Below is a list of regularly updated resources to help provide support during the COVID-19 crisis.

Students and Education

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Angeleno Connectivity Trust (ACT)

The Angeleno Connectivity Trust provides free internet access to thousands of K-12 children in need, with a focus on  students experiencing homelessness, those in foster care, youth with disabilities, and youth who have dropped out or are at risk of dropping out of school due to lack of connectivity. 

The program is a partnership with the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles with support from T-Mobile's Project 10Million. To find more information about ACT, families and students can visit LAMayor.org/Connectivity, call the L.A. Public Library ACT Hotline at 213-228-7393 or call 311.

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YouthSource Centers

YouthSource Centers provide support services including mentoring, work readiness, tutoring, computer training, college prep, and more.

The Centers continue to operate, with some centers offering limited, scheduled in-person appointments. Please contact your local center before visiting to allow staff time to prepare and maintain public safety guidelines. Large group events, including job fairs and workshops, are currently postponed.

 

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Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) COVID-19 Resources

DCA's Neighborhood Arts and Cultural Centers serving our communities transitioned their services to an online model to provide opportunities for arts instruction, experiences, activities, and creative pursuits during this time of physical distancing. Learn more about our City's community arts and cultural centers, historic sites, and art galleries on DCA's website, culturela.org, to participate and enjoy a variety of engaging and fun arts experiences and activities.

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COVID-19 College Connect

The City of Los Angeles has partnered with L.A. Compact to support students with a counselor from their accepted college, high school, or a nonprofit partner to help navigate this process. More information here.

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LAUSD

LAUSD offers several resources for teachers, students, families, and staff during the COVID-19 crisis. Please visit their website for a full list of services, or call the District’s hotline numbers: 

  • Information for families: (213) 443-1300
  • Information for employees: (213) 241-2700

Counselors and mental health professionals are available to LAUSD students and families. To connect with a counselor, please call (213) 241-3840. The hotline is open weekdays from 6 AM. to 6 PM.

L.A. Public Library Online Resources

L.A. Public Library Online Resources

The Los Angeles Public Library has millions of books, audiobooks, DVDs and other resources available for public use –– and is hosting daily storytimes. Further resources like ADA services, homeless services, and technical assistance can also be accessed through the department’s website.

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At-Home Learning Resources from PBS SoCal

PBS SoCal and KCET are offering broadcast programming and accompanying digital resources that adhere to California’s state curriculum requirements. Please visit their website for more information.

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Free Educational Documentaries

Netflix is providing free educational documentaries. Each title has accompanying educational resources available, which can be used by both students and teachers. These documentaries are currently available in English. Subtitles are available in additional languages. Please visit Netflix’s YouTube channel for more information.

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State Department of Education

The California Department of Education is working closely with local educational agencies to assist them in communicating with families and develop learning resources for schools that are closed. Please visit their website for more information.

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County Office of Education

The Los Angeles County Office of Education offers several resources for districts and schools to serve their students and staff during the COVID-19 crisis. Please visit their website for more information.

Get Connected Los Angeles

Get Connected Los Angeles

The City of Los Angeles is helping to make sure everyone can connect to the Internet during this crisis. The City has partnered with the California Emerging Technology Fund and EveryoneOn to help Angelenos find options for low-cost internet services, gain access to computers, and find digital literacy services. The City’s GetConnected site also provides additional resources from the Los Angeles Public Library, participating telecommunications providers,  and local organizations providing Citywide support. 

Safety and Support

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COVID-19 Disabilities Resource Page

Information for People with Disabilities and those living with HIV. The site contains accessible PDFs and links to resources. It also includes systems advocacy and policy advocacy updates and tools. Click here for more information.

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Apply for a Slow Street in your Neighborhood

This program allows local residents to gain access to more space for recreation activities in their neighborhoods while protecting Angelenos from overcrowding on sidewalks and promoting social distancing. Click here to learn more and apply for a Slow Street in your neighborhood.

LAUSD Counseling Services

LAUSD Counseling Services

Counselors and mental health professionals are available to LAUSD students and families. To connect with a counselor, please call (213) 241-3840. The hotline is open weekdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line

For free 24/7 support for a crisis counselor Text HOME to 741741. Please visit their website for helpful tips and more information.

Veteran Crisis Line

Veteran Crisis Line

The Veteran Crisis Line provides confidential 24/7 support to veterans, service members, National Guard and National Reserve personnel, and the friends and family of military personnel. Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves. Call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1, text 838255, or visit their website for more information.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. To reach the Lifeline, please call 1-800-273-8255 or visit their website.

LAPD Non-Emergency Hotline

LAPD Non-Emergency Line

If you are witnessing a crime in progress, or experiencing another non-life threatening situation that requires police response, dial 1-877-ASK-LAPD. A full list of non-emergency numbers and assistance in different languages is listed on the LAPD website. If you require immediate emergency services please call 911.

LA County Dept. of Mental Health

County Department of Mental Health

The outbreak of COVID-19 impacts each person’s mental health in different ways. No matter how you’re feeling, the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health has supportive services available. Please visit their website for more information. For 24/7 help, please call their access line at (800) 854-7771.

Resources for people experiencing Domestic Violence

Resources for people experiencing Domestic Violence

If you, or someone you know, is a victim of domestic violence help is available to you. You can find information and resources on this page.

Testing and Health

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COVID-19 Vaccinations

The COVID-19 vaccine is free for everyone. All Angelenos 12 years and older can get the vaccine without an appointment at all City and County vaccination sites. For more information and to find a vaccination site, visit Coronavirus.LACity.org/GetVaccinated.

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Covered California

Open enrollment is available for all California residents in need of health insurance. Learn more at CoveredCA.com.

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Free Flu Vaccinations

Flu vaccines are widely available across Los Angeles. To locate a flu vaccine near you, call your doctor, go to a local pharmacy, or visit VaccineFinder.org. You also can receive a flu vaccination at L.A. County Public Health Clinic Community Clinics. For more information on the flu, visit the County of Los Angeles Public Health Flu Season website.

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The L.A. County Department of Public Social Services

The L.A. County Department of Public Social Services offers assistance with free or low-cost health care for those who qualify. Click here to apply for Medi-Cal.

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COVID-19 Contact Tracing

L.A. County Department of Public Health teams, along with hundreds of L.A. City workers, are working as contact tracers to help identify people who have come in contact with COVID-19 and limit the spread of this virus. Contact tracers can also help connect you to resources if you’ve tested positive or been in contact with someone with the virus. 

Your information is completely confidential. You can reach contact tracing teams at 1-833-540-0473 every day of the week from 8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Learn more about how contact tracing works.

 

City of L.A. COVID-19 Testing

City of L.A. COVID-19 Testing

The City and County of L.A. are providing free COVID-19 at drive through, walk-up and mobile testing sites. For more information and to find a site near you, visit COVID19.LACounty.gov/Testing.

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L.A. County Department of Public Health

The City and County are working together to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health provides public health and safety information on the virus. Visit their website for more information.

 

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Centers for Disease Control

The County and the City are closely tracking information and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 State Resources

COVID-19 State Resources

The State of California’s COVID-19 website provides statewide information, including vaccine distribution phases, regional stay at home orders, and information on benefits, family leave, small business support, and other important resources.

Food and Supplies

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The L.A. County Department of Public Social Services

CalFresh, California's food stamps (SNAP) program, provides food assistance to eligible low-income households. To learn more about eligibility and apply for this program, visit the L.A. County Department of Public Social Services' website.

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211LA Food Finder Tool

Use 211's interactive Food Finder map to locate food resources near you.

Food Resources in L.A. County

Food Resources in L.A. County

Click here for an official list of additional food resources near you in Los Angeles County.

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk. Please visit their website for more information.

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Los Angeles Regional Foodbank

Find a local food pantry near you through the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank.

StreetsLA: List of Approved Farmers Markets

StreetsLA: Approved Farmers Markets

StreetsLA is taking critical steps to ensure the health and safety of farmers markets while keeping essential services in our city moving. For a list of approved farmers markets and other details regarding services provided by StreetsLA during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit their website. To find a farmers market that accepts EBT and CalFresh, please visit the Ecology Center’s farmers market finder.

Workers and Renters

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The L.A. County Department of Public Social Services

CalWORKs is a public assistance program that provides cash aid, food, medical care and other services to low-income eligible families with children. To learn more about eligibility and to apply, visit the L.A. County Department of Public Social Services CalWORKs DPSS website.

Housing and Community Investment Department

Landlord/Tenant Hotline

Hotline designed to answer all landlord-tenant related inquiries and issues. Hours are Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. HCIDLA's hotline is 1-866-557-7368, or you can connect with HCID online. More information on current emergency renter protections is available here.

 

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FamilySource Centers

Services provided through HCIDLA's FamilySource Centers for low-income households negatively affected by COVID-19, including but not limited to financial help, food resources, and other community resources. Find a FamilySource Center near you.

LA Represents

LA Represents

LA Represents is an unprecedented pro bono initiative created by the City of L.A. to provide free legal services to Angelenos who are facing extreme hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit the LA Represents webpage.

You can also find resources from the County of L.A. by clicking here.

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Banking

The City of Los Angeles is partnering with L.A. County’s Department of Consumer and Business Affairs and its Bank On Los Angeles County initiative led by the Center for Financial Empowerment to connect you to resources to open a safe and affordable bank account. Learn more here.

Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department

Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department

EWDD offers free job training, placement and resume assistance for Angelenos who lost their jobs due to COVID-19. Free one-on-one consultations are available to guide small businesses to COVID-19 economic recovery resources. For more information visit their website or call 213-744-7130.

California Employment Development Department (Unemployment)

California Employment Development Department (Unemployment)

If you have become unemployed or partially unemployed, you may file an unemployment claim. Use the information on this website to access unemployment-related services and details.

COVID-19 Eviction Protection

COVID-19 Eviction Protection

Emergency Renter Protections are still in place to support residential renters who have been impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis. Tenants facing eviction can get additional information and free legal counseling at StayHousedLA.org

LA Jobs Portal

LA Jobs Portal

The LA Jobs Portal helps  unemployed and underemployed Angelenos find and apply to job opportunities across all industries.

Businesses

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L.A. Al Fresco

L.A. Al Fresco aims to help local businesses reopen safely, and allow customers and employees to maintain physical distancing, by temporarily relaxing rules that regulate outdoor dining, including dining on sidewalks, private property, and streets. L.A. Al Fresco continues to take applications for expanded outdoor dining areas on private property, the sidewalk, and in-street. Furthermore, LADOT continues to install parklets and street closures. More information and a link to the application is available here.

L.A. Optimized

L.A. Optimized

LA Optimized provides individualized tech support to help small businesses adapt to the digital marketplace. The program helps businesses create or optimize websites, increase online sales and leads, create or optimize their business listings, and access branding and creative assets. It is also offering the LA Optimized Accelerator Academy, a monthly webinar series to help small businesses grow and market in the digital marketplace. Webinars are available every first Tuesday of every month. For more information, please visit LACityOptimized.org.

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State Small Business Finance Center

The State's Small Business Finance Center helps businesses create and retain jobs, and encourages investment in low- to moderate-income communities. The SBFC has several programs to support small business, including a Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee, CA Rebuilding Fund, Jump Start Loan Program and more. Click here for more information.

LA Regional COVID Fund

LA Regional COVID Recovery Fund

The Los Angeles Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund was a City-County-Philanthropy grant program for micro-entrepreneurs, small businesses, and nonprofits in increments of $5,000 and $15,000.This program assisted 3,005 entities in the City with funding to help stabilize operations during the pandemic. More information can be found at LACOVIDFund.org.

Business Source Centers

Business Source Centers

Free technical assistance and guidance to help local small businesses navigate and access COVID-19 economic recovery grants and programs. Click here for more information.

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LA Represents

LA Represents is an unprecedented pro bono initiative created by the City of L.A. to provide free legal services to Angelenos who are facing extreme hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit the LA Represents webpage.

You can also find resources from the County of L.A. by clicking here.

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Logistics Victory LA (LOVLA)

Logistics Victory LA (LOVLA) is a City of Los Angeles resource for linking suppliers of COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment with businesses, organizations, healthcare facilities, and other entities in need of supplies. Originally intended to provide PPE (N95 masks, gloves, etc.) to first responders, hospitals, and other healthcare organizations, LoVLA recently expanded its program to all sectors of our economy in need of PPE. Any interested organization should visit www.lovla.org.

Information

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

DWP Customer Service

DWP continues to not shut off water or power service due to non-payment and not charge late fees for utility bills. For inquiries about payment plans and other DWP services, please call DWP’s Customer Service staff at 1-800-342-5397 or make requests online.

My LA 311

MyLA311

The 311 Call Center provides various options to connect to a wide variety of non-emergency City services and general City information. Many requests can be made online.

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211

211 LA is the central source for information and referrals for all health and human services in LA County. The line is open 24/7.

Retail

Retail

The City of Los Angeles has created a document to provide guidance for Los Angeles retail businesses to prepare for and effectively manage the safety of employees and customers as they resume or expand operations in the context of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Including textile manufacturing, transportation manufacturing, computer manufacturing. The City of Los Angeles has created a document to provide guidance for Los Angeles manufacturing businesses to prepare for and effectively manage the safety of employees and customers as they resume or expand operations in the context of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

Offices

Offices

Including finance and insurance, broadcast and publishing, management of companies, professional, scientific, and technical services

Houses of Worship

Houses of Worship

Including churches, mosques, synagogues, temples, and other locations providing congregate religious services.

Barbershops and Hair Salons

Barbershops and Hair Salons

Applicable to hair salons and barbershops. Other personal grooming services such as nail salons and spa services (e.g., massage, facials, waxing) are not permitted to open in Los Angeles. Please see the Close Contact Services guidance document for information on other personal grooming services.  

Restaurants

Restaurants

Including restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. Please note: Bars that do not serve food are not allowed to be open. Bars that do serve food are only allowed to provide takeout. Food trucks and street vendors with required permits are currently authorized for operation.

Sports & Music Venues

Sports & Music Venues

Including performing arts and spectator sports

Coming soon

Higher Education

Higher Education

Including colleges and professional schools, technical and trade schools

Coming soon

Film Production

Film Production

Including motion picture production and sound recording

Coming soon

Hotels

Hotels

Including accommodations

Fitness Centers

Fitness Centers

Including gyms, racquet clubs, sports clubs, fitness classes, studios, and other centers for physical recreation and training.

Close Contact Services

Close Contact Services

Including nail salons, beauty parlors, massage centers, spa facilities, body art parlors, and other personal grooming services.   

Indoor Cultural Spaces

Indoor Cultural Spaces

Including museums and indoor historical sites, country clubs, gambling establishments, amusement (bowling alleys, arcades, movie theaters, and theme parks)

Immigrants

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City of L.A. Resource Guide

Find information on relief funds available for immigrant communities and other information compiled by the City of L.A. Click here for more.

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State of California COVID-19 Guidance for Immigrant Californians

Find information from the State of California for immigrant communities during the COVID-19 crisis on the State’s COVID-19 website.