Resources for Children and Families During Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 16, 2020
Ryan Imondi

Children’s Institute has compiled a list of helpful resources available to children and families impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) in Los Angeles. We will continue to update this list as new resources become available.

Child care 
  • Little Thinkers DayCare
    • 1415 Centinela Ave, Inglewood, CA 90302
    • 6:00 am-6:00 pm Monday-Friday
    • 6 months to 11 years old
    • $100- $180 weekly tuition 
    • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided
    • (310) 800-2379  littlethinkers2019@gmail.com
    • Near or in Spa 6 (in Compton)
  • LA County Childcare for Essential Workers: See  flyer #1 and  flyer #2 (for non-essential workers)
    • Call 888 92–CHILD (888-922 4453) or visit here.
COVID-19 Testing Information
  • LA County testing sites
  • Healthcare Programs for Uninsured LA County Residents regardless of immigration status:
    • Click here for info on how to enroll or call: (844) 804-0055 or (844) 744-6452
  • Drive through testing & online healthcare here
  • LA County/City - Same or next day testing appointments are prioritized for individuals over 65, or who have underlying chronic health conditions. Tests are also prioritized for first responders, critical government workers, or health care professionals. Those individuals should inquire at their affiliated hospital, medical center or department for information about how to schedule a same or next day appointment for testing
    • Testing Eligibility
    • Testing Sites
    • Free Mobile Testing Site - MLK Jr. Hospital, the testing site is located at Charles Drew University Campus at 1731 E. 120th Street
  •  Helping Hands Senior Foundation
    • Phone Number: (818) 279-6580
    • Clients 65+ with Medicare
    • Test are sent in the mail to client’s home
    • Client should call center and they will give further instruction. Care coordinator will then reach out within 2-3 business days.
    • 9:00 am-5:30 pm Monday-Friday
    • They also provide seniors 65+ with placement assistance
Domestic Violence
Educational Resources
  • ABC Mouse
    • Preschool to 2nd grade
    • Redeem code: SCHOOl1446
  • Reading IQ
    • Preschool to 6th grade
    • Redeem code: SCHOOl1446
  • MrsVelazquezArt
    • Free art activities for families are home
  •  LA County Library provides many digital resources you can access 24/7, no matter where you are. A library card number and PIN is needed for access
    • Read eBooks and listen to audiobooks on OverDrive or Libby
    • Stream movies and TV shows on Kanopy and Hoopla
    • Stream music on Freegal
    • Brainfuse provides kids and learners of all ages with one-on-one homework help and tutoring from 1:00 – 10 :00 p.m. every day
  •  PBS SoCal Partnership with Bright By Text
    • Bright by Text is a free messaging program for parents and caregivers with children ages 0-8 years old. Messages are targeted to children's age and include research-based content from Bright by Three,  PBS KIDS, Vroom, and Sesame Street. The program is proven to build nurturing caregiver-child relationships, and positively impact a child’s healthy development and school readiness. PBS SoCal will also curate local messaging to support families and children with information and activities in both English and Spanish. 
    • To sign up, simply text SOCAL to 274448 or click on the link below. You will begin receiving 2 to 5 messages per week, and each message will include a link to additional resources. Bright by Text is completely free to sign up, but message and data rates may apply. You may opt-out of these messages at any time by texting STOP to 27448.
    • Sign up for Bright by Text here
  • Sesame Street in Communities Resources 
    • Discover games, videos and more on topics important to you and your child.
Financial Resources
  • Click here to learn more about resources for workers impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) 
  • Click here to learn more if you have been laid off, experienced reduced hours, or need tax assistance
  • Benefits for workers impacted by COVID-19 and also heck out the EDD's Frequently Asked Questions here.
  • Utility Bill Relief:
  • LA Job Portal : Mayor Garcetti announced the L.A. Jobs Portal, a place to support residents who's jobs have been impacted by COVID-19.
  • WIC: People who have been economically affected by the COVID-19 crisis and are pregnant, postpartum, or have a child under 5-years-old can apply for WIC services by texting APPLY to 91997, calling WIC at 888-942-2229, or visiting here.
