Resource List | Responding Together to COVID-19
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Meals and housing services focused on LA County.
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Resources for African American Communities
Resources for Indigenous Communities
Public Charge - What You Need to Know
COVID-19 LA Mutual Aid Community Network, (bit.ly/whatismutualaid) is comprised of different grassroots organizations, movements and organizers, who are committed to organizing mutual material support in the community. They are immediately providing grocery and supply deliveries, and are preparing to expand this to other community support services like running errands, dog walking, childcare, caregiving, first line medical training and response, and mental health support for those impacted by the pandemic.
To Donate Supplies, Volunteer, or Reach Out For Help, please visit: http://bit.ly/LACovid19
Drive-thru testing is expanding county-wide. Testing will still be limited to the most vulnerable of LA County residents - those who are 65 and older and/or have underlying health conditions. Testing is by appointment only. Walk-up appointments are not available. Visit https://covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/ for more information.
You can make an appointment for testing here.
Find Your Local Testing Center in LA County
We encourage everyone to take advantage of the free testing that is available across the County of Los Angeles. Locations for testing sites can be found here.
The COVID-19 infection rate in California continues to climb and the need for protective supplies grows more desperate. We are looking for these items from anywhere we can find them. We are a grass roots community serving the SF Bay Area and Greater Los Angeles area.
SENIOR SERVICES: Patients who are not registered with Senior Services, can register online here: https://seniors.lalgbtcenter.org/#/login
They Click “First Time User”.
One registered with us they can email us email@example.com and put in their request for food delivery and my staff will call them back to get more info on their food request and set a delivery date.
Apply for Cal Fresh via the phone
Email Calfresh@csuinc.org or Call 213-746-1216 to set up an appointment
Free meals available for all LAUSD students starting Monday, March 16th.
Location: 2301 Bellevue Ave., Los Angeles 90026
Food Bank. Check locations on website
Los Angeles Food Bank | LAFoodBank.org/coronavirus
From their website: The Coronavirus will disproportionately impact lower-income communities, and changes to school and work schedules will put an extra burden on people and families throughout Los Angeles County. 97% of revenues go directly to programs providing food for children, families, seniors and more.
Particularly for the elderly and sick. Best way to help is through donations.
Clients are homebound—confined to their homes because they are unable to shop or cook for themselves.
Serving breakfast starting Monday 3/16 for students in the Watts community. Location to be announced, but it will be from 8:00am-10:00am.
Everytable | LA County
Call their HELPLINE at (323) 458-6487 for more info. Latest opportunities:
Meals for Seniors in LA County | LA County - Info provided by Senator Ben Allen
Workforce Development, Aging and Community services are distributing packaged/frozen meals or providing home-delivered meals.
WCK is working with partners to safely distribute fresh meals in communities that need support. Currently working in New York City, Washington DC, Little Rock, Los Angeles, and Oakland — with more to come.
The Jewish Federation (JFS SOVA)
Providing prepackaged bags of food to clients via delivery. To access call (877) 275-4537
Providing $150 grocery stipends to any family facing health or financial hardships due to COVID-19.
If you know someone who needs groceries or supplies and is unable to leave home, please send an email with details to firstname.lastname@example.org and Thrive Market will help you coordinate getting an order to them.
This is a community-supported guide to the local restaurants that have pivoted to general-store mode during the COVID-19 crisis. Many of these restaurants are selling items at cost and not necessarily making any money (or breaking even) off the endeavor.
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health www.publichealth.lacounty.gov 03/22/20 Pregnant Women (English) - 1 - Guidance for Pregnant Women
A CONSOLIDATED LIST OF INFORMATION AND RESOURCES RELATED TO THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) AND MATERNAL HEALTH.
LA Mayor’s Act to protect from eviction:
Ellis Act (residential) evictions are barred as well as no fault evictions or evictions on the basis of unauthorized tenants, pets or other nuisances related to the impact of COVID-19 under a new order.
LA Mayor’s Act ban on late fees for rent
ban on late fees on rent not paid due to COVID-19 and give tenants 12 months after the end of the state of emergency to pay past due rent under a new City Council ordinance
The LA Mayor also issued an order halting rent increases
on occupied rental units that are subject to the City’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO). To learn more about LA’s RSO click here.
Together We Rise | Housing for Foster Youth
From their Instagram: If you are or know of a foster youth that is staying at a college dorm room that is going to be closed due to the coronavirus, please email email@example.com and we will provide or help you find housing during this transition.
From their GoFundMe page: Many First-Generation, Low-Income, international, and homeless students, as well as those who are survivors of domestic violence, going home is NOT a viable option.
United Way of Greater Los Angeles Pandemic Relief Fund | In need of donations
Fund to support L.A. County’s unsheltered residents who are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus, and low-income individuals, students and families at imminent risk of homelessness and hardships due to health and economic impacts of coronavirus.
Working to prevent homelessness by creating first-ever homes for youth aging out of foster care with donated furniture and home goods.
