Supervisor Solis Announces LA County to Donate $1 Million to Baby2Baby to Provide Baby Essentials to Families Impacted by COVID-19

2020-09-04T23:24:23-07:00September 4th, 2020|Community, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis and Baby2Baby, a nonprofit providing baby essentials to families in need, partnered to host a free drive-thru distribution of diapers and baby wipes on Friday, Sept. 4, at the East Los Angeles Civic Center, 4801 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles.  Volunteers expected reaching 400 children. In addition, representatives [...]

Supervisor Solis Urges Companies and School Districts to Work Together to Bridge the Digital Divide

2020-07-20T23:50:45-07:00July 20th, 2020|Community, In the news, Press Release, services, women children and families|

In response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement on school re-openings, Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement calling on corporations and technology businesses to help bridge the digital divide: “I applaud the Governor’s decision to insist that counties reduce the rate of community transmission before schools re-open for in-person classroom learning [...]

LA County to Identify Funding to Continue Offering Young People Work Experience through Youth@Work

2020-07-07T12:47:34-07:00July 7th, 2020|Community, In the news, Jobs, Press Release, women children and families|

Youth have been hard hit by the windfall of job losses due to the COVID-19 economic downturn. The state reported that from mid-March to April 25, youth between the ages of 16 to 24 made up 53.3 percent of all unemployment claims. This hardship is felt more acutely by foster youth, youth experiencing homelessness, our [...]

LA County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis Statement on Release of Dual-Status Youth to Safe Settings

2020-05-26T11:28:41-07:00May 26th, 2020|Community, In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion, women children and families|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion directing LA County’s Department of Probation, and other pertinent departments, to use their authority to release dual-status youth — young people involved in both the County’s child welfare and the juvenile justice system — to alternate [...]

LA County to Expand Promotores Program to Reach More Diverse Communities

2020-05-26T10:41:11-07:00May 26th, 2020|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

The Latinx community recognizes promotoras/es as community health workers who build bridges between clinical care and local residents. These Spanish-speaking community health workers help patients navigate the healthcare system. With the COVID-19 pandemic, it is vital that non-English speaking communities gain access to critical resources. To promote health equity, the Board of Supervisors today approved [...]

Supervisor Solis Hosted a Food Distribution in Walnut Park for Families Impacted by COVID-19

2020-05-11T01:43:55-07:00May 8th, 2020|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, in collaboration with Cedars-Sinai, Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles (SEE-LA), First 5 LA, and other community organizations, on May 8 hosted a special food distribution at Walnut Park Elementary School in Walnut Park. This drive-thru food pantry began at 9 a.m. and was expected to end at 11 a.m., [...]

Supervisor Solis, LA Federation of Labor and LA Food Bank Host Food Pantry in Baldwin Park for Families Impacted by COVID-19

2020-05-11T01:36:52-07:00May 1st, 2020|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release, services, women children and families|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, in collaboration with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, Labor Community Services, the City of Baldwin Park and other organizations, on May 1 hosted a special food distribution in the City of Baldwin Park. This drive-thru food pantry began at 9 a.m. and [...]

LA County to Ensure Collection of Racial and Ethnic Data of COVID-19 Patients

2020-04-19T17:24:50-07:00April 14th, 2020|Community, Health, Immigration, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

Preliminary data from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has revealed that communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. African Americans and Latinos are becoming infected and dying of COVID-19 at an alarming rate, underscoring longstanding racial disparities in access to quality health care. As the pandemic continues, it is crucial [...]

LA County to Explore Providing Child Care at County Libraries

2020-03-03T18:08:15-08:00February 18th, 2020|Community, In the news, Policy, Press Release, women children and families|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion directing the County Library Department to explore providing child care at or near a County Library and to prepare a report back within 120 days:   “Libraries are the cornerstone of the community. County Libraries allow [...]

LA County to Eliminate Criminal Justice Fees

2020-02-18T17:21:36-08:00February 18th, 2020|Community, In the news, Policy, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion, services, women children and families|

People who have been convicted of a crime and are striving to move forward with their lives often face fines and fees on top of their sentence, well after serving time in jail or prison. These criminal fines and fees disproportionately harm low-income people who are leaving the criminal justice system and are trying to [...]