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This is a long post showing meal resources in Multnomah County (and beyond). We start with school districts and then move to community organizations we know of that are helping the community. Please let us know if you need further assistance.

Para ver esta información en español, haga clic en Recursos de alimentos para familias. To see this information in Spanish, click Recursos de alimentos para familias.

Multnomah County School Districts

Multnomah County school districts continue to provide meal assistance during the summer. The SUN Service System also has information on accessing food.

We have done our best to provide current information. Please confirm meal availability through the links shared below.

Centennial [updated 3/9/23]

The food pantry at Parklane Elementary, 15811 SE Main St., Portland, is open Fridays from noon to 1:30 p.m. Stop by to access 3-5 days’ worth of FREE, fresh, and healthy food for your family. Please bring your own bags. No identification or income verification materials required. Anyone is welcomed to shop!

The food pantry at Patrick Lynch Elementary, 1546 SE 169th Pl., is open to the public on Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Food 4 Families will have food distribution on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month (except March 2023), during the school year, at Centennial High School, 3505 SE 182nd Ave, Gresham, 97030. 4:00pm to 5:00pm. Click here for distribution dates.

David Douglas [updated 1/11/23]

There are food pantries at the following David Douglas schools. Click here for a calendar that shows hours of operation and any closures.

  • Floyd Light Middle: 10800 SE Washington St. Mondays, 3:30 P.M to 4:30 p.m.
  • Cherry Park Elementary: 1930 SE 104th Ave. Mondays, 3:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
  • Earl Boyles Elementary: 10822 SE Bush St. Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
  • Mill Park Elementary: 1900 SE 117th Ave. Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Gilbert Park Elementary: 13132 SE Ramona St. Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Menlo Park Elementary: 12900 NE Glisan St. Thursdays, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
  • David Douglas High, South Campus: 1500 SE 130th Ave. Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Gilbert Heights Elementary: 12839 SE Holgate Blvd. Fridays, 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. 


Gresham-Barlow [updated 1/11/23]

Click this link for meal resource information. There are food pantries at the following schools:

Other community food box information can be found at The Sunshine Division and Snowcap Community Charities

Parkrose [updated 10/5/22]

There are food pantries at the following schools (click the link for closures):


Portland [updated 3/20/23]

There are food pantries at the following schools. Please click on the link to check for closure information.

  • Lent K-8: 5105 SE 97th Ave. Mondays, 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Harrison Park K-8: 2225 SE 87th Ave. 2nd and 4th Mondays, 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Lane Middle: 7200 SE 60th Ave. Tuesdays, 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Kelly Elementary: 9015 SE Rural St. Wednesdays, noon to 1:30 p.m.
  • Woodlawn K-5: 7200 NE 11th Ave. Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Rigler Elementary: 5401 NE Prescott St. 3rd Wednesday of the month, 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • McDaniel High: 2735 NE 82nd Ave. Fridays, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sitton Elementary: 9930 N Smith St. 1st Friday of month, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Roosevelt High: 6941 N Central St. 1st and 3rd Fridays, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Bridger K-5: 7910 SE Market St. 3rd Friday of the month, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Reynolds [updated 3/9/23]

    Food pantries are located at the following schools. Click here for more information.
    • Glenfair Elementary: 15300 NE Glisan St. Tuesdays, 4:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
    • Reynolds High: 1698 SW Cherry Park Rd., Troutdale. Last Tuesday of the month, 1:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m.
    • Alder Elementary: 17200 SE Alder St. Wednesdays 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Reynolds Middle: 1200 NE 201st Ave., Fairview. Fridays 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Wilkes Elementary: 17020 NE Wilkes Rd. 1st Friday of the month, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Davis Elementary: 19501 NE Davis St. 2nd Friday of the month, 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
    • H.B. Lee Middle: 1121 NE 172nd Ave. Call 503-706-2834 for information on accessing the food pantry
    • Walt Morey Middle: 2801 SW Lucas Ave., Troutdale. Call 503-810-9604 for information on accessing the food pantry

    Agencies, Community Organizations and Restaurants

    Information may change so please check their websites if a link is provided.

    C3 Pantry (NE): 6120 NE 57th Ave., Portland. Tuesdays, doors open at 11:30am, shopping is 12-1pm.

    Crossroads Food Bank (NE): 2505 NE 102nd Ave., Portland. Thursdays 9 a.m. to noon and Saturdays 10 a.m. to noon.

