We have moved this guide to a webpage version in collaboration with One Degree: www.1degree.org/covid-19. As of April 6, 2020 please refer to the 1degree guide (updated daily). Our new webpage version will be more accessible to the growing number of viewers and more mobile-friendly. Thank you!

This document was created by a group of Master's of Public Health students at Cal State Los Angeles who noticed the need to consolidate all relevant resources into one site. We have partnered with One Degree to increase our capacity to better serve our community.

Click the link above to see our collaborative Resource Guide.

Covid19 Los Angeles Community Resources

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Last updated: Sunday, April 6, 2020 at 10:45am.

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Other Resource Guides: Orange County I | Orange County II

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS / LATEST NEWS

** All restaurants (sit in), gym, fitness studios, theaters, and bars closed starting MONDAY, MARCH 16 at 12am** (Read more here)

Effective Monday, March 16th, LA County Department of Parks and Recreation will cancel programs and gatherings larger than 10 people.

**Mayor Eric Garcetti has issued a “Safer at Home” emergency order — ordering all residents of the City of Los Angeles to stay inside their residences, and immediately limit all movement outside of their homes beyond what is absolutely necessary to take care of essential needs. The Order goes into effect immediately after midnight, starting at 11:59 p.m., Thursday, March 19, 2020. To see what you can and should not do, please click here.

Table of Contents

Populations

Children and Youth (0-17)

Adults (18-64)

Eldery (65+)

Grocery Shopping Hours for the elderly and other at-risk populations

Undocumented Community

Trans/Queer Relief

Incarcerated Individuals

Unhoused Community

Veterans

Employment

Employment Issues

Paid Family Leave

Disability Benefits/Paid Sick Leave

Unemployment Benefits

Worker’s Compensation

Tax Assistance

Resources Based on Type of Employment

Impacted Businesses

Loans

Insurance

Government Contracting

Lay-Off Aversion

Best Practices

Service Planning Areas

SPA 1: Antelope Valley

SPA 2: San Fernando Valley

SPA 3: San Gabriel Valley

SPA 4: Metro

SPA 5: West

SPA 6: South

SPA  7: East

SPA 8: South Bay

Services/Issues

Utilities

WIC Services

Mental Health

Holistic Health

Domestic Violence

Child Support Services

Child Care

Housing

Alcoholics Anonymous/Substance Abuse

Legal Issues

CalFresh

Other Resources

Populations

Categories under this heading include: food*, housing, health, transportation, general resources and education and are separated into four general categories: children and youth, adults, elderly, the undocumented community, the trans and/or queer community, incarcerated individuals, the homeless/houseless community and veterans.

* Food for all:

  • For the closest food pantry/bank to you, visit:

 Los Angeles Food Bank Pantry Locator

Children and Youth (0-17)

  • Food: Free meals for LAUSD students
  • Food: Free meals for Alliance Charter School Students
  • Food: Free meals for Compton Unified School District (CUSD) students
  • Compton Unified School District
  • 2-3 meals for youth up to age 18 at no cost. Meals to be picked-up. Beginning Tuesday, March 31, 2020, CUSD will be moving to multi-day meal service.
  • CUSD pick-up sites 
  • Hours: Breakfast provided Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m to 8:30 a.m and lunch provided Monday through Friday from
  • More info: Latest News / Resources for Families During School Closures
  • Food: Free meals for Inglewood Unified School District students
  • Food: Free packaged meals for Hawthorne School District students
  • Hawthorne School District
  • Students ages 0-18 can pick up free packaged breakfast and lunch 10am-12pm on weekdays at four school sites. Children must be present to receive meals.
  • HSD pick-up sites
  • More info: Hawthorne School District COVID-19 Updates or contact Nutrition Services Department at (310) 263-3990
  • Free meals for LAUSD students
  • Free meals for kids 12 years old and under
  • Hugo’s Restaurants
  • Free meals for guests 12 years old and under. Meals to be picked up.
  • Locations:
  • 12851 Riverside Dr., Valley Village, CA 91607
  • 8401 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
  • Food: Starting Monday, March 16, 2020, kids 12 and under can eat for free at El Torito Restaurants

(For more information, click here!)

  • Food: Free Breakfast Burritos for children ages 6-12 years old. Pick up Monday-Friday 7am-8am
  • Toast: 11119 first ave los angeles ca
  • The Benediction: 17501 Colima Road, City of Industry
  • The Dylan: 190 S. State College Blvd, Brea
  • Food: Gus’s locations in Mid-City, Long Beach, Burbank, and Santa Ana are providing free meals to all school-aged children from noon to 8 p.m. everyday.

(Fore more information, click here!)

  • Food: Prime Pizza is providing meals for LAUSD children starting March 17, 2020.

(For more information, click here!)

  • General resources: Penny Lane Drop-in centers provide temporary safety and basic support for Severely Emotionally Distubed (SED) and Severe and Persistently Mentally Ill (SPMI) transitional age youth (ages 16 to 25) who are living on the streets or in unstable living conditions.
  • Get access to showers, meals, clothing, computer/internet access, DVD & games, Peer Support groups, linkage to mental health and case management services, linkage to substance abuse treatment info, educational services, employment assistance, and housing assistance
  • More info:  here and here
  • Penny Lane Centers / With a Little Help From My Friends: 323-353-6118, 5628 E. Slauson Ave., Commerce, CA 90040
  • Good Seed Youth Drop-in Center: 855-968-8452, 2814 W. MLK Jr. Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008
  • Penny Lane Centers / Yellow Submarine: 661-361-1454, 43520 Division St., Lancaster, CA 93535
  • The Village Family Services: 818-755-8786, 6801 Coldwater Canyon Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91606
  • Pacific Clinics / HOPE Youth Centers: 626-337-3828, 13001 Ramona Blvd., Suite 1, Irwindale, CA 91706
  • Los Angeles LGBT Center / Youth Center on Highland: 323-860-2280 or 888-255-2429, 1220 N. Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
  • Step-Up on Second Street / Daniel’s Place: 310-394-6889, 1328 2nd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • Good Seed on Pine Yout Drop-In Center: 855-968-8452, 1230 Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90813
  • Education: Free access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi For 60 Days For New K-12 and College Student Households

(For more information, click here!)

  • Education: Free access to L’il Libros worksheets for kids

(For more information, click here!)

  • Education: Starting Monday, March 16, students in Pre-K through 12th grade will have the opportunity to access free, educational PBS daytime programming designated for each grade level weekdays

(For more information, click here!)

  • Education: FB Group for parents to get support with home learning
  • Education: MIND Research Institute is offering no cost access to a free math instructional program for students in grades K-8

(For more information, click here!)

  • Education: Scholastic offers free, online learning experiences for kids of all ages

(For more information, click here!)

  • Education: PBS offers free educational daytime programming designated for K-12 each through the following channels:
  • Pre-K - 3rd grade on PBS SoCal
  • Pre-K - 12th grade on KLCS
  • 9th - 12th grade on KCET
  • (For more info: click here!)
  • Education: Free indoor Activities for Kids (in english only): For more information, click here!
  • Education: Virtual Trips
  • Fun: Chicas Rockeras SELA has an activity book available for kids here!
  • If you know a kid who does not have access to a computer or printer, please email info@crsela.org and they will mail one out
  • Education: Unlock Scholastic’s BookFlix using the generic login Scholastic has created: username: Learning20, password: Clifford

Adults (18-64)

  • Housing: Housing for Foster Youth Students
  • Housing: Anti-Eviction Support
  • Housing: Free Storage for College students
  • Education/Financial: Financial Grant for College students

Eldery (65+)

Please Consider clicking HERE to donate to the Elder Latinx Fund to cover expenses for basic needs supplies and groceries including delivery.

