Cushing Library staff acknowledge that not all HNU students live in Alameda County where Holy Names University is located. We have listed California resources first since they apply to all students living in California. Many of the California resources help locate resources at the county or city level.
Residents of Alameda County should read the California resources section and Alameda County resources section, as both apply to them.
Students living outside of Alameda County are encouraged to use the list of Alameda County resources to search for similar resources available in their counties.
The Customer Support box on the lefthand side of the screen will be updated as we learn of companies offering financial assistance to customers. If you would like to add to this list, please email email@example.com
NOTE: The National Suicide Prevention Hotline has a 24-hour hotline. Call at 800-273-8255 or text 838255
Contact a counselor from HNU's Counseling and Psychological services for free and confidential counseling.
As part of the CalFresh program, the EatFresh.org website provides online recipes and is a great resource for anyone wanting to learn more about nutrition to improve their health.
The Alameda County Social Services Agency assists Alameda County residents in applying for California State programs as well as Alameda County programs like the ones listed below. Click here for COVID-19 services updates.
Provides cash aid to indigent adults and emancipated minors who are legal residents of Alameda County and who have
no other means of support.
Provides benefits for legal non-citizens in financial need who are ineligible for federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
due to their immigrant status. Blind or disabled immigrants of any age, or seniors aged 65 and older may be eligible to receive CAPI.
Program is for newly-arrived refugees who are either single adults or families without children.
Read the latest announcements for programs by Oakland Unified School District Nutrition Services.
Alameda County Public Health Department. "Selected COVID-19 Resources and Assistance:
FINANCIAL RELIEF AND ASSISTANCE FOR INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES." March 26, 2020. PDF. June 19, 2020 <http://www.acphd.org/media/573088/financial-resource-list.pdf>.