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Dear parents and guardians,

Hesperia Unified School District fosters a culture that promotes the health, safety, and well-being of students, staff, and parents. In an effort to continuously support this commitment while school is not in session over the summer, the district wants to remind families of the 24/7 mental health service available to you through our partner Care Solace.Care Solace is an online resource with a live, multilingual Care Concierge meant to assist individuals in finding local mental health related programs and counseling services. Care Solace's web-based system works alongside our multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) as a tool for school staff and families to connect with community-based mental healthcare resources and providers. The proprietary care navigation system taps into a vast database of mental healthcare resources to find carefully vetted local and online therapists and programs in minutes.

School district staff and families may access Care Solace services in two ways:

1. Call (888) 515-0595 or email weserve@caresolace.org to speak with someone from the Care Concierge team.

  • Representatives are standing by to take your call, email or video chat 24/7

2. Visit your district’s link at caresolace.com/hesperiafamilies

  • Answer ten simple questions on their confidential platform and get matched with local and online providers in minutes.
  • Care Solace takes into account all types of private insurance including Medi-Cal, Medicaid, and Medicare and those that have no insurance. The provider will also be specific to age, gender, zip code and any special requests.
  • If you’d like assistance finding a provider and/or booking an appointment, the Care Concierge can make the phone calls on your behalf, help you navigate who accepts your insurance, and any other special requests, saving you precious time in your busy schedules.

Care Solace is available for use by district students and families at no cost. All information shared with Care Solace or entered on their website is completely confidential and securely stored. They do not share specific user information to any third parties or even the district itself.

Please note, this service is an optional free resource available to families in our district. If you are interested in seeking counseling-related services at this time, please give them a call at (888) 515-0595.

Warmest regards,

David Olney
Superintendent
Hesperia Unified School District

Here is a link to a list of Frequently Asked Questions for families to reference.


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FOOD DELIVERY FOR ELDERLY AND DISABLED
Feed My Sheep, First Assembly of God Church (Delivery for Homebound)
760-247-6488
http://www.av.church/food or apply with electronic form
Food and Supply Delivery for 65+ seniors, disabled adults 18 years and older, and homeless families. High Desert Residents Only.

Food Ministry (Delivery for Homebound)
323-984-5286 - Lorraine Vains
Lorraine taking calls to refer for curbside fulfillment services. Please leave a message of needs so items can be gathered. This service is for homebound only, elderly or disabled without access to services (food, clothing, and hygiene).

Victor Valley Community Service Counsel (Delivery for Homebound)
760-243-9646
Food DeliveryService to elderly 62 years and up, and to vulnerable/disabled, homebound community members with no assistance.

Victorville Senior Meal (Delivery for Homebound)
760-256-9111
Call Barstow Senior Center for Delivery. Free.

FREE PRESCRIPTION DELIVERY
Walgreens Free RX Delivery
https://www.walgreens.com/topic/pharmacy/prescription-delivery.jsp
CVS Free RX Delivery
https://www.cvs.com/content/delivery

FOODBANKS

SENIOR WEEKLY PICK UP MEALS
Percy Bakker Senior Center (Seniors-only Pick-Up)
760-256-9111
9333 E St., Hesperia 92345
Pick up days on Mondays at 11:30am-1230pm
Senior Nutrition to-go meals provided by Barstow Senior Center.
Provides a week’s worth of meals to seniors 60 years and up. Free.

HESPERIA
4 Hungry (Pick up)
760-954-6000
13032 Ranchero Rd, Hesperia
Supplemental groceries to any individual and family. Any ID accepted.
Saturday 10-1PM

Curbside Community Center (Pick up)
Hesperia CA
(760)953-7944 Call to meet at a grocery store in local area for food pick-ups on Tuesday 8AM.
Call before Tuesday to schedule.

Feed my Sheep of the High Desert (Pick up)
First Assembly of God Church, Hesperia Campus
760-243-4343 and www.vfassembly.org
11616 Hesperia Rd, Hesperia, CA
Food Bank Wednesdays 10AM-12PM, USDA (MEAT) every fourth Wednesday of the month.
First come first serve. Bring ID. Bring box/bags if you can. Hesperia Residents Only

High Desert Second Chance – High Desert Food Collaborative (Pick up)
442-267-4444
16666 Smoke Tree Ave, Bldg. B5, Hesperia, CA 92345
Mon - Thurs 10am-3pm & Sat 9am-12pm
Bring bags or boxes for your food if possible. Bring ID. High Desert residents only.

Holy Family Church (Pick up)
760-900-4631 (Louie Rivera)
9974 I Ave, Hesperia, CA
Food distribution 2nd and 3rd Wednesday (USDA meat) of the month 10AM to 12PM.
Call for emergency food daily 8:30-4pm. Closed for lunch.

New Life Chapel (Pick up)
760-244-9050
10184 Seventh Avenue, Hesperia
Food Pantry on third Saturday of the month, 9am-10am (Drive-thru).
Must Pre-register on a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday from 9-10AM in office.
Must be a Hesperia resident with ID.

