Great Plates Delivered Program WDACS is mobilizing our services to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. We are here to help. From home delivered meals for older adults to resources for job seekers and businesses, our website has the information and resources you need. WDACS Covid-19 Services & Resources

SERVICES & RESOURCES

As we face this unprecedented crisis together, WDACS is here to support our most vulnerable neighbors with meals and emergency food assistance, provide job seekers, workers and businesses with federal, state, and local resources, and prevent hate during the COVID-19 crisis.

Meal Services for Older Adults and Families

  • To ensure older adults continue to receive critically needed meals, we are distributing packaged/frozen meals for older adults at our select congregate meal sites as we work to transition to a home delivery service.  To keep you safe at home, we are transitioning to home-delivered meals at most locations.
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    Click here for a map with detailed plans for each meal site
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    Older adults 65 and older must send a family member, friend, or caregiver who is under the age of 65 to pick-up meals at sites.
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    Call 1-800-510-2020 to request meal services
  • WDACS is also providing food assistance for low-income families and older adults at select congregate meal sites through the Emergency Food Assistance Program.  Click on your closest service center link below to learn more.

First District

Second District

Fourth District

Fifth District

Critical Delivery Service

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the California Safer at Home Initiative, older adults have an increased need for timely delivery services.  WDACS has launched a temporary delivery program called Critical delivery Services (CDS) to deliver food and other vital items to individuals who are unable to leave their homes due to COVID-19.

Delivery services are reserved for those who are:

  • Aged 60 years and older

  • Individuals with a permanent or temporary disability

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    Call (888) 863-7411 to request delivery services

Adult Protective Services

If you are concerned that some you care about may be the victim of abuse, don’t be silent.  Our LA County Adult Protective Services team will provide a system of in person response 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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    Report elder abuse.  Call (877) 477-3646

Support For Individuals With Cognitive Impairment

Los Angeles County and L.A. Found are here to help caregivers of those living with Alzheimer’s, dementia, autism or other cognitive impairments.  We are still distributing Project Lifesaver bracelets via mail.  Call for caregiving support or applying for project lifesaver bracelet.

LA County Disaster Help Center

WDACS and DCBA, along with other County partners, have launched a new Disaster Help Center to support business owners and workers adversely affected by the COVID-19 health emergency.
Whether you are a business owner, a worker, a non-profit, a tenant or landlord, the LA County Disaster Help Center is available for immediate assistance. You can also access its free, one-on-one counseling from 8:30am to 5:30pm (Monday through Friday) and 10:00am to 3:00pm.

You can reach the Disaster Help Center by:

America's Job Centers of California are now VIRTUAL

In alignment with the County’s “Safer at Home” order in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, LA County America’s Job Centers of California (AJCCs) will no longer accommodate walk-in clients and will launch expanded virtual services.

Employer Assistance Grant Fund

The Los Angeles County Employer Assistance Grant Fund program is no longer accepting applications at this point in time.  Join our waitlist as we look at options to expand funding.

Preventing Stigma and Hate During the Coronavirus Outbreak

The County has received continual reports of bias, discrimination and hate targeting the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community during the COVID-19 outbreak. As we work to help County residents deal with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we also need to contain the spread of fear, hostility, discrimination and hate.

  • Do not assume a person has COVID-19 because they are wearing a mask
  • Educate yourself by getting the facts about COVID-19 from reliable sources such as LA County Department of Public Health
  • Do not make assumptions based on a person’s ethnicity, race, and/or nationality
  • Do not make assumptions that a person has been exposed to COVID-19 based on ethnicity, race, and/or nationality
  • Speak up when you hear false rumors or negative stereotypes that foster biases and potential racism
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    Report any incidents of hate that have happened to you or others by calling 2-1-1.
    211 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
As we work together to stop the spread of COVID-19, we need to contain the spread of fear, hostility and discrimination. 211 LA County is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide multi-lingual support via phone by calling 211 and online by visiting 211la.org.
The following list includes a list of resources that will help our communities work together to stop the spread of hate and embrace solidarity.
23 Tips on Cross-Cultural Communication 
This booklet provides recommendations for communicating with people whose cultures are different from your own. Click here to read.

A Primer on Addressing Intergroup Conflict in a Multicultural Workplace
This primer is an introduction to maintaining healthy work relationships among employees who represent a variety of cultures. Click here to read.

