Free resources for our SMASH community to utilize for those during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thanks to our SMASH team, scholars and families for contributing to this library!

Please note that these resources may change and will be updated frequently.
NationalHealthCDCCenter for Disease Control website with factual, up to date information on COVID-19, how to protect yourself, and what to do if you or someone close to you might have symptomsOnline
CaliforniaHealthCalifornia Department of Public HealthState Specific information on COVID-19Online
Sacramento/ Central ValleyOtherSacramento BeeCoronavirus help: Here's where you can find resources and assistance in the Sacramento Area.Sacramento County
Sacramento/ Central ValleyFoodcapradioMap: Sacramento County Schools providing kids free meals during closures.Sacramento County
Sacramento/ Central ValleyFoodThe ReporterCoronavirus: Vacaville schools hand out free meals, supplies during closures.Solano County
Sacramento/ Central ValleyFoodThe Press DemocratSonoma County schools offer drive-thru meal service to students stuck at home during coronavirus closures. Sonoma County
Bay AreaFinancial AssistanceAlameda Public Health DepartmentRegion specific informationOnline
Bay AreaFinancial AssistanceForm to request aid in the East Bay AreaFinancial and Mutual AidOnline
Bay AreaFinancial AssistanceSouth Bay, CA Mutual Aid RequestFinancial and Mutual AidOnline
Bay AreaFinancial AssistanceForm to request aid in San FranciscoFinancial and Mutual AidOnline
Bay AreaFinancial AssistanceSan Francisco, CA Mutual Aid Request 2Financial and Mutual AidOnline
Bay AreaFinancial AssistanceEast Bay Disabled Folks COVID-19 Support Request FormForm to request additional support for disabled folksOnline
Bay AreaFinancial AssistanceEast Oakland DREAMerEmergency Bay Area COVID-19 Relief Application for Migrant Youth CommunityOnline
Bay AreaFoodThe Village, OaklandFood & Housing resources for Houseless folks. They have been organizing food + supplies drives in OaklandOnline
Bay AreaLearningThe UndocuFund for Disaster Relief in Sonoma CountyThe fund seeks to support undocumented children, families, and communities in Sonoma County affected by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.Online
Los AngelesLearningPBS SoCalAt Home learningOnline
Los AngelesOtherCounty of Los Angeles Public Health DepartmentRegion specific informationOnline
Los AngelesOtherLA InfoLos Angeles County Bilingual information and Resource ListOnline
CaliforniaFoodBitwiseBitwise has stepped up to help people across the Valley during the coronavirus outbreak and will deliver groceries to those who are elderly or sick. Bitwise team members are volunteering to pick up groceries for people in Madera, Fresno and Tulare counties.Madera, Fresno, Tulare counties
CaliforniaFoodNational Hunger Hotline Many school districts who have announced school closures have/will continue to offer free breakfast and lunch to all children under the age of 18. The National Hunger Hotline 1-866-3 HUNGRY and 1-877-8 HAMBRE (1-866-348-6479 and 1-877-842-6273) refers people in need of emergency food assistance to food pantries, government programs,and model grassroots organizations that work to improve access to healthy, nutritious food, and build self-reliance.Online/ Via Telephone
CaliforniaEmploymentLabor Workforce & Development AgencyCoronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) resources for employers and workers.Online
CaliforniaOtherState of CA Employment Development DepartmentFor all workers in CA affectd by COVID-19, information on filing an unemployment insurance claimOnline
CaliforniaOtherImmigration AdvocatesAccessing health services while being Undocumented (Your Rights)Online
CaliforniaOtherRelief support for Undocumented WorkersRelief support for Undocumented WorkersOnline
CaliforniaOtherUnited We DreamClinic Access Directory (for Undocumented folks)Online
CaliforniaOtherDirectoryFree Clinics Directory (National)Online
CaliforniaOtherFree WiFi Hotspots and InternetComcast and Xfinity announced all their hotspots are free. Comcast FreeInternet Essentials broadband program gives families 60 days of free internet. Visit the website or call 1 855-846-8376 for English and 1 855 765-6995 for Spanish.Online/ Via Telephone
GeorgiaHealthGeorgia Department of Public HealthState Specific information on COVID-19Online
Metro AtlantaFoodFulton Schools Meal Service InfoSchedule for meal distribution and locations for students of Fulton County Schools. Must be updated weekly.Online; See schedule for specific locations
Metro AtlantaFinancial AssistanceFulton Schools Community ResourcesExhaustive list of organizations that provide, food, energy, housing, financial and health assitance to students of Fulton County and their familiar. Scroll down to the list and click on each website individually. May be open to families outside Fulton also.Online
