Our Services

Click the service areas below for more information.

Resources & Referrals

Public Counsel

Los Angeles County (few restrictions on services)
(213) 385-2977
publiccounsel.org
English and Spanish

The agency provides advocacy, consumer assistance, immigration services, legal services, services for non-profit organizations, services for veterans, volunteer opportunities and youth services for people of all ages in Los Angeles County. Age, income and geographic restrictions apply for some services.

San Gabriel Valley Lawyer Referral

San Gabriel Valley
626-442-6973
sgvlawyer.org
M-F 9am-6pm
English and Spanish

Refers clients to appropriate attorneys, Legal Aid Family Law Program available to qualified clients.
Most Services free, Family Aid Clinic $100+

San Fernando Bar Association

San Fernando Valley
(818) 227-0490
sfvba.org
M-F 9am-6pm
English and Spanish

Provides referrals to lawyers in the San Fernando area.

Los Angeles County Bar Association

Los Angeles County
213-243-1525
smartlaw.org
English and Spanish

Lawyer Referral and Information Service, AIDS Legal Services Project, Domestic Violence Counseling, Legal Directories, Immigration Legal Assistance Project, Legal Resource Online Center, Dispute Resolution Services
$35 Referral fee, Free for some areas

Glendale Bar Association

Los Angeles County
818-956-1633
glendalebar.wildapricot.org
M-F 9am-4:30pm
English and Spanish

Provides referrals to lawyers in the Glendale area.

Additional Resources

Pasadena Lawyer Referral Service
Los Angeles County
626-795-5702

Shriver Housing Project
Los Angeles County
818-485-0578

Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law

Los Angeles County
213-388-7515
hbcfl.org
English and Spanish

Provides legal assistance in family law areas such as: divorce, spousal support, child support, paternity, restraining orders and child custody. In pro per services only
$20

Levitt and Quinn Family Law Center

Los Angeles County
213-482-1800
levittquinn.org
M-F 8:30am-5:30pm
English and Spanish

Provides legal assistance in family law areas such as: divorce, spousal support, child support, paternity, restraining orders, adoption, guardianship, grandparents’ rights and child custody. In pro per services with limited representation.
Sliding Scale Fee

Alliance for Children’s Rights

Los Angeles County
213-368-6010
kids-alliance.org
M-F
English and Spanish

Help children re: guardianship, foster care, dependency, emancipation, education, etc.
No Fee

Los Angeles Family Law Help Center

City of Los Angeles
213-620-9991
lafamilylaw.org
English and Spanish

This is a general legal aid organization that provides legal assistance for low income persons who are representing themselves in Family Law matters. The agency serves Los Angeles and surrounding counties. There are no geographic restrictions.
Low Fee

Children’s Law Center of California

Los Angeles County
323-980-1700
clccal.org
English and Spanish

The center provides legal services for children who are under the protection of Los Angeles County Juvenile Dependency Court system. Age restrictions apply; there are no geographic restrictions.
Low Fee

Additional Resources

Los Angeles County Superior Court-Family Court Services-Norwalk
Los Angeles County
562-345-0895
lacourt.org/division/familylaw/FL0115.aspx

Children’s Rights Project
213-385-2977
publiccounsel.org/practice_areas/childrens_rights

Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice LACLJ
Los Angeles County
323-980-3500
laclj.org

Central American Resource Center

Los Angeles County
213-385-7800
carecen-la.org/legal_services
English and Spanish

Languages: English and Spanish Assistance with: Citizenship, Permanent Residency, Renewal of Work Permit, Immigrating Family members, Political Asylum
Low Fee

Los Angeles Center of Law and Justice

Los Angeles County
323-980-3500
laclj.org
M-F 8:30am-5:30pm
English, Spanish, Mandarin

Assistance with: Adjustment of Status, VAWA, “U” Visa, SIJS, I-751 waiver
No Fee

El Rescate Legal Services

Los Angeles County
213-387-3284
elrescate.org
M-F 9am-5pm
English and Spanish

Assistance with: Citizenship, Permanent Residency, Renewal of Work Permit, Immigrating Family Members, Political asylum, VAWA, U-visa.
Low Fee

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

Los Angeles County
213-640-3938
lafla.org
English, Spanish, Cantonese, Other

Assistance with: Citizenship, Permanent Residency, Renewal of Work Permit, Immigrating Family Members//FOR VAWA/U-VISA
Low Fee

Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Los Angeles County
213-977-7500
advancingjustice-la.org
English, Mandarin, Taiwanese, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Spanish

Assistance with: Citizenship, Permanent Residency, Renewal of Work Permit, Immigrating Family Members, Political asylum, VAWA, U-visa
No Fee

Additional Resources

Catholic Charities
Los Angeles County
213-251-3411
catholiccharitiesla.org/irr-assist-immigrants-and-refugees

International Institute of Los Angeles–Immigration and Legal Services
City of Los Angeles
323-224-3800
iilosangeles.org

