***We will continue to update this list as we learn more about resources***
If you have been diagnosed with novel coronavirus, asked to self-quarantine, are part of a vulnerable group, or are impacted significantly in some other way, we want to help support you in this time of need. Below is a list of recommended local resources for help in a number of different areas. We recommend perusing this list to see if any of these resources align with your needs.
- The S. Small Business Administration is offering up to $2 million in low-interest disaster loans for small businesses impacted by COVID-19 in certain states, including California.
- The City of L.A. is offering emergency micro-loans between $5,000 and $50,000 to small businesses affected by the coronavirus.
- The Jewish Free Loan Association is offering interest-free and fee-free loans that can be turned around in a matter of days to folks impacted by coronavirus, for anything from everyday expenses to childcare to lost wages. You do not need to be Jewish to apply.
- The USBG National Charity Foundation is offering loans to bartenders who may be out of work.
- Here is a list of resources for freelance artists.
- One Fair Wage is offering cash assistance to service workers and tipped workers.
- Restaurants Care is offering grants for restaurant workers who have tested positive for COVID-19 or who have been quarantined.
- Children of Restaurant Employees is offering funds to restaurant workers who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have children at home.
- Americans for the Arts has a lengthy list of places offering funding and grants for artists.
- The National Domestic Workers Alliance has set up a fund for in-home care workers, nannies and house cleaners.
- Savi and Student Debt Crisis are offering help to folks who are having trouble paying their student loans because of the coronavirus’ impact to their income.
- Both the City and County of Los Angeles have passed eviction moratoriums, which include residences and businesses. Other cities and counties that have passed eviction moratoriums include Pasadena and Santa Monica, with Long Beach apparently poised to join the list.
- Here are your rights as a renter in L.A.
- You can make a donation to Meals On Wheels America to help keep seniors safe and cared for.
- For the closest food pantry or food bank, visit the Los Angeles Food Bank Pantry Locator.
- Everytable is offering meals to all Angelenos in need, including food distribution for seniors who need food brought to their homes, food for students and food for groups.
- Eastside Riders is providing free breakfast for students in Watts from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
- LA Dream Center in Silver Lake is providing free meals for all LAUSD students from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- TEACH Academy of Technologies is offering free meals for pick-up to all children ages 5 through 17, with a valid student ID from any school. Meals are provided between 9:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
- Hugo’s kids menu will be free for guests 12 and under throughout the LAUSD closure.
- Los Angelitos Bakery is offering one free bread to children ages 5 to 13, Monday through Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
- The City of Lynwood is offering free meals from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for kids of all ages.
- El Torito restaurants are offering free (take-out only) meals to all kids ages 12 and under.
- Toast in Whittier, The Benediction in City of Industry and The Dylan in Brea are offering free take-out breakfast burritos to kids ages 6 to 12 Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
- Acapulco Restaurant y Cantina is offering free (take-out only) meals to kids ages 12 and under at all their locations.
- CVS Pharmacy will waive charges for home delivery of prescription medications.
- Walgreens is waiving delivery fees for all eligible prescriptions during this evolving situation and any purchase on Walgreens.com.
- Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles are available, and will continue to assist clients via phone and our website. During this time, applicants can access LAFLA services by calling us at 800-399-4529 (9 a.m.–12 p.m; or 1–4:30 p.m. for online intake only, Monday through Friday); or applying online.
- Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteers since many of their volunteers are over 65. Here are links to two branches (the first requires a background check but the second doesn’t).
- There is a shortage of blood donations, which was even there before the crisis, and is even worse now that people’s movement is restricted and they are being more cautious. you can find places to donate blood here.
- The LA food bank is in need of more volunteers.