Food

  • Free meals for the elderly
  • Free meals for the elderly
  • Department of Aging
  • Packaged and frozen meals for older adults enrolled in their meal program. As of the beginning of April 2020, seniors may sign up for meals by calling the Department of Aging
  • Phone:
  • To sign up: 213-482-7252
  • To verify their meal provider if already enrolled in program: 1-800-510-2020
  • Food: Free food for Cudahy Seniors
  • Food: Free groceries for Florence-Firestone Seniors
  • Food: Food and General Assistance for Bell Seniors
  • City of Bell
  • Essential meals and services for seniors (65+) living in Bell.
  • Call the Bell Community Center at (323) 749-1596 for help.
  • More info: City of Bell Senior Services
  • Food: Food and General Assistance for Bell Gardens Seniors
  • Bell Gardens Recreational and Community Services
  • Essential meals and services for seniors (65+) living in Bell Gardens.
  • Call the Recreational and Community Services Office at (562) 334-1779 or (562) 806-7650
  • More info: Bell Gardens Senior Services
  • Mental Health: Crisis Line for Seniors*
  • Institute on Aging
  • Institute on Aging’s 24-hour toll-free Friendship Line is the only accredited crisis line in the country for people aged 60 years and older, and adults living with disabilities. We also make on-going outreach calls to lonely older adults.
  • Phone: 1-800-971-0016
  • Hours: 24/7
  • More info: Senior Intervention Hotline Info
  • *= also listed under “Issues > Mental Health,” in this document

Grocery Shopping Hours for the elderly and other at-risk populations

  • ALL 41 Northgate Market shopping locations will be open exclusively for seniors from 7am to 8am starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020.
  • (For more information, click here!)
  • ALL Vallarta supermarkets will be open for seniors, disabled people, and pregnant people from 7am to 8am starting Wednesday, March 18, 2020
  • (For more information, click here!)
  • Senior Shopping Hour at Grocery Outlet in Altadena (located at 2270 Lake Ave., Altadena, CA 91001) offers a shopping slot exclusively for the elderly from 7am to 8am every day starting on Thursday, March 17.
  • (For more information, click here!)
  • ALL Super A Markets will open one hour early to allow Seniors 65 years and up to exclusively shop during the hours of 7:00am- 8:00am before the store opens to the general public.
  • (For more information, click here!)
  • ALL Superior Grocers will open one hour early to allow Seniors 65 years and up and older and disabled folks to exclusively shop during the hours of 7:00am- 8:00am before the store opens to the general public.

(For more information, click here!)

  • Senior Shopping Hour at Grocery Outlet in Altadena (located at 2270 Lake Ave., Altadena, CA 91001) offers a shopping slot exclusively for the elderly from 7am to 8am every day starting on Thursday, March 17.

(For more information, click here!)

  • Albertsons: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7am - 9am, open to seniors 65+ (For more information, click here!)
  • Big Saver Foods: Starting March 17th, 7:30am - 8am, open to seniors 65+, and open 6am - 7am for medical and pharmacy employees with valid ID. (For more information, click here!)
  • Cardenas: Starting March 19th, 7am - 8am, open to seniors 65+, disabled/handi-capable, first responders (For more information, click here!)
  • Northgate Market: Starting March 17th, 7am - 8am, open to seniors 65+, pregnant women, & disabled/handi-capable (For more information, click here!)
  • Vallarta Supermarkets: Starting March 18th, 7am - 8am, open to seniors 65+, pregnant women, & disabled/handi-capable (For more information, click here!)
  • Super A Foods: Starting March 17th, 7:30am - 8am, open to seniors 65+ (For more information, click here!)
  • Superior: Starting March 18th, 7am - 8am, open to seniors 65+, disabled/handi-capable (For more information, click here!)
  • Stater Bros: Starting March 18th, 7:45am - 8am, open to seniors 65+, disabled/handi-capable (For more information, click here!)
  • Smart & Final: Starting March 18th, 7:30am - 8am, seniors 65+, disabled/handi-capable (For more information, click here!)
  • Target: Wednesdays only, 8am - 9am, open to seniors 65+, those with medical conditions (For more information, click here!)
  • Ralphs: Starting March 20th, 7am - 7:30am, open to seniors 65+ (For more information, click here!)
  • Rancho Market: Starting March 18th, 6am - 7:30am, open to seniors 65+, pregnant women, & disabled/handi-capable (For more information, click here!)
  • Gelson's Markets: Starting March 17th,  open exclusively for seniors from 7am to 8am (For more information, click here!)
  • Whole Foods Market: Starting March 20th, service customers who are 60+ years old one hour before opening the store to the general public. (For more information, click here!)
  • 99 Cent Store: Tuesday & Thursdays, 7am - 8am, open to seniors 65+, pregnant women, disabled/handi-capable, & folks with compromised immune systems (For more information, click  here/aqui!)

Undocumented Community

  • There are resources on addressing fear and coping with stress, health access and guidance, connecting to free/low-cost resources, legal rights as employees, and more
  • Relief Fund List
  • Legal Aid at Work
  • HUGE relief fund/mutual aid list for undocumented individuals and families: Undocu Relief List
  • Free Clinics and Community Health Centers Directory
  • Free/Low-Cost Clinics in Los Angeles County

Trans/Queer Relief 

  • SAGE: Advocacy & Services for LGBT Elders
  • LGBT Elders seeking to connect with an LGBT responder who is certified in crisis response and is able to provide information about community support resources such as healthcare, transportation, counseling, and legal services should call (877) 360-5428. Available in English and Spanish, with translations in over 180 languages.
  • Hours: Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • More info: SAGE National LGBT Elder Hotline
  • Peer Support for Trans Individuals
  • Trans Lifeline
  • Trans people seeking peer support can call (877) 565-8860 to speak to a transgender peer support volunteer. Available in English and Spanish.
  • More information: Trans Community and COVID-19
  • Volunteering Opportunity If you are trans, speak english or spanish, then you can also train to take call shift from home as a volunteer operator

  • Anxiety Virtual Support for Queer Individuals
  • Queer Healing Oasis
  • Queer individuals seeking support in a non-clinical space can e-mail marcos.emdr@gmail.com or call 818-233-1079. Donation-based and no one turned away for lack of funds. As of March 17th, 2020, they are taking on 3 free clients.
  • More info: Queer Healing Landing Page

  • Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Support
  • The Trevor Project
  • Support for queer individuals seeking crisis intervention or experiencing suicidal ideation. Individuals can text START to 678678, call (866) 488-7386, or instant message a Trevor counselor.
  • Hours: Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • More info: Trevor Project: Get Help Now

  • Peer Support for LGBTQ Teens
  • Teen Line
  • Non-emergency hotline for advice and listening ears. Text TEEN to 839863 or call (310) 855-4673.
  • Hours: 6pm to 9pm
  • More info: Teen Line Resources

  • Peer Support for LGBTQ Youth
  • LGBT National Help Center
  • Youth seeking peer support for youth available by phone can call 1-800-246-7743. Online private, one-to-one chat and email also available. Responders can connect people to local resources for cities and towns across the US.
  • Hours of Operation
  • More info: LGBT National Youth Talkline

Incarcerated Individuals

Unhoused Community

  • Hand-washing/hygiene stations

Veterans

Employment

  • JOB PORTAL Resource: For 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.

What employees are entitled to may be confusing. THIS CHART makes it easier to understand what resources may be available. More information below:

Employment Issues

Paid Family Leave

**Paid family leave is available for those who stay home because they need to take care of someone who has contracted the virus (Covid-19) or who has been quarantined (must be certified by a medical professional). Learn how to file a Paid Family Leave Claim HERE.

