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Having Conversations about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19):  Message for parents, school, staff, and others working with children. California Department of Education


Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus (English & Spanish). Child Mind Institute

Talking to Children About COVID-19: A Parent Resource. National Association of School Psychologist 

Helping children cope with stress during the 2019-nCoV outbreak. World Health Organization

LGBTQ Student Resources/ Supports

The Hacienda La Puente Unified School District is committed to providing a safe learning environment for all of our students that is free from discrimination and harassment and to ensure that every student has equal access to the District's educational programs, services, and activities.

LGBTQ Youth Suicide Hotline
(866) 488-7386

The National Youth Advocacy Coalition (NYAC) is a national organization dedicated to advocating for the rights of LGBT youth and to empower their voice and participation in the LGBT rights movement. 

The non-profit organization, Advocates for Youth, provide information and resources to LGBT youth, including peer education. 

San Gabriel Valley LGBTQ Center
2607 S. Santa Anita Ave
Arcadia, CA.  91016

Lamda Legal

Transgender Law Center

ACLU of Southern California
 

Homelessness and Housing Assistance

Find contact information for homeless services organizations near you using the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Resource Locator.
 

If you are experiencing or at risk of homelessness, use the HUD list of resources and services. You’ll find a directory of shelters, helplines, and information on how to contact housing counselors. Learn how to obtain emergency assistance, food assistance, and other services.  Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Housing Assistance
 

Search for HUD homelessness resources in your state.  HUD State Information

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The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more.

About the Emergency Broadband Benefit

The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

Who Is Eligible for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program?

A household is eligible if a member of the household meets one of the criteria below:

  • Has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, or Lifeline;
  • Approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision in the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year;
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
  • Experienced a substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020 and the household had a total income in 2020 at or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers; or
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's existing low-income or COVID-19 program.

How to Apply

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There are three ways for eligible households to apply:

  1. Contact your preferred participating broadband provider directly to learn about their application process.
  2. Go to GetEmergencyBroadband.org to apply online and to find participating providers near you.
  3. Call 833-511-0311 for a mail-in application, and return it along with copies of documents showing proof of eligibility to:

Emergency Broadband Support Center
P.O. Box 7081
London, KY 40742

After receiving an eligibility determination, households can contact their preferred service provider to select an Emergency Broadband Benefit eligible service plan.

Get More Consumer Information

Check out the Broadband Benefit Consumer FAQ for more information about the benefit.

Which Broadband Providers Are Participating in the Emergency Broadband Benefit?

Various broadband providers, including those offering landline and wireless broadband, are participating in the Emergency Broadband Benefit. Find broadband service providers offering the Emergency Broadband Benefit in your state or territory. 

Broadband providers can find more information about how to participate here.