Resources - Individuals/Employees

Valuable information and resources for individuals, families, workers, and employees directly impacted by COVID-19, including financial relief, mental health assistance, and personal services available for the most vulnerable in our community.

Food & meals

The County of Los Angeles is committed to feeding the most vulnerable in our communities during this pandemic, and is working with partner agencies, non-profits organizations, and volunteers to provide meals to all those in need. Visit the County’s Let’s Feed L.A. web portal for a complete listing of meals and food voucher programs available throughout the County, as well as opportunities for you or your organization to help. 

Seniors & Vulnerable Individuals

Children and Families

  • The Los Angeles County Library wants children to remain Well Fed, Well Read this summer. Children 18 years old and younger can pick up a free, nutritious lunch at participating County Library locations Tuesdays through Fridays, June 16 to August 7, 12:00 - 1:00 PM (available on a first come, first served basis)

  • The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) will continue to provide breakfast and lunch to all students under the age of 18, during the summer. (Meals will not be served on July 3, 2020.) Service is Monday through Friday, 8:00-10:00 AM, at Santa Monica High School, McKinley Elementary, and Will Rogers Learning Community in Santa Monica, and Webster Elementary School in Malibu. (Pick-up at Webster will be at the front of the school.) SMMUSD families may go to any of these schools even if not enrolled there. All students under the age of 18 will be served grab-and-go bagged meals. A parent or guardian must be present, except high school students may participate on their own. If you or your child are sick, please do not come to the school.

  • A Countywide response to hunger has been coordinated by public agencies, nonprofits, and volunteers to provide no-cost food and meals to anyone in need during the weeks and months to come. The effort includes financial help with food expenses, food and meal delivery services, connections to private sector donations, and information on how to volunteer or start up an assistance organization.  

  • Free emergency food pantry for low income families or families enrolled in Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD). Food pantry bags distributed by appointment only Virginia Avenue Park. Call 424-410-1354, Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. .
  • Food Assistance for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). If your income has been affected by recent events, and you are pregnant or have a child under 5, WIC can help provide nutritious foods and more resources. Apply at PHFEWIC.org  or text APPLY to 91997.
  • Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has 60 Grab ‘n Go Food Centers across LA providing free, nutritious meals for students. Open weekdays from 7:00-10:00 AM.
  • Meals on Wheels West delivers food and hygiene kits to seniors or people living with disabilities. To register, email clientservices@MealsonWheelsWest.org or call 310 394-5133 ext. 1.

CHILDCARE

  • MyChildCare.ca.gov provides an interactive map of nearby, qualified, licensed childcare providers in English and Spanish. Search by location, health and safety details, ages of children, capacity, and hours of care. For questions about the provider, to look up your local childcare resource and referral agency, for help accessing subsidies, or if you are a licensed childcare provider, visit CA Child Care Resource & Referral Network. For general childcare questions in English or Spanish, call 1-800-KIDS-793 (800-543-7793).

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE – INDIVIDUALS/families/WORKERS

Los Angeles County Assistance

Unemployment, Disability, and Family Care Leave

Loans

  • US Small Business Administration (SBA) loan deferment program helps borrowers still paying back SBA loans from previous disasters by automatically deferring payments through December 31, 2020. Borrowers do not have to contact SBA to request deferment.
  • Jewish Free Loan Association offers interest-free and fee-free loans that can be turned around in a matter of days to those impacted by coronavirus, for anything from everyday expenses to childcare to lost wages. (Applicants do not need to be Jewish.) 
  • Savi and Student Debt Crisis offer help to people having trouble paying their student loans because of impacts of COVID-19 on their income. 

Food Service, Restaurant, Bar Workers

Household Workers

Other Financial Resources

  • Victims of price gouging, when a business raises prices of needed products and services over 10% during a declared emergency,.should contact the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs at 800-593-8222.
  • Artists

Assistance for Immigrants / ASISTENCIA PARA INMIGRANTES

The Los Angeles County Office of Immigrant Affairs (OIA) and Department of Public  Social Services (DPSS) offer assistance to immigrants concerned about or affected by COVID-19.

La Oficina de Asuntos de Inmigrantes del Condado de Los Angeles (OIA)  y el Departamento de Servicios Sociales Públicos (DPSS, por sus millones) ofrecen asistencia a inmigrantes preocupados o afectados por COVID-19.