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FINANCIAL RESOURCES FOR RESIDENTS IMPACTED BY COVID-19

The Department of Public Social Services is aware of the financial impact that the Coronavirus is having on the health and financial well-being of County of Los Angeles residents, leaving thousands unemployed or underemployed. The department has provided resources listed in this article to help residents who may be experiencing financial challenges due to the pandemic.


Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Care for your own physical and mental health and reach out in kindness to those affected by the situation.




PUBLIC CHARGE TOOLKIT

The purpose of this toolkit is to inform the media and community partners about the Public Charge rule revision, effective February 24, 2020.


NEW PUBLIC CHARGE RULE EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 24, 2020

“Public Charge” is a term that describes a non-U.S. citizen who is likely to become dependent on public assistance and depends on public benefits to meet their basic needs, such as cash assistance programs or long-term care. The term is used in immigration law as a ground for inadmissibility and deportation. For many in L.A. County’s immigrant communities currently receiving public assistance, the rule change will not affect their benefits.


Let's Eat, LA! Choose CalFresh

CalFresh can help you buy the food your family needs to maintain good health. Apply for CalFresh benefits at any of our offices, by phone at (866)613-3777 or online at dpss.lacounty.gov. #lacodpss #LACounty


CSUDH Campus News: Seven Interdisciplinary Studies Students and Co-Workers Graduate Together

Already busy with full-time jobs and family obligations, seven co-workers with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) enrolled together in California State University, Dominguez Hills’ (CSUDH) Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) program in fall 2017, adding a full schedule of college courses to their hectic lives. Yet, they finished early, and graduated this spring with their bachelor’s degrees in IDS.


ANTONIA JIMÉNEZ APPOINTED AS DPSS DIRECTOR

LOS ANGELES – The Board of Supervisors has appointed Antonia Jiménez to serve as Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS), the largest social service agency in the nation.