Local Resources & Updates

LA Resources

Here are list of resources for Greater Los Angeles area resident's during the COVID-19 crisis:

Housing Resources and Updates 

  • Los Angeles County announced moratorium on all evictions through May 31. 
  • Good Seed Youth Drop In Center Address: 2814 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90008 Phone: (855) 968-8452 - Showers, Meals, Clothing, Computer/Internet Access, Mental Health Services, Substance abuse services
  • Bryant Temple AME Address: 2514 W. Vernon Ave. 90047 Phone: (323) 492-0107 Offers a Winter Shelter Program that has been extended until September 30, 2020: women only For more information, click here!
  • Home at Last: Address: 5171 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles 90047 Phone: (323) 305-6999 Offers a Winter Shelter Program that has been extended until September 30, 2020: men only For more information, click here!
  • Home at Last: Address: 5108 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles 90011 Phone: (323) 305-6999 Offers a Winter Shelter Program that has been extended until September 30, 2020: women only For more information, click here!
  • Penny Lane Centers- With a Little Help From My Friends - Showers, meals, clothing, computer/internet access, laundry services (next day pick-up), mental health and substance abuse services. Walk-ins are welcome, housing service meetings are conducted on a one-on-one basis. Location: 5628 E. Slauson Ave. Commerce CA 90040. Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 1pm to 7pm and Saturday from 8am to 8pm. Phone: (323) 353-6118 More info: Penny Lane Transitional Youth Services
  • Eviction Defense Network offers tenants free online consultations. The lobby is closed to the public BUT they are here to help you. Please send us an email to askanattorney@edn.la. If you can scan and email relevant documents, do so, and one of their lawyers will assist you. If you don't have email send a text or call (213) 537-5473 and one of the paralegals will assist you.

 

Food Security / Meal Resources and Updates 

  • LA schools are closed during this time. A list of pick-up sites for food and schedules is available here. 
  • Free meals for Lynwood Unified School District (LUSD) students - Lynwood Unified School District. Meals for youth up to age 18. No ID needed. Meals to be picked-up. See pick-up sites Hours: Monday through Friday 7:45 a.m to 10:15 a.m
  • Free meals for Compton Unified School District (CUSD) students - Compton Unified School District. 2-3 meals for youth up to age 18 at no cost. Meals to be picked-up. Beginning Tuesday, March 31, 2020, CUSD will be moving to multi-day meal service. CUSD pick-up sites here. Hours: Breakfast provided Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m to 8:30 a.m and lunch provided Monday through Friday 
  • Lynwood children and youth (1-18 years old) -  City of Lynwood Meals for children and youth ages 1 to 18 years old. First come, first service basis. See pick-up sites. Hours: Monday to Friday, 2pm to 3pm. More info: Call (310) 886-0453 or (310) 886-0404 or email recinfo@lynwood.ca.us
  • Free meals for seniors - Willowbrook Senior Center - Meals to be picked-up. Must call (310) 217-5650 to make an appointment. 12915 Jarvis Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90061. Hours: Food distribution Monday through Friday, 10 a.m to 3 p.m
  • Free meals for all - Shields for Families -- Social Services Agency Food Bank - Meals to be picked-up.  11705 Deputy Yamamoto Pl., Lynwood CA 90262  Hours: Food distribution on Thursdays from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. More info: Call (323) 242-5000 ext. 4200
  • Free meals for all - Paramount Care Foundation Meals to be picked-up.  8206 Alondra Boulevard, Paramount, CA 90723 Hours: Food distribution on Fridays from 8:30 a.m to 10 a.m More info: Call (562) 531-6820
  • East Side Riders Meals for all all. No ID required. Meals to be picked-up. Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m to 11 a.m More info: East Side Riders Instagram
  • Free grocery pick-up and delivery for seniors. Greater Emmanuel Temple Seniors (65+) living in Lynwood, Compton, South Gate and Watts who are in need of groceries Call (424) 296-0400 for service Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 9am to 12pm More info: Greater Emmanuel Temple Services
  •  Inner City Visions Free groceries for Florence-Firestone Seniors. Groceries for seniors (65+) living in Florence-Firestone. Call (323) 749-7246 More info: Inner City Visions Senior Help
  • Hawaiian Gardens Food Bank Meals for all. No ID needed. Meals to be picked-up. 22121 Norwalk Blvd, Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716 Hours: Wednesday, 2 p.m to 6 p.m, Thursday 9:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m   More info: Call (562) 425-4001
  • St. Mary’s Place - Meals for all. No ID needed. Meals to be picked-up at Parish hall. 7215 Newlin Avenue, Whittier, CA. 90602  Hours: Saturdays, 10 a.m More info: Call 562-698-0107
  • Free bread for children ages 5-13 years old - Los Angelito’s Bakery. Offers one free bread to each child present, ages 5 to 13 years old. Location: 2881 E Florence Ave Huntington Park, CA 90255 Hours: Monday through Friday, 12 pm to 2 pm More info: Free Bread at Angelito’s Bakery
  • City of Cudahy - Essential meals for seniors (65+) living in Cudahy. Up to 10 meals per person a week. Call (323) 773-5143 Ext. 232 or e-mail vsantiago@cityofcudahy.gov  More info: City of Cudahy Essential Meals
  • City of Bell- Essential meals and services for seniors (65+) living in Bell. Call the Bell Community Center at (323) 749-1596 for help. More info: City of Bell Senior Services
  • Bell Gardens Recreational and Community Services- Essential meals and services for seniors (65+) living in Bell Gardens. Call the Recreational and Community Services Office at (562) 334-1779 or (562) 806-7650 More info: Bell Gardens Senior Services

Legal Aid Resources and Updates 

  • Free legal assistance for low-income individuals and families (focus on Southeast Los Angeles and Orange County) - Community Legal Aid Social. They provide free legal assistance to low income people, focusing on: family law, housing, health, safety and protection, immigration, domestic violence and elder abuse. Phone: 1-800-834-5001 More info: Community Legal Aid
  • Eviction Defense Network offers tenants free online consultations. The lobby is closed to the public BUT they are here to help you. Please send us an email to askanattorney@edn.la. If you can scan and email relevant documents, do so, and one of their lawyers will assist you. If you don't have email send a text or call (213) 537-5473 and one of the paralegals will assist you.

 

Reminders for those who live and/or work in Los Angeles:

  • Grocery stores and pharmacies will remain open so there is no need to jam stores or hoard items.
  • Those engaged in or requiring essential services can continue their tasks while practicing good sanitation habits and social distancing.
  • Exercising out-of-doors at our local parks while practicing social distancing is good for the body and mind.  
  • California’s State Resources for Employers and Workers includes waiving the 1 week waiting period for unemployment and disability insurance.
  • You can support Los Angeles' small businesses by ordering take-out, purchasing gift cards now, and shopping online.
  • If you are able to offer assistance, or need assistance, two of the organizations that may help now are Meals on Wheels and Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.

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