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Atziri, an employee of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, witnessed firsthand the power of City entities working together in unison to fight against the spread of COVID-19. Through the partnership of St. Joseph’s Church and various City entities including the LAPD, LAHSA, and the LA County’s Fire Department, Atziri’s work at the Hollywood Recreation Center couldn’t have been more rewarding. “The care, attention, and passion that the leadership put into their work made me work harder and provide my work with excellence.”
“We all worked together for one common goal, to help beat this virus! This experience has made me come home and hug my kids a little tighter at night. Truly humbling and rewarding, I am blessed to be given the honor to serve as a DSW.”
Together we thank Atziri and the rest of the team that has been working to help protect the most vulnerable populations during this time of crisis.
The City of Los Angeles has a number of “drive-through” COVID-19 testing sites which rely on City personnel to keep the procession of cars moving in a safe and orderly manner as samples are being collected from the patrons.
#DisasterServiceWorker Noel, an employee of the Los Angeles Public Library answered the call to help. “I wanted to do something for the people of California who are suffering from COVID-19.” He continued “if we can help someone get better, then that is a marvelous accomplishment and an extremely satisfying one.”
Noel and other Disaster Service Workers, like his colleague Hannah, view themselves as models who become of the City’s positive spirit despite not wearing a uniform and badge like their LAFD counterparts. Hannah explains, “A true helper does not work for money, but to answer that SOS call, whenever and wherever.” The community views them as true heroes.
Hannah helps those in need during this crisis because she hopes that if she or one of her family members ever needs help someday, someone would rise up to the call and help. Our Disaster Service Workers are called upon on a daily basis to serve. We and our community thanks you for answering the call!
Natalie arrived at her assigned Recreation Center where a temporary housing facility had been constructed to help shelter some of LA’s most vulnerable homeless population. It was the genuine care and concern of the leadership team from the Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP) and the Fire Department that resonated with Natalie the most. Jennifer, a Director of RAP, kept the operation running as smoothly and safely as possible while caring for the patrons and volunteers who were faced with adjusting to these uncertain times.
Natalie situated herself with personal protective equipment and joined other City Disaster Service Workers to provide care for the shelter patrons. Natalie’s experience as a Disaster Service Worker added to the pride and sense of accomplishment that she already had as a City employee. “I commend all the workers that have stepped up and taken on new responsibilities as a DSW.” The experience of working with LA’s homeless population opened her eyes not only to the needs of the City and its vulnerable homeless population, but also to how wonderful the City truly is when it comes together during a time of crisis.
Art, an employee in the Personnel Department, volunteered to work as a DSW. He was assigned to the Westwood Recreation Center, which was setup as one of the City’s temporary homeless shelters designed to prevent the transmission of the Coronavirus among the homeless population. His duties included feeding homeless residents at the shelter. Kitchen duties included serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as snack breaks to temporary residents. Although he received praise from residents every time he served food, he felt that one resident really deserved the praise.
Art said “There were over 100 homeless residents at the time, and before lunch began a resident asked me if he could play the piano that was in the main dining area, for other shelter residents eating. Out of curiosity I asked why, and the resident simply said ‘I want to put people here at ease during these tough times, at least while they eat.’” Art then asked the Facility Manager who gave approval. As the resident began playing the piano, foregoing his own lunchtime slot, Art said “Something really awesome seemed to happen, the residents eating lunch really appreciated the music, quite a few were clapping in admiration! To me, that was a true lesson in kindness and compassion. I really appreciate the praise I received as a DSW, although more importantly I gained a true appreciation for the people I’m helping. I look forward to continuing my DSW service to this wonderful City.”
Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, Los Angeles City employees were asked to serve as Disaster Service Workers (DSW) at shelters to assist in providing housing and meals to the homeless population. Jessica, an employee of the Personnel Department, had the opportunity to serve at the Westwood Recreation Center site, which housed over a hundred homeless persons.
