Resources for Students & Families

  • This webpage contains resources available for students and family over the summer of 2020, including resources for mental health, online learning, childcare, food programs, and more.

Mental Health Resources

  • If you or someone you know is in immediate danger of hurting themselves or others, contact 9-1-1.

    National SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE | 1-800-273-TALK (8255) | We can help prevent suicide The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

    In a crisis? Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor from anywhere in the United States, anytime 24/7, about any type of crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.

    San Joaquin County Youth Warm Line | (209) 468-3685 | Available to call daily (excluding holidays) from 11:30am to 8pm. Free and
    available to all youth, regardless of insurance.

    The Trevor Project, 24-hour crisis line for LGBTQ youth | 1-866-488-7386 | TrevorText is a confidential and secure resource that provides live help for LGBTQ youth with a trained specialist, over text messages. Text START to 678678.

    Child Abuse Information | 1-800-4-ACHILD (224453) | Provides 24/7 assistance in 170 languages to adults, children and youth with information and questions regarding child abuse. All calls are anonymous and confidential.

    National Domestic Violence Hotline | 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) | National call center refers to local resources; Spanish plus 160 other languages available; no caller ID used.

    CDE Help for Students in Crisis Website | To support students, schools, and communities during this challenging time, the California Department of Education has gathered information regarding mental health resources, including links for students to get direct access to mental health professionals. The new “Help for Students in Crisis” web page includes crisis and warm line numbers, along with other COVID-19-related resources for providing virtual mental health services, and information for mental health providers, families, and youth:

    CalHOPE Warmline | As part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, DHCS launched CalHOPE, a website with resources to support people experiencing stress from the pandemic. The CalHOPE Warmline is live and answering calls – telephone or text. (833) 317-HOPE (4673).

    Summer Coffee Talks: A Virtual Social Emotional Education Series

    Stockton Unified School District’s Mental Health & Behavior Support Services Department is excited to present Summer Coffee Talks: A virtual social emotional education series for students, staff, and families. Mental Health Clinicians will be hosting virtual Coffee Talks. We will be covering one social emotional wellness topic per session followed by questions and consultation. All topics will be available in Spanish and English. Learn more about the Summer Coffee Talks and register for an event by clicking here.

Health Resources

  • FREE COVID Testing

    The Baseline COVID-19 Program is an effort to expand access to COVID-19 screening and testing. This testing is available to all in San Joaquin County, even those who are not exhibiting symptoms. To schedule a drive-up appointment at San Joaquin General Hospital, please access this Verily site.

    Seeking Treatment for COVID-19

    If you feel any of the COVID-19 symptoms [you have difficulty breathing (shortness of breath); you feel like symptoms (such as fever and cough) are getting worse rapidly; you are unable to care for symptoms at home], call your doctor for a phone evaluation. They will give you guidance on whether or not you should get tested for COVID-19.

    No Health Insurance or Regular Doctor?

    Community Medical Centers, a network of 21 neighborhood health centers, has made rapid adjustments to offer telephone visits during the COVID-19 crisis. 

    Dignity Health has free Virtual Urgent Care Visits for those with COVID-19 symptoms. Use coupon code COVID19 if you are experiencing mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms. Symptoms can include low-grade fever, cough, or shortness of breath.

    If you think you may be experiencing an emergency related to COVID-19, call 9-1-1 and let the operator know you’re experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. That way, the ambulance provider can prepare to treat you safely.

    *If you are experiencing another medical problem, contact your provider to determine next steps. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1.*

    San Joaquin County Clinics

    There are clinics throughout the county that will provide care for families. Learn more by clicking here >

    Click here for additional Health Resources > 

Food Resources

  • Free Meals for All Age 18 and Under

    Stockton Unified will continue providing meals to any child 18 and under throughout the summer. Beginning June 1, meal pickups will be available on Mondays and Thursdays from 9AM – 10AM at the sites listed below:

    Site Name


    Chavez High School

    2929 Windflower Lane.

    Commodore Stockton Skills Elementary

    2725 Michigan Ave.

    Edison High School

    100 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

    Fremont Elementary

    2021 E. Flora St

    Hong Kingston Elementary

    6324 N. Alturas Ave.

    Hamilton Elementary

    2245 Eleventh St

    Pandemic EBT cards to access food benefits

    Pandemic EBT cards are arriving in mailboxes across the state so that families can access up to $365 per child in food benefits. Families with Medi-Cal should automatically receive these food benefits. Those that do not automatically qualify can apply online here starting May 22.


