There are a lot of people doing a lot of things to help. Here is a recent list I got from the America Red Cross.
If you know an organization that would like to host a virtual blood drive or an on-site blood drive please please contact a local chapter of the American Red Cross.
Thank you and take care!
- Know your rights, from paid sick leave to working at home. Here’s an article from the Los Angeles Times talking about the rights workers have in California.
- Apply for state benefits: Californians can apply for unemployment here, disability or paid family leave here and food assistance here.
- Resources for seniors in their county: The California Department of Aging contracts with 33 agencies that offer services to seniors and adults with disabilities. Find services for seniors in your county here.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health: This Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. The number for their crisis counseling hotline is (800) 985-5990.
- Are you struggling with how to talk to your kids about the virus? Deborah Netburn has been answering kids’ questions about the virus in kid-appropriate language.
- In the entertainment industry, more than 100,000 workers are now out of a job. Here’s a guide entertainment industry-specific resources.
- Resources for restaurants and workers : A list of resources for hospitality workers blindsided by the loss of revenue and jobs.
- Free food for struggling hospitality workers: Here is a list of L.A. restaurants offering meals to people in the hospitality industry who have been laid off or had their hours cut due to the shutdown of nonessential businesses.
- An emergency loan program for small business owners in L.A.: Here’s what small businesses need to know about L.A.’s new emergency microloans.
- For seniors who need essentials brought to them: Read these Southern California organizations ready to help deliver essentials.
- LAist also has a great general resource list of places offering assistance. From financial assistance to food and other specific situations. If you don’t know where to begin, there are worse places to start.
Ramona Property Managers will continue to post lists of resources as we become aware of them so make sure you check this page often.