• May 1, 2020

5/1 News Roundup: Let’s Feed L.A. Offers Food Support

5/1 News Roundup: Let’s Feed L.A. Offers Food Support

5/1 News Roundup: Let’s Feed L.A. Offers Food Support 150 150 Business & Worker Disaster Help Center
Updated Friday, May 1, 5 p.m.

Let’s Feed LA
Los Angeles County
Los Angeles County has mobilized volunteers, public agencies, and non-profits to provide meals to any one in need during the COVID-19 crisis. Visit the County’s new one-stop portal to find meal programs, resources, and support.

Free Headspace Subscriptions for L.A. County Residents
L.A. County Department of Mental Health
L.A. County’s Department of Mental Health has partnered with Headspace, the number one mindfulness and meditation app around, to offer free Headspace Plus subscriptions to all L.A. County residents.
Starting today, and through 2020, L.A. County residents can access the following with their free, premium subscription:

  • Hundreds of science-backed guided meditations in English and Spanish, as well as
  • Mindfulness and sleep exercises to help address rising stress and anxiety.

To sign up for a free Headspace Plus subscription, visit headspace.com/lacounty.

Governor Newsom Announces New Online Portal to Help Parents Find Local and Convenient Child Care Options
Office of Governor Gavin Newsom
Get convenient access to safe and reliable child care options for working parents, including essential workers and vulnerable populations.

If You Are on SSI, Veterans’ Benefits or Don’t Pay Taxes, You Can Get $1,200 Stimulus Check through a New IRS Website
Los Angeles County Development Authority
The federal government is sending most Americans earning under $75,000 a $1,200 stimulus check to help with expenses during the COVID-19 crisis. Eligible taxpayers who filed tax returns for either 2019 or 2018 and chose direct deposit of their refund will automatically receive the payment. Individuals who receive Social Security retirement, disability (SSDI) or who receive Railroad Retirement benefits, but did not file a return for 2019 or 2018, will also automatically receive a payment in the near future (see below for additional information if you have qualifying children under age 17).

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