Metro AtlantaFoodFulton Schools Remote Learning/HelpLanding page for Fulton County remote learning. Includes a help desk number.Online
Metro AtlantaFoodAPS Meal InfoWebpage that inlcudes a link to a list of sites to obtain meals that inlcudes dates, times and locations. Also includes discount Uber coupon code for food pickup. Include links to organizations that service families outside the city of Atlanta also.Online
Metro AtlantaFoodDeKalb Meal InfoWebpage that includes information on the dates, times and locations to pick up meals for scholars in Dekalb County. Also includes a list of Recreation CentersOnline
Metro AtlantaLearningDekalb Learning InfoWebpage for parents of DeKalb County schools students that included daily updates and information to support learning at home.Online
Metro AtlantaLearningComcast - Internet2 months FREE internest and $9.95 a month after for those families who qualify.Online
Metro AtlantaOtherGeorgia Unemployment BenefitsWebpage that includes all the information needed to file for benefits, certify weekly, file appeals and get up to date information.Online
Metro AtlantaOtherWSB News - Companies Hiring in AtlantaLink to a news article that lists employers in Atlanta that are actively hiring as of 3/21. Includes links for each employer listed to contact them and get more details directly.Online
Metro AtlantaFoodGeorgia Gateway SNAP ProgramApply, check, and update your SNAP benefits. All benefits will be released automatically on EBT cards to all eligible households by the end of each month. All renewals have been extended for 6 months. Online
GeorgiaLearningGeorgia Virtual LearningComplete online school experience that includes full courses for ALL high school courses taught in the state of GA. No login required. FREEOnline
Metro AtlantaEmploymentAmazon
Metro AtlantaEmploymentWalmart
Metro AtlantaEmploymentPapa Johns Delivery
Metro AtlantaEmploymentDollar General
Metro AtlantaLearningTen Dollar Tutors(Free)www.tendollartutors.comOnline
Metro AtlantaEmploymentShipt(Get paid to deliver-doorsteps only
Metro AtlantaEmploymentNPR Virtual Solutions-Work from home
Metro AtlantaOtherAtlanta Mission Shelter for Women and ChildrenMy Sister’s House, a 264-bed facility located at 921 Howell Mill Road, offers overnight shelter and residential discipleship programs for homeless women, as well as for women with children.2353 Bolton Rd. NW Atlanta, GA 30318
Metro AtlantaEmploymentCVS Health
Metro AtlantaEmploymentKroger
Metro AtlantaEmploymentPublix
Metro AtlantaEmploymentWalgreens
IllinoisHealthIllinois Department of Public HealthState Specific information on COVID-19Online
CarbondaleFoodCarbondale HSGrab and Go breakfast and lunch available from 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM in Carbondale High School cafeteria. Also collaborated with feeder schools for meals. Carbondale HS
CarbondaleLearningEducational Packets by SubjectCCHS Departments resources and enrichment activities for each subject area. As of today students are not required to participate in e-learning for a grade unless they are enrolled in Dual Credit courses through John A Logan College. This page will be updated as more resources are added.Online
ChicagoFoodGreater Chicago Food DepositoryInformation on Chicago area food pantriesList of locations
ChicagoFoodCPS Free FoodAll CPS Schools to Offer Free Meals for Pick Up During Closure Beginning Tuesday, March 17 All CPS School Locations
ChicagoFinancial AssistanceCity of Chicago Rental AssistanceThe Rental Assistance Program provides financial assistance to Chicago residents, directly related to the prevention of homelessness, to eligible individuals and families who are in danger of eviction in order to stabilize individuals and families in their existing rental unit. Englewood Community Service Center 1140 West 79th Street, Chicago, IL 60620, 312-747-0200 Apply: Daily, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Garfield Community Service Center 10 South Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60612, 312-746-5400 Apply: Daily, Monday-Friday, 9-10 a.m. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Center 4314 South Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60653, 312-747-2300 Apply: Daily, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. North Area Community Service Center 845 West Wilson Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640, 312-744-2580 Apply: Daily, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. South Chicago Community Service Center 8650 South Commercial Avenue, Chicago, IL 60617, 312-747-0500 Apply: Daily, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Trina Davila Community Service Center 4300 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60639, 312-744-2014 Apply: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