    Faithful Savior Lutheran Church (NE): 11100 NE Skidmore St., Portland. Food pantry Saturday, February 18th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    Mainspring Food Pantry (NE):  3500 NE 82nd Ave. Food pantry Monday through Thursday from 9am to 11am.
    They suggest following them on social media to see mobile food pantry locations.  Their current free food pantries are located at:
    • Dawson Park, 1 N Stanton St. Every 1st Tuesday from 10am to noon
    • Community Transitional School, 6601 NE Killingsworth St. Every 2nd Tuesday from 10am to noon
    • East Portland Community Center, 740 SE 106th Ave. Every 2nd Wednesday from 9am to 11am
    • Victory Outreach, 16022 SE Stark St. Every 3rd Tuesday from 10am to noon
    • Rockwood Village Apartments, 783 SE 185th Ave. Every 4th Tuesday from 10am to noon
    Meals 4 Kids: serves qualified children and families within the City of Portland. Please visit their website to complete a request form.
    Northeast Emergency Food Program (NE): 4800 NE 72nd Ave., Portland. Open Thursday and Saturday, 10:30am to 1:30pm. Food boxes are prepared in advance for walk or drive up pick up.
    Portland Adventist Community Services (NE): 11020 NE Halsey St., Portland. Offering prepacked food boxes for pick up,  Monday – Friday 9am– 11am. They also provide a mobile food pantry service to some neighborhoods.
    One Hope Food Pantry (NE): Located at 5425 NE 27th Ave., Portland 97211. Open for drive-through and pickup Saturdays, 11 am - 1 pm. Food boxes are available each week and a hot meal is served on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays.
    Sunshine Division (SE):  free emergency food boxes to pick up or be delivered. There are two locations:
    • 12436 SE Stark St. Food assistance Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 am to 11 am and 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm, and Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • 687 N Thompson St. Food assistance Monday through Friday, 9:30 am to 11 am and 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm, and Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

    Visit their website to request a food box delivery, or call 503-823-2102

    William Temple House (NW): 2023 NW Hoyt St., Portland. Offering a walk-in pantry, Tuesday-Thursday, 11 am-2 pm. A guide to the pantry can be found here.
    Lift Urban Portland (SW):  Located at 1838 SW Jefferson St., Portland 97201. Food pantry hours of operation are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. A random number lottery takes place 5 minutes before opening to determine your place in line.
    Portland Open Bible food pantry (SE):  Located at 3223 SE 92nd Ave., Portland 97266. Pick-up food boxes, information can be found here. Pantry times are Tuesdays 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Thursdays 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You can also place an order online.
    St. Johns Food Share (N): 8100 N Lombard St., Portland 97203. Food pantry open Mondays and Fridays, 10 am to 4 pm.
    Urban Gleaners: multiple locations across Multnomah and Washington counties. Click here for a list of locations.
    For more information about access to food for families including the Oregon Food Bank, please call 211, or  text "FOOD" or "COMIDA" to 877-877 for meals locations, or visit
    Self Enhancement Inc also has a list of community food resources that includes sites in Multnomah, Clackamas, Washingon and Yamhill counties in Oregon and Vancouver, WA area schools. Click the link and scroll down to food resources.

    Oregon Va al Colegio Información básica sobre la universidad: Información para las familias con estudiantes en la preparatoria y los pasos a tomar rumbo a la universidad.

    Solicitud de Ayuda Estatal de Oregón (ORSAA). Los estudiantes elegibles indocumentados o bajo el programa de DACA (Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia) en Oregón, pueden completar esta solicitud para recibir ayuda estatal incluyendo la Beca de Oportunidad de Oregón (Oregon Opportunity Grant) y la beca Promesa de Oregón (Oregon Promise). Esta beca también está disponible desde el 1.º de octubre. 

    Becas y Ayudas Que No Tienen Qué Reembolsar (Inglés). El gobierno federal y los gobiernos estatales otorgan becas por varias razones, desde la necesidad financiera hasta el desempeño académico o deportivo. Con una sola solicitud, los estudiantes pueden postularse para la mayoría de estos programas de ayuda.

    Ayuda Financiera de Oregón (Inglés). Un portal para varias solicitudes de ayuda financiera y becas. Los estudiantes pueden ver la descripción de cada una de ellas. 

