Children’s Institute has compiled a list of helpful resources available to children and families impacted by COVID-19 in Los Angeles County. 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.
  • Child Care Finding and Subsidy: To find child care near you, mychildcare.ca.gov. To find out if you are eligible for subsidized care, (888) 922-4453 connects families with Los Angeles County subsidy options, and your caseworker can help connect you to DCFS subsidy support.
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
  • National Hotline: Call 1-800-799-7233 24/7 Or text LOVEIS to 22522
  • LA County Domestic Violence Hotline:  Call 1-800-978-3600
  •  LA City - Text 9-1-1 
  • Mobile users in LA now have the ability to send text messages to 911, giving hearing and speech impaired residents, or those in situations where it is too dangerous to dial 911, a potentially life-saving option
  • Up to date list of Shelters & additional 24 hour hotlines that are still operating
  • Resources for survivors- Resources to address the housing needs of survivors in the CARES Act
  • Domestic Violence Clinics
    • Courthouse-based domestic violence clinics (Downtown LA, Long Beach, Santa Monica) are providing assistance with restraining orders
    • 9:00 am-noon and 1:00-3:00 pm Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
  •  Project Safe Haven Hotline Numbers
    • Project Safe Haven is a collaborative effort by the Los Angeles Mayor’s Fund, Mayor’s Office, and Philanthropic donors to secure safe housing for 900 survivors to provide a way for neighbors who are not safe in their homes due to domestic violence to heed the County Health Order to stay inside and be protected from the spread of Coronavirus. Call one of the hotlines below!!
    • SouthBay/ South Los Angeles: 
      • Jenesse Center: 800-479-7328
      • Rainbow Services: 310- 547-9343
      • Su Casa: 562-402-4888
      • Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking: 888-539-2373
    • Los Angeles Metro Area: 
      • East L.A. Women’s Center: 800-585-6231
      • Peace Over Violence: 310-281-2822
    • Hollywood: 
      • Strength United: 818-886-0453 or 661-253-0258
      • Center for the Pacific Asian Family: 800-339-3940
      • Peace Over Violence: 310-281-2822
      • Sojourn: 310-264-6644
    • San Fernando Valley:
      • Haven Hills: 818-887-6589
      • Strength United: 818-886-0453 or 661-253-0258
  •  Domestic Violence Legal Services
    • Los Angeles County Bar Association: In-person services offered by appointment only at Central Division-Family Justice Center - 213-624-3665; dvp@lacba.org
    • Break the Cycle (for ages 12-24): Intake by phone or text: 424-209-2532, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • Community Legal Aid SoCal- Hotline: (800) 834-5001, Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
    • Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles- DV hotline:  800-399-4529 x8097, Online intake:  https://lafla.org/get-help/
    • LGBTQ Center Long Beach Legal Services- Intake line: 562-433-8595
    • Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice- (323) 980-3500 (for support with a restraining order or urgent family law or immigration legal matter); or email: services@laclj.org
    • Neighborhood Legal Services Los Angeles- Hotline: 800-433-6251
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.
  • Play At Home resources powered by Playworks Southern California, a national non-profit leveraging the power of the play to ensure safe and healthy play is experienced by every kid, every day – traditionally during recess and now, at home.In response to COVID-19 and the ongoing need from educators and families to keep kids and adults engaged in play, Playworks launched ‘Play At Home’ to feature popular games seen on the playground that also meet the CDC recommendations, factoring in social distancing, and limited play equipment. Newly developed Play At Home resources include:
    • Playbook: The Play At Home Playbook game guide can be utilized to keep youth active at home during school closures with translations in English, Spanish, Russion, Simplified Chinese, Somali and Vietnamese.
    • Game Series: A series of Playworks games and videos that families can use to start playing at home.
    • Facebook Live Recess: #PlayAtHome Recess live on Facebook at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday that allow students to tune in for stretching and warm-ups, interactive games, cheers, and cooldown activities.
    • We wanted to provide all the High Schools girls the opportunity to watch the new film, Coach. This film will be free for all the girls to stream in the month of June at website www.coachthemovie.com under the “Watch” page. We want today’s children to grow up in a world where it’s normal to see women in positions of authority in sports—and not just as athletes.
  • Talking to Kids about Protesting: 5 Things I want my kids to know - Click Here
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.
  • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance(PUA): helps unemployed Californians who are business owners, self-employed, independent contractors, have limited work history, and others not usually eligible for regular state UI benefits who are out of business or services are significantly reduced as a direct result of the pandemic. The provisions of the program include:
    • Up to 39 weeks of benefits starting with weeks of unemployment beginning February 2, 2020, through the week ending December 26, 2020, depending on when you became directly impacted by the pandemic.
    • A new 13-week federal extension for those who run out of their regular state-provided UI benefits (maximum 26 weeks)
    • Apply to PUA: UI OnlineSM or by phone, mail, or fax.
  • 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.
  • Clean Power Alliance will provide a one-time $25 bill credit to residential customers who sign up for CARE, FERA, or Medical Baseline assistance through Southern California Edison.
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-1:00 pm until June 19
    • 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.
  • Rent Stabilization Ordinance
    • The Mayor & City Council have temporarily prohibited rent increases on occupied rental units that are subject to the Los Angeles City Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO). No rent increase that became effective on or after March 30, 2020, is allowed, unless approved by HCIDLA. Rent increases cannot be imposed until one (1) year after the Emergency Declaration period is lifted. Rent increases are not retroactive and do not accumulate during the one (1) year period.
    • The council also adopted amendments to the temporary tenant protection ordinance to prohibit landlords from using coercion, intimidation or fraud to get their renters’ stimulus checks; it provides tenants with a private “Right of Action” if their landlord has violated any of the protections the City has extended during this emergency; requires landlords to provide tenants with Housing Department’s “Protections Notice” every time they contact them about the rental agreement during this period in the language predominantly used by the tenant. Tenants have the right to sue and be awarded up to $10,000 per offense or $15,000 if 65+. Housing documents and resources can be found at hcidla.lacity.org
  •  COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance for Unincorporated Areas.
  • 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.
  • Project Roomkey: A new network of hotel and motel sites operated by LAHSA and providers, to shelter and safely isolate highly vulnerable people experiencing homelessness to prevent their exposure to COVID-19.
    • To participate in Project Roomkey, clients must be referred to the program by a homeless services provider, health care provider, law enforcement, or other service provider.
  • 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
  • Angel’s Flight at Catholic Charities of LA, Inc
    • Angel’s Flight is a no-cost, 30-day emergency youth shelter that provides a safe haven for homeless and at-risk youth ages 10 – 17 to land and stabilize during crisis situations and traumatic times in their lives. At Angel’s Flight, youth are able to sleep, eat, and receive respite services that will assist in their immediate stabilization and transition to family reunification or other long term, positive living arrangements.
    • Please call for more information at (213) 318-5730
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
  • Coronavirus Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants
    • California is providing state funded disaster relief assistance for undocumented individuals who were ineligible for other forms of assistance. An undocumented adult can receive $500 per adult and up to $1,000 per household.
  • Eligibility criteria:
    • Undocumented adult (over 18)
    • Not eligible for federal stimulus benefits
    • Experienced a hardship due to Covid-19
  • To apply, call:
    • (213) 315-2659 - CARACEN (Central American Resource Center)
    • Funds are limited and distributed first-come, first-served until depleted.
    • Personal information of applicants (name, address, etc.) will not be given to any government agency.
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.
  •  Public Counsel: help if you are facing eviction
    • Downtown, Compton, Long Beach.
    • Call (213) 385-2977, ext. 100 and leave a message with your name, number, and the legal issue you are trying to resolve.  If you have received a complaint without a summons, call the Shriver Self-Help Center at (818) 485-0576 or email ShriverSHpublic@nlsla.org.
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.
  •  County Libraries
    • Free lunch and snacks available for pick-up.  Meals are available to all teens and children (ages 18 and under).
    • Meals are available for pick up at the different County libraries Tuesday thru Friday from June 16 to August 7 (except July 3) from 12:00 - 1:00 PM.  
  •  County Parks
    • Free lunch and snacks available for pick-up.  Meals are available to all teens and children (ages 18 and under).
    • Meals are available for pick up at the different County parks Tuesday thru Friday from June 16 to August 7 (except July 3) from 12:30 - 1:30 PM.  
    • Access the following link to find participating county parks: parks.lacounty.gov/summerlunch
    • Access the following link to find participating libraries: https://lacountylibrary.org/summerlunch/
  • 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 seniors 65 and over: 30% off all meals (free delivery). Order by phone or online.
  • The Midnight Mission
    • 601 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA 90014
    •  Free meals served every day.  
    • Breakfast: 7 - 7:45am; Lunch: 12:30 - 1:00pm; and Dinner 4:30 - 5:15pm
    • Phone: (213) 624-9258
  • 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) 603-0220 EXT 453 or 325
  • Lynwood Unified School District
    • Drive up/Walk up Meal Pick up at Firebaugh High school ONLY: 5246 MLK Blvd. Lynwood, CA 90262
    • 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. Limit of 4 meals per car or walk up if there is no ID or student present; Limit of 5 meals per car or walk up if all IDs or all students are present. 
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 
Training/Parenting 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.
  • Torrance DCFS Office & South Bay Counseling Center: hosting Virtual Resource Fairs every Wednesday in June at 10 AM!
  •  Hollygrove Virtual Parent Institute- a place for parents and caretakers with children from 0-18 years of age to connect with and support one another and learn new skills. 
  •  Black Daddy Dialogue Social Support Group
    • Father/figures of all ages raising African American/Black children are welcome!!
    • Support for Black Father/figures who support pregnant women or children 0-5 yo.
    • Email LeHenry Solomon for any questions or inquiries fathersforabrighterfuture@gmail.com  or call 424-223-2133
Translated Information
  • Click here for translated into: Arabic, Dari, English, Kinyarwanda, Russian, Spanish, Swalihi, Tigrinya
  • Translated info - includes information in 85 languages
  • 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.