Resources In Your Local Community

Childcare

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California Child Care Resource & Referral NetworkEnter your ZIP code to find your local child care resource and referral (R&R) agency. A child care specialist there will work with you to find care that best meets your needs, and create your personalized child care plan.

Call our toll-free number to speak to an information specialist who can answer your general child care questions, or connect you with your local resource and referral agency (available in English and Spanish)

1-800-KIDS-793

Children’s Home Society of CaliforniaChildren of essential workers are now eligible to enroll in subsidized Emergency Child Care. Families who meet these requirements are eligible and may receive emergency child care services through June 30, 2020. Apply quickly at www.chs-ca.org or call (888) CHS-4KIDS, Monday to Friday, 9:00AM – 3:30PM.
County of OrangeAlternate Caregiver Form

Child Medical Consent Form

A childcare emergency preparedness plan in the event that you are impacted by COVID-19.

MyChildCare.ca.govCalifornians working in essential sectors during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response need safe, reliable, and accessible child care options. MyChildCare.ca.gov provides an interactive map of qualified licensed child care providers near you. The tool is available in English and Spanish.

For general child care questions (available in English or Spanish), call 1-800-KIDS-793

Employment/ Unemployment

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Academy Benefits Consulting & New Leaf SolutionsUnderstanding Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Disability Benefits For Persons Supported by Regional Centers
City of Los AngelesSupplemental Paid Sick Leave Due to COVID-19
Issue Date: April 7, 2020
Department of Industrial Relations (DIR)Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) – FAQs on laws enforced by the California Labor Commissioner’s Office
Employment Development Department (EDD)The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program is a newly available emergency unemployment assistance program under the Federal CARES Act. PUA provides assistance for unemployed or partially unemployed individuals who are not eligible for regular unemployment insurance and who are unable or unavailable to work due to COVID-19 related circumstances.

PUA Covered Individuals: Independent contractors; Self-employed; Individuals without sufficient work history; Individuals who have exhausted their regular and any extended UI benefits; Must self-certify to be able and available to work except are unemployed due to a COVID-19 related reason

Amount of Benefits: Minimum weekly benefit amount of $167 (but weekly amount may be higher and equal the amount provided under regular UI, depending on proof of prior earnings); PLUS $600 for weeks between March 29, 2020 to July 25, 2020.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)What You Should Know About the American Disabilities Act (ADA), the Rehabilitation Act, and COVID-19
Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)Helpful information for employers, employees, and all Californians as it relates to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Labor & Workforce Development AgencySummary Chart: Benefit for Workers Impacted by COVID-19
Labor & Workforce Development AgencyPaid Sick Leave Information
Labor & Workforce Development AgencyInformation on Disability Insurance (DI), Paid Family Leave (PFL), and Unemployment Insurance (UI)
Labor & Workforce Development AgencySupport Services for those who are Sick or Quarantined, Caregiving, or Dealing with Reduced Work Hours
Labor & Workforce Development AgencyFrequently Asked Questions: Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) and Benefit Guidance
Los Angeles County Business & Worker Disaster Help CenterIn response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the County of Los Angeles launched a new Worker and Business Disaster Help Center, a centralized call center and website providing free, one-on-one counseling and support for business owners and workers who have been adversely affected by the ongoing Novel Coronavirus emergency.

To reach the Business and Worker Disaster Help Center please contact: 833.238.4450 weekdays from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or via email at: disasterhelpcenter@lacounty.gov

Los Angeles County Workforce Development – America’s Job CenterAccess virtual LA County AJCC services including new job openings on CalJOBS, skills enhancement tools, and other useful resources and more!
Los Angeles Jobs PortalFor those whose jobs have been impacted by COVID-19, this website enables unemployed or underemployed Angelenos to find and apply to job opportunities across all industries, so they can start working right NOW.
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)Workplace safety and health regulations in California require employers to protect workers exposed to airborne infectious diseases such as the coronavirus. Cal/OSHA has posted guidance to help employers comply with these safety requirements and to provide workers information on how to protect themselves.
OnwardCAGovernor Newsom announced the launch of OnwardCA, an initiative to get California workers displaced by COVID-19, back to work as quickly as possible. Through a series of questions to specify location, skill set, and wage preference, matches are made with open job listings throughout the state of California. Open jobs are listed on the site now.
South Bay Workforce Investment BoardSBWIB, Inc. administers employment and training programs through four One-Stop Business & Career Services centers (Torrance, Carson, Gardena, Inglewood) and serves the 11 cities of the South Bay Workforce Investment Area, which include the cities of Carson, El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Lawndale, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Lomita and Torrance.The SBWIB has taken a number of steps to ensure the public has access to the resources they need. This web page has been created to provide you with important information, which will be updated as more resources become available.
U.S. Department of LaborEmployee Rights: Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA); Federal Employee Rights: Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA); COVID-19 and the Fair Labor Standards Act: Questions and Answers; OVID-19 and the Family and Medical Leave Act: Questions and Answers.

Financial Assistance

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BankOn LA CountyBank On Los Angeles County works with local banks and credit unions to provide low-cost checking accounts that serve as an alternative to expensive financial services. Some of the account features include: Free Check Cashing Services; Free and Unrestricted Customer Service; Free Online and Mobile Banking; Low Minimum Opening Deposit Fee, $25 or Less; No Overdraft Fees.
Big SundayFoot The Bill Fund: We’re making quick grants of up to $100 each to nice, hardworking people who are having trouble paying their bills during this tough economic time. We’ll pay all or part of any kind of bill: electric, cable, phone, car, medical, rent, mortgage up to $100. You name it, we’ll consider it.

The payments will go directly to the company where the money is owed. If the bill is less than $100, the recipient will have a choice of a couple of charitable causes to give to.

California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE)California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE): Provides a discount of approximately 30% on monthly electric bills for eligible customers. Apply online or over the phone at 1-800-798-5723, or mail and return an application.
California Department of Business OversightThe State of California is working to soften the financial impact of COVID-19 on residents who are struggling to pay their mortgage and bills. Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase, US Bank, Wells Fargo, and nearly 200 state-chartered banks, credit unions, and servicers have committed to providing relief for consumers and homeowners in California.
California Department of InsuranceCommissioner Lara Orders Insurance Companies to Refund Premiums to Drivers and Businesses Affected by the COVID-19 Emergency
California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs)California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program is a time-limited program that provides financial assistance to eligible needy families with (or expecting) children to help pay for housing, food, utilities, clothing, medical care, and other necessary expenses. Needy families may apply for assistance online or by visiting a local DPSS office.
City of InglewoodThe purpose of the Inglewood COVID-19 Debit Card Program is to assist City of Inglewood renter residents that are unemployed or under-employed (those that can prove that they were forced to seek employment paying less than their previous job which was eliminated due to the COVID-19 pandemic) by providing a one-time grant debit card in the amount of a five-hundred dollars ($500.00) assistance benefit. Funds may be used at the discretion of each recipient. There will be no income restrictions associated with this program.
Energy Savings Assistance ProgramIncome-qualified Southern California Edison (SCE) customers are eligible for a number of appliance upgrades or energy-saving services: cooling measures; refrigerator replacement; pool pump replacement; weatherization services; and lighting. If you qualify, SCE will cover the costs, including installation, or new energy-efficient appliances. For more information, please call 1-800-736-4777.
Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA)Provides a discount of 12% on monthly electric bills for qualified households of 3 or more. Apply online or over the phone at 1-800-798-5723, or mail and return an application.
Federal Student AidTo provide relief to student loan borrowers during the COVID-19 national emergency, federal student loan borrowers are automatically being placed in an administrative forbearance, which allows you to temporarily stop making your monthly loan payment. This suspension of payments will last until January 1, 2021, but you can still make payments if you choose.
Gas Assistance FundIf you’re having difficulty paying your gas bill during the winter, the Gas Assistance Fund (GAF) may be able to provide you, or someone you know, with a one-time grant for the amount of the gas bill, not to exceed $100.00.
Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)Provides one-time financial assistance to help offset an eligible household’s energy costs (utility bill). Click on Find Services in Your Area​ to locate your local provider, then contact them to learn more and apply for assistance. If you would prefer to speak to a live operator to assist you in obtaining more information on where to apply, please call their toll-free help line at (866) 675-6623.
In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) ProgramProvides personal care and domestic services to persons who are over 65 years of age, blind or disabled and who live in their own homes. Disabled children may be eligible for IHSS. The types of services which can be authorized through IHSS are housecleaning, meal preparation, laundry, grocery shopping, personal care services (such as bowel and bladder care, bathing, grooming and paramedical services), accompaniment to medical appointments, and protective supervision for the mentally impaired.
Internal Revenue Services (IRS)Economic Impact Payments: Eligible individuals with adjusted gross income up to $75,000 will automatically receive the full $1,200 payment. Eligible married couples filing a joint return with adjusted gross income up to $150,000 will automatically receive the full $2,400 payment. Parents will also get $500 for each eligible child under 17.
Jewish Free Loan Association Interest-free loans can help residents of LA and Ventura get through the financial part of the Covid-19 crisis by offering loans without collateral, any interest, or fees. Our goal is to help you where you are, and give you some peace of mind.

