COVID-19 LOCAL RESOURCES PAGE
SAINT DOMINIC CHURCH & SCHOOL
We continue to pray for our brothers and sisters who have been affected by COVID-19, ourselves and our families. This is an opportunity for our Catholic community to come together in prayer and service. For this reason the Archdiocese is launching in partnership with Saint Vincent De Paul and the Knights of Columbus, Hearts to Serve, a hotline to serve our families in need but most importantly our elderly community who are homebound during this difficult time. Hours of Operation will be 8am-6pm
Mental Health Resources
- Resource links on mental health – shared by Dr. Heather Banis (Victims Assistance Ministry Coordinator), who says, “They are from reputable, respected sources and offer a good overview of mental health, mental illness, ‘red flags’ and how to respond to them as well as how to identify good resources.” The list of resources are found here: https://www.psychiatry.org/psychiatrists/cultural-competency/engagement-opportunities/mental-health-and-faith-community-partnership.
- “A Catholic Approach to Psychological First Aid” – the latest in the webinar series offered by Whole Person Care is now available for viewing along with their earlier webinars here: https://lacatholics.org/whole-person-care/.
SENIOR CRITICAL DELIVERY SERVICE
The County has launched a Critical Delivery Services program to deliver pre-paid food and other vital items ready for pick-up, to adults ages 60+ and individuals with disabilities who are unable to leave their homes due to COVID-19. There is no cost to the client for delivery. More information, click here, or call 888-863-7411.
SENIOR MEAL AND FOOD DELIVERY PROGRAM
Los Angeles County has partnered with multiple vendors to deliver no-cost food and meal support to adults ages 60+ and older. Please sign up by calling (800) 510-2020.
For more informations, visit: https://covid19.lacounty.gov/food/
Grab and Go Centers at LAUSD Schools in Eastside
LAUSD and the Red Cross have opened 60 Grab and Go Food Centers in the communities they serve. These centers will be open on weekdays from 7 am to 10 am. Each child can take home two nutritious meals. These are drive-thru locations. You don't need to get out of your car. No one will be turned away. Locations of the centers can be found below.
- Eagle Rock High School: 1750 Yosemite Drive, Los Angeles 90041
- Burbank Middle School
- Sotomayor Arts/Sciences Magnet
- Felicitas and Gonsalo Mendez Senior High School
- Garfield Senior High School
- Hollenbeck Middle School
- Lincoln Senior High School
- Wilson Senior High School
Additional Food Resources
- LA Food Bank: www.lafoodbank.org or call (323)234-3030
- CalFresh: www.benefitscal.org/ or call (877)847-3663
- LA County Information Hotline: https://www.211la.org/ or call 800-339-6993 or simply dial 211
- Friends in Deed, – Food Pantry: 444 E. Washington Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91114, 626–797–2402
- Salvation Army Pasadena, 960 E. Walnut St, Pasadena, CA 91106, (626)773-4404
- Adult Protective Services: (877)477-3646
- LA County Information Hotline: https://www.211la.org/ or call 800-339-6993 or simply dial 211
- Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council: http://www.wordpress.eaglerockcouncil.org/ernc-committees/committee-on-aging-neighbors/
General Need (shelter, food, other)
- Catholic Charites: www.catholiccharitiesla.org or call (213)251–3400/11,
- Friends in Deed: shelter, food programs, etc. 444 E. Washington Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91114, 626–797–2402
- LA County Information Hotline: https://www.211la.org/ or call 800-339-6993 or simply dial 211
- California Employment Development Department website https://www.edd.ca.gov
- Los Angeles Mayor's Fund https://mayorsfundla.org/covid19/
2020 Census Resources
Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19
We’re adapting or delaying some of our operations to protect the health and safety of our staff and the public and make sure we get the same population counted another way.
