During these unprecedented times we hope to find you, your families, friends, community, and professional networks in the best of health.
In an effort to continue being a resource and connector, the WGI has put together this list of resources as a one-stop-shop for information on COVID-19 resources for help, getting involved, staying healthy, and remaining informed by reliable sources.
We hope this list of government agencies, community organization links, articles, and activity ideas are helpful. As we identify more resources we will continue to add to this page.
We encourage everyone to help us share free food resources at the top of our page in an effort to reduce hunger.
Also, please share any information on cooling centers, to ensure a safe and cool place for our seniors and community members as the weather continues to warm.
Food resources & ways to help.
- County of Los Angeles Covid-19 Mapping of FOOD resources
- Give food-related offers and donations
- With other types of donation and support
- Start a food pantry: Guidelines & partnering with the L.A. Regional Foodbank
- Volunteer your time
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County of Los Angeles
- COVID-19 Mapping Applications - A great visual tracking the pandemic.
- LA County Department of Public Health (DPH) - Stay up to date with everything COVID 19 for County of LA
- LA County Department of Mental Health (DMH) With so many adjustments to our regular lives, follow DMH to learn about resources on how to reduce stress.
- LA County Department of Health Services (DHS) Stay up to date with COVID 19 County medical capacity.
- LA County Department of Social Services (DPSS) Access to various resources such as: CalFresh, CalWORKs, General Relief, Refugee Cash Assistance, Cash Assistance for Immigrants, Medi-Cal, In-Home Care
- LA County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)
- LA County Disaster Help Center- Business, Workers, Non-profits, Tenants & Landlords
- LA County Department of Department and Consumer Affairs (DCBA) DCBA is a great place to learn more about the options for businesses and workers during these times.
- DCBA is also where you can learn more about our migrant and immigrant community
- Workforce Development, Aging, Community Service (WDACS) WDACS is a great place to learn more about resources for seniors
- LA County Library Digital magazines, archives, e-books, audiobooks, movies and tv shows.
- LA County Registrar-Recorder & County Clerk
- LA County Probation
- LA County Chief Sustainability Office
- LA County Regional Planning
- LA County Parks & Recreation
- LA County Beaches & Harbors
- LA County Animal Care & Control Adopt a furry friend during Covid19
- LA County Homeless Initiative & Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority
- LA County Military & Veteran Affairs
- LA County Disaster Help Center
- LA County Treasure & Tax Collector
- LA Community Resources Guide- Covid-19
- City of Pasadena- Health Department
- City of Long Beach-Health Department
- Los Angeles County Office of Education
- Los Angeles Unified School District
- Cloth Face Coverings for Children During COVID-19- healthychildren.org
- California Department of Public Heatlh
- California State Guide for Immigrant
- California State Department of Education
- California State Department of Corrections COVID-19 Updates
- California State Department of Motor Vehicles
- California State Department of Food & Agriculture
- The Superior Court of CA – County of LA COVID-19 News and Resource Center
- Public Defender’s Office COVID-19 Page
- Center for Disease Control (CDC) website
- IRS- Economic Impact Payment Information Center
Mental Health Resources
- CA State- Managing Stress for Health
- UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center
- NAMI- National Alliance on Mental Illness-Covid19
- LA County Domestic Violence Council- Department of Public Health
- LA County Residents:1-800-978-3600 or 211
- National Domestic Violence Hotline- 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
- Child abuse:1-800-540-4000
- Elder abuse:1-877-477-3646
- Directory of women’s shelters in the LA area
- Violence Against Women Act
- COVID-19: Advice for Pregnant Women- County of Los Angeles
- MAMA’s Program- is providing services to pregnant women and those who have recently delivered during the COVID-9 crisis by offering telehealth telephonic and video visits for medical and behavioral health services, social care navigation, and nursing support. The telehealth platform lessens the face-to-face contact for these women without decreasing the number of visits they require or desire. Pregnant women in the safety net who need prenatal and immediate postpartum services can call 844-37-MAMAS for appointments and enhanced perinatal services.
- California Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
Resources for Kids
- Teen Mental Health – A Guide for Parents
- PBS Kids
- KCET at Home
- Scholastic Learn at Home
- California Surgeon General’s Playbook: Stress Relief for Caregivers and Kids during COVID-19
In the community
- California Labor Federation (CLF)- Covid19 outbreak resources & information for workers.
- Philanthropy California- Covid19 Response
- California Care Resource Center (CCRC)- Making a Routine that Works for You and Your Family!
- For virtual trainings and workshops by CCRC click here
- Friends of the Family (FOF)
- For fun virtual activities click here
- National Employment Law Project (NELP) - Worker Safety & Health During Covid19 pandemic: rights & resources.
- Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) – Covid19 Resources
In the news
- What Do Countries With The Best Coronavirus Responses Have In Common? Women Leaders- Forbes
- How the Spanish Flu Almost Upended Women's Suffrage- NY Times
- What you should know about evictions and unemployment? – wglt.org
- Keep Workers On, or Lay Them Off? Small Businesses Face Hard Choices- NY Times
- Coronavirus, Women and Hunger—An Overlooked Intersection- Ms. Magazine
- PayPal, Intuit & Square approved to offer loans to small businesses through coronavirus relief program- Tech Crunch
- COVID-19 and pregnancy: What expecting moms need to know- Children’s Minnesota
- How Dual-Career Couples Can Work Through the Coronavirus Crisis- Harvard Business Review
Activities to do at home
- Create CA- Whether you're a parent homeschooling, a student stuck at home, or just a regular person looking for a creative outlet. #CreateAtHome is for everyone
- Harry Potter at Home -K. Rowling made available a collection of activities that you can enjoy with your child with Harry Potter at Home.
- Epic Live! - is offering free, fun classes for your students to help you include at-home learning programs
- “LeVar Burton Reads”- Children’s stories will take place on Mondays at 9 AM and Young-Adult selections will be on Wednesdays at 3PM
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Self-care coping strategies:
- Get outside and absorb sunlight.
- Turn off electronics for a portion of the day.
- Set boundaries; say no.
- Create and maintain supportive networks – to reduce anxiety, depression, isolation, and create a network of support for coping via phone or online.
Strengthen your immune system
Your first line of defense is to choose a healthy lifestyle. Following general good-health guidelines is the single best step you can take toward naturally keeping your immune system strong and healthy. Every part of your body, including your immune system, functions better when protected from environmental assaults and bolstered by healthy-living strategies such as these:
- Don’t smoke
- Eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables.
- Exercise regularly and engage in mindfulness activities such as meditation.
- Stay hydrated.
- If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
- Get adequate sleep.
- Take steps to avoid infection, such as cooking meats thoroughly.