17 March, 2020 4:34 PM

CARECEN COVID-19 Community Safety and Resources

Due to the global pandemic caused by COVID-19 (CoronaVirus) CARECEN has taken some precautionary measures in order to protect our staff & vulnerable members of our community. Our offices are now closed, but our team members will continue working on programing and legal cases. If you have a case with one of our staff members, please communicate with your representative directly.  

For more information please call 213-385-7800 ext. 136.

Below you will find some important links to resources and information about infection prevention, food centers, and resources for parents and youth in both English and Spanish in light of school closures.

The COVID-19 pandemic has further shown the federal government’s disregard of low-income immigrants and their struggles. In response, CARECEN created the Immigrant Families Fund to quell anxiety over this health crisis by disbursing funds for food, housing, and basic needs.

What is COVID-19 (CoronaVirus)



Information on COVID-19 Prevention



What is Shelter in Place/Que es “Protegidos en Casa”?



Register for COVID-19 Testing

Registrarse para exam de COVID-19

Housing & Rent

As a response to COVID-19 California Governor Gavin Newsom and local city officials throughout the state have passed various measures to put a moratorium on evictions.
Learn about what these protections mean HERE.
Some cities have passed stronger protections for tenants, you can search for your local ordinances at https://covidevictions.github.io/ordinances/#counties
What if I can't pay my rent? 

COVID-19 Eviction Protection Fact Sheet 


Como respuesta a la crisis de COVID-19 el gobernador de California, Gavin Newsom, y funcionarios locales de ciudades de todo el estado, han aprobado varias medidas para poner en marcha un moratoria de desalojo.
Que es un moratoria de desalojo?

Algunas ciudades han aprobado protecciones más fuertes para los inquilinos, puede buscar sus ordenanzas locales en https://covidevictions.github.io/ordinances/#counties

¿Qué hago si no puedo pagar mi renta este mes?

Food Centers around CARECEN set up by LAUSD and the city.


RFK/UCLA Community School

700 S. Mariposa Ave., Los Angeles 90005

Berendo Middle School

1157 S. Berendo St., Los Angeles 90006

Santee High School

1921 Maple Ave., Los Angeles 90011

Manual Arts High School

4131 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles 90037

Full List


Critical Delivery Service for Seniors 

Resources for Families During School Closures

Educational television resources, student preparedness, parent preparedness, free online websites for education, and instruction plans for students all provided with the links below.


Free Educational Resources from PBS SoCal | KCET and KLCS-TV

Recursos educativos gratuitos dePBS SoCal | KCET and KLCS-TV

Instructional Continuity for Students

Continuidad de la Enseñanza para Estudiantes

Instructional Continuity for Students with Disabilities

Continuidad de la Enseñanza para Estudiantes con Discapacidades

Free Zoom For Students:

COVID-19 Resources For Undocumented Californians

The Workers Guide: Your rights during the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

La Guia del Trabajador: Conosca sus derechos durante el coronoavirus (Covid-19)