For more information please visit: 2020census.gov
Resource for Reporting COVID-19
As the Los Angeles Archdiocese continues the reopening process, we have developed a form that can be used to report instances in which the COVID-19 virus may have impacted our staff, clergy, or persons visiting our parishes or working facilities. Any employee who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, or whose family member living in the same household has been diagnosed with COVID-19, should immediately inform his or her supervisor and stay home. If a supervisor receives information that a staff member, immediate family member of a staff member, parishioner, volunteer, patron or a person who has been at any of our locations has been diagnosed with COVID-19, the supervisor should complete the attached reporting form and send it to:
Marina Macchiagodena - Mamacchiagodena@la-archdiocese.org
Isaac Cuevas - firstname.lastname@example.org
With CC your Regional Deacon and, if it involves a school matter, CC your Assistant Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent on the email.
Marina Macchiagodena and Isaac Cuevas will contact you to discuss further actions.
Please remember that the COVID-19 virus is still a threat and our best defense is to practice all the appropriate guidelines including:
- Social distancing
- Wearing protective face coverings
- Washing your hands regularly
- Keeping areas clean and disinfected
A User’s Guide to the Health Insurance Marketplace
- Choosing a Health Plan, Understanding Health Insurance
During open enrollment periods, consumers have access to a variety of new health insurance products through exchanges within each state, also known as Health Insurance Marketplaces. This guide will help consumers understand the concept of health insurance, the enrollment process, information on plan options, savings programs to help afford certain insurance plans, as well as a list of resources specific to your state’s individual Marketplace. Content recently updated to include ACA policy changes and insurance plan updates for the 2020 plan year.
Health Ministry: Blood Drive
The Health Ministry was planning to hold a blood drive to benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles on Sunday, May 3rd. It was cancelled due to the state and county social distancing requirements.
To help address a decrease in qualified donors and canceled appointments keep their commitment during this crucial time, CHLA is asking every healthy, eligible individual to donate blood or platelets.
Please call ahead to make an appointment at 323-361-2441. Please bring a valid driver’s license to your donation.
Important notice from CHLA: Maintaining a safe and adequate blood supply is our top priority and we will continue to work diligently to honor our commitment of ensuring that each CHLA patient receives every unit of blood they need. We have spaced donor scheduled appointments and added a safe physical distance between donors to reduce donor/staff density in our Blood Donor Center.
ARCHBISHOP GOMEZ URGES THE FAITHFUL TO KEEP HELPING EACH OTHER
“IN THIS TIME WHEN FAITH IS TESTED”
---In his weekly column the Archbishop recognized the provision of more than 300,000 meals to low-income children in March alone, plus clothing, shelter and the financial support provided to those in need---
Speaking on behalf of all the priests in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, in his weekly column published in the Archdiocese’s multimedia news platform Angelus News, Archbishop José H. Gomez expressed the shared longing of all priests to once again be together with the faithful during this Easter Season, and acknowledged that although there might be frustration due to the extended quarantine and stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) this is a time to reflect on how God is calling us to show love for him by serving our neighbors. The column is available online to share widely with the faithful through our parishes, schools and ministries at https://angelusnews.com/voices/see-how-they-love-one-another/ (English) and https://angelusnews.com/archbishops-esp/miren-como-se-aman/ (Spanish). The article can also be posted on Facebook by sharing this post:https://www.facebook.com/archbishopgomez/posts/3760653940643249.
“In my own reflections I see God calling us, in a most dramatic way, to realize how much we need him, how we cannot live without him. But I also see God calling us to a deeper sense of solidarity, to realize that we are responsible for one another, that we depend on one another, and we have to take care of one another,” said Archbishop Gomez in his column, “See how they love one another,” (Miren cómo se aman).
Archbishop Gomez recalls how in the first century of Christianity, when plagues and pestilence overwhelmed the population, non-Christians marveled as they watched Christians show their charity and compassion to others.
“And it has been beautiful for me to witness so many of you showing your love for God by serving your neighbors in this time of crisis,” continued Archbishop Gomez. “Although our Catholic school buildings are closed, we are still educating tens of thousands of young people every day through distance learning. And we are feeding thousands of poor children every day, offering ‘grab and go’ meals at our schools. In the past month alone, we provided more than 300,000 meals.
“And although our church buildings are closed, our parishes remain ‘open.’ We are helping people in our food pantries and giving financial assistance to our neighbors who need food, clothing, and shelter. Our Hearts to Serve hotline is assisting hundreds or people seeking everything from help paying bills to mental health resources.”