Jessica shares, “In a time where we are told to distance ourselves and to remain in our homes as much as possible, the thought of serving at a homeless shelter can be intimidating.” However, as she was assured her safety was a priority, she felt she had no real reason not to give it a try.
Jessica’s day began by putting on personal protective equipment including coveralls, gloves, and a mask. Then the on-site nurses checked her temperature just as they do for residents. From there, the DSW team prepared and served meals to residents, released residents to utilize the showers, and assisted the nurses in checking new residents in and out.
The care DSWs provide are the simple necessities: shelter, food, and basic medical attention, but it means so much to this population who rarely sees it. Jessica shares, “Between tasks, I found myself making conversation with the residents. Listening to their stories and appreciation for our service was heart-warming.”
Since working at the recreation center, Jessica has taken on a number of other DSW tasks. The feeling of contentment and fulfillment by helping others prompts Jessica to continue her service, time and time again.
With 14 years of service to the City of Los Angeles as a Librarian dedicated to helping children grow a love of books and the written story, Ednita’s natural character to serve continues during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ednita has provided almost 100 hours of service and shows no sign of slowing down. She explains it was a natural transition from assisting members of the public at her library branch to assisting the community’s most vulnerable populations.
Ednita first assisted at a Department of Recreation and Parks shelter. Primarily in charge of meal preparation and distribution, Ednita would ensure that everyone was taken care of which sometimes meant serving the elderly their desserts first. One patron would repeatedly approach Ednita. “Do you need anything?” Ednita would ask. The woman simply would reply, “No, I just wanted to say, Thank you. Thank you for feeding us.”
The homeless weren’t the only ones to benefit from Ednita’s caring demeanor and smile. Elderly residents of a community in the San Fernando Valley also enjoyed repeat visits from her as she delivered freshly prepared meals to them. Despite some doors displaying “Not taking visitor” signs, the habitants were happy and grateful to answer Ednita’s knock at the door.
Ednita experiences have inspired other library employees to take on Disaster Service Worker assignments. She asks you to consider joining her in making a difference. “We owe it to the health care and essential workers. If you don’t have children or health care concerns, we owe it to them to lend a hand. Be open to the experience. You’ll likely have a great time and meet people in the City and other Departments.”
Natalie, an employee with the Personnel Department, arrived at her assigned location where a temporary housing facility had been constructed to help shelter some of LA’s most vulnerable homeless population. It was the genuine care and concern of the leadership team from the Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP) and the Fire Department that resonated with Natalie the most. Jennifer, a Director of RAP, kept the operation running as smoothly and safely as possible while caring for the patrons and volunteers who were faced with adjusting to these uncertain times.
Natalie situated herself with personal protective equipment and joined other City Disaster Service Workers to provide care for shelter patrons. Natalie’s experience as a Disaster Service Worker added to the pride and sense of accomplishment that she already had as a City employee. “I commend all the workers that have stepped up and taken on new responsibilities as a DSW.” The experience of working with LA’s homeless population opened her eyes, not only to the needs of the City and its vulnerable homeless population, but also to how wonderful the City truly is when it comes together during times of crisis.
The COVID-19 crisis has trembled the fabric of society within the City of Los Angeles, the nation, and the entire world. But when the Mayor enacted the Disaster Service Worker (DSW) program, Dang Nguyen from the Los Angeles Department of City Planning immediately volunteered to head to the front lines.
Dang has completed dozens of DSW assignments to assist in feeding and clothing the homeless. He has served at Recreational Center Shelters (NoHo, Granada Hills, Westwood), worked for “Project Roomkey” (Koreatown, Van Nuys), and is currently serving as a Business Ambassador in DTLA. He shares, "[It's] not always easy or simple, especially now during times of stress, and uncertainty”. However, tender moments like when he listened to shelter resident Charlotte sing R&B songs about love and loss in Van Nuys, or when he witnessed a shelter resident in Westwood fill the entire lunch room with beautiful ambient piano music that echoed into the kitchen where he worked, keep Dang committed to focusing on the human element and the importance of empathy and connectivity during these trying times.
