Life can be stressful and overwhelming. Stress can make it hard to even think about quitting smoking. Even if you’re not ready to quit today, a Quit Coach at the California Smoker’s Helpline can connect you to local programs and services to help you find new, #tobaccofree ways to manage stress.

All tobacco products are harmful to your health. There is no safe level of tobacco use. When problems are getting out of our control, reaching out for help is the only way to solve them.

All tobacco products contain nicotine. Nicotine is highly addictive, and it causes your body to release:

Endorphins make you feel happy for a short amount of time.

Dopamine teaches the brain to repeat the same behavior, such as using tobacco.

Adrenaline stimulates your brain, making you feel more alert and awake. It also increases your blood pressure and accelerates breathing and heart rate.

Smoking tobacco products, vaping, or using any other products that contain nicotine can make you feel temporarily happy, energetic, and relaxed. Nicotine causes you to crave more and more tobacco products.

Nicotine is so highly addictive that many people struggle to quit tobacco use. After a while, tobacco products no longer help you relax. Instead, you may feel as if you need to smoke simply to feel normal.

All tobacco products are harmful to your health. There is no safe level of tobacco use. When problems are getting out of our control, reaching out for help is the only way to solve them.

Common Things That Cause Stress

COVID-19: Food

Find free food and free meals near you. Get help with food expenses by applying to CalFresh and WIC. Sign up for free meal delivery for older adults.

covid19.lacounty.gov/get-support/

Great Plates Delivered

LA County WDACS offers 3 home-delivered meals a day to help older adults and adults at high risk from COVID-19 stay home and stay healthy.

wdacs.lacounty.gov/greatplates/

World Harvest Food Bank

Low-Cost Groceries

3100 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
213.746.2227
worldharvestla.org


Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Food Pantries

1734 East 41st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90058
Phone: 323-234-3030
Fax: 323-234-0943

lafoodbank.org/find-food/pantry-locator


CalFRESH

CalFresh benefits help families obtain food and purchase healthy choices like vegetables and fruits.

Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services
213-974-1311

Apply online:
dpssbenefits.lacounty.gov/ybn/SignInPage.html

Locate an office near you:
dpss.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dpss/main/home/office-locations?program=calfresh&title=CalFresh%20Offices


211 LA County

Free and confidential 24/7 referral service. Find the services you need.

Use the website, chat live with an advisor, or call 2-1-1 from any phone.

211la.org/food


One Degree

Online free service to help find local resources for families

1degree.org

Los Angeles County Housing Resources Center

Online listing of affordable, special-needs, accessible emergency housing.

877-428-8844

housing.lacounty.gov/index.html

Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department

Provides listing of resources on how to find affordable housing and special programs such as Handyworker program and Family Source Centers.

866-557-7368;  TTY 213-473-3231

hcidla2.lacity.org/low-income-populationsa.lacity.org/low-income-populations


Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles

Provides affordable housing.

2600 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90057
213-252-2514

hacla.org/contactus


Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles

Provides affordable housing.

700 West Main Street
Alhambra, CA 91801
626-262-4510

hacola.org/home


Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles (Palmdale Office)

2323 Palmdale Blvd, Suite B
Palmdale, CA 93550
(661) 575-1511

hacola.org/home


Affordable Living for the Aging

Provides affordable housing, supportive services, and alternative housing options for low-income and formerly homeless seniors.

2029 Century Part East, Suite 4393
Los Angeles, CA 90067
323-650-7988

alaseniorliving.org/seeking-housing


211 LA County

Free and confidential referral service.

Call 211 from any land line or mobile phone

211.org


One Degree

Online free service to help find local housing resources for families.

1degree.org

California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKS)

CalWORKS provides financial help to families with (or expecting) children to help pay for housing, food, utilities, health care, and for assistance with other services for refugees, trafficking victims, and disaster victims.

California Department of Social Services
800-952-5253

cdss.ca.gov/Benefits-Services


General Relief

Provides financial assistance to adults in need who are ineligible for federal or state programs.

Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services
866-613-3777

Apply Online:
dpssbenefits.lacounty.gov/ybn/GRDownloads.html

COVID-19: Tenants & Landlords

What you need to know about temporary rent freezes and eviction moratoriums.

covid19.lacounty.gov/tenants-and-landlords/


211 LA County

Free and confidential referral service.

Call 211 from any land line or mobile phone

211.org


One Degree

Online free service to help find local resources for families.

1degree.org

Workforce Development: Aging and Community Services

Los Angeles County America’s Job Centers of California

Offers assistance in finding a job.

342 N. San Fernando Road
Los Angeles, CA 90031
323-539-2000
888-226-6300

wdacs.lacounty.gov/programs/workforce-development


211 LA County

Free and confidential 24/7 referral service. Find the services you need. Use the website, chat live with an advisor, or call 2-1-1 from any phone.