Archbishop Gomez also acknowledged the “beautiful network of compassion” that has been formed between the Archdiocese and agencies such as the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the Knights of Columbus, Habitat for Humanity, and the archdiocesan Catholic Communication Collaboration (C3).
He encouraged the faithful to intensify their prayers and to keep loving one another “in this time when faith is tested.”
For the latest news and information from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, sign up for our the Archdiocese’s free Always Forward newsletter at https://newsletter.angelusnews.com/.
FOX11 Los Angeles will air the weekly English Sunday Masses, at 10 a.m., from the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, through KCOP Channel 13, an affiliate station of Fox 11 Los Angeles, during the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic. The broadcaster aired the Easter Sunday Mass in English celebrated by Archbishop José H. Gomez, which provided thousands of families, especially those with no access to the Internet, the opportunity to gather as a family to celebrate Mass in their home.
Since the unprecedented decision to suspend the public celebration of Mass to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Archbishop José H. Gomez continues encouraging the faithful to keep participating in the Holy Mass via television, radio and online.
“Even though we cannot publicly gather in communion to celebrate our faith, I encourage our faithful to continue to participate in the Holy Mass via television, radio and online so that we may continue to pray together for the Lord’s grace and mercy in our time of need,” said Archbishop Gomez.
Univision Los Angeles, has been airing and will continue to air daily and Sunday Masses in Spanish at 7 a.m. from the Cathedral directly into homes over the air via Univision’s local UniMás KFTR-TV, Channel 46 since the Archdiocese announced the closure of parishes on March 16.
Catholic media are also helping to bring Holy Mass directly to Catholic faithful airing Masses in English and Spanish on cable, radio and via the internet on Relevant Radio (930AM), The Catholic Channel on SiriusXM, Guadalupe Radio and El Sembrador TV and Radio (ESNE).
Catholics can find a listing of available livestreams and broadcasts of Masses in the Archdiocese at lacatholics.org/mass-for-the-homebound so that they may continue to pray at home with their families and join to the sacrifice of the Mass.
For more information on the efforts of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to limit the spread of the pandemic, visit lacatholics.org/emergency/.
LA MISA DE LA CATEDRAL EN INGLÉS ESTARÁ DISPONIBLE PARA LOS FIELES A TRAVÉS DE KCOP CANAL 13 DE FOX 11 LOS ÁNGELES DURANTE LA PANDEMIA DEL CORONAVIRUS
FOX11 Los Angeles transmitirá al aire las Misas dominicales en inglés, a las 10 a.m., desde la Catedral de Nuestra Señora de Los Ángeles, a través de KCOP Channel 13, estación afiliada de Fox 11 Los Ángeles, durante la pandemia del COVID-19 (coronavirus). La televisora transmitió la Misa del Domingo de Pascua en inglés, celebrada por el Arzobispo José H. Gomez, la cual dio la oportunidad a miles de familias, especialmente a las que no tienen acceso a Internet, de reunirse como familia para celebrar la Misa en sus hogares.
Desde la decisión sin precedentes de suspender la celebración pública de las Misas para prevenir la propagación del COVID-19, el Arzobispo José H. Gomez sigue alentando a los fieles a continuar participando en la Santa Misa vía televisión, radio y en línea.
“Aunque no podamos reunirnos en público para celebrar nuestra fe, animo a nuestros fieles a seguir participando en la Santa Misa vía televisión, radio y en línea para que podamos seguir orando juntos por la gracia y misericordia del Señor en nuestro tiempo de necesidad”, dijo el Arzobispo Gomez.
Desde que la Arquidiócesis anunció el cierre de las parroquias el 16 de marzo, Univision Los Angeles ha estado transmitiendo y seguirá transmitiendo las Misas en español diarias y dominicales a las 7 a.m., directamente desde la Catedral a los hogares, a través del canal local de Univisión, UniMás KFTR-TV, Canal 46.
