• CalWORKs
    CalWORKs provides temporary financial assistance and employment focused services to families with minor children who have income and property below State maximum limits for their family size.
  • Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants
    CAPI provides cash to certain aged, blind, and disabled legal non-citizens ineligible to supplemental Security Income/State Supplemental Payment due to their immigration status. Participants may be eligible for Medi-Cal, In-Home Supportive Services and/or Food Stamp benefits.
  • Electronic Benefit Transfer
    The Golden State Advantage Card was implemented in 2004 as a new way of accessing your Cash and/or CalFresh.
  • General Relief
    GR provides temporary cash aid to indigent adults and certain sponsored legal immigrant families who are ineligible for federal or State programs.
  • Supplemental Security Income Medi-Cal Advocacy Program
    The Supplemental Security Income Medi-Cal Advocacy Program (SSIMAP) provides physically and mentally disabled General Relief (GR) participants with assistance through the SSI application process.
  • CalFresh
    CalFresh was established to improve the nutrition of people in low-income households. It does that by increasing their food-buying power, so they are able to purchase the amount of food their household needs. CalFresh benefits are used instead of money at the grocery store.
  • Electronic Benefit Transfer
    The Golden State Advantage Card was implemented in 2004 as a new way of accessing your Cash and/or CalFresh.
  • Restaurant Meals
    Allows homeless, disabled, and elderly (age 60 and over) receiving CalFresh benefits to use their Golden State Advantage (EBT) cards to purchase meals from participating restaurants.
  • Health Care Program and Service Categories:
    Children and Youth,
    Pregnant Women,
    Aged/Blind/ Disabled, Adults,
    Special Health Problems,
  • In Home Supportive Services
    IHSS helps pay for services provided to eligible persons who are 65 years of age or over, or legally blind, or disabled adults and children, so they can remain safely in their own homes. IHSS is considered an alternative to out-of-home care such as nursing homes or board and care facilities.
  • Medi-Cal Estate Recovery
    Medi-Cal program pays for medical care for some people whose savings and income are too low for them to be able to pay for their own care. Those people, in turn, may be required to pay the medical care costs back to Medi-Cal from what they owned when they died. The amount repaid can then be used to pay for care for others who need it.
  • We've Got You Covered Guide
    This Guide contains information about many free and low-cost health care services and programs for residents of Los Angeles County. These are health programs to cover the needs of everyone, regardless of age, race, or immigration status. We have programs for pregnant women, children, adults, families, and persons who are blind, disabled, or age 65 or older.
  • Greater Avenues for Independence
    GAIN helps CalWORKs participants prepare for and find employment. Services include job finding workshops, supervised job search, vocational assessment, remedial education, vocational skills training, and work experience. Post employment services are also available to help employed participants retain their jobs, work toward a better one, and ultimately move to financial independence.
  • General Relief Opportunities for Work
    GROW provides employment and training services to help employable General Relief (GR) participants obtain jobs and achieve self-sufficiency. Participants are assigned to a GROW Case Manager who will work with them to achieve their employment goals.
  • Refugee Employment Program
    REP provides outreach, case management, and placement services to refugees.
  • Child Care
    This site will guide you on what things you should look for, and on the questions you should ask when searching for a child care provider for your child.
  • Emergency Management
    DPSS is designated as the Los Angeles County Operational Area Branch Coordinator for Care and Shelter. DPSS is the Operational Area liaison with private, not-for-profit human services agencies, including community based organizations. DPSS is also the Operational Area liaison with the grocery industry.
  • Commission for Public Social Services
    The PSS Commission is a 15-member body of public-spirited, private citizens who are knowledgeable and interested in the area of public welfare. They meet monthly to discuss, examine and evaluate public welfare issues and the programs and operations of the Department. All meetings are open to the public.
  • EITC
    The EITC Campaign is a county wide collaboration between various government agencies, non-profit organizations, community and faith based organizations, and private industry with the goal of raising awareness of the EITC and increasing the economic well being among Los Angeles County residents. To find out where to receive free tax services, sign up to volunteer, and learn more about the EITC Campaign.
  • Homeless Services
    The Program includes a number of benefits and services designed to assist homeless families and families at risk of homelessness to move out of the current situation and into affordable permanent housing.
  • Outreach
    DPSS is committed to reducing hunger and improving poor health by reaching out to thousands of low income L.A. County residents who may be eligible to receive CalFresh and/or Medi-Cal benefits.
  • Toy Loan
    This program is a free service which allows children to borrow toys from a Toy Loan Center in the same manner in which they borrow books from the public library.
  • Veterans & U.S. Military Resources
    This site provides information on benefits, services, and resources at a local community level throughout Los Angeles County to assist those who have been in the military services, veterans and their families connect with needed services.
  • VITA
    DPSS provides free tax preparation during the tax season for CalWORKs, Medi-Cal and Food Stamp participants with reported earnings through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The VITA program assists low-income families and individuals with free and reliable income tax assistance including tax preparation, Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit (CTC), and financial literacy materials.
  • WAC
    The Welfare Advisory Committee (WAC) was established in 1976 to provide a mechanism for the Departmental Director to meet and consult with leaders of Welfare Rights Organizations (WRO) and heads of other community human services organizations interested in improving the quality of welfare services within the County of Los Angeles.
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