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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.


Share Your Heart L.A. - Get Informed About Foster Care And Adoption

An adoptive parent is someone who provides a permanent safe, stable and loving home for a child or children when it has been determined that they cannot safely be returned to their birth parents or relatives.


Winner of 2016 NACO Achievement Award

DPSS is the recipient of 2016 NACO Achievement Award in several categories.


Homeless Initiative

More than 11,000 people throughout Los Angeles County and the state have signed a petition urging Governor Jerry Brown to declare homelessness in California a state of emergency. The Board of Supervisors has unanimously voted for this declaration.