For those experiencing houselessness in LA:
LA CAN is launching a campaign to provide 50 handwashing stations on Skid Row, one on each Skid Row city block. See http://skidrowpower.com/handwashing.
-> Build a handwashing station: http://skidrowpower.com/diy-handwashing/
-> Support this effort: https://cangress.org/donate/
Urge Your Legislators to Use Vacant CalTrans Homes to House the Unsheltered
Documents available in Spanish as well as English.
Includes national resources and state resources for California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Washington state.
Guide to help determine if you’re a “public charge,” and if what benefits are offered without “public charge” restrictions. Documents available in Spanish as well as English.
Documents available in Spanish as well as English.
Resources from African American Communities
RESOURCES FOR INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES
INDIGENOUS EDUCATION NOW COALITION SUBMITS FORMAL COMPLAINT TO UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
AGAINST LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Los Angeles, Calif. (April 20, 2020)– The Indigenous Education Now Coalition (IEN), comprised of Tribes, Native organizations and students, parents, and community members, filed a formal complaint with the United States Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, against the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) on April 17, for failure to comply with federal law requiring tribal consultation with tribes and tribal organizations.
“The Coalition calls upon the U.S. Department of Education to ensure that the LAUSD properly consults with local Indian tribes and organizations, and respond to the COVID-19 crisis exacerbating historic neglect of Native students,” said Chrissie Castro, Co-Founder and Senior Adviser of the California Native Vote Project (CNVP).
“Proper consultation with all the local tribes is long overdue, as
[Shared from COVID-19 Los Angeles Mass Resource List]
Freelancers Union's fund to support freelancers impacted by COVID-19
Disaster Loan Assistance | Available in CA, CT, ME, WA
Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners, and Renters
California employees who lose work because of the coronavirus may be eligible for a range of benefits including paid sick leave, paid family leave, unemployment insurance and state disability insurance.
Very comprehensive resource list for jobs, advice, Facebook groups, Slack channels, and other ideas.
All funds raised will be distributed directly to LGBTQI+ individuals of color who have lost significant income this month due to cancellations related to COVID-19. If you are an LGBTQI+ person of color who is self-employed or in the service economy, and you have lost income due to COVID-19, take their survey and apply for relief.
Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Resources for Employers and Workers - includes a benefits summary chart, FAQ, and more.
Covid-19 Financial Solidarity | Request funding support
If your livelihood is being impacted by the Coronavirus crisis and you need support, post requests here. If you are a white-collar employee working from home and still being paid your full salary, fulfill the requests below.
FAQs on California labor laws
For California businesses wishing to apply for a disaster loan related to economic damage from COVID-19.
Access to social services including financial assistance via Max Factor Family Foundation Financial Assistance Network, call (323) 761-8305
Offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries.
Program Description and Eligibility:This financial assistance package is intended to provide emergency cash relief and to help young creatives safeguard their creditworthiness during this challenging period.
Individuals who meet the following criteria may be eligible to receive a $1,000 financial assistance package, including: a $500 zero interest (0%) loan over 24 months (with no repayment for the first six (6) months) and a $500 grant that does not need to be repaid:
The LA Young Creatives Fund is open to Los Angeles County residents who:
This fund, created by The Soze Foundation And TaskForce, will support artists and activists whose work has been impacted by COVID-19. We will be making $250 grants to selected applicants on an on-going basis. We currently have $30,000 total for this first round of grants.
Aggregated list of FREE resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines: https://covid19freelanceartistresource.wordpress.com
Creative Capital Arts Resources During COVID-19 | | Some emergency funding sources
List of resources for artists working in all disciplines, as well as arts philanthropists, and arts professionals.
Contents: Resources, grants/funds, health, teaching, technology, thinking, communication.
Follow Actors’ Equity Association for updates on their call for government relief for theater works.
Send a letter to support.
This is a site for celebrating work that has been cancelled/delayed/disrupted, or to showcase work that’s being done by the many artists who suddenly have extra time for creation, and may be spending a bunch of time alone at home.
National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures
We want to hear from you in order to advocate on your behalf for rapid effective support to the Latinx arts field.
GRANT AND LOAN OPTIONS FOR THE ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, AND TOURING PERSONNEL THAT HAVE BEEN IMPACTED BY THE COVID-19 CRISIS.
Low-income artists who work in any genre or medium, who identify as a woman, as trans or nonbinary, and/or as a person of color, who live in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside or San Bernardino Counties are eligible to apply.
My Health LA provides no cost primary care services to:
People who live in Los Angeles County, age 19 and older, people with incomes below a monthly limit, people that do not have health insurance or cannot get health insurance.
Call: 800-799-7233 | TTY: 800-787-3224
Chat at thehotline.org
Sign a petition to demand ALL people have access to care during the #coronavirus #COVID19 pandemic. Everyone deserves access to health care without fear of deportation. Incarcerated people deserve sanitary environments. We all need FREE testing and care.
