March 27, 2020

Green Dot Families, I hope you and your families are healthy and safe, and doing as well as possible under the circumstances. We know that these are challenging times and we are here to help. At this point, Green Dot’s physical school buildings will remain closed under public health orders until May 8, 2020 but learning will continue! We are excited to start instruction online beginning in April. See below for more information.

I’m writing with important updates:

  1. Spring Break: Spring Break is from Monday, March 30th through Friday, April 10th. During Spring Break, our lunch distribution will stop. We are giving our incredible staff a much-needed break. We will continue meal distribution on Monday, April 13th.
    • Meal Pick-up Alternatives: To make sure your student(s) stay fed and healthy while we are on break, we compiled a list of alternate food distribution sites. Please see the Food Resources section below to find the food distribution site closest to you, as well as other important resources for you and your family. We will reopen for meal distribution on Monday, April 13th.
  2. Online Learning: We are eager to provide a more robust distance learning model for greater academic continuity.
    • Technology & Internet: We will provide a computer and internet access to all students who need it. We sent out a telephone survey to families this week to find out your technology and internet needs. Also, feel free to call us directly at 323-565-1600 to tell us your students’ needs.
      • We will distribute technology and internet hotspots the week of April 20th, and your Principal will be in touch directly with more information on pickup dates and times.
    • Week of April 13th: From Monday, April 13th - Friday, April 17th, we will distribute student work packets with food distribution to supplement our online academic enrichment materials (which are already online and can be found on this page below).
  3. Other: We know that you likely have a lot of questions right now. We are working closely with the CA Department of Education for information on class credits and requirements for graduating seniors. We will communicate more information once we have it.
    • School Counselors: When online learning begins the week of April 20th, counselors will work with your students online on college applications, social-emotional support, and all other important issues.
    • Fall 2020 Enrollment: We know you have a lot on your plate right now, but don’t forget that we are enrolling new students for Fall 2020. Please go to for more information.

We know that this is a scary and unpredictable time. Please continue to prioritize your health and safety and check this page for lists of educational and health resources to support you. Please continue to call us with any questions or ways we can help at 323-565-1600.

Thank you for your incredible perseverance and strength during this time. We’re so grateful that you are working with us to adapt as we transition to this new reality. We are here for you along the way.


Dr. Cristina de Jesus
President and CEO Green Dot Public Schools California

Unemployment supports and resources.

Employment Development Department

Employment Development Department

Learn about eligibilities if you have been exposed to COVID-19, if you missed work to care for your child because of COVID-19, or if your employer has reduced hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19.

Disability Insurance Claims

If you become ill due to COVID-19:

If you’re unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim. DI provides short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy. Benefit amounts are approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income) and range from $50-$1,300 a week. 

If you are undocumented, you are still eligible for this type of claim:

Unemployment and Childcare

School Closures

If your child’s school is closed, and you have to miss work to be there for them, you may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance benefits. Eligibility considerations include if you have no other care options and if you are unable to continue working your normal hours remotely.

 File an Unemployment Insurance claim

Reduced Work Hours

If your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19, you can file an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim. UI provides partial wage replacement benefit payments to workers who lose their job or have their hours reduced, through no fault of their own. 

The Governor’s Executive Order waives the one-week unpaid waiting period, so you can collect UI benefits for the first week you are out of work. If you are eligible, the EDD processes and issues payments within a few weeks of receiving a claim.

Restaurant Worker Relief Program

Restaurant workers who have been laid off or who have seen a significant reduction in hours and/or pay as a result of the coronavirus pandemic will be eligible for free meals and essential supplies at Nancy Silverton’s Chi Spacca starting March 19th. 

Worksource Centers

Central and East LA 

Boyle Heights WorkSource 

1505 East 1st Street, Los Angeles CA 90033 



Wilshire WorkSource Center 

3550 Wilshire Boulevard, #500, Los Angeles CA 90010 



South and West Los Angeles 

Watts WorkSource Center 2220 East 114th Street, Los Angeles CA 90059 



Vernon Central at LATTC WorkSource Center 

400 West Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90015 


Social supports

Food Resources


A web and mobile app that helps you find your closest food bank.

LA Food Bank

An online food locator that can find a nearby food pantry.

LAUSD Grab and Go Centers 

LAUSD is offering two free meals to all students at 64 Grab and Go Centers throughout Los Angeles, staffed weekdays from 7:00am to 11:00am.


