Community resources


Call 211 for access to all county resources (food, shelter, medical coverage, COVID-19 testing, etc.) ENGLISH AND SPANISH

food

Go to https://www.myschoolapps.com/ to apply for school meals

LAUSD Grab & Go Food CentersFind a location near youhttps://achieve.lausd.net/Page/16904Food Services’ Grab and Go locations offer free breakfast, lunch and supper meals to LAUSD students, parents and community members to take home. Please visit a Grab and Go location near you and take advantage of these meals. We are open from 7 am – 10 am weekdays. You can find Grab and Go locations and our menus on our website at https://achieve.lausd.net/cafela
West Valley Food Pantry5700 Rudnick AveWoodland Hills, CA 91367(818) 346-5554 https://www.westvalleyfoodpantry.org/
SOVA16439 Vanowen St, Van Nuys, CA 91406(818) 988-7682https://www.jfsla.org/location/sova-valley/
Loaves & Fishes II7309 Van Nuys BlvdVan Nuys, CA 91405(818) 997-0943
First United Methodist Church of Reseda18120 Saticoy StreetReseda, CA 91335www.resedachurch.org(818) 344-7135
Valley Food Bank12701 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite APacoima, CA 91331(818) 510-4140
Meet Each Need with Dignity (MEND)10641 N. San Fernando RdPacoima, CA 91331(818) 897-2443www.mendpoverty.org
North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry4390 Colfax AveStudio City, CA 91604Tel: (818) 760-3575www.NHIFP.org
St. Charles Service Center10834 Moorpark StNorth Hollywood, CA 91602Tel: (818) 985-7365www.scbnh.com
Hunger Action LAResource Guide in English and en Español
Pandemic EBThttps://www.cdss.ca.gov/home/pandemic-ebt
P-EBT Extension
Over the summer of 2020, P-EBT provided food benefits to eligible school aged children for the months of March, April, May, and June 2020. Recently, California was approved to provide additional P-EBT benefits to children who already received P-EBT benefits for the months of August and September 2020. This is referred to as the “P-EBT Extension.”
Children eligible for P-EBT extension benefits:
  • Previously received P-EBT benefits for the 2019-20 school year;
  • Are attending a California K-12 school for the 2020-21 school year; and
  • Are assumed to be attending school virtually or via a hybrid model of virtual and in-person instruction for the 2020-21 school year.

Under the P-EBT extension, each eligible child will receive a new P-EBT card with P-EBT benefits for the months of August and September 2020. These new P-EBT cards will be mailed directly to families in late October through late December. Eligible families do not need to apply to receive P-EBT extension benefits.
IMPORTANT: Children who are newly eligible for free or reduced-price school meals for the 2020-21 school year are not eligible for P-EBT extension benefits and will be served under the second P-EBT program described below.P-EBT Extension Frequently Asked Questions

Critical Delivery Service for dependent and older adults

Housing

Motel VouchersCall: (213) 225-6581 to request a voucher for a safe place to stayla-hop.org
The Los Angeles Tenants UnionHotline: (213) 986-8266Email: info@latenantsunion.orghttps://latenantsunion.org/en/
LA Family Housing(818) 255-2766www.lafh.org
Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority(213) 683-3333www.lahsa.org 211 LA County(800) 339-6993www.211la.org Los Angeles County Housing Resource Center(877) 428-8844www.housing.lacounty.gov
Hope of the Valley Mission Help Center6425 Tyrone AveVan Nuys, CA 91401(818) 392-0020www.hopeofthevalley,org
Safe Parking LA(213) 793-8493www.safeparkingla.orgSafe Parking programs are a safe and legal homelessness intervention to stabilize and connect to resources for people who are living in their vehicles. All program locations include access to a restroom facility and the security of a guard.
Animal Safety Net(888) 527-7722Temporary housing for pets, taking them out of harm’s way, and allowing domestic violence survivors to relocate to a shelter. The goal of Animal Safety Net™ is to reunite people with their pets once they are safely out of the domestic violence shelter.
Passageways1020 South Arroyo Parkway, Suite #100Pasadena, CA 91105(626) 403-4888https://www.hud.gov/findshelter
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)https://www.hud.gov/findshelter

EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS:
* The McKinney-Vento Act guarantees students experiencing homelessness' right to an education* Your school has a Homeless Liaison who will help connect you with resources needed for your child to succeed* You are entitled to remain at your school of origin while your housing is not permanent* School counselors can assist you with college preparedness and discuss your tuition options

COVID housing

JOBS & FINANCIAL SUPPORT

LA Jobs Portalhttps://jobs.lajobsportal.org/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.
Chrysalis13545 Van Nuys Blvd #1, Pacoima, CA 91331(818) 794-4200 www.changelives.orgJob assistance. Client Services and Direct Hire teams are providing virtual services to clients via phone, text, and email.
Friends of School Mental Healthhttps://www.fsmh.net/Apply for grants and other resources.