Los medios católicos también están ayudando a llevar la Santa Misa directamente a los fieles católicos transmitiendo las Misas en inglés y en español por cable, radio y vía Internet en
Los católicos pueden encontrar una lista de transmisiones en vivo y a través de televisión de las Misas en la Arquidiócesis en lacatholics.org/mass-for-the-homebound para que puedan continuar orando en casa con sus familias y así puedan unirse al sacrificio de la Misa.
Para obtener más información sobre los esfuerzos que la Arquidiócesis de Los Ángeles está haciendo para ayudar a detener la propagación de la pandemia, visite lacatholics.org/emergency/.
What to Do if You Can't Go to Mass
What can we do if we’re unable to attend Mass and receive the Eucharist?
Remember, Jesus is still present in His Church—in tabernacles, with His priests, and in a very real and powerful way, in Scripture.
This is an opportunity for great spiritual growth. And the St. Paul Center has created something entirely original for this moment—the Quarantined Catholic Hub.
On the Quarantined Catholic Hub, you’ll find all the resources you need to continue growing with the Lord no matter where you are.
Take advantage of this time to increase your devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, explore the richness of Sacred Scripture, and deepen your understanding of the faith.
Explore all the great content on the Hub today!
The Eagle Rock Association (TERA), along with other local leaders have set up a relief fund. If you'd like to make a contribution, please visit TERA's website by clicking this link. https://tera90041.org/important-issues/ongoing/covid-19-fundraiser/
Through strategic partnerships with the Eagle Rock community and local, faith-based organizations:
- Your gift will make it possible for TERA volunteers to distribute aid in the form of prepaid Visa cards to our most in-need neighbors.
All gifts will be made safely and in accordance with public health guidelines. Please consider making a donation today to support our Eagle Rock neighbors through this time of crisis!
Note: TERA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that operates independently from the City of Los Angeles and is funded primarily by grants and donations from its members.
Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council
Committee on Aging Neighbors Resources
WE HAVE CITY, COUNTY, STATE, AND FEDERAL RESOURCES JUST FOR YOU!
URGENT MESSAGE REGARDING COVID-19
as of April 18, 2020
Our Eagle Rock aging neighbors are specifically vulnerable to the spread of COVID-19. Your safety and health are our priority – staying home is the best preventative measure. The City and County of Los Angeles have resources available to assist you during this time.
RESOURCES IN SPANISH – Spanish Flyer 04142020
RESOURCES WILL BE UPDATED ON THIS PAGE AND IN THE BOULEVARD SENTINEL
MEALS: There are 2 options available at this time for seniors in need of assistance:
OPTION 1: For home delivery: The City of Los Angeles is providing free meals to residents 60 years and older in need. To enroll, call the Department of Aging at 213-482-7252 (Mon-Sun, 8am-5pm). There may be a waitlist, so please sign up as soon as possible. You may apply online via this link (if it does not open for you, email me for it via text or email) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_xMpL5qtG9cjpbTEpWRUaIXmjoms4YpTtDol-Mv8ikHH23A/viewform
OPTION 2: For pick up: The County is distributing bags of dry goods and perishables at different locations. The closest location to Eagle Rock is the San Gabriel Valley Service Center – It is by appointment only, please call 626-575-5431 (Mon–Fri). The service is drive-thru only on Wednesdays. As a priority and when possible, please send someone on your behalf. Here is a map of all pickup locations: http://bit.ly/mealsites (closures may occur, please call for appointment) For more information on County of LA’s Critical Delivery Service:
Click here – LA County RESOURCES
Reminder: Many Eagle Rock restaurants are open for delivery and take-out!
GROCERIES: Our Vons has online grocery delivery available, and services such as instacart and amazon prime also deliver. Ideally, you can have groceries delivered or have someone shop for you, but if you need to shop, most grocery stores reserve early in-store shopping for seniors. Vons’s hours are 7-9am. Call to confirm senior hours at other local stores. For a list of stores: Click here – https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/coronavirus-senior-grocery-shopping-hours-socal-panic-buying/2329889/?_osource
For more information on all City of LA Resources and additional options for seniors:
Click here – LA City RESOURCES
TESTING: City of Los Angeles has COVID-19 testing available for all LA residents. You may make an appointment at Coronavirus.LaCity.org/Testing (Appointments are made online or call 2-1-1).
