VIP COVID-19 Resources
We Are Open: 323-221-4134
Our Physical and mental health clinics are OPEN during this crisis. We are maintaining all social distancing regulation and providing tele-health services as needed.
Need Extra Help From VIP?
We are responding to this crisis for our community in many ways including food assistance, emergency funding, essential supplies, and more. Reach out to your therapist or Case Manager for more details.
LAUSD Grab + Go Food
Click here for the list of 64 Locations.
LAUSD Family Services: 213-443-1300
LA Unified is working with community partners to help provide support families need including food,Shelter, physical and mental health care support and more. Call the number and tell the representative what your family needs.
To Report Suspected Child or Domestic Violence:
- Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS): 800-540-4000
- Domestic Violence Hotline/Multi-lingual: 800-978-3600
- Violence Intervention Program – The Alexis Project: 323-221-4134
- Los Angeles LGBT Youth Center: 323-860-2280
- Trevor Lifeline for LGBTQ + Allies: 866-488-7386
COVID-19 Information for Parents/Guardians
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a respiratory virus that causes symptoms like fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Sometimes it can lead to more serious infections like pneumonia and may require hospitalizations. This is mostly in elderly people and those with other health problems. Fortunately, most people will get better without any serious complications.
How Does it Spread?
- Through droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
- Through close personal contact, such as caring for an infected person.
- By touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands.
Protection: For You + Family
- The best way to protect against droplets is to cover your cough and sneeze.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after coughing, sneezing, or touching surfaces. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using regular household cleaners.
- Practice social distancing – stay home as much as possible, avoid public places, and limit contact with people who are sick.
Symptoms for Children
Most of the time, children have milder symptoms than adults. The illness may look similar to a common cold, and can usually be safely managed at home. Children with chronic medical conditions affecting the heart, lungs or immune system may have more severe complications, and should contact their doctor for guidance.
Does My Child Need Testing?
Testing is currently limited, and most children with mild symptoms do not need testing. Currently, testing is reserved for those who are very ill and require hospitalization. This may change as testing becomes more available, so ask your doctor if you have questions.
Does My Child Need Testing?
For mild illness, there is currently no specific treatment for COVID-19. Most children will get better with rest and home care, so there is no need to see a doctor. Children should remain at home until 24 hours after symptoms have resolved WITHOUT THE USE of medication for fever or cough.
If your child has difficulty breathing, cannot keep fluids down, or appears very sick, call your medical provider of call 911.
Where Else Can I Get Info?
CDC: Center for Disease Control
LA County Department of Public Health