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August 15, 2019
By 211LA
Staff Profile: Barbara
Meet Barbara: 211 LA Community Resource Advisor and Outreach Coordinator My name is Barbara, and I have been working for 211 LA since July of 2017. In the past year I have had the unique opportunity of dividing my time between two rewarding roles: Community Resource Advisor and Outreach Coordinator. Community Resource Advisor:  What’s the job...
August 15, 2019
By 211LA
LA County’s Fair Chance Hiring Initiative (FCIHO)
What is the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance (FCIHO)?   The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion Authored by Hilda L. Solis and co-authored by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas to launch a countywide campaign to encourage more businesses to adopt fair chance hiring practices.  This ordinance requires that...
August 12, 2019
By 211LA
Ayudando a Quien Ayuda
En Español What’s the Program? AARP, in partnership with 211 LA and the USC Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center (LA CRC), launched the Ayudando a Quien Ayuda program on July 30, 2019. Also known as Helping the Helper, this program will connect Latino caregivers with resources in their community.     This bilingual program is...
July 16, 2019
By 211LA
Protecting Yourself From Hidden Fees
Have you ever gotten a bill and the total comes out to be more than you expected? A recent survey by Consumer Reports found that about 85 percent of Americans have experienced an unexpected or hidden fee over the past couple of years. Some hidden fees are small, but all together they add up, which can place a strain on your budget.  Here’s...
July 16, 2019
By 211LA
How to Use Sunscreens Correctly (Hint, you probably aren’t!)
The summer sun has arrived, and so has the need to review your sun-safety habits.  Consumer Reports’ Best Sunscreens of 2019 ratings is now available, along with helpful articles about different ingredients and tips for safe use.  Consumer Reports (CR) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to unbiased product testing, investigative...
July 16, 2019
By 211LA
Beat the Heat: Cooling Centers and Heat Safety Tips
Now that summer is here, everyone is looking for the best ways to beat the heat!   One way to survive the heat is to visit a cooling center. LA County has designated facilities County-wide that are open to the public and free of cost on high weather temperature days. All cooling centers have air conditioners which provide seniors and...
July 16, 2019
By 211LA
Behind the Scenes: 211 LA’s Annual Resource Update
For most people in LA County July means barbeques, fireworks, beaches and sometimes heatwaves! But for the 211 LA Resource Department it means all those things and the completion of the Annual Update process. This year 4,350 agency profiles were reviewed and updated by the 211 LA Resource Writers.  Communication and Verification  211 LA’...
July 16, 2019
By 211LA
211 LA Participates in the National AIRS Conference
The Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) is a professional association for individuals and organizations who provide information and referral services (I&R). Every year AIRS hosts a national conference that serves as a chance for leaders in the field throughout North America to present on I&R best practices and innovative...
July 16, 2019
By 211LA
Love4Life: Bringing Emotional Well-Being to 211 LA
The 211 LA team handles thousands of calls a year. Last year alone, over 400,000 calls were answered by our staff. Every one of these calls involves people seeking help, and a large majority of these calls involve people who are experiencing personal crises. Individuals in crisis often present a wide range of emotions, from hopelessness to anger....
June 17, 2019
By 211LA
Shaking up Reentry: 2019 Conference Insights
2019 Conference takes a collaborative, strengths-based approach to Reentry in L.A. County   What is Reentry?  Each year, more than 700,000 people are released from State and Federal prison, while another 9 million cycle through local jails. Given what we know about the health burdens of incarcerated individuals – including high...

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