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Resources for students during COVID-19

As more resources become available, we will add them to this list.
Please contact us if there is a concern that is not listed below. 

Community Resources

Special thanks to the ASU Department of Psychology for compiling the below list. 

ASU Health Serviceshttps://eoss.asu.edu/health 

Phone for all campus locations: 480-965-3349

In the event of an emergency: Call 911

After-hours/weekends: for after-hours medical advice, call (800) 293-5775

First-Year Success Center Coaching: FYS provides peer-to-peer coaching for first-year students, transfer students, out-of-state students, and sophomores. Success coaches are currently offering Zoom coaching sessions for students. To connect with a success coach, email fys@asu.edu, call 480-965-3289 or send a message in the ASU Community Slack channel #fys-center and a member of their staff will support you. 

Free Text Books:  Thanks to the work of ASU, ASU Bookstores, Follett and RedShelf, students can access textbooks at no cost for the spring semester from the most common publishers. Instructions available here: https://uto.asu.edu/sites/default/files/accessing_no_cost_textbooks_via_redshelf.pdf 

Library Resources: https://libguides.asu.edu/continuity-library-services

UASP Online Tutoringhttps://tutoring.asu.edu/student-services/online-subject-area-tutoring     

Laid off because of the virus? https://des.az.gov/services/employment/unemployment-individual 

There is a good chance you qualify for unemployment benefits. If you are new to all of that, here are the basics in a helpful and free explainer from The New York Times.  

Local Food/Shelter Resources

TEMPE/EAST VALLEY

PHOENIX/CENTRAL

  • OneNTen (LGBTQ) (shelter, housing, connection to support services): 602‐279‐0894; https://onenten.org/ 
  • Phoenix Family Services Centers (services offered to families in crisis): 602-534-AIDE (2433)
  • St. Vincent De Paul: (food, medical, referrals and support for homeless individuals and families, serves all Maricopa County):  602-266-4673 https://www.stvincentdepaul.net/programs
  • UMOM/Tumbleweed (emergency shelter for young people in crisis): 602‐841‐5799; https://umom.org/ 

WEST

  • Glendale Neighborhood and Family Services (utility, rent, mortgage assistance): 623-930-3590

ALL MARICOPA COUNTY

  • Association of Arizona Food Banks  http://www.azfoodbanks.org/
  • Go to azfoodbanks.org and type in your zip code (right side) for the closest food banks and dining rooms. Call 211 for the most up-to-date information on a nearby food bank/community dining rooms, food pantries, infant boxes and food co-op boxes. Languages: English and Spanish 

 

Applying for Nutrition Assistance: https://des.az.gov/services/basic-needs/food/nutrition-assistance-formerly-food-stamp-program

Congregate and Home-Delivered Meals: https://des.az.gov/services/older-adults/healthy-living/congregate-home-delivered-meals

FoodPantries.Org  https://www.foodpantries.org/st/arizona

St. Vincent De Paul: (food, medical, referrals and support for homeless individuals and families, serves all Maricopa County):  602-266-4673 https://www.stvincentdepaul.net/programs

 

Resources for Immigrants

 Aliento: https://www.alientoaz.org/

 InformedImmigrant:  https://www.informedimmigrant.com/

undocuscholars: https://www.undocuscholars.com/

 

ONLINE RESOURCE SITES

Arizona 2-1-1:  https://211arizona.org/

Find Help Phoenix:  https://www.findhelpphx.org/

Aunt Berthahttps://www.auntbertha.com/ Search for aid/support services in your zip code. This includes, but is not limited to, food. 

Veterans National Homeless Call Center: 1‐877‐424‐3838; https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/ 

Community Action Agencies

Community action agencies can help with things like utility or mortgage assistance, eviction or foreclosure prevention assistance, rental deposits, and emergency shelter. We have listed several options in Arizona, but there will likely be other resources depending on where you are currently living. 

Internet

Spectrum:1-844-488-8395 - Offers students 60 days of free broadband and WiFi internet access; installation fees waived for new student households.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has come to an agreement with many major internet providers that they will waive late fees, not cut off service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots for increased internet access during the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more about that pledge here. For individual companies, visit their websites:

  • Cox Communications: Cox Communications is offering significant discounts on internet plans, increased data speeds, and public use of wi-fi hot-spots. They will not disconnect any customer’s internet service or charge late fees to customers struggling due to COVID-19.
  • Comcast: Comcast is providing free public access to all hot-spots, unlimited data for all existing customers, and 60 days of complimentary internet for low-income families. They will not disconnect any customer’s internet service or charge late fees to customers struggling due to COVID-19.
  • Charter: Charter is offering 60 days of free wi-fi to all houses with students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Its wi-fi hotspots will also be available for public use.
  • AT&T: AT&T is giving public hot-spots and 15 extra GB of mobile hot-spot use, and will not disconnect internet services or charge late/overage fees to existing customers struggling as a result of the coronavirus.
  • Verizon: Verizon is waiving late fees and overcharge charges for 60 days between March 16 and May 13. They will not disconnect internet services for customers who cannot pay for reasons related to COVID-19.
  • Sprint: Sprint is providing unlimited data to existing customers and giving 20 GB of free mobile hotspot capabilities on all enabled devices.
  • T-Mobile: T-Mobile is providing unlimited data to existing customers and giving 20 GB of free mobile hotspot capabilities on all enabled devices.

Storage

U-Haulhttps://www.uhaul.com/Articles/About/20625/College-Students-U-Haul-Offers-30-Days-Free-Self-Storage-amid-Coronavirus-Outbreak/           

College Box: 30 days of free self-storage to college students in U.S. and Canada. 

Collegeboxes kits for free, which include 5 standard-sized boxes which will be shipped to students for free: https://www.collegeboxes.com/.        

Delivery Services

Walgreens: https://www.walgreens.com/

Offering free shipping, no minimum purchase.

Grubhub: Offering contact-free delivery, i.e., you can specify where you want your order delivered.

 

Faculty Scholarship and Research

Impact of COVID-19 on North American Borders, Irasema Coronado

The Impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Latinos, Gilberto Lopez

Fronteras de oportunidad en la pandemia: el Covid-19 presenta desafíos para la educación transfronterizaBrendan O'Connor

Pandemic hitting Latino communities especially hard, ASU expert says Gilberto Lopez

"COVID-19 and Its Impacts on Immigrant Families and Communities" Eileen Diaz McConnell

"COVID-19 is having a devastating impact on the economic well-being of Latino familiesEdward Vargas, PhD, MPH

Trump wants schools to reopen. What would persuade Latinos to send their kids? Edward Vargas, PhD, MPH

New study reveals how COVID-19 is shifting our public, private behaviors, Edward Vargas,  PhD, MPH