Community Resources

The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work is closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation, both across the country and around the world. We are working closely with university officials to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and alumni. Please visit the university's dedicated COVID-19 website for the most up-to-date information and announcements.

During this time, we will be adding resources for the community to this page, to help those in need through this challenging time.

Opening Schools Safely in the COVID-19 Era

Research brief providing school social workers' experiences and recommendations on issues of safety, isolation, mental health, hunger, housing insecurity and physical health of students. Developed by researchers at UCLA, UCLA-Fullerton and Loyola University Chicago.

Behavioral Health

Mindfulness and Yoga VIDEO: Alums Robin Petering, PhD '18, and Nick Barr, PhD '18, creators of MyPath, provide an online session of mindfulness and yoga practices to help ease stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 crisis.

Resources for children and families related to COVID-19 developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and related partners.

Food and Supplies

Los Angeles Food Bank Pantry Locator

The Everytable Hotline: 323.458.6487 (Los Angeles)

Restaurant Workers Relief Program: Offering free meals and supplies nightly to restaurant workers who have recently been laid off or suffered significantly reduced pay.

Domestic Violence

During this time of isolation in the home, national reports of intimate partner violence are rising, as women and men living with abusers may be forced to stay in situations where they are not safe or they many need help to alter their "safety plan." If you or someone you know is in need of help during this time, contact:

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233, or text LOVEIS to 22522

Los Angeles County Domestic Violence Safety Plan Hotline: 1-800-978-3600

Working Remotely

Dr. Stacy Kratz, clinical assistant professor, shares five top tips for staying happy and healthy while working remotely.