Community Action for Peace Announcements
Community Action for Peace Announcements
    

OFFICE OF VIOLENCE PREVENTION


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Office of Violence Prevention 1000 South Fremont Ave.
Bldg. A-9, East 5th Floor
Alhambra, CA 91803

Phone: 626.293.2610
Email: ovp@ph.lacounty.gov

  TPI Overview

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Office of Violence Prevention partners with community residents and stakeholders to implement the Trauma Prevention Initiative (TPI) to reduce violence-related injuries and deaths. Launched in 2015, TPI aligns County services and initiatives to build a comprehensive, place-based approach through innovative programs, policies, and partnerships. TPI supports a community-driven approach to public safety that is survivor centered, and empowers community leadership, coordinating across sectors to build infrastructure for prevention and well-being in the county’s highest need communities. TPI is initially focused on South Los Angeles and building a place-based model that can be scaled to additional communities.

Funded Prevention Strategies

Community stakeholders prioritize strategies that build leadership capacity and promote dialogue and healing. Community engagement in TPI communities builds local leadership, promotes positive identity, and develops priorities to guide violence prevention work through Community Action for Peace (CAP) groups, community events and summits. Community engagement also provides avenues for other departments and initiatives to get involved in the communities.

What's New

Find a testing site near you (NEW!)

Keep at a 6ft distance & stay home!

The Storytelling Project (NEW!)

Seeking individuals to share personal experiences surviving any form of violence.
MLK Healing Center Calendar

MLK Healing & Trauma Prevention Center


Latest Updates

Latest Food Bank Guide Icon

Food Bank Guide

Find a local food pantry
near you


Can the Trash Poster Contest

South LA Scholarship Opportunity

Apply for a $5,000 educational grant

For more information, please click to dropdown.

 
CORE Educational Grant
Have you lost your job or been furloughed due to COVID-19? The CORE fund provides educational grants to cover the cost of tuition for professional certificate programs and online colleges, with special focus on healthcare and technology industries.

Deadline: Rolling basis

Parent-Ade
  • Virtual weekly events every Wednesday afternoon:
    • 4 pm – In English
    • 5 pm – In Spanish
  • Virtual program series and accompanying resources covering a variety of topics related to the challenges of parenting during this time. Get tips on:
    • How to use library resources to support distance learning.
    • Managing and tracking your child(ren)’s schoolwork.
    • Ways to help your child(ren) stay focused and on task.
    • How to support your student(s) and help them support themselves.

Free Private Online Tutor!  (NEW!)

Private Tutors can help students in grade 3-12 in South LA avoid the expected loss in learning due to the school closures. Student can receive help with homework and math and languages in the on-on-one 45 minute sessions.

Also Available:

  • SAT-Prep and STEM
  • Performing and Visual Arts
  • Teen and Parent Discussion Groups
  • Assessments in math and language arts
  • World Languages and Culture with Cooking
  • Virtual playground with basketball & more
 
 
Work Ready Program
Are you currently looking for a new job, looking to build new job skills, or seeking out new career opportunities, but don't have the device or internet connection to make that happen? Work Ready is here to help.

  • A 6-week session (being offered 6 times through 2021)
  • Participants borrow a laptop and wireless hotspot kit from one of the 20 participating libraries.
  • Participants receive special support items to aid in the job search process, which they can keep.
  • Weekly virtual programs will cover topics ranging from writing cover letters and interviewing to identifying high-growth careers and working from home.

Linc Housing is hiring for the position of resident Services Coordinator

Linc Housing is hiring for the position of Resident Services Coordinator. This full-time role would be shared between two of our housing communities, Mosaic Gardens at Willowbrook and Mosaic Gardens at Monterey Park, with most of the time being spent at the Willowbrook property. Click View for more info.
To learn more about our nonprofit organization, please visit www.linchousing.org


Youth Advisory Board Applications are now open! (NEW!)

Los Angeles Suicide Prevention Network is currently accepting applications from young adults aged 16-23 years old. Membership requires a minimum one-year commitment, with an opportunity to serve up to 3 additional years as Youth Advisors in a mentorship role (or until they reach the age of 23).

If you responded yes to all of the above, then we would like for you to apply! Application deadline is open until January 4, 2021 or until the first 65 applications have been received.

 
Updated Food Bank Guide
Find local food pantries in the LA County.

LA County Libraries
  • Free digital LA County Library Cards if customers do not already have one.

  • Willowbrook Library is now offering Sidewalk Service, Tuesday-Saturday! Willowbrook community members can now have their library holds or wireless print jobs sent to Willowbrook Library for pickup outside parking garage library entrance.

