Long Beach Resources

Access at-home learning and other resourcesfor students, families, schools, and system leaders through theEmerson Collective. The City is partnering with local organizations to offer food and meal delivery aid for older adults and individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are isolating in their homes. Individuals 60 years of age and over, those who have tested positive for COVID-19, and those with specific underlying health conditions are eligible for participation in this program.
The closure of the Administration Building will not disrupt water or sewer service to Long Beach Water’s customers. Long Beach Water announced the closure of its Administration Building to the public until further notice. This modification is aligned with the closure of all other major City facilities and is in an effort to slow community spread of COVID-19. Long Beach Water is following all state and federal health and water quality guidelines relating to COVID-19 and will continue to maintain any compliance practices if new regulations are developed. The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has no impact on the quality or supply of Long Beach’s tap water. This outbreak should not disrupt water or sewer service to Long Beach Water customers.



City of Long Beach vaccine clinics for food service workers begin 1/19/21, and clinics for education workers begin 1/25. To schedule an appointment, email or call INFO and dial option 6. The City of Long Beach is providing free downloadable posters for businesses to print and post to inform their customers and employees about best health and safety practices.
The state’s Work Sharing program is an alternative to layoffs to help employers handle temporary slowdowns. It allows staff to receive a portion of their Unemployment Insurance benefits when their hours are reduced. Employers keep all staff, just reduce all their hours proportionately instead of keeping some at 100% while laying off others. If you own a small business, you may receive more favorable loan terms from a lender if your loan is enrolled in the CalCAP Loan Loss Reserve Program, which may provide up to 100% coverage on losses as a result of certain loan defaults. A lender may be more comfortable underwriting small business loans. We strongly believe in the power of community and the importance of tikkun olam.
Groceries will then be put in their backseat or trunk. Food Finders connects donated perishable food to nonprofit pantries and shelters.

Long Beach is packed with things to do and resources to help you make the most of your stay in our unconventional city. program is a cost sharing program, designed to help fund the training of existing employees, as businesses seek opportunities in new markets and instituting new processes that require retraining. The program encourages banks and other financial institutions to make loans to small businesses that have difficulty obtaining financing. The Small Business Finance Center partners with Financial Development Corporations to provide loan guarantees and direct loans for small businesses and nonprofits that experience capital access barriers. The interest rate is 3.75 percent for small businesses. The interest rate for private non-profit organizations is 2.75 percent.
LACDMH offers many otherfree resources to help people address their mental health needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. LACDMH’s 24/7 Access Line at is available to provide mental health support, resources and referrals. WomenShelter of Long Beach’s 24-Hour Crisis Hotline and confidential emergency supportive housing facility, Cherese’s Safe Home, will continue to operate as usual, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are experiencing domestic violence, please call the 24-Hour Crisis Hotline at . If it is safer to reach out via email, contact WSLB at All services are provided at no cost and in English and Spanish.

Until further notice, penalties will begin to accrue after October 31, 2020. For more information, business owners can email or call . Downtown businesses wishing to expand their operations outdoors when allowed should review this City Fact Sheet, which includes step-by-step instructions. An updated City Health order with further details is forthcoming. To create a healthy Long Beach with low-income communities of color by building community knowledge, leadership, and power. Race and income do not determine one’s future in Long Beach—it’s a community where everyone is safe, connected, and healthy. Given all the major events and large gatherings that are shuttering, it’s important to understand why we need to do this.
They also maintain a landing page of businesses that are hiring. Disabled Resources Center, Inc. is working to provide shelter, food and sanitation supplies to people experiencing homelessness during the pandemic. Here’s a quick guide to some nonprofits and the services they provide. Long Beach City College strives to create a welcoming and inclusive campus and learning environment for all students. LBCC is committed to serving members of the campus community who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer. In honoring this commitment, the LBCCD Board of Trustees adopted a resolution that officially recognizes LGBTQ History Month in support of its students.
Crystal Stairs offers free customized child care referrals by telephone or online as well as child development resources to any family seeking child care within the service area. Families may also qualify for subsidized child care. Infant care supplies, including diapers, formula, baby wipes and more are being made available at weekly distributions to support families that have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. All Long Beach residents with young children, as well as Long Beach-based childcare and education providers, are eligible to receive supplies. Distributions for families are scheduled each Friday and are expected to continue into the first few months of 2021. Staffing has been expanded to provide intensive case management and referral services through theLong Beach Healthy Aging Center.

All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Long Beach City College is proud to take a stand and support our undocumented students. The Dream Center is dedicated to serving the AB540 and undocumented student population through advocacy, guidance, and support.
The LA County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services is providing temporary delivery services to older adults , dependent adults and disabled individuals who can’t leave their homes. They’ll send a taxi at no charge to deliver groceries, household items and necessities. Salvation Army has a food pantry and delivers food boxes to older adults in quarantine as well as families with some restrictions. Pacific Gateway still has their WorkPlace doors open and can help Long Beachers find jobs.

The Domestic Violence Resource Center is available at for counseling, referrals, and help to leave an abusive relationship, or help Long Beach Resources if a victim has already escaped. Long Beach Community Table is providing food for individuals and families impacted by COVID-19.
The program also offers a $10,000 advance that does not need to be paid back. The Small Business Administration is offering federal disaster loans for working capital to California small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Thank you for donating to the Long Beach Public Library Foundation! Your generosity allows us to support the Long Beach Public Library and encourage literacy and education for all members of the community. In 1996, the Long Beach Public Library Foundation began with a mission to provide support to enhance Long Beach Public Libraries and encourage literacy and education for all members of the community.

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