Other Resources
Actors Fund of America (The Actors Work Program - AWP)
(323) 933-9244-Western Region
(800) 221-7303
General Description: This program provides services to dislocated entertainment industry workers. The AWP's target population includes Screen Actors Guild members and other Los Angeles-based entertainment industry union members.
Adopt US Kids
(888) 200-4005
General Description: AdoptUSKids is a project whose purpose is to devise and implement a national adoptive family recruitment and retention strategy, operate the AdoptUSKids.org website, encourage and enhance adoptive family support organizations and conduct a variety of adoption research projects.
Angel Step Inn
((562) 949-5358
(323) 780-4357 24-Hr Crisis Line
General Description: Angel Step Inn is a shelter which provides a safe haven for women and children whose lives have been disrupted by domestic violence and substance abuse.  Agency provides counseling, vouchers for shelters and transportation.
Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California
(213) 977-7500
General Description: The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) was established in 1983 as a nonprofit 501(c)3 and has become the largest organization in Southern California that provides Asian and Pacific Islander (API) and other communities with multi-lingual, culturally sensitive services and legal education.
Beyond Shelter
"Housing First" Program
(213) 252-0772
General Description: Beyond Shelter's "Housing First" Program works closely with the Housing Resources Department to move homeless families directly into affordable rental housing in a residential neighborhood of their choice.  Once in their new housing, the formerly homeless family is introduced to their new neighborhood.
Community Action Network - Los Angeles
(213) 228-0024
General Description: The LA Community Action Network provides resources to assist low-income residents of Los Angeles County obtain legal/civil rights services, education empowerment and homeless advocacy.
Community Rehabilitation Services, Inc.
(323) 266-0453
General Description: Offers free advocacy services for the disabled and for individuals with mental health and substance abuse problems in order for them to become more independent.  Helps with benefits, technology, housing, and employment.
Connect Early "Intervention" Helpline
(800) 692-7288
General Description: Resource for parents, educators, and professionals seeking information about programs, services, and evaluations of children from ages birth to 3 yrs (delayed) and 3 yrs to 5 yrs.
Congregate Group Meals
(800) 510-2020
(213) 738-4004
General Description: The congregate meals program is designed to maintain or improve the physical and social well-being of mobile older adults through appropriate nutrition services in a group setting.
Emergency Shelter/Clothing Information Line - Los Angeles Mission
(213) 629-1227
General Description: The Los Angeles Mission is a nonprofit organization serving the homeless living on the streets of downtown's Skid Row.  For more than 70 years, this organization has saved many lives and has had a profound impact on thousands of others by providing compassionate, humanitarian services to those in desperate need.
Funeral Consumers Alliance of Los Angeles/LA Funerary Society
(626) 683-3545
General Description: The Los Angeles Funerary Society is a California non-profit, tax exempt, consumer oriented corporation with approximately 20,000 members in Los Angeles County.

The Society makes arrangements with specific mortuaries to ensure that members have immediate access to a mortuary at a fair price.  The Society also educates the public about the rights of funeral consumers.
  • Armstrong Mortuary
    (213) 747-9121
  • Holy Cross
    (310) 836-5500
  • Hunter Mortuary
    (562) 422-1243
  • Jewish Family Services
    (213) 653-8086
  • Pinson Funeral Home
    (323) 235-5311
  • Rachel's Funeral Services
    (323) 231-9325
Haven House
(323) 681.2626
General Description: Haven House is a safe haven where abused women and their children discover seeds of strength, hope and knowledge to transition from victim to survivor.
Healthy Families
General Description: Healthy Families is low cost insurance for children and teens. It provides health, dental and vision coverage to children who do not have insurance and do not qualify for free Medi-Cal.
Homies Unidos
(213) 383-7484
General Description: Homies Unidos has been a catalyst for change, working to end violence and promote peace in our communities through gang prevention, the promotion of human rights in immigrant communities, and the empowerment of youth through positive alternatives to gang involvement and destructive behavior.
House of Bet Tzedek
(323) 939-0506
General Description: One of the nation's premier legal services organizations since 1974.  Bet Tzedek provides free assistance to more than 10,000 people of every racial and religious background in the Los Angeles area.
House of Ruth, Inc.
(909) 623-4364 (24-hour Hotline)
General Description: House of Ruth assists families victimized by domestic violence through intensive family intervention and education.  It provides safety and shelter, but its end-goal is much broader and that is to break the cycle of violence for generations to come, one family at a time.
Jenesse Center, Inc.
(800) 479-7328
(323) 299-9496 Emergency Crisis Hotline
General Description: Jenesse Center is a shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence.  It's a comprehensive domestic violence program offering shelter, transitional housing, vocational training, and counseling.
Language Line
(877) 261-6608 (LA County Use only)
(800) 231-4024 (Public Use)
General Description: Language interpretation and document translation for companies of all sizes.
Lutheran Social Services
(877) 577-7267
(714) 685-1800
General Description: The Mission of Lutheran Social Services is enhanced through the support and contributions of area churches for those who are in need.  It is a non-profit Social Services agency that had served in partnership with its congregation and supporters for more than 65 years.