Disability Benefits/Paid Sick Leave

**Disability benefits /paid sick leave are available for those who have actually contracted the virus themselves or who have been exposed to it and are quarantined (must be certified by a medical professional in the case of Disability Benefits). Learn how to file a Disability Insurance Claim HERE.

Unemployment Benefits

**Unemployment benefits are available to those whose hours have been reduced or who have lost their job due to coronavirus measures (and it also applies to those who choose to stay home due to underlying health issues making them more vulnerable). The Governor has waived the 1 week wait time and the person may not be required to be actively looking for work (as is usually required). Learn how to file an Unemployment Insurance Claim HERE.

  • Unfortunately though, this benefit is not available to undocumented persons whose hours are reduced or lose their job for reasons related to COVID-19, etc.
  • SCHOOL CLOSURES: If your child’s school is closed and you have to miss work to care for them. You might qualify for Unemployment Insurance benefits. Learn how to file an Unemployment Insurance Claim HERE.

Workers Affected by Coronavirus Can Apply for Assistance Regardless of Immigration Status

Worker’s Compensation

**Worker's comp is available for those who are unable to do their usual job because they were exposed to and contracted Covid-19 while in the regular course of their job (i.e. healthcare workers)

Tax Assistance

Directly from the Employment Development Department: “Employers experiencing a hardship as a result of COVID-19 may request up to a 60-day extension of time from the EDD to file their state payroll reports and/or deposit state payroll taxes without penalty or interest. A written request for extension must be received within 60 days from the original delinquent date of the payment or return.

For questions, employers may call the EDD Taxpayer Assistance Center.

  • Toll-free from the U.S. or Canada: 1-888-745-3886
  • Hearing impaired (TTY): 1-800-547-9565
  • Outside the U.S. or Canada: 1-916-464-3502”

(For more information, click here!)

Resources Based on Type of Employment

  • For BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) only 
  • Apply for a $1000 grant for 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 through the Women’s Center for Creative Work. For eligibility and details, see WCCW Emergency Health Grant

Impacted Businesses

Loans

  • Small business loan
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration offers up to $2 Million in Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
  • Contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center at 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or disastercustomerservice@sba.gov
  • More info: Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) COVID19 Response
  • Small business loan
  • Small business loan
  • Jewish Free Loan
  • No-fee and interest-free loan to cover small business losses. Additionally, the loans cover: lost wages because you can’t go into work, child care costs when schools are closed and funds lost due to cancelled travel plans and more.
  • For more info:  COVID19 Loan

  • How to get access to lending partners?  SBA has developed Lender Match, a free online referral tool that connects small businesses with participating SBA-approved lenders within 48 hours.
  • 7(a) program offers loan amounts up to $5,000,000 and is an all-inclusive loan program deployed by lending partners for eligible small businesses within the U.S. States and its territories. The uses of proceeds include: working capital; expansion/renovation; new construction; purchase of land or buildings; purchase of equipment, fixtures; lease-hold improvements; refinancing debt for compelling reasons; seasonal line of credit; inventory; or starting a business.
  • Express loan program provides loans up to $350,000 for no more than 7 years with an option to revolve. There is a turnaround time of 36 hours for approval or denial of a completed application. The uses of proceeds are the same as the standard 7(a) loan.
  • Community Advantage loan pilot program allows mission-based lenders to assist small businesses in underserved markets with a maximum loan size of $250,000. The uses of proceeds are the same as the standard 7(a) loan.
  • 504 loan program is designed to foster economic development and job creation and/or retention. The eligible use of proceeds is limited to the acquisition or eligible refinance of fixed assets.
  • Microloan program involves making loans through nonprofit lending organizations to underserved markets. Authorized use of loan proceeds includes working capital, supplies, machinery & equipment, and fixtures (does not include real estate). The maximum loan amount is $50,000 with the average loan size of $14,000.
  • Exporting Assistance: SBA provides export loans to help small businesses achieve sales through exports and can help these businesses respond to opportunities and challenges associated with trade, such as COVID-19. The loans are available to U.S. small businesses that export directly overseas, or those that export indirectly by selling to a customer that then exports their products.
  • Export Express loan program allows access to capital quickly for businesses that need financing up to $500,000. Businesses can apply for a line of credit or term note prior to finalizing an export sale or while pursuing opportunities overseas, such as identifying a new overseas customer should an export sale be lost due to COVID-19.
  • Export Working Capital program enables small businesses to fulfill export orders and finance international sales by providing revolving lines of credit or transaction-based financing of up to $5 million. Businesses could use a loan to obtain or retain overseas customers by offering attractive payment terms.
  • International Trade loan program helps small businesses engaged in international trade to retool or expand to better compete and react to changing business conditions. It can also help exporting firms to expand their sales to new markets or to re-shore operations back to the U.S.

Insurance

Many businesses have business interruption insurance; now is the time to contact your insurance agent to review your policy to understand precisely what you are and are not covered for in the event of an extended incident.

Government Contracting

SBA is focused on assisting with the continuity of operations for small business contracting programs and small businesses with federal contracts. For more information on federal contracting, visit https://www.sba.gov/federal-contracting/contracting-guide

More specifically:

  • 8(a) Business Development program serves to help provide a level playing field for small businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged people or entities, and the government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate. The 8(a) program offer and acceptance process is available nationwide, and the SBA continues to work with federal agencies to ensure maximum practicable opportunity to small businesses. 8(a) program participants should stay in touch with their Business Opportunity Specialist (BOS).
  • HUBZone program offers eligibility assistance every Thursday from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET at 1-202-765-1264; access code 63068189#.  Members of the HUBZone team answer questions to help firms navigate the certification process.  For specific questions regarding an application, please contact the HUBZone Help Desk at hubzone@sba.gov.
  • Women-owned Small Business firms who have questions, please visit www.sba.gov/wosbready or write to wosb@sba.gov.

Lay-Off Aversion

Rapid Response/Lay-off Aversion- Is your business facing the possibility of laying off employees or even closing? The Los Angeles County America’s Jobs Centers of California (AJCCs) can help you get your business back on track.  Specialized Business Service Representatives can work with you and your employees to minimize losses and improve morale. We can also assist your business with strategic planning to ensure that your business does not face a similar situation in the future. Contact your local Business Service Representative at an America’s Job Center of California (AJCC) for more information by emailing bizdev@wdacs.lacounty.gov or calling (213) 810-1641.

Best Practices

  • Do your part to slow the spread
  • Work or engage from home
  • If necessary, working on location or place of business make sure to conduct regular environmental cleaning i.e. wipe down with cleaning solution, sanitize workspace and make sure employees are washing hands on a regular basis.
  • Staff should wear and use appropriate Personal Protective Equipment according to your existing policies and procedures.
  • Have soap and paper towels in bathrooms at all times.
  • Avoid unnecessary travel
  • California EDD has issued updated guidance on issues beyond unemployment insurance (e.g. caregiving for ill family members).
  • California’s Department of Industrial Relations has issued updated guidance on what employers are expected to do to help promote hygiene/safety in the workplace.
  • Marketing – It’s critical to communicate openly with your customers about the status of your operations, what protective measures you’ve implemented, and how they (as customers) will be protected when they visit your business. Promotions may also help incentivize customers who may be reluctant to patronize your business.
  • Consider providing in-home services i.e. provide free delivery, etc.
  • Inventory and Supply Chain Shortfalls – While the possibility could be remote, it is a prudent preparedness measure to ensure you have either adequate supplies of inventory for a sustained period and/or diversify your distributor sources in the event one supplier cannot meet an order request.
  • Share best practices with other businesses in your communities (especially those in your supply chain), chambers of commerce, and associations to improve community response efforts.

