Helpful Resources

Catholic Charities of Los Angeles
123 E. 14th Street
Long Beach, CA  90813
(562) 591-1641

Since 1919, the Catholic Charities has assisted people in need.  Catholic Charities offers basic and emergency assistance to persons who are low income and provides referrals to other resources to help them be self-sufficient.    Services include food, motel vouchers, assistance with applications for food stamps, tokens for transportation, information and referral services, and other basic assistance (as available)

Community Advocates for People’s Choice
7200 Greenleaf Ave., #170
Whittier, CA  90602
(562) 693-8826

CAPC, Inc. is a nonprofit social service agency serving the community since 1984 that supports disabled individuals to acquire employment, communication, and daily life skills to live typical full lives.  They provide weekly Self-Advocacy support groups for people with disabilities to improve their problem solving, advocacy, and communication skills. 

Community Development Commission of the County of Los Angeles
2 Coral Circle
Monterey Park, CA 91755
(323) 890-7001

The CDC offers a Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) program to first-time homebuyers. The MCC Program is  federal income tax credit.  This tax credit reduces the federal taxes the holder of the certificate pays.  It can also help the first-time homebuyer qualify for a loan by allowing a lender to reduce the housing expense ratio by tax savings.   For more information, please contact the CDC.

Helpline Youth Counseling
12240 E. Firestone Blvd., Suite 1000
Norwalk, CA  90650
(562) 864-3722

Founded in 1971, HYC provides counseling services to prevent juvenile delinquency, gang prevention and intervention, domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, and teen drug and alcohol abuse.  The organization also offers specialized individual family and on-campus training and workshops.

Whole Child (Intercommunity Child Guidance Center)
10155 Colima Road
Whittier, CA  90603

ICGC has provided children, adolescents, and families in the community with affordable, culturally-sensitive, and professional mental services for 42 years.  Services include:  child abuse prevention, free parenting education in English and Spanish, anger management classes, and substance abuse help and counseling for teens.

L.A. Center for Alcohol and Drug Abuse
11015 Bloomfield Avenue
Santa Fe Springs, CA  90670
(562) 906-2686

LACADA provides professional care for substance abuse, HIV/AIDS and related services in order to promote healthy living and addiction counseling that saves lives and unites families.  They offer both outpatient and in-home services.  Services include:  Drug and alcohol rehabilitation for teens and adults, live in rehabilitation for mothers, parenting classes, drug awareness education, HIV/AIDS awareness and HIV outreach programs, counseling and family reunification.

Montebello Housing Development Corporation
1619 Paramount Boulevard
Montebello, CA 90640
(323) 722-3955 

MHDC is a nonprofit agency that administers housing assistance programs throughout Los Angeles County. It provides foreclosure counseling and homebuyer education services.

Red Cross Rio Hondo Chapter
6706 Friends Avenue
Whittier, CA  90601
(562) 945-3944

The Rio Hondo Chapter of the American Red Cross helps prevent, prepare for and respond to emergency situations. The local chapter offers a variety of specialized training in first-aid, disaster management, emergency response, pet first-aid, CPR,  and lifesaving skills.  Fire prevention, earthquake preparedness and programs for seniors are also available.  Services include:  Emergency shelters, assistance for individuals and families displaced by fire, flood or other disasters, immunizations, lifesaving skills, CPR training, first-aid, emergency preparedness planning, programs designed especially for elderly and home safety training.

Whittier Meals on Wheels
7702 Washington Blvd.
Whittier, CA  90608
(562) 698-2750

Whittier Meals on Wheels is a volunteer organization that delivers meals to homebound, disabled, aged, chronically or temporarily ill qualified individuals so that they can remain self-sufficient in their own homes.  Since 1973, Whittier Meals on Wheels has averaged 120 deliveries per day.  Meals are delivered 5 days per week by volunteers who donate their time and vehicles.

Southeast Area Social Services Funding Authority 
10400 Pioneer Blvd., Suite 9
Santa Fe Springs, CA  90670
(562) 699-3231

SASSFA provides a Senior Services Program to prevent premature and unnecessary institutionalization for frail older adults and adults disabled over 18 years old.  This program provides a nutritionally balanced daily meal, linking older adults to the services necessary to keep them safely at home.  Services include:  homemaking, personal care, transportation, health care, mental health services, money management, respite care for older adults, case management, and caregiver support.

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program
12510 Hadley Street, Room 203
Whittier, CA  90601
(562) 907-6545

RSVP helps people 55 years and older, retired or not, utilize their skills by volunteering to help others based on their skills, abilities and interests, and the needs of the community.  Volunteers are compensated for transportation expenses.  Services include:  shopping for the frail and elderly, literacy programs, and the Senior Volunteer Police Force.

Southern California Rehabilitation Services
(562) 862-6531

SCRS, founded in 1979, provides independent living services to disabled persons so that they can live a productive, independent life.  All services are offered free of charge.  Services include:  Housing assistance, personal care referral, cross disability peer counseling, independent living skills training, computer training, disability/sensitivity training, benefits counseling, emergency bus and rail transportation, job search and grocery shopping assistance.

Southern California Alcohol and Drug Programs
(562) 923-4545

SCADP offers residential recovery programs for men and women, as well as outpatient programs for youth, adults, and families. All services are offered in both English and Spanish.  Fees are based on a sliding fee scale.  Addiction treatment is also available in sign language.  Special programs for persons with AIDS or HIV, the homeless or victims of domestic violence are also available.

Fair Housing Rights Center, Los Angeles
(800) 477-5977

The Housing Rights Center actively supports and promotes fair housing through education and advocacy, in an effort for all persons to have the opportunity to secure the housing they desire and can afford, without discrimination based on their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, familial status, marital status, disability, ancestry, age, source of income, or other characteristics protected by law.

Fair Housing Resource Center Virtual Assistance during COVID-19


Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA): 

LAFLA Brochure (English)

LAFLA Brochure (Spanish)

Help Line: (800) 399-4529

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is a nonprofit law firm focusing on a wide range of legal services, including eviction defense, housing and homelessness, domestic violence, immigration, veteran’s issues, government benefits and more.

Los Angeles County Department of Business and Consumer Affairs:

Hot Line: (800) 593-8222

The Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) serves consumers, businesses, and communities through education, advocacy, and complaint resolution.  DCBA educates consumers and small business owners about their rights and responsibilities, mediate disputes, and investigate consumer fraud complaints.

Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS) – Adult Protective Services:

Elder Abuse Hotline Call:  1-877-4R SENIORS (1-877-477-3646)

Adult Protective Services (APS) provides a system of in person response to reports of abuse and self-neglect about developmentally disabled adults, physically and mentally disabled adults, and the elderly who may be victims of abuse.

Bet Tzedek

Justice for Seniors:

Justice for Workers:

Help Line: (323) 939-0506

Bet Tzedek provides free, expert legal advice and representation to low-income residents of Los Angeles County. Bet Tzedek counts with more than 1,000 pro bono attorneys and other volunteers to assist more than 40,000 people annually.  They offer services focused on seniors, small businesses, workers rights, survivors of human trafficking, and Holocaust survivors.

Wise & Healthy Aging Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program:

English Brochure

Spanish Brochure

Help Line: (310) 394-9871

The representatives of the WISE & Healthy Aging Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program serve as advocates for the residents occupying the more than 76,000 beds in long-term care facilities in the city and county of Los Angeles.  The goal of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is to investigate and attempt to resolve complaints made by or on behalf of individual residents in long-term care facilities. These facilities include nursing homes, residential care facilities for the elderly, and assisted living facilities.

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