To begin the process, please fill out a pre-loan application today and a member of our team will contact you to discuss your case.

Low Income Discount Program (LIDP)The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) offers a residential Low Income Discount Program (LIDP) rate for customers within qualifying income levels. This rate reduces the cost of electricity, water, and sewer services for the participants’ permanent, primary residence.
Metropolitan Water District of SoCalResidents living in houses or apartments, townhomes, condominiums or mobile homes are eligible to receive water-saving rebates on equipment such as: high-efficiency toilets and washing machines; weather-based irrigation controllers; rotating sprinkler nozzles; rain barrels and cisterns; soil moisture sensor system; and turf replacement. Apply online to receive a rebate.
National Disability InstituteOffers resources and assistance to help those with disabilities and chronic health conditions navigate financially through the COVID-19 crisis.
One Fair WageOffering cash assistance to restaurant workers, delivery drivers, and other tipped workers and service workers who are seeing their income decline or aren’t able to work because of quarantines or other health concerns.
Physician Certified Allowance DiscountDiscounts on electric bills are available to customers who provide verification by a state-licensed physician that a full-time member of the household is a paraplegic, hemiplegic, quadriplegic, multiple sclerosis patient, neuromuscular patient, or scleroderma patient being treated for a life-threatening illness. An allowance is also available if a member of the household has a compromised immune system and has a state-licensed physician’s certification that an additional heating and/or cooling allowance is medically necessary.
Restaurant Employee Relief Fund (REFF)Created to help restaurant industry employees experiencing extraordinary hardship in the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. Through this Fund, grants will be made to restaurant industry employees who have been impacted by COVID-19, including a decrease in wages or loss of employment.

Each approved grant is $500, one per person only

Restaurant Workers’ Community FoundationSouthern Smoke is a nonprofit 501c3 charitable foundation. Our Emergency Relief Program provides emergency funding to those employed by or own restaurants or bars or are employed by a restaurant or bar supplier that are faced unforeseen expenses that cannot or will not be covered by insurance.
Street Vendor Emergency FundThis fund will provide $400 in direct cash to street vendors who cannot access government resources.
Subsidized Housing Assistance Relief for Energy (SHARE)Need help paying your natural gas bill to obtain or retain section 8/subsidized housing? The SHARE program provides funds to help you, or someone you know, clear past utility debt and meet the subsidized housing requirements.
USA GovFinancial Assistance and Support Services for People with Disabilities
USBG National Charity FoundationGet financial assistance for individuals and their families in the alcohol industry. Eligible if worked for at least one year directly serving or in the production, promotion or distribution of alcoholic beverages, or the spouse or child of someone in the industry
Utility User’s Tax ExemptionDeveloped to offer senior and/or disabled citizens an exemption from their utility bills, including (but not limited to) electricity, gas, water, sewer, telephone (including cell phone and long distance), sanitation and cable television. Please contact your city of residence for more information about the eligibility requirements and application process.

Food Assistance

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Autism Society of Los Angeles (ASLA)List of local food pantries in the LA County area
California Association of Food BanksNeed food? Click on the link to get free groceries near you.
CalFresh ProgramProvides monthly food benefits to eligible individuals and households with low-income. Use CalFresh Food to buy fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and more.The program issues monthly benefits on an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card. Food may be purchased at any grocery store or farmers’ market that accepts EBT cards. SSI recipients can apply for food benefits as of 6/1/19.
CalFresh ProgramAs of April 28, 2020 you can use your EBT card to make purchases online. You can order food that you would normally buy with your EBT card in person and select “home delivery.” Individuals and families can purchase groceries online using their EBT card at Amazon and Walmart. If you receive CalWORKs, you may also be able to use your cash benefits to make purchases online at Wal-Mart.
CHIRP/LACOVID-19 Food Bank Guide. Information is subject to change therefore we strongly suggest that you CALL BEFORE YOU ARRIVE.
City of Los Angeles Department on DisabilityMayor Garcetti announced a new partnership with FOX Corporation to provide free meals to individuals with disabilities across Los Angeles.

2,000 meals will be prepared by the FOX Corporation food service team on the FOX lot in Cheviot Hills, and delivered to a hub at one of our public library branches, where drivers from Access Paratransit will pick them up and bring them directly to the Angelenos who need them. This program will conclude on May 29th.

City of Los Angeles – Farmers MarketsList of COVID-19 Compliance Plan Approved Farmers Markets (List Updated 7/14/20)
County of Los AngelesThis portal connects those in need to those who can help. The food-insecure can find meal and voucher programs.
Department of Social ServicesPandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits will be available for eligible California families soon!

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits help families in California buy food when schools are closed because of the coronavirus emergency.

Families will get up to $365 per eligible child on their P-EBT card to use on food and groceries.

Families with children who get CalFresh, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits do not need to apply. Most will get their P-EBT card in the mail during the month of May. P-EBT cards will begin arriving in May, 2020.

Families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals and who do not get their P-EBT card in the mail, must apply online before June 30, 2020. The online application will launch in late May.

EverytableOffering free food for all, including delivering meals to seniors at their homes. Call the Everytable Helpline at 323-458-6487 for questions and more information.
Food Bank of Southern California Provides USDA surplus commodities (such as infant formula, flour, cornmeal, pinto beans, rice, milk, cheese, and butter) to help supplement the diets of low-income households, by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance at no cost.
Healing Urban BarriosHost weekly food banks on Mondays (by appointment only). Mixed bag of groceries available. If interested, call (323) 332-2997.
Los Angeles Food Policy CouncilResources for during safer-at-home times: Free meals; Free Or Heavily Subsidized – Food Delivery Services; Small Business, For Profit – Food Delivery Services; Farmers Market Information And Resources; Food Bank/Pantries; Resources For Small Businesses; Resources For Food Workers; Emergency Funds / Grants; and more!
Los Angeles Homeless Services AuthorityFood and grocery programs in Los Angeles County by service planning area
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank Distributes food and other essentials to children, seniors, families and other individuals in need. Contact your nearest pantry for more information.
Sam Simon Foundation – Feeding FamiliesDistributes nutritious vegan groceries, at no cost, to individuals and families who are struggling to make ends meet.
SÜPRMARKTA low cost organic grocery servicing low income communities in LA. It operates weekly, providing 100% organic produce to make great health and healing available to the communities which need it most. Shop in person or get it delivered. Check the website for upcoming locations.
Virginia Park Avenue – Food PantryVirginia Avenue Park has partnered with the Westside Food Bank to operate an emergency food pantry on site. This resource is for all low-income Santa Monica residents, especially those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The food pantry will provide families with pre-assembled food bags– one per household. Food bags will be given by appointment only.
Westside Regional CenterWRC has created a list of grocery stores in the LA County area with their special store hours for senior citizens, pregnant women, people with disabilities, those with compromised immune systems, and/or medical personnel/ first responders.
Woman, Infant & Children (WIC) ProgramWIC is a special supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC services are available to all eligible families affected by COVID-19. If your income has been affected by recent events, and you are pregnant or have a child under 5, WIC can help provide nutritious foods and more resources to keep your growing family healthy. Have questions? Call PHFE WIC at (888) 942-2229 to learn more about nutrition education and WIC benefits.

