Resources

Los Angeles

  • Mental Health 
    • Pineapple Support 
    • Calm App 
    • Free Guided meditations with transcripts in English and Spanish
    • Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Crisis Line
      • 800-273-8255 – this hotline provides English- and Spanish- speaking crisis counselors free of charge
      • 877-727-4747 – this hotline provides Korean-speaking crisis counselors free of charge
      • Crisis Chat provides secure and confidential online support for those who are unable to use the phone or who prefer to connect to a counselor via webchat
    • 7 Cups: Free and anonymous online support
      • https://www.7cups.com/ support only available in English
      • You can also join support groups by identity groups or pay for services from an online therapist for $150/month 
    • Shine has created a free toolkit to manage coronavirus anxiety
    • Crisis Text Line
      • Free Crisis Counseling for undocumented persons. Text HOME to 741741
  • Healthcare
    • St. Johns is still open, and known for providing services that are accessible and friendly to trans people, sex workers, people of color, monolingual Spanish-speakers, and people without income or insurance.
  • Housing 
    • Tenants Rights Assistance 
    • Downtown Women’s Center at 442 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles
      • NOT an overnight shelter but meals and mail services are provided from 9-10am; showers and bathrooms are available and their women’s health clinic is open on Tuesdays and Fridays 

  • Emergency Shelter
    • LAHSA’s Winter Shelter Program
      • Individuals who are experiencing homelessness and are over the age of 18 years old are eligible for LAHSA’s Winter Shelter Program, which has been extended through the summer due to COVID-19.
      • Maximum of 2 bag limit
      • Pickups and Drop-offs 
      • Shelter Hotline:1(800) 548-6047 (Available 24-hours, 7 days a week)
      • Shelter pickups and drop-offs to shelters in the Antelope Valley, San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley, Metro Los Angeles, West LA, South LA, and South Bay 
      • LAHSA’s Interim Housing List (https://www.lahsa.org/documents?id=2196-lahsa-shelter-list.pdf 

  • Food resources 
    • Brown Bag for Everyone
      • Downtown LA/ South Central/ Koreatown. Meal kits including rice, beans, chicken. Focused mostly on unhoused people of Asian descent, but open to anyone. Contact smokingkorean@gmail.com to arrange pickup/ delivery.
    • EBT cards can be used for online purchases starting April 28th at Amazon and Walmart
      • https://www.cdss.ca.gov/ebt-online 
      • To apply for CalFresh go to GetCalFresh.org or call 1-877-847-3663 (FOOD) to be connected to their local county social service office (Undocumented people cannot apply for CalFresh but children of undocumented immigrants can apply if they are citizens or legal permanent residents.) 
    • Food Banks
    • Mutual Aid
  • Incarcerated 
    • Brilliant Corners can provide housing services (flexible housing subsidies) and case management for recently incarcerated folks that have been released (trans/queer and sex worker-friendly resource)
      • Their Los Angeles general helpline is (213) 232-0134 from Monday thru Friday 8:30-5 pm and they provide services in Spanish

Reliable info in Spanish about COVID-19

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