Spirit Filled Family Church Food Pantry (Pick up)
760-956-2501
9980 Hesperia Rd., Hesperia
Saturdays 9-11AM. Bring ID, Proof of residency, bags/boxes for food

VICTORVILLE

Catholic Charities (Pick up)
760-243-1100
15000 Seventh Street, Suite 200, Victorville CA
Food Distribution once a week-Fri. 2pm-5pm.
Requires ID, social security card, and in-office application.
Utilities assistance for Edison only.

Feed my Sheep of the High Desert (Pick up)
First Assembly of God Church, Victorville Campus
760-243-4343 and www.vfassembly.org/feedmysheep/
15260 Nisqualli Rd, Victorville, CA Food Bank Mondays 10AM-12PM, USDA (MEAT) every fourth Monday of the month.
First come first serve. Bring ID. Bring box/bags if you can.

Salvation Army (Pick up)
760-245-2545 (Mon-Fri 9-12pm & 1-3pm only)
14585 La Paz Dr., Victorville, CA
Pet food provided for those who qualify.
Emergency Food Bank Tuesdays and Thursdays 9AM-11:45AM
Need CA ID, proof of income/address/children’s birthdate.

Currently assisting in paying for Gas Utility Bill

Samaritan Helping Hand
760-243-5933
15527 8th Street, Victorville, CA
Food Pantry Mondays and Tuesdays 10AM-12PM (I.D.s and social security cards).

St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church – Ministry of the Lord’s Table (Pick up)
760-241-2043
15512 Sixth St., Victorville, CA
Food bank: Every 3rd Friday of the month from 7:30am until food given out.

Victor Valley Rescue Mission
760-955-5958
15572 7th St., Victorville, CA

Emergency Food Pantry:
First Christian Church: 17746 George Blvd, Victorville. Tuesdays 10am-12pm.
Burning Bush Baptist Church: 14849 7th Street, Victorville. Wednesdays 11:30am-1:30pm.
Parish Hall Farmers Market at Rescue Mission: 15512 6th St., Victorville. Fridays 2:30pm.

APPLE VALLEY
Feed My Sheep (Pick up)
First Assembly of God Church, Apple Valley Campus
760-247-6488 and www.vfassembly.org
21811 Ottawa Rd., Apple Valley (corner of Navajo)
1st, 2nd, and 4th Friday at 8AM, and USDA (meat) on third Friday of the Month.
First come first serve. Bring ID. Bring box/bags if you can. Apple Valley Residents Only

MENTAL HEALTH HELPLINES
Crisis Line
800-985-5990 OR Text ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746
Trained crisis counselors who can support those who are feeling distress related to COVID-19

High Desert Region - Dept. of Behavioral Health (DBH)

Mental Health Support
Phone 760-956-2345 OR Text 760-734-8093

California Youth Crisis Line
800-843-5200 (call or text)
https://calyouth.org/chat-with-a-crisis-counselor/ (chat online)

HOUSING INFORMATION
United Way
866-211-9966 or 760-242-5370
https://www.unitedway.org/
COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund. They will help pay bills, rent, and food.
Provide zip code for a list of local agencies to provide assistance.

YOUTH – Together We Rise - San Bernardino County
Housing, Groceries, and Utility Assistance to former/foster youth.
714-784-6760
https://www.togetherwerise.org/help-displaced-students/
Provides emergency housing assistance to former/foster youth who have been displaced due to COVID-19 (dorms, etc). Youth must call or email for assessment.

U-HAUL
Is offering free storage units for 30 days to college students
https://www.uhaul.com/Articles/About/20625/College-Students-U-Haul-Offers-30-Days-Free-Self-Storage-Amid-Coronavirus-Outbreak/

Inland SoCal COVID-19 Relief Fund (Not Immediate)
https://uwiv.org/covid-fund-requests
Direct assistance fund will be used to meet the needs of families most affected by COVID-19.
Services include: Assistance with Rent, Housing, Food, Utilities, Healthcare Costs, or Unpaid Sick Leave. Go to above website to apply. When funding in your area becomes available, applications will be reviewed and funds dispersed appropriately.

Fannie Mae Mortgage Relief for COVID-19
https://www.fanniemae.com/portal/media/corporate-news/2020/covid-homeowner-assistance-options-7000.html

Freddie Mac Mortgage Relief
https://myhome.freddiemac.com/own/getting-help-disaster.html

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS INFORMATION AND STUDENT LOANS
Temporary suspension of all payments of federally held student loans. No penalties.
Borrowers should contact their lenders to inform and for more information.

College Placement and Admissions Assurances
https://www.cde.ca.gov/be/pn/nr/yr20sberel03.asp

UndocuScholars Relief Fund
https://www.undocuscholars.com/covid19 - Application/Solicitud
If you are undocumented or have family members who are undocumented and have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Si used es indocumentado o tiene familiares indocumentados y han sido afectados por la pandemia de COVID-19.