    Becas Federales Pell. Estas subvenciones no son préstamos por lo que no es necesario pagarlas. Los estudiantes pueden recibir una Beca Federal Pell por 12 semestres o menos tiempo, pero no más.

    Becas para Estudiantes Hispanos o Latinos (Bajo Recursos Adicionales). No existen leyes federales ni estatales que prohíban a estudiantes indocumentados presentar solicitudes, inscribirse y graduarse de instituciones de enseñanza superior públicas o privadas. Sin embargo; al ser clasificados como extranjeros, los estudiantes indocumentados pierden la capacidad de ser elegibles para recibir asistencia financiera federal y tarifas de matrícula reducidas para residentes estatales. Este sitio tiene información sobre becas para estudiantes extranjeros.

    Becas para estudiantes mexicanos que viven en los Estados Unidos. El Gobierno de México, a través del Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior (IME) y los Consulados de México en Estados Unidos de América, entrega recursos a las organizaciones e instituciones educativas que participan en la convocatoria y se comprometen a aportar fondos complementarios que al menos dupliquen los recibidos por parte del Gobierno de México. Los estudiantes tienen que pasar por el proceso de selección que tenga cada institución educativa para el otorgamiento de las becas.

    Para mayor información sobre este tema y cómo ayudar a su estudiante con la transición a la universidad, contactenos

    Préstamos federales para estudiantes. Los Préstamos Directos con Subsidio y los Préstamos Directos sin Subsidio son préstamos para estudiantes ofrecidos por el Departamento de Educación para ayudar a los estudiantes a cubrir los gastos de su educación superior. La escuela decide el tipo de préstamo al que cada estudiante puede ser elegible. Estos préstamos tienen cantidades anuales limitadas para estudiar la licenciatura y un límite de préstamo agregado para estudiar la maestría. Las cantidades dependen del año escolar en que se encuentre el estudiante y de si es un estudiante dependiente o independiente. Por lo regular, el estudiante debe empezar a pagar los préstamos seis meses después de la graduación de la universidad.

    Préstamos Directos Subsidiados. Aunque el estudiante es responsable de pagar la cantidad del préstamo, el Departamento de Educación paga los intereses de los Préstamos Directos Subsidiados:

    • Cuando el estudiante asiste a la escuela por lo menos medio tiempo
    • Por los primeros 6 meses después de que el estudiante deja la escuela 
    • Durante un período de aplazamiento de pago bajo ciertas condiciones 

    La escuela determina la cantidad que el estudiante puede pedir prestada; esta cantidad no excede la necesidad financiera del estudiante. Esos préstamos están disponibles solamente para los estudiantes de licenciatura que presentan necesidad financiera. 

    Préstamos Directos No Subsidiados. El estudiante es responsable de pagar los intereses de los Préstamos No Subsidiados además de la cantidad del préstamo. Si el estudiante decide no pagar intereses mientras está en la escuela, los intereses se acumularán y agregarán a la cantidad principal del préstamo.

    La escuela determina el tipo de préstamo y la cantidad. Esos préstamos están disponibles para los estudiantes de licenciatura, maestría u otros estudios superiores; y no es necesario que presenten necesidad económica para recibirlos. Para calificar para los Préstamos Federales, el estudiante debe completar la FAFSA (Solicitud Gratuita de Ayuda Federal para Estudiantes) que está disponible a partir del 1.º de octubre de cada año. 

    Se debe tomar en cuenta que el estatus de ciudadanía de los padres no afecta la capacidad del estudiante para completar el formulario FAFSA ni el derecho de recibir ayuda federal para estudiantes. Según la Oficina de Ayuda Federal para Estudiantes, si los padres del estudiante no tienen SSN (Número de Seguro Social), deben ingresar 000-00-0000 cuando el formulario FAFSA solicite sus SSN. 

    Si los padres del estudiante no tienen SSN, no podrán crear una FSA ID (Identificación y contraseña en el sitio web para la Ayuda Federal para Estudiantes) y por lo tanto, no podrán firmar el formulario FAFSA electrónicamente. El estudiante o sus padres tendrán que imprimir la página de firma del formulario FAFSA en línea para que los padres puedan firmarlo y enviarlo por correo a la dirección indicada. Es importante que NO escriban un número de identificación del contribuyente en el campo del SSN. Para más información consulte la página: Los alumnos dependientes deben declarar información sobre sus padres, como también su propia información, en el formulario Solicitud Gratuita de Ayuda Federal para Estudiantes (FAFSA®)

    Préstamos PLUS para padres. Es un préstamo federal que como el nombre lo dice, está a nombre del padre. Revisen el paquete de ayuda financiera, que ofrecen las universidades una vez que aceptan al estudiante, en donde se incluye una concesión de préstamo para completar el pago del costo de la universidad. Este dinero puede ser usado para cubrir los gastos que no se cubren con la ayuda financiera para el estudiante o con becas.

    Es importante ser extremadamente cuidadoso cuando se les ofrece un préstamo PLUS para padres, ya que puede tener un impacto duradero en sus metas financieras personales. 

    Algunas diferencias clave con el préstamo federal para estudiantes, y el préstamo PLUS para padres incluye límites de endeudamiento generalmente más altos y tasa de interés y tarifas de originación (procesamiento del préstamo) notablemente más altas. Estos préstamos empiezan a generar interés tan pronto como se distribuyen.

    Los padres deben reembolsar el préstamo PLUS, aun cuando su hijo no termine la universidad, no encuentre trabajo, o no estén satisfechos con la educación que pagó con el préstamo.

    Otros Recursos

    FAFSA vs CSS Profile. Este video contiene información importante sobre ambos formularios y quiénes los requieren.

    Cómo Llenar el Formulario FAFSA

    Visiten las páginas de para conocer la cantidad actual que el estudiante puede pedir prestada, las tasa de interés y los cargos por préstamos estudiantiles.

    Información Sobre Becas y Otros Recursos Financieros

    Para mayor información sobre este tema y cómo ayudar a su estudiante con la transición a la universidad, contactenos

    Photo of college students studying
    For folks who choose to go to college, university or trade school, we know it can be stressful and expensive. Here are some resources to help you with planning and paying for college. 

    Oregon Goes to College
    Here you'll find information for families with high school students about the steps to take to prepare for college, including how to pay for university studies, links to more than 100 colleges, universities and trade schools in the state of Oregon and resources for undocumented students. This site has a portal for various financial aid and scholarship applications. You can see the description of each and also directly apply.

    Oregon Student Aid
    This website helps Oregon students plan and pay for college. Be sure to check out the Oregon Opportunity Grant, Oregon's largest state-funded, need-based grant program for college students, as well as Oregon Promise, a state grant that helps to cover tuition costs at any Oregon community college for recent high school graduates and GED recipients. Complete multiple applications to get money for college here. 

    Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for federal grants, work-study, and loans. ORSAA is an alternative to the FAFSA for Oregon residents who are undocumented, including students who have DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) status. Both the FAFSA and the ORSAA open on October 1 each year. If you are not sure where to start, use this filter tool to find out which one is appropriate for you.

    The Ford Family Foundation 
    This foundation helps high-need individuals in Oregon better their lives and the lives of their families through education beyond high school. They have scholarships available, including the Ford Scholars, to assist students who otherwise would find it impossible, or at least very difficult, to obtain a college degree. 

    CollegeBoard CSS Profile
    Some colleges also require students to fill out the CSS Profile to receive financial aid. In Oregon, Reed College requires it. Check with out-of-state schools to see their requirements.

    More information from the library:

    This article was written for our Family Newsletter, available in English and Spanish. Please sign up here and email us at with any questions.

    Image of child playing with number toys
    It’s good to know that we, as caregivers, don’t need to have a background in statistics, geometry or calculus in order to give our kids a head start in math skills. But you may be asking yourself, does math even matter in the early childhood years?

    Yes, it does! A child’s math knowledge at the start of kindergarten predicts later academic achievement, but that doesn’t mean kids should come to kindergarten knowing addition, subtraction, or multiplication. School-aged kids will learn to recite numbers early on, and that is important, but math is so much more than counting and numbers!

    For young children, math knowledge includes:

    • Noticing how things have different sizes, shapes and colors. 
    • Understanding that there is a difference between moving fast and slow or up and down.
    • Recognizing when someone has more or fewer goldfish crackers on the plate than they have.

    You’re already teaching them this math knowledge without even realizing it, and there are many, many ways to explore math with young children in your everyday routines.