Healthcare/ Health Services/ COVID-19 Testing

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California’s In-Home Operations (IHO) WaiverAllows services to be given to Medi-Cal recipients in their home or in a community setting. It is a good alternative to living in a nursing facility. For people of all ages who are Medi-Cal eligible. Medi-Cal is California’s version of Medicare. The patient can be medically fragile or dependent on some type of technology to receive the waiver. By receiving the In-Home Operations Waiver, the participant can live in their own home and receive services from the California Department of Social Services.
California Smokers’ HelplineIn response to this global pandemic, we have all been reminded that we should practice healthy habits … for ourselves, our families, and our communities. If you smoke or vape, quitting is a smart step toward that goal.
City of Los AngelesThe City of Los Angeles, in partnership with the County of Los Angeles and CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort), is providing free COVID-19 testing to ALL Los Angeles County residents, whether or not you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

Priority for the same or next day testing is still given to people with symptoms, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, headaches, sore throat, or a new loss of sense of smell.

Testing is also prioritized for certain critical front-line workers who interact with the public while working.

Testing is by appointment only.

County of Los Angeles, COVID-19 TestingThe County of Los Angeles, in partnership with the City of Los Angeles, provides free COVID-19 testing to LA County residents. At this time, testing is prioritized for: anyone with symptoms of COVID-19; all essential workers regardless of symptoms; people who are either over 65 or have chronic underlying health conditions; people in institutional congregate living settings.
Covered CAResources to get information and apply for low or no cost health insurance.
Department of Managed Health CareIf you do not have a source of health care coverage or have recently lost your employer-sponsored health care coverage, this fact sheet provides an explanation of some options to gain health care coverage. Contact the specific programs for more information.
Health Consumer AllianceThe Health Consumer Alliance can help you access health care during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Please read our Q&A below for details about your rights. Call our toll-free hotline at 888‑804‑3536 (TTY 877‑735‑2929) for a free, confidential consultation.
My Health LA (MHLA)My Health LA is a no-cost health care program for people who live in Los Angeles County. MHLA is free to individuals and families who do not have and cannot get health insurance, such as Full-Scope Medi-Cal.

Health care services are provided by non-profit clinics called “Community Partners.” There are over 200 Community Partner clinics in My Health LA.

OptumServeThe State of California has joined together with OptumServe to expand testing services for underserved communities and some of California’s most vulnerable patients.

Tests are by appointment only. Make an appointment at https://lhi.care/covidtesting. If you do not have internet access, call: 1-888-634-1123.

Anyone who meets the testing criteria can be tested at an OptumServe community testing site, including uninsured, underinsured, undocumented and homeless individuals. OptumServe will generate a unique identification number for individuals who do not have a driver’s license.

Payment: If you have medical insurance, OptumServe will bill your insurance company. Tests for uninsured individuals will be paid for by the state.

Tobacco Free CAProtect yourself from COVID-19. Learn about the risk factors of firsthand and secondhand smoke and learn ways to stop smoking.

Housing/ Homeless/ Rent Assistance

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211 LA CountyThe LA County COVID-19 Rent Relief application will open on August 17, 2020 until Monday, August 31, 2020. Eligible renters must qualify based on income and have struggled to pay rent, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can submit your application online at 211la.org/lacounty/rentrelief. If you do not have a computer, you can call 2-1-1 and a representative can complete an online application on your behalf. The hotline will be available from 8:00AM – 8:00PM every day during the application period and there will be representatives to assist you in various languages.
California Apartment AssociationGovernment & Community Resources for Housing Providers
California Eviction MoratoriumCalifornia issued a statewide moratorium on residential evictions for renters who cannot pay their rent because of COVID-19 related economic hardships. The moratorium went into effect on March 27 and is valid through September 30, 2020 and may be extended on a month-to-month basis.
City of Beverly HillsIf you have any further questions or concerns, please call the Rent Stabilization Division at 310-285-1031 or email at bhrent@beverlyhills.org.
City of Los Angeles – SanitationLASAN partnered with YMCA to provide nine facilities (including showers, bathrooms, and locker rooms) daily from 9am to 2pm to supplement our six mobile hygiene units, supporting the City’s unsheltered residents.
Compassion ConnectionShowers are available for booking Tuesday -Friday. Schedule one by visiting the website and clicking on the purple schedule button near the top of the home page. Would you like to refer a friend but they don’t have an internet connection? Thats ok we have multiple ways to book your shower. In addition to the booking link you can also text or call 323-797-8022 to set up a shower.
County of Los Angeles, Department of Animal Care & ControlMany victims of domestic violence do not leave abusive situations because domestic violence shelters do not accept pets, and they and their pets are forced to endure abuse. For pet owners, LA County Animal Care and Control (DACC) can assist people who are experiencing safe housing issues. Contact your nearest center.
COVID-19 Hygiene Response Hand Washing StationThis map details locations of hand washing stations and showers in Los Angeles.
Culver City COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance ProgramCulver City renters facing financial hardships due to COVID-19 may be eligible to receive temporary rental assistance. The Community Development Department’s Housing Division will offer 12-month rental assistance or 3-month rental catch-up to residents who meet the income and COVID-19 impact qualifications. Eligible applications will be selected by lottery.

The online application period will be open from Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 8 AM until Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 11:59 PM. The application link will be available online once the application period has opened.

Applicants who are unable to apply online must request a paper application, which will be available ONLY on Monday, August 24, 2020 by calling (310) 253-5780 or emailing housing@culvercity.org. Paper applications must be postmarked and mailed no later than Monday, August 31, 2020 at 4:30 PM

Department of Developmental Services (DDS)COVID-19 Resources for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Homeful LATotal Resources List for LA County – Provides everything from resources for food and health screenings to information about benefits; Shelter Facilities – This link features a geographic listing of winter shelters by service planning area (SPA). For convenience and efficiency, Los Angeles County is broken down geographically by SPA; Hand Washing Stations & Refresh Spots – This link provides a google map list of where people living outdoors can wash their hands and get connected to resources in their area; No Place to Go – This link will let you help advocate for ‘No Place To Go’ and other campaigns.
Hotels for Health Care WorkersCalTravelStore has hundreds of hotels available for use by eligible health care workers. Please call 1-877-454-8785 to validate your eligibility and make your reservation.
Los Angeles County Consumer & Business Affairs On Tuesday, July 21, the Board of Supervisors approved an extension of the temporary eviction moratorium. The moratorium was extended until September 30, 2020 and may be extended by the Board on a month to month basis. Tenants must notify their landlord within 7 days after their rent is due, unless extenuating circumstances exist, that they are unable to pay due to a loss of income related to COVID-19. Tenants will have twelve (12) months following the end of the moratorium period to pay back any amount due.

If you still have questions or need assistance, you can contact them at:

Phone: (833) 223-7368
Online: rent.lacounty.gov
Email: rent@dcba.lacounty.gov
Direct messaging: @LACountyDCBA on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

Los Angeles County, COVID-19 Tenants & LandlordsWhat you need to know about temporary rent freezes and eviction moratoriums.

If you still have questions or need assistance, contact:

• Phone: (833) 223-7368
• Online: lacountyhelpcenter.org
• Email: rent@dcba.lacounty.gov
• Direct messaging: @LACHelpCenter on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

LA County Covid-19 Rent Relief ProgramThe LA County COVID-19 Rent Relief application will begin accepting applications at 8:00AM on August 17th. Tenants (renters whose name is listed on the lease or rental agreement) may apply starting August 17th by either calling 2-1-1, or by filling out the online application form that will be available on this page.

Application assistance through 211 LA is available daily from 8:00AM – 8:00PM, August 17th – 31st. (dial 2-1-1)

To be eligible, renters must qualify based on income and have struggled to pay rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their landlord must provide a W-9 and sign a participation agreement in order to have the rent paid on behalf of the tenant.

LA County Development AuthorityThe First District Rent Relief Program opened up for a second round on July 15, 2020. The program provides rent payments to property owners on behalf of an income-eligible household.

The First District Rent Relief Program is open to property owners with rental units located within the unincorporated areas of the First Supervisorial District. Not sure what District your rental unit is in? Click here to find out.

Applications will be accepted through August 31, 2020, or until funds have been exhausted.

Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA)Resources include economic/workforce development, supplies/donations, homelessness prevention, basic needs, and more. Updates will be made regularly, so check back often.
Los Angeles Housing & Community Investment Department To assist residential renters who have been economically impacted by the Coronavirus, the Mayor and the City Council have adopted tenant protections on evictions and rent increases in the City of Los Angeles.

