Did you know that various families and front-line workers of the COVID-19 crisis WILL NOT receive any federal relief because they are undocumented? Together, the inability to work and the lack of federal support have caused deep financial stress on the undocumented population. In the Boyle Heights community, COVID-19 has forced many parents to sacrifice their own health, safety, and families for a paycheck that may not even cover a month’s rent.
While the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) - Hollenbeck Police Activities League (HPAL) works to prepare and empower underserved and underprivileged youth to lead responsible, productive, and fulfilling lives, we cannot do it alone. Many of the children and youth we serve come from low-income and/or single-parent households who have lost their jobs or do not know when they will be allowed to work again. Without regular access to the services that once provided some form of safety and support, our youth are left to struggle with depression, substance use, and community violence, which is why they need you.
In understanding the physical and mental strain of financial stress, our team has developed a campaign to further support the HPAL families impacted by COVID-19. Through your generosity, we will assist several children, youth, and families who are unable to pay for their utility bills, groceries, and every day needs.
We understand that many are facing similar hardships and may not be able to contribute. Therefore, we appreciate any support you may provide. Donate, share, and join us as we show Los Angeles the strength of Boyle Heights and the power of our community.
The following are families that need support during these challenging times:The Hoffman Family Daycare
- A dedicated and loving caregiver, Mrs. Hoffman has been unable to open her doors to the many children and parents who trust her. As an immuno-deficient single mother of four, Mrs. Hoffman is relying on God and her prayers to support her and her family through this alarming pandemic.