Senator Holly Mitchell's COVID-19 Community Resources

Posted on 03/26/20

North Area Neighborhood Development Council

State resources:

  • California Department of Public Health: link
  • Centers for Disease Control: link
  • California Governor's Office of Emergency Services: link
  • DMV information: link
  • Employment Development Department (EDD) link
  • Labor Workforce and Development Agency: link
  • Cal OES Update - March 16, 2020 (pdf)
  • Governor Newsom Asks Legislature for Emergency Legislative Action to Fight COVID-19 (link)
  • California Issues Directive to Fight COVID-19 (link)
  • Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Protect Renters and Homeowners During COVID-19 Pandemic (link)
  • Flattening the curve: link

Southern California (SD30) Updates :

  • Los Angeles County updates: link
  • City of Los Angeles updates: link
  • Culver City updates: link
  • City of Inglewood updates: link

Food distribution:

  • For the closest food pantry/bank to you, visit:

Los Angeles Food Bank Pantry Locator

  • LA County 211 - Food Distribution Search: link
  • LAUSD Grab and Go Meal Program: link
  • CCUSD Grab and Go Meal Program
    • Open to ALL children 1 year to 18 years of age
    • March 16th-March 20th, open again April 6th through CCUSD closure
    • 4401 Elenda St, Culver City, CA 90230
  • WIC Services: South Los Angeles Health Projects: link
  • Beginning Monday, March 16th, Hugo’s kids menu will be free for guests 12 and under throughout the LAUSD closure. (For more information, click here!)
  • Los Angelitos Bakery offering 1 free bread to each child, aged 5-13 years old, Monday-Friday from 12pm-2pm(For more information, click here!)
  • Starting Monday, March 16, 2020, kids 12 and under can eat for free at El Torito Restaurants(For more information, click here!)
  • Free Breakfast Burritos for children ages 6-12 years old. Pick up Monday-Friday 7am-8am
    • Toast: 11119 first ave los angeles ca
    • The Benediction: 17501 Colima Road, City of Industry
    • The Dylan: 190 S. State College Blvd, Brea
  • Elderly Meal Program Map: link
  • Meal delivery for Elderly in Los Angeles County: call (800) 510-2020 or click here for more information

Housing Help:

    • If you are or know of a foster youth that is staying at a college dorm room that is going to be closed due to the coronavirus, please email [email protected]  and they will provide or help you find housing during this transition.
  • The Los Angeles Tenants Union is providing support around evictions. Find your local union here.
    • St. Francis Center provides meal services, clothing closets, showers/bathroom services, and rental and utility assistance programs (over the phone) for homeless and low-income individuals in Los Angeles (For more information, click here!)
    • Homeless Outreach Program Integrated Care System (HOPICS) will connect individuals to housing and enroll seniors 65 years and older in motels. For more information, call the Downtown LA office at (323) 948-0444 or the South LA office at (424) 403-5800.
    • Healthy Housing Foundation: Now accepting applications online for low-income and people experiencing homelessness - link

Utilities Information:

  • SoCalGas updates: link
  • - EveryoneOn is a leading nonprofit that helps advocate at the local, state and federal level for affordable internet service and is connected to hundreds of local organizations across the country that can provide on-the-ground individual support (i.e. over the phone now, in person at a later date) to people that need help signing up. There are low-cost offers for low-income folks or families with K-12 students that EveryoneOn helped create and are available year-round, not only during emergency situations. Use their offer locator to find internet offers, and refurbished computers by zip code that are available now!
  • Southern California Edison Responds to COVID-19 Emergency, Suspends Service Disconnections (Source/More Information)
  • SPECTRUM Internet beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 and for the following 60 days:
    • Offers secure public wifi hotspots
    • Offers to continue their Spectrum Internet Assist program: high-speed broadband program to eligible low-income households
    • Offers 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 (For more information, click here!)
  • T-Mobile, for next 60 days:
    • ALL current T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers have unlimited smartphone data for the next 60 days (excluding roaming)
    • Giving all T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers 20GB of add’l mobile hotspot data
    • Increasing data for schools in our EmpowerED program to ensure each participant has access to at least 20GB of data per month
    • Making it free to call severely impacted countries
    • Are working with our Lifeline partners to provide customers extra free data up to 5GB per month over the next two months (For more information, click here!)
  • AT&T, For the next 60 days beginning March 14th, 2020, AT&T is pledging to
    • Not terminate the service of any wireless, home phone or broadband residential or small business customer because of their inability to pay their bill due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic
    • Waive any late payment fees that any wireless, home phone or broadband residential or small business customer may incur because of economic hardship related to the coronavirus pandemic
    • Keep our public Wi-Fi hotspots open(For more information, click here!)
  • Los Angeles Department of Water & Power still offering payment plan and suspending utility shut off for March (for now)(For more information, click here!)
  • Public Works will not shut off or stop services for customers who are delinquent or behind in service or permit payments until this order is lifted. This includes water, sewer and trash pick-up services. For any inquires, Public Works' 24 hour/7 day dispatch number is 800-675-435


