Below is a list of regularly updated resources to help provide support during the COVID-19 crisis.
Students and Education
Angeleno Connectivity Trust (ACT)
The Angeleno Connectivity Trust provides free internet access through T-Mobile's 10Million Project to thousands of children in need, including students experiencing homelessness, those in foster care, and youth with disabilities. To find more information about ACT, families and students can visit LAMayor.org/Connectivity or call 311.
Assistance with support services including mentoring, work readiness and upcoming remote internships, and virtual work-based learning opportunities. Click here for more information.
COVID-19 Resources for Artists and General Public
Department of Cultural Affairs Community Art Centers have transitioned their services to an online model to provide opportunities for art instruction, art experiences, and creative pursuits during this time of physical distancing. Our Community Art Centers, historic sites, and art galleries are all represented. Go to the DCA's website, culturela.org, to view and take part in a variety of art experiences.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Keep yourself and your loved ones safe this year by celebrating the holidays virtually or only with members of your household. Find resources at Coronavirus.LACity.org/Holidays.
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.
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
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 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.
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
The SafePass app puts contact tracing in the hands of every Angeleno, alerting people who may have been exposed to COVID-19. The free app keeps user information confidential and allows them to track symptoms, find testing sites, get alerts if they have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, and help slow the spread of the virus.
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.
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 totally confidential. You can reach contact tracing teams at 1-833-540-0473 7 days a week from 8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Learn more about how contact tracing works.
City of L.A. COVID-19 Testing
The City of Los Angeles is providing free COVID-19 at drive through, walk-up and mobile testing sites. Learn more by clicking here.
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.
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
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
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.
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)
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.
StreetsLA is taking critical steps to ensure the health and safety of Angelenos during the COVID-19 public health crisis while keeping essential services in our city moving. For details regarding services provided by StreetsLA, including authorized farmers markets, during the COVID-19 crises, please visit their website. To find a farmers market that accepts EBT and CalFresh, please visit the Ecology Center’s farmers market finder.
Los Angeles Unified School District will continue providing nutritious meals to all students during the temporary closure of schools. The free meals are available at 64 Grab & Go centers across the city.
Workers and Renters
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.
Hotline designed to answer all landlord-tenant related inquiries and issues, particularly during this COVID-19 pandemic. 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 renter protections is available here.
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 is an unprecedented legal assistance initiative created by the City of L.A. to help thousands of Angelenos who are facing extreme hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, please click here.
You can also find resources from the County of L.A. by clicking here.
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
Many residents of the City of Los Angeles have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. Many are faced with job loss or are struggling to keep their businesses operational. The City of L.A. and EWDD is here to help. Please visit their website for more information or call 213-744-7300.
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.
The LA Jobs Portal enables unemployed or underemployed Angelenos to find and apply to job opportunities across all industries.
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 is still taking applications although outdoor dining is not currently allowed during the Safer at Home Order. LADOT will continue installing parklets and street closures during this time to prepare for when outdoor dining resumes.
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, create business listings, and access branding and marketing help.
Open For Business
Open For Business is designed to support local restaurants and stimulate economic activity in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. Open For Business provides Los Angeles restaurants commission-free digital ordering tools to expand contactless options for customers, as well as access to an over $1 million marketing budget to incentivize customers to order.
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, a Jump Start Loan Program and more. Click here for more info.
LA Regional COVID Recovery Fund
The Los Angeles Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund is offering grants for micro entrepreneurs, small businesses and nonprofits in increments of $5,000 and $15,000. Apply at LACOVIDFund.org. City BusinessSource Centers can also provide assistance with grant applications: EWDDLAcity.com.
LA Represents is an unprecedented legal assistance initiative to help thousands of Angelenos who are facing extreme hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information please click here.
Logistics Victory LA (LOVLA)
Logistics Victory LA (LOVLA) is City of Los Angeles resource for linking suppliers of COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment with healthcare organizations in need of supplies.
L.A. CARES Corps
L.A. CARES Corps is a partnership between the City and County of LA to provide small businesses with the help they need to apply for federal loans under the CARES Act. On January 11, 2021, the Small Business Administration begin receiving applications for Paycheck Protect Program loans.
To assist eligible borrowers in underserved and disadvantaged communities, at least $15 billion is being set aside for First Draw PPP loans and $25 billion for Second Draw PPP loans to eligible borrowers with a maximum of 10 employees or for loans of $250,000 or less to eligible borrowers in low- or moderate-income neighborhoods. Application period ends March 31, 2021.
This website from L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office provides information for companies and organizations interested in producing and requesting essential protective gear for Angelenos during COVID-19.
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.
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.
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.
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.
State of California COVID-19 Guidance for Immigrant Californians
Information from the State of California for immigrant communities during the COVID-19 crisis. Click here for more.