City of Long Beach
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802
Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach has announced the launch of a new online resource and referral platform, powered by Unite Us, that will help residents connect to City and community programs that support residents during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. In addition to connecting residents with critical resources, through this effort the City is helping expand Unite California, a coordinated care network of health and social care providers.
“We’re doing everything we can to support Long Beach residents during this crisis, and technology like the Unite Us platform will make accessing resources easier,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.
“During this pandemic, residents of Long Beach – like those across the U.S. – urgently need help with essentials, including access to food, housing, and employment benefits,” said Unite Us Network Director for California Moira Kenney. “We’re grateful to be able to support the city and community partners in this effort to help residents connect quickly to services and supports, both now and in the recovery period to come.”
Long Beach residents can request a variety of services through the Unite California network by completing an electronic form that is available on the City’s website. Available resources offered through the platform include COVID-19 support, connections to food resources, programs for older adults and referrals to other Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act programs in the city.
Residents also can receive information about support services by contacting the City’s Resource line at 562.570.INFO (4636), option 5. Resource line operators are prepared to help assess eligibility when needed and provide program referrals to organizations across Long Beach. For assistance in alternate languages, residents can call the main INFO line.
This effort has been made possible by CARES Act funding. The City received $40 million in CARES Act funding to support relief and community recovery and resiliency, of which the Long Beach City Council allocated $95,000 for the creation of the Unite Us rapid response network specific to the Long Beach area. The Health and Human Services Department continues to develop strategies to support segments of the community affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and will release additional requests for proposals (RFPs) funded by the CARES Act to further these efforts.
Long Beach-based nonprofit organizations or resource-focused agencies are invited to join the Unite Us platform to help strengthen the resource network for City residents. Those interested in registering with the platform may contact Drew Dickson-Parham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the latest information on COVID-19, with details on all that the City of Long Beach is doing to keep our residents safe, visit longbeach.gov/COVID19 and follow @LongBeachCity on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About the City of Long Beach
Home to approximately 480,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly rated school district, Long Beach Airport and the Port of Long Beach. The City also has a highly respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 171 parks, miles of beaches, marinas and bike paths.
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About Unite Us
Unite Us is a technology company that builds coordinated care networks of health and social service providers. With Unite Us, providers across sectors can send and receive secure electronic referrals, track every person’s total health journey, and report on tangible outcomes across a full range of services in a centralized, cohesive, and collaborative ecosystem. Unite Us’ dedicated team builds authentic, lasting partnerships with local organizations to ensure their networks have a solid foundation, launch successfully, and continue to grow and thrive. This social infrastructure helps communities transform their ability to work together and measure impact at scale.