LOS ANGELES COUNTY RESOURCES

Find the help you need during COVID-19

The past year has been difficult for everyone. LA County is here to support you and your family with assistance and resources that will help during this time.

Many of the resources are free, private and available regardless of employment, immigration or insurance status.

Do you need help finding a doctor who speaks your language? Call LA County Health Services at 844-804-0055 or Click here.

1. FOOD ASSISTANCE

If you need free meals or other help, you have options

LA County has secured additional resources available to help you and your family as we fight COVID-19 together.

Apply for food assistance:

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Food Finder

LA County has many grocery and food pantries across the county for anyone who needs it. Use the 211 LA Food Finder below to find the nearest food resource to you!

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CalFresh Benefits

If you need help putting food on the table during the pandemic, help is available. Apply for CalFresh benefits in less than 10 minutes.

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WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Benefits:

For families affected by COVID-19, WIC is available for those who qualify to provide resources to keep your family safe. Find out if you qualify.

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2. HOUSING & RENT PROTECTIONS

Know your housing rights

Making payments on a home or paying rent for an apartment may be difficult during COVID-19, but LA County residents are protected as we face these hard times. Learn about the stops on evictions, rent caps and legal help that are here to keep you safe.

Learn more about housing and rent protections:

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Eviction Stop

You cannot be evicted if you can’t pay your rent due to COVID-19. There is a temporary stop on COVID-19 related evictions throughout LA County until January 31st.

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Rent Stabilization

Currently there is a rent stabilization order in place throughout LA County to ensure renters do not get taken advantage of through rent increases and evictions.

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StayHoused LA

There are multiple tenants’ rights groups available to protect you, and help you fight for your rights as a renter or homeowner.

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3. SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT

There are resources for your small business

If you’re a small business owner in LA County, free supplies and financial assistance are available to you. We know the pandemic is a challenging time to be operating a small business, and knowing where to turn can make all the difference.

Get small business support:

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Free Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

It’s important to protect yourself and your employees at your small business. We understand this is expensive, so LA’s Disaster Help Center is working to ensure you’ll have access to these resources and stay compliant during the pandemic.

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COVID-19 Recovery Fund

This regional fund offers loans and grants to everyone from micro-entrepreneurs, small businesses and nonprofits that have been affected by the pandemic.

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Business Operations Support

To begin safely reopening your business, it’s important to learn about the safety precautions you need to take for your workers and customers. The COVID-19 retailer toolkit includes protocols to help you stay compliant with new and changing safety regulations.

Get the Retailer Toolkit

4. LEGAL SUPPORT FOR IMMIGRANTS

Know your rights as an immigrant

It’s important to know your rights and find affordable legal support, regardless of immigration status. Whether you need legal resources, citizenship services or other immigration related help, LA County is here for you and your family and ready to talk in your preferred language.

Learn more about rights and protections for immigrants:

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Self-Help Legal Access Centers

Get information and resources to represent yourself in court without an attorney.

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Non-Profit Support

Access low-cost immigration representation from these organizations.

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Health Resources

Learn about no-cost health care, regardless of your immigration status.

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5. MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Get the help you need

The pandemic has been hard for all of us. LA County can help with making sure we take care of ourselves and our mental health. Whether you need help, have extreme high and low feelings, are having trouble functioning at school, work or at home, or think about hurting yourself or others, or concerns about drug use, you can find the help you need.

If you need help right away, call LACDMH’s helpline:

(800) 854–7771

Immediate Help

If you need help right away, call LACDMH’s helpline at (800) 854-7771 or text 741741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

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Where to start

One of the hardest and most important steps may be just starting the conversation. You do not have to be an expert or have the answers.

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General Information

For general information on the Department of Health Services mental health resources, call (800) 854-7771.

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