As the Pandemic Turned Life in L.A. Upside Down, Local Nonprofits Had to Pivot on the Fly
SHIELDS for Families was highlighted among three local nonprofits in the L.A. Magazine issue; how they adjusted their missions to help vulnerable communities weather COVID-19—and why it will be key to California’s recovery.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, though, the nonprofit’s pivot was more than a shift to online learning. For groups like HOLA, South Los Angeles-based Brotherhood Crusade, and SHIELDS for Families, which serves South L.A., Compton, and Watts, the pandemic became an impetus to think fast about how to best serve communities. As COVID-19 cases surged, their work would continue to change in neighborhoods that were amongst the hardest hit in the county.