Support Resources

This is a list of suggested resources.

Los Angeles Resources list:​ This is a huge list of resources for all ages and populations.
(Look at this list first)

SMC COVID-19 Undocumented Student Support Resources

Santa Monica support resources for housing, food, and employment (call for hours):

​LAYN Emergency Shelter: 323-240-2253          

Westside Food Bank 310-828-6016 (Pantries can be found on website here)

Manna Conejo Valley Food Bank: 805-497-4959         

LA County Public Service (Calworks, Food Stamps, MediCal): 310-401-5291      

Chrysalis Santa Monica (job assistance): 310-401-9400         

JVS SoCal (job assistance): 323-761-888

AuntBertha Search for free or reduced-cost services like medical care, food, job training, and more.

Every table is offering meals for EVERYONE as well as food distribution centers that can distribute food to a group of people. If you need 10-10,000 meals, reach out to Everytable at (323) 458 - 6487. For more info, click here.

If you are experiencing employment issues, please visit "Benefits for Workers Impacted by COVID-19" and also check out the EDD's Frequently Asked Questions.

Technology Resources

  • Internet Connection Resources

Several companies including Charter, Spectrum, and Comcast have announced plans to offer free internet service for 60 days to households with students as classes are moving online amid concerns about COVID-19. Beginning March 16 Charter Communications will make its internet and WiFi services available for free for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who don't already have internet through the company. WiFi hotspots will also be open to the public. Please contact the companies at the phone numbers below directly to arrange services if you are interested.

  • Comcast offers two free months for new users

Speed at 25Mbps down and 3 Mbps up (impacts all internet essential users). Please use this link to sign up.  
Comcast: 855-846-8376 for English speakers or 855-765-6995 for Spanish speakers

  • Spectrum offers two free months for new users for K-12 and/or college students up to 100 Mbps – must call 844-488-8395. 
  • Charter will open WiFi hotspots for public use .

Cellular Companies Responses and Support 

Mental and Emotional Support

Tips to Overcome Stress & Anxiety

Coping with stress during infectious disease outbreaks PDF Filehttps://store.samhsa.gov/system/files/sma14-4885.pdf     PDF Filehttps://store.samhsa.gov/system/files/sma14-4885spanish.pdf 

Coping

Talk Space: Talking to Children
Anxiety Resources​

Helping Children Cope

How to Reduce Stress During School Closures
World Health Organization:  Helping children cope with stress during the 2019-nCoV outbreak

Families need support navigating social distancing and school closures. Common Sense Media put together this resource hub with quality media picks and at-home learning opportunities for kids.

Talking with Children about COVID-19

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 PDF File

Talking With Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents and Teachers during infectious disease outbreaks.
English: Spanish:

Child Mind Institute: Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus​ (English & Spanish)

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

In response to the national emergency and to protect our employees, America's taxpayers, communities and our partners, the IRS has temporarily closed all Taxpayer Assistance Centers and discontinued face-to-face service throughout the country until further notice. The IRS is continuing to process tax returns, issue refunds and help taxpayers to the greatest extent possible.​​

Unemployment

If your place of employment is closing or at least reducing his number of hours due to state mandates, both the California and US governments are preparing resources to help with those out of work or working reduced hours due (only) to the Coronavirus. 

WIC – Women, Infants & Children

CAPK WIC Provides:

  • Healthy Foods: WIC benefits to purchase healthy foods like bread, eggs, and milk to supply you and your family with essential nutrients like calcium, iron, and protein.
  • Nutrition Education: Registered Dietitians, Nutritionists, and trained professionals who can help inform, educate, and counsel you on the best nutrition for you and your growing family.
  • Breastfeeding Support: Personal, group and peer support from Lactation Educators to help you meet your breastfeeding goals.
  • Referral Services: Referrals to important and necessary community resources, which can help you and your family, find health care, child care, housing, etc.

Simple Ways to Support SMC

  1. Make a Tax Deductible Donation to FEED THEIR HOPES 

  2. Sign-Up: Pick from a list of items on Amazon and we will distribute most critically needed items:  

  3. Pay-It-Forward: Sign up for the freshly prepared meal subscription offered by our food security partners Everytable. Use the code SMCFRIEND to unlock savings for you, while providing meals to a need student. (No long term commitments necessary.)

  4. Bake-A-Batch: In addition to supporting students, we have an Emergency Relief Team that is comprised of first responders and critical professionals who have been working 24/7 and need a little homemade love. Bake a batch of homemade cookies, place in a disposable container and drop at the designated address. For more information, visi​t.

  5. Deliver & Drop: Sign up to deliver and drop food to seniors or traditional students across the LA basin. Email foundation@SMC.edu and provide your name, email, phone number. We will send more information once we organize our first delivery next week.

