USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and Advocates for African American Elders
African Americans are at a significantly higher risk than whites of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD), and they also report lower levels of AD literacy than their white counterparts.
Karen Lincoln, associate professor and founder of Advocates for African American Elders, launched the BrainWorks research study to promote AD literacy within the African American community. This study aimed to help individuals identify AD symptoms and encourage them to seek help from a physician or mental health provider.
Lincoln’s study shows that older African Americans who received culturally tailored text messages about Alzheimer’s disease had the highest increase in Alzheimer’s disease literacy levels when compared with other participants. – Recorded Youtube Overview
Disaster Help Center
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Grab and Go Food Centers – Final day 4/16/21
Final day for all Grab and Go Services – more info
With so many families counting on their children getting two subsidized meals each weekday, Free Meals at 60 Grab & Go Food Centers will be provided by Los Angeles Unified in partnership with the Red Cross during the temporary closure of schools.
West Adams local Center is located at:
Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School, 3537 Farmdale Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90016
Advocates for African American Elders (AAAE)
Advocates for African American Elders (AAAE) was founded in 2012 in response to the persistent and growing needs of African American seniors in Los Angeles. Click here to learn more – AAAE Website
More resources and engagement to come in our effort to support, care and respect the wellbeing, lifestyles, health, and sustainability of our elders who live in the West Adams community!
Check out this workshop recorded on Youtube on How to Improve Alzheimer’s Education among African Americans (BrainWorks) – workshop link
West Adams is forming a Neighborhood Team for disaster preparedness!
West Adams is forming a Neighborhood Team for disaster preparedness! We want YOU to join our *free* six-session training to learn essential skills and form an emergency plan with your neighbors. Please fill out this survey – English
and visit PrepareWestAdams.org for more information and to register.
¡West Adams está formando un Equipo Vecinal para la preparación para desastres! Queremos que USTED se una a nuestra capacitación *gratuita* de seis sesiones para aprender habilidades esenciales y formar un plan de emergencia con sus vecinos. Encuesta en español
visite PrepareWestAdams.org para obtener más información y registrarse.
Welcome to MyVoiceLA
The City of Los Angeles has developed MyVoiceLA for current and former City employees, contract workers, interns and volunteers, commissioners, elected and appointed officials, and applicants for City employment who are seeking more information about their rights and responsibilities relating to discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation, you can use this portal to submit a complaint online. Click here to go to website
Adams Blvd Safety Project Website
The Shower of Hope
Every Wednesday a mobile shower will be available at West Adams Church of Christ. Reverend Raymond Phillips once again has continued to provide the needed services to the unsheltered population living on the streets and in our community.
West Adams Church of Christ
4959 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016
Every Wednesday from 10 am to 2 pm
“It is no news that we are in a Homelessness Crisis and that Los Angeles has over 59,000 people are affected. Of this population, 44,000 are unsheltered and on the street with no access to basic hygiene, including showers. A critical challenge for these individuals is not having the mobility to access showers as well as other resources.”
More information at The Shower of Hope website.
2020 USC GOOD NEIGHBORS COVID-19 GRANT
Good Neighbors has been a cornerstone of USC’s community engagement for over 25 years. Now, more than ever, our neighborhood nonprofits and schools are on the front line providing essential human services during this crisis while also experiencing significant financial challenges. We are pleased to announce the Good Neighbors grant application is being re-opened and will provide $1.3 million in critical Covid-19 non-profit support funding to serve our most vulnerable neighbors.
Grant application deadline is Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (PST).
Click HERE to access the online grant application.
Zoom information session will be held on Tuesday, April 21 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (PST).
Please click here to register for the information session.
About the USC Good Neighbors Grant Program
The mission of USC Good Neighbors is to support collaborative efforts that serve the neighborhoods surrounding the University Park and Health Sciences campuses. Proposed grant programs must meet one or more university-community funding priorities:
- Food access
- Mental health
- Public safety
- Services for unhoused individuals
- Small business development
- Workforce training
TIME-SENSITIVE: U.S. CHAMBER’S SAVE SMALL BUSINESS FUND
TIME-SENSITIVE: U.S. CHAMBER’S SAVE SMALL BUSINESS FUND OPENS MONDAY AT 12:00 P.M. PT
The Save Small Business Fund, a grantmaking initiative by the US Chamber Foundation and funded by contributions from corporate and philanthropic partners, is providing $5,000 in short-term relief to employers across the United States. These one-time supplemental cash grants of $5,000 will be awarded weekly, but you need only apply once. All you need to apply is your W-9.
- Businesses must have between three and 20 employees
- Operate in an economically vulnerable community (bottom 80% of zip codes in the country).
- Have been harmed financially by the COVID-19 pandemic
The grant application will go live on Monday, April 20 at 12:00 PM PT / I:00 PM MT / 9:00 AM Hawaii. To learn more about the Save Small Business Fund and to apply for a grant, visit www.savesmallbusiness.com.
COVID-19 DATA: Daily data summary
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- Compliance Monitoring: Are People Staying Home
- Los Angeles Timeline of Actions
COVID-19 CRISIS: How you can help!
Angelenos are rising to this moment. Each and every one of us is playing an important role in overcoming the COVID-19 crisis simply by remaining at home, wearing face coverings, and making daily sacrifices.
If you can do a little bit more, please consider being a part of our Red Cross blood donation drive or contributing to our L.A. Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund — to help our first responders, homeless neighbors, and other vulnerable Angelenos during this time.
Thank you for everything you do. Thank you for heeding our call to stay healthy, stay safe, and stay home.
Strength and love, Los Angeles.
Dispelling rumors: COVID-19 Myths
With plenty of myths swirling around, the Mayor’s Office has launched a website to dispel disinformation about COVID-19 and empower our communities with the facts.
Increased trash pick up
We’re helping keep our communities safe and clean during this crisis by increasing trash and recycling pickup. For more details, you can call 311 or L.A. City Sanitation’s 24-hour customer care center at 800-773-2489.
CV19 Mutual Aid Community Network Call 4/4/20
CV19 Mutual Aid Community Network. Ready to help! Check-In Zoom call this Saturday 4/4/20 at noon.
Hello neighbor, Please join the efforts to support and aid our community in the times of the CV-19. A lot of elderly neighbors may need our help. Low-income families may not have enough for them to survive these difficult times. Folks that live in the streets don’t have what they need to keep the virus from spreading. And, some of us may experience stress and anxiety as we maintain space between us. We are here to support and help. Please join if you can offer a hand, smile, or whatever you can. This group is no mine but ours. Please share resources as to how to help others and let’s get organized. If you want to volunteer & offer your help.
- Please fill out this Google form: https://bit.ly/39ZElAL
- Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/604850143401697/ Aura Vasquez
In keeping with Mayor Garcetti’s directive issued, entitled COVID-19 City Guidelines, all Neighborhood Council (NC) Board, Committee, Alliance, and Liaison meetings, as well as all other NC-related events – are suspended up to and including March 31, 2020.
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