During the COVID-19 pandemic, this list exists as a living document of resources to connect our youth to services to help them through shelter-in-place.
Health & Wellness
COVID-19 Resources for Coping with Mental Health
A resource list of mental health supports and services online for Monterey County.
How to care for yourself while physically distancing
List of ways to practice physical distancing and care for yourself mentally and physically.
Workforce Development Board
The Monterey County Workforce Development Board (WDB) integrates private and public partners to train and place individuals with the skills that employers need.
Food Bank for Monterey County
Food bank located in Salinas; setting pick up locations/dates throughout county.
Foster Youth Resources
Together We Rise: Displaced College Foster Youth
Emergency assistance resource for college-aged foster youth who are or were living in on-campus student housing.
Independent Living Program
Hartnell College’s Foster & Kinship Care Program will continue to provide Independent Living Program workshops online to foster youth in Monterey County. For any questions, please email Anabel at email@example.com or Marisela at firstname.lastname@example.org.
iFoster: Keeping Youth Connected During COVID-19
Cell phone and laptop programs that are helping to connect disconnected foster youth in California. If you are a foster youth in need, know a young person, or can help us rise to the challenge of ensuring all foster youth can communicate, you can reach iFoster at email@example.com.
One Simple Wish: COVID-19 Response
Resources for youth who have aged out of the foster care system or are still in foster care.
Community Human Services: Safe Place
Safe Place is a comprehensive program for at-risk runaway and homeless youth that provides everything from street outreach, survival aid and temporary shelter to counseling, family reunification and aftercare.
U-Haul: 30 Days Free Self-Storage
U-Haul is offering Self-Storage free for 30 days to college students impacted by campus shutdowns. The free 30 days apply to new customers with a college ID.
LGBTQ+ Youth Resources
How LGBTQ+ People Can Get Help and Resources During Coronavirus (them.us)
As LGBTQ+ health and community centers are shutting down nationwide, these virtual resource kits, phone hotlines, live streams, and webinars are vital for getting information and support.
The Trevor Project
A national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ+ youth.
Gender Spectrum helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens. Check their schedule for weekly teen discussion groups!