If your workplace has reduced hours or shut down:
CA Employment Development Dept: If your hours have been reduced or your employer has shut down operations because of the coronavirus, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits that range from $40 to $450 per week. You can file a claim with California’s Employment Development Department. Go to this page to learn more about filing a claim.
Starting April 28, self-employed and independent contractors will be able to file for unemployment in California. Find out more here!
The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced that distribution of economic impact payments are underway in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some seniors and others who typically do not file returns will need to submit a simple tax return to receive the stimulus payment. To learn more, click here.
Max Factor Fund is available to anyone in need due to job loss or other issues. Here’s the info:
The Jewish Federation’s Community Call Line will continue Monday-Thursday from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM and Fridays from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. If you or someone you know needs access to social services including financial assistance via our Max Factor Family Foundation Financial Assistance Network, please call our Community Call Line at (323) 761-8305.
NO RENT and OAG both have available letter templates for tenants who are unable to pay their rent due to COVID-19 related reasons.
Jewish Free Loan Association has a wealth of resources. Student, Emergency, and Small Business Loans are available to apply for. In addition, they have their own Resource Guide that has information on available food for all ages, education and food resources for youth (0-17), housing assistance for adults (18-64), senior food programs (65+), and other information focused on paid family leave, employment, disability benefits, unemployment benefits, workers compensations, and tax assistance.
Non-Profit Loans & More – This webpage can be used to apply for small business and non-profit loans. Details about how to qualify and what is available can be found within
Computer and Internet access:
Free or low cost internet/phone: Comcast, Charter. both AT&T and Verizon have also pledged to waive any late fee payments for customers affected by the outbreak.
LAUSD is issuing free Chromebooks to students who need a computer.
The Dream Center provides free meals for LAUSD students everyday from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm! They are located at 2301 Bellevue Ave. Los Angeles 90026 and you can learn more here
LAUSD has 60 sites providing two grab-and-go meals for students and families. For more information and other resources, click here
The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has food pantries available all over the county, to find your local food pantry, click here
CSUINC is continuing to support and serve South Central with local beyond organic fresh produce and organic groceries during the COVID-19 crisis.
Food Pantries.org has a list of food pantries but also has information on food closets, food banks, soup kitchens, congregate meal locations, food boxes, vouchers, etc. Additional food assistance locations can be found here.
Everytable is a meal service that prides itself on making sure everyone, everywhere has access to healthy, fresh food at affordable prices. Stores are located in the greater Los Angeles area.
Mental Health Resources:
OHEL Children and Family Services offers weekly support groups, webinars & fun.
UnitedHealth Group support help line for anyone experiencing anxiety or stress around COVID-19. Call 1 (866) 342-6892. Open to all and available 24/7. More info at UnitedHealth Group COVID 19 Support
California Youth Crisis Line: 1-800-843-5200 (call or text)
The Relational Center is currently conducting online support for FREE at https://www.relationalcenter.org/onlinesupport/
Project Return Peer Support Network: Non crisis support line 1-888-448-9777. More information at http://prpsn.org/services/warm-line/
Department of Mental Health (DMH) Hotline: The DMH hotline can connect families who have Medi-Cal to a mental health professional. Call 800-854-7771 or text “LA” to 741741
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Warmline is designed to aid people who are having difficulty coping with the stresses and crises which arise in daily living or who are concerned about particular personal or interpersonal problems. All calls are handled confidentially, and referrals are available for additional or ongoing services if needed.
Service and Intake: 1 (855) 952-9276
Administrative: 1 (714) 544-8488
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 10:00pm to 6:00am, including holidays
LADWP (Los Angeles Dept. of Water & Power) is offering payment plan and suspending utility shut off for March
“To help our customers get through any financial hardships that may occur as a result of Coronavirus/COVID-19, we offer generous extended payment plans. Any impacted customer can request a payment plan online at www.ladwp.com or can make arrangements by calling customer care at 1-800-DIAL-DWP (1-800-342-5397). We have also deferred disconnections for non-payment through the remainder of March at this time”
SCE (Southern California Edison) support to customers, communities and employees
SCE encourages customers who are having trouble paying their bills to contact the SCE Customer Contact Center to discuss payment extensions or arrangements. SCE also has savings programs for income-qualified customers and follows requirements for customer protections from the California Public Utilities Commission. Details on these programs are available at sce.com/billhelp or by calling 1-800-950-2356.
SocalGas Support & Response
We are committed to helping customers experiencing hardships, including from the Coronavirus. If in need of assistance, we encourage customers to call us at 1800-427-2200. If you’re experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19, we are supporting our residential and small business customers by doing the following:
Residential Customers– Service Disconnects for our customers who are having a hard time paying their bills are temporarily suspended EVEN IF you receive an automated 48 hour shut off notice. Offering assistance with paying your bill.
Small Business Customers: Waiving late payment fee.
Elderly Meal Program Map, click here
ALL Super A Markets and Superior Grocers will open one hour early to allow Seniors 65 years and up to exclusively shop during the hours of 7:00am- 8:00am before the store opens to the general public.
St. Vincent Meals on Wheels offers free Meals delivered to the elderly and homebound.
WDACS is providing fresh and frozen home-delivered meals for seniors in LA County.
JVS has jobs available to people out of work click here to learn more.
One-stop resource for the people of California impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic: https://onwardca.org/
Children’s Institute is a great resource for children and families during this pandemic. There is a collection of available food resources including free meals for children. Elderly, Immigrant and Undocumented, Educational, and Financial resources are also highlighted here.
LAUSD Hotline – (213) 443-1300. Now, when families call the hotline with a need for SHHS (Student Health and Human Services)-related services (e.g., housing/emergency shelter, mental or physical health support), the hotline operator takes down the person’s contact information and submits it to School Mental Health and Healthy Start staff, who provide direct support and/or link the family with one of our community partners.
LAPL has a resource page with guides for those experiencing homelessness, handwashing station locations, shelters, social services, food accessibility, and consumer protection for those experiencing price gouging or other fraudulent activities related to COVID-19.
Free Arts has resource assistance for food, housing, technology, mental health, education, employment, pay assistance, utility assistance, and general assistance including virtual AA meetings.
EOP DREAM Center at CSU Northridge has created a document specifically for the undocumented and immigrant community in Los Angeles.
WIC-People who have been economically affected by the COVID-19 crisis and are pregnant, postpartum or have a child under five years old can apply for WIC services by texting APPLY to 91997, calling WIC at 888-942-2229, or online.
Social Justice Learning Institute has a virtual intake form that allows you to describe your areas of need. Once submitted, a member of the SJLI team will connect with you for relief support and/or guidance.
Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles has a number of programs and services dedicated to the following: Older Adult Services, Food & Hunger, Counseling, Intimate Partner Violence Services, Services for People with Disabilities, Child & Family Services, and Jewish Life. The JFS Central Access hotline is 877-275-4537
The JQ Helpline provides inclusive support and resources for LGBTQ+ Jewish, their families, and allies. The JQ Helpline is available to community members in need. If you or someone close to you needs support, call 855-574-4577 or email Helpline@JQInternational.org