For more information about what data is available for request, click here.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Office of Violence Prevention partners with community residents and stakeholders to implement the Trauma Prevention Initiative (TPI) to reduce violence-related injuries and deaths. Launched in 2015, TPI aligns County services and initiatives to build a comprehensive, place-based approach through innovative programs, policies, and partnerships. TPI supports a community-driven approach to public safety that is survivor centered, and empowers community leadership, coordinating across sectors to build infrastructure for prevention and well-being in the county’s highest need communities. TPI is initially focused on South Los Angeles and building a place-based model that can be scaled to additional communities.
CAPs are currently established in Westmont West Athens and Willowbrook. Additional CAPs are in the process of being established and will be added later.
Funded Prevention Strategies
Community stakeholders prioritize strategies that build leadership capacity and promote dialogue and healing. Community engagement in TPI communities builds local leadership, promotes positive identity, and develops priorities to guide violence prevention work through Community Action for Peace (CAP) groups, community events and summits. Community engagement also provides avenues for other departments and initiatives to get involved in the communities.
To learn more about how TPI builds local leadership, promotes positive identity, and develops priorities to guide violence prevention work through CAP in Westmont West Athens and Willowbrook, click here.
Find a testing site near you (NEW!)
Keep at a 6ft distance & stay home!
MLK Healing & Trauma Prevention Center (NEW!)
Available support includes mental health, substance use, and general health and wellness resources.
Food Bank Guide
Find a local food pantry near you
For more information, click each topic for resources and opportunities.
LA County Library: Library and Hotspot Loans
Do you know anyone without internet or a computer at home who would benefit from borrowing them – to apply for jobs, access homeschooling resources, or simply stay connected to information?
You can now check out a kit with a Chromebook and wireless hotspot to access the internet (plus chargers) inside a handy carrying case, from any Sidewalk Service Location.
LA County Library: Supports Foster Youth & Families (NEW!)
In honor of Foster Care Awareness Month, foster youth who sign up for a library card at one of our libraries in May will get a free book!
* For youth 17 and under. Card may take up 10 days to be verified/activated.
Los Angeles LGBT Center: One-on-One Mentorship Program (NEW!)
Our one-on-one mentoring program offers LGBTQ youth the opportunity to be matched with an adult in our community who will support them in goal-setting.
We train each mentor with skills to be there for their mentee – not as parents or teachers, but as people who are there to guide them in being the absolute best selves.
Work Ready Program
Are you currently looking for a new job, looking to build new job skills, or seeking out new career opportunities, but don't have the device or internet connection to make that happen? Work Ready is here to help.
A 6-week session (being offered 6 times through 2021)
Participants borrow a laptop and wireless hotspot kit from one of the 20 participating libraries.
Participants receive special support items to aid in the job search process, which they can keep.
Weekly virtual programs will cover topics ranging from writing cover letters and interviewing to identifying high-growth careers and working from home.
Project Return Peer Support Network: Peer Volunteers Needed
Project Return Peer Support Network is a non-profit Peer-Run Mental health organization that creates opportunities for connection that enrich and inspire individuals with mental illness to purse a life without limits. We need YOUR help in creating LGBTQIA2-s peer support groups for the community. We are looking for individuals with Lived Experience who are ready to take a leadership role within their communities and whom possess the passion for helping others. Stipends are available. Visit us at prpsn.org to stay connected!
Are you between 14-24 years old and looking for a job?
You can earn $$ while learning valuable life and work skills.
Receive 120 hours of paid training and work experience while earning $15 per hour. Opportunities to work for variety of employers in public, private, or non-profit sectors.
Have you experienced barriers to employment?
This includes homelessness, former foster or TAY Youth, Justice System Involvement, receiving GAIN or GROW, unemployed for more than 6 months and other barriers to employments.
Worker education and resource center's training program connects individuals with barriers to employment to opportunities with various County Departments.
Parks and Recreation: Grounds Maintenance Work (GMW), Custodian
Health Services: Intermediate Clerk, Custodian
Department of Beaches and Harbors: Ground Maintenance
Department of Public Works: Laborer
Now Hiring: Transportation Security Officers
Full-time and part-time positions starting at $18.85 per hour.
This position has competitive pay, growth potential, federal benefits, and paid on-the-job training.