Today, he continues to join hundreds of individuals on the frontlines including other DSWs, Healthcare Professionals (from Nurses, Social Workers, Department of Mental Health agents), local community leaders, and many others who embark on the same mission: to keep #LAstrong.
Unwavering commitment to public service comes naturally to some. Much like that of Daniel, a Communications Engineer Associate, who first served his country in the United States Air Force before transitioning to a civil role with the National Guard, and then becoming an engineer with the City of Los Angeles. His service hasn’t stopped there. In April, Daniel volunteered as a Disaster Service Worker.
Working with a small team of personnel from various departments, Daniel first served the homeless population at a local hotel in the San Fernando Valley. Working as a team, he assisted nurses with wellness checks, sanitized frequently touched surfaces, and delivered comfort and meals to residents. Teamwork was the name of the game, as DSWs paired up, shared responsibility, and looked out for each other during the crisis.
Daniel now assists the overloaded 311 system, answering calls from concerned renters, seniors in need of food, and others who seek information about COVID-19 testing. “Our heaviest times are right after the Mayor’s weekly address” Daniel explains, as constituents call in to find out more information about services. Calls from senior citizens, one of our most vulnerable populations, draws at Daniel’s heartstrings. “It feels good. We want them to stay home and stay safe. [The Department of Aging meal service] is a great program.”
Though Daniel finds fulfillment in his regular employment with the City, he reminds us, “It’s good to get out of your silo. Engineering can be pretty technical and it’s nice to have a change. It’s good to see people coming together and caring about doing the right thing.”
LaTonya, an employee of the Personnel Department, recently had the pleasure of working as a Disaster Service Worker (DSW) for the Senior Meals Program. As a phone operator for the Senior Meals Program hotline, LaTonya assisted with the coordinated efforts of the delivery of healthy meals to over 12,000 seniors in the City of Los Angeles. She completed intake forms for seniors interested in enrolling, answered questions about the program, and provided information about other resources available to seniors.
LaTonya shares with us, “I was able to perform these duties while telecommuting from home which was a safe way to help seniors and provide a valuable service to the public. The best part of my assignment was meeting awesome seniors who briefly shared how COVID-19 has affected them and, on occasion, also sharing a few much-needed laughs.”
LaTonya’s dedication to serving the seniors members of our community has not gone unnoticed and brought some relief to those who need it most. “I really enjoyed my experience as a DSW and I am glad I was able to assist with such a critical program. I hope that my contribution was impactful and helped to serve our seniors.”
With 25 years of experience as a pile driver, those who know Sylvia best may describe her as one tough lady. However, the strength that comes with taking on a non-traditional job is balanced by the generosity and joy of Sylvia’s heart. Sylvia regularly sits with, feeds, and cares for homeless persons who live in her neighborhood, earning her the nickname of “Mom.” “They are our neighbors, in a house or not,” Sylvia explains. Recently, however, Sylvia’s generosity has reached far past that of her neighborhood into downtown Los Angeles, where she cares for patrons of Project Room Key.
Sylvia began her Disaster Service Worker (DSW) experience by assisting with the intake of patrons at a downtown hotel. A constant ingress of patrons checked in to the hotel to maximum capacity, each needing to be processed with personal items being sterilized, temperatures taken by a nurse, and shown to their rooms. After the hotel reached capacity, Sylvia tasks transferred to food service. She and other DSWs and volunteers prepared and delivered meals to each room. She also assists patrons with special requests, like clothing which Sylvia collects from the Salvation Army to fulfill the request.
Sylvia describes, “It’s a very rewarding experience. It’s hard to hold back the feeling as you’re working with them.”Sylvia connects with the patrons, listens to them, and educates them about employment services like the City’s Target Local Hire (TLH) program, and gives them hope. Sylvia’s strength, kindness, and generosity of service as a city employee and DSW is driven by her mantra, “One world. One people.”
