Equality California, the LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, has launched a consumer-friendly website and help line (323-448-0126) to connect LGBTQ+ Californians impacted by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis with resources and support services. In the coming weeks, the organization will expand the website to include comprehensive directories of service providers in each of the state’s 53 counties and launch a series of free webinars for people facing unemployment or lost wages.
“The COVID-19 LGBTQ+ Help Center and Help Line are roadmaps for members of our community to find the support they need from providers who know and care about LGBTQ+ people,” said Equality California Executive Director Rick Chavez Zbur. “We’re in this together. Whether you need to get tested, file for unemployment or a loan, find a foodbank or talk to a mental health professional, we’re here to help. Go to the website, call the phone number or send us an email and we’ll get you to the right place.”
“The LGBTQ+ community has been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis because of underlying health disparities and economic vulnerabilities,” says Equality California’s announcement of the services. “LGBTQ+ people face higher rates of comorbidities such as HIV and cancer, are more likely to use […]