Service Planning Areas

Categories under this heading include: food, housing, health, transportation, and education and are separated into 8 Service Planning Areas

SPA 1: Antelope Valley

Includes Acton, Agua Dulce, Gorman, Lake Hughes, Lake Los Angeles, Lancaster, Littlerock, Palmdale, Quartz Hill, and others

  • Housing
  • Showers, meals and more
  • Penny Lane Centers - Yellow Submarine
  • Showers, Meals, Clothing, Computer/Internet Access, Mental Health Services, Substance abuse services
  • Address: 432520 Division St Lancaster, CA 93535
  • Phone: 661.361.1454
  • More info: Penny Lane Transitional Youth Services

  • Emergency Shelter
  • Desert Macc/High Desert Multi Service Ambulatory Care Center
  • Address: 335 E. Avenue I, Lancaster CA 93535
  • Phone: (661) 471-4000
  • More info: Winter Shelter Program Update 
  • Food
  • Food: Food for all
  • Grace Resource Center, Inc.
  • Location: 45134 N. Sierra Hwy, Lancaster, CA. 93534
  • Phone: 661-940-5272
  • Hours of operation:
  • Hot meals -- Wednesday and Friday at 5:30pm, Sunday at 1:30pm
  • Groceries -- Tuesday and Thursday, 10am to 1pm
  • Spanish-speaking Grocery Service: Wednesday, 10am

  • Food: Food for all
  • Shekinah Worship Center
  • Location: 42640 10th Street West, Lancaster, CA. 93534
  • Phone: 661-940-8378
  • Hours of operation: Hot meals every last Saturday of the month from 10am to 1pm, must arrive at 9am to receive ticket

  • Food: Food for all

  • Food: Food for all
  • Palmdale Community Foundation-S.A.V.E.S.
  • Food services, motel vouchers, and senior food programs for low income individuals. Must present proof of income, proof of address, and valid identification.
  • Location: 1012 East Avenue Q-12, Palmdale, CA. 93550
  • Phone: 661-267-5191
  • Hours of operation:
  • Food: Monday through Thursday, 8am to 5pm
  • Extra helpings: Monday through Thursday, 3:30pm to 5pm

  • Food: Food for all
  • SA-Mountain View Mobile Home Park
  • Food distribution for all. Must arrive early and bring state ID.
  • Location: 3255 E. Avenue R., Palmdale, CA. 93550 (Main Office in the Mobile Home Park)
  • Phone: 661-947-4700
  • Hours of operation: Second Tuesday of the month, 12 pm to 2pm

  • Food: Food for all
  • Twin Lakes Community Church
  • Drive up, pre-bagged grocery service. Homeless clients will be served in Mt. Olive Church parking lot. Non-Senior clients can have others pick up their food for them with a current piece of mail and a note giving permission.
  • Location: 17213 Lake Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. 93591
  • Phone: 661-264-1215
  • Hours of operation: Monday through Friday, 10am to 12:30pm
  • More info: Twin Lakes COVID19 Updates

SPA 2: San Fernando Valley

Includes Burbank, Calabasas, Canoga Park, Canyon Country, Encino, Glendale, LA Cañada-Flintridge, San Fernando, Sherman Oaks, Sun Valley, Van Nuys, Woodland Hills, and others.

  • Housing
  • The Village Family Services- TVFS TAY Drop In Center
  • Showers, Meals, Clothing, Computer/Internet Access, Mental Health Services, Substance abuse services
  • Address: 6801 Coldwater Canyon Blvd North Hollywood, CA 91606
  • Phone: 818.755.8786. Main office open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 7pm.
  • Hours: Open 7 days a week
  • More info: The Village COVID News
  • Hope of the Valley
  • Emergency coed shelter with 138 beds for individuals who are 18 and older, experiencing homelessness and are able to manage activities of daily living
  • Address: 11076 Norris Ave, Pacoima, CA 91331
  • Phone: (818) 257-8521
  • More info: Winter Shelter Program Update 

  • Food
  • Food: Free lunch for Children and Youth (0-18 years old)
  • Santa Clarita Valley School District Food Services Agency
  • One bagged/boxed lunch provided per child. Students must be 18 years and younger to receive a meal. No proof of enrollment needed.
  • Pick-up sites
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 12pm to 1pm
  • More info: Free Meals Press Release
  • Food: Food for all
  • MEND Poverty
  • Free food distribution
  • Hours: Friday, 9am to 11am
  • More info: MEND Poverty COVID Update or e-mail information@mendpoverty.org
  • Food: Free groceries for all
  • Freedom Church
  • Grab and Go FREE grocery pick up
  • Location: 9200 Owensmouth, Chatsworth, CA 91311
  • Hours: Wednesdays from 12pm to 2pm
  • More info: Freedom Church Facebook Post
  • Food: Food for all
  • SOVA – Community Food and Resource Program
  • Food pantry program. Eligibility: Low-income and living within area zip code; the head of household must provide a proof of residency to begin or maintain services; must be official mail (e.g. utility bill, rent receipt, government check)
  • Location: 16439 Vanowen Street, Van Nuys, CA. 91406
  • Phone: 818-988-7682
  • Hours: Sunday, 9am to 12pm; Monday through Thursday 10am to 1:30pm
  • More info: SOVA Services and Hours
  • House of Light Church Corporation (not verified)
  • 19359 Londelius Street, Northridge, CA. 91324
  • Phone: 818-988-2931
  • Food: Food for all
  • Congregational Church of Chatsworth
  • Grocery food distribution for all. Sign-ups begin at 12pm and distribution begins at 1pm.
  • Location: 20440 Lassen Street, Chatsworth, CA. 91311
  • Phone: 818-882-2474
  • Hours: Saturdays, 12pm to 5pm.
  • More info: CCC Services
  • Food and MORE for all
  • Burbank – Temporary Aid Center- B-TAC
  • Free groceries, assistance with utility bills, transportation assistance, ID/License replacement program, limited emergency shelter (via voucher), shower facilities, laundry facilities
  • Location: 1304 West Burbank Boulevard, Burbank, CA. 91506
  • Phone: 818-848-2822
  • More info: BTAC Services
  • Food and MORE for all
  • Loaves & Fishes-Glendale
  • Pantry service. Free assistance with free meals, legal/immigration services (in the office next door). Must be an LA County resident, low-income household, have a valid form of ID. Must register via phone at (213) 318-5707 to participate.
  • Location: 4322 San Fernando Road, Glendale, CA. 91204
  • Hours: Monday through Wednesday, Friday from 10am to 1:30pm
  • More info: Loaves and Fishes Services

SPA 3: San Gabriel Valley

Includes Alhambra, Altadena, Arcadia, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Claremont, Covina, Diamond Bar, Duarte, El Monte, Glendora, Irwindale, Monrovia, Monterey Park, Highland Park, Pasadena, Pomona, San Dimas, San Gabriel, San Marino, Temple City, Walnut, West Covina, and others.

