Table of Contents
- Employment Resources
- Food Insecurity
- Housing Insecurity
- Access to Technology
- Children & Family Resources
- Mental Health Resources
- Spiritual Health Resources
- Community Accountability
Onwardca.org New California Website for people who’ve lost their jobs, are seeking jobs, and/or need help with food, money, shelter, childcare, job training, etc. All levels of jobs.
LA County Food Distribution Apply for CalFresh or WIC, find LA County food distribution events, locate your nearest food pantry, and more.
211 LA Food Finder “211 LA has partnered with Slingshot Aerospace to create a mapping tool that makes locating food resources near you easier than ever. Add your location and filter by type of resource, then click to see detailed information about the resource and how to access it.” Filters include food pantries, programs for seniors, children, and youth, meals, and food benefit programs.
Inland Valley Hope Partners “Our Food Security Program helps some 4,000 no and low income residents of the Inland Valley access high-quality, healthy food resources each month with 5 program centers located in Pomona, Ontario, San Dimas, Claremont and South Pomona plus 2 once/month food distributions in Upland and Chino.”
Inland Valley Hope Partners Rapid Re-Housing “The Rapid Re-Housing Program quickly returns homeless families in San Bernardino County into safe and stable housing. Clients are provided short to medium-term rental assistance (up to six months) and wrap-around services.”
Inland Valley Hope Partners: Our House Family Shelter “The Our House Family Temporary Housing Program serves children and their parents, as well as single women. The program’s goal is to move families and single women from homelessness into safe, stable and affordable housing.”
COVID-19: Tenants & Landlords “What you need to know about temporary rent freezes and eviction moratoriums.”
Housing is Key Applications for rental assistance and mortgage relief, as well as resources for eviction protection, through the California Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency (BCSH)
Stay Housed L.A. County “Stay Housed L.A. County is a partnership between the County of Los Angeles and local community and legal services providers. Together, we provide the residents of Los Angeles County, from Lancaster to Long Beach, with information and resources to keep people in their homes.”
Inner City Law Center: Lawyers Preventing and Ending Homelessness Project “Inner City Law Center does whatever it takes to help homeless and precariously housed clients overcome barriers to stable housing. We provide legal advocacy for a wide range of issues, including clearing unpaid tickets, expunging criminal records, defending unlawful evictions, appealing the denial of public benefits, addressing consumer finance issues, adjusting immigration status, obtaining important documents, certifying pets as emotional support animals, and lots more. If our clients need assistance that we cannot provide, we find someone else who can help.”
Access to Technology
California LifeLine Program “California LifeLine provides discounted home phone and cell phone services to qualified families/households.”
Affordable Connectivity Program “The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) helps low-income households pay for broadband service and internet connected devices.”
human I-T “At Human-I-T, we create equitable access to opportunity by providing devices, internet access, digital skills training, and tech support for communities left on the wrong side of the digital divide—while at the same time, empowering businesses and organizations to do good by diverting technology from landfills to protect our planet.”
VaccinateLACounty.com Current information on the tier system, vaccine distribution efforts, and how to make an appointment to be vaccinated.
Vacuna del COVID-19 en Los Ángeles.
myturn.ca.gov A statewide resource site for finding and scheduling vaccine appointments for individuals and families based on zipcode, arranging transportation to vaccine sites, and managing/rescheduling appointments.
Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record “Welcome to the Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record portal. Just enter a few details below to get a link to a QR code and digital copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record.”
LA Public Health: Preventing the Spread/Reducing Risk “The COVID-19 virus continues to spread in LA County. The following information is to help people understand who is most at risk of getting infected and sick, which situations are riskier, and what steps they can take to stay safe and slow the spread of COVID-19.”
Covered California Covered California is offering a Special Enrollment Period for all who are without healthcare coverage at this time.
COVID-19 Funeral Assistance “Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA will provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.”
Children & Family Resources
Children’s Defense Fund COVID-19 Resource Hub Includes resources related to obtaining healthcare coverage, education, the specific needs of immigrants families and those in the child welfare system, and more.
Child Study Center – Scholastic Collaborative A collection of resources for the emotional and mental health of both parents and children, including First Aid for Feelings (also available in Español and Français), a Family Help Desk, and guidance for how to talk to children of a variety of ages about COVID-19, all from the Child Study Center – Scholastic Collaborative at the Yale School of Medicine.
Programming from the Public Broadcasting System:
Mental Health Resources
Feeling Worried/Angry/Confused? Try these actions in order to come to place of increased calm.
IF THIS IS A LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCY, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY!
If you feel too much stress inside, you can try the following to help come back to your Resilient Zone. Some will work better for you than others. So use the one(s) that fit the best for you.
- Drink a glass of water or juice.
- If you are outside, touch the surface of something in nature…grass, a tree, water…whatever is in the environment.
- Look around the space where you are – inside or outside – paying attention to anything that catches your attention.
- Name six colors you see in the space that you are in – outside or inside.
- Count backwards from 20 as you walk around the room.