  • Internet For All Now
    •  The California Emerging Technology Fund has provided access to affordable offers, as well as a number to call 1-844-841-INFO (4636) to see if you qualify
  • Chrysalis
    • Organization that provides free services to help adults with employment readiness and finding jobs. They are taking new clients remotely
    • To access our remote services, please call (213) 394-2390 or email CS@changelives.org
  • National Domestic Workers Alliance - Coronavirus Care Fund
    • NDWA set-up a fund for in-home care workers, nannies, and house cleaners. If you are a domestic worker, text RELIEF to 97779 to get updates from NDWA, and find out when the Coronavirus Care Fund applications are ready
  • Inclusive Action for the City - Street Vendor Emergency Fund
    • Formed with East LA Community Corporation and Public Counsel, this fund will provide $400 in direct cash to street vendors who cannot access government resources. The  United Way Pandemic Relief Fund has donated $50,000 to seed this fund.
Food Pantries and Food Banks
  • American Veteran Inc.
    • 351 E. Temple Street Los Angeles, California 90012
    • Must call and schedule an appointment for pick up.
    • Appointment available 9:00 am-3:00 pm Monday-Friday
    • Phone: (909) 534-5953
  • Baptist Church of Hollywood
    • 1528 N. Wilton Pl. Hollywood, CA 90028
    • Free meal distribution available 9:00 am Monday 5:00 pm Friday while supplies last. Must line up by 4:00 pm Friday to be assigned a number.
    • Must bring own bags
    • Phone: (323) 466-9631
  • Estrella del Mar De Los Angeles - Regis House Community Center
    • 2212 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles 90057
    • 10:00-11:00 am on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month
    • Must live in the community
    • Phone: (213) 380-8168
  • Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
    • Type your zip code clicking the link above to find your nearest food bank.
    • Please call the food bank before going as many are by appointment only right now.
  • Food Net. Centro Maravilla
    • Schedule is posted by click on the link above.
    • By appointment only so please call (323) 260-2804.
  • Karsh Family Social Service Center
    • 3750 W. 6th Street, Los Angeles 90020
    • Diapers and bags of food available Wednesdays and Thursdays by appointment only. Please call: (213) 401-4651
      • Requirements for diapers: Child’s caretaker must bring proof of child’s name and date of birth (Medi-Cal card of birth certificate). Child must be born in 2015 or later. Clients may only make one appointment for diapers per month.
    • Food Pantry open 7:30-9:30 am Sundays. Food pantry open to everybody.
  • SOVAFood Pantry 
    • Hours are 9:00 am-noon Sunday and 10:00 am-1:30 pm Monday-Thursday.
    • Eligibility requirement can be found here.
  • St. Francis Center
    • Recipients must register on Tuesdays between 10 am-noon and must provide a photo ID, proof of address and fill out an application with information used for our internal census. Pantry services will either be modified to a pre-bag model of distribution or modified clients’ choice model of distribution.
  • Bread of Life Foursquare Gospel
    • 5175 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, 90016
    • Food bank open to anyone 
    • Wednesday: 11:00 am to 12:30 om - bring your own bag(s). 
    • Phone: (323) 309-0670
  • Brownson House Community Service Center
    • 1307 Warren St. Los Angeles 90033
    • Free meal distribution available 9:00 am-1:00 pm Monday-Friday
    • Must bring ID
  • Central City Neighborhood Partners
    • 501 S. Bixel Street Los Angeles, 90017
    • Food distribution on Thursday only from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (or until food is gone)
    • Phone: (213) 482-8618
  • Children’s Hospital - Los Angeles
    • 5000 Sunset Blvd. 7th FLoor., Los Angeles, 90027
    • Wednesday only from 10:00-11:00 am - bring your own bag(s)
    • Phone: (323) 361-5981
  • Downtown Women’s Center
    • 442 S. San Pedro Street., Los Angeles, 90011
    • Food distribution open to anyone 
    • Food distribution (breakfast, lunch, and snacks) daily from 9:00-10:00 am. Distribution is done through the gate. 