  • Housing
  • Showers, meals and more
  • Pacific Clinics- HOPE Youth Center
  • Showers, Meals, Clothing, Computer/Internet Access, Mental Health Services, Substance abuse services
  • Address: 12001 Ramona Blvd Suite 1 Irwindale, CA 91706
  • Phone: 626.337.3828
  • More info: Penny Lane Transitional Youth Services
  • Emergency COED shelter
  • Volunteers of America LA, Bassett Park
  • Emergency coed shelter for individuals who are 18 and older, experiencing homelessness and are able to manage activities of daily living; 100 beds
  • Address: 510 Vineland Ave., La Puente 91746
  • Phone: (909) 282-7710
  • More info: Winter Shelter Program Update 
  • Emergency WOMEN’s shelter
  • Volunteers of America LA, Steinmetz Park
  • Emergency women’s shelter for individuals who are 18 and older, experiencing homelessness and are able to manage activities of daily living; 30 beds
  • Address: 1545 S. Stimson Ave., Hacienda Heights
  • More info: Winter Shelter Program Update 
  • Emergency COED shelter
  • Volunteers of America LA, Pamela Park
  • Emergency coed shelter for individuals who are 18 and older, experiencing homelessness and are able to manage activities of daily living; 100 beds
  • Address: 2236 Goodall Ave., Duarte CA 91010
  • More info: Winter Shelter Program Update 
  • Food
  • Food: Food for all
  • Freedom Church
  • Location: 5609 York Blvd., Highland Park, CA 90042
  • Community meals for homeless friends EVERY Saturday
  • Food: Food for all
  • Foothill Unity Center
  • Family food program, bagged lunch program (lasts two weeks), homebound grocery delivery (for seniors and disabled people)
  • Location: 191 North Oak Avenue, Pasadena, CA. 91107
  • Phone: 626-584-7420 / FAX: 626-584-7422
  • Hours: Tuesdays, 9am to 11:30am; Wednesdays and Fridays 1pm to 3:30pm
  • More info: Foothill COVID-19 Update
  • Food: Food for low-income families and individuals
  • Friends In Deed Food Pantry
  • “Shelf stable” distribution. Must bring ID for each person in family, documentation with current address, and proof of low-income status. New registration between 10am and 12pm each day.
  • Location: 444 East Washington Boulevard, Pasadena, CA. 91104
  • Pantry Phone: 626-797-6072, email- pantry@ecpac.net
  • Agency Phone: 626-797-2402, Fax: 626-797-7353
  • Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday from 10am to 3pm, Thursdays from 10am to 10pm.
  • More info: Friends in Deed COVID 19 Updates
  • Foothill Unity Center – Monrovia
  • 415 West Chestnut Avenue, Monrovia, CA. 91016
  • Phone: 626-358-3486
  • Fax: 358-8224
  • El Monte and South El Monte
  • El Monte Emergency Resources – Food Bank
  • 10900 Mulhall Street, El Monte, CA. 91731
  • Phone: 626-444-7269
  • Salvation Army Food Bank – Pomona
  • 490 East LaVerne Avenue, Pomona, CA. 91767
  • Phone: 909- 623-1579 x201

SPA 4: Metro

Includes Boyle Heights, Central City, Downtown LA, Echo Park, El Sereno, Hollywood, Mid-City Wilshire, Monterey Hills, Mount Washington, Silverlake, West Hollywood, and Westlake.

  • Food + housing
  • St. Francis Center
  • 1835 South Hope Street, Los Angeles CA 90015
  • Phone: 213-747-5347
  • Services: breakfast service, case management, clothing closet, showers/bathroom services, pantry services, rental and utility assistant program (over the phone)
  • Housing (and/or for the homeless/houseless community)
  • Los Angeles LGBTQ Center
  • Address: 1220 N Highland Ave Los Angeles CA 90038
  • Phone: 888.255.2429 or 323.860.2280
  • Showers, Meals, Clothing, Computer/Internet Access, Mental Health Services, Substance abuse services
  • Hours: Open weekdays from 7:30 a.m to 5 p.m and weekends from 7:30 a.m to 2 p.m
  • Weingart Center
  • Address: 566 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles 90013
  • Phone: (213) 689-2152
  • Offers a Winter Shelter Program that has been extended until September 30, 2020: 59 beds, coed
  • For more information, click here!
  • Food
  • The Hope Center / Hope International Church
  • 4903 Fountain Ave, Hollywood, CA 90029
  • M-F Breakfast 10:30am, Dinner 4pm
  • hopeibf.org
  • Wilshire Boulevard Temple
  • 3663 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA. 90005
  • Phone: 213-388-2401
  • Silver Lake Community Church
  • Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church
  • 535 North Main Street, (cross street- Cesar Chavez)., Los Angeles, CA. 90012
  • Phone: 213-629-3101
  • Food Net- Centro Maravilla
  • 4716 East Cesar Chavez Avenue, Los Angeles, CA. 90022
  • Phone: 323-260-2805
  • Sova – Community Food and Resource Program
  • 8846 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA. 90035
  • Phone: 818-988-7682
  • Eligibility: Low-income and living within area zip code; the head of household must provide a proof of residency to begin or maintain services; must be official mail (e.g. utility bill, rent receipt, government check)
  • Metered parking available

SPA 5: West

Includes Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Culver City, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Playa del Rey, Santa Monica, and Venice.

Housing (and/or for the homeless/houseless community):

  • Step-Up on Second St In- Daniel’s Place
  • Address: 1328 2nd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • Phone: 310-394-6889
  • Showers, Meals, Clothing, Computer/Internet Access, Mental Health Services, Substance abuse services
  • First to Serve
  • Address: West Los Angeles Armory
  • Phone: (323) 903-5195
  • Offers a Winter Shelter Program that has been extended until April 30, 2020: 160 beds, coed
  • For more information, click here!
  • Food
  • St. Augustine’s SAVES- Saint Augustine’s Volunteer
  • 3820 Jasmine Avenue, Culver City, CA. 90232
  • Phone: 310-838-2702
  • Food distribution: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m to 11 a.m
  • St. Anne’s Church and Social Services
  • 2017 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404
  • Phone: 310-829-4411
  • WSFB – St. Joseph’s Center
  • 204 Hampton Drive, Venice, CA. 90291
  • Phone: 310-396-6468
  • Food distribution: Monday from 10am to 12pm, Tuesday from 12pm to 3pm., and Friday from 12pm to 3pm

SPA 6: South 

Includes Athens, Compton, Crenshaw, Florence, Hyde Park, Lynwood, Paramount, and Watts.

  • Housing
  • Good Seed Youth Drop In Center
  • Address: 2814 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90008
  • Phone: 855.968.8452
  • Showers, Meals, Clothing, Computer/Internet Access, Mental Health Services, Substance abuse services
  • Bryant Temple AME
  • Address: 2514 W. Vernon Ave. 90047
  • Phone: (323) 492-0107
  • Offers a Winter Shelter Program that has been extended until September 30, 2020: women only
  • For more information, click here!
  • Home at Last:
  • Address: 5171 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles 90047
  • Phone: (323) 305-6999
  • Offers a Winter Shelter Program that has been extended until September 30, 2020: men only
  • For more information, click here!
  • Home at Last:
  • Address: 5108 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles 90011
  • Phone: (323) 305-6999
  • Offers a Winter Shelter Program that has been extended until September 30, 2020: women only
  • For more information, click here!
  • Home at Last:
  • Address: 5100 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles 90011
  • Phone: (323) 306-6999
  • Offers a Winter Shelter Program that has been extended until September 30, 2020: women only
  • For more information, click here!
  • Food
  • Food: free meals for Lynwood Unified School District (LUSD) students

  • Food: Free meals for Compton Unified School District (CUSD) students
  • Compton Unified School District
  • 2-3 meals for youth up to age 18 at no cost. Meals to be picked-up. Beginning Tuesday, March 31, 2020, CUSD will be moving to multi-day meal service.
  • CUSD pick-up sites 
  • Hours: Breakfast provided Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m to 8:30 a.m and lunch provided Monday through Friday from
  • More info: Latest News / Resources for Families During School Closures

  • Food: Free meals for children and youth (0-18 years old) (needs to be confirmed)
  • Teach Academy of Technologies
  • Free meals for children under the age of 18. Pick-up only.
  • Location: 10045 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90047
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:30 am to 11:30 am
  • For more info: TEACH Families Update

  • Food: Free meals for all Lynwood children and youth (1-18 years old)
  • City of Lynwood
  • Meals for children and youth ages 1 to 18 years old. First come, first service basis.
  • See pick-up sites
  • Hours: Monday to Friday, 2pm to 3pm
  • More info: Call (310) 886-0453 or (310) 886-0404 or email recinfo@lynwood.ca.us

  • Food: Free meals for seniors
  • Willowbrook Senior Center
  • Meals to be picked-up. Must call (310) 217-5650 to make an appointment
  • 12915 Jarvis Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90061
  • Hours: Food distribution Monday through Friday, 10 a.m to 3 p.m

  • Food: Free meals for all
  • Shields for Families -- Social Services Agency Food Bank
  • Meals to be picked-up.  
  • 11705 Deputy Yamamoto Pl., Lynwood CA 90262
  • Hours: Food distribution on Thursdays from 10 a.m to 2 p.m
  • More info: Call (323) 242-5000 ext. 4200

  • Food: Free meals for all
  • Paramount Care Foundation
  • Meals to be picked-up.  
  • 8206 Alondra Boulevard, Paramount, CA 90723
  • Hours: Food distribution on Fridays from 8:30 a.m to 10 a.m
  • More info: Call (562) 531-6820

  • Food: Free meals for all
  • East Side Riders
  • Meals for all all. No ID required. Meals to be picked-up.
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m to 11 a.m
  • More info: East Side Riders Instagram

  • Free grocery pick-up and delivery for seniors
  • Greater Emmanuel Temple
  • Seniors (65+) living in Lynwood, Compton, South Gate and Watts who are in need of groceries
  • Call (424) 296-0400 for service
  • Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 9am to 12pm
  • More info: Greater Emmanuel Temple Services

  • Free groceries for Florence-Firestone Seniors

SPA  7: East

Includes Artesia, Bell, Bellflower, Bell Gardens, Cerritos, City of Commerce, City Terrace, Cudahy, Downey, East Los Angeles, Hawaiian Gardens, Huntington Park, La Habra Heights, Lakewood, La Mirada, Los Nietos, Maywood, Montebello, Norwalk, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, Signal Hill, South Gate, Vernon, Walnut Park, Whittier, and others.

  • Legal
  • Free legal assistance for low-income individuals and families (focus on Southeast Los Angeles and Orange County)
  • Community Legal Aid Socal
  • Provide free legal assistance to low income people, focusing on: family law, housing, health, safety and protection, immigration, domestic violence and elder abuse
  • Phone: 1-800-834-5001
  • More info: Community Legal Aid
  • Housing
  • Showers, meals and more
  • Penny Lane Centers- With a Little Help From My Friends
  • Showers, meals, clothing, computer/internet access, laundry services (next day pick-up), mental health and substance abuse services
  • Walk-ins are welcome, housing service meetings are conducted on a one-on-one basis
  • Location: 5628 E. Slauson Ave. Commerce CA 90040
  • Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 1pm to 7pm and Saturday from 8am to 8pm
  • Phone: (323) 353-6118
  • More info: Penny Lane Transitional Youth Services
  • Food
  • Food: Free meals for all
  • Hawaiian Gardens Food Bank
  • Meals for all. No ID needed. Meals to be picked-up.
  • 22121 Norwalk Blvd, Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716
  • Hours: Wednesday, 2 p.m to 6 p.m, Thursday 9:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m  
  • More info: Call (562) 425-4001

  • Food: Free meals for all
  • St. Mary’s Place
  • Meals for all. No ID needed. Meals to be picked-up at Parish hall.  
  • 7215 Newlin Avenue, Whittier, CA. 90602  
  • Hours: Saturdays, 10 a.m
  • More info: Call 562-698-0107

  • Food: Free bread for children ages 5-13 years old
  • Los Angelito’s Bakery
  • Offers one free bread to each child present, ages 5 to 13 years old.
  • Location: 2881 E Florence Ave Huntington Park, CA 90255
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 12 pm to 2 pm
  • More info: Free Bread at Angelito’s Bakery

  • Food: Free food for Cudahy Seniors

  • Food: Free groceries for Florence-Firestone Seniors

  • Food: Food and General Assistance for Bell Seniors
  • City of Bell
  • Essential meals and services for seniors (65+) living in Bell.
  • Call the Bell Community Center at (323) 749-1596 for help.
  • More info: City of Bell Senior Services

  • Food: Food and General Assistance for Bell Gardens Seniors
  • Bell Gardens Recreational and Community Services
  • Essential meals and services for seniors (65+) living in Bell Gardens.
  • Call the Recreational and Community Services Office at (562) 334-1779 or (562) 806-7650
  • More info: Bell Gardens Senior Services

SPA 8: South Bay

Includes Athens, Avalon, Carson, Catalina Island, El Segundo, Gardena, Harbor City, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lennox, Long Beach*, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Dominguez, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, San Pedro, Wilmington, and others.

* City of Long Beach has its own Health Department

  • Housing:
  • Showers, meals and more
  • Good Seed on Pine Youth Drop In Center
  • Showers, Meals, Clothing, Computer/Internet Access, Mental Health Services, Substance abuse services
  • Address: 1230 Pine Ave Long Beach CA 90813
  • Phone: 855.968.8452
  • More info: Penny Lane Transitional Youth Services

  • Emergency COED shelter
  • U.S. Veterans
  • Emergency coed shelter for individuals who are 18 and older, experiencing homelessness and are able to manage activities of daily living; 125 beds
  • Address: 1718 Hayes Ave., Long Beach 90813
  • More info: Winter Shelter Program Update 
  • Food
  • Food: Free packaged meals for Hawthorne School District students
  • Hawthorne School District
  • Students ages 0-18 can pick up free packaged breakfast and lunch 10am-12pm on weekdays at four school sites. Children must be present to receive meals.
  • HSD pick-up sites
  • More info: Hawthorne School District COVID-19 Updates or contact Nutrition Services Department at (310) 263-3990

  • Food: Free food for all
  • House of Hope
  • Location: 1523 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, 90019
  • 7 Days a Week: Breakfast 9am, Lunch 12pm & Dinner 5pm
  • Phone: 323-663-1214
  • More info: House of Hope Services

  • Food: Free food for all
  • Toberman Neighborhood Center
  • New and current clients may call Toberman to schedule at home delivery. Food is delivered to the doorstep to minimize the face to face contact. Grab & Go Meals for children during school year, hot meal every weekday at 3:30pm. TNC also offers rent/utilities support and monetary support.
  • Location: 131 N. Grand Ave., San Pedro CA 90230
  • Phone: 310-832-1145
  • More info: Toberman COVID-19 Service Update

  • Food: Free for all
  • WSFB –Salvation Army
  • Provide groceries and food. Call the pantry before showing up.
  • Location: 324 E. Queen Street, Inglewood, CA. 90301
  • Phone: 310-677-3375
  • Hours: Monday through Thursday, 1pm to 3pm; Fridays, 9am to 12pm
  • More info: WSFB Service Updates

  • Christ of Good Shepherd (not verified)
  • Food Distribution Fridays 9:30am- 11:30am
  • Corner of 16th and Gundry
  • Phone: 562-674-0288

  • Food and more for low-income and homeless families
  • St Margaret’s Center
  • Low-income and homeless families can receive comprehensive range of emergency and supportive services: food pantry, homeless, programs, education classes, health and wellness, social support
  • Location: 10217 Inglewood Avenue, Lennox, CA. 90304
  • Phone: 310-672-2208
  • More info: St. Margaret’s Center Services

  • Food: Packaged food for Seniors
  • City of Hawthorne
  • The Grab N Go Program provides one bag of snacks per senior age 60 and older. Must be present.
  • Location: 3901 W. El Segundo Blvd., Hawthorne
  • Hours: Monday through Thursday 10AM-1PM
  • More info: City of Hawthorne Services

