Los Angeles County Resources

Posted by on Oct 16, 2020 in Featured Slider, News | 0 comments

The following list includes a variety of helpful resources for both information and services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The list will continue to be updated. Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram and visit our website often as we continue to share tips, resources and activities.

State of California

In his April 7, 2020 news conference Governor Gavin Newsom and California Surgeon General Dr. Burke Harris announced new mental health resources, including stress management playbooks to help you regulate stress during the COVID-19 outbreak. Click on the links to download the: Stress Relief for Caregivers and Kids during COVID-19 playbook or the California Surgeon General’s Playbook: Stress Relief during COVID-19 for everyone (both resources will open as a pdf). The Governor has also launched a series of hotlines for individuals who need mental health, social support, and emotional support. Updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19) in California, the latest news, recommendations, and resources from the state are available on the state’s website. The site also has information on symptoms, testing, and emotional and financial health, and COVID-19 Guidance for Immigrant Californians (resource will open as a pdf). Visit the California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response website.

National Parent Helpline

Parents Anonymous is expanding their California Parent and Youth Helpline to provide safe, immediate, accessible, and continuing help to parents, caregivers, and youth who are experiencing higher levels of stress due to the coronavirus outbreak. You can reach a live person 7 days a week by calling 1-855-4A PARENT (1-855-427-2736). For information and California resources visit the National Parent Helpline website.

City of Los Angeles – “Safer at Home” Emergency Order

In March Mayor Eric Garcetti 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. Over the course of the pandemic recommendations and restrictions have changed, visit the website for up-to-date details about the “Safer at Home” emergency order – including what you can do and what you should not do during this emergency. The site also has resources for city services, businesses, workers, and renters. “Safer at Home” FAQ website.

City of Los Angeles – Tenant Protection

To assist residential renters who have been economically impacted by the Coronavirus, the Mayor and the City Council have adopted tenant protections on evictions and rent increases in the City of Los Angeles. Visit the City of Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) website for updated information. HCIDLA website.

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)

Over 60 schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District are serving free Grab & Go meals to students on weekdays from the hours of 7 to 10 AM. Visit the LAUSD website for the list of schools providing free meals and other resources for families during the school closure. There are also links to online learning resources on the LAUSD website – some are specific for LAUSD students – but the site also has some online learning resources for any student. On April 2, 2020 LAUSD also added a hotline (213) 241-3840 for students and families to call for help managing fear, anxiety and other challenges related to COVID-19. He hotline is available weekdays from 8 AM to 5 PM in both English and Spanish. LAUSD website.


Spectrum is offering two free months of internet and WiFi services for K-12 and college students affected by the current school closures, in households not already subscribed to Spectrum Internet. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Spectrum website.

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Visit the LA Food Bank’s website or call 211 to find your local food pantry. Pantry distribution dates and times are subject to change. Please call the pantry to verify that the information is current. LA Food Bank website. Click here for other important sources of food assistance in Los Angeles County. (Will download as a pdf in both English and Spanish.) Hathaway-Sycamores’ Highland Park location is the site of a local food pantry. Click here to learn more about Hathaway-Sycamores’ Food Bank.

Los Angeles Public Library

While the Central Library and all of the local branches are currently closed, librarians are available to answer questions and there are many digital services available including e-books and audiobooks; streaming TV, movie and music services; classes and digital subscriptions to newspapers and magazines. Don’t have a Library card? Click here to sign up for a Digital Library Card. LA Public Library website.

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

For 24/7 help, call their ACCESS line at (800) 854-7771. The ACCESS line serves as the primary entry point for mental health services with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. The DMH website also has COVID-19 Mental Health Resources and multi-language disaster brochures/flyers with general preparedness information. LA County DMH website.

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information: For the latest information, guidelines, and updates regarding LA County’s preparation for and response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) incidents. Some of the resources on the site include what to do if you are sick or have been exposed to the virus, how to cope with stress, guidelines for handwashing and cleaning in the home and group settings. Resources on the site are available in English, Spanish and other languages. LA County DPH website.

Los Angeles County

The LA County website has more resources including information for consumers and businesses, the latest information on general county services, free COVID-19 testing for Los Angeles County residents, and how the county is confronting the COVID-19 virus. LA County website.

211 LA County

211 LA is the central source for providing information and referrals for all health and human services in LA County. The 2-1-1 phone line is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Explore the website to learn more. If you are calling from outside Los Angeles County or cannot directly dial 2-1-1, call (800) 339-6993. 211 LA website.


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