COVID-19 Resources

The LA County Department of Mental Health will remain fully operational and open to their best of their ability. Clinics and drop-in centers will remain open to clients. They are also offering phone and telehealth services through HIPAABridge, a free mobile application that families and youth can download on their phone. 

The Project Return “Peer Support Network” is offering region based peer support and have a warm line for non-crises support. 

Hillsides TeleHealth Services Hillsides is offering virtual mental health services at this time. Interested participants will need either a computer or smart phone to participate. Services are also available in Spanish. 
Sign up | Contact: 323.274.3075

California Youth Crisis Line The California Youth Crisis Line (CYCL) operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week as the statewide emergency response system for youth (ages 12-24) and families in crisis.  


Non-Tax Filers Form for Stimulus Check If you did not file 2019 taxes, the IRS has provided a form that you may fill out to receive your stimulus check. 

LA Young Creatives Fund In partnership with the Snap Foundation, The Mission Asset Fund started the LA Young Creatives Fund to offer financial support to artists whose work has been impacted by COVID-19. LA County residents, ages 18-30, who work in creative fields may be able to receive a zero-interest, $500 loan with no payments due for the first 6 months in addition to an automatic $500 grant that doesn’t need to be paid back. There are no restrictions on how the loan and grant can be used.
Apply | Website 


Low-Cost and Free Internet List The CA Department of Education has compiled a list of available low cost plans, including information to sign up for free internet access. 

Free Cellphones and Laptops iFoster is providing free cell phones and laptops that can serve as hotspots to foster youth in CA and students that identify as homeless. 
Application | Website | Contact: [email protected]  

Request a LaptopIf you are a current or former foster youth and are in need of a laptop for remote learning, One Simple Wish Foundation would like to assist you. 
Application | Contact: [email protected] 

LA County Covid-19 Food Portal 

LA Food Bank Locator

Map and List of LAUSD Free Meals Grab & Go Food Centers Map and List

SoCalGas Gas Assistance Fund If you or someone you know is having difficulty paying the gas bill, the Gas Assistance Fund may be able to provide you with a one time grant for the amount of the past bill. 

TAY Drop-In CentersDrop-In Centers provide temporary safety and basic mental health supports for TAY who are living on the streets or in unstable living situations. Drop-In Centers provide environments in which TAY can make new friends and participate in social activities. They remain open at this time and providing services. 
Location: LA County


LA OYC Youth Fact Sheet: COVID-19 The Los Angeles Opportunity Youth Collaborative has created a COVID-19 fact sheet to help youth stay educated during this pandemic.  
Contact: [email protected]

LA RHEP Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare GuideT he Los Angeles Reproductive Health Equity Project for Foster Youth (LA RHEP) has developed an information sheet for young people in California foster care about how to obtain this critical healthcare during COVID-19. You can help them by sharing any resources you are aware of, as well as letting them know questions and issues that arise while we navigate this unprecedented time. If you have questions or would like to share more reproductive health resources, please contact LA RHEP Director, Lesli LeGras Morris at [email protected].

TAY Emergency Plan Checklist The Youth Law Center has created a checklist for dependency attorneys, youth providers, and advocates to help them create emergency plans for TAY in the foster care system. They share the important components of an emergency plan and suggest resources for meeting emergent needs. It aims to provide a starting point for dependency attorneys and other advocates working to assess client needs as this crisis unfolds.

Healthy at Home: A Toolkit for Supporting Families Impacted by COVID19 With the growing impact of the COVID-19 virus, ReadyRosie is developing this free toolkit as a resource to support families with information and resources for supporting the children in their care.Topics include Learning at Home, Prevention & Care, and Emotional Well-Being. 

GE Fast Track Program Los Angeles Mission College is offering the GE Fast Track program to help students quickly complete the general education courses needed to graduate or transfer. Courses are offered in a 5-week period and can be completed in time for the Summer 2020 session. 
Register | Flyer 

Beat the Odds Scholarship Program The Children’s Defense Fund Beat the Odds program honors outstanding high schools students who have overcome tremendous adversity, demonstrated academic excellence and given back to their communities. The program identifies and rewards young people who have experienced significant hardship in their lives and supports and trains them to become future leaders in adulthood. 
Apply | Flyer | Website | Contact: Cadonna Dory 213.355.8787 [email protected]

Chapters for Success Textbook Fund Echoes of Hope is opening applications for their Chapters for Success Program to provide textbooks and software for current and former foster youth, low-income, and at-risk youth. Each semester students can qualify for up to $300 while funding is available.
Application | Flyer | Contact: [email protected]
Together We Rise: Offering assistance for current foster youth who have been displaced due to colleges and universities closing. Youth will be asked for their social worker’s information. 

Inner City Law Center: Potential new clients who are facing possible eviction at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse should email [email protected]. Inner City Law Center will make every effort to reply to your email within two business days. Current Inner City Law Center clients should dial the main line at (213) 891-2880, dial the extension of the attorney or paralegal who is helping you with your case, and leave a voice message.

Shriver Project: Potential clients whose case is at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse can call (818)485-0576 or email [email protected] (8:30am-12pm and 1-4pm Monday through Thursday; 8:30am-12pm Friday).  

Neighborhood Legal Services Los Angeles: Potential new clients should contact the Neighborhood Legal Services General Help Line at 1-800-433-6251. The help line is open between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Current Neighborhood Legal Services clients should contact the staff member who has been helping you.

Westlake Safe Parking Program The Safe Parking Program in Westlake currently has openings. This lot offers a safe place to stay overnight in a gated parking lot, access to bathroom facilities, financial assistance, and access to a mobile laundry truck. They will receive referrals/case management from PATH for families and Homeless Healthcare LA for singles. 
Flyer | Contact: Christine 424.343.7752 

Glassell Park Safe Parking ProgramThe Safe Parking Program in Glassell Park currently has openings. This lot offers a safe place to stay overnight in a gated parking lot, access to bathroom facilities, financial assistance, and access to a mobile laundry truck. They will receive referrals/ case management from PATH for families and Exodus Recovery for singles.
Flyer | Contact: Christine 424.343.7752