    • (213) 680-0600
  • Epiphany Episcopal Church
    • 2808 Altura Street., Los Angeles, 90031
    • Food distribution open to anyone 
    • The next food distribution will take place at 8:30 am on Friday 
    • (323) 227-9931
  • Immanuel Presbytarian Church
    • 668 S. Catalina Street, Los Angeles, 90005
    • Food distribution open to anyone 
    • Grab and Go schedule: Monday: 9:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00-3:00 pm; Tuesday 12:00 pm-3:00 pm and 4:00-6:00 pm; Wednesday: 9:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00-3:00 pm; Thursday: 12:00-3:00 pm and 4:00-6:00 pm; Friday: 9:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00-3:00 pm 
    • Food Pantry schedule Saturday: 8:00-10:30 am.
    • (213) 389-3191
  • All Peoples Community Center
    • 822 E. 20th Street Los Angeles, CA 90011
    • Food bank open only on Fridays from 9:30 am-1:00 pm
    • Open to local residents only with proof of income and picture ID
    • Phone (213) 716-9115
  • Christian Food Center
    • 1355 East Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90021
    • Food bank open 9:00 am-3:30 pm Tuesday-Friday and 9:00 am-noon Saturday.
    • Open to everyone.
    • Phone (213) 716-9115
  • Normandie Community Church 
    • 3801 S. Normandie Street, Los Angeles, CA 90037
    • Food distribution at 10:45 am every 4th Saturday of the month 
    • Must bring picture ID
    • Phone: (323) 731-7787
  • Florence Firestone Community Center
    • 7807 S. Compton Avenue Compton, CA 90001
    • Distributions by appointment only on 9:00 am-5:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
    • By appointment only
    • Phone: (323) 586-6502
  • Praise Chapel Florence Community Church 
    • 1750 E. Florence Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90001
    • Food distribution from 9:00-10:30 am every Wednesday 
    • Food is distributed on a first-come, first-served basis
    • Phone: (626) 483-5728
  • RCCG Jesus Embassy Los Angeles
    • 442 E. El Segundo, Los Angeles, CA 90061
    • Food bank at 6:00 pm every Monday 
    • Open to everyone
    • Phone: (818) 300-8640
  • Paramount Care Foundation
    • From 9:00-10:00 am Fridays 
    • Please call (562) 272-7647 before going
  • St. Lawrence of Brindisi Catholic Church
    • Free canned grocery distribution from 7:00-8:30 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • WLCAC Family Source Center
    • Fresh produce giveaway from noon-2:00 pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.
    • Call in advance to confirm food supplies are still being distributed for the scheduled times.
  •  Women In Action Reaching Out - Long Beach
    • Address: 851 Via Carmelitos, Long Beach CA 90805
    • Phone: (562) 253-8078
    • Hours: 9:00-10:00 am Thursday 
  •  Long Beach Lutheran Social Services
    • Address: 1611 Pine Avenue, Long Beach CA 90813
    • Phone: (562) 599-1321
    • Hours: 10:00 am-12:00 pm & 12:30-2:00 pm Monday-Thursday 
  •  Catholic Charities of Long Beach
    • Address: 123 East 14th Street, Long Beach CA 90813
    • Phone: (213) 251-3432
    • Hours: 9:30 am-12:00 pm and 1:30-3:00 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays 
  •  Carson Hope Community
    • 129 E 223rd Street,  Carson 90745 CA
    • Phone: (310) 480-0117
    • Hours: 11:00 am-4:00 pm Thursdays 
  • Greater New Morning Star Baptist Church - South Los Angeles
    • 210 W. Florence Avenue, Los Angeles, 90003
    • Food bank open to anyone 
    • 7:30-11:00 am Saturdays (or until groceries are gone); bring your own bag(s).
    • Phone: (323) 529-4446  
  • Bread of Life Foursquare Gospel - South Los Angeles
    • 701 E. 88th Place., Los Angeles, 90002
    • Food bank open to anyone 
    •  1:00-3:00 pm Thursday - bring your own bag(s). 