  • Free access to L’il Libros worksheets for kids(For more information, click here!)
  • Starting Monday, March 16, students in Pre-K through 12th grade will have the opportunity to access free, educational PBS daytime programming designated for each grade level weekdays(For more information, click here!)
  • FB Group for parents to get support with home learning
  • MIND Research Institute is offering no cost access to a free math instructional program for students in grades K-8(For more information, click here!)
  • Scholastic offers free, online learning experiences for kids of all ages(For more information, click here!)

Grocery Store Info for At-Risk Populations (Seniors, Pregnant Women, Those With Disabilities):

  • ALL Albertsons company supermarkets (including other chains such as Pavilions, Safeway, and Vons)  will be open exclusively for senior citizens and other at-risk populations, such as pregnant women or those with compromised immune systems every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 to 9 a.m.(For more information, click here!)
  • ALL Target stores will be open exclusively for senior citizens and those with underlying health conditions  every Wednesday morning during the first hour of business (based on store location).For more information, click here!)
  • ALL Smart & Final locations will open from 7:30-8 a.m. for customers 65 and older and those with disabilities, and pregnant women.(For more information, click here!)
  • ALL Gelsons Supermarkets will be open exclusively for Seniors 65+ from 7:00am-8:00am every morning. You may be asked for ID.(For more information, click here!)
  • Co-Opportunity Market in Culver City will be open exclusively for Seniors 65 years and up or others who are part of the more vulnerable/high risk population from 7:00am-8:00am every day.(For more information, click here!)

Pharmacy Changes:

  • Walgreens Beginning March 13, 2020, Walgreens is waiving delivery fees for all eligible prescriptions during this evolving situation. There will be free delivery on any purchase on beginning March 13, 2020 and until further notice, with no minimum purchase required. (For more information, click here!)
  • CVS Beginning March 9th, 2020, CVS Pharmacy will waive charges for home delivery of prescription medications. For more information, click here!)

Undocumented resources:

  • Resource guide created by California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance available here.
  • CHIRLA (Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights Los Angeles) has a free hotline you can call if you think you have the Coronavirus at 888-624-4752. In California, immigrants have access to emergency care regardless of immigration status. More information here

LGBTQI Resources:

  • Trans/ queer relief assistance form: link 
  • Navigating COVID-19 and Chest Binding: Tips for respiratory health for Trans and Non-Binary people who bind thier chest: li 
  • The Coronavirus: What Trans People Need to Know: Creating a Plan of action for trans folx: link 
  • Queer Elder Hotline for Stress or Anxiety: SAGE, an advocacy & services group for LGBT Elders, has a national 24/7 hotline for elders if they are feeling stress or anxiety at 1-877-360-LGBT / 1-877-360-5428 more info here: link

Guidance for Employers and Workers

Tax Assistance 

  • Taxpayers may get the information they need at this link.
  • Toll-free from the U.S. or Canada: 1-888-745-3886
  • Hearing impaired (TTY): 1-800-547-9565

Business Assistance

  • The U.S. Small Business Administration here, or contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center at 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or [email protected])
  • Los Angeles City Small Business Emergency Microloan Program
  • Rapid Response/Lay-off Aversion- Is your business facing the possibility of laying off employees or even closing? Contact your local Business Service Representative at an America’s Job Center of California (AJCC) for more information by emailing [email protected] or calling (213) 810-1641.

Services for Unhoused/Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

  • COVID 19: If you are unhoused and believe you have symptoms related to respiratory health including fever, please contact:
  • Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
  • Acute Communicable Disease Control (313 N. Figueroa Street, #212, Los Angeles, CA 90012, Phone: 213-240-7941)
  •  Who can I contact if I have any questions regarding COVID 19? Contact:
  •  LAC DPH at 213-240-7941 during business hours or 213-974-1234 after hours
  • Shared Housing - Adults experiencing homelessness
  • Housing for Students/Foster Youth: Email [email protected]
  • Eviction Help (Free legal aid for evictions)
  • Tenants Together - Los Angeles (Free legal aid for evictions)
  • Mobile Shower Program: Times and Locations - link
  • Emergency Shelters & Winter Shelters - link

Service Planning Area 4: Metro (includes Boyle Heights, Central City, Downtown LA, Echo Park, El Sereno, Hollywood, Mid-City Wilshire, Monterey Hills, Mount Washington, Silverlake, West Hollywood, and Westlake.)