“but WORDS will never HURT me”
A brief description of hate speech, its harmful effects, and what you can do about it. Click here to read. To read in Spanish, click here.

“Research Brief on Reducing Implicit Bias”
An overview of what research has found is effective for managing your own personal prejudices. Click here to read. 

Resilience and Intergroup Solidarity Education (R.I.S.E)
R.I.S.E. offers learning experiences for promoting respect and inclusion, affirming human rights, and equipping youth and adults to seek justice and build peace. Click here to read.

“The Respect Range”
The Respect Range is a tool to help people and groups see their attitudes towards others more clearly through a graphic display of the stages of disrespect and respect. Click here to read.

“Stages of Prejudice”
This infographic provides a visual display of how prejudice festers in declining from silent support to openly hostile attacks. Click here to read.

“What You Can Do If You Witness Hate”
A one-pager that provides alternatives for what to do when you witness bias-motivated hostility. Click here to read.

Dispute Resolution Services

WDACS and the County’s Human Relation Commission partner with 9 agencies to provide dispute resolution services to residents across the County.  We provide 3 types of mediation services.  Below is an update on service closures or modifications for each type:

  • Mediation Services at the Courts:  Temporarily Suspended
  • Victim/Offender Mediation Services:  the California Conference for Equality and Justice and Centinela Youth Services are providing Victim Offender Services via phone or video conference.
  • Community Mediations:  Click here for a list of agencies that provide community mediation services.
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    To request mediation services, please call us at (213) 738-2621

Services for Native Americans

Gabrieleno Tongva Tribal Council, Pukuu Cultural Community Services and United American Indian Involvement provide services to alleviate poverty (i.e. emergency shelter, food, employment assistance, etc.) in the Native American Community.

Pukuu Cultural Community Services is providing emergency services in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic to eligible individuals including delivering groceries to homebound elders, providing food vouchers and rental assistance.

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    Contact the Pukuu Cultural Community Services by calling: (818) 336-6105
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    Contact the Gabrieleno Tongva Tribal Council by calling: (626) 286 1632
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    Contact the United American Indian Involvement by calling: (213) 202-3970

For more information on the Los Angeles City/County Native American Indian Commission, visit here

Services for Older Adults
and Dependent Families

Meal Services for Older Adults and Families

  • To ensure older adults continue to receive critically needed meals, we are distributing packaged/frozen meals for older adults at our select congregate meal sites as we work to transition to a home delivery service.  To keep you safe at home, we are transitioning to home-delivered meals at most locations.
  • null
    Click here for a map with detailed plans for each meal site
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    Older adults 65 and older must send a family member, friend, or caregiver who is under the age of 65 to pick-up meals at sites.
  • null
    Call 1-800-510-2020 to request meal services
  • WDACS is also providing food assistance for low-income families and older adults at select congregate meal sites through the Emergency Food Assistance Program.  Click on your closest service center link below to learn more.

First District

Second District

Fourth District

Fifth District

Critical Delivery Service

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the California Safer at Home Initiative, older adults have an increased need for timely delivery services.  WDACS has launched a temporary delivery program called Critical delivery Services (CDS) to deliver food and other vital items to individuals who are unable to leave their homes due to COVID-19.

Delivery services are reserved for those who are:

  • Aged 60 years and older

  • Individuals with a permanent or temporary disability

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    Call (888) 863-7411 to request delivery services

Adult Protective Services

If you are concerned that some you care about may be the victim of abuse, don’t be silent.  Our LA County Adult Protective Services team will provide a system of in person response 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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    Report elder abuse.  Call (877) 477-3646

Support For Individuals With Cognitive Impairment

Los Angeles County and L.A. Found are here to help caregivers of those living with Alzheimer’s, dementia, autism or other cognitive impairments.  We are still distributing Project Lifesaver bracelets via mail.  Call for caregiving support or applying for project lifesaver bracelet.

Support for Job Seekers
and Businesses

LA County Disaster Help Center

WDACS and DCBA, along with other County partners, have launched a new Disaster Help Center to support business owners and workers adversely affected by the COVID-19 health emergency.
Whether you are a business owner, a worker, a non-profit, a tenant or landlord, the LA County Disaster Help Center is available for immediate assistance. You can also access its free, one-on-one counseling from 8:30am to 5:30pm (Monday through Friday) and 10:00am to 3:00pm.