ChicagoEmploymentEmployment and Financial Assistance FAQChicago area employment and financial assistance informationOnline
ChicagoLearningCPS FAQResponses from Chicago Public Schools to frequently asked questionsOnline
ChicagoLearningChicago Public Schools Academic PacketsCPS prepared Academic K-8 learning packets. Includes: Independent Projects: These projects cover a range of different topics and skills. They may be spread out over multiple days. Enrichment Activities: These activities are organized into Read, Write, Move, Design, and Solve categories so you can engage with your child in many different ways while at home. Some of these options are digital and require Internet access. Students may work through these resources over multiple days and in any order. If you are unable to print these materials or use them digitally, you can go to any school-based food distribution site and pick up a printed packet.Learning info
ChicagoLearningAdditional CPS Resources for studentsAdditionally, below please see other helpful resources. Digital resources, including resources available from Chicago Public Libraries Activities to stay active at home High school readingOnline
ChicagoLearningNoble Schools Corona Virus WebpageWebsite with meal pickup locations and important communications from the school Online
East St. LouisFoodCahokia Area FoodBuses are providing breakfast and lunch at bus stops and at 3 schools Cahokia High School is 1 of the 3 sites. The District is offering two methods to access nutrition. Between 9:30 am - 11:30 am, drive thru pick up service is available at LAL, CHS, and ESSC. In addition, seven buses are used to deliver meals at indicated stops between 9:30 - 10:30 am each day. You can get a full list of bus stops on the District webpage using the Closure Food Service Info link on the main page.LAL, CHS, and ESSC
East St. LouisLearningCahokia High School Academic PacketsLearning packets for the students to work on at home. Many teachers are also keeping in contact with students through Google Classroom.Online
IllinoisFinancial AssistanceIllinois Dept of Employment SecurityUnemployment benefits may be available to some individuals whose unemployment is attributable to COVID-19. IDES recently adopted emergency rules to try to make the unemployment insurance system as responsive to the current situation as possible. Online
IllinoisLearningIllinois State Board of Ed CV19Illinois Board of Education updates and resources for students and familiesOnline
IllinoisLearningIllinois Learning ResourcesISBE has compiled a library of online resources located at and all stakeholders are encouraged to review and use as desired.Online
IllinoisFoodIllinois Hunger CoalitionIllinois Hunger HotlineOnline
IllinoisOtherIllinois Department of Public HealthIllinois Department of Public Health Resources for COVID 19Online
MassachusettsHealthMassachusetts Department of Public HealthState Specific information on COVID-19Online
Greater BostonFoodMap of Emergency Meal SitesMap of places to get food in Boston on an emergency bases (similiarly check city and school sites for opportunities near you)Online; see map for specific locations
Greater BostonLearningInternet Connectivity and Technology SupportList of major internet providers offering free/low-cost connectivity; and hardware (interent hotspots/chromebooks) available to BPS studentsOnline
Greater BostonLearningWGBH Distance Learning CenterOnline learning resources recommended by the Massachusetts Department of Education.Online
Greater BostonLearningPBS Learning MediaOnline learning resources recommended by the Massachusetts Department of Education.Online
MichiganHealthMichigan Department of Public HealthState Specific information on COVID-19Online
DetroitFoodFree meals available to students in Detroit Public Schools Community DistrictBreakfast and lunch available Monday - Friday starting Wednesday, March 18 at 58 DPSCD buildings. Students will not be allowed to enter the building. - A “grab-and-go” breakfast will be served, Monday – Friday, from 8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - A “grab-and-go” lunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.All DPSCD School Locations
DetroitLearningAcademic PacketsAcademic K-8 learning packets with a focus on Mathematics, English Language Arts, Science and Social Studies. - Available at all DPSCD locations. - Pickup available Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.All DPSCD School Locations
DetroitLearningDPSCD Online LearningAccess to a variety of online resources are available to DPSCD students via Clever. Once the student logs in with their DPSCD log-in credentials they will be able to learn through I-Ready, Edulastic, etc.Online
