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January 31, 2020
By 211LA
Growing Diverse Leadership: The Next Leaders Development Program
Staff Spotlight: Laura Mejia's Q&A on the Next Leaders Development Program On September 19, 2019, 211 LA’s 211 Program Director, Laura Mejia, graduated from the Next Leaders Development Program (NLDP), a program put on by the Center for Nonprofit Management of Southern California to grow diversity in nonprofit management. Laura took the time...
January 31, 2020
By 211LA
CalFresh and Food Stamps: Resource Guide
By Valarie Guerra What is Calfresh? CalFresh, formerly called “food stamps”, is California’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for low-income families. CalFresh participants receive an Electronic Benefit Transfer card (EBT card), which holds a specific amount of money for purchasing select food items from grocery stores, convenience stores...
January 31, 2020
By 211LA
211 LA Crisis Housing Services for Families
Did you know that 211 LA is partnered with LAHSA to support homeless families? Families with a minor child (age 17 or younger) and/or who are pregnant (any trimester), and who have no place to sleep for the evening can dial 2-1-1 after 5 p.m. to receive crisis housing support. Families will speak with one of 211 LA’s Community Resource Advisors,...
November 26, 2019
By 211LA
Public Charge Changes - Information and Resources
Recently, news coverage of "public charge" laws have increased due to the revisions proposed by the current Administration. But what is public charge and how do changes in the law affect immigration policy today?   What is Public Charge? The "public charge" rule has been in place for decades and is used in immigration law to deny an...
November 26, 2019
By 211LA
Q & A with New Community Resource Advisor Vanessa
What training is involved in becoming a Community Resource Advisor (CRA)? All new CRAs participate in an eight-week extensive training course that reviews several elements of the CRA role: CRA responsibilities, Time management, Protocols for different types of calls and programs, Phone etiquette, Demonstrating empathy Self-care AIRS...
November 26, 2019
By 211LA
Providing Employment Services for All Veterans in LA
Program Profile: VECTA - Providing Employment Services for All Veterans in LA By: Gisele Corletto, Project Specialist with the USC Military and Veterans Programs (MVP) Who VECTA serves: The Veteran Career & Employment Transition Alliance (VECTA) provides services to anyone living in Los Angeles who has ever served in the U.S. Military...
October 31, 2019
By 211LA
Learning the Power of Collaboration: the Magnolia Community Initiative Fellowship
Above: Myieko “Kiki” Clayton accepts certificates from the City of Los Angeles, California State Assembly, and Magnolia Community Initiative for successfully completing the MCI Fellowship program in 2019.  Learning the Power of Collaboration: the Magnolia Community Initiative Fellowship Recently, 211 LA’s Client Services Manager,...
October 31, 2019
By 211LA
What Everyone Should Know About School Bullying
Every year, October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness month. But bullying is an issue that needs all or our awareness and attention all year round to help prevent the damage and distress it causes to children. Whether you are a student, educator, parent, or community member, you can help meet the goal of stopping bullying and cyber...
September 19, 2019
By 211LA
Spotlight: LA Region Long Term Recovery Group
The Los Angeles Region Long Term Recovery Group (LTRG) is a membership group comprised of more than 80 organizations, including local nonprofit organizations, faith groups, businesses, government offices, and more - membership is open to all who have something to contribute to the Woolsey Fire recovery and rebuilding process. The LTRG provides a...
September 16, 2019
By 211LA
Inside Look: Disaster Resources
One of the many roles that 211 LA provides is aiding the community in disaster preparation and response. By partnering with Los Angeles County’s Office of Emergency Management, 211 LA alleviates some of the anxiety and burden for disaster victims and first responders at crucial moments during a disaster. Community Resource Advisors are trained to...

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