Updates And Resources

YWCA BERKELEY/OAKLAND REOPENED ON AUGUST 25TH, 2021! Our building is open to the public, and we welcome you to check out our available programming for Fall 2021 HERE! We welcome new students and community members to visit our building, and there will be free giveaways!

We continue to follow current health guidelines set by Alameda County and the City of Berkeley. Please remember to wear your mask indoors.

  • Anti-Racism resources and ways to start to take action CLICK HERE!
  • Learn more about our Fall 2021 Programs! CLICK HERE to search by program for more details and contact information.
  • We are currently accepting new room rental requests! Email us at rentals@ywca-berkeley.org or visit our Community Space Page.

The YWCA is committed to continuing our work of Empowering Women and Eliminating Racism, and we are excited to welcome all visitors. 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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