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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


LA36: CalFresh expansion a boon for struggling seniors

Eligibility for CalFresh benefits has been expanded to include seniors and persons with disabilities receiving social security supplemental payments. The policy change ensures low-income, vulnerable populations will have access to healthy food options.


Daily Breeze: Wilmington welcomes new Toy Loan Center for low-income families

The center, a creation of the department’s Toy Loan Program, will help to serve low-income families in the Wilmington area — allowing children to borrow toys.


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.


MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND ON SKID ROW: DPSS STAFF VOLUNTEER

One-hundred and fifty DPSS employees volunteered their Saturday morning over Mother’s Day weekend to inspire hope at their annual “Help the Homeless” event at the Weingart Center in downtown L.A.


DPSS to Replace MTA Metal Bus Tokens with New Transit Access Pass (TAP)

Effective July 1, 2019, the Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) will discontinue the issuance of the metal Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) bus tokens and transition customers into using a new stored-value Transit Access Pass (TAP) card that will enable simpler and safer travel throughout Los Angeles County.


CALFRESH BENEFITS AVAILABLE TO SENIORS AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES RECEIVING SSI BENEFITS

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) announces the expansion of the State of California’s CalFresh Program to now serve older adults and people with disabilities who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, beginning June 1, 2019.


#ChooseCalFresh PSA Released In Effort to Help Prevent Food Insecurity

Please help to spread the word about CalFresh benefits by sharing this video and increasing awareness about how L.A. County can #ChooseCalFresh.


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.