Health & Wellness

Virtual Recreation Center

Services are available to support individuals and families coping with the effects and consequences related to COVID-19.

Wellness Activities

The City’s Virtual Recreation Center features programs, activities and classes designed to help residents stay active, engaged, and entertained during the Stay at Home Order issued by Governor Newsom. Have a great idea or resource to share? Please e-mail Kristin Riesgo at kriesgo@malibucity.org.

Many organizations are lifting limits to online services and/or adding premium features to what is free. Please note that the City does not endorse, collect payment on behalf of or receive funds to advertise any of the third-party sites or services listed or referenced on this page. 

  • NPR Music is compiling a list of live audio and video streams from around the world. This list will be updated daily, until no longer needed.
  • National Wildlife Federation’s Ranger Rick is providing free kids resources through June 30. Find activities and craft ideas.  
  • Google Arts & Culture lets you take virtual tours of museums all over the world, including LACMA and The Getty
  • The Metropolitan Opera is offering free live audio streams. All performances are subject to change. Please note broadcasts will begin 5 minutes ahead of curtain with additional broadcast commentary.
  • County of LA offers free online resources for young children: Decrease boredom and prevent the loss of preschool skills with these resources and activities. 
  • Work  on professional development: Teachers and other education professionals may take LA County Office of Education’s free online professional development courses.
  • Get creative and make some art: Visit Create at Home for free and fun resources to  engage your family members with the arts at home.

ACCESS HOTLINE

Call the Los Angeles County Dept of Mental Health’s ACCESS hotline at 800-854-7771 for assistance available 24 hours/day, seven days/week. ACCESS is the primary entry point for mental health services, including mental health screening and assessment, referral to a service provider, and crisis counseling. 

LA COUNTY CRISIS TEXT LINE

Text LA to 741741 to be connected with a trained crisis counselor who can provide free crisis support via text message. 

More details about ACCESS and the Crisis Text Line at DMH.LACounty.gov/Get-Help-Now.Create at Home

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

During this time of social distancing and quarantine, there are many additional risks for survivors of domestic violence. Now is the time for those who feel they may be at risk of harm to be sure they prepare a Safety Plan for themselves and their family. If you or someone you know is experiencing or in danger of domestic violence, the County offers many resources to help. Call the Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-978-3600 or visit PublicHealth.LACounty.gov/DVcouncil

Managing Information 

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are providing resources for individuals to absorb and manage the tremendous amount of information available about COVID-19.

  • Coping with Stress – The CDC has recommendations for what you can do to support yourself by managing your anxiety and stress.
  • Combating Disinformation and Rumors - FEMA created a Rumor Control webpage to help the American public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to COVID- 19.
  • How to Help - FEMA has information on how both the public and private sector can help during the crisis..