OUR FREE

SERVICES

We're here to help! Our mission is to help medical workers manage their households so that they can continue to keep our communities safe. We offer free child care, virtual tutoring, grocery shopping, and more! 

COVID Child Care saves medical workers that sign up a median of $680 per week in child care costs. Sign up today!

1. RECRUITMENT

We have a network of over 200 volunteers in more than 40 cities.

Our volunteers are helpful people in your area who want to give back to the community. Click start helping to sign up.

2. PAIRING

We pair each medical worker with volunteers who match their needs. 

Using an algorithm, we prioritize availability and distance to make each pairing convenient for both the medical worker and volunteer. 

3. SERVICE

Once medical workers are paired, the volunteers are able to fulfill the needs of the medical workers and their families. 

 From child care to grocery shopping, we are here to help!

 

ABOUT US

We’re a group of concerned citizens supporting our community healthcare heroes. The founders of COVID Child Care are students at USC, Stanford, UCLA, and UCSD who realized that their hometown is in need.

 

In the wake of school and daycare closures, medical workers across the country are struggling to find child care. That’s where we come in. We match medical workers with volunteers that meet their babysitting and household needs. More information can be found on the request forms below.

 

Join us! Help keep their families safe so they can keep ours healthy! We need concerned citizens like you to sign up as volunteer babysitters and tutors for the children of medical workers. The people truly making this happen are those who are selflessly giving of their time and energy to help our medical workers fight COVID-19.

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OUR TEAM 

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Ryan Cieslikowski

Founder & Executive

Director

When COVID hit I was at Stanford where I study International Relations . . .

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Pasha Mehranpour

San Diego Branch Director

My name is Pasha Mehranpour, I'm from San Diego, CA, and I'm a second-year . . .

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Olivia Frary

Co-Founder & Communications Director

Coming home from USC, I knew that young and healthy people would need to . . .

Hello, my name is Emon Shaaf and I am a second year studying Psychobiology . . .

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Rico Megnaghi

Co-Founder & Operations

Hi, I'm Rico and I'm a Palm Desert local working with the CCC CV branch . . .

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Mina Bigdeli

Orange County Branch Director

Hi! I am a senior at UCLA studying Sociology and Digital Humanities . . .

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Cole Doolitte

Los Angeles Branch Director

Hello! I am a sophomore Physiological Sciences major at UCLA . . .

WHAT MEDICAL WORKERS SAY

"COVID Child Care has been such a blessing during this tragic time. I no longer have to stress about my child being left home alone and falling behind in school. Thank you beyond measures for creating this wonderful program for medical workers! You have all made our lives less stressful!"

Pharmacy Technician at Eisenhower Health

NEXT STEPS

 

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REQUEST FREE SERVICES

 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1.

What differentiates CCC from other child care resources? 

COVID Child Care is completely free, no matter what, and with no questions asked. In many cases, state funding for child care centers is provided to parents as a reimbursement after they've paid for child care. This system is often slow and costs parents money upfront.  

2. In-home child care is the most socially distant option since children come into contact with one volunteer rather than many other children and workers at child care facilities. 

2.

How can you ensure that volunteers are not spreading COVID-19? 

We require that all volunteers and medical families have not had any exposure to the virus or symptoms related to it. These requirements are stipulated in legally binding agreements that both volunteers and medical workers sign.

 

We hold the safety of our volunteers and the medical worker families they serve at the utmost importance.  

3.

Where do you see this initiative going in the future? 

Affordable child care is not something that is specific to the ongoing pandemic. Many medical workers have been furloughed during the crisis and we are hearing from hospitals that those medical workers are now coming back to work.  While our focus is medical workers in this trying time, the landscape is always changing and our volunteers are ready to serve. 

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Questions, Comments, Concerns?

Contact Us

Our community needs help. Want to know more about how you can help our hometown healthcare heroes? Reach out to us! If you have any suggestions, questions, or concerns do not hesitate to let us know.

If you would like to bring CCC to your area, please reach out through our contact form. We are here for you! Let us know you are interested, and we will help you every step of the way.

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