID-19 crisis including “virtual office hours” to provide one-on-one legal counseling. Their free virtual workshops include:
- Cash Flow Planning When Sales Stop and Updates on Financial Relief Measures
- Marketing and Messaging to Customers during COVID-19
- Legal Essentials of Doing Business Online in the COVID-19 Pandemic
|It’s during times like these that we most need to support each other. If you know of any other organization in the Silicon Valley or Bay Area that is offering direct services to individuals, feel free to let us know so we can include them here.