COVID-19

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Pandemic EBT 
Due to the coronavirus pandemic emergency, children receiving free or reduced-price school meals, including foster youth, will receive food benefits. Food benefits (P-EBT) helps caregivers of foster youth buy food while schools are closed. View details here.
 
LBCEI
The Long Beach Center for Economic Inclusion has resources available to our residents to help with:
•Food Insecurity
•Digital Inclusion
•Small Business Support
•Housing Support Services
Visit their website for more information!
 
Abuse Hotline Numbers
Everyone is not safe at home. Long Beach NAACP is providing abuse hotline numbers. Do not be afraid to use should you need help or support.
 
• Call or text 911 in an emergency
• LA County Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-978-3600
• LA County Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-540-4000
• LA County Elder Abuse Hotline 1-877-477-3646
• National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7233 or text “LOVEIS” to 22522
• National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-4673
 

LA Represents Continues to Provide FREE Legal Services During COVID-19 Crisis

LA Represents offers free legal services to assist individuals and small businesses with issues ranging from bankruptcy matters, commercial leases, domestic violence, consumer debt, employment law, and much more.

For more information visit Coronavirus.LACity.org/LARepresents.

Back-to-School Resources

The LA County Library has free homework help available from live, online tutors every day from noon to 10 p.m. K-12 students, college students, and adult learners are all eligible.

AT&T is offering low-cost Wi-Fi and free installation for families in need. For those navigating new devices or technology, the Los Angeles Unified School District has a hotline available at 213-443-1300 from 6 am to 6 pm Monday through Saturday to help guide you through the process.

The LA County Department of Mental Health is offering comprehensive resources for those students, parents, and teachers who may need a little extra support during this difficult time.

Health

Are You a Veteran in Crisis or Concerned About One?

Did you know that VA offers same day services in Primary Care and Mental Health at 172 VA Medical Centers across the country? Make the Connection Resource Locator

Contact the Veterans Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255 and press 1, Chat, or Text 838255.)

Senior Resources

Elder Abuse Hotline

Call (877) 4-R Seniors. Click to learn more.

Senior Resources during Coronavirus Pandemic:

  • Heart of Ida, in coordination with Long Beach Senior Police Partners matches trained and caring volunteers with senior citizens who may feel socially isolated. For more information or to sign up visit http://www.heartofida.org/
  • Long Beach Older Adult Resources Line – CALL 562-570-INFO and select option 5. Food delivery, home supplies, prescription delivery services, utility restoration and mental health resources provided.
  • Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS), is providing temporary delivery services to older adults (ages 60 years and older), dependent adults or permanently or temporarily disabled individuals who are unable to leave their home due to COVID-19. Call WDACS at 888-863-7411 for more details on eligibility or visit https://wdacs.lacounty.gov/

FYI: Senior Benefits

Law

Voting

Use Your Voice and Vote! It Counts!

Voter Bill of Rights Click to learn about your voting rights, including what determines your eligibility to vote, what to do if you make a mistake on your ballot, who to contact if you rights are violated, and more.

Housing

Fair housing help in any language

City of Long Beach homeless services

No Veteran Should Be Without a Place to Call Home:

Free Help for Homeless Veterans Dial 1-877-4AID-VET (1-877-424-3838) for 24/7 access VA’s services for homeless and at-risk Veterans

Homeless Veteran Chat Confidential, 24/7 online support for homeless Veterans and friends. https://www.va.gov/homeless for more information