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June is “Refugee Awareness Month” in L.A. County

Celebrating the numerous contributions that refugees have made to enhance the culture in the County, the Board of Supervisors has proclaimed June as “Refugee Awareness Month” in Los Angeles County.


DPSS Employees Volunteer to Help Low-Income Residents.

DPSS Employees Volunteer Hundreds of Hours to Provide Free Tax Preparation Services to Low-Income Residents


Former DPSS Chief Deputy Phil Ansell to Head County’s Office of Homelessness

Former Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) Chief Deputy, Phil Ansell, has relinquished his “Interim” title to assume the permanent role as Director of the County’s Office of Homeless Initiative within the Chief Executive Office.


Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative Launches a New Website

The Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative has launched a new website to share information about the collective efforts to combat homelessness in the nation’s second largest county.


Proposition 47

County of L.A. Proposition 47 Initiative Collaboration Works to Provide a Second Chance for Residents with Felony Convictions.


Care Harbor LA Clinic Underscores Healthcare Need in Los Angeles County

Several County of Los Angeles Departments participated, including Health Services, Public Health, Mental Health, the CEO, and the  Department of Public Social Services, which provided enrollment services for Medi-Cal and CalFresh Programs.


Changing the Face of County Social Services

In the midst of the State of California’s observance of the 50th Anniversary of the implementation of the California Medical Assistance Program (Medi-Cal), which today serves as a safety net for millions of Los Angeles County residents, the Department of Public Social Services, continues to build on its reputation as a national leader in providing social services.



DPSS Turns 50

DPSS Celebrates 50 Years of Providing Effective and Caring Services to the Residents of Los Angeles County


Medi-Cal Turns 50

In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the national Medicare/Medicaid bill which passed both houses of Congress by an overwhelming vote. in 1966, California Governor Edmund G. Brown signed a local version of the bill into law, the California Medical Assistance Program -- more widely known as Medi-Cal.