Family and Community Resources
Important Information for Community financially impacted by COVID-19
Resources for Families
Emergency Fund Relief and Cash Assistance
- Multilingual Flyers for OUSD Grab and Go Food Distribution Centers
- Alameda Food Bank
Protection Against Eviction
- Flyers and FAQs in English and Spanish and Chinese
- Click HERE for Vietnamese / Tagalog / Korean / Hmong
- This City of Oakland page also translates into Mongolian / Japanese / Cebuano
Immigration Rights During COVID-19
- NEW! Immigrant Eligibility for Public Benefits During COVID-19
- Centro Legal, Immigrant Family Defense Fund
Translation and Interpretation
- OUSD Translation services
- Community Navigators: translation into minority languages, including Mam
Eviction Moratorium "Brief" Guide
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What you need to know about Public Charge
Please see the multilingual flyers below.
This information is intended to be a resource for families; it is not legal advice.
Make a Plan:
- You can take important steps now to prepare for an emergency situation. Make sure you have provided the most up-to-date information on your schools' emergency card, including multiple adults that could potentially pick a child up from school.
- In addition, review a sample Family Preparedness Plan (from Immigrant Legal Resource Center) and use to create your own: English, Spanish, Chinese.
Know Your Rights:
- Do not answer questions without a lawyer: If you are undocumented, have a pending immigration case in court, or are being questioned about a person in such a situation, you should give your true and correct name but should not answer any other questions.
- Do not open the door unless the officer/agent shows you a warrant: You do not have to open the door for an immigration agent unless they slip an arrest warrant that has your name or is signed by a judge or magistrate under the door. If you are detained, you will be allowed to make a phone call so memorize a number you can call.
- Keep a Red Card with you: Regardless of immigration status, all people have certain rights and protections under the U.S. Constitution. Print red cards from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center and use the guidance on them to assert your rights in situations such as if ICE agents go to your home.
Overview of ICE Protocol
This overview of the ICE Protocol for OUSD schools helps families understand the plan in case of ICE activity at schools, or in the neighborhood nearby. In addition, the overview summarizes ways for families to stay safe.
Newcomer Fast Facts
Expert Advice & Resources for Undocumented College Students
Learn more about tuition and enrollment policies, financial aid and scholarships, and get expert advice on how to overcome legal and financial barriers in this Guide for Undocumented College Students from Affordable Colleges Online.
Community Based Partners
The following organizations support OUSD's work as a Sanctuary District and help support our families in countless ways:
- Centro Legal de la Raza
- Immigrant Legal Resource Center
- East Bay Sanctuary Covenant
- Immigrant Families Defense Fund
- Oakland Community Organizations
Legal Resource Guides:
- What do I need to know if the DACA program ends?
- Community Resources under a Trump Administration
- First 24 Hours After Being Detained by ICE: What To Do
- Social service contact information for Immigrants in the East Bay and across California
Mental Health Information
- USC’s Guide “Facing the Fear of Deportation” by MSW@USC, the online Master of Social Work program at the University of Southern California