Parent Ambassador Leaders (PALS) Department of Public Health – School COVID-19 Prevention Program (Spanish)

Parents and Guardians of students at TK – 12 Los Angeles County Schools can apply to join the Parent Ambassador Leaders Program to learn about student health and school success.
Presented by Department of Public Health

Free Vaccine Clinics at Your Local Library

Stay healthy – get a flu vaccination and the updated 2023-24 COVID-19 vaccine. Health insurance is not required but will be requested from those who are insured

 See when this is offered at your local library branch.

Presented by LA County Department of Public Health and LA County Library

Help Me Grow LA Call Center Is Open: 833-903-3972
Family Partners are taking calls to assist families in L.A. County who have children with special needs or developmental concerns. Learn more about Help Me Grow LA at

Help Me Grow LA Is Hiring Parents
Part-time Family Partner positions are available for parents in SPAs 1, 3, and 7. Family Partners help other parents navigate the system by giving practical advice and resources. They also advocate for improvements in their local communities

 Here's the link to apply and here's a flyer with details.

Emergency Rent Assistance Available for CalWORKs Families
CalWORKs customers, who are behind on rent, may visit their local DPSS office to request Emergency Assistance to Prevent Eviction (EAPE). Download the EAPE fact sheet to learn more. Submit an application to your CalWORKs Eligibility Worker.

Los Angeles Housing Services Authority (LAHSA) Winter Shelter Program
Open Until March 31, 2024
Are you in need of shelter? Call the Winter Shelter Hotline at 800-548-6047 or visit to find a shelter near you.
Presented by LAHSA

Medi-Cal’s Medically Tailored Meal Program (MTM)
This program delivers groceries and meals to patients’ homes to help them meet nutritional needs and sustain healthy eating habits. This program provides services for up to 12 weeks. Eligibility and qualifications vary based on health care plan. Go here to learn how to access services.
Presented by Maternal and Child Health Access

LAUSD is Offering Devices for Virtual Tutoring Services
LAUSD students receiving tutoring services through LAUSD may access learning devices, like laptops, to virtually connect with their tutor and/or complete assignments online. Request a device at LAUSD Device and Connectivity.
Presented by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)

L.A. County Mortgage Relief Program for Landlords in High Need Areas
Qualified applicants can receive up to $30,000 to eliminate outstanding mortgage or utility debt that was caused from the pandemic.

United to House Los Angeles Emergency Renters Assistance Program
The City of Los Angeles has created a new rental assistance program funded through the United to House Los Angeles (ULA) measure to assist low-income residential renters who are at risk of homelessness due to unpaid rent as a result of COVID-19 or other financial hardship. To be eligible, a household must be obligated to pay rent on a residential dwelling and meet the requirements. Click here for more details.

Apply to Be a Bus Driver with LA Unified School District (LAUSD)
LAUSD is hiring light bus drivers. Qualified applicants must have a HS diploma / GED, 6+ months of paid experience in driving a bus/truck or completed an LAUSD bus driver course, a valid CA Driver's license Class A or B with passenger and air brake endorsement, and a valid CA school bus driver certificate. Visit the LAUSD jobs website here for additional information.

CalFresh Benefits Market Match
Use the CalFresh Market Match program at your neighborhood farmers' market to maximize your CalFresh rewards. When you use your EBT card at a farmers’ market to receive CalFresh benefits worth $15, you will also receive $15.

Get Help with Southern California Edison – Energy Saving Assistance Program
Southern California Edison’s Energy Savings Assistance program helps cover the cost of new energy-efficient appliances. The program is available to homeowners and renters if income qualifications are met.
Presented by Southern California Edison

Get Child Care Financial Assistance
The Child Care Resource Center helps families find and apply for child care assistance. Apply here (or here in Spanish). Learn more at or call 1-866-67-4KIDS. See CCRC’s flyer for parents in English and Spanish.

Metrolink’s Low-Income Fare Discount Program
Metrolink’s new low-income fare discount program offers a 50% discount on ANY Metrolink ticket or pass for riders with a valid California Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card. Learn more here.

Help Paying for DWP Energy and Water Bills
There’s up to $15,000 in tax-free utility bill assistance available through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) per eligible households. There is no impact on other benefits or public charge determinations. Learn how to apply at Help Is On the Way ( Non-DWP customers can use this search feature to contact a local LIHEAP agency for more information.