    Willowbrook Library's Current Sidewalk Service Pickup Hours:
    • Tues: 12-7pm
    • Wed-Sat: 10am-5pm
    • Sunday & Monday: Closed

  • Compton Library and AC Bilbrew Library offer Laptop & Hotspot Loan Kits for customers to borrow for 3 weeks. More details here at the bottom of the webpage: Click here to learn more

  • Also, explore all the other virtual resources and programming we have available through our website 24/7: https://lacountylibrary.org/

  • Free live homework help for grades K-12, everyday 12 -10p, through our Brainfuse database with an LA County library card: https://lacountylibrary.org/homework/

  • Job Seeker support: https://lacountylibrary.org/jobhelp/

  • If there are any questions about these services, call Willowbrook library at 323.564.5698, press 3 to speak with staff.
 
 
Green Schoolyards Opportunity  (NEW!)

Interested in developing Green Schoolyards in your city? The Cities Connecting Children to Nature (CCCN) initiative has a new opportunity for teams from cities and school districts to transform asphalt schoolyards into safe, nature-filled outdoor spaces that benefit students and the surrounding community.

The first step is a half-day workshop on February 17th. Teams that attend the workshop will be invited to apply to join a technical assistance & grant cohort.


Environment Justice Mini-Grant & Technical Assistance Program  (NEW!)

To support community-based organizations working to advance environmental justice in their communities, the National Environmental Health Partnership Council is pleased to announce a mini-grant and technical assistance program. The Partnership Council is convened by APHA and supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

The Advancing Environmental Justice through Technical Assistance Mini Grants program will award $10,000 to three community-based organizations. Eligible organizations must be U.S.-based 501c3 nonprofits with a demonstrated ability to work with community members to advance environmental justice. Organizations should be reflective of the communities disproportionately affected by the environmental injustice addressed.
Application deadline: Jan. 8, 2021.


Free Refrigerators for L.A. County Stores

Need refrigerators for your small business? The Healthy Stores Refrigeration Program can help.

  • Grocery and corner stores can email HRSP@isd.lacounty.gov to start the process and confirm eligibility
  • A representative will work with you to complete an interest form and choose one to two refrigerators
  • Complete a survey before and after installation
  • A representative will provide resources on sourcing, marketing, and selling healthy food to be stocked in new refrigerators
  • Priority is given to businesses located in Los Angeles food deserts or communities disproportionately affected by pollution


Learn more through this informational flyer (English, Spanish).
For questions and inquiries, reach out to HRSP@isd.lacounty.gov


LA County Disaster Help Center  (NEW!)

DBCA has partnered with the Department of Workforce, Development, Aging and Community Services, and other County and State Agencies to bring you the L.A. County Disaster Help Center. The Center has resources for businesses as well as employees to help during the COVID-19 emergency.

Counselors are available Monday through Friday between 8:30am and 5:30pm to help business owners navigate emergency loan applications and help individuals that were recently laid off due to this emergency. Multilingual help is available.
Contact the Disaster Help Center:


PPE Unite: Providing Free PPE to Your Business  (NEW!)

We've partnered with public and private sector organizations to create access to personal protective equipment for small businesses across the County of Los Angeles through PPE Unite.

We are here for you and your small business, partnering with you every step of the way as we work toward safely reopening our local economy.
PPE for small businesses may include:

  • Face Masks
  • Hand Sanitizers
  • Face Shields


 
   
 
MLK Healing Center
Join FREE virtual community workshops with the MLK Healing Center.

For more information, please visit:
http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/chs/spa6/index.htm

Curtis Tucker Center for Community Wellness  (NEW!)

The Curtis Tucker Center for Community Wellness (CCW) offers a place for community members to gather, find resources, and participate in wellness activities. Available support includes mental health, substance use, and general health and wellness resources. All activities are FREE and open to the community.

http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/chs/CTCCW.htm




Exploring Child Welfare & Domestic Violence  (NEW!)

A 4-part online series with UCLA & Community Experts

  • January 6 | Health Care & DV
  • January 13 | Engaging Men & Fathers
  • January 20 | K-12 Education & DV
  • January 27 |Housing & DV


Time: 12:00-1:15 pm FREE & OPEN TO ALL
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California Youth Opioid Response (Request for Applications)  (NEW!)

The California Youth Opioid Response (YOR California) issued a Request for Applications to improve and expand access to a continuum of youth-specific opioid use and/or stimulant use disorder (OUD/StUD) intervention, Medication-Assisted Treatment and other treatment, and recovery services for youth ages 12-24 and their families.

Applications due on January 15, 2021.

 
  

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Public Health has made reasonable efforts to provide accurate translation. However, no computerized translation is perfect and is not intended to replace traditional translation methods. If questions arise concerning the accuracy of the information, please refer to the English edition of the website, which is the official version.
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