English Fact Sheet and Sample Letter

Spanish Fact Sheet and Sample Letter

Low Income HousingLow Income Housing is an online resource of affordable housing options
Mental Health Advocacy Services“How Fair Housing Laws Protect Tenants with Disabilities” – recorded live and uploaded on Facebook
One DegreeAn online (and printer-friendly) guide that helps individuals and families access resources they need during the COVID-19 pandemic: urgent services, family and household, food, health, housing, education, legal, employment, and money. Updates are made everyday at 2:00pm.
Safe Parking LASafe Parking programs are a safe and legal homelessness intervention to stabilize and connect to resources for people who are living in their vehicles. All program locations include access to a restroom facility and the security of a guard. Please begin the application process by filling out the interest form provided or call/text 323-210-3375 during regular business hours.
SAJE and JustFixCan’t pay rent in Los Angeles? You’re not alone. Millions of Americans won’t be able to pay rent because of COVID-19. Take action by writing a letter to your landlord.

Individuals with Disabilities

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Administration for Community LivingThe ACL provides guidance for older adults and people with disabilities, such as information on increased risk, how to prevent illness, and resources from partner agencies.
Autism ID CardThe Autism ID Card helps people on the autism spectrum explain their medical condition to Police, EMTs, and other first responders in the event of an emergency.
Autism SpeaksCOVID-19 information for families; COVID-19 information for adults on the Autism spectrum; COVID-19 information for educators and health professionals; COVID-19 resources in many other languages; Virtual events related to COVID-19; and more.
California Department of AgingCOVID-19 Information for Older Adults and People with Disabilities
California For All Resource CardThis is a one-stop information guide on COVID-19 for ALL Californians. Click here to download or request an electronic copy by emailing AARP.
Department of RehabilitationMembers of the public have many questions regarding the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on operations and services of the California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR). Click on the link to the left for answers to these questions.
Disability Rights CaliforniaProvides information on the Coronavirus, self-advocacy publications, how to get help, and more.
Disability Voices UnitedResources and Recommendations for People with Developmental Disabilities and their Families. Webinars every week on helpful topics (also available on YouTube).
Easterseals – Illinois Autism PartnershipThis is a social story to use to explain the Coronavirus and school closures to children with Autism.
Family VoicesAdvice about what families of children with special health care needs can do: What can we do for families and ourselves?; What are the best sources of information?; What about travel?; and more.
Frank Porter Graham Child Development InstituteSupporting Adults with Autism Through Uncertain Times: Companion Guide. Available in various languages.
Green Mountain Self-AdvocatesPlain language booklets on COVID-19 (created by self-advocates) in English and Spanish.
Helping Hands Senior FoundationProvides COVID-19 tests in a person’s place of residence. Seniors or a responsible party may contact the organization at 818-279-6580 to set up an appointment. Please call their office to complete an Intake today. After completing an Intake, you will be assigned a Care Coordinator that will be able to determine if you qualify or connect you to alternate resources. They also assist seniors stuck at home with medication delivery, grocery delivery, premade meal delivery and much more!
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH)Guidance for Individuals with Disabilities and Chronic Conditions and their Caregivers
L.A. FoundWandering is a common problem associated with Dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Autism. If your loved one is at risk of wandering, the LA Found team is distributing Project Lifesaver bracelets during the COVID-19 crisis. When an individual wearing a bracelet goes missing, caregivers are asked to quickly call 911 and advise the operator that the missing person is wearing a Project Lifesaver bracelet. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deploys a specially equipped team to assist with search and rescue. Click to apply or call (833) 569-7651
LA ParentThe American Speech Language Association (ASHA) offers advice to families whose child’s Early Intervention language services have been interrupted during COVID-19.
The Malibu FoundationMalibu Foundation, in support of Mighty Underdogs, is offering door-to-door delivery service to those who are most vulnerable: the elderly, immunocompromised, immobile, or in medical or self-quarantine.
Mountain Light, Inc.A PowerPoint that teaches about Coronavirus in an easy to understand and visual way that may be useful for families and caregivers. It was created for use with people with developmental disabilities.
National Center on Advancing Person Centered Practices and SystemsWebsite includes: Health Care Person-Centered Profile; Resources for Person-Centered Planning during the Pandemic; and Protecting Your Rights as a Person with a Disability during COVID-19
National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term CareCoronavirus in Long-Term Care Facilities: Information for Advocates
National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)Helpful information for individuals with Down Syndrome and their caregivers about COVID-19. NDSS Inclusive Education Task Force Member, Dr. Jamie McClintic, Doctor of Occupational Therapy, OTR/L, has created videos for you to use at home! The videos include exercises for speech, PT, and OT for birth through high school.
Parents Helping Parents (PHP)Parenting During A Pandemic: Keeping kids calm and parents sane during a pandemic requires structure, planning, and organization. During this PHP webinar, Dr. Damon Korb, M.D., F.A.A.P provides insight into how to keep business as usual at home during the uncertain times caused by COVID-19. The goal is not just to SURVIVE this break, but for your family to THRIVE.
Parents Helping Parents (PHP)Optimizing Your Home Environment for Online Learning. Learn tips from Dr. Surina Basho, staff psychologist at Morrissey Compton Educational Center, as she discusses how to best support online learning in the home environment for students with ADHD and Executive Functioning difficulties. The discussion will include how to set up expectations, workstations, and routines.
Special Needs Network (SNN)Are you or a loved one feeling anxious, nervous or depressed as a result of COVID-19 and the “Safer at Home” directives from the state of California and the CDC? • Do you need help addressing difficult behaviors with your child or children? • Would you like to speak to a certified behavior analyst? • Do you have questions about school closures, utility and rent payments, resources for food and other critical supplies? • Would you like to speak to a licensed mental health professional? • Do you have questions on how to file for unemployment, Medi-Cal and other government benefits? • Do you need help finding a testing site for COVID-19 or medical centers that provide free treatment? Call 833-SNN-SAFE or email snncares@specialneedsnetwork.org to access the SNN COVID-19 Emergency Hotline, available every day from 6:00AM – 12:00AM.
State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD)Provides information to self-advocates and family members of individuals with developmental disabilities on COVID-19 in a simplified language: top 10 questions from self-advocates and family members; how to stay healthy and fit; and more!
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity CommissionThe Equal Employment Opportunity Commission provides information about applying workplace anti-discrimination laws during the COVID-19 pandemic.
World Health Organization (WHO)Certain populations, such as those with disability, may be impacted more significantly by COVID-19. Read the “Disability Considerations During the COVID-19 Outbreak” publication.

Immigrants

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211 LA CountyThe 2-1-1 phone line is open 24 hours, 7 days a week, with trained Community Resource Advisors prepared to offer help with any situation, any time. Their community services go far beyond phone referrals – explore their website to learn more.
CalFreshA CalFresh Guide for Immigrants. Here are answers to common questions we get about CalFresh and immigration. Many immigrants can get CalFresh. For questions about other public benefits, please consult legal aid.

You can apply for CalFresh (food benefits) if at least one of the children is a U.S. citizen or has an eligible immigration status.

California Coronavirus (COVID) ResponseIf you’re an immigrant living in California, here is what you need to know to protect yourself, your family, and your community from coronavirus. Services and public benefits are available to you, some regardless of immigration status. And special assistance for immigrant Californians who don’t qualify for other programs will be available in May.
California Department of Public HealthImmigrant Communities Guide to COVID-19
California Department of Social Services – CDRAI The Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI) project is a one-time state-funded disaster relief assistance for undocumented adult immigrants impacted by COVID-19. An undocumented adult who qualifies can receive $500 in direct assistance, with a maximum of $1000 in assistance per household. To qualify, individuals must be able to provide information that they: 1) are an undocumented adult (18 yrs. of age or older); 2) are not eligible for federal COVID-19 related assistance such as the CARES Act tax stimulus payments or pandemic unemployment benefits; and, 3) have experienced financial hardship as a result of COVID-19.

