COVID-19 Resources for Domestic Workers in California
Local Domestic Worker Organizing and Support
For direct support and resources during the COVID-19 crisis, we invite you to get in contact with our local affiliate organizations listed below. Through these organizations, you can find resources and local mutual aid efforts in your area as well as find ways to get involved in the statewide movements to advance the rights and dignity of domestic workers.
A Note about the NDWA Coronavirus Care Fund
The Coronavirus Care Fund was established by the National Domestic Workers Alliance to provide emergency assistance for home care workers, nannies and house cleaners to support them in staying safe and staying home to slow the spread of the Coronavirus, and to care for themselves and their families. Qualifying applicants who are experiencing financial hardship due to the Coronavirus pandemic can receive $400 in emergency assistance from the Fund.
At this time, the Coronavirus Care Fund application is only open to domestic workers who are participants in activities of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), NDWA chapters, affiliate organizations, and circles or who were NDWA dues-paying members or Alia users prior to March 16, 2020. The NDWA will open the Fund for applications from other domestic workers as soon as funding allows.
CA Resources for Domestic Workers
(Most resources are in English and Spanish. )
Immigrant Eligibility for Public Programs During COVID-19
- https://www.inmigranteinformado.com/guides/coronavirus/California (in Spanish)
A comprehensive guide, including information on the fund Governor Newsom created to support undocumented workers affected by COVID-19
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants
- Governor’s fund for Undocumented Workers- CA State Gov Press Release (in English)
- Information about your Rights under Emergency Coronavirus Response Laws
- Immigrant Eligibility for Public Programs During COVID-19
Your Labor Rights During COVID 19 Pandemic
- Worker’s Guide to Rights from Bet Tzedek Legal Services (English and Spanish)
- Coronavirus y la ley laboral: Conozca sus derechos, desde descansos pagados por enfermedad hasta trabajar desde casa (in Spanish only)
- FAQs on Covid 19 and Laws Enforced by the California Labor Commissioner’s Office
- Legal Aide At Work- Coronavirus – Frequently Asked Questions
- National Domestic Worker Alliance Resources for Domestic Workers
- Resources for Domestic Employers on how to support their domestic employees
- CA Youth Justice Coalition- Resources for Undocumented Immigrants
- Free internet for low-income families via Comcast
- Free internet via Spectrum call 1(844)488-8398
- CHIRLA- Lo Que Debes Saber Sobre el Corona Virus (in Spanish)
Resources that are only in English
- Database of Local Resources – including local and national mutual aid efforts, mental health/self-care, best practices, for kids, from funders/for funders, messaging support, organizing around specific demands, resources and funds.
- Spreadsheet of every state and local paid sick leave & paid family and medical leave law, organized by state with details on each law
- Advocating to Stop Eviction Proceedings and Enforcement Actions in Oakland During the COVID-19 Emergency
Food Banks-Los Angeles/Southern California
- St Margaret’s Center 10217 Inglewood Ave. Lennox, CA 90304
Free groceries for low-income families
(1x per family per month) in 90045 and 90047 area codes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
- LAUSD Grab & Go Food Centers – Open 7 am to 10 am. Students may take 2 meals. LAUSD Family Hotline for questions (213)443-1300. Map of the 60 locations across South, NorthEast, Central LA and the Valley and link to resources for parents to use while homeschooling.
- Food for elders
Gloria Molina YMCA Food Distribution at 7515 Pacific Blvd. Walnut Park, CA 90255.
Food Banks-Northern CA