TSA is a great place to start a rewarding career. Join our team at Los Angeles International Airpot and earn $1,000 sign on bonus.
By taking the assessment, you test once for multiple jobs, and your responses are available to be transferred to any of jobs in the series for which you applied.
Department of Economic Opportunity's Youth at Work Elevate Program
Join us for our first cohort in September! Calling all animators, developers, editors, analysts, producers, and technologists! The Department of Economic Opportunity is reaching out now to engage youth and as Los Angeles County businesses to partner in helping highly motivated young adults establish lifelong careers in entertainment, healthcare, hospitality, information technology, transportation and other high-growth and emerging industries.
Eligible youth include current or former foster youth, justice-impacted youth, LGBTQ+ youth and youth currently or previously experiencing housing instability or homelessness, ages 17-24.
Updated Food Bank Guide
Find local food pantries in the LA County.
Willowbrook Library is now offering Sidewalk Service, Tuesday-Saturday! Willowbrook community members can now have their library holds or wireless print jobs sent to Willowbrook Library for pickup outside parking garage library entrance.
Willowbrook Library's Current Sidewalk Service Pickup Hours:
Sunday & Monday: Closed
Compton Library and AC Bilbrew Library offer Laptop & Hotspot Loan Kits for customers to borrow for 3 weeks. More details here at the bottom of the webpage: Click here to learn more
If there are any questions about these services, call Willowbrook library at 323.564.5698, press 3 to speak with staff.
Free Smog Repairs
Having trouble passing smog and registering your car?
Did you know: California provides working-class families up to:
$1,200 to pay for smog repairs
$1,500 to scrap your vehicles
$11,000 to replace your vehicle
How it works
• Step 1: Call Us -Call us and we can provide Pacoima (San Fernando Valley) community members with info on all the programs they may be eligible for.
• Step 2: Apply
We will help you to fill out your applications & walk you through the process of applying.
COVID-19 Vaccine appointments are free and available to anyone 16 and older living or working in Los Angeles County! No health insurance is required and there will be no questions about immigration status.
How to Get Vaccinated in Los Angeles County:
You can just show up at a County-run site during operating hours to get vaccinated, OR
Book an appointment for you or someone else on MyTurn.ca.gov. Your first and second dose appointments will be confirmed and you won’t need to register at the site.
Available Locations (View Flyer for more details):
Balboa Sports Complex
Cal State Northridge
Eugene A. Obregon Park
LA County Office of Education
Palmdale Oasis Park Recreation Center
College of the Canyons
In order to be vaccinated, you will need to show:
Proof that you live or work in LA County
Proof that you are age 16 or older.
COVID-19 Funeral Assistance
Financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses is available for up to $9,000 per funeral.
Free Groceries home-delivered to seniors in need over 60 years (or over 50 with a health condition)
With a mission to ensure seniors in our community don't go hungry, Help Me Help Me Help You provides FREE nutritious fresh and packaged groceries delivered each week to the homes of eligible clients.
Help Me Help You is already serving more than 1,000 residents each week with FREE nutritious groceries via our Food Pantry locations. Now eligible senior residents who can’t access these locations due to age or health reasons can qualify for FREE food pantry delivery in the Long Beach, CA area.
Norwalk Seventh-day Adventist Church Food Pantry
Need Food? Pick up a free bag of groceries.
Every Monday from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm at 12201 Firestone Blvd, Norwalk, CA
Long Beach Community Table Food Relief
Open Hours for Feed ( Horarios abiertos para la comida gratis)
Visit Weekly – No appointment needed ( Vista semanal – No se necesita cita)
Tuesday (Martes) 5:30-7pm
Wednesday (Miercoloes) 5:30-7pm
Friday (Viernes) 12-4pm
Saturday (Sabado) 12-2pm
Location: 9038 Artesia Blvd, Bellflower
FREE Phones for CA Foster Youth
Apply to get a new smartphone (Moto G7 REVVLA4) with 32 GB, unlimited talk, unlimited text, and unlimited high speed smartphone data. 10 GB of high speed hotpot data then unlimited 3G hotspot data. Unlimited domestic data roaming. Optimized video streaming at 480.
Heart of Los Angeles: Free Art Classes
Location: Augustus F. Hawkins Nature Park (5790 Compton Ave, Los Angeles 90011)
No experiences for tools needed. For ages 6-19 Monday through thursday afterschool.
