LOS ANGELES COVID-19 RESOURCES
Below are some resources for those who reside in the Los Angeles area. Please keep in mind that these resources may change over time, so it is important to try and stay as updated as possible. Remember to stay safe, wear a mask and support local businesses.
If you have any questions or other helpful links and information that could be useful to anyone during this time, please feel free to contact TheTeam@popsclubs.org.
Los Angeles Crisis Hotlines
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-8255.
The Crisis Text Line – Text START to 741-741 about any type of crisis 24/7.
Teen Mental Health Resources
- Tips to Help Teens Cope During COVID-19 – A helpful guide on promoting and maintaining positive mental health. This guide provides actionable tips to improve mental health and wellness, especially during the COVID pandemic.
- Smokefree.gov: Nicotine & Addiction – Information on nicotine and tobacco use prevention
- Breaking the Silence – A part of the Project Safe organization, (706) 765-8019 is a text line that is aimed at helping teens recognize and safely exit unhealthy relationships.
- SIOS – Self-Injury outreach and support. A non-profit outreach initiative focused on supporting those who self-injure.
Overdose Prevention and Los Angeles Addiction Support
- HarmReduction.org – Features harm reduction strategies and provides information to help people identify, respond, and prevent overdoses.
- Opioid Overdose Rescue – Outlines 3 simple steps to save a life in the event of an opioid overdose. Includes helpful reference videos.
- The Summit Wellness Group – This guide covers signs and symptoms of overdoses to 8 of the most commonly abused drugs. Also features advocacy and prevention resources.
- Alcoholics Anonymous in Los Angeles – Resource for finding in-person and virtual AA meetings in Los Angeles.
- The Service & Bed Availability Tool (SBAT) – A web-based tool that provides a dashboard of available substance use services throughout Los Angeles County.
- Live Another Day – Curated list of the top-rated accredited dual diagnosis treatment centers in Los Angeles. Also features culturally competent resources for people of color.
- National Institute on Drug Abuse – Helpful resource for finding treatment centers for friends or family members that are struggling with substance abuse.
- Addictions.Com – Resource for finding the best treatment options for specific addictions or co-occurring disorders.
LAUSD Grab & Go Food Centers
60 Resource Centers will be open 7 am – 10 am weekdays to provide 2 grab & go meals to each child to take home. Locations of the 60 centers can be found on the LAUSD website. Click below for resource center locations and the latest information.
FOOD & MEALS
* LA Dream Center: Free Meals for students 7:30AM – 6:30PM. Walk up or drive by
2301 Bellevue Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026
* St. Francis Food Pantry: Wed/Thur/Sat: 11AM – 12:30PM
1835 S. Hope St. Los Angeles, CA 90015
* Hollywood Food Coalition: Salvation Army – The Way In. Dinner 6:30PM – 8:00PM
5939 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028
There are many digital resources you can access 24/7, no matter where you are. All you need is your library card number and PIN.
- Read eBooks and listen to audiobooks on OverDrive or Libby
- Stream movies and TV shows on Kanopy and Hoopla
- Check out digital magazines via RBdigital
- Stream music on Freegal
- Homework Help: Kids and learners of all ages can get one-on-one homework help and tutoring from 1 – 10 pm every day on Brainfuse, plus lots of other resources for school and career that are available at all hours.
Free Wifi and Broadband
Charter Communications will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
Resources For Undocumented Californians
“California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance (CIYJA) is committed to protecting our community’s health by doing the following: adhering to medical asks to keep our community safe; continuing to monitor ICE and the treatment of detained folks; uplifting crowdsourcing pages of community members who’ve lost their jobs during this time; sharing resources that are specific to the undocumented community; and sharing information that is not centered on panic, but awareness.”
Click the link below for more information on CIYJA.
Insight L.A. People of Color Sitting Group
“The InsightLA People of Color Sangha is a growing community where all ‘self-identified’ people of color are invited to practice in a safe and welcoming space together.
Every Friday night we will gather to meditate together and share Buddhist-based teachings focused on love, wisdom and liberation. The goal is to let go of our pain and suffering and start getting free!”
- live online Fridays from 7-9 PM PST
East Bay Meditation Center People of Color Sangha
“The People of Color Sangha is a group of people of color waking up and getting free!
Every Thursday we gather to meditate, share the teachings of liberation, and celebrate this precious life. Our inspiring teachers guide the sangha in practices which support us in learning to live more fully in the present moment.”
- live online Thursdays from 7:30-9 PM PST