Eligible individuals who live in Los Angeles County can apply starting on Monday, May 18, 2020 until June 30, 2020

California Immigrant GuideFor families that are concerned about the “public charge” rule, immigration officials have confirmed that they will neither consider testing, treatment, nor preventative care related to COVID-19 as part of a public charge inadmissibility determination. Learn how to protect yourself from COVID-19, what you should do if you are sick, and more.
California Immigrant Policy CenterCOVID-19 Resource Guide For Immigrants In California. Available in English, Spanish and Tagalog. This document covers: health insurance; COVID-19 testing; health resources; unemployment insurance and paid sick leave; economic resources; and more!
California Immigrant Policy CenterDepending on your income and immigration status, you may be eligible for health insurance or other types of health care programs. Learn more on CIPC’s chart of immigrant eligibility for CA health programs.
California Immigrant Resilience FundThe California Immigrant Resilience Fund provides direct cash assistance to immigrant Californians who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but are excluded from federal relief and ineligible for state safety-net programs.
California Immigrant Youth Justice AllianceCOVID-19 Resources for undocumented Californians
California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) A time-limited program that provides financial assistance to eligible needy families with (or expecting) children to help pay for housing, food, utilities, clothing, medical care, and other necessary expenses. Needy families may apply for assistance online or by visiting a local DPSS office. You can apply for CalWORKs (cash assistance) if at least one of the children is a U.S. citizen or has an eligible immigration status.
Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI) Provides cash assistance to certain aged, blind, and disabled legal non-citizens ineligible for Supplemental Social Security Income/State Supplemental Payment (SSI/SSP) due to their immigration status. CAPI participants may be eligible for Medi-Cal, In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS), and/or Food Stamps benefits.
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles informs the immigrant community on issues that impact their daily lives, mainly when immigration or social services legislations change at local, state and federal level.

They offer:
– Information about immigrant rights
– Information about COVID-19 (coronavirus) for immigrants

Their hotline is available Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by calling 888-624-4752

County of Los AngelesThis is a recorded virtual conference that covers the county services that are available for immigrant families during COVID-19 such as healthcare, financial assistance, food assistance, unemployment, and more.
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)Get COVID-19 legal information and resources here.
Legal Aid at WorkRelief Funds for Undocumented Workers in California
Listos CaliforniaListos California helps individuals, families and communities prepare for disasters like wildfires, earthquakes and floods. We also help Californians respond to COVID-19. When we all do our part, we keep more people safe.

COVID-19 Guia Para Los Californianos Inmigrantes

Los Angeles County Consumer & Business AffairsBank On Los Angeles County is a program lead by the L.A. County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs’ Center for Financial Empowerment (CFE) to connect residents to safe and affordable financial products. Bank On Los Angeles County works with local banks and credit unions to provide low-cost checking accounts that serve as an alternative to expensive financial services. Some of the Bank On Los Angeles County checking account features include: Free Check Cashing Services; Free and Unrestricted Customer Service; Free Online and Mobile Banking; Low Minimum Opening Deposit Fee, $25 or Less; No Overdraft Fees
Los Angeles County Office of Immigrant AffairsImmigrants in Los Angeles County, like all Angelenos, are worried about the coronavirus outbreak. Moreover, some immigrants are afraid that getting tested or treated will affect their immigration status. This webpage has answers to common questions as well as helpful resources.
The State Bar of CaliforniaIf you are seeking legal assistance for citizenship or immigration status, this pamphlet can serve as a starting point to find the legal services you need.
StepForward LAIf you are renewing or applying for DACA for the first time, it is advised that you consult an attorney or a Department of Justice (DOJ) accredited representative.
Women, Infants & Children (WIC) ProgramWIC is a special supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC services are available to all eligible families affected by COVID-19. If your income has been affected by recent events, and you are pregnant or have a child under 5, WIC can help provide nutritious foods and more resources to keep your growing family healthy. Babies and children cared for by their fathers, other guardians, or foster parents are also eligible. Working families and migrant families are also welcome to apply.

Internet/ Phone/ Technology Access

Agency:Description:
California Department of Education (CDE)Getting Internet Access: Available Plans
California Lifeline ProgramProvides discounted home phone and cell phone services to qualified low-income households. You may qualify if you are on certain public assistance programs or based on your household income. Contact a participating service provider in your area: if you qualify, the company can sign you up for service. If you already receive service from the company, they can apply your benefit to your existing account.
Computers for Classrooms (CFC)Provides guaranteed working computers for Senior Citizens, low-income families and those who cannot afford to buy new ones. Eligibility is based on current participation in public assistance programs (e.g. Section 8 Housing, SNAP, Medi-Cal, National School Lunch Program, SSI) or seniors aged 65 and older. Desktops computers range from $70 to $200 in price and Laptop computers range between $150 to $250 in price. Comes with Microsoft Office 2010 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), anti-virus, 1-year warranty, and more.
Computer Technology Assistance Corps (CTAC)Computers for low income Individuals, Non-Profits, Libraries, Schools & Faith Based Organizations
Cox Connect2CompeteOffers in home internet for low-income families with school aged children (K-12) who participate in a government assistance program for a cost of $9.95. Families can stay enrolled in the program for as long as they qualify. Eligible families can start the application process by visiting their website.
DecisionData.orgInternet for Low-Income Families. Search by entering zip codes.
EveryoneOnIn response to the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on society, multiple Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have made updates to their low-cost internet service programs to ensure individuals and families stay connected to the internet during this challenging time. We’ve updated our low-cost internet service options tool to reflect these changes.
Federal LifeLineProvides a discount on monthly phone and internet service for eligible low-income subscribers. You may qualify if you are on certain public assistance programs or based on your household income. Contact a participating service provider in your area: if you qualify, the company can sign you up for service. If you already receive service from the company, they can apply your benefit to your existing account.
human-I-TA non-profit organization available to help those who are not connected to or unable to afford internet services. Fill out an internet request form or text 1-562-372-6925 for assistance accessing internet services. Assistance is also available to help with affordable device access.
Internet Essentials from ComcastA program that provides affordable high-speed internet at home for just $9.95 (plus tax). You may qualify if you are eligible for public assistance programs (housing, SNAP, Medi-Cal, SSI). Once eligible, you also have the option to purchase a laptop or desktop computer at a discounted price ($149.99 + tax).
Internet For All NowHaving an affordable home Internet connection is critical to stay informed and in contact with friends and family during the COVID-19 emergency. Several Internet Service Providers offer low-cost, affordable Home Internet for qualifying low-income households. If you have questions, please call toll free, 1-844-841-INFO (4636) to find out if you pre-qualify for an affordable Home Internet offer. If you qualify the representative will ask a trusted community-based organization to call you back to help you choose an offer.
Los Angeles County – Internet LocatorThe new Internet Locator website (findwifi.lacounty.gov) is part of a larger mission to expand digital connectivity, literacy, and access across LA County. When users enter a street address into the Internet Locator, the map returns the following information:

-The appropriate school district and district website, with any available information about Internet access for students.

-The street address, phone number, and website for any County Library within three miles that provides free public WiFi.

-An LA County Library Card is required to login to the public library WiFi. If you do not have a card, call your local library or obtain a temporary card.

-The street address and website for any County park within three miles that provides free outdoor public WiFi.

-Name, website, and phone number for both residential and commercial broadband Internet providers serving the address.

-Name, website, and phone number for consumer mobile (cellular) broadband Internet providers serving the address.

Residents of LA County with no Internet access can dial 2-1-1 for assistance.

PCs for PeopleTo receive technology and services from PCs for People, a potential recipient must be below the 200% poverty level or be currently enrolled in an income-based government assistance program (e.g. SSI, SSDI, Section 8, Head Start, CalFresh). If eligible, you can purchase computers online for a donation ranging from $0 to $150.
SpectrumBeginning Monday, March 16, Spectrum will offer free access to internet and WiFi for 60-days for new Pre-K to 12, college student and teacher households who don’t currently have internet or WiFi service. This discount will be applied as a credit for your first two months of internet services. They’ll waive any installation or pre-payment fees to help get you started.

You can qualify for this offer if you: Have a student of qualifying age at your service address with remote education needs; Have not subscribed to their internet services within the past 30 days. Call (855) 243-8892 to sign up for this offer.

TAG MobileTAG Mobile Lifeline Assistance Program is a government assisted free cell phone service that provides discounted cell phone services to eligible low income families and individuals. Lifeline Services discounts are offered to qualified customers who meet certain eligibility requirements such as, government assistance or a household income that is at or below 135% of the federal poverty level. Customers get benefits of free minutes and free texts every month.