    Here are some examples of early math with young children:

    • Lining up stuffed animals against a wall from shortest to tallest (measurement)
    • Scribbling, drawing, and making art (noticing and creating patterns). Math coloring sheets are another way to introduce concepts to your preschooler, and you can print them for free at your local library!  
    • Putting a collection of leaves they gathered during a walk into groups of the same colors (classification)
    • Placing pretend plates and spoons on the table for a make-believe picnic (representation)
    • Playing with building blocks (spatial sense, geometry, and problem-solving)
    • Experimenting with what will float or sink in the bath tub or pool (weight and density)
    • Using the vocabulary of math and science during their play or when cooking with the family (such as estimate, organize, and predict)

    Have babies or toddlers? Check out Math in the Bath. (Added bonus, they’ll be squeaky clean at the end of the lesson!)

    And in honor of March MATHness, the library is celebrating math with lots of fun booklists:

    No matter how you add it together, having fun with math is as easy as 1-2-3!

    This article was written for our Family newsletter, available in English and Spanish. Please sign up here and you can email us at with any questions.


    Photo of family enjoying time outside

    “I routinely prescribe nature to children and families.  Nature has the power to heal."  

    -Dr. Nooshin Razani, pediatrician, presenter of the TED Talk "Presribing Nature for Health"

    Research suggests that taking a walk, visiting a park, or getting out in nature can relieve stress, encourage family bonding, and support physical activity.  Less stress means less depression, anxiety, and isolation...not just for kids, but for adults, too!  





    There’s so much to see and do out there, so take Dr. Razani’s prescription and get outside!   Even just a little bit can do wonders for your health - mental, physical, emotional, and overall!

    This article was written for our Family Newsletter, brought to you by Home Learning Support and available in English and Spanish. Please sign up here and you can email us at with any questions.

    Image of notebook with New Year's resolutions
    The new year is an excellent time to work on forming good habits and setting healthy goals, and this is something the whole family can do together. As pediatrician Dr. Lanre Omojukun Falsi says in her article  “Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for Children & Teens," it can be fun to sit down with your family and pick one or two resolutions - or goals - for the New Year. 

    For preschoolers that might look like putting their toys away or trying new foods.

    Elementary school kids might try making time to read or drinking water every day.

    And teens could try getting 8-10 hours of sleep or helping out in the community.

    We’ve also attached a booklist to help with making choices in the new year to ensure your whole family is happy, healthy and safe.

    This article was written for our Family Newsletter, available in English and Spanish. Please sign up here and you can email us at with any questions.

    Image of two children working on a craft project
    The 2020s have been stressful for families. There are numerous ideas on ways to reduce stress, and some we are really excited about come from OK You, a “nonprofit that supports youth in using creative practices to stay connected to their OK selves.” The library recently had a chance to speak with OK You’s founder and Program Director, Kathleen Lane. She talked about how the projects — designed by diverse artists —  "provide a safe opening for expression, conversation, and understanding. Beginning or ending the day with an OK You project is a great way to connect as a family while using creativity to release, share and navigate through difficult moments and emotions.” 

    When asked how OK You came about, Lane said, “It really, really felt important to me to share with young people some other way of holding their fears and worries, that they could have a new way of seeing themselves and drop the shame — drop the ‘what's wrong with me’ — and instead identify more with ‘what's right with me’ and see all those beautiful connections between anxiety and creativity, anxiety and empathy… That's what this program is really about, it's about …discovering all the beautiful things that you carry inside you and [to] know that we do have the ability through those gifts to get creative around how we handle our fears and worries… we can access those same gifts that come from anxiety to navigate anxiety.”

    OK You has been used in settings like schools and community spaces, but Lane shared two projects families can do at home. The first that came to mind was the OK Kit Project (Spanish). “An OK Kit can help you remember all the good things in your life — and in you — so you can face each day with calm and courage. That way, when worries or challenging moments come your way, you’ll be better able to get through them.” And this is a great project for the family to do together. As Lane said, “it's a great check-in ritual you can have at the breakfast table or at dinner or before bed… something where everybody opens up and shares something that they added, or their favorite object inside. It's a great way to just open an emotional dialogue in the home.”

