Here is a list of resources to help you out with financial aid for utilities in Los Angeles, unemployment issues, food banks/pantries, free tax preparation, volunteer opportunities and suicide prevention.  I have also included suggested readings and movies.

Introduction to Unemployment Insurance

Unemployed Friends/USA

Unemployed Friends/California

California Unemployment Office

Suicide Prevention

Tax Preparation

Food Banks & Pantries/USA

More Food Banks & Pantries/USA

Food Banks/California

Food Pantry/Los Angeles

Referrals (via United Way & AIRS) for food, housing, employment, health care and counseling

More Referrals (via Unemployment Lifeline)

Los Angeles Dept. of Water & Power Low Income Application

Southern California Gas Company Low Income Assistance
                                                                                                           Volunteer in Your Community
                                                                                                            Unemployment and Other Statistics, Courtesy of Portal Seven
                                                                                                           SUGGESTED READINGS & VIDEOS
Over 50 and Out of Work

                                                                                                                            “Out of Work? Out of Luck.”

Missing Workers:  4.9 Million Out of Work and Forgotten. by Lila Shapiro/Huffington Post

“The Rise of the New Global Chrystia Freeland

The Economic Case for Unemployment Insurance.”

Learned Helplessness: a Theory for the Age of Personal Control. by Christopher Peterson, Steven F. Maier, Martín E. P. Seligman         A bit clinical, this book explains the effects on the psyche of repeatedly being told No.” As in sending out hundreds of resumes and not receiving a single response.  Click the link for an excerpt:


Matewan” 1987

Harlan County, USA 1976

Norma Rae” 1979

The Grapes of Wrath 1940

Bread and Roses 2000

Salt of the Earth 1954


Occupy Wall Street  

Occupy LA


One response to “Resources

  1. John1155

    Very nice site!

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