    • Phone: (323) 309-0670
  • Shields for Families - Social Services Agency Food Bank
    • 11705 Deputy Yamamoto Pl. Lynwood, CA 90262
    • Food bank is open to anyone 
    • Food Distribution Times: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
    • Pnone: (323) 242-5000 ext. 4200
  • Beacon Light Mission
    • 525 Broad Street Wilmington, CA 90744
    • Dinner is served 6:00-6:45 pm every day
    • Open to everyone
    • Phone: (310) 830-7063
  • First United Methodist
    • 1551 El Prado Avenue Torrance, CA 90501
    • Boxed lunch distribution starting at 10:45 am until food is gone every 4th Saturday of the month
    • Phone: (310) 328-3242
  • Harbor Interfaith Services
    • 670 W. 9th Street San Pedro, CA 90731
    • Food distribution 9:00 am-5:00 pm
    • Must bring with them ID, proof of address and proof of income.  
    • Phone: (310) 831-9123
  • San Pedro Service Center
    • 769 W. 3rd Street San Pedro, CA 90731
    • Food distribution Monday-Friday by appointment only.  
    • Phone: (310) 519-609
  • St. Peter and Paul Poverty Program - Wilmington
    • Address: 943 Lagoon Avenue,  Wilmington CA 90745
    • Phone: (310) 834-5215
    • Hours: 9:00-11:00 am Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 
  • St. Margaret’s Center
    • 10217 Inglewood Ave. Lennox, CA 90304
    • Must call and schedule an appointment.  Distribution is only by appointment. Serving people in the 90047 zip code.  ID must be provided.
    • Phone: (310) 672-2208
  •  Centro Palabra de Fe Church - Compton
    • Address: 107 W. Artesia Boulevard, Compton CA 90220
    • Phone: (310) 632-7337
    • Hours: 11:00 am-noon every Sunday - curbside service
Foster Youth and Former Foster Youth
  • Some foster youth who live on-campus may have no home to go to when their college campuses close. If you are or know of a foster youth that is staying at a college dorm room that is going to be closed, please contact Together We Rise (info@togetherwerise.org ) and they will provide or help find housing.
  • iFoster is currently offering technology access to foster youth ages 13-24, which include: free ,unlimited high-speed data hotspots, headsets, and laptops to assist in taking online classes. For additional information on the resources that they have, call or email iFoster at: 1-855-936-7837 or phone@ifoster.org .
  • If you are, or were previously, in foster care and need a laptop for remote learning for school, email One Simple Wish at info@onesimplewish.org 
  • Housing Resources
    • If you are a current or former foster youth between 18 and 25 years old and are looking for housing, click here for information about the THPP-NMD and THP-Plus programs
  • Extended Foster Care
    • For information about extended foster care established by AB 12, the California Fostering Connections to Success Act, click here
    • For additional support make sure to reach out to the foster youth ombudsman. Click here to access their website for additional resources
Health
  • Special Enrollment-Period for Health Care Coverage due to COVID-19
    • Covered California has issued a special-enrollment period for those impacted by income changes, reduced hours or lay off due to COVID-19.
    • If the following circumstances apply to you, you may be eligible for health care coverage through Covered CA:
      • You've lost Medi-Cal coverage
      • You've lost your employer-sponsored coverage
      • Your COBRA coverage is exhausted
      • You are no longer eligible for student health coverage
    • To learn if you're eligible, visit Covered CA. To apply, you may apply online or call a Covered CA Certified Insurance Agent or Navigator for free and confidential enrollment help.
    • Those without access to the Internet can call Covered CA's Service Center at 1-800-300-1506 for assistance with determining eligibility and/or applying for health care coverage.
    • If you're not eligible for Covered CA health coverage, you may be eligible for health insurance through LA County's My Health LA (MHLA). MHLA is a no-cost health care program for individuals or families who do not have and cannot get health insurance. For assistance over the phone with MHLA, call 1-844-744-6452 from 7:30 am-5:30 pm Monday through Friday.
