We are reaching out with news you can use about resources available to you during this pandemic. First of all, with the recent Safer At Home Order we urge you to stay home and continue to follow a Social Distancing strategy as a way to save lives, flatten the curve and beat COVID-19. Get the FAQs.
Credible Information Sources
- https://www.facebook.com/MayorOfLA/ Mayor’s Daily Press Conference 5:15pm live
Transportation and other services for seniors:
Sisters of Watts
provides transportation to and from the food distributions sites for seniors.
Phone: (323) 833-6919.
SBCC/ I Heart Watts
provides transportation to and from the food distribution sites for seniors. Contact Gloria Gamez at (316) 804-5188
Bradley Multipurpose Senior Center
10957 S. Central Ave, Los Angeles, 90059
Senior Centers are closed. Current older adult participants will be contacted and provided information regarding meal distribution at the dining centers beginning Monday, March 16, 2020. Home delivered meals will continue to be delivered as usual.
Packaged or frozen foods will be distributed for pickup at regular meal sites. Department of Aging is currently working with partners to provide a home delivery service for the meals previously served at dining centers.
Please send a caregiver, friend or family member under age 65 to pick up your meals, as the Governor’s Office has asked those ages 65+ to isolate themselves at home to prevent coronavirus exposure. Our local centers are Alice Manor Senior Housing, 10325 Grandee, Watts Recreation Senior Center, 1657 East Century, Bernice Watkins Dining Center, 10957 S, Central. More Info
LAUSD has opened Grab & Go Food Centers starting yesterday. The locations will be staffed weekdays from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Each child can take home two nutritious meals. The centers in our area are:
Markham Middle School
1650 E 104th St, Los Angeles, 90002
Samuel Gompers Middle School
234 E 112th St, Los Angeles, 90061
South East High School
2720 Tweedy Blvd, Los Angeles, 90280
Animo College Prep High School/Jordan High School
2265 E 103rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90002
Free breakfast and lunch
Monday through Friday
Eastside Riders for students in Watts community
On 103rd street at Compton Ave (next to Chase Bank)
Free hot breakfast
Monday through Friday
Buildplus Community Marketplace Food Bank
Watts Historic Train Station
1686 E 103rd St Los Angeles, 90002
Every 2nd and 4th Friday
Alliance Cindy & Bill Simon Technology High School
10720 Wilmington Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90059
Serving meals from the Santa Ana Blvd side of the school
Monday through Friday
8am to 12pm
Open to the community for families with children up to 18 years of age but no one will be turned away
WLCAC Market Fair Food Distribution
10950 S. Central Avenue, Los Angeles 90059
1st and 3rd Wednesday
WIC clinics under South Los Angeles Health Projects, PHFE, Watts Health Foundation, Pasadena, Long Beach, Antelope Valley, and Northeast Valley Health Corporation will remain open. WIC offices will remotely be issuing participants food benefits onto their WIC cards to avoid families from going out. For those families that have not yet gotten the new WIC card and wish to locate the nearest WIC clinic to them please call or visit the following websites for further guidance and assistance:
- South Los Angeles Health Projects
- Watts Health Foundation
If you are concerned about being quarantined in an unsafe home situation or need help, all DV shelter resources are generally available on: domesticshelters.org. The National Domestic Violence Hotline is also available 24/7 at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or 1-800-787-3223 (TTY)
Child Support Services
All Los Angeles County Child Support Services (CSS) locations are closed to the public effective Monday, March 16th until further notice.
(For more information, click here for English and click here for Spanish!)
- Court Dates: All court cases will be continued to a new date. If you have an upcoming court date, you will receive a letter informing you of your new court date. If you have questions please call our Customer Contact Center at (866) 901-3212 or check our website (cssd.lacounty.gov) for more information.
- AA Online Meetings
What employees are entitled to may be confusing. THIS CHART makes it easier to understand what resources may be available.
Please visit https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm for benefits for workers impacted by COVID-19 and also check out the EDD’s Frequently Asked Questions: https://edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019/faqs.htm
For a run-down of labor laws in California, please visit: https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-03-12/coronavirus-labor-law-know-your-rights-california-worker
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the different steps the City will take to help small businesses. $11 million is available to small businesses affected by the coronavirus with an Emergency Microloan Program.
Closure of all their front desk and walk-up services, please call or email Southeast@lapd.online
- LADOT is only relaxing enforcement of street sweeping restrictions in residential areas and around closed schools (to help during meal pick up)
- Citations issued on 3/16 (one day before the Mayor’s announcement) that meet these criteria will be immediately waived
- Through 3/31, LADOT will not ticket and tow abandoned vehicles or oversized vehicle overnight parking fines
- LADOT will continue enforcing parking restrictions that prioritize health, safety, and emergency access — including colored curbs, street sweeping around encampments, peak-hour restrictions, and repaving and slurry operations.
Digital Library Card
While all of LA County Library locations are currently closed, and in an effort to make access to all of the Library’s digital resources more easily available to LA County residents, including those who do not currently have a library card, LA County Library is offering a temporary digital card, valid for 90 days. To sign up for a temporary digital card, LA county residents can visit: https://lacountylibrary.org/library-cards/
The digital card provides users access to all of the Library’s digital offerings, including eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies, TV, homework help, online classes, and more.