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Both Sides of the Conversation is a 501c3 nonprofit that was created to provide resources through effective conversations that empower our people.


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2-1-1 connects callers with local community services, such as food, shelter, counseling, employment assistance, quality child care, senior services, and more. Dial 2-1-1 to get connected to a specialist for personalized assistance or click on the website. Free, Confidential, 24/7. Available in multiple languages. This service covers all counties in the state of California.

We’re still here for you! Call one of the numbers below if you need sexual health care, counseling, and/or help with housing, food, and safety concerns.

The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parents and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish, and other languages. This service you can call, text or live chat. Always free, Always human and Always ready to listen!

“This a new service that helps families navigate SFUSD resources and questions during distance learning. Email a request to familylink@sfusd.edu, go to familylink.sfusd.edu to complete an online request form or call 415-340-1716. Hours of operation for the phone are Monday through Friday from 9 am – 1 pm. Callers can leave a voicemail at all hours. Translation services will be provided, as needed. “

If you text COVID19SF to 888777 you will receive real time updates and the latest development on SF’s response to COVID-19. They also send you tips to keep safe and any new policies put into place during the outbreak.

Information about food support, financial support, rental assistance, childcare support and more. Provides information through the San Francisco Bay Area.

Info about utilities, taxes, medical care, mental health, food, clothing, shelter, housing, wage replacement, tenant counseling, small businesses and more.

Cash and financial assistance for paying bills and basic needs and resources to help families become self-sufficient

A basic guide on how to make a homemade mask that protects against coronavirus at an estimated rate of 70-90% using common household items.


A resource for people who have lost their job. Connect to essential life services (money, food, shelter, etc.), retraining opportunities, and your next job

Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs.

Information about the virus, help that is available during the stay at home order and education and childcare resources for youth and families


Located in Potrero Hill. Ages 5 and up. From June 22nd – August 10th from 1pm – 3pm.

Essential aid to undocumented people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, who live, work or have recently lost work in San Francisco


Resources about coping with stress, health access, legal rights as employees, support for businesses and freelancers, government updates and more.


Funds for restaurant / bar, delivery, domestic and other workers


For those with no other options for childcare, we are offering Pop Up Y Kids at several San Francisco YMCA locations.


Covers the East Bay and San Francisco. Eligible families include: those who have children with developmental disability, are medically fragile, are substance exposed, are abused or neglected (or at-risk for abuse or neglect), or challenged by other special needs. The San Francisco Respite/Child Care office also works with children who are mildly ill. 

The food bank offers pop-up pantry sites, emergency food, home food delivery, and help with Cal Fresh applications (formerly food stamp program).


Provides Food Bank programs and services in the followign cities: Antioch, BayPoint, Brentwood, Oakley, Concord, Hercules, Crockett, PInole, El Cerrito, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, Pittsburg, Richmond, Rodeo, San Pablo, Fairfield, Dixon, Benicia, Walnut Creek, Rio Vista, Vacaville and Vallejo.

Use this map to find food resources near you


Includes all sites in Alameda County offering food pick up and/or delivery.


Apply to get up to $194 a month per household member on an EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card to help pay for groceries. You can now purchase groceries online.


Information and help for people needing food during the coronavirus outbreak.


Emergency food programs provided through food pantries and soup kitchens


Free meals, no paperwork, no questions asked


Free meals to go – available to all


Provide locations throughout California. Also has list of free food locations through the Unitied States.


Access Points help families needing assistance paying rent or looking for shelter / housing


Homerise’s mission is to help people experiencing homelessness secure housing and become self-sufficient.


The City of Oakland’s Housing Resource Center offers a streamlined, one-stop approach to housing services and resource referral for Oakland homeowners, tenants, and landlords. The Center is also partnering with other public and nonprofit agencies to enhance access to a broad range of housing-related services for Oaklanders.


Resources affolding housing, rent resources, 1st time homebuyer resource

The Rescue Mission helps meet the basic needs of hurting and homeless men, women, and children in the Bay Area with food and a clean, safe place to sleep.