LGBTQIA+

Agency:Description:
CA LGBTQ Health and Human Services NetworkCoronavirus has the potential to impact millions of people and requires swift collective action, and accurate, timely, and science-based information. We also know that LGBTQ people, and those community centers, health care workers, social groups, and other who work closely with LGBTQ communities may have specific questions and needs during this time. To help you navigate the constantly changing flow of information, we have compiled resources for you below, and will update as often as possible.
Family EqualityThe Neighborhood: A Virtual Hub for LGBTQ+ Families. Family Equality is providing spaces for you and your family to connect with others, find support, and build community.
The Fenway InstituteCoronavirus, COVID-19, and Considerations for People Living with HIV and LGBTQIA+ People
KaleidoscopeKaleidoscope offers teen peer support groups as well as Young Adult Support groups which are each ongoing and meet one day a week. These groups are facilitated by a member of our mental health services staff. A major advantage of group therapy is receiving support, feedback, and shared resources from peers while recognizing that none of us are alone.

Pride Club
Creative Expressions Group
Coffee Chat
Creative Writing
To the Letter: LGBTQ+
Self-Care during Self-Quarantine

The LGBTQ Center of Long BeachThere are many ways to connect with The LGBTQ Center while we remain closed for the health and safety of everyone in our community. We have temporarily transitioned many of our programs and services online and we’d love to see you there! This includes career counseling, support groups, social support groups, senior services and more.
National Center for Transgender EqualityThe COVID-19 Guide for transgender people and their families
National Resource Center on LGBT AgingLGBTQ Older Adults and COVID-19: Tools, Supports and Solutions for Navigating the Pandemic
National Resource Center on LGBT AgingCoronavirus, COVID-19, and Considerations For People Living With HIV And LGBTQIA+ People.

This report provides information regarding risk, precautions, and resources to assist those living with HIV and LGBTQIA+ people.

National Resource Center on LGBT AgingCOVID-19 & LGBTQ Older People

This brief describes the needs of LGBTQ older people, increased risks associated with COVID-19 and resources.

National Resource Center on LGBT AgingExplore 10 tips for the inclusion of people with disabilities in LGBT community events and activities.
SAGEConnectJoin SAGE as we match LGBT elders with community members and allies who want to connect during this time of crisis. Share your day. Share your stories. Let’s be stronger, together, with SAGEConnect.
SAGE National LGBT Elder HotlineTalk and be heard at the SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline. We connect LGBT older people who want to talk with friendly responders who are ready to listen. If you are an LGBT elder or care for one, call the free SAGE Hotline, toll-free, at 877-360-LGBT (5428).

The SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in English and Spanish, with translation in 180 languages.

Transgender Legal Defense & Education FundA Know Your Rights Guide for Transgender People Navigating COVID-19
The Trevor ProjectThe leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. The Trevor Project offers programs and services to LGBTQ youth that create safe, accepting and inclusive environments over the phone, online and through text.

TrevorLifeline: 1-866-455-7386
TrevorText: Text TREVOR to 1-202-304-1200
TrevorChat: Via thetrevorproject.org

Mental Health

ACCESS Los Angeles County HotlineOperates 24 hours/day, 7 days/week as the entry point for mental health services in Los Angeles County. Services include deployment of crisis evaluation teams, information and referrals, gate keeping of acute inpatient psychiatric beds, interpreter services and patient transport. Call 1-800-854-7771.
Addiction Resource A website that provides information on addiction treatment during the COVID-19 Pandemic
American Addiction Centers (AAC)Due to social distancing, AAC will be hosting free virtual 12-step AA/NA support meetings throughout every week. These sessions will be based on traditional 12-step meetings, hosted by a person in recovery, and topics or meeting types will vary based on the group’s preference. At a time when drug overdose remains at an all-time high, we want to be an educational resource for those who may be struggling with substance abuse.
Anxiety and Depression Association of AmericaHow to Talk to Your Anxious Child or Teen About Coronavirus
California Coronavirus (COVID-19) ResponseResources for emotional support and well-being for youth and teens; veterans; first responders and law enforcement; older Californians; deaf and hard of hearing individuals; LGBTQ+ individuals. There is also information to help you find behavioral and mental health services.
California Parent & Youth HelplineWe are Open 8 am-8 pm, Monday – Sunday, to Talk by Phone or Text to Provide Emotional Support and Referrals for Parents and Youth in both English, Spanish and other languages. Call or Text 855-427-2736.
California Surgeon General’s PlaybookA top expert on trauma, California’s Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris offers advice for individuals and for those caring for children to get through this time. The California Surgeon General’s playbooks on stress relief share things you can do every day, at home, to help support your mental and physical health. Kids may show stress in different ways than you are used to. They are also more vulnerable to the harmful effects of stress. The playbooks talk about how to keep an eye out for stress in kids, and tools you can use to try to reduce it.
Care For Your Coronavirus Anxiety (Shine & Mental Health America)Resources for anxiety and your mental health in a global climate of uncertainty.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. Click on the link for resources in helping you and your loved ones.
County of Los Angeles – COVID-19 COVID-19: Coping With Stress. When you hear, read, or watch news about an outbreak of an infectious disease, you may feel anxious and show signs of stress—even when the outbreak affects people far from where you live and you are at low or no risk of getting sick. These signs of stress are normal and may be more likely in people with loved ones in parts of the world affected by the outbreak. During an infectious disease outbreak, care for your own physical and mental health and reach out in kindness to those affected by the situation.

Watch a helpful video from Dr. Jonathan Sherin, the Director of the Department of Mental Health on strategies to help cope during these difficult times and scroll through the webpage to learn some helpful tips to help you “self-care.”

Crisis Text Line for LA ResidentsText “LA” to 741741 to text with a trained counselor for free
Disaster Distress HelplineThe Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

Deaf/Hard of Hearing: Text TalkWithUs to 66746. TTY 1-800-846-8517.

Spanish Speakers: Call 1-800-985-5990 and press “2”. From the 50 States, text Hablanos to 66746.

Each Mind MattersResources and Support for Those Coping with Abuse During COVID-19 “Stay at Home” Directive; Tips for Physical Distancing in a Multigenerational Home; Finding Support During Trying Times – Tips and Resources To Stay Connected; and more!
East Los Angeles Women’s Center – Crisis Hotline Call the crisis hotline at 800.585.6231 to talk to an advocate/counselor. Our crisis hotline is available 24 hrs/7 days a week. Call anytime, all calls are anonymous and confidential. Our crisis hotline will provide victims of violence who have nowhere to go, safety planning and support by providing: housing assistance and emergency housing.
Friendship LineThe Institute on Aging’s Friendship Line is both a crisis intervention hotline and a warmline for non-emergency emotional support calls for people age 60 and over, and adults living with disabilities.

Toll-free, 24-hour number: 1-800-971-0016

HeadspaceLA, we’re all going through the current crisis together. To help you weather this storm, Headspace and the LA County Department of Mental Health have partnered to provide support and resources during this challenging time.

Sign up to access meditations, as well as sleep and movement exercises, designed to help you care for your mind — all free through 2020.

Inclusive Therapists
Kaiser PermanenteFor Kaiser Permanente members: Everyone needs support for total health — mind, body, and spirit. These wellness apps can help you navigate life’s challenges, and make small changes to improve your sleep, mood, relationships, and more. It’s self-care made easy, designed to help you live well and thrive.
L.A. Care/ Blue Shield Promise Community Resource CentersThe L.A. Care/Blue Shield Promise Community Resource Centers have launched a series of on-demand virtual classes for anyone who wants to stay active, healthy and informed.

– Fitness and Exercise Classes, such as Yoga and Zumba
– Nutrition and Healthy Cooking Classes
– Classes for Kids and Families
– The on-demand classes are free and available for anyone. Check out the Community Resource Center YouTube library – we are adding new classes every week!

Los Angeles County Department of Mental HealthProvides resources for coping with Coronavirus (COVID-19). LA County residents may also download and use apps to practice self-care and support wellbeing on their mobile devices.

Publications: Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks; The Mental Health and Emotional Aspects of COVID-19; Overcoming the Isolation of Physical Distancing; Managing Fear of Work, Shopping, and Public Spaces; Develop Healthy Coping Mechanisms; Your Wellbeing on Your Terms.