Nikki, an employee of the Department of Transportation (DOT), has always taken pleasure in serving her community. Nikki began her service with the City of Los Angeles as a crossing guard with the Department of Transportation, ensuring the safety of children making their way to and from school.
Most recently, Nikki has graciously volunteered her food handling skills as a Disaster Service Worker (DSW), serving the homeless population in temporary shelters throughout the City. She was first called to service at a shelter in central Los Angeles where she quickly took to the kitchen, putting her skills to use, warming food and serving the patrons. She shares, “I felt bad that they were in the situation that they were in. There were just people down on their luck. It’s sad we have these older people, not much older than myself, and they just don’t have anyone. It became overwhelmingly fulfilling to help.”
Nikki then rotated through three different Project RoomKey locations -- hotels used as temporary shelters. Again, Nikki put her skills into action, creating procedures that ensured patrons received warm meals and made to meet special dietary restrictions. “We had to be efficient, fair, and consistent. No one wants cold food. We numbered [the meals] and strategized distribution to floors so everyone gets a hot meal.”
Nikki’s efforts have had a residual effect, as she trained incoming Disaster Service Workers on the developed procedures. Like other DSWs and patrons, Nikki has been moved by this experience. She shared, “It was a great experience, everyone pooled together, and people appreciated it.”
One could say that “Safety” is Keith’s middle name. When he’s not busy investigating complaints of illegal construction activities and building violations in South Los Angeles, he’s helping to guide businesses through the latest COVID-19 mandates. The Department of Building and Safety employee began his assignment as a Disaster Service Worker in mid-March, the beginning of Los Angeles’ pandemic quarantine period, as a member of the Mayor’s Business Ambassador program.
“I feel a sense of personal satisfaction for being on the front line; assisting the mayor’s task force for enforcing the corona virus protocols,” Keith expresses about his duties. Since March, he’s dedicated 20-30 hours a week to help educate businesses about the latest mandates. From the beginning to the most recent modifications in orders, businesses try to cooperate to the best of their ability and knowledge. “Initially it was difficult [for owners] to understand the new normal. They just needed some assistance,” Keith mentions about the first days of the mandate regarding essential and non-essential businesses.
Keith continues his work in South Los Angeles, visiting businesses, helping to guide them to stay in compliance, and educating the public on safety protocols. “[I’m] glad we jumped on [the Stay at Home orders] as soon as we did and that people saw the need to practice these measures to protect each other, protect the children, and protect the community. In the long run we’ll be sincerely grateful for the measures that the City put into place. It’s a great thing. I’m glad to be a part of it. I’m proud to be a Disaster Service Worker.”
Hired to do accounting work for Public Works, Sandra began her career with the City never thinking that she would serve her community in the way she has over the last six months. However, Sandra wouldn’t have it any other way: “I would encourage everyone to be a DSW. It’s a fun break from your normal routine and very fulfilling.” Through her work as a delivery driver, Sandra was able to meet other employees from Public Works that she normally wouldn’t have met. “You really get to know someone when you spend all day in the car together,” Sandra muses about her experience. She meets her partner for the day at the vehicle pick-up location and then it’s off to the Senior Center to receive their schedule of deliveries and packages of food. Sandra knocks on doors to find grateful seniors on the other side. She looks forward to delivering more cheer with her next Christmas Eve run and well into the next year.
Sandra has also served the community through DSW assignments with Project RoomKey, Vote Center Worker, and assisting at multiple COVID-19 testing sites. Thank you, Sandra, for your dedication to the City of Los Angeles by taking time from your normal assignment at Public Works to deliver cheer and hope to Angelenos in need!
