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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...
September 16, 2019
By 211LA
A Safe Place to Report Hate
New Anti-Hate Reporting Hotline Launches Have you or someone you know been a victim of bullying or a hate motivated crime/act?   By dialing 2-1-1, you can now file a report  as a victim, witness, or advocate for a victim of hate crimes, hate acts, or bullying as a part of a new Anti-Hate Campaign that launched September 1st.   The...
September 16, 2019
By 211LA
Inside Look: Assisting Fire Victims
During the response effort for the Woolsey Fire, I had the privilege of assisting our community at two Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) locations. I volunteered for the entire duration of the response phase, from November 2018 to February 2019 and even picked up overtime when additional support was needed. I devoted all of my time to the effort as I...
September 16, 2019
By 211LA
Staff Profile: Dion
What’s Your Role at 211 Los Angeles County?  My role here at 211 LA County is Quality Assurance Program Manager, where a personal focus has been centered towards improving the overall inquirer experience. Our efforts in this area help ensure the services provided both meet and exceed the Inquirers’ needs. Utilizing the information obtained...

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