Read more here At WDACS, we deliver services that empower people, communities, and businesses to grow, succeed, and thrive. During the pandemic, our mission takes on an even greater importance, as our services are a vital lifeline for seniors, small businesses, laid-off workers and so many others. We rose to the challenge, but our work is far from over. WDACS will continue to enhance our services based on the needs of our communities and a changing economic and social landscape. WDACS' Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

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

Great Plates Delivered

WDACS is offering a first-in-the-nation meal delivery service in LA County to assist those in need of home-delivered meals and to help get our restaurant, hospitality and transportation community back to work.

Qualifying older adults can now enroll online for three free home delivered meals a day from local participating restaurants.

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.

Free PPE for LA County Small Businesses

Are you an LA County business with 100 or less employees struggling to find FREE personal protective equipment (PPE)? The PPE Unite™ program is here to help!
PPE Unite is a joint effort to give small business owners and their employees access to much-needed personal protective gear. This public and private partnership program creates access to PPE, promotes PPE use, and provides additional resources for businesses. We need to work together to safely reopen our local economy for the health of our businesses and the general public.
Get your 30-day supply of free Personal Protective Equipment to keep your business compliant and employees safe by visiting, PPEUnite.org.

Business Resiliency Toolkit

Our team remains committed to assisting impacted businesses and employers. This toolkit was created to provide vital resources and recommendations for business recovery, and sustainability. It highlights available LA County services, to assist with long-term planning to get back to business.

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:

Business Grant Resource List

LA County businesses affected by the COVID-19 global pandemic can qualify for assistance and economic relief grants. See below for a list of business grants resources available.

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

In effort to provide economic relief for businesses impacted by COVID-19, the Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging, and Community Services (WDACS) has expanded the Employer Assistance Grant Fund (EAGF) with federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding.

First Supervisorial District COVID-19 Business Relief Grant

The First Supervisorial District COVID-19 Business Relief Grant was established to support businesses in the unincorporated areas within Los Angeles County’s First Supervisorial District. This program was created by Supervisor Hilda Solis and is administered by Inclusive Action for the City.

The application will be open on July 8, 2020. For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/SD1BizGrant

Please attach the four flyers:

Preventing Stigma and Hate During the Coronavirus Outbreak

The County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, the LA County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS), and the Commission on Human Relations jointly announced the launch of the “L.A. vs Hate” initiative to report and end incidents of hate and hate crimes in LA County. This announcement comes as 211-LA continues to receive reports of hate – from January through July 2020, 256 total calls reporting hate, including 27 calls as a result of COVID-19 – and is part of a multi-year mission by the Board of Supervisors to end acts of hate in the County.

LA vs Hate is a community-centered creative campaign to encourage and support all residents of Los Angeles County to unite against, report, and resist hate. 

On this page you will find resources for everyone and anyone to help build community and remind your friends and family of the importance of standing up to hate in our county. If you are the victim, or witness of, a hate incident or hate crime you can report the incident/crime with 211 LA. Your report is confidential and 211 is not affiliated with law enforcement.

We encourage you to use the free artwork across social media, text, and email to unite your friends and family in the effort to recognize, report, and resist hate. No matter the neighborhood you live in or the job you have, the diversity of Los Angeles makes us stronger. The core message of the campaign is that the unity of all Angelenos, is what will allow us to overcome hate.

To view and use artwork for Los Angeles vs Hate click here.

To view and use Campaign Collateral click here.

To view and use artwork for Neighborhoods vs Hate click here.

To view and use artwork for Communities vs Hate click here.

To view and use artwork to Make A Statement click here.

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

In response to the COVID-19 crisis the Los Angeles City/County Native American Indian Commission (LANAIC) formed the LA Native COVID-19 Response Working Group (Working Group). The Working Group consists of leadership from Los Angeles County’s American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) community based organizations that provide culturally sensitive services. The Working Group has developed this resource guide to ensure that the AIAN community is aware of and connected to response and relief efforts related to COVID-19. The Working Group will also be providing up to date information on resources and services on Instagram at @lanativecovidresponse and Facebook at www.facebook.com/lanativecovid19.

