I have included resources that will remain ongoing during the COVID-19 School Closure. Please reach out to me via email Click Here or by phone 480.472.4428, if you need help locating resources. I am available during regular school hour: Monday - Friday 7:45 am - 3:45 pm. I am also available if you would like to set up a virtual visit! Please email or call so that I may send out a link through WebEx.
MESA Free Lunch/Breakfast Program 11-1 Monday through Friday
United Way food bank resource:
#AZTogether Website with multiple resources available including how to apply for unemployment benefits and rental/eviction assistance:
See below for important information on Internet Resources:
Do you currently qualify for free/reduced lunch, Medicaid/AHCCCS insurance, Section-8 housing or other governmental assistance programs such as food stamps?:
A. If the answer is YES-
Apply for Cox Connect2Compete program at www.cox.com/c2c You can do this from your cell phone
The first 2 months of internet service will be FREE and $9.95/month thereafter (plus until May 15, 2020, they are providing phone and remote desktop support through Cox Complete Care at no charge to provide peace of mind and ease for technology needs and Resources for discounted, refurbished equipment through their association with PCs for People)
It should be quicker for you to apply online from your cell phone using the link above, if possible. If there is no way to apply online, then you may call 1-855-222-3252
B. If the answer is NO, but you believe you would NOW qualify for these programs due to recent hardships such as loss of job, hours cut, etc.:
Email me describing your circumstances and I will help direct you on how to apply for assistance programs.
C. If the answer is NO and you do NOT believe you would qualify for these programs, but still need internet at home:
Century Link has plans starting at $49/month Call 1-855-263-9576 https://shop.centurylink.com/MasterWebPortal/freeRange/shop/guidedShoppingStart?bones%20%20#module=start (likely faster to sign up online)
Many mobile carriers are offering free or discounted mobile hotspots that can be used to help students connect with their laptops:
Verizon COVID-19 Response: There are no special offers, but Verizon is following the FCC agreement. Visit https://www.verizon.com/about/news/our-response-coronavirus.
Sprint COVID-19 Response: Sprint is following the FCC agreement and will provide unlimited data to existing customers. Starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Sprint will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge. Visit https://newsroom.sprint.com/covid-19-updates-sprint-responds.htm
T-Mobile COVID-19 Response: T-Mobile is following the FCC agreement and providing unlimited data to existing customers. It will soon allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge. Visit https://www.t-mobile.com/news/t-mobile-update-on-covid-19-response.
Additional info: Cox and Century Link have committed to the FCC’s Keep American Connected Pledge which will not disconnect services for the next 60 days, increase data speeds, waive late fees and open up wifi hotspots https://www.fcc.gov/keep-americans-connected
Mental Health Resources during a Pandemic: