RELIEF FUNDS

  • Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Program via Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation: to provide assistance for those employed by restaurants or bars or are employed by a restaurant or bar supplier. Make sure to indicate on your application that you found out about Southern Smoke Foundation through Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation. For application in Spanish, click here; for application in English, click here.
  • One Fair Wage - Emergency Coronavirus Affected Workers Support Fund: restaurant workers, delivery workers, app-based delivery drivers, and other tipped workers and service workers who have been impacted by coronavirus and the related economic crisis can apply for assistance. Currently, prioritizing tipped workers, gig workers, and service workers in California and other states. For application in Spanish, click here; for application in English, click here.
  • Children Of Restaurant Employees Support Grants: to provide support to food and beverage service employees with children, who have been medically diagnosed with COVID-19. Documentation is required. Please note, you are also eligible for support if you are a food and beverage employee with children, and a family member who resides in the same home is diagnosed with COVID-19 and a doctor requires you to quarantine. Medical documentation and proof of residence will be required. You can apply here.  
  • Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund: intended to help those pursuing careers as artists or arts administrators whose income has been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This fund is for those who self-identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). To apply, click here
  • Artist Relief is an initiative that will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19. The fund will operate through September 2020. To apply, click here.
  • Foundation of Contemporary Arts - Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund: to disburse one-time $1,500 grants to experimental artists who have been impacted by the economic fallout from postponed or canceled performances and exhibitions. Grant closes November 30. To apply, click here.
  • Herman Legal Group - Essay Contest: $1,000 essay contest for undocumented and DACA essential workers. Essays are due by August 1. To apply, click here
  • Professional Beauty Association Covid-19 Relief Fund: to provide $500 to licensed beauty professionals who are unable to work due to COVID-19; applications will be funded with a lottery system as donations are received; those submitting multiple applications will be disqualified. To apply, click here

IMMIGRANT RIGHTS 

  • Know Your Rights (KYR) Information 
  • Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA):
    • Hotline: (888) 624-4752
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Los Angeles (AAAJ-LA): Clients can call their helplines to get questions answered about various topics: citizenship, other immigration remedies/petitions, DACA renewals, family law, health 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
  • International Rescue Committee-Los Angeles (IRC-LA):
    • Free Virtual ESL Conversational Classes (all programs are taught in English with language support in Spanish, Farsi, and Armenian). 
    • Citizenship Services
    • General Immigration Legal Services
      • English/Tagalog: (818)937-3450
      • Spanish: (213) 550-5321
      • Farsi/Armenian: (805) 625-3987
  • Central American Resource Center (CARECEN):
    • General Immigration Legal Services
      • (213) 385-7800 ext. 136
    • Citizenship & Family-Based Services
      • (213) 814-5248
    • DACA Renewal Services
      • Click here to book a virtual appointment. 
    • Youth Programming and Advisory: including virtual appointments to assist with financial aid questions and other support for youth and their families.
      • (213) 385-7800 x 137
  • Catholic Charities of Los Angeles
    • Offer bi-weekly Citizenship workshops 
    • To register, call (213) 251-3411
  • African Communities Public Health Coalition 
    • Free 30 minute legal consultation with an attorney on the 3rd Saturday of each month:
      • To sign up, call (213) 909-0985 or email info@africancoalition.org
  • Los Angeles Public Library-New Americans Initiative: 
    • Free virtual immigration services including, assistance with N-400s, Green Card renewals, fee waiver completions, DACA renewals, questions about adjustment of status. To schedule a virtual appointment, click here.
  • National Immigration Law Center (NILC) and Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC):

PUBLIC CHARGE INFORMATION