    CalFresh Program

    CalFresh is for people with low-income who meet federal income eligibility rules and want to add to their budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table. Beginning June 1, 2019, recipients of SSI/SSP benefits may be eligible for CalFresh Food benefits for the first time! To learn more and apply, please click here.


    Click here for additional Food Resources >

Childcare Resources

  • Family Resource and Referral Center

    If you are a health care worker, first responders, or any essential service worker and are in need of child care, licensed family child care is a great option-especially as family child care homes are a smaller setting and are good options for social distancing. Many child care providers are accepting new children. Family Resource & Referral Center provides free, professional referrals (not recommendations) to licensed child care providers in the county. You can call (209) 461-2908, visit or click here for a referral.


    Click here for additional Childcare Resources >

Work & Income Resources

  • Summer Work Permits for Students

    1. Please print Student's Work Permit Application Form B1-1 Statement of Intent to Employ a Minor and Request for Work Permit-Certification of Age.

    2. Use only blue or black ink to fill out your information (Minor's Information, School Information and Parent's Information Signature-giving minor consent to work).

    3. Make sure to have your prospective employer complete and sign the Employer section of the form. 

    4. Once completed, please email your work permit application as a PDF format to Then, our office staff will start the process of your "Actual" summer work permit. You will be notified by email or mail to finish the process. NOTE: If you do not have access to a scanner or printer, please drop off/mail your summer work permit application to: 

    CWA Records Department
    1144 E. Channel Street Room 106
    Stockton, CA 95205 

    Additional information regarding Summer Work Permits for students during COVID-19 >

    Financial Assistance for Immigrant Families

    Immigrant families in need of financial assistance may apply for Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI), a one-time state-funded disaster relief payment for undocumented adult immigrants impacted by COVID-19 and who are not eligible to receive funds from the CARES Act federal stimulus payments or from pandemic unemployment benefits. An undocumented adult who qualifies can receive $500 in direct assistance, with a maximum of $1,000 in assistance per household.

    You can begin your application with CRLAF by calling this toll-free number: 877-557-0521.

    Filing for Unemployment Insurance (UI)

    Unemployment Insurance provides partial wage replacement benefit payments to workers who lose their job or have their hours reduced, through no fault of their own (including because of COVID-19). Eligible individuals can receive benefits that range from $40-$450 per week. Click here to file for Unemployment Insurance >


    Click here for additional Work & Income Resources >

Online Learning Resources

  • Free Audiobooks & E-Books for SUSD Students

    The SORA collection is an extension of our SUSD physical libraries, only it’s online with 24/7 access to ebooks and audiobooks. It’s convenient for students to check out titles at home with no worry about misplacing a book or running up late fees – these digital titles automatically return at the end of the lending period!
    Digital books are compatible with smartphones, tablets, eReaders, and computers. All you need to get started is an internet connection and your SUSD Google account. Access SORA in your browser by visiting or download the Sora app and use the setup code stocktonca. Note: Students must be logged into their District Google account to access SORA. Video tutorial on how to access SORA can be viewed here >

    Stockton San Joaquin County Public Library

    If you wish to access the library’s electronic resources but do not have a library card, you can call (209)937-8221. The library team is available to help the community 10am-5pm. Find additional updates from the library here >

    Children's Museum of Stockton

    The Children's Museum of Stockton posts daily interactive lessons, how-tos, and story time videos on their Facebook page. Check it out!

    Sesame Street in Communities

    This is a resource for parents and caregivers that contains guidance on talking to children about COVID-19, comfort strategies, and tips on managing uncertainty. 


    Click here for additional Online Learning Resources >