    She also mentioned Nice Dice as a fun family project. Nice Dice (Spanish) is basically where you come up with six different self-care ideas and add them to the sides of a 6-sided die, and then when you are stressed or worried you can roll your die and get an idea of something to do to make you feel better. And Lane said when the family is doing it together, it can get silly! Like if two kids roll theirs and try to do both things at the same time, so maybe hugging while singing or stretching!

    Lane gave a wonderful summary of the power of OK You: “I think kids at a certain age can become mysteries to their parents and they hold so many feelings… and I think just having this opportunity through creative practices to let some of it come out… just having something that you're working with with your hands…. It kind of diffuses that tension a little bit and then I think it's really important for kids to see that we're all working through this. It’s a lifelong journey working through and navigating all these feelings that come up and that it's okay, it's normal, it's part of being human. Our culture sort of sells this idea that we're all supposed to aim for happy and everything else, those are the bad feelings. But we can learn so much from all of the feelings that come up for us and for parents to model that it's okay to even say, ‘I'm having a really hard day. I'm really stressed out.’ And then for kids to see that [their parents] are still sitting at the kitchen table and tomorrow they're better.”

    This article was written for our Family Newsletter, available in English and Spanish. Please sign up here and you can email us at with any questions.

    Photo of a student working on homework
    Does homework have you and your family stressed out? Have you forgotten algebra or physics or U.S. history? Or never took those classes at all? 

    If your student needs some extra help with their assignments, try Live Homework Help from Through a live chat, students can get free one-on-one help with an expert tutor in the areas of language arts, math, science or social studies. You can type in a question or attach a document or photo of the assignment. Live Homework Help is available every day from noon to midnight in English and Spanish and from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Vietnamese. Just type in your library card/Library Connect number and then choose your grade level and subject. This video with step-by-step instructions guides you through the process. 

    In addition to the live chat, Live Homework Help offers these other helpful services when you set up a free account:

    • Submit a paper: Upload a written assignment and a tutor will give you feedback–just a little, or a lot–depending on what you need, all within 12 hours. 
    • Drop off a math question: If you don’t have time to work with a tutor one-on-one, submit your math problem and get a detailed response within 48 hours.
      Image of Live Homework Help form to connect with a tutor
    • Sample quizzes: Are you ready for a quiz? Select a practice quiz in algebra, biology, calculus, chemistry, English, geometry, or physics to test your knowledge. 
    • Prep for standardized tests: If you’ll be taking a test like an AP exam, the SAT or ACT, or graduate school entrance exams, you can find preparation tools and sample tests. 
    • Resume help: Upload your resume or cover letter to have it reviewed by an expert.
    • Study resources: Websites, videos, games and flashcards are available 24 hours a day on many subjects.
    • Review your previous chat sessions with a tutor whenever needed.

    Hopefully using Live Homework Help can relieve some of that homework stress! You may also wish to check out these other tutoring resources

    This article was written for our Family Newsletter, available in English and Spanish. Please sign up here and you can email us at with any questions.

    Photo of a young woman looking a holiday lights
    Holidays. There are quite a few of them in the fall and winter months, and they’re supposed to be fun, right? Except for many people, they can be stressful. Some facets that can be issues for teens, tweens and pretty much anybody:

    • Your favorite holiday is problematic
    • Your family is a mess
    • You have no $$
    • You are without personal or family traditions
    • You don't believe in _______ (fill in thing that requires belief)
    • You have food allergies
    • You’re struggling with mental health

    Here are some things to read (or watch) about those subjects.

    Surviving and Thriving During the Holidays, Mt. Sinai Adolescent Health Center

    “It’s Okay to Like Problematic Things”, URGE  

    Tips for Managing the Holiday Blues, National Institute of Mental Health

    Dealing with Grief During the Holidays (Doesn’t Mean Avoiding It), Teen Vogue 

    Why Coming Out to my Family is Not on My Holiday To-Do List, Teen Vogue

    The Agnostic’s Holiday (written by a teen for teens!)

    A Teen’s Perspective on the Holidays with Food Allergies, Food Allergy Research and Education

    Local teens create the All In My Head: Real Teens, Real Talk podcast, and there are two episodes about therapy: Therapy Part 1: The Teens features teens reflecting on their mental health journeys, and Therapy Part 2: The Therapist has an interview with a local mental health professional, plus tips for teens on talking to families about mental health and therapy.

    This article was written for our Family Newsletter, available in English and Spanish. Please sign up here, and you can email us at with any questions.


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