Our community has produced a number of resources relevant to our local community. We pray these resources will bless you and your neighbors. You'll find guides on educational options for local families, immigration rights, and prayer.
Renters Rights During Pandemic
Domestic Violence and Abuse
If your home is not safe, our hotlines are available 24/7
Central LA: 213-626-3396
South LA: 310-392-838
Our advocates offer the same support through our live chat services. Click here for infoabout the chat or click the "Chat Now" button to start a chat.
What should I do if I can’t pay my rent this month?
The city enacted a series of protections in March aimed at preventing evictions. While the protections do not amount to a full-on moratorium, they do state that landlords can’t evict tenants who can’t make rent because of COVID-19—whether that’s because they no longer have a job or because they have to pay for medical expenses.
The city’s eviction protections do not require tenants to provide notice to their landlords that they cannot pay rent or any proof of why they can’t pay.
But tenant advocates recommend that if you anticipate not being able to make your full rent, you should give your landlord a heads-up as soon as possible. The housing department’s website has a sample letter that renters can use, and many tenants’ rights organizations have similar samples.
School Choices 2018: Find a School where your child can thrive!
[From the Redeemer Community Partnership]
This guidebook was designed to help local parents make the best school choice possible. Finding the best school for your child takes years of planning. In fact to maximize Middle School options, most parents need to begin planning early in their child’s second grade year.
Most children in LA will make three big school decisions. The first is selecting a kindergarten. The second is a middle school, which usually starts in 6th grade but sometimes in 4th or 5th. And the final decision is high school. For each of these decisions it helps to start learning about your options several years in advance. Talk to friends, read about different kinds of programs, and go on school tours. For each level of school you will discover many options for your child, each one with advantages and disadvantages.
Most families never find a “perfect school.” But families who plan ahead are able to choose the ones that best fit their child’s needs. Give yourself plenty of time to think through the pros and cons of all the options available. This guidebook was designed to help local parents make the best school choice possible.
Know Your Rights and What Immigrant Families Should Do Now
Los Derechos de Immigrantes - Lo Qué Pueden Hacer las Familias Inmigrantes Ahora
[From the Immigrant Legal Resource Center]
It’s important for everyone to know their rights if approached by an immigration (ICE) agent as well as how families can best prepare for something happening. This resource provides practical tips for things immigrant families can do now to prepare as well as information on rights everyone has in the United States, regardless of immigration status.
Es importante que todos conozcan sus derechos si son abordados por un agente de inmigración (ICE), así como cómo las familias pueden prepararse mejor para algo que suceda. Este recurso proporciona consejos prácticos para las cosas que las familias inmigrantes pueden hacer ahora para prepararse, así como información sobre los derechos que todo el mundo tiene en los Estados Unidos, independientemente de su estatus migratorio.
Red Cards | Las Tarjetas Rojas
[From the Immigrant Legal Resource Center]
All people in the United States, regardless of immigration status, have certain rights and protections under the U.S. Constitution. The ILRC’s Red Cards help people assert their rights and defend themselves in many situations, such as when ICE agents go to a home.
Todas las personas en los Estados Unidos, independientemente de su estatus migratorio, tienen ciertos derechos y protecciones bajo la Constitución de los Estados Unidos. Las tarjetas rojas del ILRC ayudan a las personas a reivindicar sus derechos y a defenderse en muchas situaciones, como cuando los agentes de hielo van a un hogar.
Past Prayer Guides
The 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting has been a special time for our church family. It is a time when we seek God’s will and transformation in our lives, as well as in our community and city. During Lent this year, we will practice making space for God by fasting from technology, in addition to the traditional fast from food. The weekly reflection journal will follow our sermon series. The questions will help us connect with God as we reflect on from where our strength comes.