Coronavirus Resources

In an effort to support our communities and clients during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we have created this page to collect links to resources available to community members. We will update this page on an ongoing basis for as long as this crisis continues, so we encourage visitors to check back often to view more resources as they are added.

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Children and Youth

Food

  • The County of Los Angeles has opened a webpage listing food resources throughout Los Angeles County, including meal distribution sites and food pantry locations. View Full Details
  • CalFresh is California's food stamps (SNAP) program. Apply to get up to $194 a month for grocery purchases per household member on an EBT card. View Full Details
  • From June 15 through August 14, the City of Pico Rivera will host a Grab and Go meal program for children ages 18 and under at Pico Park, Smith Park, Rivera Park, and Rio Hondo Park. Meal distribution will take place between 12:30pm and 2:30pm. View Full Details
  • LAUSD is opening 60 sites providing two grab-and-go meals for students and families beginning on Wednesday, March 18th. View Full Details
  • Starting Monday, March 16, 2020, the city of Lynwood is offering supper meals for kids ages 1-18. View Full Details
  • The YMCA has established a Grab and Go breakfast and lunch program for those in anyone in need at 11 of their sites. View Full Details
  • The City of Bell Gardens is providing free grab-and-go meals for children and youth ages 1-18. People of all abilities are welcome. View Full Details
  • The City of Long Beach will provide free meals for children and youth from June 15th through August 21st. Meals will be served Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 34 sites across Long Beach. View Full Details
  • The L.A. County Department of Parks and Recreation is offering free "grab and go" lunches and snacks for children and youth ages 18 and under until August 7th at 49 locations. View Full Details

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Education

  • The City of Maywood is hosting a back-to-school supplies giveaway on August 6. Event is only for Maywood residents and first-come, first-served. Participants must provide proof of residence in Maywood. View Full Details
  • Helpline Youth Counseling, Inc. is hosting a free backpack giveaway on Friday, August 7 and Saturday, August 8. Giveaway will be on a first-come, first-serve basis and pre-registration is required. View Full Details
  • Charter Communications will provide free access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi for 60 Days for new K-12 and college student households. View Full Details
  • 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. View Full Details
  • MIND Research Institute is offering no-cost access to a free math instructional program for students in grades K-8. View Full Details
  • Scholastic is offering free online learning experiences for kids of all ages. View Full Details
  • LA County Library is offering a temporary digital library card that provides access to all of the Library’s digital offerings, including eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies, TV, homework help, online classes, and more. View Full Details

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Child Care and Support

  • Pathways LA offers eligible parents the opportunity to receive child care services via a child care provider of their choice, which Pathways LA is then responsible to process payment for. Parents are able to apply online through their website at www.pathwaysla.org or by phone at 213-427-2710.

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Adults

Housing

  • 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. View Full Details

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Employment

  • Paid family leave is available for those who stay home because they need to take care of someone who has contracted the virus (Covid-19) or who has been quarantined (must be certified by a medical professional). View Full Details
  • Disability benefits/paid sick leave are available for those who have actually contracted the virus themselves or who have been exposed to it and are quarantined (must be certified by a medical professional in the case of Disability Benefits). View Full Details
  • Unemployment benefits are available to those whose hours have been reduced or who have lost their job due to coronavirus measures (and it also applies to those who choose to stay home due to underlying health issues making them more vulnerable). The Governor has waived the one-week wait time, and the person may not be required to be actively looking for work (as is usually required). View Full Details
  • The L.A. Opportunity Youth Collaborative has created a factsheet to help the public access unemployment insurance. View Full Details

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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 domesticshelters.org. The National Domestic Violence Hotline is also available 24/7 at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or 1-800-787-3223 (TTY).

  • Sojourn Domestic Violence Services: A shelter on the Westside of LA. While support groups are not available at this time, their hotline is always open 24/7 for safety planning and peer counseling. Their hotline number is 310-264-6644. View Full Details

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Health Care

  • The Los Angeles County Office of Immigrant Affairs is hosting a web page with various resources regarding medical testing and treatment for coronavirus, regardless of immigrant status. View Full Details

  • Free COVID-19 testing is available at State Testing Sites throughout Los Angeles County for people who are symptomatic or who are asymptomatic and meet certain requirements. View Full Details

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Mental Health

  • The L.A. County Department of Mental Health has a 24/7 hotline that gives people access to mental health services in L.A. County, including information and referrals, screening, assessment, and crisis counseling. View Full Details

  • The National Alliance Against Mental Alliance (NAMI) has a hotline that provides free nationwide peer-support service, including information, resource referrals, and support to people living with mental health conditions, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers, and the public. View Full Details

  • Headspace, which provides guided exercises and videos to help you become healthier and happier, is offering free access to its app throughout 2020 for Los Angeles County residents. View Full Details

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Seniors

Food

  • The Los Angeles Workforce Development, Aging, and Community Services will be distributing food at various sites across the county. View Full Details.
  • The Great Plates Delivered Program from Workforce Development, Aging, and Community Services offers three home-delivered meals per day to qualifying older adults in LA County who are unable to leave their home due to COVID-19. View Full Details.

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Other

Utilities

  • SoCalGas is offering several assistance programs for eligible individuals, including a 20% discount on your natural gas bill if you qualify. View Full Details
  • EveryoneOn helps low-income individuals and families with K-12 students find low-cost internet and affordable computers in their area. View Full Details
  • Southern California Edison has temporarily suspended service disconnections for nonpayment and late fees for all residential and commercial customers. View Full Details
  • Charter Communications is offering two months of free internet and wi-fi services for K-12 and college students affected by the current school closures in households not already subscribed to Spectrum Internet. View Full Details

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Contact Us

Human Services Association (HSA) is a private nonprofit agency whose principal mission is to provide families with compassionate and comprehensive care to promote wellness and build strong communities.

HSA Headquarters
Address: 6800 Florence Ave. Bell Gardens, CA 90201
Tel: (562) 806-5400
Fax: (562) 806-5394
For program-specific locations please click here or go to www.hsala.org/locations