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 [...]

LA County to Expand Doula Services for Pregnant Women

2020-01-28T15:47:13-08:00January 28th, 2020|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

A growing body of research has revealed that low-income women of color who are under chronic stress due to implicit bias in medical care or other economic stressors experience detrimental outcomes in their pregnancies. To address these inequities in our health care system, today the Board of Supervisors approved a motion, authored by Los Angeles [...]

Supervisor Solis’ Statement on Detained Migrant Children Being Denied Flu Vaccine

2020-01-14T13:42:23-08:00January 14th, 2020|Community, Health, Immigration, In the news, 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 instructing LA County to monitor and possibly join litigation challenging the federal government’s anti-flu vaccine policy for migrant children at U.S. border detention facilities:   “The U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) imprudent decision to deny migrant children [...]