Call the school district near you for "Grab and Go" meals offered in selected schools. Also, download the CA Meals for kids mobile app (iOS, Android, Microsoft), to find nearby Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs sites.

Grab & Go Food Centers are open Monday through Friday from 7 am to 10 am. Two meals are provided per person. As of September 1 and until further notice, LA Unified students and their parents do NOT need to show a barcode in order to pick up meals.

Los Angeles Unified will continue to provide nutritious meals to students and community members who need them while students are learning in virtual classrooms. Anyone who arrives during open hours will be able to receive food.

The LA Unified Student and Family Wellness Hotline is available to students, families, and staff of LAUSD, during regular school days, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. The hotline provides support with mental health; accessing food, health insurance, and other basic needs; school enrollment; and immunizations. Call (213) 241-3840. Press 1 for English, 2 for Spanish.

Initial recommended enrollment packet materials and instructions are available in multiple languages on the 2020-21 School Enrollment Procedures page. The district’s online student enrollment application portal link is only for enrollment for TK-12th grades in the school of residence. The portal allows parents/guardians to submit documents and required information to their school of residence electronically.

School Mental Health Clinics and Wellness Centers continues to provide therapy to students and their families throughout the district via telephone and teleconferencing. Visit our mental health website for more information.

District-operated medical and mental health clinics are currently closed. For a complete list of our partner locations that are open or closed, please check the list:

Please contact LA Unified Student and Family Wellness Hotline (Option #7) for or visit the District Nursing Services website for comprehensive information on immunizations.

Immunizations may be given at private physician's offices or, for those without health insurance, at the certain Los Angeles County Department of Public Health clinics at low or no cost. Dial 2-1-1 for information locating a clinic. Please download the list of Los Angeles County Public Health Centers FREE or Low-Cost LA County Immunization Clinics.

It is highly recommended you call the clinic(s) ahead of time to verify they are open and what their hours are before you visit.

Wellness Programs staff are Certified Enrollment Counselors who assist all families apply for health insurance coverage. If you would like assistance enrolling in healthcare coverage or support accessing other basic need resources, give us a call at 213-241-3840 Option #1.

The Homeless Education Office (HEO) was designed to provide assistance to homeless students and families in compliance with the McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act, an integral part of No Child Left Behind. The HEO personnel work in collaboration with school personnel and community service agencies in an effort to maximize access to various educational, social and enrichment programs which promote academic success and student achievement.

For assistance with accessing, give us a call at 213-241-3840.

Healthy Start is designed to serve children, youth, their family members, and the community by leveraging community partnerships to increase program resources. The program provides comprehensive school-integrated services and activities to meet the needs of the whole child.

For assistance with accessing basic needs resources, give us a call at 213-241-3840 Option #1.

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

This guide provides information for parents and caregivers about the infectious disease COVID-19. Knowing important information about the outbreak and learning how to be prepared can reduce stress and help calm likely anxieties. This resource will help parents and caregivers think about how an infectious disease outbreak might affect their family – both physically and emotionally – and what they can do to help their family cope.

English | Spanish | Chinese

Talking with Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

This fact sheet provides parents, caregivers, and teachers with strategies for helping students manage their stress during an infectious disease outbreak. It describes potential reactions among youth and the support adults can provide to help them.

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Parents/Guardians: How to Talk to Children/Youth about the Coronavirus

Children: What Do I Do If I Feel Scared or Nervous about the Coronavirus?

Teens: What to Do if I Feel Scared or Nervous about the Coronavirus?

National Geographic: Talking to Kids about Coronavirus



Cash assistance for Individuals of Families. Call 1-866-619-3777 or visit GetCalFresh.org to apply. Please note that children of undocumented immigrants are eligible to receive CalFresh benefits if they are citizens or legal permanent residents. Parents are encouraged to apply on behalf of their children who qualify. The CalFresh program information is confidential.

Visit 211la.org/food -resources or dial 211 to locate food resources near you, such as free groceries, student meals, and more.

Call 1-800-510-2020 for meals from LA County and the City of LA.

Cash assistance for Mom, Babies and Children under 5. Call 1-888-WIC-WORKS (1-888-942-9675) to apply.

Go to Los Angeles Regional Food Bank's food pantry locator at lafoodbank.org or call (323) 234-3030.

Visit findwifi.lacounty.gov or dial 211 to find Wi-Fi hotspots where you can access internet at nearby parks, business, or other spaces.