Sign at: http://ProtectAllPeople.com
Koreatown for All | Supporting Unhoused Angelenos
Read the #ServicesNotSweeps coalition demands here:
COVID-19 Response guidance for community bail & bond funds
The disability advocacy organizations and a coalition of disability rights and emergency management experts from across the country are issuing an urgent call to action for immediate strategies and solutions from the federal government and governments at every level, including local, state, tribal and territorial, to address the specific needs of persons with disabilities throughout the COVID-19 outbreak and all public health emergencies.
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO
Protecting Asian American and Pacific Islander Working People In response to COVID-19
Advocating for a “resiliency fund,” to low wage workers and micro-entrepreneurs.
Donate here to the Rental Affordability Act
#ProtectOurParents - Children of Incarcerated Parents Demand Action to Protect Parents Behind Bars
An Open Letter to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Governors, State Departments of Corrections and Public Safety, Local Jails, Detention Centers, City Officials, Telecommunications Companies and the Media
An emergency relief fund for domestic workers facing hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Their goal is to raise $4 Million to support 10,000 domestic workers across the country.
This platform addresses our demands of how public and private actors within the criminal legal system should respond to the inevitable COVID-19 outbreak in prisons, jails, courthouses and immigrant detention centers throughout the United States.
In light of the impact COVID-19 is having on people across the United States, especially young people, The Lewis Prize for Music is establishing a $1 million COVID-19 Community Response Fund. The fund will distribute over 20 grants of $25,000 to $50,000 to responsive and adaptive Creative Youth Development (CYD) music programs. The application will open on Monday, April 20 and close on Friday, May 8 with grants distributed on June 16.
Art At Home | Includes art contests, museums, games, digital art, education, & at home classes
Amplifier.org | Sign Up for Resource
Providing free artwork and teaching tools to adults who are now facilitating at-home learning. Open to households within the United States
Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions due to School Closings
Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.
Support Families First Coronavirus Response Act
It guarantees free coronavirus testing, secures paid emergency leave, enhances Unemployment Insurance, strengthens food security initiatives, and increases federal Medicaid funding to states.
Sign petition to expand the Families First Act to protect the self-employed
Standing Rock Seed Exchange & Gardening | @StandingRockSeedExchange
Herbal Guide to Collective Protection and Healing During COVID-19 . This was developed for the Sitting Bull College by community members, herbalists, and herbalism students.
US Resources for Handling Anxiety around COVID-19:
Mental Health Resources
Prayers & Faith Guides
Alo Yoga: Home Videos
Corepower Yoga: Home Videos
305 Fitness: dance-cardio studio is now offering free live-stream workouts on YouTube
YMCA launches 60 free online classes
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
California Department of Public Health https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/nCOV2019.aspx
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization
LA County residents can also call 2-1-1
Food, housing, elderly care, employment/unemployment information, woman, infant, and children services.
Meztli Projects is an Indigenous based arts & culture collaborative centering Indigeneity into the creative practice of Los Angeles by using arts-based strategies to support, advocate for, and organize to highlight Native/Indigenous Artists and systems-impacted youth.
coronavirus community care
The IL Muslim Civic Coalition is a partnership of Activists, Influencers and Organizations. The Coalition empowers the voices of cultural and diverse Muslims. CARE COALITION is a grassroots, diverse partnership of social and civic organizations and neighbors. We serve as a CONNECTOR between residents who NEED CARE with those who can GIVE CARE during the Coronavirus Crisis.
COVID-19 Resource List Initiated by Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality (AACRE)
APEX Express, Asian Prisoner Support Committee, Alliance of South Asians Taking Action, APIENC, Chinese for Affirmative Action, Hmong Innovating Politics, HYPHEN, Network on Religion and Justice, Visibility Project, VietUnity - East Bay, Asian Refugees United
This kit is a collectivized document that will be updated as more mutual aid projects and resources appear online. This compilation features resources from disabled, queer, elderly, Asian and indigenous people.
This editable document is meant to be a resource for people looking out for themselves and their communities through personal preparation, collective care, mutual aid and advocacy.
This is a resource guide to prepare folks for self-quarantine, or for a longer quarantine up to 1 month, depending on how the public health crisis unfolds, through the lens of mutual aid and preparing with community in mind. Contributed by Kait Ziegler, Social Justice Organizer. To be in touch, contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
This document is a way for people to color code and assess people’s situations. This is a living document and as the community adapts this document will as well. These can be communicated through flags, placards, signs, fabrics whatever you have in your own home.
From their doc: “A List of Resources Compiled by the Asian American Resource Workshop (a small grassroots pan-Asian organization) (Boston and Massachusetts specific with some national resources)”
From Young Entertainment Activists group
Provides infrastructure for technologists, civic organisations, public & private institutions and specialists of all kinds to collaborate on a rapid and sophisticated response to the coronavirus outbreak and all subsequent impacts. It is a quickly evolving resource with thousands of active expert contributors.
This is a working document, created by Advocates for Youth’s Youth Activist Network-- by young people and for young people.
New York City focused resources.
COVID-19 Resources for Community Members
“We belong to each other.” - Mother Teresa