Updates And Resources

Dear YWCA Berkeley/Oakland family,

As we continue to find a new “normal,” between the ongoing public health crisis and the momentum behind the Movement for Black Lives, we hope that you will stay in touch with us virtually, and hopefully in person when it is safe to do so.

  • Anti-Racism resources and ways to start to take action CLICK HERE!
  • Our Programs are still happening online! CLICK HERE to search by program for more details and contact information.
  • If you have questions or concerns regarding Room Rentals please email rentals@ywca-berkely.org. (We will not be not be accepting any new rentals at this time.)

The YWCA is committed to continuing our work of Empowering Women and Eliminating Racism, and for now this will continue online. Our building still remains closed to the public, while our programs meet virtually. Thank you.

Resources for you and your community



Workers Rights in California

If your employment has been impacted, visit the California Labor & Workforce Development Agency website to review what benefits are available to you:

  • If you lost your job or had reduced hours for reasons related to COVID-19 you may qualify for unemployment insurance. File A Claim Here
  • If you are unable to work due to medical quarantine or illness related to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional) you may qualify for Disability Insurance. File a claim here
  • If you or a family member are sick or for preventative care when civil authorities recommend quarantine you may qualify for paid sick leave. File a Claim Here
  • If you are unable to work because you are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional) you may qualify for Paid Family Leave. File A Claim Here

Undocumented People living in California


  • Coronavirus Resource Kit: Broken down by state, though not all states covered. From Equality Labs. 
  • Learning to Live with Coronavirus: The Daily Podcast episode that covers public transportation, supermarkets, and more. (Link is with Spotify)
  • Get The Facts Straight: short video on Coronavirus. Information about the coronavirus outbreak is spreading fast, but what do we actually know about the illness? CBC News medical contributor and family physician Dr. Peter Lin breaks down the facts about what it is, where it came from, how it spreads and what you can do to protect yourself.
  • Legal Representation: Common Q&A About Legal Representation & COVID-19

Resiliency Resources:

Mutual Aid Resources:

Education & Curriculum for Kids During Social Distancing

What can you do to help?

Support small businesses

Advocate and call your legislators

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