Healthy, affordable grab and go meals are available for purchase at 7 Stores that remain open across LA County. These sites offer curbside pick-up or delivery within a 3 mile radius. Call the Everytable Helpline at 323-458-6487 for questions and more information.

El Torito

Offering FREE KIDS MEALS for children under the age of 12. View updates on their Facebook page.


310-258-7400 Apply to get up to $192 a month per household member on an EBT card.

California WIC

Infant nutrition and healthy foods coaching for mothers and infants. 1-800-852-5770

Department of Public Social Services

County governmental services


The Mayor of Los Angeles has ordered a moratorium on evictions within the city of Los Angeles if you are unable to pay rent due to costs associated with the corona-virus, including childcare costs, loss of income due to workplace closure, or health-related costs. Tenants will have up to 6 months from the expiration of the emergency period to repay any back due rent.

Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority

A one-stop approach to support individuals in need of housing.

LA-HOP is designed to assist people experiencing homelessness in LA County with outreach services

Homeless Shelters

Families with Children:

Youth (If you are a young person living on your own and need stable housing.)


         135 North Mission Road Los Angeles, CA 90033

         Phone: 323-604-9985

         Hours: After 4 pm until space is exhausted

         8770 S Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90003

         Phone: (213) 529-0926


         3804 Broadway Place Los Angeles, CA 90037

         Phone: 323-231-1711


Maternity Shelters 

         954 Koleeta Drive, Harbor City

         Phone 310-325-8208

         25520 Woodward Ave., Lomita

         Phone 310-534-4040


Los Angeles County
Get in touch with an operator who can connect you with free resources, including childcare.


What I Need (WIN) App

WIN is a free mobile and web app which connects people to essential services, including transportation.

Educational Activities

Health Insurance & Medi-cal

The County of Los Angeles advises anyone with flu-like symptoms to call their doctor or 2-1-1 to see if they need testing; you should not visit any healthcare facility without checking that it is safe for you to do so.

CHAMP  1-866-742-2273

Call to find a nearby health clinic or for questions about health insurance enrollment, including Medi-Cal.  Serves people of all ages and schools across LA County.  Leave a message and a Health Care Advocate will call you back Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm.

Metro LA/East LA: 

Jefferson High School Wellness Center:  Operated by South Central Family Health Center (SCFHC)
323.908.4200 x4402
3410 S. Hooper Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90011

Manual Arts Wellness Center: Operated by St. John’s Well Child & Family Center
323.541.1631 x2002
4085 S. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90037

South LA: 

Fremont Wellness Center: Operated by UMMA Community Clinic
7821 S. Avalon Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90003

UMMA Community Clinic
711 West Florence Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90044

Watts Healthcare Corporation
10300 S. Compton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90002

Crenshaw High School Wellness Center: Operated by T.H.E. Health & Wellness Centers

3206 W. 50th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90043

South Bay Family Healthcare-Dr. Claudia Hampton Clinic
1091 South La Brea Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90301

Washington Prep Wellness Center: Operated by St. John’s Well Child & Family Center
1555 W. 110th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90047

St. John’s Well Child and Family Center-Compton W.M. Keck Foundation Community Health Center
2115 N. Wilmington Avenue, Compton, CA 90222

West LA Area:

Venice Family Clinic-Lou Colen Children’s Health & Wellness Center
4700 Inglewood Boulevard, #101, Culver City, CA 90230

Venice Family Clinic-Milken Family Foundation Medical Building
604 Rose Avenue, Venice, CA 90291

Venice Family Clinic-Robert Levine Family Health Center
(310) 392-8636
905 Venice Boulevard, Venice, CA 90291

Mental Health

LA WarmLine

Aids people who are having difficulty coping with the stresses and crises which arise in daily living. Monday - Sunday open 10 p.m. 6 a.m.

Teen Line
Text: TEEN to 839863

Aids teens who are having difficulty coping with the stresses and crises which arise in daily living. Monday - Sunday open 10 p.m. 6 a.m.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Connects you with a crisis worker, available 24/7.

Crisis Text Line
LA to 741741

Connect with a crisis counselor to receive confidential crisis support via text 24/7.

Trevor Project Line
Text: START to 678678

24/7 support for LGBTQ youth in crisis.

LA County Department of Mental Health Access Line: Call 1-800-854-7771
24/7 helpline and crisis counseling.

California Youth Crisis Line: Call or text 1-800-843-5200
24/7 crisis intervention counseling referrals for youth 12-24 and their families.


Domestic Violence

If you’re worried about quarantining in a home where you don’t feel safe, 24/7 help is available from the National Domestic Violence Hotline. Call 1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22522.