  • MAMA’s Neighborhood Program is providing services to pregnant women and those who have recently delivered during the COVID-19 crisis by offering telehealth visits for medical and behavioral health services, social care navigation, and nursing support. Pregnant women in the safety net who need prenatal and immediate postpartum services can call 844-37-MAMAS for appointments and enhanced perinatal services.
Housing/Shelters
  • Tenant Information:
    • Until the end of the local emergency, no owner can evict a residential tenant for nonpayment of rent if the tenant is unable to pay rent because of circumstances related to the COVID‐19, such as:
      • Loss of income due to workplace closure or reduced hours due to COVID‐19
      • Loss of income or increased child care expenditures due to school closures
      • Health care expenditures related to being ill with COVID‐19 or caring for a household member who is ill with COVID‐19
      • Loss of income relating to reasonable expenditures stemming from government ordered emergency measures
    • Tenants must notify their landlord of their inability to pay the full rent before the due date or within 7 days after the rent due date. The L.A. City Ordinance does not require tenants to provide documentation with this notification. But it is strongly recommended that this form be filled out in case of court action
    • Tenants may seek information and assistance from HCIDLA by calling (866) 557‐RENT or (866) 557‐7368, Monday ‐ Friday, between the hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 am, and weekends from 10:00 am-3:00 pm, or by filing a complaint online here.
  • The LAHSA Information Hotline is open and available. Call (213) 225-6581, 7:30 am-4:30 pm. They can provide shelter referrals and winter shelter information.
  • HOPICS (Homeless Outreach Program Integrated Care System) : provides comprehensive services and integrated care for homeless and reentry community. Provide Primary and Behavioral health services, homeless services, and trauma recovery centers. 
    • 2 Locations Open During COVID-19: 
      • 5849 Crocker St., Los Angeles, CA 90003
        • Phone: 323-432-4399
        • Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
      • 5715 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90037
        • 323-948-0444
        • Hours of Operation:
        • Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
        • Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 am-9:00 pm
        • Saturday 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Immigrants and Folks Who are Undocumented
  • Guide created by California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance available here.
  • Testing for COVID 19 will not impact public charge status: https://protectingimmigrantfamilies.org/know-your-rights/ 
    • USCIS Alert: USCIS encourages all those, including aliens, with symptoms that resemble Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) (fever, cough, shortness of breath) to seek necessary medical treatment or preventive services.  Such treatment or preventive services will not negatively affect any alien as part of a future Public Charge analysis.  
  •  Legal Aid at Work provides clarity about Undocumented Workers’ Employment Rights, as well as a  Coronavirus FAQs in English, Spanish Chinese
  • Know Your Rights Information 
  •  Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of LA (CHIRLA) :
    • Hotline: (888) 624-4752 (Providing referrals to immigrant communities to the appropriate resources) 
    • Virtual DACA Renewal Appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays (30 participants per day) Must register here (link will close when appointment slots have been filled and will reopen for appointments on the following Tuesday and Thursday).
    • Asian Americans Advancing Justice- LA (AAAJ-LA) : Clients can call their helplines to get questions answered about various topics: citizenship, or other immigration remedies/ petitions, DCA renewals, family law, insurance access/ public charge, workers rights issues, etc. 
      • English: 888-349-9695
      • Chinese: 800-520-2356
      • Korean: 800-867-3640
      • Tagalog: 855-300-2552
      • Thai: 800-914-9583
  •  List of Relief Funds for Undocumented Workers in California posted by Legal Aid at Work. list will be updated on a weekly basis. 
  •  Tangible Support for Undocumented Communities during COVID-19 by the organization Immigrants Rising    
    • Comprehensive list of resources for undocumented families. There are resources on addressing fear and coping with stress, health access and guidance, connecting to free/low-cost resources, legal rights as employees, housing, and business and freelance support.
    • Contact with questions: nancy@immigrantsrising.org
Internet Services
  • LAUSD has compiled free internet resources for children and families needing access.
  • Charter Communications Spectrum Broadband: Free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription.