Services/Issues

Utilities

  • Low Cost Internet Services and Computer Locator for Low-Income People
  • EveryoneOn
  • Low-cost offers on internet services and computers for low-income individuals or families with K-12 students.
  • More info: EveryoneOn COVID19 Updates

  • Southern California Edison Responds to COVID-19 Emergency, Suspends Service Disconnections (Source/More Information)
  • Eligibility: All Residential and Commercial Customers
  • Effective immediately, SCE will suspend disconnections for non-payment
  • Flexible Payment Plans to Impacted Customers
  • Eligibility: Customers who contact SCE and self-identify as being impacted financially by the COVID-19 emergency
  • Customers with current accounts – Will be offered a one-time, up to 60-day, extension
  • Customers with past due amounts – Will be offered up to 6-month payment arrangement
  • SCE will work with the customer to accommodate a customer’s unique situation that may result in a payment arrangement for up to 12 months (Source/More Information)

  • Community-based organization grants (Edison International)
  • Edison International is giving $1M to community-based organizations to help #SoCal communities facing economic hardship because of quarantines, illnesses or school closures, starting with $150K to support the CA Community Foundation’s #COVID19 #LACounty Response Fund
  • More info: Edison COVID-19 Updates

  • Free/low-cost internet and more (Spectrum)

  • Phone services (T-Mobile)
  • T-Mobile
  • Until May 13, 2020 ALL current T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers have unlimited smartphone data for the next 60 days (excluding roaming)
  • All T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers receive an additional 20GB  mobile hotspot data.
  • T-Mobile is increasing data for schools in our EmpowerED program to ensure each participant has access to at least 20GB of data per month
  • T-Mobile is making it free to call severely impacted countries
  • T-Mobile is working with Lifeline partners to provide customers extra free data up to 5GB per month over the next two months
  • More info: T-Mobile COVID19 Updates

  • Phone services (AT&T)
  • AT&T, For the next 60 days beginning March 14th, 2020, AT&T is pledging to:
  • Not terminate the service of any wireless, home phone or broadband residential or small business customer because of their inability to pay their bill due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic
  • Waive any late payment fees that any wireless, home phone or broadband residential or small business customer may incur because of economic hardship related to the coronavirus pandemic
  • Keep our public Wi-Fi hotspots open
  • More info: AT&T COVID19 Updates

  • Water and Power Services (LADWP)
  • Los Angeles Department of Water & Power still offering payment plan and suspending utility shut off for March (for now)
  • More info: LADWP COVID19 Response

  • Water, Sewer, Trash and More
  • Public Works will not shut off or stop services for customers who are delinquent or behind in service or permit payments until this order is lifted. This includes water, sewer and trash pick-up services. For any inquires, Public Works' 24 hour/7 day dispatch number is 800-675-435

  • Technology and Internet for Low-Income Families in Southeast LA
  • Southeast Community Development Corporation
  • Provide help applying for Spectrum and AT&T Internet Service Program. Eligible families recieve two months free and a free Chromebook or tablet.
  • Phone: (323) 585-4579
  • More info: Corporation Landing Page

WIC Services

  • WIC clinics under South Los Angeles Health Projects, PHFE, Watts Health Foundation, Pasadena, Long Beach, Antelope Valley, and Northeast Valley Health Corporation will remain open. WIC offices will remotely be issuing participants food benefits onto their WIC cards to avoid families from going out. For those families that have not yet gotten the new WIC card and wish to locate the nearest WIC clinic to them please call or visit the following websites for further guidance and assistance:

  • Pasadena

https://www.cityofpasadena.net/public-health/wic/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwx7zzBRCcARIsABPRscPNVndmcMPfCt-2boLex6qoP0uvyd45EMPsy2dKITghITKPR8glwOcaAvQhEALw_wcB
626-744-6520

  • Antelope Valley

https://www.wicprograms.org/li/antelope_valley_lancaster_wic_93534                 661-949-5805

  • Northeast Valley Health Corporation

https://nevhc.org/wic/

818-340-3570

Mental Health

  • Access Center 24/7 Helpline

  • Counseling Services for All
  • Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Warmline
  • The warmline is designed to aid people who are having difficulty coping with the stresses and crises which arise in daily living or who are concerned about particular personal or interpersonal problems. All calls are handled confidentially, and referrals are available for additional or ongoing services if needed.
  • Phone:
  • Service and Intake: 1 (855) 952-9276
  • Administrative: 1 (714) 544-8488

  • Get Counseling and Support for All
  • Project Return Peer Support Network
  • Non crisis support line
  • Call 1-888-448-9777
  • Toll free M-F 5-10 PM, Saturday 11-4 PM
  • More info: Project Return Peer Support Line 

  • Sliding Scale/Low-Fee Psychotherapy for All
  • Wright Institute of Los Angeles
  • Low-cost and confidential therapy via a telehealth service for individuals, couples or families. Must call (424) 371-5191 to schedule an appointment.
  • More info: WILA Landing Page

  • Sliding Scale/Low-Fee Psychotherapy for Children and Adults
  • Maple Center (Beverly Hills)
  • Low-cost and confidential therapy via a telehealth service for children and adults. Must call (310) 271-9999 to schedule an appointment.

  • Sliding Scale/Low-Fee Psychotherapy for Adults (needs verification)
  • Southern California Counseling Center
  • Low-cost and confidential therapy via a telehealth service for individuals. Must call (310) 937-1344 to schedule an appointment.
  • More info: SCCC Landing Page

  • Sliding Scale/Low-Fee Psychotherapy for Adults
  • Rose City Counseling Center
  • Low-cost and confidential therapy via a telehealth service for individuals. Must call (626) 793-8609 to schedule an appointment.
  • More info: Rose City COVID Update

  • Online Support Groups for all

  • Emotional Support Help Line for all
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Support help line for anyone experiencing anxiety or stress around COVID-19. Call 1 (866) 342-6892. Open to all.
  • Hours: Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • More info: UnitedHealth Group COVID 19 Support

  • Emotional Support Webinars for all

  • Mental Health: Crisis Line for Seniors*
  • Institute on Aging
  • Institute on Aging’s 24-hour toll-free Friendship Line is the only accredited crisis line in the country for people aged 60 years and older, and adults living with disabilities. We also make on-going outreach calls to lonely older adults.
  • Phone: 1-800-971-0016
  • Hours: 24/7
  • More info: Senior Intervention Hotline Info
  • *= also listed under “Populations > Elderly,” in this document

Holistic Health

  • Schedule a 15 minute zoom call for herbal support, heart medicine, and just a connection to share frustrations or a laugh
  • $5-$40 sliding scale donation, prioritizing indigenous, black, POC, queer, Non-Binary, Trans community

Domestic Violence

If you are concerned about being quarantined in an unsafe home situation or need help, all DV shelter resources are generally available on: domesticshelters.org.

