Apply for the meal program by May 14, plus KYRC online support & training, donate towards food & take the COVID-19 needs assessment survey.
City of Los Angeles Hot Lunch Meal Program

Mayor Garcetti announced a new partnership with the City’s Department on Disability to provide free meals to individuals and families with disabilities across Los Angeles.

This is a temporary program beginning May 18 through June 30. The program will offer a free lunch bag for 5 days a week to 3,000 City of Los Angeles residents who have disabilities.

If you are interested, apply by May 14 by accessing the Google Form:

Applications received after this date will be placed on a wait list. If you have any other inquiries, e-mail:

Apply for the Free Hot Lunch Meal Program
The Koch-Young Resource Center (KRYC) is Here to Help Clients and Families / El Centro de Recursos Koch-Young (KYRC) Está Aquí para Ayudar a Clientes y Familias
Here are some things the KYRC is doing to stay connected and engaged with you. / Estas son algunas cosas que el KYRC está haciendo para mantenerse en contacto con usted.
Information and Referral - providing information for resources and supports in the community such as food banks, low-cost resources, activities and trainings. Contact or 213.252.5600 for assistance. / Información y Recursos - proporcionar información para recursos y apoyos en la comunidad, tales como bancos de comida, recursos de bajo costo, actividades, y entrenamientos. Póngase en contacto con o 213.252.5600 para asistencia.

Peer Support Partners - providing support to parents via phone. Contact Joe Perales, or Evie Jung, / Compañeros de Apoyo - proporcionar apoyo a los padres a través del teléfono. Póngase en contacto con Joe Perales,

Support Groups via Zoom are happening now and you can participate by computer, tablet or phone. Calendar posted on the Lanterman Web site at / Grupos de Apoyo a través del Zoom están reuniéndose ahora y usted puede participar por computadora, tableta o teléfono. Calendario publicado en el sitio de Internet de Lanterman en
CalFresh Application Assistance / Asistencia para Solicitar a CalFresh
The KYRC can help regional center clients and their family members apply for CalFresh via phone, in English or Spanish. Contact the KYRC Help Desk at 213.252.5600 or / El KYRC puede ayudar al clientes del centro regional y a sus familiares a solicitar CalFresh por teléfono, en Inglés o Español. Comuníquese con el Help Desk de KYRC al 213.252.5600 o

Following is a list of all the support groups currently meeting virtually: / La siguiente es una lista de todos los grupos de apoyo que actualmente se reúnen virtualmente:


Armenian Parent Support Group
  • Via Zoom
  • Monthly, every 3rd Tuesday              
  • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • For English / Armenian-speaking parents of individuals with special needs of all ages and disabilities
For more info and to receive the Zoom link, contact:  
De Mi Familia A Su Familia
  • A través del Zoom
  • Mensual, cada 1er miércoles                   
  • 2 a 4 p.m.
  • Grupo para familias con niños de todas edades con autismo
Para obtener más información y recibir el enlace Zoom, comuníquese con:  
Grupo de Apoyo Lanterman  
  • A través del Zoom
  • Mensual, cada 2do miércoles            
  • 10 a.m. a 12 p.m.
  • Para familias con niños de todas edades con necesidades especiales
Para obtener más información y recibir el enlace Zoom, comuníquese con:  
Korean Parent Support Group
  • Via Zoom
  • Monthly, every 1st Friday 
  • 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • For Korean-speaking parents of individuals with special needs of all ages and disabilities
For more info and to receive the Zoom link, contact:  
La Esperanza
  • A través del Zoom
  • Mensual, cada 2do lunes                  
  • 1 a 3 p.m.
  • Para familias con niños de edades 15 años y mayores con discapacidades del desarrollo
Para obtener más información y recibir el enlace Zoom, comuníquese con:  
Padres Unidos Lanterman
  • A través del Zoom
  • Mensual, cada 2do y 4to martes
  • 6 a 8 p.m.
  • Para familias con niños de todas las edades con discapacidades del desarrollo
Para obtener más información y recibir el enlace Zoom, comuníquese con:  
Parents Collaborate Support Group
  • Via Zoom
  • Monthly, every last Friday
  • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • For English-speaking parents of individuals with special needs of all ages and disabilities
For more info and to receive the Zoom link, contact:
  • Elizabeth Beltran, 213.748.3999
  • Brigitte Sroujieh, 818.606.7028
  • Joe Perales, 213.252.4986,


LGBT Support Group
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender
  • Via Zoom
  • Monthly, every 2nd Wednesday        
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • For clients with special needs [in English]
For more info and to receive the Zoom link, contact:  
Peer 2 Peer Group
  • Via Zoom
  • Monthly, every 2nd and 4th Saturday        
  • 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • For clients with special needs over the age of 18 years, must be able to be in community and be independent with personal care [in English]
For more info, contact:
  • The client's service coordinator will need to coordinate the initial referral to this group
Understanding the Regional Center / Como Entender el Centro Regional

This orientation session provides basic necessary information and knowledge about the regional center system, what services are available and how to obtain information and resources. It will be held online on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 from 3 to 4 p.m.

