Oakland Kids First is committed to supporting the overall wellbeing and ability of the youth in our programs to learn, lead, and thrive. This page provides links and connections for young people to access services, relief funds, and resources during times of hardship.
Youth participants in Oakland Kids First programs including REAL HARD, Youth Organizing Council (YOC), PASS-2, or the Knight Time and Knight Success programs at Castlemont can apply for extra relief during periods of unexpected hardship. Student Relief Fund support includes access to youth stipends, gift cards, and support navigating or connecting with resources. Support from the Student Relief Fund will be prioritized for youth participants and their families already participating in Oakland Kids First programs.
For more information and to apply, complete this Student Relief Fund Application Form
To search for resources related to food, housing, goods, transit, health, money, care, education, work or legal services based on where you live, visit FindHelp.Org.
OUSD is a full service community school district, which means that there are many resources and opportunities available for youth and their families. The school you attend may have support including free distribution of healthy meals, mental and physical health services.