  6. Share! Share! Share! The more that we can share the strength and show support to our neighbor, the more love and humanity will prevail through this challenging period.

Elderly (65+)

Food

  • Elderly Meal Program Map

  • Community and Senior Centers PDF FileSenior Lunch Programs

  • The Boys and Girls Club and Waveside Church are providing free non-perishable food items and supplies to the elderly. 310-457-2582 or emergencyrelief@bgcmalibu.org

  • Seniors in Lynwood, Compton, South Gate, Watts who need food delivery
    Call Greater Emmanuel Temple at 424-296-0400 Tuesday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Seniors Living in the City Cudahy

  • If you are or know of seniors (65 years or older), that lives in the City of Cudahy and does not have access to a daily essential meal
    Please call: 323-773-5143 Ext 232
    Or email: vsantiago@cityofcudahy.gov

  • Seniors in Florence Firestone
    If you are need of groceries and cannot leave your home, we’d love to help! Call us: 323-749-7246

  • Seniors in Lynwood, Compton, South Gate, Watts who need food delivery
    Call Greater Emmanuel Temple at 424-296-0400
    Tuesday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

  • Cudahy and does not have access to a daily essential meal, please have the senior contact The Cudahy Parks & Recreation Department at 323-773-5143 ext 232 or email vsantiago@cityofcudahyca.gov to register for meal delivery

  • If you know any seniors that live in Bell by themselves and/or need resources contact The Bell Community Center at 323-773-1596 or DM @cityofbell on Instagram

  • Seniors in Florence-Firestone who need food & food delivery should call Inner City Visions at 323-749-7246

  • If you know any seniors that don’t have available resource or live by themselves in Bell Gardens contact The Bell Gardens Recreation and Community Services at / Si conoce a personas de la tercera edad que necesitan recursos, comuníquese con The Bell Gardens Recreation and Community Services al 562-334-1779 or 562-806-7650 

Grocery Shopping Hours for the elderly and other at-risk populations

  • ALL 41 Northgate Market shopping locations will be open exclusively for seniors from 7 - 8 a.m. starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

  • ALL Vallarta supermarkets will be open for seniors, disabled people, and pregnant people from 7 - 8 a.m. starting Wednesday, March 18, 2020

  • Senior Shopping Hour at Grocery Outlet in Altadena (located at 2270 Lake Ave., Altadena, CA 91001) offers a shopping slot exclusively for the elderly from 7am to 8am every day starting on Thursday, March 17.

  • ALL Super A Markets will open one hour early to allow Seniors 65 years and up to exclusively shop during the hours of 7 - 8 a.m. before the store opens to the general public.

  • ALL Superior Grocers will open one hour early to allow Seniors 65 years and up and older and disabled folks to exclusively shop during the hours of 7 - 8 a.m. before the store opens to the general public.

  • Senior Shopping Hour at Grocery Outlet in Altadena (located at 2270 Lake Ave., Altadena, CA 91001) offers a shopping slot exclusively for the elderly from 7 - 8 a.m. every day starting on Thursday, March 17.

  • Albertsons: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7 - 9 a.m., open to seniors 65+

  • Big Saver Foods: Starting March 17, 7:30 - 8 a.m., open to seniors 65+, and open 6 - 7 a.m. for medical and pharmacy employees with valid ID.

  • Cardenas: Starting March 19, 7 - 8 a.m., open to seniors 65+, disabled/handi-capable, first responders

  • Northgate Market: Starting March 17, 7 - 8 a.m., open to seniors 65+, pregnant women, & disabled/handi-capable

  • Vallarta Supermarkets: Starting March 18, 7 - 8 a.m., open to seniors 65+, pregnant women, & disabled/handi-capable

  • Super A Foods: Starting March 17, 7:30 - 8 a.m., open to seniors 65+

  • Superior: Starting March 18, 7 - 8 a.m., open to seniors 65+, disabled/handi-capable

  • Stater Bros: Starting March 18, 7:45 - 8 a.m., open to seniors 65+, disabled/handi-capable

  • Smart & Final: Starting March 18th, 7:30 - 8 a.m., seniors 65+, disabled/handi-capable

  • Target: Wednesdays only, 8 - 9 a.m., open to seniors 65+, those with medical conditions

  • Ralphs: Starting March 20, 7 - 7:30 a.m., open to seniors 65+

  • Rancho Market: Starting March 18, 6 - 7:30 a.m., open to seniors 65+, pregnant women, & disabled/handi-capable

  • Gelson's Markets: Starting March 17, open exclusively for seniors from 7 - 8 a.m.