Emergency EBT(213) 252-3040https://hcidla.lacity.org/ For those families who live in the LA City area and meet the criteria for the poverty line of below 13K or below 26K for a family of 4, then they can apply for the P-EBT card.
Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrant families:Hotline, 9am-5pm M-F: (213) 315-2659https://www.carecen-la.org/drai?locale=en A one-time cash assistance for undocumented adults beginning on May 18.

Healthcare

COVID testinghttps://covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/
MediCal – Health Insurance Coverage(800) 300-1506You do not have to be a citizen to qualify for MediCal coveragehttps://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/medi-cal/eligibility/Pages/Medi-CalFAQs2014b.aspx?rel=outboundFAQs
My Health LAhttps://dhs.lacounty.gov/more-dhs/departments/my-health-la-mhla/My Health LA is a no-cost health care program for people who live in Los Angeles County. MHLA is free to individuals and families who do not have and cannot get health insurance, such as Full-Scope Medi-Cal.
CHAMP (Children’s Health Access & Medi–Cal Program) LAUSD333 S Beaudry Ave, 29th floor Los Angeles, CA 90017(213) 241-3850 Toll Free Helpline: (866)742-2273https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/12428#spn-content San Fernando Health Center1600 San Fernando Rd.San Fernando, CA 91340(818) 365-8086 Kids Community Dental Clinic400 W Elmwood Ave.Burbank, CA 91506(818) 841-8010
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health24/7 Access Line at (800) 854-7771 National Suicide Prevention Hotline1-800-273-8255
For community mental health agencies, please contact me for referrals.

Child WelfarE


Los Angeles County Department of Child & Family ServicesChild Protection Hotline: (800) 540-4000https://dcfs.lacounty.gov/

Domestic Violence, ASSAULT, & Trafficking

Strength UnitedSexual Assault and Domestic Violence Services(818) 886-0453https://www.csun.edu/eisner-education/strength-united
Domestic Abuse Center14402 Haynes St., Van Nuys, CA 91401(818) 904-1700http://www.domesticabusecenter.org
Sojourn310-264-6644 (24⁄7) https://www.thepeopleconcern.org/sojourn/

Motel VouchersCall: (213) 225-6581 to request a voucher for a safe place to stayla-hop.org
Children of the Night Inc14530 Sylvan St Van Nuys, CA 91411(818) 908-4474 Hotline(800) 551-1300www.childrenofthenight.orgRunaway services and shelter for youth between the ages of 11–17 years old who may have been exploited or trafficked and who are in Los Angeles County
National Domestic Violence Hotline(800) 799−7233

Legal & Immigration


IF YOU ARE BEING EVICTED, YOU HAVE RIGHTS. Please contact me at amanda.corrigan@lausd.net if you need additional assistance in understanding your tenant rights and deadlines.
LA Representshttps://corona-virus.la/LARepresentsMayor Eric Garcetti and City Attorney Mike Feuer have assembled a coalition of law firms, bar associations and attorneys who will enhance their existing pro bono commitments to legal aid organizations to provide COVID-19-related legal services, including helping vulnerable tenants, domestic violence victims and low income individuals with employment, consumer debt, and bankruptcy matters.
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County13327 Van Nuys BlvdPacoima, CA 91331(800) 433-6251www.nlsla.orgProvide housing advocacy, domestic violence services, health services, immigration services, legal services and volunteer opportunities for low-income residents in Los Angeles County who have incomes up to 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.
CHIRLA San Fernando ValleyImmigrant Assistant Hotline(888) 624-4752(213) 353-133311243 Glenoaks Blvd #9Pacoima, CA 91331Monday-Friday 9am-5pmProvides information and referrals on Immigrant Rights and Responsibilities, Immigration Law, Workers Rights, Law Enforcement, Education, Access to Public Benefits, Civic Engagement, Other Areas of Interest Legal Aid1550 W 8th StLos Angeles, CA 90017(800) 399-4529www.lafla.orgLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles is a nonprofit law firm that protects and advances the rights of the most underserved leveling the playing field and ensuring that everyone can have access to the justice system. Every year, LAFLA helps more than 80,000 people in civil legal matters by providing direct legal representation and other legal assistance for low-income people across the Greater Los Angeles region.
Free or Low Cost Community Resources for Immigrant Serviceshttps://www.calawyersforthearts.org/resources/Documents/legal%20aid%20immigration.pdf
Immigrant Affairs Office (800) 593-8222
IMMIGRATION RED CARDSIn English En Español

Learning centers

LA City Parks is offering safe, structured learning centers and after school programs from 8:00am to as late as 7:00pm. Students will be in a supervised learning space, have free internet access, recreational activities, and more. Click the link for more information.

LAUSD HOTLINES

LAUSD COVID-19 Hotline for Students and Families (213) 443-1300

-- for support with IT, devices/laptops, access to Schoology

LAUSD Student Health & Human Services Mental Health Hotline (213) 241-3840

-- Monday-Friday, 6AM to 6PM