The San Francisco Latino Task Force has created a one-stop multilingual website to help the Latino community in San Francisco to be informed and connected with the various COVID-19 resources available. This website provides information and resources in English, Spanish, and Maya languages. Resource topics include: health, food, education, small businesses, housing, employment, artists support, and more. Frontline service providers and organizers are encouraged to use this information when conducting wellness calls, street outreach, food pantry distributions, social media communications, and forms of assisting clients and members.
WHO WE ARE
Local data from public health departments reveal that Latinos are disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus in San Francisco, this reflects nationwide numbers that the virus is hitting communities of color the hardest. What it doesn't show is the outpouring of community response and resiliency in addressing the multiple needs of the Latino community. This comprehensive user-friendly website is part of a larger response and advocacy effort led by The San Francisco Latino Task Force on COVID-19. The LTF is a group of more than 3 dozen community-based organizations, along with City Government partners, that are working together to meet the needs of our immigrants, families, elders, houseless, LGBTQ, youth, and other Latino populations who are experiencing challenging times during the pandemic.
Muchisimas gracias to the LTF Website team that in a matter of weeks banded together to research, compile and launch this new resource website for Latinos living and working in San Francisco. The Mission Housing communications team was instrumental in creating a user friendly and timely online resource for the community. Along with significant contributions from Calle 24, Mission Housing, United To Save the Mission, SF Latinx Parity & Equity Coalition, Instituto Familiar de la Raza, Roadmap To Peace, Bay Area Community Resources, James Denman Beacon, MEDA, and Valerie Tulier-Laiwa, Coordinator of the Latino Task Force.