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DPSS Media Toolkits

DPSS often partners with other County Departments and Community Based Organizations to disseminate important information to the public. Read about and download these campaign toolkits to share resources.

Essential Services Month 

Ensuring that every Los Angeles County resident can access necessary support in times of need, the Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) has kickstarted its 'August Essential Services Month' campaign. This initiative aims to raise awareness and simplify the process of accessing and applying for vital benefit programs and services.

Download the 2023 Essential Services Month Toolkit 

EBT Skimming

Check the Device Twice. Protect Your EBT Card. Closely inspect ATMs or payment machines for unusual, loose, or added equipment such as skimmer or pinhole camera. Report suspicious machines to an attendant and local law enforcement.

In 2022, over $19 million of EBT card benefits were stolen in Los Angeles County due to card skimming. A skimmer is a device that thieves place on ATMs or payment machines to steal EBT card information. The card information is then used to steal EBT benefits. The purpose of this toolkit is to help partnering agencies raise awareness and educate their constituents about EBT card skimming.

Download the EBT Card Skimming Campaign Toolkit

2023 CalFresh Awareness Month

May is CalFresh Awareness Month

On Tuesday, May 2nd, the Board of Supervisors introduced a motion to declare May as CalFresh Awareness Month, recognizing the collaborative efforts of DPSS, County partners, and community-based organizations to combat hunger in our County. To promote this initiative, our Department launched several outreach strategies, including hosting events, creating and disseminating marketing materials, social media posts, and media outreach, to encourage enrollment in the CalFresh Program.

Download the 2023 CalFresh Awareness Month Media Toolkit

DPSS Safe Youth Zones

Joining other California counties in the observance of National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the L.A. County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) has designated 43 of its district offices as temporary safe spaces for at-risk youth as part of an expanded Countywide Safe Youth Zone (SYZ) Initiative.  The goal of the initiative is to increase the network of safe spaces for victims of child sex trafficking. In addition to DPSS, the initiative has added the Departments of Children Family Services, Probation, Mental Health, Health Services, and Public Health.  

Download the Safe Youth Zone Media Toolkit