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Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. (Visit the Spectrum website here)

Charter ofrecerá acceso gratuito de banda ancha y Wi-Fi de Spectrum durante 60 días a hogares con estudiantes de K-12 y / o estudiantes universitarios que aún no tienen una suscripción de banda ancha de Spectrum y en cualquier nivel de servicio de hasta 100 Mbps. Para inscribirse llame al 1-844-488-8395. Las tarifas de instalación no se aplicarán a los nuevos hogares de estudiantes.LAUSD,

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* Food for all:

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

Los Angeles Food Bank Pantry Locator

Food distribution for seniors who need food brought to their homes. Food available for students. If you need 10-10,000 meals, reach out to Everytable at (323) 458 - 6487. For more info, click here!

Adults (18-64)

    •    Housing: The Los Angeles Tenants Union is providing support around evictions. Find your local union here

        (For more information, click here!)

What employees are entitled to may be confusing. THIS CHART makes it easier to understand what resources may be available. 

Employment Issues

    •  Please visit here for BENEFITS FOR WORKERS IMPACTED BY COVID-19 and also heck out the EDD's Frequently Asked Questions
    •  For a run-down of labor laws in California, please visit here

Paid Family Leave

*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. Learn how to file a Paid Family Leave Claim HERE.

*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. Learn how to file a Disability Insurance Claim HERE.

*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 1 week wait time and the person may not be required to be actively looking for work (as is usually required). Learn how to file an Unemployment Insurance Claim HERE.

    •  SCHOOL CLOSURES: If your child’s school is closed and you have to miss work to care for them. You might qualify for Unemployment Insurance benefits. Learn how to file an Unemployment Insurance Claim HERE.

Worker’s Compensation

*Worker's comp is available for those who are unable to do their usual job because they were exposed to and contracted Covid-19 while in the regular course of their job (i.e. healthcare workers)

Tax Assistance

Directly from the Employment Development Department: “Employers experiencing a hardship as a result of COVID-19 may request up to a 60-day extension of time from the EDD to file their state payroll reports and/or deposit state payroll taxes without penalty or interest. A written request for extension must be received within 60 days from the original delinquent date of the payment or return.

For questions, employers may call the EDD Taxpayer Assistance Center.

    •   Toll-free from the U.S. or Canada: 1-888-745-3886
    •   Hearing impaired (TTY): 1-800-547-9565
    •   Outside the U.S. or Canada: 1-916-464-3502”

(For more information, click here!)

    • Food and care for homeless community
    • MEND Poverty
    • 10641 N. San Fernando Rd., Pacoima, CA 91331
    •  Phone: (818) 897-2443 or (818) 896-0246
    •  Fax: (818) 897-0128
      • Homeless care services on Tuesday mornings
      • Food distribution on Thursday and Fridays from 9 to 11 am

(For more info, click here and here!)

SOVA – Community Food and Resource Program
16439 Vanowen Street, Van Nuys, CA. 91406
Phone: 818-988-7682
House of Light Church Corporation
19359 Londelius Street, Northridge, CA. 91324
 Phone: 818-988-2931



  • Southern California Edison Responds to COVID-19 Emergency, Suspends Service Disconnections
    •    Edison International is giving $1M to community-based organizations to help SoCal communities facing economic hardship because of quarantines, illnesses or school closures, starting with $150K to support the CA Community Foundation’s COVID19 LACounty Response Fund (For more information, click here!)
    •    Verizon will help customers and small businesses disrupted by impact of coronavirus. Learn more here
  • Los Angeles Department of Water & Power still offering payment plan and suspending utility shut off for March (for now)

A Message from LADWP Regarding Power and Water Service During Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic

Mental Health

  • Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
  • Access Center 24/7 Helpline

(800) 854-7771

(562) 651-2549 TDD/TTY


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: Domestic Shelters website. 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. They are also still accepting clients into our shelters. Their hotline number is 310-264-6644.

(For more information, click here!)

Child Support Services

All Los Angeles County Child Support Services (CSS) locations are closed to the public effective Monday, March 16th until further notice.

(For more information, click here for English and click here for Spanish!)

Alcoholics Anonymous


Other Resources

  • 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!)

Toolkit to deal with anxiety/stress from impacts of virus

LAUSD School Police