Below are some great resources to help out:

Los Angeles Mayor’s Help Desk:   Call 213 978-1028 

If you are looking for work, the Mayor’s office has launched the LA Jobs Portal at

Art Resources During Covid 19

David Ryu’s Office:

Older Adults:

Food assistance from LA City Department of Aging:  213-482-7252    –

Cleaning services for CD 4 senior facilities: If you know of a nursing home or senior facility in your Council District 4 neighborhood that could use this service – please reach out to our office via [email protected] or 213-473-7004.

“Senior hours” at local supermarkets: If you are a senior seeking grocery delivery and can’t afford a delivery service, let us know at (213) 473 – 7004.

LA County:

Call 211 – a great resource that will help you find whatever you need.

Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

24/7 Access – Text “LA” to 741741 or  Call 1-800-854-7771

State of California:

Call 1-833 544-2374.  An information line that will connect you to an operator to help you with your needs (I called it and the operator answered quickly and was very helpful).

Nancy Pelosi:

Families First Toolkit:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office has released Families First: COVID-19 Constituent Service Resources Toolkit. The 10-page guide is intended to help citizens “understand all the benefits that are available … and how to access them.” The Toolkit contains information on unemployment insurance, direct payments to individuals and families, food assistance, homeowner and renter protections, energy assistance for low-income families, emergency paid leave, small business loans and grants, student loan relief, school meals, benefits for Native Americans and benefits for veterans.

Filing for Unemployment Claims:

If you are self-employed or an independent contractor, the EDD offers an optional Disability Insurance Elective Coverage (DIEC) program that can provide benefits to eligible participants. Self-Employed/Independent Contractor

If you are unable to work due to exposure to COVID-19, the Governor has removed the waiting period for disability insurance. You can file a Disability Insurance Claim with the EDD. EDD Worker Support

If you are unable to work because you are caring for a family member with COVID-19, you can file for Paid Family Leave. How to File a Paid Family Leave Claim

Housing  Orders from the State and City:

Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order authorizing local governments to halt evictions for renters and homeowners. This measure slows foreclosures and protects against utility shutoffs for Californians affected by COVID-19. Office of the Governor

Mayor Garcetti issued an emergency order prohibiting landlords from evicting residential tenants during this emergency period if the tenant is unable to pay rent due to circumstances stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Tenants will have up to six months after the end of the emergency period to repay any back-due rent. Los Angeles Housing & Community Investment Department

Mayor Garcetti has declared a moratorium on water and power shutoffs will extend through the end of the local emergency period. Residents should pay their utility bills if they are able, but Angelenos should not be concerned about losing water and power as they cope with the effects of the crisis. Any customer experiencing financial hardship can request a payment plan online at   More Information Here: