Covid-19 Resources

Food Resources

Financial Support




Must apply before June 30th. $365 per kid for food. 
parent helplineThe California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parent 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.  For more information, please visit:

Community Resource list



Mental Health and Wellness Resources during Covid-19


Parent Support




During the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and always, it is essential that all of us get the healthcare we need to survive & thrive. All people have the right to health care and can still get medical care without insurance. You will not be asked about your immigration status at your doctor's office or the emergency room.

Santa Cruz Community Health Centers

Healthcare for all, regardless of immigration status or ability to pay: primary care, pediatric, mental health, and prenatal care

(831) 427-3500

Live Oak Community Resources

Free & bilingual phone or video counseling services

(831) 246-6360

Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency

Information and Guidance on keeping your family safe & healthy during  COVID-19

Mental Health Services, Distress Hotline

Free, 24-hour, confidential, multilingual support for anxiety, stress, depression & substance use


Or text TALKWITHUS or HABLANOS to 66746


Friends of Santa Cruz County Parks

Live Oak Walking Maps - safe routes to be active



Information and guidance for tenants having difficulty paying rent

Jorge Savala

(831) 531-7241

Community Action Board

Emergency rent assistance

(831) 457-1741

Families In Transition

Assistance for families facing homelessness



EDD - Employment Development Department

File for Unemployment, Disability Insurance & Paid Family Leave


Community Bridges - Live Oak & Nueva Vista Community Resources

Enrollment help with Unemployment

State Disability, CalFresh, Medi-Cal, Covered CA and first come, first served financial assistance for undocumented families

(831) 476-7284 (Live Oak)

(831) 423-5747 (Nueva Vista)

Pandemic EBT Cards

Eligible families will get up to $365 per child for food and groceries.

Families who get CalFresh, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits do not need to apply. Most will get their P-EBT card in the mail during the month of May beginning around May 12.

Santa Cruz Small Business Development Center

COVID Disaster Loan Assistance

(831) 479-6136


Live Oak School District

Assistance with Google Classroom, Chromebooks, Internet Access, special needs, distance learning, social-emotional support

Contact your child’s teacher or school office:

  • Live Oak (831) 475-2000
  • Del Mar (831) 477-2063
  • Green Acres (831) 475-0111
  • Shoreline (831) 475-6565

Santa Cruz Public Libraries

Free E-Books & Resource Directory

(831) 427-7707

Childcare & Parenting Support

Child Development Resource Center

Triple P Positive Parenting Program

Childcare referral services

Parenting support and educational resources



Family Safety  & Crisis Support

Monarch Services

24hr Bilingual abuse prevention and crisis line to help women and children


Child Protective Services

Report child abuse and neglect

1-877-505-3299 or 831-454-2273

Suicide Hotline

Suicide prevention and crisis line

1-877-663-5433 (ONE LIFE)

Phone Service & Utilities


Free Internet Hotspot


Free 60-day Internet for Students

PG&E Gas & Electricity

Financial assistance programs


Various phone companies

AT&T, Charter/Spectrum, Comcast, Cox, Frontier, T-Mobile, and other ISPs pledge to not terminate service for the next 60 days. They will waive late fees for any residential or small business customers because of their inability to pay their bills due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Legal Support

Cradle to Career Referrals

C2C can provide free legal referrals for housing disputes & other issues

(831) 201-3135

Santa Cruz County Immigration Project



Parent Support Groups

Legal immigration support for immigrant families

(831) 724-5667

Parent Support Groups

Support groups for Parents/Children with ADHD

Santa Cruz Public Libraries daily activities and community groups


Positive Discipline - Virtual Support and Learning Groups

NAMI Santa Cruz - National Alliance for Mentall Ill Virtual Family Support Groups

Gender Spectrum -Online Support Groups in the time of COVID-19 for Gender Expansive

Support groups and resources for Live Oak through Cradle 2 Career









After-School Programs Offered On Shoreline Campus (Currently Not Happening)


Homework Club: Homework help in the library 2:40pm-3:30pm, Monday,Tues.,Thurs., Fri.

No homework club on Wednesdays. 


Salud y Carino: Promoting Women's Wellness, one girl at a time.  Free!

          -Registration at Shoreline Campus


Boys to Men: Men mentoring Boys. Free!


Live Oak Wrestling Club: Year round wrestling and mentor program. Free!

           - Registration at Shoreline Campus

           - Tuesdays and Thursdays at Harbor High School

           - Beginners 4-5:30, Advanced 5:30-7


SAGA: Sexuality and Gender Acceptance: Wednesday 12:40-1:10pm


Spanish Club: Wednesdays 12:40-1:10pm