We have added community resources to help everyone needing a helping hand at this time. Please feel free to reach out to the staff if you are needing assistance that may not be listed below so we can help.
The list that follows is of pantries and emergency services that are available at this time. PLEASE share this list with your students and others in need and encourage them to call the service first as changes in operating hours, etc. are occurring day to day.
Food Access Map
Shows where food pantries are located that are currently open
Project Angel Food
The grant LOVE project and Oscar de la Renta have joined forces to raise funds for a COVID-19 Emergency Food Fund. Project Angel Food’s Emergency Food Kits include three weeks of frozen and shelf stable meals
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness and are unable to independently access healthy food, you qualify for the home-delivered meal program.
Foothill Utility Center
191 N. Oak Ave. (Pasadena)
Usually they help only residents of Pasadena and Altadena, but currently they provide food to everyone once a week.
They provide one bag of food to a family (amount depends on what the Center receives)
Tuesday 9:00a.m.-11:30.am & Wednesday 1:00pm-3:30pm.
* This is a drive through pick up
Altadena Food Pantry
943 E. Altadena Dr. (Altadena)
Union Station Homeless Services
412 S. Raymond (Pasadena)
Food Pantry- West Valley
5700 Rudnick Ave. (Woodland Hills)
10641 N. San Fernando Rd. (Pacoima)
16439 Vanowen St. (Van Nuys)
Burbank Temporary Aid Center
1304 W. Burbank Blvd. (Burbank)
Loaves and Fishes
4322 San Fernando Rd. (Glendale)
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles-Glendale Community Services Center
4322 San Fernando Rd. Mon-Fri: 10:00 am – 12:00pm & 1:15-3:30 pm
Glendale Phone: (213-318-5707)
Rental and utility assistance, case management and food pantry services.
- Bring your own reusable bag
- Picture I.D for applicant
- I.D. for each member of the family (e.g. Birth Certificate, or Passport, medical cards for children)
- Proof of address (e.g. utility bill, phone bill, or rental agreement)
- Rent receipt
- Proof of income (e.g. paystub, SS, SSI, Cal Works, etc.)
Salvation Army Corps Community Center- Glendale
320 W. Windsor Rd.
Phone: (818) 246-5586 call for hours
- Need to register for this program by filling out an application
- Bring ID
- For residents of Glendale or Burbank
*At this time not asking for proof of income as they are taking into account this emergency situation.
World Harvest Food Bank
3100 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Hours: Monday - Friday 8am to 6pm; Saturday 8am to 3pm
Free telehealth counseling is available, and if interested please contact:
Joanna M. Saporito
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Board Certified Diplomate
120 day ban on evictions for renters and prohibits fees or penalties to those renters who fail to pay.
Operating its regular schedule
Free to all passengers through the end of April
So Cal Gas
No service will be disconnected. No customer will have their natural gas turned off due to non-payment.
Glendale Water and Power
Will not disconnect electric or water services or charge late fees through April 2020 due to customer’s inability to pay bill.
GWP encouraging customers to contact them for alternate payment options.
For The Next 60 Days (source: https://www.abc10.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/free-wifi-hotspots/103-8002bb36-b9f8-4c32-8801-7da31bfb8449)
- No termination of any wireless, home phone or broadband, residential or small business customer due to inability to pay.
- Will waive late payment fees
- Offering unlimited internet data and access for limited income households at $10/mo through their ACCESS program
- Opening their Xfinity Wi-Fi network for free and providing unlimited data.
- All customers unlimited data for no extra charge
- No late fees or disconnects if you contact the company about not being able to pay the bill.
Waiving late fees
Free Spectrum broadban and Wi-Fi to households with K-College students who don’t have a Spectrum broadband subscription . (844-488-8395)
- Waiving late fees
- Customers with metered data plans will have unlimited data per month at no extra cost.
- Customers will get an extra 20GB of mobile hotspot data per month for 60 days.
T-Mobile & N & Metro by T-Mobile
- Customers will get additional 20GB of mobile hotspots/tethering service for next 60 days.
- Will increase data allowance to students and schools for the next 60 days= 20GB of data per month for each participant.
Just last week the Department of Education announced they would allow federal student loan borrowers to suspend payments without penalty and interest for 60 days. The coronavirus stimulus bill would increase this assistance and provide a six-month postponement period until Sept. 30, 2020. This again will be without penalty or interest accruing.
Helps you find:
- Food Assistance
- Financial Help and Unemployment Assistance
- Mental Health Support
Offers a guided search by community helping you to find assistance with:
- Mental Health
- Crisis Services
- Legal Assistance
- Domestic Violence
Helps you find:
- Food and Nutrition
- Health Services
- Utility Assistance
- Employment Services
- Shelter Services and Housing Support
- Services for Seniors (65+)
Areas of assistance: Career Technical Education, Reentry Services, Restorative Justice
Types of assistance: Over 20 vocational training programs which include financial literacy, construction, masonry, print shop, pet grooming, hospitality/food service industry, training programs in basic computer software programs, nonprofit management training, training programs in horticulture, green building and construction. Transitional needs assessment, reentry coordinators to assist in placing the formerly incarcerated into reentry programs outside of jail. Ongoing peer-to-peer support for returning citizens and first time attendees receive a backpack with reentry supplies (clothing, toiletries). They also offer a for-credit restorative justice class.
Location: 2420 E. 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033
Contact: Phone-(323)685-2782, Fax-(415)734-3314
Website: Five Keys schools and programs
Areas of assistance: General Relief Opportunities for Work (GROW), Cal Fresh (Food stamps) Expungement, Vocational assessment, Educational Services, Mental health services, Substance abuse services.