LACBA Immigration Legal Assistance Project
Los Angeles County
213-485-1873
lacba.org/give-back/immigration-legal-assistance-project

Community Legal Aid Services

Los Angeles County
310-638-6194
communitylegalsocal.org
M-F 9am-5pm
English and Spanish

Wide range of legal services for its service area in South Los Angeles.
Low Fee

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

Los Angeles County
323-801-7991
lafla.org
English and Spanish

Help with: landlord/tenant, government benefits, family law, immigration, employment, and consumer. They do not help with criminal cases.
Low Fee

Child/Family Support Hotline

California
800-615-8858
24 hr automated system and Support officers from 9am – 5pm

Aids in the collection of child support
No Fee

Pasadena Legal Services for Seniors

Los Angeles County
626-795-4331
pasadenaseniorcenter.org

Provides legal services for seniors (60 & older)
Low Fee

Bet Tzedek Legal Services

Los Angeles County
818-769-0136
bettzedek.org
M-F 9am-5pm
English and Spanish

Help with: landlord/tenant, home equity fraud, consumer law, bankruptcy, guardianship, wills, nursing home problems, government benefits issues. They do not help with immigration, family law or criminal cases.
No Fee

Additional Resources

Public Counsel
Los Angeles County
213-385-2977
publiccounsel.org

American Civil Liberties Union
Los Angeles County
213-977-9500
aclu.org

Western Center on Law and Poverty
Los Angeles County
213-487-7211
wclp.org

Constitutional Rights Foundation
Los Angeles County
213-316-2100
crf-usa.org

Lawyers in the Library
Los Angeles County
forms.lalawlibrary.org/view.php?id=51191

Legal Aid at Work
(415) 404-9093 – worker’s rights issues, such unpaid wages, unemployment benefits, or additional information about disability access. Individuals can call one of their specialized helplines for information on work and familydisabilitylanguage rightsracial equality in the workplace, and girls in sports. 

213-974-2811
210 West Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

626-301-4067
300 West Maple
Monrovia, CA 91016

626-308-5324
150 West Commonwealth Ave
Alhambra, CA 91801

562-651-2500
12720 Norwalk Blvd
Suite 109
Norwalk, CA 90650

818-557-3537
300 East Olive Ave
Suite 15
Burbank, CA 91502
626-356-5481
300 East Walnut Street
Suite 311
Pasadena, CA 91101
626-575-4174
11234 East Valley Blvd
El Monte, CA 91731
909-868-6400
100 West 2nd Street
Suite 200
Pomona, CA 91766
818-500-3561
600 East Broadway
Glendale, CA 91206
818-898-2440
900 Third Street
San Fernando, CA 91340
323- 586-6393
6548 Miles Ave
Huntington Park, CA 90256
805-253-7262
23747 West Valencia Blvd
Valencia, CA 91355
805-945-6474
1110 West Avenue J
Suite 16
Lancaster, CA 93534
818-374-2350
14400 Erwin Street Mall
10th Floor
Van Nuys, CA 91401
323-357-5400
11701 Alameda Street
1st Floor
Lynwood, CA 90262

626-813-3460
1427 West Covina Parkway
West Covina, CA 91790

Center for Conflict Resolution at Loyola Law School

Los Angeles County
213-736-8335
lls.edu/academics/centers/loyolacenterforconflictresolution/
English and Spanish

The Center helps people resolve their problem by talking directly with each of the persons.
Low Fee

Los Angeles County Dispute Settlement Service Program

Los Angeles County
213-974-0825
consumeraffairs.co.la.ca.us
English and Spanish

Information and referrals to mediation services to settle disputes between neighbors, landlords-tenants, employers, and others.
Low Fee

Pomona Dispute Resolution Center

Los Angeles County
909-625-2351
ci.claremont.ca.us/Home/Components/FacilityDirectory/FacilityDirectory/12/1519
English and Spanish

The Center helps people resolve their problem by talking directly with each of the persons.
Low Fee

Alhambra Courthouse
626-308-5521
150 W.Commonwealth Ave
Alhambra, California 91801
M-F 8:30am-4:30pm

Pasadena Superior Court
626 356-5689
200 N. Garfield Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101
M-F 8:30am-4:30pm

Burbank Courthouse
818-557-3461
300 East Olive Ave
Burbank, California 91502
M-F 8:30am-4:30pm

Pomona Court North
909-620-3201
350 W. Mission Blvd
Pomona, CA 91766
M-F 8:30am-4:30pm

Glendale Courthouse
818-500-3551
600 East Broadway
Glendale, California 91206
M-F 8:00am-4:30pm
Pomona Court South
909-620-3006
400 Civic Center Plaza
Pomona, California 91766
M-F 8:30am-4:30pm
Lancaster Courthouse
661-945-6351
1040 West Avenue J
Lancaster, California 93534
M-F 8:30am-4:30pm

