This is a challenging time for so many Angelenos, leaving many uncertain where to turn to for help. United Way of Greater Los Angeles recognizes the urgency of providing a place where Angelenos can go to for resources in trying to navigate obstacles being faced in our community in the wake of COVID-19. At this time, service providers are experiencing a high volume of calls and ask for your patience, as they too navigate this difficult climate.
This page will be updated periodically as we learn of more resources that we can share. We hope you and your families stay well and healthy.
211 Hotline For Help
211 LA is the central source for providing information and referrals for health, human and social services in Los Angeles County. 211’s phone lines are open 24/7 and are answered by trained Community Resource Advisors prepared to offer help with any situation, any time with an updated services database of over 50,000 services.
For more information visit 211’s homepage or dial 211. If you are calling from outside Los Angeles County or cannot directly dial 2-1-1, call (800) 339-6993.
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank: Search food resources based on location.
The City and County are providing free meals to older adults 60 and older who are impacted by the crisis. Here is a map of sites offering meal delivery.
SELAH: Education, WIFI, food, veterans, undocumented community, LGTBQ trans/queer relief, unhoused community
Jewish Federation: Food, seniors, groceries, service planning, small business aid ect.
Small Business Resources
Street Vendor Emergency Fund: Created by to provide direct cash assistance to vendors who can not access resources from the government
LA Area Chamber:Small business, health & safety, education & student resources
The City of LA, California Emerging Technology Fund and EveryoneOn partner up to help families find low cost internet.
LA County Business and Worker Disaster Help Center: a centralized call center and website for free one-on-one counseling and support for business owners and workers impacted by the outbreak.
Latest information on COVID-19
*All federal student loan payments will be suspended through September 30th.
Pandemic Relief Fund
On March 13, United Way of Greater Los Angeles announced the creation of the Pandemic Relief Fund to support L.A. County’s unsheltered residents who are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus, and low-income individuals, students and families at imminent risk of homelessness and hardships due to health and economic impacts of coronavirus.
United Way initiated the fund with $250,000 from emergency reserves that will be used to catalyze additional donations from the public and philanthropic organizations.
Members of the public may donate to help those most vulnerable in this global coronavirus crisis.
Learn more about the initial wave of funds that have been dispersed to organizations helping fight the COVID-19 pandemic.