COVID-19 Resources

TELEPHONE RESOURCES:
  • California Department of Public Health
- Phone: 833-544-2374 (Daily, 8 am - 5 pm). Hotline for questions about COVID-19, for those who need assistance finding information online or clarification of information.
  • Los Angeles County
- Phone: 211.  Central source for information and referrals for all health and human services in LA County.  Line open 24/7. [Note: for people in other counties, they get information for their county at 211.]
  • Mental Health support
- For those who are stressed, anxious, or depressed and need to talk with someone
- Call 800-854-7771   or Text LA to 741741
- (LA County Dept. of Public Health)
  • Domestic Violence Hotline
- Phone: 800-978-3600
  • Alzheimer’s Helpline
- Phone: 844-435-7259  
- To talk with someone about caregiving issues or other challenges a family member/care giver may be having.
 
 
GOVERNMENT WEBSITES:
  • Federal:Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
- https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019ncov 
  • California:   California Department of Public Health 
- Home Page: www.cdph.ca.gov
information is under Programs (the Covid-19 link is on a photo, so comes up after other information. Patience needed.  
- Options:
Alerts
Covid-19 by the Numbers
Protect Yourself
What If I’m Sick?
Getting Care  
Includes information about screening or care for those without health insurance
Protecting Others
Employment: topics include
Disability Insurance
Paid Family Leave
Unemployment Insurance claims.
More Information
 
- Phone: 833-544-2374 (Daily, 8 am - 5 pm).   Hotline for questions about COVID-19, for those who need assistance finding information online or clarification of information.
  • County of Los Angeles agencies
- Phone: 211. Central source for information ad referrals for all health and human services in LA County.  Line open 24/7. [Note: for people in other counties, they get information for their county at 211.]
- LA County Dept. of Public Health includes Mental Health.
- For those who are stressed, anxious, or depressed, and need to talk with someone - - Call 800-854-7771   or Text LA to 741741
- Supervisor Janice Hahn hahn.lacounty.gov 
  • LA City: https://coronavirus.lacity.org 
- The “Resources” listing includes
- LAUSD Meals 
- (Find location on website.)  South Bay locations include Dana, Peary, and Stephen M. White Middle Schools, Banning and Narbonne High Schools.
- Senior Meals - LA City Department of Aging
- Priority for those experiencing food insecurity, including financial hardship.
- Five frozen meals, delivered 2 times per week.  Meals can be heated in the microwaveable container.
- For sign ups 213-482-7252 (Monday through Sunday, 8 am - 5pm).
 
 
NON-GOVERNMENTAL WEBSITES:
  • Alzheimer’s Association Los Angeles
 
- Caregiving During the Coronavirus - 
Questions to consider regarding professional caregiver in the home.
Questions to consider regarding whether to bring home a loved one with dementia from a care facility.
 
- Help line: 844-435-7259 To talk with someone about caregiving issues or other challenges a family member/care giver may be having.
  • “The New Normal”
- A daily NPR Coronavirus Newsletter
- Sign up at www.npr.org
- To submit questions: goatsandsoda@npr.org
 
- Answers questions such as:
Does washing your clothes get the virus out?
How long does a Clorox wipe last?
Can your dog carry the corona virus? 
  • Food Stamps a.k.a. Cal Fresh 
- Cal Fresh is the name used for the California of the federal program known as SNAP - (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). Get Cal Fresh is a nonprofit that partners with the state to complete appllications 
- There is also a link from the California Dept. of Social Services home page.  
- For assistance by phone 877-847-3663.