Community School Newsletter
Thinkers, Leaders & Change Makers
March 2020
In order to help our school community during the recent school closure due to the Covid-19 virus, the newsletter this month will focus on sharing community resources available for families. Please share out as much as possible to your networks so that we can reach as many families as possible.

Please note that all of these are subject to change due to ongoing safety regulations, please call or visit the websites below for the most up to date information.
Para ayudar a nuestra comunidad escolar durante el reciente cierre de la escuela debido al virus Covid-19, el boletín de este mes se centrará en compartir los recursos de la comunidad disponibles para las familias. Comparta lo más posible a sus redes para que podamos llegar a tantas familias como sea posible.

Tenga en cuenta que todo esto está sujeto a cambiar debido a las normas de seguridad en curso, llame o visite los siguientes sitios web para obtener la información más actualizada.
FREE Internet / Internet GRATIS
Internet For All Now: The California Emerging Technology Fund has provided access to affordable offers, as well as a number to call 1-844-841-INFO (4636) to assist parents:  http://www.internetforallnow.org/get_affordable_internet_today .
The following table contains special offers extended by various providers throughout the state.
LAUSD Resouces / Recursos de LAUSD

Family Resources Hotline / Línea directa de recursos de familia

(213) 443 - 1300


GRAB & GO @ Belvedere Middle School


Food Resources /
Recursos de Alimento

Local Food Pantries to Belvedere Elementary School

Family Healthcare Resources
  • Address: 3444 Whittier Blvd
  • Phone: 213-413-3040
  • Dates/Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm
  • Notes: Food Pantry. When you arrive at the medical center, ask to be directed to the pantry. As of 3/16

  • Phone: 323-260-2801
  • Notes: Food Pantry. Call to make appointment. Speak Spanish


  • Phone: 323-263-7577
  • Notes: Food Pantry. Make sure to bring some form of identification (ID)


  • Phone: 323-260-2804
  • Notes: Food Pantry. Call to make appointment. Make sure to bring some form of identification (ID) and proof of address of LA County

Housing Resources /
Recursos de Alimento

Housing: STUDENTS/ FOSTER YOUTH
  • If you are or know of a foster youth that is staying at a college dorm room that is going to be closed due to the coronavirus, please email info@togetherwerise.org and they will provide or help you find housing during this transition.

Housing: The Los Angeles Tenants Union is providing support around evictions. Find your local union at: https://latenantsunion.org/en/locals/


Penny Lane Centers- With a Little Help From My Friends
  • Address: 5628 E. Slauson Ave Commerce CA 90040
  • Phone: 323-353-6118
  • Notes: Showers, Meals, Clothing, Computer/Internet Access, Mental Health Services, Substance abuse services
Utilities /
Servicios blicos

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will Not Disconnect Water and Power Service During COVID-19 Emergency Response. Read more here. -- suspended service disconnections until further notice. This means no customer will have their water and power turned off due to non-payment.

Southern California Gas: This means no customer will have their natural gas turned off due to non-payment.


El Departamento de Agua y Energía de Los Ángeles no desconectará el servicio de agua y energía durante la respuesta de emergencia COVID-19. - Esto significa que ningún cliente tendrá su agua y electricidad apagados debido a la falta de pago.

Gas del sur de California: Esto significa que ningún cliente tendrá su gas natural apagado por falta de pago. -
Resources for Adults 65+ /
Recursos para adultos 65+
Elderly Meal Program

Community and Senior Centers Senior Lunch Programs

Seniors in Lynwood, Compton, South Gate, Watts who need food delivery
  • Call Greater Emmanuel Temple at 424-296-0400
  • Tuesday - Friday, 9am to 12pm

Seniors in the City Cudahy
  • If you are or know of seniors (65 years or older), that lives in the City of Cudahy and does not have access to a daily essential meal
  • Please call: 323-773-5143 Ext 232
  • Or email: vsantiago@cityofcudahy.gov

Seniors in Florence Firestone
  • If you are in need of groceries and cannot leave your home, we’d love to help!
  • Call us: 323-749-7246


Seniors in Bell
  • If you know any seniors that live in Bell by themselves and/or need resources contact The Bell Community Center at 323-773-1596 or DM @cityofbell on Instagram

Seniors in Florence-Firestone who need food & food delivery 

Seniors in Bell Gardens 
  • Contact The Bell Gardens Recreation and Community Services at 562-334-1779 or 562-806-7650 

Support seniors 65+ with resource information/care coordination on any quality of life issue.
Mental Health Resources /
Recursos de Salud Mental
Emergency Services / Servicios de Emergencia
911 Police Department LAPD- Hollenbeck
Community Police Station
2111 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 342-4100

Suicide Prevention Hotline (800) 273-8255
Teen Line (310) 855-4673 or text TEEN to 839863
California Youth Crisis Line (800) 843-5200

SAMHSA Hotlines SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
Toll-Free: 1-800-985-5990 (English and español)
SMS: Text TalkWithUs to 66746
SMS (español): “Háblanos” al 66746
TTY: 1-800-846-8517
Website in English: https:// www.disasterdistress.samhsa.gov
Website in Spanish: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/ disaster-distress-helpline/espanol

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Toll-Free: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
Toll-Free (español): 1-888-628-9454
TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY (1-800-799-4889)
Website in English: https:// www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Website in Spanish: https:// suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-yourself/en-espanol

Domestic Violence/ Violencia Domestica
East LA Women's Center
1431 S. Atlantic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90022
(323) 526-5819 Monday - Friday, 9 am - 6 pm
Crisis Hotline (24 Hrs) -(800) 585-6231
Additional Resources/
Recursos Adicionales
One Degree is a technology driven nonprofit organization that helps individuals and families access the resources they need to improve their lives and achieve social and economic mobility.

Undocumented Resources / Recursos de immigrantes
Resource guide created by California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance available at https://ciyja.org/covid19/

CHIRLA (Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights Los Angeles) has a free hotline you can call if you think you have the Coronavirus at 888-624-4752 .

In California, immigrants have access to emergency care regardless of immigration status. More information here: https://www.chirla.org/avada_portfolio/community-education/


In the face of the COVID-19, the Labor & Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) wants to keep workers, employers, co-workers, and families safe. What employees are entitled to may be confusing. We are trying to make it easier and spread awareness through this centralized source of info. Use the guidance below to determine what is best for you, your family, and your workplace.

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