MENTAL HEALTH

This grant focused on the importance of  mental health during the pandemic, connecting the community with local resources, and bringing awareness to the community of Covid 19 testing sites, vaccine information and precautions. Ronnie’s House was able to serve 72 different groups with educational materials, resource booklets that contained over 200 local resources (i.e. Housing, Transportation, Senior Citizen Support, Disabilities, etc.), and created several online campaigns that consisted of tailored educational videos, flyers, and commercials to continue bringing awareness of the importance of mental health during the height of the pandemic. Ronnie’s House was also able to combine mental health education and awareness with the distribution of over 56,000 units of personal protective equipment to was received through a generous donation.

Number of Groups Served Under Different Sectors*
Barber Shops/Beauty Salons
42
Other Business
14
Non Profits
12
Community Advocates & Groups
3
Motels
1
TOTAL
72
*Served refers to each group received educational flyers, resource booklets, and extras like PPE (that was not included in grant)

Mental Health Education and Resource Delivery Breakdown

Delivery Method Groups Who Recieved Education Target Materials Distributed/Views/ Reach
Resource Booklets
Barbershops/Salons, Non Profits, Community Groups, Advocates, Motels, Mobile Home Parks
Business Owners, Residents, Seniors, Families
3700
PPE Unit*
Barbershops/Salons, Non Profits, Community Groups, Advocates, Motels, Mobile Home Parks,022
Business Owners, Residents, Seniors, Families
56,078
Dr. Joni Educational Videos
Long Beach Residents, Non profits, Business Owners
Business Owners, Residents, Seniors, Families
3000+
Educational Materials/Flyers/Commercials Marketed on Social Media via Campaigns
Long Beach Residents
Long Beach Residents
25000 Views
Website Education
na
Long Beach Residents
1000 visitors

Health Grant

  • 80,000 Reach through social Media
  • 25,000 Video Views and over 200 Shares
  • 7000 Resources Guides
  • $19,000 In PPE distributed to community totaling over 100,000 masks
  • Addition of 700 Resources to Lbunited.org and redesign to make mobile friendly.
  • Resource Line for 60 Days
  • Educational Video for Barbershop
  • 40 Seniors Served with packages
  • 1000 Seniors Resource Booklets
  • 40,000 Kids Masks To Mobil Home Community 800 Resource Guides
  • 43 Barbershops Receive PPE and Resource Guides
  • 15,000 Kids Facemasks and Face Shields to Businesses and Non-Profits

LB UNITED

LBunited.org was originally launched by Ronnie’s House in April of 2020 to support Long Beach residents through Covid-19. The website brings together resources from non profits, businesses, local, state and federal government to connect residents to what they need to navigate Covid-19 and the recovery process. The site did not originally have any funding, and was built by 729 Agency LLC, a social enterprise that creates technology for Good to advance equity. 
 
The CARES Grant Funding enabled Ronnie’s House to redesign the website, add more resources, and create a marketing and outreach campaign to deliver resources through social media and in print. The website is not a resource the community continues to use and we continue to evolve.    

Social Media & Email Outreach

Socail Media
Over 80,000 Reach
25,000 Video Views
100 Shares

Mental Health Resources

Food Resources

Domestic Violence Resources

Older Adults Resources

Social Media Flyers

over 5000 Reach and 100 likes

  • Masks Donate
  • Senior Outreach
  • PPE To Beauty Shops
  • Resource Hotline

40,000 Kids Masks Donate Villa park

Villa Park is 80% Latino with large families in low-income area.

The need in the community for resources is high. We are working with management after the grant closes, to set up a food pantry on site to support the community, that will integrate various resource to support the community.

Collaboration with Houghton Park Senior Program to support Low Income Seniors

  • 40 low-income seniors
  • $50 grocery card
  • Girl scout cookies
  • Face shields
  • Facemasks
  • Resource booklets.

PPE To Beauty Shops and Resource Guide Distribution

  • 43 Barbershops and Hair Salons received a box of PPE that included:
  • 20 N 95 Mask
  • 20 Face Shields
  • 150 Kids Masks
  • Thermomotor
  • 30 Resource Booklets

Article LB Post

  • https://lbpost.com/news/north-long-beach-residents-create-resource-guide-for-families-struggling-amidst-pandemic?fbclid=IwAR2ApgGlI_ZOBBO9l1fUmfas1ZIatakK73fM8rZtHTGnPmFH0BmxokuRRdk

Resource Hotline

Resource Hotline received inquires about PPE  and Food  Resources. We received a few calls around mental Health Support. We believe that if invested in and maintained the line has the ability to connect many individuals.

  • Resource Hotline continuing after grant completion but will not run 24 hours and will operate more on text and will take messages that resource officers will return.  We encourage more funding for this type of resources.
  • The resource hotline is published in 7000 Uptown Resource Guides and throughout social media campaign.
  • 30 PPE Text and Calls
  • 12 Food Resource Text and Calls
  • 3 Business Grant
  • 2 Trauma Center Referrals
  • 3 Black Health Equity Referrals

UPTOWN CONNECTED

Digital inequity is keeping many communities from accessing resources and COVID-19, shed a light on the need to ensure we mobilize resources through different avenues to reach our community.
 
Ronnie’s House created a 16 page resource guide, to connect community members to resources in their community to support them, their family and their business.    
 
A total of 7000 Guides have been distributed in the City of Long Beach, directly and through our partners. 
 
The Resource Guide is now in high demand and a second edition is being printed. 

7000 Copies Printed and Distributed 

  • Barbershops
  • Direct to Homes
  • Small Businesses
  • Non-Profits 
  • Food Banks

Animation

Animation Videos Reached over 12,000 Views. The video to the right, which is the 3 W’s Campaign , is continuing to run after the campaign and is being used by other organizations that have been granted a Black Health Equity Grant.

LB United Show

Lbunited.org was turned into a 15 Minute show that interviews nonprofits and resources listed on lbunited.org, to humanize the people on the ground helping communities get through COVID. The show will continue after the grant period.   The combined shows have received over 10,000 views to date.

1st Show – The show features David Leonard from New Hope Grieve Community. 

David Leonard discusses grief that we are facing as a community and individuals and offers tips for coping.

2nd Show – Audrey King from St. Mary’s Hospital to talk about what she is seeing on the front lines.

Videos

Dr. Joni Ricks, Epidemiologist,  was commissioned by Ronnie’s House to Create a video for a campaign titled. 
 
The 3 W’s.  The video received over 5000 views and was shared by many partners. The video was also taken by Sullivan International, who we branded the video for to use in the Black Health Equity Campaign. 
 
The 3 W’s Campaign, Created by Ronnie’s House, was also adopted by other agencies. 

Non-Profit collaboration and PPE Distribution

Over 20,000 Kids Masks and face shields distributed to Non-Profits and Businesses.

Non-Profits and Businesses shared our social media videos or flyers on their social media.