As a member of Client Services, Firuza’s regular assignment is to assist the Department of Building and Safety with on-campus interviews for engineering associates and to work closely with the Targeted Local Hire Program and their appointment of office trainees. However, Firuza’s first year with the City was unique to say the least. She had to deviate from her regular duties and assist as a Disaster Service Worker (DSW) at the massive Dodger Stadium COVID testing site. Serving hundreds of clients driving through the testing location in high heat conditions, Firuza not only gained the personal satisfaction of serving Angelenos in a whole new way, she also developed important relationships with other Personnel Department and City employees. Firuza is grateful for the hard work and dedication of the staff assigned to the COVID testing sites who work tirelessly on behalf of Angelenos. Thank you, Firuza, for your service as a DSW, and we wish you continued success during your City career!
You’ve read the stories of Disaster Service Workers and the great work that they do serving Angelenos, especially those Angelenos who fall in the most vulnerable of populations. But did you ever wonder who was behind the scenes coordinating these missions? Meet Robben of Personnel Department’s Public Safety Division. Robben was recruited at the beginning of the pandemic to assist departments with the coordination and deployment of DSWs where they were needed most as a response to the newly arrived threat of the Coronavirus. Serving as a DSW at the beginning of the pandemic was not easy for anyone. The new virus had so many unknowns. With a number of uncertainties, Disaster Service Workers were being asked to assist their communities in ways they never thought they would. Robben acknowledged that the work of DSWs was crucial and getting City employees into the field to help the homeless population at Project Room Key sites needed to be done. However, the job did not come lightly to him. “I was asking people to take risks when I didn’t have to take the same risk while having the fortune of being at home.” Dozens and dozens of calls a day were being carried out. The emotional strain, knowing that he is placing others in in a situation without being by their side, played heavily on him, as it did others who were tasked with assigning Disaster Service Workers to various projects. Robben recognizes the extreme emotion involved as it was mentally taxing – employees were scared and confused. Knowing that the important work that City employees were being called to do, helping their community in crisis, provided him some relief. Robben commends his fellow employees, “[They] had very important work to do and my sacrifice paled in comparison to them.”
Helen never knew just how strong the unity of the City of Los Angeles could be until she was asked to serve as a Disaster Service Worker during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a City employee at the Personnel Department's Office of Workplace Equity, Helen’s day-to-day responsibilities focus on writing policies and managing projects, such as MyVoiceLA. Her work is crucial and directly impacts the lives of City employees. Since COVID-19 became more and more prevalent, Helen knew her assistance was needed elsewhere, and she was among the first to volunteer to assist as a DSW. Helen was initially called to serve on the task force team, working alongside ITA to oversee the DSW program. Her duties included scheduling DSWs, ensuring they were prepared to serve, setting up systems to manage hundreds of DSWs, and developing new protocols as new issues arose. As the program grew, Helen assumed an even bigger role, managing the contact tracing program. She makes sure that contact tracers are properly trained and prepared to do a job critical in slowing the spread of the virus. Helen recognizes that their job is extremely difficult: DSWs are required to “speak to scared, angry and sick people, who tell them heartbreaking stories,” and Helen does everything she can to make it easier. During such a difficult year, Helen shared how she felt the weight of these times -- the scale of human suffering, missing her family, feeling unsafe and scared of getting sick. However, serving alongside her fellow City employees, coming together to manage this program that is so critical, has given her a new outlook. She has seen first-hand that there is strength in working together towards one common goal. As she puts it, “I believe that we are only whole when we work together, and being of service to our most vulnerable communities has given me some of the few moments of solace and joy of 2020.”
