Relief and Assistance

COVID-19 Resources for Students

This page serves as a consolidated directory of resources offered by businesses, organizations, universities, and people in response to the devastating effects of COVID-19 on first-generation and/or low-income college students across the country. Our team will continue to update this as we come across additional resources. We also encourage you to share with us additional resources by clicking here.

Together, as a community, we are here for you - and we will get through this!

For the latest news and resources related to COVID-19, visit the CDC website .


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Assistance for Various Needs

A list of resources ranging from combatting racism and xenophobia, to housing, storage, travel, food coverage, and institution specific resources and information.

SPONSOR: EAST COAST ASIAN AMERICAN STUDENT UNION

Free Discounts and Benefits

120+ resources and discounts for the communities impacted by COVID-19.

SPONSOR: TWINE CPO HUB

Free and Discounted Services

A crowd-sourced comprehensive directory of free and discounted services for everyone, healthcare workers, and for students/educators.

SPONSOR: COMMUNITY MEMBERS

Life Guidance and Resources during COVID-19

Two young professionals put together this comprehensive list of resources to help you stay informed as well as physically and financially healthy during this unprecedented time.

SPONSORS: GLORIA AND RUIDI

Mutual Aid Resources by Region

Directory of Mutual Aid spreadsheets and offerings organized by region.

SPONSOR: IT’S GOING DOWN

Philly Mutual Aid - Neighbors Helping Neighbors

WHO WE ARE: Neighbors Helping Neighbors (NHN) is a Black, Brown, & Native-led group of community members & organizers involved with radical social justice organizations around the city. We are neighbors concerned about our communities and helping to make sure those most vulnerable and affected by COVID-19 get the help they need.

WHAT WE’RE DOING: We are matching people in need with neighbors able to help. We offer support getting folks groceries, medicine, and supplies. We are volunteer run, we are not funded, and our aid comes directly from the community.

WHO WE’RE PRIORITIZING: We are prioritizing those most vulnerable and affected by COVID-19 : the sick, elderly, disabled, undocumented, single parents, queer, Black, Indigenous, and/or people of color, those quarantined without pay, and those limited in work.

SPONSOR: PHILADELPHIA COMMUNITY

Swarthmore Venmo Fund Requests

Due to recent events, many students are in need of financial assistance for housing, transportation, and food. We created this venmo so that we could match students who are in need with funds provided by people generous enough to help out. We are using a personal venmo account, but the money will stay in the venmo balance and not in a bank account. Any excess funds will be appropriately refunded/managed. Requests above $100 will be fulfilled incrementally depending on the flow of donations!

SPONSOR: SWARTHMORE COMMUNITY

University of Chicago Resources

A list of resources including storage, food, housing, flight assistance, and other support crowdsourced by the community.

SPONSOR: UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO COMMUNITY