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About Us

We are here to help low-income families and individuals. Please look at the Programs and Services on our website to see what types of assistance you need. Are you looking for more information about DPSS? This page can help.

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Human Resources
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Management Information and Evaluation (MIE)
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The Management Information and Evaluation (MIE) Section is responsible for ensuring that your case is correctly processed and that the correct benefits are given according to County, State, and Federal policies. Click the link below to find out how.

Welfare Advisory Committee (WAC)
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The Welfare Advisory Committee provides a process for Department managers to meet and consult with community advocates and heads of community-based organizations to discuss issues of mutual concern.

Public Social Services (PSS) Commission
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The Public Social Services Commission meets monthly to discuss, examine and evaluate public welfare issues and the programs administered by the DPSS. 

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Looking for contacts regarding media inquiries and requests for community outreach? This page can help!

Frequently Asked Questions
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Strategic Plan 2022-2027
DPSS Strategic Plan 2022-2027

The Strategic Plan is a set of goals and objectives used to improve the Department’s workforce, performance, and operations.  The development of our new 2022-2027 Strategic Plan was a collaborative effort that consisted of executives, managers, and staff across the Department as well as external stakeholders.  To find out more about the Strategic Plan, see this page.

Intergovernmental Relations (IGR)
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The role of the Intergovernmental Relations is to identify, monitor, and analyze proposed state and federal laws and funding that may impact programs and services provided by DPSS.


Management and Research Services (MRS)
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The Management and Research Services (MRS) Section handles department research, processing assessment, surveying and performance recognition activities. 

DPSS Statistical Report
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The DPSS Statistical Reports provide a summary of the total cases, total person and monthly payments for many DPSS services and programs.

DPSS History
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Los Angeles County Social Services began their origin in the Office of Superintendent of Children's and Women's Work, formed in 1891, to care for destitute women and their children under the guidelines of the 1851 Poor Law. To find out more about DPSS see this page!