COVID-19 Latina/Latino Studies (LTNS) Student Support & Resources
Dear LTNS Students,
I hope you all are doing well and in good health — physically, emotionally, mentally. The move to online instruction and covid-related social distancing have been big transitions for us all.
Your instructors are making adjustments to ensure that learning opportunities continue even when we are not coming together on campus. Thank you for your patience during this time as we all shift into new modes of interacting with one another. I've asked your instructors to keep in mind that the COVID-19 pandemic also brings with it new responsibilities and stressors that may not have previously been a part of our day-to-day lives. Together, we will create a stable learning environment that is rooted in compassion.
Below are links to some resources that may be useful for you, your friends, family members and neighbors.
Sincerely and in community,
Professor and Department Chair
I hope you're staying healthy, taking good care of yourselves and your loved ones and navigating this time with care and as much calm as possible.
Curated List of Campus Resources.
- SF State’s Safety & Wellness Strategies Staying Healthy and Safe
- SF State’s COVID-19 Information for Students and Families Steps for Coming to Campus
- SF State COVID-19 Resources COVID-19 Resources
- Frequently Asked Questions During Remote Instruction Academics and Advising
- Instructional Continuity at SF State Resilient Teaching & Learning Resources
- Food+Shelter+Success Assistance with addressing basic needs that include safety, food, housing and access to mental health services: Request Support for Basic Needs.
- Hope Crisis Fund SF State HOPE Crisis Fund has an emergency loan fund to help students manage unexpected crisis situations. Eligibility criteria and application instructions are available at.
- Gator Groceries/on-campus food pantry SF State on-campus food pantry. Visit this link to register to participate in the food pantry/food cupboard that is available for SF State students:
- PATHS (Providing Assistance to Housing Solutions) Basic needs for providing assistance to housing solutions. Offers housing navigation support, short-term housing solutions, and college-focused rapid rehousing:
- Free Meal Cards Students may qualify for free on-campus meals at City Eats.
- Dean-On-Call Program SF State dean-on-call program. An excellent resource to assist students navigating the University and find answers to questions. They support students through four primary approaches: (1) Case management, (2) Ombuds, (3) Advocacy, (4) Referral.
- DREAM Resource Center Virtual Support COVID-19 and Virtual Support. The Dream Resource Center is committed to supporting students during the transition and shift in services. Students may email email@example.com
- Counseling and Psychological Services SF State's Counseling & Psychological Services is offering phone and video appointments.
- The SF State SAFE Place Advocacy services continue to be offered through telephone and zoom video calls. The SAFE Place provides crisis intervention, advocacy and confidential Title IX support for survivors dealing with past or recent incidents of sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, sexual harassment and/or stalking.
- Ethnic Studies Student Engagement Center Advisors are working remotely to answer questions regarding the LTNS major, LTNS minor, graduation requirements, academic probation, grade forgiveness and more.They are offering regular appointments via zoom, phone or email.
- Registrar Updates Registrar's office an update on campus operations
- Financial Aid Updates Financial Aid
- College of Ethnic Studies COVID-19 News for Students College of Ethnic Studies Student COVID-19 News
- Latina/Latino Studies Department Office We are available via email during this period of remote services. Administrative Analyst/Specialist Gabriela Segovia-McGahan will be checking email daily and responding or forwarding as appropriate. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Latina/Latino Studies Faculty LTNS faculty can be reached via email. Their email addresses should be listed on course syllabi.
- CA Unemployment Filing an Unemployment Claim If your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19, you may be able to file an Unemployment Insurance Claim.
- CA Disability Insurance Filing a Disability Insurance Claim in SDI Online If you’re unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you may be able to file a Disability Insurance Claim here:
- CA Paid Family Leave Filing a Paid Family Leave Claim in SDI Online If you’re unable to work because you are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you may be able to file a Paid Family Leave Claim here:
- Employment Rights of Undocumented Workers
- The Oakland Undocumented Relief Fund (OUR Fund) Provides critical support to immigrant Oakland workers who have lost their jobs and income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Relief funds for undocumented workers in California document
- PATHS (Providing Assistance to Housing Solutions) Basic needs for providing assistance to housing solutions. Offers housing navigation support, short-term housing solutions and college-focused rapid rehousing.
- Catholic Charities Access Point San Francisco Catholic Charities, located in the Bayview District, they provide assessment and intake services for families for entry into shelter and housing program placement. They also serve Marin and San Mateo counties. Call (415) 430-6320.
- Compass Family Services Compass Family Services Housing Support, helps homeless families and those at risk of homelessness in San Francisco achieve housing stability, economic self-sufficiency and well-being. Provides a comprehensive range of support services designed specifically for those in distress. Call (415) 644-0504.
Nutrition and School Meals for Students Oakland Unified School District and Nutrition Services for Students San Francisco Unified School District (and other Bay Area school districts) provide free meals to all children 18-years-old and younger during the period when classes are not in session.