You can reach the Disaster Help Center by:

America's Job Centers of California are now VIRTUAL

In alignment with the County’s “Safer at Home” order in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, LA County America’s Job Centers of California (AJCCs) will no longer accommodate walk-in clients and will launch expanded virtual services.

Employer Assistance Grant Fund

The Los Angeles County Employer Assistance Grant Fund program is no longer accepting applications at this point in time.  Join our waitlist as we look at options to expand funding.

Preventing Hate
and Stigma in LA County

Preventing Stigma and Hate During the Coronavirus Outbreak

The County has received continual reports of bias, discrimination and hate targeting the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community during the COVID-19 outbreak. As we work to help County residents deal with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we also need to contain the spread of fear, hostility, discrimination and hate.

  • Do not assume a person has COVID-19 because they are wearing a mask
  • Educate yourself by getting the facts about COVID-19 from reliable sources such as LA County Department of Public Health
  • Do not make assumptions based on a person’s ethnicity, race, and/or nationality
  • Do not make assumptions that a person has been exposed to COVID-19 based on ethnicity, race, and/or nationality
  • Speak up when you hear false rumors or negative stereotypes that foster biases and potential racism
  • null
    Report any incidents of hate that have happened to you or others by calling 2-1-1.
    211 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
As we work together to stop the spread of COVID-19, we need to contain the spread of fear, hostility and discrimination. 211 LA County is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide multi-lingual support via phone by calling 211 and online by visiting 211la.org.
The following list includes a list of resources that will help our communities work together to stop the spread of hate and embrace solidarity.
23 Tips on Cross-Cultural Communication 
This booklet provides recommendations for communicating with people whose cultures are different from your own. Click here to read.

A Primer on Addressing Intergroup Conflict in a Multicultural Workplace
This primer is an introduction to maintaining healthy work relationships among employees who represent a variety of cultures. Click here to read.

“but WORDS will never HURT me”
A brief description of hate speech, its harmful effects, and what you can do about it. Click here to read. To read in Spanish, click here.

“Research Brief on Reducing Implicit Bias”
An overview of what research has found is effective for managing your own personal prejudices. Click here to read. 

Resilience and Intergroup Solidarity Education (R.I.S.E)
R.I.S.E. offers learning experiences for promoting respect and inclusion, affirming human rights, and equipping youth and adults to seek justice and build peace. Click here to read.

“The Respect Range”
The Respect Range is a tool to help people and groups see their attitudes towards others more clearly through a graphic display of the stages of disrespect and respect. Click here to read.

“Stages of Prejudice”
This infographic provides a visual display of how prejudice festers in declining from silent support to openly hostile attacks. Click here to read.

“What You Can Do If You Witness Hate”
A one-pager that provides alternatives for what to do when you witness bias-motivated hostility. Click here to read.

Dispute Resolution Services

WDACS and the County’s Human Relation Commission partner with 9 agencies to provide dispute resolution services to residents across the County.  We provide 3 types of mediation services.  Below is an update on service closures or modifications for each type:

  • Mediation Services at the Courts:  Temporarily Suspended
  • Victim/Offender Mediation Services:  the California Conference for Equality and Justice and Centinela Youth Services are providing Victim Offender Services via phone or video conference.
  • Community Mediations:  Click here for a list of agencies that provide community mediation services.
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    To request mediation services, please call us at (213) 738-2621
Support for American Indian
and Alaska Native Residents

Services for Native Americans

Gabrieleno Tongva Tribal Council, Pukuu Cultural Community Services and United American Indian Involvement provide services to alleviate poverty (i.e. emergency shelter, food, employment assistance, etc.) in the Native American Community.

Pukuu Cultural Community Services is providing emergency services in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic to eligible individuals including delivering groceries to homebound elders, providing food vouchers and rental assistance.

  • null
    Contact the Pukuu Cultural Community Services by calling: (818) 336-6105
  • null
    Contact the Gabrieleno Tongva Tribal Council by calling: (626) 286 1632
  • null
    Contact the United American Indian Involvement by calling: (213) 202-3970

For more information on the Los Angeles City/County Native American Indian Commission, visit here