Los Angeles Department of Mental Health 24/7 Access LineCall (800) 854-7771 for mental health support, resources and referrals.
Los Angeles WarmlineA confidential overnight telephone support service in English & Spanish for anyone in Southern California who is struggling with loneliness, anxiety, substance use, mental health concerns, or needs information about available mental health services. Call (855) 952-9276.
MedicareAdvantage.comSenior Guide to Mental Health During Coronavirus (COVID-19): Tips for how seniors can stay healthy and connected during the COVID-19 pandemic
Mental Health AmericaA webpage for helping you find therapy services in your community
My3 AppWho are your 3? Is it your sister? Your therapist? Maybe even a neighbor down the street? Download MY3 to make sure that your 3 are there to help you when you need them most. Define your network and your plan to stay safe

National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI)NAMI released the NAMI COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide to answer frequently asked questions regarding the intersection between Coronavirus, or COVID-19, and people affected by mental illness, their caregivers and loved ones. The guide features FAQs on a variety of topics from managing anxiety and social isolation to accessing health care and medications.
National Deaf Domestic Violence HotlineThe Deaf Hotline has advocates available 24/7 for crisis intervention, education, information and referrals for Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled callers.

EMAIL
Contact an advocate by email: nationaldeafhotline@adwas.org

VIDEO PHONE
Get help 24/7 by calling 1-855-812-1001 (Video Phone)

LIVE CHAT
We offer advocacy through our online chat services, available every day 24/7/365.

National Parent HelplineBeing a parent is a critically important job, 24 hours a day. It’s not always easy. Call the National Parent Helpline® to get emotional support from a trained Advocate and become empowered and a stronger parent.

1-855- 4A PARENT
(1-855-427-2736)

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Monday through Friday
10:00 AM PST to 7:00 PM PST

National Suicide Prevention HotlineWe can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Veterans: Press 1
Project Return Peer Support NetworkWe are Los Angeles County’s first after-hours telephone line for individuals with mental health challenges and are staffed entirely by peers with lived experience. We are available to listen when traditional mental health services are closed.

The Warm Line supporters can also provide referrals to services or organizations that are of interest, such as healthcare facilities, family planning agencies, shelters, self-help and support groups, and much more.

Call 1-888-448-9777

PsychHubWith options for every audience, Psych Hub has the world’s largest online platform of digital education on mental health issues. Psych Hub’s free micro-video library hosts over 100 consumer-facing, animated videos focused on improving mental health literacy and reducing stigma about seeking care.
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)Free. Confidential. 24/7.
1-800-656-4673
Chat: Via hotline.rainn.org
Refinery 29A List Of Mental Health Resources Available For People Of Color
SAMHSA Disaster Distress HelplineThe Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
Share!A list of online self-help support groups
StrongHearts Native HelplineThe StrongHearts Native Helpline (1-844-762-8483) is a culturally-appropriate domestic violence and dating violence helpline for Native Americans, available every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT. StrongHearts advocates offer the following services at no cost:

-peer support and advocacy
-information and education about domestic violence and dating violence
-personalized safety planning
-crisis intervention
-referrals to Native or Tribal-based domestic violence service providers

Teen LineIf you have a problem or just want to talk with another teen who understands, then this is the right place for you! Call, Text, or Email us. Check out “Ask TEEN LINE”, find resources in our Youth Yellow Pages, or join conversations with other teens on our message boards.
The Trevor ProjectThe leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. The Trevor Project offers programs and services to LGBTQ youth that create safe, accepting and inclusive environments over the phone, online and through text.

TrevorLifeline: 1-866-455-7386
TrevorText: Text TREVOR to 1-202-304-1200
TrevorChat: Via thetrevorproject.org

University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social WorkThe SAFE-T (Supporting, Assessing, and Facilitating Engagement through Telehealth) Program at the
USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Telehealth Clinic provides free private confidential
online counseling via secure internet portal or phone. USC Telehealth uses user-friendly technology.
One-on-one technical assistance is available. This program will be available from June-August 2020.
We Rise LAWhy We Rise is part of a national movement to transform the mental health care system. We demand that easy access to quality care be recognized as a civil right. Everyone deserves to be well.

Older Adults/ Senior Citizens

Agency:Description:
Administration for Community LivingThe ACL provides guidance for older adults and people with disabilities, such as information on increased risk, how to prevent illness, and resources from partner agencies.
Alzheimer’s AssociationCoronavirus (COVID-19): Tips for Dementia Caregivers
Alzheimers Los AngelesProvides support and education for those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia during COVID-19.
BenefitsCheckUp, National Council on AgingYou can search for benefits or programs that meet your unique individual needs, which include: income assistance; food and nutrition; housing and utilities; tax relief; transportation; and more!
California Aging and Adult Information LineCall 1-800-510-2020 for local information and assistance for aging and disability services.
California Department of AgingCOVID-19 Information for Older Adults and People with Disabilities
California Department of AgingOften people don’t realize that they’re considered a caregiver, but if you are providing care or assistance to a family member or a friend, YOU are a caregiver! Whether you are a new or seasoned caregiver, navigating new COVID-19 recommendations and guidelines to protect the health and safety of yourself and your older loved one is top priority. We have compiled several resources to assist you in this role.
California For All Resource CardThis is a one-stop information guide on COVID-19 for ALL Californians. Click here to download or request an electronic copy by emailing AARP.
City of Los Angeles, Department of AgingSeniors may receive deliveries of five meals, delivered twice a week. Meals can be frozen and heated up in their microwaveable containers. Seniors may sign up for meals by calling the Department of Aging at 213-482-7252. If a senior is not aware of who their meal provider is, they may call 1-800-510-2020 for assistance and, if not enrolled in the Department of Aging meal program, can call the department at 213-482-7252 to enroll. The phone line is open Monday through Sunday from 8 AM – 5 PM.
City of Los Angeles, Department of AgingSenior Meal Emergency Response Program: Seniors who qualify for this program may be eligible to receive up to 10 home-delivered meals per week during the COVID-19 crisis.

To find out whether you are eligible to participate, you can:

Fill out the questionnaire by clicking on the link below.
Call (213) 263-5226 and another City staff member will assist you.

COVID-19 Senior Outreach Program & InformationThe Rotary Club of El Segundo and City of El Segundo Recreation & Parks Department have developed a COVID-19 Senior Outreach program to assist community members over the age of 65 who need assistance with shopping for basic foods, household goods and essential hygiene items. Shopping requests are limited to 15 items. The program now includes prescription medication delivery for seniors.
EngageHelpful information for older adults and their caregivers: finding help and assistance; staying connected through social interactions and activities; assistance in becoming a caregiver.
Helping Hands Senior FoundationProvides COVID-19 tests in a person’s place of residence. Seniors or a responsible party may contact the organization at 818-279-6580 to set up an appointment. Please call their office to complete an Intake today. After completing an Intake, you will be assigned a Care Coordinator that will be able to determine if you qualify or connect you to alternate resources. They also assist seniors stuck at home with medication delivery, grocery delivery, premade meal delivery and much more!
Los Angeles City/ County Elder Nutrition ProgramThis is an interactive map of all the Elder Nutrition Programs in the City of Los Angeles and the LA County area. The Elder Nutrition Program currently is providing frozen, nutritionally balanced lunches from Monday through Friday to eligible elderly participants.
Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS)The County and City of Los Angeles operate 180 congregate meal sites.To ensure older adults continue to receive critically-needed meals, they will distribute packaged and frozen meals for older adults at our meal sites, with some locations starting Monday, March 16 and others starting later this week. Older adults 65 and older must send a family member, friend or caregiver who is under the age of 65 to pick-up meals at these sites.

You may call your local meal provider to make arrangements. If you are not aware of who your meal provider is, you may call 1-800-510-2020 for assistance.

Emergency Food Assistance Program is provided as well.

Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS)A Countywide program, called Critical Delivery Service, will deliver groceries, household items, and other vital necessities to individuals who are unable to leave their homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Items may be delivered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at no cost to the client. No application process is required; however, items must be pre-paid and ready for pickup. Deliveries may be scheduled by calling 1-888-863-7411 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Clients may utilize this service up to four times or 40 miles per month, whichever comes first.
The Malibu FoundationMalibu Foundation, in support of Mighty Underdogs, is offering door-to-door delivery service to those who are most vulnerable: the elderly, immunocompromised, immobile, or in medical or self-quarantine.
National Association of Nursing Home AttorneysCOVID-19 Resources for the Elderly and Families

Resource Guide/ Directory

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211 LA CountyThe 2-1-1 phone line is open 24 hours, 7 days a week, with trained Community Resource Advisors prepared to offer help with any situation, any time. Their community services go far beyond phone referrals – explore their website to learn more.

