To slow the spread of COVID-19 many cities and states have ordered a “shelter-in-place,” and to stay at home other than for essential trips and services. But what do you do when your home is a dangerous place? What if you’re going through depression? Or fear being attacked due to your race or sexual orientation? What if you need medical attention, but have no insurance? Below you will find a list of resources to keep you and your community safe.
- List of Free Clinics across the US
- In California, all who are uninsured are entitled to emergency and pregnancy-related services. Please contact your county human services agency.
- COVID-19 LA County Testing Sites – map
- Woman Inc. support line 24/7 hotline (877) 384-3578
- National Domestic Violence Chat Box
- Personal Safety Plan
- Domestic Violence Shelter Search Tool
- National Sexual Assault Hotline 24/7 (800) 656-4673
- National Sexual Assault Chat
- Child Abuse – Support for Parents and Caregivers (855) 427-2736
- Warning Signs of Possible Child Abuse or Neglection
- Additional tools to prevent child abuse
Hate Incidences & Crime
- If you or someone have experienced a hate crime please report it to your local authorities.
- Stand Against Hatred a Campaign by Asian Americans Advancing Justice is tracking stories. See link.
- The Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council is tracking incident reports.
- If you were dismissed from work because the employer made assumptions or treated you differently because of your race, ethnicity or you come from another country you may want to consider filing a charge for discrimination. Legal Aid at Work has a step by step available in Engish, Spanish, and Chinese.
- For residents in LA County – how to report a hate crime click here.
- Viruses don’t discriminate – an information sheet to clarify stigmas during COVID-19.
Depression & Suicide
- National Suicide Prevention 24/7 Lifeline (800) 273-8255 in English, (800) 628-9454 in Spanish, (800) 799-4889 for Deaf & Hard of Hearing
- 24/7 Crisis Text Line: Text HELLO to 741741
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline chat in English, and Deaf & Hard of Hearing
- 5 Action Steps for Helping Someone in Emotional Pain
- Comprehensive list of fact sheets from the National Institute of Mental Health
Addiction & Substance Abuse
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 24/7 Hotline (800) 662-4357
- Map of substance abuse services in Los Angeles County. Available in multiple languages
- Comprehensive list of virtual recovery resources by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- Explaining parental addiction to children by Sesame Street