Our Response to the COVID-19 Crisis
Our local response to COVID-19 is focused on supporting the critical organizing work that continues in spite of this crisis. We are reaching out to our grantees and community partners to learn more about their evolving needs. We are connecting with our community in new ways via virtual events and advocacy. And we are accelerating our grantmaking to keep the fires of progress burning throughout this pandemic.
Check out the resources below to learn more about our COVID-19 Response and how you can get involved and stay engaged.
News from the Frontlines
May 27, 2020
As the global pandemic reshapes how we all live, youth justice community organizers are fighting for the release of youth from youth jails, especially after two youths in Los Angeles County’s juvenile halls tested positive for the novel coronavirus this week after Probation officials began testing youth entering the system.
May 10, 2020
Earlier this month Liberty Hill convened an L.A. Organizers’ Virtual Town Hall that brought together more than 100 organizers and activists across L.A. County to share and strategize around the COVID-19 crisis and how we can best support the needs of our communities on the ground.
May 09, 2020
In the midst of the COVID-19 health crisis, all of us are trying to do our best for the children in our lives — providing stability and a safe and caring home. But how do we best protect the 650 youth and young adults in Los Angeles County’s crowded juvenile facilities?
May 08, 2020
Our Ready to Rise partners are busier than ever -- providing enhanced mental and emotional health services, peer support groups, virtual learning, as well as financial and food assistance. These expanded services are meeting critical needs for families in crisis and youth coming home from lock-up.
May 07, 2020
$2.59 Million Awarded to 20 Nonprofit Organizations to Provide Community-Based Youth Development Services
Housing is Health: Reclaiming Our Homes Demands Housing for the Most Vulnerable in the Wake of COVID-19May 07, 2020
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and a longstanding housing crisis, families are fighting for their right to a safe place to live.
Apr 10, 2020
As difficult as this decision may be, we feel that as a community, we must do our part to help flatten the curve of the virus, slow the spread of infection, and reduce the overall burden on our healthcare system. In lieu of getting to see them on stage in April...
Mar 27, 2020
As the pandemic continues to unfold, organizers are fighting to ensure that our local and state governments are stepping up to protect the rights and the health of the most vulnerable. We are also concerned about the census, continuing inequity in education, a loss of civil rights, and an expanded homeless crisis.