California Community Foundation: P.E. for the Entire Family
Join us every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Ted Watkins Park ( 103rd St and Success Ave.)
CalFresh Healthy Living at Parks After Dark
DPH Nutrition and Physical Activity program's partners are participating at many of the Parks After Dark (PAD) events to conduct nutrition education, physical activity classes, and free produce giveaways including some located in Willowbrook and Westmont West Athens communities.
The Long Beach Emergency Rental Assistance Program (LB-ERAP) is designed to assist landlords and income-eligible tenants (renters) who have experienced financial loss or hardship due to COVID-19 through rental assistance.
LB-ERAP is part of the Long Beach Recovery Act. The federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 provides the funding to support the program, which is designed to implement the tenant protection laws enacted by the State of California (SB 91). The program is established to provide assistance exclusively to landlords and tenants in Long Beach and is separate from the State’s rental assistance program. Applicants should not apply to the State program if the unit for which they are seeking assistance is located in the City.
LB-ERAP will help income-eligible tenants pay rent and utilities, both for past due bills and future payments. The program will prioritize assisting lower-income tenants who have been unemployed for 90 days or more and who are at risk of housing instability.
ActNOW COVID Help Hub- Do you need Covid-19 support services?
Stay Calm, Stay Informed Community Resource Guide Available.
Do you need support with food, utilities, rent, health insurance, and more?
View Flyer for more information.
LA CADA Youth and Family Services
Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse (L.A. CADA) strives to prevent youth drug misuse and abuse within our surrounding communities by providing education, training and support to youth, parents/guardians, and community partners. Our prevention services may include:
Peer Advocate Training
Linkage to HIV Testing
Quarterly Coalition Meetings
Peer Lead Support Groups
Linkage to Medication Assisted Treatment
Need Help with Your Utilities?
Receive up to $100 payment for your SCE energy or SCG Gas bill.
You can contact your local neighborhood center to receive financial relief up to $100 to be applied toward your SCE energy and SCG gas bills. Proof of income will be required. Funds are limited and will be available until depleted.
You must contact each center directly to enroll.
Call 1 (877) VAC-RYDE to be provided with a free ride to your destination!
This includes to get vaccinated, to the grocery store, to get tested and to work.
Criminal Record Clearing Project: LA County Homeless Court Program
HEART (Homeless Engagement and Response Team) administers the LA County Homeless Court Program. The Homeless Court helps participants resolve eligible traffic and pedestrian infraction citations by engaging in services instead of paying fines and fees they cannot afford. HEART asks the LA County Superior Court to dismiss the infraction if it is open, suspend the fines and fees if it in collections, and recall any associated warrants.
The Reach Team: Children Exposed to Violence
When violence occurs in a community, children are often witnesses to the event and its aftermath. The impact of violence exposure is associated with learning, health, emotional and behavior issues immediately following the event and also later in life. Early intervention and emotional and social support are key in preventing and healing symptoms of trauma. Learn more about this FREE program and the services offered
Lead Free Homes: The Health of Your Family Matters
A Free Lead Paint Hazard Remediation Program Can Help. Was your home built before 1951?
Do you have cracked, chipped, or peeling paint? Is there a child under 6 living in or frequently visiting your home? Is there a pregnant woman living in your home?
You may qualify for free services to remove lead paint hazards inside and/or outside your home.
DPSS: Attention Families! Don't miss out on food benefits
What is CalFresh?
CalFresh helps people with low income buy nutritious food so they can stay healthy. Recipient can buy food at any grocery store or farmers market that accepts EBT. Recipients can also buy their groceries online at participating stores for delivery or curbside pickup. View flyer for instructions on how to submit an application.
The Countywide benefits entitlements service team is a Department of Health Services (DHS) program, comprised of a dedicated team of benefits advocates, clinicals, and legal partners that assist individuals to apply for the following disability programs like:
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI)
Who is eligible for services?
Individuals experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness who are:
Core Center (Connecting to Opportunities for Recovery and Engagement) (NEW!)
The Core Center Services Includes:
Information on alcohol and drug prevention, and community advocacy opportunities.
Workshops such as preventing teen substance use and vaping, understanding substance use disorders and treatment services, and recognizing signs of relapse.