WE ARE RESILIENT from Robert Cuadra on Vimeo.

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
  • null
    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

Great Plates Delivered

WDACS is offering a first-in-the-nation meal delivery service in LA County to assist those in need of home-delivered meals and to help get our restaurant, hospitality and transportation community back to work.

Qualifying older adults can now enroll online for three free home delivered meals a day from local participating restaurants.

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

Free PPE for LA County Small Businesses

Are you an LA County business with 100 or less employees struggling to find FREE personal protective equipment (PPE)? The PPE Unite™ program is here to help!
PPE Unite is a joint effort to give small business owners and their employees access to much-needed personal protective gear. This public and private partnership program creates access to PPE, promotes PPE use, and provides additional resources for businesses. We need to work together to safely reopen our local economy for the health of our businesses and the general public.
Get your 30-day supply of free Personal Protective Equipment to keep your business compliant and employees safe by visiting, PPEUnite.org.

Business Resiliency Toolkit

Our team remains committed to assisting impacted businesses and employers. This toolkit was created to provide vital resources and recommendations for business recovery, and sustainability. It highlights available LA County services, to assist with long-term planning to get back to business.

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:

Business Grant Resource List

LA County businesses affected by the COVID-19 global pandemic can qualify for assistance and economic relief grants. See below for a list of business grants resources available.

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

In effort to provide economic relief for businesses impacted by COVID-19, the Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging, and Community Services (WDACS) has expanded the Employer Assistance Grant Fund (EAGF) with federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding.

First Supervisorial District COVID-19 Business Relief Grant

The First Supervisorial District COVID-19 Business Relief Grant was established to support businesses in the unincorporated areas within Los Angeles County’s First Supervisorial District. This program was created by Supervisor Hilda Solis and is administered by Inclusive Action for the City.

The application will be open on July 8, 2020. For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/SD1BizGrant

Please attach the four flyers:

Preventing Hate
and Stigma in LA County

Preventing Stigma and Hate During the Coronavirus Outbreak

The County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, the LA County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS), and the Commission on Human Relations jointly announced the launch of the “L.A. vs Hate” initiative to report and end incidents of hate and hate crimes in LA County. This announcement comes as 211-LA continues to receive reports of hate – from January through July 2020, 256 total calls reporting hate, including 27 calls as a result of COVID-19 – and is part of a multi-year mission by the Board of Supervisors to end acts of hate in the County.

LA vs Hate is a community-centered creative campaign to encourage and support all residents of Los Angeles County to unite against, report, and resist hate. 

On this page you will find resources for everyone and anyone to help build community and remind your friends and family of the importance of standing up to hate in our county. If you are the victim, or witness of, a hate incident or hate crime you can report the incident/crime with 211 LA. Your report is confidential and 211 is not affiliated with law enforcement.

We encourage you to use the free artwork across social media, text, and email to unite your friends and family in the effort to recognize, report, and resist hate. No matter the neighborhood you live in or the job you have, the diversity of Los Angeles makes us stronger. The core message of the campaign is that the unity of all Angelenos, is what will allow us to overcome hate.

To view and use artwork for Los Angeles vs Hate click here.

To view and use Campaign Collateral click here.

To view and use artwork for Neighborhoods vs Hate click here.

To view and use artwork for Communities vs Hate click here.

To view and use artwork to Make A Statement click here.

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

Support for American Indian and Alaska Native Residents

In response to the COVID-19 crisis the Los Angeles City/County Native American Indian Commission (LANAIC) formed the LA Native COVID-19 Response Working Group (Working Group). The Working Group consists of leadership from Los Angeles County’s American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) community based organizations that provide culturally sensitive services. The Working Group has developed this resource guide to ensure that the AIAN community is aware of and connected to response and relief efforts related to COVID-19. The Working Group will also be providing up to date information on resources and services on Instagram at @lanativecovidresponse and Facebook at www.facebook.com/lanativecovid19.

WE ARE RESILIENT from Robert Cuadra on Vimeo.

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
  • 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