Food Assistance

Organization Program Description Contacts
211 LA Food finder A tool to help navigate different food supports and programs foodfinder.211la.org
County of Los Angeles Map of Student Meals Distribution Sites The map provides detailed information about active Student Meal Distribution Sites throughout the County of Los Angeles https://lacounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/97c60acb25ab424f9abd3c5dba955705
LA County Food resources guide This portal connects those in need to meal and voucher programs https://covid19.lacounty.gov/food/
LA County Department of Public Social Services CalFresh The CalFresh Program (formerly known as Food Stamps) helps low-income households increase their food-buying power to meet their nutritional needs https://dpss.lacounty.gov/en/food/calfresh.html
LA County Department of Public Social Services CalFresh/Restaurant Meals Restaurant Meals is a CalFresh program that allows you to use your Golden State Advantage (EBT) card to purchase prepared meals from participating restaurants https://dpss.lacounty.gov/en/food/meals.html
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank Food pantry locator https://www.lafoodbank.org/find-food/pantry-locator/
United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) 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 https://www.phfewic.org/how-wic-works/apply-for-wic/
Los Angeles Unified School District Grab & Go Food Centers Los Angeles Unified continues to provide nutritious meals to students and community members who need them while students are learning in virtual classrooms https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/16904
Jewish Family Service SOVA Community Food and Resource Program Much more than a food pantry, JFS SOVA provides free groceries and an array of supportive services to over 9,000 individuals of all ages https://www.jfsla.org/SOVA
Jewish Family Service Home-delivered meals Provides food and home-delivered kosher meals for low-income Jewish seniors (323) 937-5852
Tomchei Shabbos Touch of Kindness Kosher groceries to low-income Jewish families across Los Angeles https://tomcheishabbos.org/programs/
Workforce Development, Aging and Community Service Meal Services for Older Adults and Families Packaged/frozen meals for older adults at select congregate meal sites and home delivery servic (800) 510-2020

Financial assistance

Organization Program Description Contacts
Employment Development Department Unemployment benefits Use Benefit Programs Online to access the Employment Development Department’s online benefit services https://edd.ca.gov/Benefit_Programs_Online.htm
City of LA Resource Guide for Immigrants during COVID-19 crisis https://corona-virus.la/city-la-resource-guide-immigrants-during-covid-19-crisis
Jewish Free Loan Association Emergency Loan Program No-interest emergency loans for people of all faiths in Los Angeles, for Housing, Childcare, Remote Learning Needs, and Emergencies https://www.jfla.org/for-borrowers/types-of-loans/housing-emergency-or-general-loans/
The Jewish Federation Max Factor Family Foundation Financial Assistance Network The COVID-19 Emergency Fund provides quick assistance in the form of grocery or pharmacy store cards and payment of small bills (877) 274-4537
MAPS Charities MAPS Charities assists disadvantaged seniors and their families in Los Angeles County with funds for short-term solutions. https://mapscharities.org/

Assistance for small businesses

Organization Program Description Contacts
LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund Loan Program The LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund will deploy flexible loans to micro-entrepreneurs, small businesses, and non-profits across LA County https://www.lacovidfund.org/loans
LA City Economic and Workforce Development Department Small Business Loan Program Provides financing to viable small businesses that private lenders cannot accommodate https://ewddlacity.com/index.php/small-business-loans
The City and County of LA LA CARES Corps Provides small businesses with the help they need to apply for federal loans under the CARES Act https://ewddlacity.com/index.php/lacarescorps
US Small Business Administration Coronavirus relief options under the CARES Act In addition to traditional SBA funding programs, the CARES Act established several new temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options
LA County Disaster Help Center One-stop online resource for business owner affected by COVID-19 https://lacountyhelpcenter.org/for-business-owners/
Small Business Development Center COVID-19 Resource guide for business owners A practical and effective resource for small business owners to stay informed, plan, and respond to the impact of COVID-19 https://smallbizla.org/covid19/

Employment assistance

Organization Program Description Contacts
City of LA Economic and Workforce Development Department Angelenos have many resources for those who are faced with job loss or struggling to keep their businesses operational https://ewddlacity.com/index.php/ewdd-covid19
CalState LA Job Resources Portal Incorporate aggregators, executive and staffing agencies, professional associations, company career pages, and on-campus resources to identify all potential opportunities http://www.calstatela.edu/business/placement/job-search-resources
City of LA LA Jobs Portal For those whose jobs have been impacted by COVID-19, this website enables unemployed or underemployed Angelenos to find and apply to job opportunities across all industries so they can start working right NOW https://jobs.lajobsportal.org
JVS SoCal Job search and career services, training programs, and workforce development jvs-socal.org

Legal assistance

Organization Program Description Contacts
Bet Tzedek Legal Services Eviction protection, employment rights, economic impact payment info, and other free civil law services https://www.bettzedek.org/
Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department Landlord/Tenant Hotline Hotline designed to answer all landlord-tenant related inquiries and issues, particularly during this COVID-19 pandemic 1 (866) 557-7368
Legal Aid Foundation LA Represents Nonprofit law firm that protects and advances the unemployment and vulnerable tenant rights Lafla.org
(800) 399-4529
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County LA Represents Legal assistance with unemployment insurance applications and appeals; tenant protection https://www.nlsla.org
(800) 433-6251
Community Legal Aid SoCal LA Represents Unemployment benefits assistance; landlord-tenant questions https://www.communitylegalsocal.org/
(800) 834-5001
Public Counsel LA Represents Nation's largest not-for-profit law firm specializing in delivering pro bono legal services http://www.publiccounsel.org/
(213) 385-2977
Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice LA Represents Free legal services for low-income survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault https://www.laclj.org/
(323) 980-3500

Mental Health Services

Organization Description Contacts
Counseling Services at Jewish Family Service Professional therapists provide counseling and mental health intervention for children, teens, adults, survivors of violence, couples, and families (877) 275-4537
LA County Department of Mental Health You can call 1-800-854-7771, or if you prefer texting with someone, use the crisis text line and initiate a conversation with trained counselors by texting “home” to 741741 (800) 854-7771
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress 800-273-TALK (8255)
California Youth Crisis Line 24/7 crisis support for youth ages 12-24 Call or text 800-843-5200
California Peer-Run Warm Line Non-emergency resource for anyone in California seeking emotional support (855) 845-7415
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services Free mental health, substance use disorder, and suicide prevention services (888) 807-7250