Looking for additional resources? Information and resources are changing and evolving with the current pandemic and are updated regularly.
These websites provide basic COVID-19 information as well as case information, current health orders for the county, testing sites, and resources for assistance.
of Developmental Services Coronavirus Information
provides information on:
California State Council on Developmental Disabilities COVID-19 Information (Includes information in plain language
Center for Disease Control guidance for people with developmental and behavioral disorders
Free Health Care for those without insurance
My Health LA is a no-cost health care program for people who live in LA County that is free to individuals and families who do not have and cannot get health insurance, such as Full-Scope Medi-Cal.
Health care services are provided by non-profit clinics called “Community Partners.” There are over 200 Community Partner clinics in My Health LA. Click here to find a clinic near you. Please call the clinic to make an enrollment appointment and to make sure the clinic is taking new patients at this time.
Free Mental Health Support
With stress, anxiety, and depression on the rise in light of the ongoing challenge of the pandemic, the L.A. County Department of Mental Health’s (LACDMH) 24/7 Helpline at (800) 854-7771 is available to provide mental health support, resources and referrals (LACDMH facility updates are available here).
LACDMH has partnered with Headspace to offer a collection of mindfulness and meditation resources – for free – to all L.A. County residents. The free Headspace Plus subscription includes access to hundreds of science-backed guided meditations in English and Spanish, as well as movement and sleep exercises to help manage stress, fear and anxiety related to COVID-19.
LACDMH is also a part of PsychHub’s COVID-19 Mental Health Resource Hub, which is dedicated to providing free resources to help people address their mental health needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Guides and General Resources
Communication First – COVID-19 Communication Rights
Toolkit with Printable Patient Accommodations Request
Autism Society of America – Online COVID-19 Toolkit
Q&A on COVID-19 and Down syndrome
David Penso List of Activities for People with Autism
American Association on Health & Disability Resources for People with Disabilities on COVID-19
Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund – (English & Espanol)If You or Someone You Know is Disabled: Know Your Rights to Medical Care – COVID-19
Disability and Disaster Hotline (800) 626-4959 and firstname.lastname@example.org during COVID-19 from the Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies - is always available for intake calls, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.The Partnership’s Disaster Hotline provides information, referrals, guidance, technical assistance and resources to people with disabilities, their families, allies, organizations assisting disaster impacted individuals with disabilities and others seeking assistance with immediate and urgent disaster-related needs.
Who’s Eligible for the second round of Economic Impact Payments (January 2021)?
Generally, if you’re a U.S. citizen or U.S. resident alien, you may be eligible for $600 ($1,200 for a joint return), plus $600 for each qualifying child, if you (and your spouse if filing a joint return) aren’t a dependent of another taxpayer on a 2019 tax return, have a social security number (SSN) valid for employment (see exception when married filing joint) and your adjusted gross income (AGI) does not exceed:
- $150,000 if married and filing a joint return or if filing as a qualifying widow or widower;
- $112,500 if filing as head of household; or
- $75,000 for eligible individuals using any other filing status
Your payment will be reduced by 5% of the amount by which your AGI exceeds the applicable threshold above.
You aren’t eligible for a payment if any of the following apply to you:
- You were claimed as a dependent on another taxpayer’s 2019 tax return (for example, a child or student who may be claimed on a parent’s tax return or a dependent parent who may be claimed on an adult child’s tax return).
- You don’t have an SSN that is valid for employment issued before the due date of your 2019 tax return (including any extensions).
- You’re a nonresident alien.
- People who died before 2020.
- Are an estate or trust.
In Home Supportive Services (IHSS)
Families may call the Application Line at 1-888-944-4477.
IHSS is still taking new applications and assessments will likely be conducted via telephone.
For existing cases, contact the IHSS Helpline at 1-888-822-9622.
The state is also allowing telephone reassessments, and there is a hold on any hours reductions through June 30th. For cases impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically where the person is not going to school/day program, or is losing help (from family/care provider), or additional hours are needed, the County has indicated that an additional 20 hours may be able to be authorized.
Department of Public Social Services Frequently Asked Questions on CalFresh, IHSS, etc
Los Angeles County utilities are providing resources and relief to eligible residents. Many utilities, including LA County Public Works, SoCal Edison, and City of Long Beach are not shutting off service for non-payment.
Low or No Cost Internet and Wireless Media Resources
- Emergency Broadband Benefit provides discounts towards broadband services and one-time discounts to purchase a laptop, computer, or tablet. Eligible households can enroll in this federal aid program through an approved provider or by visiting https://getemergencybroadband.org.
- Everyone On Find information at Internet for All Now or call 844 841-INFO Toll Free To find which low-cost Internet and computer offers are available in your area. Note: Frontier low-cost offers are not listed
- LA County Wifi Access in your area
- Guide To Internet Plans For Low And Fixed-Income Households
- Internet Resources for Low-Income Families search by zip code
- California Life-line Program This government-assisted wireless service provides discounted home phone and cell phone services to eligible low-income families and individuals. Qualified customers can receive a free cell phone along with unlimited free minutes and free texts every month.
- Consolidated Communications Free Hotspot Access. Families can call 1.844.YOUR.CCI to gain free access to Wi-Fi hotspots
- Comcast Free internet from Comcast for free for 60 days
- Charter Communications Free internet for 60 days for children k-12 and college students
- Zoom – video conferencing and phone meetings
- Tutorial for Using Zoom on a Computer
- Tutorial for Using Zoom on a Tablet
Click here to enroll today. A food and nutrition services program, also known as SNAP. L.A. County is helping enroll low-income residents in the CalFresh Program, which issues monthly electronic EBT benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores.
This is a program that is striving to help families who receive SNAP benefits by matching SNAP funds up to $50.
#LetsFeedLACountyDrive Thru Food Distribution events in LA County
211 LACounty Food Resource Directory
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offers meals, food and diaper bank and other support services. See link for hours and requirements
Anyone may come to pick up food during Open Community Hours, without an application or appointment!
Food bank serves Torrance, Beach Cities, Carson, Lomita, Harbor City and Gardena) . Email referrals to Dede.O@cchild.org
Call the Everytable Helpline at 323-458-6487 for questions and more information.
Childcare for Essential Workers
covid19.ca.gov/childcare provides access to safe and reliable child care options for working parents, including essential workers and vulnerable populations
The nonprofit Pacific Gateway Workforce Partnership has launched WorkLB, a free electronic platform that helps to connect hourly child care providers with members of the public who suddenly need quality childcare. For more information, call (562) 570-4249.
Workers Displaced by COVID 19
Focusing immediately on childcare, they are working to match displaced childcare workers with those who need this service. It offers other services match hourly workers with employers seeking vetted employees.
A one-stop repository of information and resources for
workers displaced by the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on the user’s
location and personal needs, in three distinct tiers of need:
Immediate sources for monetary aid — from unemployment to industry relief funds for workers to loans and grants for small businesses.
Emergency non-monetary resources — including food, shelter, medicine, groceries, child-care, and more.
Job matching to pair up workers’ skills with companies that are doing immediate hiring because of higher demand during the coronavirus-precaution measures, like call centers and deliveries of food and other goods. Job-training resources are also planned for people who need to make a change in career after losing their jobs to the pandemic.
Learning About COVID-19 For Children or People with Developmental Disabilities
NPR Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring the Coronavirus
Little Puddins: The Autism Educator – Coronavirus Social Story – Resources for children with autism to help alleviate fears and anxiety many children may be experiencing at this time.
My Story About Pandemics and the Coronavirus Social Story by Carol Gray