Consumer Relief for Natural Gas Bills
Various resources are available to assist income-qualified customers with high gas bills. Learn more here.
Presented by SoCalGas

CalKIDS Program Gives Money to Families to Save for College
Low-income families with public school students in grades 1-12 can now open college savings accounts, and California will contribute seed investments of up to $1,500 for each child. All California families with newborns (born on or after July 1, 2022) can also open these accounts and receive up to $100 from the state. Read more about eligibility, and see this FAQ page. To see these pages in another language click “Language” on the right side.

Pregnant? Sign up for LAist’s Pregnancy Texting Service
Get answers to your questions about pregnancy, birth and parenting. Text “heybb” to 73224 to sign up.

Golden Bear Pass
CalWORKs families can receive a complimentary 2023 Golden Bear Pass, which grants free entry at 200+ state parks and beaches. Learn more and apply here (or in Spanish here). Questions? Contact the California Dept. of Social Services at (916) 651-0515 or [email protected].

Opportunity LA Offers Free Savings Accounts for Children
The City and County of Los Angeles, along with LAUSD, are working together to provide all LAUSD first-graders with a FREE Child Saving Account (CSA) to help save for college -- regardless of the student or parent’s income, background or immigration status. All eligible students will receive an initial $50 deposit. Additional deposits can be made by students and families. To learn more about the program, visit or watch videos in English and Spanish here.
Presented by the City and County of L.A., in partnership with LAUSD and Citibank

WIC Fruits and Vegetables Benefit Increase
Through September 30, 2024
WIC families can get extra money to buy fruits and vegetables at WIC-approved stores and farmers’ markets. Use this tool to find your nearest farmers’ market that accepts WIC, and learn more about the benefit here.

Teen Parent Prosper Program
Pregnant or parenting teens living in the City of Los Angeles are eligible for this 800-hour paid internship program. The opportunity is limited to the first 40 eligible applicants. Apply here or contact Claudia Castillo at (213) 808-8652 or [email protected] for more information.
Presented by the City of Los Angeles’ Community Investment for Families Department and others

Registration Open for Winter Classes and Activities at LA County Parks
Whether you’re taking up a new hobby, learning a new skill or being more active, LA County Parks invites you to join a class! They are offering a variety of in-person and virtual classes to help you get active, stay healthy, and enjoy a new hobby. From yoga and sports to music and arts, there is a class for everyone! Check out their fall classes and register for an activity at
Presented by the L.A. County Department of Parks and Recreation

Free Snacks for Kids at L.A. County Parks
September 5 – May 24, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Children and youth ages 18 and under receive a “grab and go” nutritious snack that include vegetables, fruits, seeds and healthy dairy products like milk, string cheese and yogurt, at 47 locations. This free nutrition program will run for a total 34 weeks. Go here to see dates and locations.

Youth at Work
Are you age 14-24 and looking for a job? You can earn money while learning valuable life and work skills. This program provides access to paid work-based learning, work readiness, personal enrichment training, academic and career development, and advanced career services. Apply here.
Presented by Youth@Work

Community Resource Center

Programs at our Community Resource Center

Virtual Boot Camp

Join this class weekly at the park, or virtually. Certified Fitness Instructor Brent will help you improve balance, agility, and muscle tone. Call us to find out where to go in person, or join online! 

Monday - Thursday | 8am - 9am

Ritchie Valens Park: 10736 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Pacoima, CA 91331 

Breakthrough Parenting

Learn the powerful influence parents have on children and how they impact their adulthood.

Mondays & Tuesdays | 2pm - 4pm
Spanish - Thursdays | 2pm - 4pm

Virtual Zumba

Get fit and stay fit by burning calories while having fun! Exercise with Laura to tone up!

Mondays | 11am - 12pm
Tuesdays | 9:15am - 10am
Wednesdays | 12pm - 1:45pm
Thursdays | 12:45pm - 1:45pm

Healthy Cooking & The World of Juicing

Learn to cook healthy and delicious meals on a budget. The World of Juicing explores the impact and benefits of juicing for your health.

Juicing | 10:15am - 11am
Cooking | 11:15am - 12:45pm

Eating Heathier Has Never Been Easier! 

Did you resolve to eat healthier in 2024? We’ve got you. Try this easy and energizing parfait recipe to give your morning a boost! 

Cook Anytime

Other Programs Available in the Community

MEND Food Pantry & First Step

MEND provides a food pantry for people who are facing food insecurity. First Step provides direct and indirect services for the homeless.

First Step | Every Tuesday
Food Pantry | First Friday of the Month 9am - 12pm

10641 N. San Fernando Rd.  
Pacoima, CA 91331