RESOURCES

The following is a variety of resources for mitigating COVID-19 impacts in the South Los Angeles area.


As always, do your due diligence when requesting services, asking for references and other safety checks as appropriate.

Click here for CRSSLA tips on protecting our community from COVID-19 transmissions.


Thank you to our USC volunteers for compiling the resources and tips.

 

BUSINESSES

Marathon Communications: works on large development projects; Contact Sharon Leacock, Outreach Coordinator sleacock@marathon-com.com


South LA Café: black, family, community owned business: coffee, healthy food, books, conversation. Contact Celia Ward Wallace: southlacafe@gmail.com; 323-481-3843

Diversity Research and Consulting Group: capacity building and fundraising for non-profit organizations. Keith Baker kbakerdiversity1@verizon.net. 562-355-6239


Impact-Enterprises: strategic communications consulting. Kelly Redmond kredomond@impact-enterprises.org

COVID-19 PROTECTION RESOURCES

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING

EDUCATION AND YOUTH

Al Wooten Jr. Youth Center:

A range of enhanced education services to guide, support, and prepare students for careers and success.  Contact: Naomi McSwain, nmcswain@wootencenter.org, 323-756-7203

Girls Club: provides emergency child-care, preschool, list of resources for parents and children. Contact: Gloria Davis gloriadavi@aol.com, (323) 754-2122

Community Build, Inc.: Gang intervention, street outreach, case management, food distribution. Contact: Robert Sausedo rsausedo@communitybuild.org, 323-290-6560

Community Coalition: Community organizing and advocacy. Contact: Alberto Retana Alberto@cocosouthla.org, (323) 357-6271

Los Angeles Unified School District Resources for Families During School Closures

STEM Preparatory Schools:

High quality STEM pathways education with focus on developing problem solving and scientific inquiry. Contact: info@stem-prep.org, (323) 795-0695

Wide Open School at-home learning project, Common Sense

EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES

FAITH-BASED

88th Street Temple:

8825 S Vermont Ave Los Angeles, California; (323) 752-7282.

Pastor Anthony Williams. Pastorwilliams88st@yahoo.com

Spiritual and community activities

Los Angeles Metropolitan Churches:

Range of community service programs.

Contact: Cheryl Branch CherylBranch@gmail.com, (323) 238-0445


Masjid Bilal Islamic Center: 4016 S. Central Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90011, 323.233.7274,

bilalcenter@aol.com, Drive through food giveaways Sunday afternoons (check to verify dates)

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

FOOD

LA CITY (office of Ron Galperin, City controller): Comprehensive Food Resource

Food delivery for seniors: Great plates delivered program WCACS LA County

CultivateLA: Organic Food

Food bank guide

GENERAL RESOURCES

One Degree: SPA 6 general info

Utilities and communications

LA Chamber Guide

Census Info

East Los Angeles Women’s Center Resource Guide


LA County Disaster Center


Cynthia Perry Rey Foundation: group of ministers’ wives and widows who help and sponsor services as well as educational opportunities in the community. Contact: Kathye Jenkins kathyejenkins@aol.com, 310) 567-4231


Watts Labor Community Action Committee: range of community service, development, and cultural activities. Contact: Tim Watkins wlcacceo@gmail.com, (323) 357-6271

HEALTHCARE

Kedren Health: Comprehensive health services, including COVID-19 testing. Contact: Dr. John Griffith johngriffith0425@gmail.com, (323) 233-0425


T.H.E. Health and Wellness Centers: Comprehensive health services including behavioral health and dental.  Contact; Clifford Shiepe cshiepe@tohelpeveryone.org, (213) 201-6500


Healthcare help for undocumented persons

Spanish speaking health care

California Black Women’s Health Project: provides training, information, advocacy, and assistance to other organizations to improve black women’s health

Contact: Sonya Young Aadam sonya@cabwhp.org, 310-412-1828

Healthy African American Families: provides education and support for families

Contact: Felica Jones, felicajones@haafii.org 213-926-0959

HOMELESSNESS/SHELTER

HOUSING DEVELOPMENT WITH COMMUNITY SERVICES

HOUSING DEVELOPMENT WITH COMMUNITY SERVICES

Vermont Village Community Development Corp (VVCDC): Housing development, community services for youth and families.

Contact: Robert Rubin, rerubin@faithdome.org, (323) 758-3777


New Life Economic Development Corporation: Socially responsive property management
Contact: John Heath jheath@newlifeedc.com, (323) 778-5433

MENTAL HEALTH

Peer support for college students: Interfaith peer support

Mental Health Tips and Support: Behavioral Health During Infection and Quarantine

LA County Get Help Now

COVID-19 Info: https://dmh.lacounty.gov/covid-19-information

Well-being apps to download

We Rise: In the voices of the people- our stories

Suicide Prevention

Taking care of yourself guideline

National Council for Behavioral Healthcare

Taking caring action

COVID-19 Anxiety Workbook

Goldentalk: Combatting senior isolation through phone calls

SCHARP: Comprehensive community-based mental health services, specialty with homelessness. Contact: Dr. Jack Barbour jack.barbour@scharpca.org, (310) 631-8004


Kedren Health: Comprehensive outpatient and inpatient behavioral health services. Contact: Dr. John Griffith johngriffith0425@gmail.com, (323) 233-0425


National Alliance for Mentally Ill: Comprehensive public education on mental illness and active advocacy for families with a significant other who suffers from a mental illness. Contact: Harold Turner hturner@namiurbanla.org, 323-294-7814

PARENTING

POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS

Muslim Democratic Club of Southern California, Contact: Najee Ali, mrnajee@aol.com

RECREATION

SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES

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South Los Angeles Online Business Directory

Small business resilience toolkit

Guide to CARES Act

Emergency loan checklist

Public Counsel Legal Help

Financial assistance for businesses

SBA loans info

JFLA small business loans

Small lender contact list

LA City small business loans

Facebook small business loans

US Treasury: Paycheck protection program

LISC small business loans

LISC KIVA accelerator program

SEMPRA Energy Non-profit hardship fund

Collective Remake: Classes to develop a cooperative business

LA Al Fresco: use of outdoor space for business activities

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