  • Safety planning and peer counseling hotline for Domestic Violence Victims and Survivors
  • Sojourn Domestic Violence Services
  • Safety planning and peer counseling hotline. Call (310) 264-6644 for support.
  • Hours: Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • More info: Sojourn Landing Page

  • Free hotline for Domestic Violence Survivors
  • The HotLine
  • Support for victims and survivors.
  • Call 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-799-7233 for TTY, or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522.
  • Hours: Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • More info: Staying Safe During COVID-19

  • Immediate crisis intervention, safety planning, and emotional support for survivors

  • Civil and criminal legal advocacy, crisis intervention and more for survivors
  • Institute for Multicultural Counseling & Education Services
  • Provides civil and criminal legal advocacy, crisis intervention and information and referrals as well as mental health services for domestic violence survivors.
  • Phone: (213) 381-1250
  • More info: IMCES Advocacy Services

  • Free legal assistance for low-income individuals and families (focus on Southeast Los Angeles and Orange County)
  • Community Legal Aid Socal
  • Provide free legal assistance to low income people, focusing on: family law, housing, health, safety and protection, immigration, domestic violence and elder abuse
  • Phone: 1-800-834-5001
  • More info: Community Legal Aid

Sexual Violence

  • YWCA Greater Los Angeles
  • Services are provided for those 12 years of age. Free and confidential case management, counseling, advocacy, accompaniments and community education. Call hotline.
  • 24-hour hotline: 1-877-943-5778
  • More info: Sexual Assault Intervention

Child Support Services

All Los Angeles County Child Support Services (CSS) locations are closed to the public effective Monday, March 16th until further notice.

(For more information, click here for English and click here for Spanish!)

  • Court Dates: All court cases will be continued to a new date. If you have an upcoming court date, you will receive a letter informing you of your new court date. If you have questions please call our Customer Contact Center at (866) 901-3212 or check our website (cssd.lacounty.gov) for more information.

Child Care

  • Child care resources and referrals, technical support and workforce readiness and development services for child care providers and general community resources.
  • Child Care Alliance of Los Angeles
  • The Child Care Alliance of Los Angeles represents ten early learning and care agencies across Los Angeles County that provide Resource & Referral (R&R) and Alternative Payment (AP) programs, early childhood development and more for children, families and child care providers. 
  • To identify a program near you, visit: https://www.ccala.net/connect-to-child-care/
  • More info: Child Care Alliance Response and Updates

  • Subsidized childcare for low-income families

  • Free baby supplies
  • Mighty Little Giants, Inc.
  • Provides free baby supplies for families who have babies in the NICU (newborn intensive care unit)
  • More info: Email Info@MightyLittleGiants.org 

Housing

  • General information: Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order that authorizes local governments to halt evictions for renters and homeowners, slows foreclosures, and protects against utility shutoffs for Californians affected by COVID-19.
  • The order does not relieve a tenant from the obligation to pay rent, or restrict the landlord’s ability to recover rent that is due. The protections are in effect through May 31, 2020, unless extended. The order also requests banks and other financial institutions to halt foreclosures and related evictions during this time period. The full Executive Order can be found here.

  • Donation-based consultations with housing attorneys
  • Eviction Defense Network
  • Serve households facing eviction by providing consultations for a donation (no one turned away due to lack of funds) and/or providing representation in court on a sliding fee scale based on ability to pay (payment plans are available).
  • Send an email to: askanattorney@edn.la. If you don't have email, send a text or call: 213/537-5473 and your request will be screened by a paralegal.
  • Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9am to 9pm; Friday 9am to 6pm
  • More info: EDN Landing Page

  • Anti-Eviction Support

  • Housing for Foster Youth Students

Alcoholics Anonymous/Substance Abuse

  • Alcoholics Anonymous Online Meetings

  • Support for Individuals in Recovery
  • Path CCM
  • Telehealth company donating their therapists’ time to help individuals in the community whose recovery might be impacted by social isolation.
  • Call (323) 205-7088 or email intake@pathccm.com to be connected with a LSCW.
  • Hours: Weekdays, 8:30am to 7pm
  • For more info: Path CCM Landing Page

Legal Issues

  • Legal Support for all
  • LA Law Library buildings are currently closed to the public but they are still available 6 days a week by phone, live chat and email to assist you with your legal research needs. Patrons may be struggling with legal issues even while their government agencies are closed and we still want to help!
  • Remote reference assistance via phone and email will be available Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Email our reference staff to ask questions and fulfill document deliveries at reference@lalawlibrary.org. (During this closure, charges are waived for e-deliveries up to 25 pages.)
  • Call us for Reference Assistance at (213) 785-2513.
  • Visit our website 24/7 at http://www.lalawlibrary.org to find more information on which classes and workshops will be held online, access free legal websites, legal forms, and other free legal books and information.

CalFresh

  • CalFresh Assistance for impacted

Other Resources

  • Reporting Racism/Xenophobia
  • 211
  • 211 is now taking reports of racism/xenophobia related to coronavirus.
  • If you have been the victim of or witness to an act of violence, bullying, harassment, threat, or other act motivated by hate, fill out the Hate Incident Report Form or call 2-1-1 to file a report and be connected to support services.

  • Reporting Racism/Xenophobia
  • Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON) and Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA)
  • To report incidents of hate, fill out Incident Report Form

  • Affordable, low-cost liability driver insurance
  • CA Low-Cost Auto
  • The Program provides affordable, low cost liability insurance to eligible California drivers whose income is 250% or below the Federal Poverty Guidelines and benefits not just low-income drivers, many middle-class households may qualify.
  • More info: Low Cost Auto Insurance

  • Price Gouging: Price gouging is the act of a business raising prices of needed products and services over 10% during a declared emergency.
  • Price gouging is prohibited and is governed by California Penal Code 396 and the Los Angeles County Price Gouging Ordinance. For 30 days following the declaration of emergency, it is illegal for a person, contractor, or business to sell or offer to sell any food items or goods or service for a price of more than 10 percent above the price charged by that person or business immediately before the declaration of emergency was issued.
  • Typically, this statute applies for 30 days after an emergency declaration. However, the statute applies for 180 days for reconstruction services and emergency cleanup services. State and local municipalities may extend the effective period of the statute beyond these timeframes.
  • If you believe that you have been a victim of price gouging or you suspect a business is price gouging, contact the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs at (800) 593-8222.

  • No delivery fees on prescriptions
  • Walgreens
  • Beginning March 13, 2020, Walgreens is waiving delivery fees for all eligible prescriptions during this evolving situation, no minimum purchase required
  • More Info: Walgreens COVID 19 Response

  • No delivery fees on prescriptions
  • CVS
  • Beginning March 9th, 2020, CVS Pharmacy will waive charges for home delivery of prescription medications
  • More info: CVS COVID19 Response

 

  • Free video access for schools and businesses
  • Starting March 3, 2020, Google Hangouts will begin rolling out free access to our advanced Hangouts Meet video-conferencing capabilities to all G Suite and G Suite for Education customers globally including
  • More Info: Google COVID19 Response / Schools and Businesses

  • LA County Library
  • Due dates for borrowed materials will automatically be extended, no late fines will be assessed, and customers can return materials when the Library reopens.
  • As of March 18th, the LA County Library is offering temporary digital cards for digital resources for 90 days. With the temporary card you can access e-books, audiobooks, magazines, movies and TV streaming, homework help, online classes, and more. Fill out this form: https://colapl.wufoo.com/forms/ztns1cw0q78qml/
  • Library Access from Home 24/7: All you need is your library card number and PIN. Read eBooks and listen to audiobooks on OverDrive or Libby. Stream movies and TV shows on Kanopy and Hoopla. Check out digital magazines via RBdigital. Stream music on Freegal. If you’re a parent or caregiver, sign up for ReadyRosie to get texts or emails with ideas for family engagement tips and early learning opportunities, or check out our TumbleBook Library, an online collection of animated and talking picture books. Kids and learners of all ages can get one-on-one homework help and tutoring from 12 – 10 pm every day on Brainfuse. For more information, click here!
  • Volunteering Opportunity FoodCycle committed to picking up excess food and making sure it goes to feed people and not landfills. If you know of businesses that are closing and have extra food to donate please have them get in touch. For more information, go to  www.foodcycleLA.org
  • Volunteering Opportunity LA Helping Hands matches high-risk individuals with low-risk volunteers who can assist with essential activities like buying groceries, picking up prescriptions, and virtual check-ins. https://www.lahelpinghands.com/