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DPSS Announces Single-Day Issuance of CalFresh Benefits for March

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) announces that the full amount of CalFresh benefits for March will be issued on March 1, 2019 to eligible households. The single-day, early issuance is intended to shorten the period between February’s early issuance, which resulted in a gap in food assistance for many low-income individuals and households statewide.


CALFRESH EARLY BENEFIT ISSUANCE AS A RESULT OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

To ensure that the County of Los Angeles’ most vulnerable residents, from low-income households, including seniors, people with disabilities, and children, receive critical CalFresh supplemental nutrition benefits without interruption in the month of February, the Department of Public Social Services has been authorized to issue the February CalFresh benefit to eligible households on January 16, 2019.



CDSS Warning!

CDSS was recently informed of an ongoing caller-ID “spoofing” scheme, in which caller-ID displays the SSA’s 1-800 number and callers request citizens verify their personal information.


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.


DPSS ACTING DIRECTOR ANTONIA JIMÉNEZ EARNS 2018 PUBLIC INNOVATION AWARD

Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) Acting Director Antonia Jiménez has earned the 2018 Public Innovation Award from the Network for Social Work Management (NSWM). Award winners were selected from a field of leaders nominated for demonstrating outstanding achievements in social work management.


Department of Public Social Services Earns Eight 2018 National Achievement Awards for Innovative Programs and Services

The Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) has earned eight national achievement awards for its innovation and modernization in county government programs to serve the public, officials with the National Associations of Counties (NACo) announced this week.


DPSS Mobilizes Hundreds of Volunteers to Help the Homeless on Skid Row

Building on the Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) continued efforts to serve those in the county with the greatest need, over 350 volunteers returned to downtown Los Angeles to serve homeless individuals and families residing in the skid row area.



Citizens’ Guide to County Services

Citizens’ Guide to County Services Provides Valuable Information about Resources and Services Available to Local Residents