Affordable housing for all. Services include: immediate housing support needs, steps to finding affordable housing, legal, financial housing rights services, financial wellness support program, foreclosure prevention hotlines, foreclosure, housing and tenant counseling services. 

If you lost your job, or work hours have been reduced, read this information from the SF Office of Economic and Workforce Development. 


Opportunities in home care, CPMC, Lowe’s, Safeway, security, Hertz, UPS and more


Amazon is hiring for 100,000 new full- and part-time positions across the U.S. to keep up with rising demand.


Information about disability insurance, paid family leave, unemployment, bank and credit card relief, and gig workers relief


Small business can apply for a 0% interest loan to cover certain qualifying business expenses

Free internet for 60 days to new families who connect Comcast. Applies to individuals who apply and are approved by December 31, 2021


Xfinity WiFi hotspots located both indoors and outdoors in places like shopping districts, parks, businesses, and train stations will be open. Hot spots located in customers’ names are not opened to the public.


Charter is partnering with the FCC to offer eligible households up to $50 credit a month toward qualifying Spectrum internet plans for the duration of the program.


Find low-cost internet and affordable computers in your area.


Computers for $75 – $250 for students who receive free or reduced lunch, Medi-Cal, food stamps or Section 8 Housing.


Need one on one support with Zoom, Google Meet, Google Classroom, or Seesaw? In collaboration with SFUSD, the San Francisco Education Fund has recruited tech volunteers to provide 1-1 phone and video support on basic questions about those various platforms our students are being asked to use. Sign up TODAY at https://booking.appointy.com/volunteertechsupport. Volunteers can support you for up to 30 minutes. Appointments begin Wednesday, August 12th. Tech appointments are also offered in Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Armenian, Cambodian, French, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Turkish, and Vietnamese. For all other questions, feel free to contact SFUSD’s Family Resource Link by calling (415) 340-1716, emailing familylink@sfusd.edu, or completing an online request form. Hours of operation by phone is Monday-Friday from 9am-1pm.

San  Francisco Emergency Dental Services


Free or low cost. Accepting new patients. Call 415.391.9686 for appt.


Adults and children who are uninsured or undocumented. Accepting new patients. Medical attention, injury or illness (including COVID related) Call 415.682.1740 for appt


Resources for anxiety and your mental health in a global climate of uncertainty, including sections on meditations, isolation, financial fears, anxiety, and xenophobia.


Tips and resources for coping with stress


Most of the objects are clickable and will take you to various self-care resources and activities. Created by the Galileo counseling department.


The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parents and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish, and other languages. This service you can call, text or live chat. Always free, Always human and Always ready to listen!


Resources to help K-12 students.

BrainFuse – Free live homework help with one-on-one expert tutors every day from 1-10pm offered by the SF Public Library. Log in with your library card. SF Public Library emailed library card numbers to all SFUSD students on September 1. 

Learning Express – Practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life.

Gale Courses – Wide range of highly interactive courses entirely over the Internet. Courses are led by expert instructors, and free with your San Francisco Public Library card.


Adult Core Skills – Helps adults achieve their personal, education and career goals by offering resources to help them improve their basic skills in reading, writing, and math, and prepare for the U.S. citizenship exam.

School Center – Provides skill-building for classroom and homework success. The school center helps students in elementary, middle, and high school prepare for important tests, get extra help with assignments, and boost their skills in important subjects.

Brainfuse – Connect to FREE Online Tutors. Trained tutors are available for academic assistance every day from 1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Includes resume writing support help for adult learners. Spanish speaking tutors are also available. Live Chess Tutoring just added!


Free over-the-phone math and science tutoring service for students in grades 4-12 on Monday through Thursday, from 6 to 9 p.m.


Elevate Tutoring is offering free virtual math and science tutoring for lower-income K-12 students


Wide Open School features a free collection of the best learning experiences and activities for kids, organized by grade band and subject. You will also find daily schedules with creative breaks and recommendations to keep kids engaged and exploring, one day (or one hour) at a time.


The Preparatory Component prepares students to excel academically and socially at the nation’s leading independent schools. There are programs in San Francisco and National.