Information about vital social services that are open and available to the public is now available on 1degree.org for community members who have been adversely affected both medically and financially by COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
With many nonprofit organizations, schools, and workplaces closed and communities in lockdown, low-income and marginalized communities are struggling to know where to turn to for help. In collaboration with nonprofit organizations throughout California, One Degree has created a Dynamic Resource Guide with a comprehensive list of free or low-cost resources available for the public to access today. The link to the resource guide can be found at 1degree.org/covid-19.
The guide includes resources such as food, financial, and childcare resources for people who are experiencing the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and is updated in real time to provide the most reliable information. Additional resources for those dealing with COVID-19 are available on www.1degree.org and free to access by anyone at any time.
Aside from needing to get medical care to those who are actually showing symptoms of the virus, community members are starting to feel the downstream effects from closures of schools and workplaces, such as lack of food, need for childcare, and reduced wages.
“I have been in contact with over 50 other leaders from California nonprofit organizations, and a common need I kept hearing was for reliable information about what resources are available right now, especially since nonprofit organizations are closing their doors and limiting their services,” said One Degree founder and CEO Rey Faustino.
“In this time of uncertainty, we are seeing the nonprofit community pull together to respond to the needs of the most vulnerable members of our community. One Degree is a conduit for that collaborative spirit.”
At this time One Degree invites all nonprofits and healthcare providers in the Bay Area and Los Angeles County to collaborate and share information with One Degree so that our community members have up-to-the-minute information on resources in their community.
About One Degree (www.1degree.org)
One Degree is a technology-driven nonprofit organization that helps individuals and families access the resources they need to improve their lives and achieve social and economic mobility.
The One Degree platform has become the go-to tool for help-seekers – and the people who support them, such as case managers and social workers – throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles County in California, and in Gainesville, Florida.
One Degree currently operates three major products: 1degree.org and Android and iOS apps. Thousands of people in the Bay Area and Los Angeles rely on One Degree’s platform to access health care, food banks, employment services, and much more.