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Pathways LA is committed to helping our families during this time. For a limited time, essential workers and at-risk populations can receive subsidized child care services for children ages 0-12 (up to 18 years with special needs).

Who qualifies for temporary emergency child care?

Health Care Services and Emergency Services sector workers

Workers supporting critical infrastructure in the following sectors:

  • Food and Agriculture
  • Child Care and Education
  • Energy
  • Water and Wastewater
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Communications and Information Technology
  • Government Operations and Other Community-Based Essential Functions
  • Critical Manufacturing
  • Financial Services
  • Chemical
  • Defense Industrial Base
  • Industrial, Commercial, Residential and Sheltering Facilities

In addition, at risk families receiving Child Protective Services, experiencing homelessness, survivor of domestic violence, or have a child with a disability, qualify for our limited- time program.

Individuals will not be eligible if they are working from home or there is a second parent available to care for the child.

What are my child care options?

Parents are able to continue using their existing child care provider while participating in our temporary emergency child care program.

For families that do not already have a provider, Pathways LA can give parents a list of licensed options that meet their needs. Parents must choose a provider that works best for them.

Through our family, friends and neighbors program, parents may identify an individual who can care for their child. If you have someone in mind, just ask one of our specialists for more information about this program.

Where can I apply? 

Once your filled application is complete, email it to





Call our Resource and Referral Department at 213-427-2710 with any questions.