MEDICAL CARE: Los Angeles County Department of Health issued guidance to older adults: If you have underlying health conditions you should consider contacting your provider early when you are sick. Additionally, if you are feeling alone, sad, overwhelmed, or any difficult emotion during this time of uncertainty, there is free support available 24/7. Call the Department of Mental Health at 1-800-854-7771.
SCAMS: Never give your Medicare number other personal information to anyone over the phone or to door-to-door solicitors offering to test for COVID-19. Neither testing nor vaccines are sold over the phone or door-by-door. The IRS will not call you about stimulus checks.
LA CITY UPDATES/SERVICES: Contact the Department of Aging for senior services by visiting https://aging.LAcity.org/ or call 213-482-7252.
Stay safe, stay indoors, stay connected. We are here to help! Margaret Irwin, Elder Director; Margaret.email@example.com
All neighbors: We URGE you to please reach out to your elderly neighbors – drop a note in the mailbox and ask – Do they need groceries? Help ordering a meal delivery service? Contacting the Department of Aging? Help with pet food? We are all neighbors and will get through this moment of great concern together.
THE U.S. SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGING HAS ISSUED INFORMATION ON
FRAUDULENT SCAMS AIMED AT SENIORS:
IMPORTANT LOCAL, CITY, COUNTY, STATE, AND FEDERAL RESOURCES
The Committee on Aging Neighbors is happy to provide the most recent and relevant resources which will help you thrive in your every day life. This section will be updated monthly, so we encourage you to please continue to return to it often!
CITY OF LOS ANGELES Click here: City of LA – Department of Aging
If link above does not work for you, please type this address into your browser – https://aging.lacity.org/
The City of Los Angeles provides free resources and guidance on every aspect of your life – from legal advice to housing matters to training for a new career. The link above will take you to the enormous amount of resources available to you as a citizen of Los Angeles.
COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES Click below:
The County of Los Angeles provides a variety of services and resources for citizens of the county. The first link above is directly to the Guide to County Services. The second link above is directly to the Seniors and Disabled section of the LA County website. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the many ways in which LA County is supporting you.
STATE OF CALIFORNIA Click here: California Department of Aging
If link above does not work for you, please type this address into your browser – https://www.aging.ca.gov/
On the home page of the link above, you will find many state-wide resources, programs, services, data, reports, varied information, as well as helpful tools and tips.
“The California Department of Aging does not provide direct services. CDA contracts with and oversees the local Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) that coordinate a wide array of services to seniors and adults with disabilities.” – state website
UNITED STATES SENATE Click here: Special Committee on Aging
If link above does not work for you, please type this address into your browser – https://www.aging.senate.gov/resources
Co-chaired by Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Bob Casey (D-PA)
“Throughout its existence, the Special Committee on Aging has served as a focal point in the Senate for discussion and debate on matters relating to older Americans. Often, the Committee will submit its findings and recommendations for legislation to the Senate. In addition, the Committee publishes materials of assistance to those interested in public policies which relate to the elderly.” – committee website
The link above will provide you with the latest legislation and discussions being held in this committee and across the country in our nations’ state capitols.
SENIOR CITIZENS CENTERS Click here: laparks.org/scc
April 8, 2020: CENTERS ARE OPEN ONLY FOR COVID-19 USE BY THE CITY & COUNTY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
“The Department of Recreation and Parks operates 29 senior citizen centers throughout the City. In addition, these centers offer activities, programs, and special events such as shuffleboard, croquet, arts and crafts, zumba, line dancing, language lessons, oil painting, entertainment, and social dancing. Some senior citizen centers offer a nutrition program through the Department of Aging. Several programs are offered through the Los Angeles Federation of Senior Citizen Clubs.” – website
Click on each link below for Wellness and Nutrition:
FOR UPDATED RESOURCES, CHECK BACK TO THIS PAGE REGULARLY
Stay safe, you are our valued neighbors – Margaret Irwin, Elder Director, Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council, Margaret.firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to read our promise to you – Mission Statement: Committee on Aging Neighbors