Peer-to-peer support for families of loved ones using alcohol or drugs.
Training on how to administer medication (naloxone) to reverse an opioid overdose.
Screenings to identify treatment needs.
Referrals to no-cost treatment services for Medi-Cal and My Health LA clients.
MLK Healing Center
Join FREE virtual community workshops with the MLK Healing Center.
The CalHope program at Allies for Every Child is offering crisis counseling during the pandemic. We offer a listening ear, resources, and information to help you find your way and meet your needs during these difficult time.
Calll our support line at Allies for every child:
Substance Abuse Services:
Our outpatient and intensive outpatient programs help individuals struggling with substance use maintain abstinence from alcohol and/or drugs by developing and enhancing healthy life skills.
Claris Health is a community-based non-profit with clinic locations in West and South LA. They specialize in providing medical, mental health, and support services, primarily to pregnant women and families with children under the age of five.
We are reaching out to you today to announce the launch of our Virtual Care Services. We are offering pregnancy support appointments, parenting classes, and parent mentorship. I've attached a one-sheet flyer on our services. If you are working with any participant who is pregnant or who thinks they might be pregnant, they can meet virtually with one of our Virtual Patient Advocates to discuss pregnancy options, provide case management, and linkage to local resources. Our Virtual Parenting Classes are offered in English and Spanish, and include court-mandated parenting. Our Parent Mentorship sessions are provided to address any specific parenting questions or concerns that families may have. All of these services are free and open to anyone, with no eligibility requirements.
Wellness Community: What you need to know about the COVID-19 Vaccine
All sessions are open to residents of the LA County who want to learn about who is eligible to be vaccinated, how the vaccine was developed, its safety and effectiveness, and other important topics.
View flyer to find a time and session
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services
Transforming Lives by providing quality mental health, substance use and suicide prevention services in communities where stigma or poverty limits access.
CalHope @ USC Telehealth: FREE Counseling Support Services
Offers safe, secure, and culturally sensitive services for all Californians who may need support relating to COVID-19.
Participation Requirements: Calfornia Resident at least 12 years old
Counseling: Anonymous up to 6 sessions
via phone or zoom , Individual or Group
Opioid Addiction Treatment
Find treatment, maintenance programs, and prevention support.
Patients should have a photo ID, treating adults, evidence of opioid addiction, intake & admission, and admitted patients receive medication the same day.
Healthy Relationships, Healthy Kids
A 14-week course for Women Affected by Domestic Violence. This program employs a supportive, safe and welcoming approach to learning. Participants are encourage to process their emotions as they are guided through a curriculum that fosters an understanding of domestic violence and the effects of abuse on survivors and their children.
Nami: Were you affected by COVID-19?
National Alliance on Mental Illness is here for YOU. We provide information, education, emotional support, and links to resources. We are confidential, anonymous and free. For more information, view flyer.
The Reach Team: Children Exposed to Violence
When violence occurs in a community, children are often witnesses to the event and its aftermath. The impact of violence exposure is associated with learning, health, emotional and behavior issues immediately following the event and also later in life. Early intervention and emotional and social support are key in preventing and healing symptoms of trauma.
Right to Rise: Rescued from human trafficking, but then what?
Casa de la familia offers therapy at no cost to human trafficking survivors and their families.
The Midnight Mission: HomeLight Family Living
HomeLight Family Living provides the path for families in crisis to reunify, rebuild and restore their lives, We provide education, career preparedness, counseling, and life skills to break the cycle of abuse and poverty and ensure independent, successful living.
Our goal is to help families achieve gainful employment and permanent housing while helping them to mitigate and resolve some of the social, financial, educational and vocational deficiencies that played a role or cause them to become homeless.
Our mission is to empower women to make new choices for positive futures. Medi-Cal, insurance providers and self-pay are accepted. Our 32-bed residential program provides the foundation, education and tools for a complete substance-free lifestyle.
A continuum of treatment and support personalized for you and your family. Spanish or English. Available day or evening.
21 Day Emergency Shelter: Basic Center Program
Our program focuses on meeting the needs of immediate housing for homeless and runaway youth under 18 years of age. We provide food, supportive services and emergency referrals. For assistance call, 213-766-0432 or 213-766-0433
Haven's Place Sanctuary: Empowered Women Empower Women
We provide a variety of services for female victim of trafficking ages 16-24 in safe space.
