Update on Covid 19 and Help Me Help You
As a community, we must work together and stop the spread of the Cornoavirus
For over 17 years, Help Me Help You has provided support to residents in the city of Long Beach and the South Bay. As our community prepares for the full impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) spread and response, Help Me Help You continues to closely monitor the situation with the health and safety of our clients, staff, volunteers, and community as our top priority. We know that not only will residents be affected medically, but also economically as businesses suspend operations, workers lose tips or shifts, and some find difficulty in accessing benefits.
While we remain committed to providing food operations and benefits enrollment assistance during this time, to minimize community and city-wide risk, beginning Monda,y March 23rd we will make the following changes to ensure both consistencies of care and staff/community wellbeing:
We will suspend operations at the Multi-Service Center until Monday, April 6th, 2020.
During this time we will have very limited, to no grocery pick-ups at any of our locations. For emergencies call the COA Pantry at 562-432-1440. You may visit the COA pantry on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 am to noon at 515 E. 3rd Street, Long Beach CA.
We will suspend client-facing intake as staff will be working remotely beginning Monday, March 23rd. Please contact the office at 562-612-5001 for virtual assistance.
While our day-to-day operations will be impacted by recommendations for closures and social distancing, we are investigating creative solutions to alleviate the impact of this pandemic in our community. We will continue to partner with organizations across our region to provide as must assistance as we possibly can.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has made significant changes to its operations and policies. As of Tuesday, March 17, local SSA offices are closed to the public indefinitely. SSA is also extending their deadlines for filing wherever possible. The agency is regularly posting information about how the pandemic is affecting its services. Visit their website for more detailed information, https://www.ssa.gov/coronavirus/