DetroitOtherCity of Detroit Covid-19 ResourcesList of resources includes support for food, getting water turned back on, housing support, homeless support, small business support, and employment supportVaries
Southeastern MichiganFoodFood Bank of Eastern MichiganIf churches or pantries are closed or change operations due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan will list that information on this web pageVaries
Southeastern MichiganFinancial AssistanceMichigan Resource BankResource for Michigan families to get financial assistance and internet, water, and hosuing supportVaries
Southeastern MichiganEmploymentState of Michigan Unemployment BenefitsBenefits have been expanded to those workers who are sick, quarantined, immunocompromised and have an unanticipated family care responsibility, and first responders who become ill or must self-quarantine. Benefits also eventually may be extended to self-employed and contract workers. Benefits go from 20 to 26 weeks. Unemployment benefits pay up to $362 a weekOnline
Southeastern MichiganFoodMeet Up and Eat UpMichigan Department of Education’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) site locator. Expanded for families to gain access to free food as needed.Online
Southeastern MichiganFoodGleaners Community Distribution SiteGleaners Community Food Bank Emergency Assistance MapOnline
PhiladelphiaLearningChromebook Loaner ProgramThe School District of Philadelphia has launched a plan to ensure all students have access to digital learning opportunities in the event that schools remain closed long term due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) response efforts. The District will loan a Chromebook to every District K-12 student who needs one for learning at home. It will also make digital content available to help students retain, learn and apply skills and strategies with the support of a teacher.
PhiladelphiaFoodMeals for StudentsTo ensure that students can still have nutritious meals while all schools are closed, the School District of Philadelphia, several charter schools, and the Philadelphia Housing Authority are coordinating with the City’s Office of Children and Families to provide grab-and-go meals for children and youth throughout the city.
PhiladelphiaLearningK-12 Learning GuidesThe District is making Learning Guides available as a resource during this time. These optional Learning Guides (K-12) are offered for personal use. The Learning Guides are aligned to areas previously taught to students during this school year, and parents and students may select which Learning Guides to use.
PhiladelphiaFoodFace to FaceA human service organization located in Germantown, is distributing food packages on Mondays and Fridays from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at 123 East Price St, Philadelphia, PA 19144. The distribution takes place in the parking lot.
PhiladelphiaFoodUniversity City Hospitality CoalitionServing hot meals to goUniversity City Hospitality Coalition - PMB 410, 3720 Spruce Street - Philadelphia, PA 19104
PhiladelphiaFoodShare Food ProgramRegional network advocating for food access. The map linked here shows up to date locations to find pre-packed groceries. See Link for several locations
PhiladelphiaFoodCatholic Social ServicesProvides resources for food and diapers at several locations around the Greater Philly area.222 North 17th Street 3rd Floor Philadelphia, PA 19103
PhiladelphiaFoodCoalition Against HungerUpdated map of food pantries in our area.Online
PhiladelphiaEmploymentEssential Businesses HiringPHL Council is regularly updating this list of essential services in our area who are continuing to hire throughout the pandemic.Online
PhiladelphiaEmploymentUnemployment BenefitsIf you are out of work due to COVID, please use this brief to find unemployment options and benefits to help throughout the stay at home order.Online
PhiladelphiaOtherWomen Against AbuseWomen Against Abuse has limited their admin hours, but remain available to help. Access this link to see a letter from the Executive Director listing the hours and hotlines available for the duration of the pandemic.100 South Broad Street, Suite 1341 Philadelphia, PA 19110
PhiladelphiaOtherOffice of Homeless ServicesThe Office of Homeless Services works together with more than 60 homeless housing and service providers, as well as city, state, and federal government groups, to make up Philadelphia’s homeless service system. This system provides emergency housing and aid to people who are experiencing homelessness and those at risk of homelessness.1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd. 10th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19102
NationalFinancial AssistanceSchollyApply today to receive $200 in cash assistance to help cover expenses during this global crisis.