  • Comcast: New Internet Essentials customers will receive two free months of Internet service, which is available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month plus tax.
  • Zoom: Temporarily lifting the 40-minute time limit on free Basic accounts for schools affected by the coronavirus.
Legal Resources
  • Inner City Law Center 
    • If you are in need of legal assistance, please dial our main line at (213) 891-2880 and dial 0 to leave a voice message in our general voicemail box. We will make every effort to return your call within 24-48 hours.
    • Eviction Guidance & FAQs
  • Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
    • Offices are closed until May 18th , applicants can access LAFLA services by calling us at 800-399-4529 Monday through Friday (9 am–noon or 1–4:30 p.m. for intake only); or applying online 24/7
    • Free legal services to eligible individuals in the areas of domestic violence/family law, immigration, eviction defense, housing, employment, government benefits, veterans’ benefits, student loan issues, and expungements
      • Self-help Centers: currently closed until further notice. Litigants with urgent issues can call our self-help staff at 213-235-0060, 8:30 am–noon, Monday–Friday, and 1:30–4 pm, Monday–Thursday
      • Domestic Violence Clinics: Assistance with domestic violence restraining orders on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 am–12 pm and 1–3 pm. Call (800)-399-4529 extension 8097 for help. Telephone numbers are for intake only.
    • Additional telephone numbers are available for other languages
  • Bet Tzedek - Workers Rights During COVID-19
    • Should you have any employment-related questions, including questions relating to how the current health crisis will affect your job and income, please call the intake line at (323) 939-0506 to make an appointment to speak with an advocate. In light of the current situation, it may take up to two weeks to speak with an advocate.
    • Their Employment Rights Project team will be holding weekly virtual clinics each 5:00-7:00 pm Wednesday. Those interested in making an appointment should call Bet Tzedek's main line at (323) 939-0506, extension 415. Flyers in English & Spanish.
Meals
  • Information about P-EBT Benefits
    • Available to all children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at schools. These benefits help families buy food when schools are closed.
    • If families currently receive CalFresh, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits, they do not need to apply for this extra benefit. A P-EBT card will be mailed out to them during the month of May
    • Families who do not already receive CalFresh, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits, need to apply by June 30, 2020.
    • Application for this benefit will be available in late May 2020.
  • Hawthorne School District
      • Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch: 10:00 am-noon Monday-Friday
      • Free breakfast and lunch will be available for all children ages 0-18 at:
        • Eucalyptus Elementary: 10244 S. EUCALYPTUS AVENUE
        • Kornblum Elementary: 3620 W. EL SEGUNDO BLVD.
        • Prairie Vista Middle School: 13600 PRAIRIE AVENUE
        • Washington Elementary/ Hawthorne Middle School: 4339 W. 129TH STREET
  • El Torito Restaurant
    • Will be providing free takeout meals due to the school closures for children 12 years and under without any contingencies.
  •  LAUSD
    • Pickup breakfast and lunch from 7:00-10:00 am Monday-Friday. Meals are for children ages 1-18. Children must be physically present to receive a meal. All meals must be picked up and taken offsite.
    • Find the nearest location here.
  • LADPSS CalWORKS (Monthly Financial Assistance available to the public)
    • For Income and Eligibility details, please call (866) 613-3777.
    • Or view their eligibility Fact Sheet here.
  • CalFresh (Food Stamps)
    • Recipients of EBT (food stamps) will be able to purchase groceries ONLINE through Amazon and Walmart with a purchase of $35. More CalFresh/Food Stamp details regarding this new online shopping option available here.
    • EBT FAQs
  • St. Francis Center
    • Pickup breakfast six days a week from 7:30-8:00 am Monday, 7:30-9:00 am Tuesday-Friday, or 8:30-10:00 am Saturday. Meals are for anyone in need, but must be picked up and taken offsite.
  • TEACH Academy of Technologies
    • Offering free meals for all TEACH students and all community children ages 5-17 in the area, regardless if they attend TEACH Public Schools. Students are encouraged to bring a bag with them to put all 3 meals in safely.