Our services includes:
Sliding scale services. No insurance needed. Call 714-828-2000 for more information!
Service includes unlimited therapy sessions, counseling, group classes, school programs, addiction treatment programs, military discount offered, and service languages include English, Spanish and Hindi.
LAPD Mental Evaluation Unit Resources
If your family member is in crisis and is a danger to themselves or others, call 911.
Hold this list in your hand when you call 911, so you can read from it.
IMPORTANT: You are aking a stranger to come into your home to resolve a crisis. They will only have the information that you provide to them. It is a good practice to gather as much of this information as possible before a crisis occurs.
What are the holiday blues? It's when you feel sad and lonely during the winter holiday period or other cultural holidays. Read the handout to learn more about the holiday blues.
AFFIRM LGBTQ+ Groups (ages 12-21)
Group sessions using CBT based interventions.
Understand relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors
Understand the role home/bi/transphobia and minority stress on thoughts and feelings
Learn strategies to decrease negative feelings and increase positive feelings
Learn ways to manage stress better by changing thoughts and actions
Date: Mondays 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Check –In with your Mental Health
An opportunity for youth to share their experiences and viewpoints about mental health, the effects of COVID-19, systemic racism, school and community, and what you would like to see in a mental health education program.
Recruiting youth 14-17 years of age who identify as Black/African-American, Latinx, or Multi-Racial (with at least one of your identities as Black/African-American or Latinx)
Must live and attend high school in South LA
Participate in a 1-1.5 hour virtual focus group with other youth and be compensated with a $20 e-gift card.
2020-2021 Alzheimer's Resource Directory - Los Angeles County (NEW!)
Los Angeles has one of the highest rates of individuals impacted by Alzheimer's or other dementias in the country. More than 250,000 people living in our community are currently affected. That's almost half of the people in California living with the disease. Alzheimer's doesn't discriminate. It crosses all boundaries: age, race, culture, socioeconomic status, sexual preference, and gender. Learn more about the different resources and help with this Resource Directory.
PRC Online Support Groups and Ms. Shirley Presents: What's the Word? Word Up!
Every Tues and Thurs @ 10 am
Come join Ms. Shirley Ray for the Peer to Peer support group where everyone can come in to talk about their struggles, and find out various community resources, information, and ways to get/give help.
Shelter for domestic violence and human trafficking
Counseling and Therapy
No cost transportation
Access to educational and employment opportunities
Safe Harbor Trauma Recovery Center (NEW!)
Our mission is to promote healing, recovery, and growth for trauma survivors and their families through holistic, integrated, community-centered, and evidence-based services steeped in a social justice framework.
We provide free/confidential services to survivors of crime an/or their families based on individual clients' needs and interests in mental health care, case management and outreach to our clients and more...
Amalu Coaching: Free Virtual Peer Support Groups
Help and Hope for Family and Friend Witnesses of Domestic Violence/ Relationship Abuse.
The Virtual Support groups are designed for:
Family and friends struggling with the effects of when someone you care about is being abused.
Family and friends struggling with the effects of when someone you care about is abusing others.
Open to Asian-identifying Women within the greater Los Angeles Area, ages 25-40
Free Virtual Hatha Flow Yoga Class "Creating Space in Tight Places
Give yourself an hour a week to practice self-care by taking holistic approach to health. Hatha Flow Yoga class focuses on relaxation and mindfulness while also helping you build strength and flexibility with slow movements from pose to pose.
Curtis Tucker Center for Community Wellness
The Curtis tucker Center for Community Wellness (CCW) offers a place for community members to gather, find resources, and participate in wellness activities. All activities are FREE and open to the community.
United Mental Health Promoters
The United Mental Health Promoters of Los Angeles County provide educational workshops to individuals and families seeking needed resources on prevention and early intervention in mental health. The promoter is not a clinician or psychiatrist, and for this reason, he/she cannot state his or her opinion on psychological treatment or medications.
Public Health has made reasonable efforts to provide accurate translation. However, no computerized translation is perfect and is not intended to replace traditional translation methods. If questions arise concerning the accuracy of the information, please refer to the English edition of the website, which is the official version.