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April 22, 2020
By 211LA
Be Counted! Census 2020
What is the Census? The census is a process that happens once every 10 years in which the US Census Bureau counts EVERYONE living in the United States regardless of age, living situation, or immigration status.   Why does the Census matter? Fair Funding for L.A. County. Census data determines how more than $1.5 trillion in federal government...
April 01, 2020
By 211LA
211 LA & Coronavirus crisis support: What you need to know
211 LA is on the front line supporting LA County’s COVID-19 public information and community resource needs. On March 9, 2020 the LA County Department of Public Health and Chief Executive Office activated 211 LA’s Public Disaster Information Hotline in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).   Our top priorities are to make COVID-19...
February 27, 2020
By 211LA
Navigating LA's Public Transportation
Guidance for Navigating Public Transportation in Los Angeles   Los Angeles County spans almost 5,000 square miles and includes more than 80 incorporated cities. Figuring out how to get around without a personal vehicle can seem daunting, but with a little planning and practice you might decide to ditch the driver's seat for good! What do I...
January 31, 2020
By 211LA
Growing Diverse Leadership: The Next Leaders Development Program
Staff Spotlight: Laura Mejia's Q&A on the Next Leaders Development Program On September 19, 2019, 211 LA’s 211 Program Director, Laura Mejia, graduated from the Next Leaders Development Program (NLDP), a program put on by the Center for Nonprofit Management of Southern California to grow diversity in nonprofit management. Laura took the time...
January 31, 2020
By 211LA
CalFresh and Food Stamps: Resource Guide
By Valarie Guerra What is Calfresh? CalFresh, formerly called “food stamps”, is California’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for low-income families. CalFresh participants receive an Electronic Benefit Transfer card (EBT card), which holds a specific amount of money for purchasing select food items from grocery stores, convenience stores...
January 31, 2020
By 211LA
211 LA Crisis Housing Services for Families
Did you know that 211 LA is partnered with LAHSA to support homeless families? Families with a minor child (age 17 or younger) and/or who are pregnant (any trimester), and who have no place to sleep for the evening can dial 2-1-1 after 5 p.m. to receive crisis housing support. Families will speak with one of 211 LA’s Community Resource Advisors,...
November 26, 2019
By 211LA
Public Charge Changes - Information and Resources
Recently, news coverage of "public charge" laws have increased due to the revisions proposed by the current Administration. But what is public charge and how do changes in the law affect immigration policy today?   What is Public Charge? The "public charge" rule has been in place for decades and is used in immigration law to deny an...
November 26, 2019
By 211LA
Q & A with New Community Resource Advisor Vanessa
What training is involved in becoming a Community Resource Advisor (CRA)? All new CRAs participate in an eight-week extensive training course that reviews several elements of the CRA role: CRA responsibilities, Time management, Protocols for different types of calls and programs, Phone etiquette, Demonstrating empathy Self-care AIRS...
November 26, 2019
By 211LA
Providing Employment Services for All Veterans in LA
Program Profile: VECTA - Providing Employment Services for All Veterans in LA By: Gisele Corletto, Project Specialist with the USC Military and Veterans Programs (MVP) Who VECTA serves: The Veteran Career & Employment Transition Alliance (VECTA) provides services to anyone living in Los Angeles who has ever served in the U.S. Military...
October 31, 2019
By 211LA
Learning the Power of Collaboration: the Magnolia Community Initiative Fellowship
Above: Myieko “Kiki” Clayton accepts certificates from the City of Los Angeles, California State Assembly, and Magnolia Community Initiative for successfully completing the MCI Fellowship program in 2019.  Learning the Power of Collaboration: the Magnolia Community Initiative Fellowship Recently, 211 LA’s Client Services Manager,...

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