Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation: Health & Safety Resources

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Community Resources

  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Page
  • For the latest updates regarding the coronavirus in San Diego County, please visit coronavirus-sd.com
  • California’s daily COVID-19 updates are available on the Department of Public Health website
  • City of San Diego Coronavirus Information & Updates and Business Relief & Support
  • San Diego Unified School District’s COVID-19 Updates
  • City of San Diego District 4 Councilmember Monica Montgomery’s website
  • District 4 Emergency Operations Resource Center
  • 2-1-1 San Diego’s COVID-19 Resources
  • San Diego Youth Services offers resources for youth who have experienced or are at risk of commercial sexual exploitation or human trafficking
  • Voice & Viewpoint – the newspaper is FREE to the community during this vital time
  • NAACP San Diego chapter has a COVID-19 information page accessible here
  • KIPP Adelante Charter School’s latest updates (located next to the Jacobs Center)
  • Internet for All Now – The California Emerging Technology Fund can provide assistance determining if your household qualifies for an affordable home internet offer; call toll-free 1-844841-INFO (4636), or visit http://www.internetforallnow.org/get_affordable_internet_today.
  • Everyone On – To see low cost internet offers for which you may qualify based on zip code and household circumstances call 1-855-EVRY1ON (3879166), text CONNECT to 30364, or visit https://www.everyoneon.org.
  • Human-I-T – A non-profit organization available to help those who are not connected to or unable to afford internet services. Fill out an internet request form at https://www.human-i-t.org/requestinternet or text 1-562-372-6925 for assistance accessing internet services.  Assistance is also available to help with affordable device access.
  • Computers 2 Kids – C2K is a program that donates computers to families in need at a reduced cost. Each computer received includes one free year of technical support and is loaded with Microsoft Windows and Office Suite software. Apply online at https://www.c2sdk.org/; only one application permitted per household. Call 1-858-200-9788 with questions.

Health Resources

  • Fresh Food Bank, Tuesdays at 4 p.m. Pick-up at the Jacobs Center, hosted by I Am My Brothers Keeper, Urban Alchemy 360 and San Diego Urban Sustainability. Sign up here.
  • Stay Home SD, a grocery assistance program for seniors 65+. Visit website or call 619-800-3252.
  • San Diego Hunger Coalition’s food assistance programs and resources
  • The Alzheimer’s Association’s dementia and Alzheimer’s caregiving tips
  • The American Heart Association has resources to help maintain a healthy lifestyle while at home

Nonprofit Resources

  • San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative (COI) is requesting applications for Health and Racial Equity mini-grants (applications are due May 15)
  • What’s in the CARE Act for Nonprofits? from the National Council of Nonprofits
  • Article: “How Nonprofits Can Utilize the new Federal Laws Dealing with COVID-19” from Nonprofit Quarterly

Business & Financial Resources

Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation Updates

  • The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation cares about the safety and wants to maintain a safe workplace and environment for its customers, visitors and community. We would like to make the community aware of the following updates in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) beginning Monday, March 16:
  • Jacobs Center staff will be working remotely to the extent possible as a precautionary measure. The information line for the center will remain open and someone will be answering inquiries that come through the general phone number: (619-527-6161)
  • The Southeastern San Diego COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund funded over 35 community based nonprofits to provide support to the community at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the page for a list of organizations that were funded, including links to get assistance or show support for their efforts.
  • The Arts Park @ Chollas Creek and the Writerz Blok program is closed until further notice.
  • We are currently not taking new reservations for the Community Room and Market Creek Amphitheater on the Jacobs Center Campus. For existing reservations or inquiries, please contact Alvenesia Sims at asims@jacobscenter.org or 619-527-6161 ext. 189.
  • Most events scheduled between now and the beginning of April through Kitchens for Good (at Celebration Hall and other venues at the Joe and Vi Jacobs Center) have been postponed or cancelled. For information about specific events or any of their other programs, please contact info@kitchensforgood.org so that your question can be directed to appropriate staff.
  • For any other organizations located in the Joe & Vi Jacobs Center building, please reach out to them directly for updates.

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