    • Serving Times are 9:30 am-noon operating through Friday
  • Ánimo College Preparatory Academy
    • Breakfast and lunch served between 9:00 am-noon between Monday-Friday
  • DREAM Center
    • Offering free meals for all LAUSD students, but students must be physically present to receive meals.
    • Breakfast is served from 7:30-9:30 am; lunch from 11:30 am-1:30 pm; and dinner from; 4:30-6:30 pm.
  • CII Preschools
    • Families with children enrolled at a CII preschool can pickup meals at their child's preschool from 11:30 am and 12:45 pm between Monday-Friday.
  • LAUSD and LA Charter School
    • Each LAUSD and Charter school providing meals with location and schedule included on this map here.
  •  Long Beach Unified School District
    • Meals for students in the district served from 8:00-9:00 am for breakfast and 11:30 am to 1:00 pm for lunch on Monday, March 23 at all schools except Beach/Reid, Browning, CAMS, Lowell, Millikan, Naples, PAAL, Renaissance, Sato and Stanford. Those schools will no longer serve meals during the school closure period. Starting Tuesday, March 24 the remainder of schools offering meals will transition to one pick-up period from 11:30 am-1 pm. During that time, students can receive lunch along with food items for the next day's breakfast. Students who attend schools that no longer serve meals can still receive meals at their nearest school.
  •  Hollywood Food Coalition 
    • Location: 5939 Hollywood Blvd, LA CA 90028, 
    • When: Every night from 6:30 pm-8 pm for a hot take away meal
    • Phone number: (323) 462-2032
  •  Carvey Kitchen: Pico Robertson
    • 8832 Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035
    • For children under 18: free grab-and-go meal available for curbside pick-up (child must be present) 8:00 am-7:00 pm. Just drop by, no order necessary.
    • For seniors 65 and over: 30% off all meals (free delivery). Order by phone or online.
  •  City of Lynwood- Henning Youth and Avalos Community Center
    • Henning Youth Center: 11409 Birch St., Lynwood, CA 90262
    • Avalos Community Center: 11832 Atlantic Ave., Lynwood, CA 90262
    • Food Distribution: Mon – Fri., 2:00 to 3:00pm, Until Safer at Home order is lifted.
    • All meals are “Grab and Go” with drive-through and walk-up options
    • Children do not need to be present when picking up meals
    • One-time form will need to be filled out upon arrival, indicating the number of children in the home and address.
    • Program is very popular, and people are advised to arrive during the first 30 minutes as most food is typically picked up by the first hour.
    • For more information call: (310) 886-0453 or (310) 886-0404
  • Lynwood Unified School District
    • Breakfast and lunch are served to the community for the takeaway from 8:00 am-10:00 am on Monday-Friday at Lynwood and Firebaugh High schools, Cesar Chavez Middle School, along with Rosa Parks and Helen Keller Elementary schools.
Online Resources
  • CII Microsoft Teams COVID19 Resource Channel
  • Online Resources Excel
  • COVID-19 Los Angeles Mass Resource List (non-editable)  
  • Health Care Toolbox - Addressing the Psychological and Emotional Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic for Children, Families, and Healthcare Staff
    • Health Care Toolbox, a Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress (CPTS) website, now has information and resources to help healthcare staff and families manage the stress/psychological impact of COVID-19. Healthcare professionals will find information on how stress caused by the pandemic impacts them, how to build coping and resilience skills, and signs of secondary traumatic stress. Families will find information on how parents can help their children cope, downloadable tip sheets, and additional resources.
  • Headspace Resources for LA County
    • Countywide launch allowing all Los Angeles County residents free access to the collection of mindfulness and meditation resources.
Seniors
  • Meals on Wheels: Taking new applicants on waitlist. Prioritizing senior citizens.
    • To request meal service, call us at (213) 484-7775 between the hours of 8:00 am-4:00 pm, email  ifyouneedmeals@stvincentmow.org, or fill out the form on the attached link.
  • Everytable
    • The company is distributing meals to seniors who need food brought to their homes. Meals are also being made available to students. Food distribution centers that can distribute food to a large group should also contact Everytable at (323) 458-6487.