Types of assistance: Once you become a participant in their GROW program you become eligible for various services. They provide education/ training for participants who want to pursue further education and training to realize their employment goals. If a participant needs to get their High School Equivalency Certificate the individual may choose any accredited school and GROW will pay the fee to take the exam. Grow can assist in helping expunge convictions from your record. They provide supportive services for victims of domestic violence and those mental health disorders to help them overcome barriers to employment. If a participant declares a need for substance abuse services the GROW program staff will ensure that assistance is provided.
Location: 2601 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90057
Glendale office: 4680 San Fernando Rd. Glendale, CA 91204
Contact: (866)-613-3777, (818)-701-8200
Website: Los Angeles County DPSS
Areas of assistance: Apprenticeship Preparation Program, Career Preparation Program, Know Your Rights Training, Record Change Clinics, Reintegration Network.
Types of assistance: The Apprenticeship Preparation Programs prepares formerly incarcerated for careers in the construction trade by providing them with information, experience, and skills necessary in the field. The main components of the program are case management services and a nationally union-approved course (MC3). The program also helps prepare participants to obtain and retain employment by providing life skills, training, employability training, hands on volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, union site visits, and guest speakers.
The Career Preparation Program assists formerly incarcerated through in-depth training on resume writing, searching for jobs, interviewing, retaining employment, and other key employability skills. Participants can also work with educators from the Pasadena Unified School District to earn their GED or high school equivalency.
Record change clinics are hosted to help those formerly incarcerated who are eligible to expunge their past offences by helping them navigate and process the paperwork.
Reintegration Network consists of local service providers and public agencies working together to meets needs of formerly incarcerated. They help participants set goals and make plans, navigate complicated processes to get social services, and complete necessary steps to successful reintegration, such as driver’s license, finding housing and employment, paying child support, and more.
Location: 235 West Mountain Street, Suite 106, Pasadena, CA 91103
Contact: Phone: (626) 449-0839, Email: email@example.comWebsite: Flintridge Center
Areas of assistance: State Licensing Board Discipline and Revocation Appeals, Proposition 47 Outreach & Petition Filing, Expungement Services, Termination of Probation and Felony Reduction Petition Reduction Petition Filing, Traffic Ticket Amnesty/DMV negation and support
Types of assistance: Provides individuals affected by past criminal justice involvement may receive free legal representation. Those who have lost their license (nursing) may be helped with appeals. If you have been convicted prior to the passing of Proposition 47 you may have your felony convictions reduced to a misdemeanor. Expungement services are available for those eligible under the California Penal Code 1203.4 and 1203.4(a). Representatives can help those eligible to have their probation terminated. Felony reduction petition filing is also available.
Location: 919 Albany St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Contact: Phone: (213) 736-8339, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Areas of assistance: Substance abuse treatment and recovery (STAR), Computerized literacy learning centers (CLLC), Parole education programs (PEP), G.E.D. services, vocational preparation.
Types of assistance: Parole education programs are located in parole offices throughout the state along with computerized literacy learning centers which offer adult basic education in reading, writing, math, G.E.D., and literacy. The STAR program is a curriculum designed to help parolee substance abusers develop new skills to understand the relapse process and prepare for a smooth drug free community transition.
Location: CLLC/STAR Sites- San Fernando Valley Van Nuys Parole: 8100 Balboa place, room 102, Van Nuys, CA 91406. PH:818-442-0544
South Central Parole: 2444 S. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90058. PH:323-238-1630
Sunset DRC Behavioral Systems Southwest: 1000 West Sunset Blvd. #100, Los Angeles, CA 90012 PH: 213-259-8467
Areas of assistance: Emergency services, Residential rehabilitation, Urban training institute, re-entry residential program.
Types of assistance: The primary emergency services are offered to anyone in need free of charge and include 3 hot meals daily, overnight shelter, clean clothing, showers, mail services and employment assistance. The residential rehab program offers education assessment and placement, career and job services, life skills courses, academic courses, mental health recovery services, psychiatric referrals and other referral services. Their urban training institute offers classes in adult basic education, computer literacy classes, G.E.D. readiness classes, standardized test preparation, computer fundamentals, on-line courses, customer service, tutoring, ESL, and also provide classes on anger management and domestic violence.
The break it to make it residential re-entry program is in partnership with the Strindberg Laboratory and Los Angeles City College and their goal is to break the “prison-street-prison” from the lives of individuals released from incarceration. You may enroll into any of 3 programs depending on your unique needs including Fast Track and Life start which are 6 month programs and the Fresh Start program which is 12 months. 30 days prior to your release from jail a team of counselors will do an intake assessment and will arrange transportation for you to arrive at L.A. Mission. This program offers case management, housing, food, legal assistance, education, spiritual support, substance abuse and mental health counseling, job training, job/career development, community support system.
Location: 303 East 5th St., Los Angeles, CA, 90013
Website: The Los Angeles Mission
Areas of assistance: Mental Health Services Continuum Program
Types of assistance: Parolees may receive cost effective mental health services such as evaluating mental illnesses, group therapy, crisis intervention, and case management. Housing subsidies may be available to parolees who suffer from severe mental illnesses and are at risk for homelessness
Contact: Division Headquarters Telephone: (916) 445-6200
Areas of Assistance: Employment Services, Employment preparation, Job development, job coaching, mental health services, Education assistance.
Types of Assistance: DOR will assist our formerly incarcerated students with various types of services to allow them to pursue education. They will help with purchasing text books, parking passes, school supplies, tuition, transportation stipends and various other forms of support. This is an extremely helpful resource for students.
Location: 425 W. Broadway Ste#202, Glendale, CA 91204
Contact: Nancy Peera 818-551-2141
Website: Department of Rehabilitation (DOR)