NationalLearningCode.orgOnline learning Platform to teach K-12 Students Coding and Computer ScienceOnline
NationalLearningNumeradeFree videos, courses, and textbooks for SAT and ACT test prep for various subjectsOnline
NationalLearningKhan Academy Student SchedulesLesson plans/schedules for K-12 students provided by Khan Academy to support learning while schools are closed. Khan Academy also has resources such as videos and live streams that parents can access to support their student's learning.Online
NationalLearningixl.comLesson plans/schedules for K-12 students to support learning while schools are closed. Online
NationalLearningQuizizzLesson plans/schedules for K-12 students to support learning while schools are closed. Online
NationalLearningQuizletQuizlet makes simple learning tools that let you study anything. Start learning today with flashcards, games and learning tools — all for free.Online
NationalLearningScholasticFree, online learning experiences for kids of all agesOnline
NationalLearningGoogle WorkbenchCreate, share, disover and customize quality learning experiences - FREEOnline
NationalLearningGoogle Science JournalTurns a device into a scientific tool to measure, record observations and discover. FREEOnline
NationalLearningSocraticJust scan any problem/question and use Google AI to get an answer or solution! FREEOnline
NationalLearningFlipGridGreat way to share ideas, beliefs and work through 90 second videos. FREEOnline
NationalLearningPhet SimuationsMath and Science Simuations from Univ. of Colorado. FREE and no login requiredOnline
NationalLearningGimKitGimkit is a game show for the classroom that requires knowledge, collaboration, and strategy to win. FREE to play without login. Requires account to create experiences. Grades and collects data for all responses and work given.Online
NationalLearningFree Access to Spectrum BroadbandFree Access for 60 days for New K-12 and College Student HouseholdsOnline
NationalLearningChicago Museum of Science & IndustryScience at Home - Keep learning in place and at your pace with science activities and topics you can access anytime.Online
NationalLearningCommon Sense MediaVirtual Field Trips nad Experiential LearningOnline
NationalLearningMIND Research instituteFree math instructional program for students in grades K-8Online
NationalLearningNoRedInkNoRedInk is an online learning platform that helps students improve their grammar/writing skills and builds stronger writers through interest-based curriculum, adaptive exercises, and actionable data.. Several parts of its Premium version are free until the end of the school yearOnline
NationalLearningResiliency Challenge HackathonThe Resiliency Challenge is a nine-week, virtual hackathon, with three-week sprint challenges aimed at catalyzing student innovation in response to the unprecedented situation facing colleges and communities in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. 13yo +Online
NationalOtherElevate's Balance AppElevate’s [Balance] app helps people cope with difficult emotions. Due to the pandemic, this month they are offering a free one year subscription of their iPhone App.Online
NationalOtherNPRA comic on how to talk to young people about Covid-19Online
NationalOtherUnited Way COVID 19 SupportUnited Way Worldwide's COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund supports communities by helping local United Ways respond, and bolster 211, the go-to information resource in times of crisis. You can call 211 for more information or click the link to find local resources and funds that are available to you.Online
NationalEmploymentDepartment of LaborThe Federal Government is allowing states to amend the unemployment insurance flexibility to provide assistance for multiple scenarios relating to COVID-19. The federal law allows states to pay benefits if an employer temporarily closes due toCOVID-19. It allows states to pay benefits if a person is quarantined and is expected to return to work after the quarantine is over. Benefits may be paid to an individual who leaves employment due to risk of exposure or infection or in the event that they need to care for a family member.The federal law states that a person does not need to quit their job in order to receive benefits due to the impact of COVID-19.Online
NationalLearningCode at HomeThe Congressional App Challenge has put together a comprehensive document full of free resources that students can use to learn how to code from homeOnline