211la.org/resources/subcategory/income-employment


One Degree

Online free service to help find local resources.

1degree.org

Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS)

DHS offers health care for adults, seniors, and children, including general health care, specialty care, rehabilitation care, emergency services, inpatient services, and pharmacy services.

Find a hospital or clinic near you: dhs.lacounty.gov/find-a-clinic-or-hospital

Learn more about the health services DHS provides: dhs.lacounty.gov

Find the right health coverage option for you:
dhs.lacounty.gov/health-coverage-options


Los Angeles Health Line

Offers a health risk assessment over the phone with referral to health improvement workshops or classes.

800-793-8090

publichealth.lacounty.gov/owh/


Maternal and Child Health Access

Provides referrals for mothers and their children.

1111 West 6th Street, Fourth Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017

213-749-4261

mchaccess.org/index.php


Dental Care, Young Adults and Children

Provides dental care to young adults and children.

LAC+USC Medical Center
1100 N. State Street
Building A, Clinic Tower, A3C
Los Angeles, California 90033

323-409-1000

dhs.lacounty.gov/lacusc/


Los Angeles LGBT Center

Provides physical, mental, addiction health care, pharmacy services, and social services (domestic violence, housing, legal, support groups and education).

1625 N. Schrader Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028-6213

323-993-7400

lalgbtcenter.org/about-the-center


Substance Abuse Treatment

Los Angeles County Substance Abuse Prevention and Control

publichealth.lacounty.gov/sapc

Substance Abuse and Service Helpline: 844-804-7500

For online treatment services locator:
sapccis.ph.lacounty.gov/sbat


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Suicide Prevention: 800-273-TALK (8255)

24/7 Treatment Referral Line: 800-662-HELP (4357)

SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 800-662-HELP (4357)

Online Treatment Services Locator:
samhsa.gov/find-help
findtreatment.samhsa.gov


Department of Mental Health

24/7 Mental Health Helpline: 800-854-7771

For online treatment services locator:
dmh.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dmh/our_services


211 LA County

Free and confidential referral service. Find the services you need.

Use the website, chat live with an advisor, or call 2-1-1 from any phone.

211la.org/resources/subcategory/healthcare


One Degree

Online free service to help find local resources

1degree.org

Los Angeles County Hotline (24 Hours)

800-978-3600


National Domestic Violence Hotline (24 Hours)

800-799-7233


LA County Child Abuse Hotline (24 Hours)

800-540-4000


Elder Abuse Reporting Hotline (24 Hours)

877-477-3646 

LA County COVID-19 Resource Page

Find tools + information on renters, landlords, homelessness, food, property taxes, seniors, immigration, legal resources, and cooling centers.

covid19.lacounty.gov

 

One Degree COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resource Guide

Find help with childcare, education, unemployment, finances, food, physical health, mental health, homelessness, eviction, seniors, taxes.

about.1degree.org/covid-19-la-en

 

Let’s Feed LA

Find free food and free meals near you. Get help with food expenses by applying to CalFresh and WIC. Sign up for free meal delivery for older adults.

covid19.lacounty.gov/food

 

COVID-19 Resources for Immigrants

Get tested and treated for coronavirus regardless of immigration status. COVID-19 financial and housing assistance from LA County Office of Immigrant Affairs.

oia.lacounty.gov/coronavirus-updates

 

NoButts.org/COVID 1-800-300-8086

Talk to a Quit Coach via phone call, text message, or live chat.  Get connected to local programs and download free resources including the No Butts + No Vapes mobile apps.

nobutts.org/covid

 

COVID-19 and Tobacco: What You Need to Know Now

Learn whether people who smoke or vape are at more risk, what happens to your lungs when you smoke or vape, and whether smoke can spread COVID-19.

tobaccofreeca.com/health/covid-19-and-tobacco-what-you-need-to-know

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

800-273-8255 


Trevor Lifeline (24 Hours): LGBT/LGBTQIA

866-488-7386


Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Services 24 hour Crisis Line/Suicide Prevention:

877-727-4747

877-7-CRISIS


211 LA County

Free and confidentiareferral service. Find the services you need. Use the website, chat live with an advisor,or call 2-1-1 from any phone.

211la.org/resources/subcategory/mental-health


One Degree

Online free service to help find local resources.

1degree.org

Resources

Kick It California 1-800-300-8086

Get free, personalized help from a Quit Coach via phone call, text message, or live chat. Previously known as the CA Smokers’ Helpline or 1-800-NO-BUTTS, Kick It California can connect you to local programs and offers the free No Butts + No Vapes mobile apps.
Kick It California – QUIT-SMOKING