The Northeast LA Community Response
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Join LA Más and learn more about the Northeast LA Community Response, a community based initiative that uplifts neighborhood-scale systems.When the coronavirus outbreak began locally in March 2020 and Safer at Home orders went into effect, LA Más pivoted its operational model to provide immediate assistance to neighbors directly impacted by the crisis.
We started by reaching out to our neighbors: David De La Torre, who heads Elysian Valley Neighborhood Watch and Jardín del Rio Community Garden, and Ceci Dominguez, who heads the Elysian Valley Senior Group. They shared that neighbors were already checking in with each other through an informal “phone tree”, learning that many were being laid off, having their work hours reduced, struggling to take care of aging parents or getting groceries. Thanks to the everyday advocacy and partnership of two neighbors, LA-Más was able to develop a more robust system and form the Northeast LA Community Response.