At an early age, Department of General Services (GSD) employee EJ was taught the importance of giving back to his community. Throughout his 20+-year-long career with the City of Los Angeles, EJ has continuously provided valuable services for the benefit of Angelenos. Though his career has been a rewarding one, it had never been as emotional as it has been of late. Back in September 2020, EJ transitioned to being a part-time Disaster Service Worker. Originally assigned to Project RoomKey, assisting the vulnerable homeless population at local hotels, he now helps to ensure that seniors throughout Los Angeles don’t go hungry while staying safe in their homes. EJ’s day begins at 3:30am, when he wakes up and prepares for his day at work. After arriving at his GSD worksite, he completes some of his regular job tasks before heading out to his DSW check-in site. Inside his delivery vehicle filled with meals, he programs the GPS for the most efficient route, which usually includes about 15 deliveries or more, and then hits the road. With food in hand, he knocks on doors and is greeted by seniors. “When I bring the food there, they’re happy and always so thankful,” EJ explains. “It makes me feel good. It’s a blessing to be there to help. ”After making his deliveries, EJ returns to GSD to complete his day before heading home. During his time off from work, EJ’s focus turns to helping disabled members of his family and giving to his community in other ways, though his mind doesn’t wander far from the seniors he’s helped that week. EJ encourages everyone to get involved in the DSW Program: “This is something everybody should be doing."
In October 2019, Zyanya (or “Z”) was hired by the Personnel Department’s Workforce Development Section. She remembers signing her Disaster Service Worker (DSW) agreement during the onboarding process and thinking to herself, “I wonder if this will be required any time soon.” To her surprise, just six months later, Z was called upon to serve as a DSW on Project Safe Haven -- and she has continued to serve on this assignment ever since. Project Safe Haven is a program that was created due to the unfortunate rise in domestic violence cases during the pandemic. It provides victims with alternative shelter and other services through various agencies. Z’s job has been to assist with "inspections" which ensure that residents are provided a safe place to stay. She also participates in weekly check-ins and speaks to many residents in their native language, bringing them a sense of reassurance and familiarity. According to Z, even though her role is a small one, being able to see, first-hand, how this program provides for people has been a rewarding experience. For many, the weekly check-ins are one of the few social interactions they get, and she enjoys being able to talk and laugh with them. In addition, working with this program has given her the opportunity to meet City employees, many of whom she would never have otherwise met during her assignment at Personnel; she looks forward to serving alongside them every single day. Though 2020 was a tough year for everyone, she is grateful to have been part of Project Safe Haven.
It’s Monday morning, which means Sherod should be getting ready to begin another day of telecommuting. He should be performing his normal duties as a Senior Administrative Clerk for the Public Safety Division, scheduling polygraph appointments and medical evaluations for Police Officer candidates. However, on this particular morning, he has been called upon to serve as a Disaster Service Worker (DSW), and he is, instead, on his way to Dodger Stadium.
Upon arrival, Sherod’s nerves surge as he makes his way across L.A.'s largest testing site to check in for his first DSW shift. But as he is met with warm welcomes from other workers, provided full PPE, and given training by LAFD, he is reassured and ready to begin serving his City. It is a busy day as 7,000 Angelenos make their way through the testing site, and he spends his shift assisting at various stations: processing registrations, directing traffic, and handing out and collecting test kits.
At the end of the day, Sherod reflects on his first experience as a DSW: He feels fulfilled as he thinks about the City employees who served alongside him and the wonderful stories he heard about their past DSW experiences. He is grateful that though he was apprehensive at first, they made him feel safe and prepared. Just before leaving, he looks at his phone to find that he has been deployed for future DSW shifts at Dodger Stadium, and he looks forward to the opportunity to continue giving back to the City of Los Angeles. We thank you, Sherod, for your commitment to serving the City!
Thank you for participating in the Disaster Service Worker (DSW) program for the City of Los Angeles! As a City employee, your day-to-day roles and responsibilities directly impact the lives of people who live, work, and play in the City of LA. During an emergency or disaster, the City may ask you to perform work outside the normal scope of your duties as a DSW. In our current COVID-19 crisis, you will be helping our homeless neighbors and supporting the most vulnerable communities among us. Duties may include serving and planning meals, hotel/motel registrations, assisting on-site nurses, assisting at testing sites, responding to calls from patrons or other duties as assigned. All public employees in the State of California are considered Disaster Service Workers. As a DSW, you will never be asked to perform any duty or function you do not know how to perform or have not received adequate training to complete.
