- The stressors of significant life changes involving work, finances, school, and social distancing can manifest or amplify anxiety, depression, addiction, and thoughts of suicide. Visit the Archdiocese of Los Angeles resource page and Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health for additional resources.
Call 1-800-273-TALK (24 hours)
For mental health help:
Call 1-800-854-7771 (24 hours)
Department of Mental Health
For addiction and substance abuse help:
Call 1-800-662-HELP (24 hours)
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
Crisis Text Line (TOMS Giving Partner):
Anyone feeling anxious or isolated can text the word TOMS to 741741 to be connected with a trained Crisis Counselor and access support.
The LA County site has resources in multiple languages on a variety of topics dealing with stress and anxiety around COVID-19 for individuals, families and children, and peer support.
- Even if you are undocumented and/or don’t have insurance, you can get necessary testing and treatment for COVID-19 through Medi-Cal emergency services, even at a local clinic. Medi-Cal care for COVID-19 related testing or treatment does not count under the public charge rule because it is the treatment of an emergency medical condition.
- Get testing and treatment in Los Angeles
- Testing in Santa Barbara or call 833-688-5551
- Ventura county
- My Health LA or call 844-744-6452
- The Office of Life, Justice and Peace of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, in partnership with St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Knights of Columbus has launched Hearts to Serve, a hotline in support to all of those in need, especially the elderly, homebound, and pregnant women. Those in need of food or supplies can call the hotline at 855-423-6780 from 8:00am to 6:00pm daily. A Catholic community of volunteers will be ready to help with essential needs. The services that will be provided include: grocery or medicine delivery to homes, provision of food and other necessities from local food pantries to those that might not be able to afford it at this time, and guidance for additional questions that need larger answers.
- Additionally, this tool can help you find food banks and other types of food assistance programs in your county.
Find a food bank near you
- Los Angeles Regional Food Bank Finder
- LAUSD Food Distribution – Locations
- California: Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
- Get CalFresh
- St. Francis Center
Provides hunger relief and services for homeless and extremely low-income families and individuals in greater Los Angeles.
1835 S. Hope St. Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 747-5347 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- World Harvest Charities and Families Services
You can purchase a cart- full of food for a $40 donation.
3100 Venice Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90019 (213) 746-2227
- California issued a statewide moratorium on residential evictions for renters who cannot pay their rent because of COVID-19 related economic hardships. The moratorium went into effect on March 27 and is valid through May 31, 2020.
- L.A. County Housing Resource Center
- County of Los Angeles tenant resources
- City of Los Angeles COVID-19 Renter Protections
- Sample Letter to Landlord
- Sample Letter Spanish – carta de muestra al dueño de la propiedad
- File an eviction complaint with the City at (866) 557-7368
- The Governor of California announced disaster relief assistance for working Californians and will include financial support to non-citizens with valid work authorization impacted by COVID-19.
- Pandemic unemployment assistance (eligible for non-citizens with valid work authorization)
- Unemployment services
- Disability benefits
- Paid family leave
- Instructional videos from on how to file a claim: Spanish | English
- Small business assistance
- During this unprecedented pandemic, organizations are assisting the most vulnerable with legal advice and guidelines.
- California Immigrant Guide
- Bet Tzedek Legal Services or calling 323-939-0506
- Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles or calling 800-399-4529
- Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic or calling 213-252-7409
- Additionally, the Office of Immigration Affairs can help direct you to additional resources. For help or questions, send an email to email@example.com.