Lately, we’ve all been adjusting to huge changes in our homes, jobs, and communities. As experts discover more about this pandemic, we’re learning that our lives will continue to look drastically different this year. One constant that we have in these rapidly changing times is our social connections.
This crisis has forced us to redefine socialization itself. Many of us have modified how we celebrate holidays with family, check in with friends, and meet with coworkers. Despite these precarious times, I think that community is our greatest strength.
For instance, staff at the Lakewood nonprofit, Pathways Volunteer Hospice, taught their Widow Support Group how to use Zoom to continue their much-needed support meetings. The Executive Director noted that the women were ecstatic to connect with their friends again and empowered to learn something new.
In Paramount, local restaurants are serving seniors in the community by providing weekly meals to the city’s home delivery program. In addition, the Maywood YMCA has donated thousands of meals a week to families in Maywood, Bell, and Cudahy.
I’m so thankful for the dedicated volunteers and businesses serving Southeast LA. I’m also eternally grateful to the essential workers for the very long hours they put in to help us get through this crisis.
This R-Guide is a compilation of resources to support you and your family, including information about unemployment benefits, testing, facial coverings, and mental health.
For updates on emergency response and resources, I am hosting virtual town halls in English and Spanish. You can sign up to receive invitations here. For your additional questions or concerns, my office is available to assist you by phone or email.
District Office: (562) 529-3250
Capitol Office: (916) 319-2063