  • SPA 4 Area Leads:
    • The People Concern (all services including shelter, housing, food, hygiene and referrals). 2116 Arlington Ave., Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90018, 323.334.9000
  • PATH (all services including shelter, housing, food, hygiene and referrals). (323) 644-2200
  • Food/housing
    • St. Francis Center
      • 1835 South Hope Street, Los Angeles CA 90015
      • Phone: 213-747-5347
      • Services: breakfast service, case management, clothing closet, showers/bathroom services, pantry services, rental and utility assistant program (over the phone)
  • Food
    • Wilshire Boulevard Temple
      • 3663 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA. 90005
      • Phone: 213-388-2401
    • Silver Lake Community Church
      • 2930 Hyperion Avenue., Los Angeles, CA. 90010
      • Phone: 323-663-3151
    • Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church
      • 535 North Main Street, (cross street- Cesar Chavez)., Los Angeles, CA. 90012
      • Phone: 213-629-3101
    • Sova- Community Food and Resource Program
      • 1140 North La Brea Avenue, West Hollywood, CA. 90038
      • Phone: 818-988-7682
    • Food Net- Centro Maravilla
      • 4716 East Cesar Chavez Avenue, Los Angeles, CA. 90022
      • Phone: 323-260-2805
    • Sova – Community Food and Resource Program
      • 8846 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA. 90035
      • Phone: 818-988-7682


Service Planning Area 5: West (includes Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Culver City, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Playa del Rey, Santa Monica, and Venice.)

  • SPA 5 Area Leads:
    • St. Joseph’s Center 204 Hampton Drive, Venice, CA. 90291, Phone: 310-396-6468
  • Food
    • St. Augustine’s SAVES- Saint Augustine’s Volunteer
      • Emergency Services
      • 3820 Jasmine Avenue, Culver City, CA. 90232
      • Phone: 310-838-2702
    • St. Anne’s Church and Social Services
      • 2013 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA. 90232
      • Phone: 310-829-4411
    • WSFB – St. Joseph’s Center 
      • 204 Hampton Drive, Venice, CA. 90291
      • Phone: 310-396-6468

Service Planning Area 6: South (includes Athens, Compton, Crenshaw, Florence, Hyde Park, Lynwood, Paramount, and Watts.)

  • SPA 6 Area Lead: HOPICS (Housing Outreach Program Integrated Care System)
    • Downtown Los Angeles (323) 948-0444
    • South Los Angeles (424) 403-5800
  • Food
    • Food Net - East Rancho Dominguez
      • 15116 S. Atlantic Ave, Compton, CA 90221
      • Food Distribution: Tues- Fri 10am-4pm appointment needed.
      • Call 310-603-7401 for apt.
    • Shields for Families-Social Service Agency–Food Bank
      • 11705 Deputy Yamamoto Place
      • Lynwood, CA. 90262
      • Phone: 323-242-5000 ext. 4200
        • Food Distribution: Thursdays 10am- 2pm
    • Paramount Care Foundation
      • 8303 Alondra Boulevard, Paramount, CA. 90723
      • Phone: 562-531-6820
      • Lynwood High School
        • 4050 E Imperial Hwy, Lynwood, CA 90262
        • In the back of the campus, off of Harris St. Drive up/walk up
      • Firebaugh High School
        • 5246 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Lynwood, CA 90262
        • Front parking lot drive up/walk up
      • Cesar Chavez Middle School
        • 3898 Abbott Rd, Lynwood, CA 90262
        • Front parking lot drive up/walk up
      • Rosa Parks Elementary
        • 3900 Agnes Ave, Lynwood, CA 90262
        • Parking lot drive up/walk up
      • Helen Keller Elementary
        • 3521 Palm Ave, Lynwood, CA 90262
        • Student drop off area drive up/walk up

Healthcare/Mental Health Services & Access

  • Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health: Access Center 24/7 Helpline (800) 854-7771 (562) 651-2549 TDD/TTY.

More information available here

Domestic Violence 

  • If you are concerned about being quarantined in an unsafe home situation or need help, all DV shelter resources are generally available on: The National Domestic Violence Hotline is also available 24/7 at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or 1-800-787-3223 (TTY)

Other information:

  • Reporting Racism/Xenophobia:
    • 211 is now taking reports of racism/xenophobia related to coronavirus. If you have been the victim of or witness to an act of violence, bullying, harassment, threat, or other act motivated by hate, please fill out the Hate Incident Report Form or call 2-1-1 to file a report and be connected to support services.
  • Low Cost Auto Insurance: CA Low Cost Auto is a state-sponsored program, passed by the CA legislature and managed by the CA Department of Insurance.  The program provides affordable, low cost liability insurance to eligible California drivers whose income is 250% or below the Federal Poverty Guidelines and benefits not just low-income drivers, many middle-class households may qualify.

(For more information, click the link above or click here!)







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