Specific topics covered include:

  • What is the regional center?
  • What is an IFSP/IPP?
  • What is the role of the parent and what is the role of a service coordinator?
  • What is the Koch-Young Resource Center and other resources in the community?
  • And more

Registration is required. Orientation presentation will be held via ZOOM. Link will be sent upon registration.

For more information and to register, contact the Koch-Young Resource Center at or 213.252.5600.

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Esta sesión de orientación ofrece información necesaria básica y el conocimiento acerca del sistema de centros regionales, qué servicios están disponibles, y dónde puede obtener información y recursos. Se llevará a cabo en línea el martes, 16 de junio de 2020 de 10 a 11 a.m.

Cubre la siguiente:

  • ¿Qué es el centro regional?
  • ¿Qué es un IFSP/IPP?
  • ¿Qué es el papel de los padres y cuál es el rol de un coordinador de servicios?
  • ¿Qué es el Centro de Recursos Koch-Young y otros recursos en la comunidad?

Se requiere registro. La presentación de orientación se realizará a través de ZOOM. El enlace se enviará al registrarse.

Para mas información y para registrarse, pongase en contacto con el Centro de Recursos Koch-Young al o 213.252.5600.

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View more information online/Ver más información en línea
Donate to Help Lanterman Families Experiencing Food Insecurity Due to COVID-19

Thank you to everyone who has donated towards our food campaign so far. Last week we distributed gift cards to 109 families and 35 adults living independently - more than double the prior week.

We are seeing the cumulative impact this crisis has had on our Lanterman community. The number of families that have lost jobs is sobering. Our Help Fund is at risk for becoming depleted.

So please, if you are able, consider giving today to help Lanterman families experiencing food insecurity due to COVID-19, so when they ask for help, we will have the funds to say YES:

Make a Donation to the Help Fund Today
Make an Offline Donation

To make an offline donation, make your check payable to:

Frank D. Lanterman Reigonal Center
(please note that it's for the Help Fund)

and mail your donation to:

Help Fund
c/o Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center
3303 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Lanterman COVID-19 Needs Assessment Survey
Lanterman COVID-19 Encuesta de Evaluación de Necesidades

We would like to gather information from our clients and families to learn how you are doing, and whether you have access to necessary services and support. We also want to make sure that you know you can contact us for information, resources and support. Please help us to better help you by responding to this brief survey.

Take the Survey in English

Nos gustaría recopilar información de nuestros clientes y familias para saber cómo le está yendo y si tiene acceso a los servicios y apoyo necesarios. También queremos asegurarnos de que sepa que puede contactarnos para obtener información, recursos y apoyo. Ayúdenos a ayudarlo mejor respondiendo a esta breve encuesta.

Tomar la Encuesta en Español

Information and Resources for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

To everyone, please beware of misinformation which may be shared, and be sure to turn to reliable and official sources of information.

Following are links to local, state and federal resources you should visit for reliable information about Coronavirus (COVID-19):

Stay in Touch with Lanterman
Find Lanterman’s Instagram Account

If you have an Instagram account, search for us @frankdlantermanrc and follow our page from your phone app.

You can also view our Instagram page on your computer.
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You now have another great way to keep up to date with what's going on at Lanterman - our Facebook page. Like and follow our page to find out about the latest trainings, meetings, events and other information related to Lanterman and our community. It's also a great way to find out what's going on in the general news with regards to developmental disabilities.

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Be the First to Know...Subscribe to Lanterman's E-mail Bulletins
It’s easy to subscribe to Lanterman’s e-mail bulletins. Simply visit and click on “Subscribe” to provide us with your e-mail address. You will automatically be signed up to receive e-mail bulletins about information related to Lanterman Regional Center’s general activities and events.
Board Welcomes Your Attendance At Its Meetings

Anyone in the community is welcome to attend Lanterman’s board of directors meeting. The monthly meeting is conducted on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. Meetings are held at Lanterman Regional Center. Contact Frank Lara in advance at 213.252.4902 or so you can be placed on the list of attendees.

Learn more about Lanterman's Board of Directors
Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center