(213) 473-7066
General Description: Programs using the name Meals-On-Wheels almost always deliver meals to the home, though some Meals-On-Wheels programs also have a congregate meal service arm as well.  This varies from community to community and program to program.  Meal delivery programs are for those that have some kind of physical need.  They are not designed to take the place of every meal, offered only for the convenience of the client or their families, and availability depends upon the financial and volunteer resources of the local agency.
Medic Alert Program
(800) 432-5378
General Description: This agency offers a devise individuals can carry for assistance through a personal emergency response approved medical monitoring center 24 hours a day - 365 days a year.  This program is especially useful to individuals desiring peace of mind in the safety of their own home.
(800) 371-5465
General Description: MetroLink is Southern California's premier regional rail system. It does everything in its power to provide high-quality, dependable, on-time service. For personalized commute planning and MetroLink information, you may contact the toll-free number.
Mexican American Opportunity Foundation
(323) 890-9600
General Description: The Mexican American Opportunity Foundation's mission is to provide multi-purpose educational and charitable assistance to the general public without regard to gender, race, color, creed, national origin, or physical or mental condition, age, marital status, domestic partnership or sexual orientation, including people with HIV/AIDS.
Mexican American Opportunity Foundation - Senior Aid Program
(323) 890-1555
(323) 890-9600
General Description: The Mexican American Opportunity Foundation Senior Aid Program provides several programs for Senior citizens, including referrals for part-time work, receiving information on immigration legal matters, and receiving free minor home repairs.  There is no charge for these services.
National Parkinson Foundation
(800) 327-4545
General Description: Parkinson's disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer's, affecting about one million people in the United States and an estimated four million worldwide.  The Foundation provides the public information about this disease as well as referrals to resources utilized by those suffering from or affected by Parkinson's disease.
National Spinal Cord Foundation
(800) 962-9629
General Description: National Spinal Cord Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) organization serving people with spinal cord injuries and diseases, their families and the entire spinal cord injury community since 1948.
Orange County Department of Child Support Services Ombudsman
(714) 245-6030
General Description: Assists in child support issues and payments in the Orange County area.
People Assisting the Homeless (PATH)
(323) 644-2200
General Description: People Assisting the Homeless (PATH) serves homeless individuals and families in several sites throughout Los Angeles County.  Housing facilities are located at the Regional Homeless Center and West Los Angeles.  PATH also operates five job centers in South Central Los Angeles, Los Angeles, West Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Hollywood, and the Antelope Valley.  Each year, PATH serves over 12,000 homeless men, women and children in Los Angeles.
Public Health Law & Policy
(510) 302-3350
General Description: Public Health Law & Policy (PHLP) creates groundbreaking public health solutions that last. PHLP partners with government staff, advocates, and other community leaders to provide practical solutions to a wide range of public health problems. Their team of staff attorneys, city planners, and policy analysts research and answer tough policy questions, clarify and demystify the law, develop ready-to-go model policies, and "train the trainers" to equip community leaders with the confidence and capacity to put PHLB's tools to work.
SEIU United Long Term Care Workers
In-Home Supportive Services
(888) 373-3018
General Description: SEIU is the largest union of long-term care workers in California, and the second largest local in the nation, representing 190,000 homecare workers in California.
Shield Healthcare
(800) 765-8775
General Description: Shield Healthcare is a service organization dedicated to fulfilling the medical supply needs of consumers and the care giving community with a focus on customer satisfaction.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(877) 726-4727
General Description: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.  In order to achieve this mission, SAMHSA has identified 8 Strategic Initiatives to focus the Agency's work on improving lives and capitalizing on emerging opportunities.
Tattoo Removal Laser Clinic - Sunrise Outreach Community Center
(213) 483-2655
General Description: Sunrise Community Outreach Center provides low cost/no cost laser tattoo removal treatments by licensed and insured nurse practitioners and physicians.  The center also provide life-skills counseling and referrals and is committed to empowering people to change their lives for the better by erasing unwanted tattoos.
Union Rescue Mission
(213) 347-6300
General Description: This agency provides a comprehensive array of emergency and long-term services which include food, shelter, clothing, medical and dental care, recovery programs, transitional housing, legal assistance, education, counseling and job training to needy men, women, children and families.
Valley Oasis - Access Center
Antelope Valley
(661) 942-2758
General Description: This agency is a community-based organization dedicated to eliminating social and domestic violence and homelessness through community awareness, intervention, prevention, safe shelter and supportive services.
Vet Care
(800) 988-8387
General Description: The primary objective of Vet Care is to inform and educate pet owners regarding preventative veterinary medicine, and to provide affordable pet health care.
WorkSource California
General Description: WorkSource California is a collaborative effort between multiple local Workforce Investment Areas within the County of Los Angeles, as well as the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services/GAIN, the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation, and the California Employment Development Department, who came together to better serve the employment and training needs of the Los Angeles region.  The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Program is a training oriented program targeting low-income and dislocated workers.  The program provides job referral service and training programs for individuals and businesses.
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