If you are calling from outside Los Angeles County or cannot directly dial 2-1-1, call (800) 339-6993.

The LA County Department of Public Health and Chief Executive Office have activated the Public Disaster Information Hotline, accessed by dialing 2-1-1 or online at 211la.org.

The ArcCOVID-19 Resources for People With Disabilities, Families, and Service Providers
Asian & Pacific Islander American Health ForumAsian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander In-Language Resources for Coronavirus
Association of Regional Center Agencies (ARCA)ARCA has created a lengthy list of resources for individuals with disabilities, families, caregivers, employees and employers. There are also resources specific to one’s needs.
Aunt BerthaAunt Bertha’s network connects people seeking help and verified social care providers that serve them.

Thousands of nonprofits and social care providers serve their communities. But for most people, navigating the system to get help has been difficult, time consuming, and frustrating. Too many Americans are suffering, and they don’t need to.

So at Aunt Bertha, we created a social care network that connects people and programs — making it easy for people to find social services in their communities, for nonprofits to coordinate their efforts, and for customers to integrate social care into the work they already do.

CalEITC4MeProvides links to programs that can help you and your family stay healthy, safe and financially stable throughout the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.
California COVID-19 HotlineIf you have questions about COVID-19 and need assistance finding information online or clarification regarding the information, a statewide hotline number is available 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., 7 days a week at (833) 544-2374.
COVID-19 Los Angeles Community ResourcesResources in the community to cope with COVID-19
Department of Public Social Service (DPSS) Resource GuideA resource guide with: Temporary financial assistance and employment services
(through Welfare-To-Work Programs) for low-income residents to promote self sufficiency and independence; and Nutrition assistance for low-income individuals and families.
Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund/ Disability Rights CaliforniaDisability Rights California (DRC) and the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) have put together a Guide on the Healthcare Rights of People with Disabilities. You are encouraged to print it and take it with you when you seek medical care.
Disability Voices UnitedA website with resources and recommendations for people with developmental disabilities and their families
Family Resource Centers Network of CaliforniaThe following resources have been compiled from many sources and are intended to support Early Start FRCs in their ongoing support to their families during this unprecedented COVID-19 event. Some entries may be duplicated in more than one topic area. We have made every effort to compile appropriate resources and have visited all these websites to verify at a macro level. As always, encourage you to use
your own judgement when accessing and sharing resources.
Find HelpFind food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs, including new programs for the COVID-19 pandemic.
First 5 LAThroughout the COVID-19 pandemic, First 5 LA will be gathering information and sharing resources to help partners, parents and L.A. County residents impacted by the crisis.
LA Care – Community LinkSearch for free or reduced cost services like housing assistance, food, help with bills, and more.
LA County Business & Worker Disaster Help CenterTo reach the Business and Worker Disaster Help Center please contact: 833.238.4450 weekdays from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or email us at: disasterhelpcenter@lacounty.gov
Los Angeles County COVID-19 Resource PageThis website will provide you with latest information, resources, and updates. Resources include: FAQs, maps & dashboards; homelessness & housing; coping with stress; county facilities & services; how you can help; advice for pregnant women; services for children and families; and more.
LA County Department of Public HealthA webpage with resources for the community that cover: food; LAUSD Grab and Go Centers; shelters; public social services; financial assistance; hotlines; and other online resources.
LA County Helps! A free and easy way to find out if your family can get help from many different health and human services programs based on your circumstances. Assists residents who want to privately and confidentially check their eligibility for many health and human services and programs. Includes food and nutrition, children and family resources, medical, consumer protection, housing, seniors and people with disabilities, mental health and income support for adults, and other social services.
LAUSD Family Resource GuideClick here to download in English.

Click here to download in Spanish.

Legal Aid Foundation of Los AngelesGet legal information and other additional resourecs
National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics1,400 Free & Charitable Clinics across the U.S. provide health care to the medically under-served in their community. Find a clinic near you!
Neighborhood Legal Services of LA CountyProvides helpful website links to resources such as: food, shelter, healthcare, immigration, seniors, technology, education, domestic violence, utilities and benefits
One DegreeAn online (and printer-friendly) guide that helps individuals and families access resources they need during the COVID-19 pandemic: urgent services, family and household, food, health, housing, education, legal, employment, and money. Updates are made everyday at 2:00pm.
Senate District 30Use these resources to assist you in employment support, food insecurity and updates from government entities during the COVID-19 outbreak.
TASK CAResources include: Coronavirus information; California Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs); Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) Outside of California; California Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs); State and Federal Government Resources; Resources for Specific Disabilities; Legal, Education and Parenting Resources; and Assistive Technology.
UCLA Center for Autism Research & TreatmentUCLA CART created a webpage with resources for children with Autism, general information from organizations on COVID-19, managing your child’s education, and more.
Vaccine Preventable Disease Control Program
Provides a list of free and low-cost immunization clinics for children 18 years and younger.
Welcome BabyHere are some Southern California resources that offer free or subsidized diapers to low-income families.
Western Law CenterUp-To-Date COVID-19 Information on food, health, housing, financial security.
Westside Family Resource & Empowerment CenterCOVID-19 information and resources for families
Westside Regional CenterThese are services that are available to the general public and typically funded by the government or local community. There may be eligibility requirements that need to be met in order to access these services.

Social & Recreational Activities (Online)

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Culver City Virtual Recreation CenterA webpage with fun ideas and activities to do to stay safe, active and connected.
Google Arts & CultureA large collection of museums you can visit virtually online
Mental Floss12 World-Class Museums You Can Visit Online
Monterey Bay AquariumTune in to a web cam. Be delighted by the antics of our sea otters or mellow out to the hypnotic drifting of our jellies. With ten live cams to choose from, you can experience the wonder of the ocean no matter where you are.
San Diego ZooWatch a live camera of baboons, penguins, pandas, polar bears, apes, koala, platypus, giraffes, elephants, tigers, burrowing owls, and condors.
Travel ZooThe Best National Parks to Visit—Virtually
Fitness BlenderOver 500 free workouts range from 10-85 minutes long, from beginner level to elite athlete, from HIIT to Pilates, and strength training to bodyweight.
West Hollywood Recreation ServicesActivities include: All Stars Afterschool Virtual Club; Bewellweho, The Mindfulness Series; Chalk Art Gallery; and more.
YogaWorksLive yoga classes you can participate in at home

In the Community

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American Academy of PediatricsA recording and article with suggestions for what families can do to keep safe and healthy, compiled by a pediatrician and a representative from Family Voices. Includes advice on preparing the home, medical appointments, supplies, schooling, coping, and more.
Cable News Network (CNN)A helpful guide in English and Spanish on how to Coronavirus-proof your home
Child Mind Institute
How to Talk to Kids About the Coronavirus
County of Los Angeles
COVID-19 is affecting the operations of County facilities. Visit this web page for updates on County closures, cancellations and service modifications.
Culver City Parks, Recreation & Community Services DepartmentA list of services being offered by multiple organizations to support Culver City senior citizens. These services include requesting for volunteers, meal services, modified grocery store hours for seniors, social services, and more.
Department of Pesticide RegulationUnder the Healthy Schools Act, DPR provides online training on how to use disinfectants.
Los Angeles Department of Parks & RecreationAs the situation surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) evolves, the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP) is providing an update on changes to programming, events, recreation centers, and facility usage. Outdoor park space and amenities will remain open during regular park hours. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact rap.publicinfo@lacity.org or call 213-202-2700.
L.A. ParentIf Your Child’s Early-Intervention Language Services Were Interrupted Due to COVID-19
MyLA311The 311 Call Center provides various options to connect to a wide variety of non-emergency LA City services and general LA City information. Many requests can be made online.
Parents Helping Parents2 educational videos on:”Optimizing Your Home Environment for Online Learning” & “Parenting in a Pandemic”
Social Security Administration
The Social Security website provides information to the community about changes in how they deliver their in-person services, information about office closures, news releases, and more in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.