- If you’re inside, notice the furniture and touch the surface – noticing if it is hard, soft, rough, cold, warm, etc…
- Notice the temperature of the space – is it cold, warm, hot, just right?
- Notice the sounds within the space – inside or outside.
- If you’re outside or inside, walk and pay attention to the movement in your arms and legs and how your feet are making contact with the ground.
- Push your hands against the wall or door slowly and notice your muscles pushing. Or push your back against a surface (wall, tree, etc.) and notice your back and legs making contact with the surface.
If you are still distressed or if you are feeling suicidal or not like yourself and need to speak with someone, you can call 1-800-273-8255 – the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline/Veterans Crisis Line. You can also text the Crisis Text Line at 741741 from anywhere in the U.S. For More see: http://www.ichillapp.com/
LA County Resources
LA County Department of Mental Health A compilation of mental health resources specifically with regard to COVID-19
Tri-City Mental Health Resources and support for people in the La Verne, Claremont, and Pomona areas
Open Path Psychotherapy Collective “In partnership with licensed mental health clinicians in private practice throughout the fifty states, Open Path Psychotherapy Collective provides middle and lower-income level individuals, couples, families, and children with access to affordable psychotherapy and mental health education services.”
Talkspace “Talkspace is therapy for all. Online therapy lets you connect with a licensed therapist from the privacy of your device — at a significantly lower cost than traditional, in-person therapy.”
Trevor Project LGBTQ youth can access support by phone call 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678679
Trans Lifeline “877-565-8860; Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline and microgrants 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community.”
National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network Practitioner Directory “Our directory is an interactive digital resource that helps QTPoC locate QTPoC mental health practitioners across the country. It includes a Google map as well as a Featured Practitioners page which is organized regionally to assist people in identifying a practitioner to work with. To date, we have 145+ psychotherapists in the directory, and we are continuing outreach efforts to increase the number of practitioners in under-resourced regions, especially the southeast and midwest.”
National Alliance on Mental Illness: Black/African American Mental Health A compilation of mental health resources specifically for Black/African American adults.
Inclusive Therapists “We are a mental health community that commits to and practices: Advancing justice & equity for all intersectional identities; culturally affirming & responsive client care; centering the needs of marginalized, underserved populations; celebrating all identities and abilities in all bodies; decolonizing & destigmatizing mental healthcare; dismantling systemic oppression & white supremacy in mental healthcare.”
Therapy for Black Girls “Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls”; includes a therapist directory.
Asian Mental Health Collective “The Asian Mental Health Collective aspires to make mental health easily available, approachable, and accessible to Asian communities worldwide”; includes a therapist directory.
Therapy for Latinx “For years mental health has been stigmatized in our community and sometimes going to therapy with someone who didn’t understand our culture left us feeling even worse than when we started. Think of this website as a Yelp for therapists that look and talk like you. They might have even grown up in your neighborhood or shopping at your local bodega.”
California Peer-Run Warm Line “The Peer-Run Warm Line–which began operation in 2014–is a non-emergency resource for anyone in California seeking mental and emotional support. We provide assistance via phone and web chat on a nondiscriminatory basis to anyone in need. Some concerns callers share are challenges with interpersonal relationships, anxiety, pain, depression, finances, alcohol/drug use, etc.”
Call 855-845-7415 to be connected.
CalHOPE Warm Line “The CalHOPE warm line connects callers to other people who have persevered through struggles with stress, anxiety, depression–emotions triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The peer counselors listen with compassion, provide non-judgmental support and guide you to additional resources that can give hope and help them cope.”
Call 833-317-4673 to be connected.
Friendship Line “Institute on Aging’s 24-hour toll-free Friendship Line is the only accredited crisis line in the country for people aged 60 years and older, and adults living with disabilities…Our trained volunteers specialize in offering a caring ear and having a friendly conversation with depressed older adults.”
Call 800-971-0016 to be connected.
Teen Line “When you call or text Teen Line, another teen will be there to listen, understand, and answer your questions. Many of our callers are talking to someone about what they’re going through for the first time. Our teen listeners are aware of that and try to make you as comfortable as possible.”
Call 800-852-8336 nightly (6p-10p PST) OR text TEEN to 839863 (6p-9p PST).
Spiritual Health Resources
MindfulUSC “The Mindful USC app is free, unlike all other meditation apps, and is also tailored to you and your USC experience and focuses on building a supporting community rather than isolating you on another mobile app and getting you to pay a monthly subscription.”
The Virtual Hope Box: “The Virtual Hope Box (VHB) is a smartphone application designed for use by patients and their behavioral health providers as an accessory to treatment. The VHB contains simple tools to help patients with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking. Patients and providers can work together to personalize the VHB content on the patient’s own smartphone according to the patient’s specific needs.”
Ritual “Ritual collaborates with renowned scientific, spiritual and cultural leaders to build their wisdom into guided-audio experiences. Practice journaling with Alex Elle; pray the Examen with James Martin; deepen your sense of spiritual connection with Barbara Brown Taylor; explore deeper meaning at work and in life with Parker Palmer – and much more, all on one platform.”