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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.


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.