The City of Los Angeles has deployed over 1,000 DSWs from nearly every City department to help provide and support LA Love. During this time, these employees show pride in their new roles and responsibilities which directly impact the lives of people who live, work, and play in the City of Los Angeles.
Thank you to all the frontline heroes for fighting this fight together and sharing their stories.
When City employees step up to the plate, our team is unstoppable! Special thanks to DSW Sherod for his commitment to serving the City of Los Angeles through response and recovery at Dodger Stadium.
A special thank you to Zyanya assigned to Project Safe Haven which helps to ensure that survivors of domestic violence and their families have access to support, services, and safety. Find Domestic Violence resources at https://corona-virus.la/DVResources
We're grateful for the service Disaster Service Worker EJ provides as he delivers a week's worth of meals to senior citizens. Thank you EJ for helping one of our most vulnerable populations!
“The most important things in life are scary and difficult -- that is why they are also the most rewarding.”
Special thank you to Disaster Service Worker Task Force Coordinator Robben who has contributed much of his time managing the movement of resources to various missions throughout the City.
Congratulations to Firuza of Client Services for her recent one-year anniversary working with the City of Los Angeles!
Disaster Service Worker Sandra from Public Works, Bureau of Sanitation, delivers cheer to the Los Angeles elderly.
From building codes to COVID-19 mandates, Keith works continuously as a #DisasterServiceWorker to help keep South Los Angeles as safe as possible.
From the crosswalks to the school cafeteria, and to the kitchens of temporary shelters, #DisasterServiceWorker Nikki graciously contributes to the safety and well being of our community.
Pile Driver Sylvia, drives back the divide between the housed and un-housed populations with her service as a #DisasterServiceWorker with Project Room Key.
"Thank you for calling the Senior Meals Program. How may I help you?” LaTonya answers a call into the Senior Meals Program from her home.
Being a “hero” seems to be Daniel’s superpower. From serving his country to serving the most vulnerable populations in the City of Los Angeles, Daniel finds fulfillment as a #DisasterServiceWorker.
Dang Nguyen, #DisasterServiceWorker is committed to focusing on the human element and the importance of empathy and connectivity during these trying times.
Natalie and staff member Ashley step up as a #DisasterServiceWorkers to help care for LA’s homeless patrons at one of the City’s temporary shelters.
Since the beginning of the crisis, this librarian never stopped serving the community. She just changed how she’s serving.
Jessica shares her heart-warming experience serving meals to patrons as a #DisasterServiceWorker during the Covid-19 crisis.
Kindness and compassion envelope a local recreation shelter as #DisasterServiceWorker Art serves lunch to patrons.
Natalie selflessly steps up as a #DisasterServiceWorker to help care for LA’s homeless patrons at one of the City’s temporary shelters.
Disaster Service Workers work alongside LAFD and medical professionals to administer tests for COVID-19 at locations throughout the city.
Atziri credits the solidarity of various departments and non-profits which enables her to perform at her best while serving the City as a #DisasterServiceWorker.
Atziri credits the solidarity of various departments and non-profits which enables her to perform at her
best while serving the City as a DisasterServiceWorker.
Disaster Service Workers work alongside LAFD and medical professionals to administer tests for COVID-19 at locations throughout the city.
Natalie selflessly steps up as a #DisasterServiceWorker to help care for LA’s homeless patrons at one of the City’s temporary shelters.
Here are some useful links to help keep you informed and up-to-date:
The following FAQs have been developed to provide guidance regarding the Disaster Service Worker program.FAQs for DSWs
Here are some useful links to DWS and Emergency Information Websites:
The following FAQs have been developed to provide guidance on personnel issues regarding COVID-19.FAQs for DSWs