YOUTH – Together We Rise - San Bernardino County
Housing, Groceries, and Utility Assistance to former/foster youth.
714-784-6760
https://www.togetherwerise.org/help-displaced-students/
Provides emergency housing assistance to former/foster youth who have been displaced due to COVID-19 (dorms, etc). Youth must call or email for assessment.

U-HAUL
Is offering free storage units for 30 days to college students
https://www.uhaul.com/Articles/About/20625/College-Students-U-Haul-Offers-30-Days-Free-Self-Storage-Amid-Coronavirus-Outbreak/

TRANSPORTATION
Victor Valley Transit Authority, Victor Valley
https://vvta.org/edcovid-19/
760-948-3030
Seat barriers for social distancing. All fixed routes operating.

UTILITIES & INTERNET ASSISTANCE
Southern California Edison
COVID-19 Bill Pay Support
https://www.sce.com/safety/coronavirus
Suspended service disconnections for nonpayment & waived late fees for residential & business customers.
Only outages necessary to reduce public safety & wildfire risk will go forward.

Catholic Charities
760-243-1100
15000 Seventh Street, Suite 200, Victorville CA
Utilities assistance for Edison only.

SoCal Gas
800-427-2200
https://www.socalgas.com/coronavirus
Suspended service disconnections until further notice.
If household income has recently changed, may qualify for 20% off gas bill with CARE program

Southwest Gas
877-860-6020
https://www.swgas.com/en/covid19
Stopped service disconnections indefinitely until coronavirus situation improves.
Customers experiencing financial hardships can be helped with flexible payment options.

Salvation Army
760-245-2545 (Mon-Fri 9-12pm & 1-3pm only)
14585 La Paz Dr., Victorville, CA
Currently assisting in paying for Gas Utility Bill

California Public Utilities Commission
https://www.cpuc.ca.gov/covid/
Webpage provides information and listings regarding actions to support communities.

AT&T Policies for COVID-19
https://about.att.com/newsroom/2020/att_consumer_connected_together.html
2 free months to new Access customers. Waiving all data internet data overage fees.

Charter/Spectrum Free Internet Services & Policies for COVID-19
https://policy.charter.com/press-releases/charter-offer-free-access-spectrum-broadband-wifi-60-days-new-k-12-college-student-households/
Expands access to households with K-12 & college students, refrain from terminating service for residential or small business, will open Wi-Fi hotspots for public use.

Spectrum Remote Education Credit
855-243-8892
https://www.spectrum.net/support/internet/coronavirus-covid-19-educational-internet-offer
Free access to internet & WiFi for 60 days for new pre-K thru 12, college students, and teacher households who do not currently have internet or WiFi.

UNEMPLOYMENT
Employment Development Department, State of CA
https://www.edd.ca.gov/About_EDD/coronavirus-2019.htm
This website contains information for workers impacted by Quarantine, School/Childcare Closures, Reduced work hours, and COVID-19
https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/disaster_related_services.htm

Unemployment benefits week waiting period waived, extensions to file & pay payroll taxes.
https://edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019/faqs.htm
Corona Virus and Disability or Paid Family Leave Benefits Information.

Inland SoCal COVID-19 Relief Fund (Not Immediate)
https://uwiv.org/covid-fund-requests
Direct assistance fund will be used to meet the needs of families most affected by COVID-19.
Services include: Assistance with Rent. Go to above website to apply. When funding in your area becomes available, applications will be reviewed and funds dispersed appropriately.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
800-569-2955 Customer Service Center
https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/

Small Businesses and nonprofits can apply for SBA disaster assistance programs online or seek assistance by calling or applying online.

RELIEF FUNDING RESOURCES FOR UNDOCUMENTED PERSONS
https://mydocumentedlife.org/2020/03/30/resources-for-undocumented-immigrants-and-their-families-during-covid-19/


https://legalaidatwork.org/blog/relief-funds/

EMPLOYMENT LINKS
Stater Brothers
https://www.staterbros.com/retail-careers/

Costco Warehouse
https://cta.cadienttalent.com/index.jsp?locale=en_US&APPLICATIONNAME=CostcoNonReqExt

Costco Store
https://www.costco.com/job-opportunities.html

Target – Store and Distribution Centers Target – Store and Distribution Centers
https://corporate.target.com/careers/store-distribution

Walmart – Store and Distribution Center
https://careers.walmart.com/

Amazon
https://www.amazondelivers.jobs/warehouse-jobs/inland-empire-jobs/

Lowe’s
https://jobs.lowes.com/search-jobs/San%20Bernardino%2C%20San%20Bernardino%20County%2C%20CA/1627/4/6252001-5332921-5391726-5391710/34x10834/-117x289772/25/2

CIRCLE K
https://workwithus.circlek.com/

Walgreens
https://jobs.walgreens.com/search-jobs/San%20Bernardino%2C%20San%20Bernardino%20County%2C%20CA/1242-19097/4/6252001-5332921-5391726-5391710/34x10834/-117x28977/25/2

Other Community Resources
Booklet