  •  Greater Emmanuel Temple
    • Seniors in Lynwood, Compton, South Gate, Watts who need food delivery.
    • Please call (424) 296-0400 to schedule food delivery
    • 9:00 am-noon Tuesday-Friday
  • Seniors in Lynwood, Compton, South Gate, Watts who need food delivery
    • Call Greater Emmanuel Temple at 424.296.0400 
    • 9:00 am-12:00 pm Tuesday-Friday
  • Willowbrook Senior Center: Free Meals for Adults
    • 12915 Jarvis Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90061
    • Box of food is prepackaged and ready for pick up
    • Starting April 20th, meal pick up times will be provided over the phone.
    • Pick up appointments are available only on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. 
    • Must call this number for appointment: (310) 217-5650
  •  Grocery stores allowing Senior Citizen-only shopping hours:
    • All locations for Super A between 7:00-8:00 am 
    • Vallarta Supermarket:  7:00-8:00 am
    • Northgate Market:  7:00-8:00 am 
    • Big Saver Foods: 7:00-8:00 am
    • Cardenas: 7:00-8:00 am
    • Stater Bros Markets: 7:00-8:00 am
    • Smart & Final: 7:30-8:00
    • Albertsons: Tuesdays & Thursdays: 7:00-9:00 am
    • Target: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:00-9:00 am
    • Long Beach area:  Food delivered to seniors, disabled and individuals who have compromised immune systems  
    • Mother’s Market 
      • All stores in the Southern Los Angeles and Long Beach region will allow the elderly, disabled and individuals with compromised immune systems to sign up for grocery deliveries to their homes. Stores are also opening an hour early at 6:00 am on Wednesdays to allow them time to shop for groceries.   
      • Sign up for food delivery on Mother’s Market site Mother's Market & Kitchen Powered by Instacart and use the code FREE4SENIORS  
      • All Mother’s Market stores locations 
      • Every Wednesday, starting March 18, all stores will open at 6:00 a.m., one hour earlier, to accommodate only people who fall into high-risk populations – elderly, disabled, those with compromised immune systems, chemo patients, etc.
  •  Helping Hands Senior Foundation
    • Phone Number: (818) 279-6580
    • Description:
      • Clients 65+ with Medicare
      • Test are sent in the mail to client’s home
      • Clients should call the center and they will give further instruction. Care coordinator will then reach out within 2-3 business days
    • Days & times - anytime 9-5:30 Monday-Friday
    • They also provide seniors 65+ with placement assistance, Medication Management, Transportation/ Errands, Meal Preparation Grooming, Medical equipment, and many more services free of charge.
  • City of LA - Emergency Senior Meals Response Program
    • Seniors in need can have healthy meals delivered to their homes. City of L.A. residents ages 60 and older who are not currently participating in other meal programs can apply online.
    • Seniors or their caregivers can also sign up by calling the Emergency Senior Meals Response Hotline at (213) 263-5226, from 9:00 am-5:00 pm from Monday-Sunday
  • The County and City of Los Angeles
    • Providing free meals to older adults aged 60 and older who are impacted by the COVID-19 Crisis. Call 1-800-510-2020 to request services.
    • Meals are provided either at distribution sites or via home-delivered meals. Site map here.
    • 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 their assigned site.
    • If you have questions: Call the Department of Aging at 213-482-7252 or email age.webinfo@lacity.org.
Talking to Your Kids About Coronavirus 
Translated Information
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  • You can now listen to the County's daily updates in Spanish, Mandarin, or Korean in real-time everyday at 1:00pm.
    • For Spanish: (877) 873-8017, Access Code: 222222
    • For Mandarin: (877) 611-4778, Access Code: 9516097
    • For Korean: (877) 611-4778, Access Code: 9275591
  • CDC Info in languages other than English here
Utilities
  • SoCal Gas: Announced they will not disconnect services to customers who are not able to pay their bills due to COVID-19 hardships. Please call 1-800-427-2200.