Rio Hondo Courthouse
626-575-4116
11234 E. Valley Blvd
El Monte, California 91731
M-F 8:30am-4:30pm

Norwalk Courthouse
562- 807-7264
12720 Norwalk Blvd
Norwalk, California 90650
M-F 8:30am-4:30pm

Santa Anita Courthouse
626-301-4056
300 W. Maple Ave
Monrovia, CA 91016
M-F 8:30am-4:30pm

Palmdale Courthouse
661 537-2714 or 661 537-2713
38256 Sierra Highway
Palmdale, California 93550
M-F 8:30am-4:30pm

San Fernando Courthouse
818-374-2601
900 3rd Street
San Fernando, CA 91340
M-F 8:30am-4:30pm

Pasadena Municipal Court (Civil)
626-356-5416
200 N. Garfield Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101
M-F 8:30am-4:30pmText
Van Nuys Municipal Court
818-374-2601
14400 Erwin Street Mall
Van Nuys, California 91401
M-F 8:30am-4:30pm
Pasadena Municipal Court (Criminal)
626-356-5254
200 N. Garfield Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101
M-F 8:30am-4:30pm
Appeals and State Hearings

(800) 952-5253

A State Hearing is available to a claimant who is dissatisfied with the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) action or inaction. Should contesting the action by mail be difficult or inconvenient, the applicant or participant may request a State Hearing by calling the CDSS toll-free number listed above.

Child Care Hotline

(877) CHILD99 or (877) 244-5399

The hotline staff answers questions and takes reports of complaints from CalWORKs participants and providers regarding child care. Callers are encouraged to first call their case worker and/or District/GAIN Region Child Care Coordinator for further problem resolutions before they call the hotline.

Civil Rights Hotlines

(562) 908-8501

It is the policy of the Department of Public Social Services to deliver public assistance and social services in a nondiscriminatory basis, whether the program is federally, state or locally funded. No person shall be excluded from participation in or denied benefits of any program or activity administered by the Department because of race, color, national origin, political affiliation, religion, marital status, sex, age, or disability.

Emergency Management

(800) 980-4990

This toll-free number has preparedness information during non-emergency periods. During and after a disaster, it has information about programs & services available to the public.

In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Telephone Applications

(888) 944-IHSS (toll-free within Los Angeles County only) or (213) 744-IHSS

This toll-free number is available for individuals to apply for IHSSover the telephone. Staff will take application information at the central site and forward the information to the appropriate IHSS Area Office for follow-up whichh will include a home call and services assessment.

IHSS Ombudsman

(888) 678-4477 (within Los Angeles County only)

This toll-free number is for questions about the IHSS program or about the IHSS Personal Assistance Services Council, which is the IHSS Public Authority in Los Angeles County. It is also for help with individual IHSS problems which could not be resolved with the DPSS district. Hotline hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and assistance is available in both English and Spanish.

Long Term Care Ombudsman

(800) 231-4024

Provides adult protective intervention/investigation for adults age 18 and older who live in board and care facilities and nursing facilities. Services are targeted, but not restricted, to senior citizens age 60 and older who are long- term care recipients. There are no geographic restrictions.

Los Angeles County Fraud Hotline

(800) 349-9970

A special 24-hour Fraud Hotline provides citizens of Los Angeles County with a hotline to report any kind of fraud against the County, including welfare fraud. Callers reporting welfare fraud on the hotline may request a reward. All reports are handled in the strictest confidence, and callers may remain anonymous. Welfare fraud may also be reported to We-Tip at 1-800-873-7283 or 1-800-782-7463. Callers to We-Tip also may request a reward.

LA County Health & Nutrition Hotline

(877) 597-4777

This toll free number provides information and referral services for people who need help obtaining health care and nutritional assistance. Hotline hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and assistance is available in both English and Spanish.

Adult Protective Services and Elder Abuse Hotline

(877) 477-3646

Investigates reports of alleged endangerment to adults aged 18 and older who have severe mental or physical disabilities or are in extremely poor health to the extent that they are unable to remove the danger or remove themselves from the danger – or to people age 65 and older who suffer from physical or emotional abuse, abandonment or neglect.

Child Abuse Hotline

(800) 540-4000

Accepts reports of confirmed or suspected child abuse and neglect concerning any child in Los Angeles County; contacts the appropriate agencies to intervene to protect the child, if necessary; and provides information for professionals and the public about child abuse and neglect. To report child abuse or neglect in Los Angeles County, call the Child Abuse Hot Line at 1-800-540-4000 (California only). From outside California, call (213) 639-4500.

Child Health & Disability Prevention Program (CHDP)

(800) 993-2437

Provides preventive health care services for low-income children and youth in Los Angeles County. Services are provided at more than 1,000 sites, including County health centers and hospitals.

Child Support Hotline – Statewide

(866) 901-3212

A recorded message, available in English and Spanish, with an extensive menu pertaining to various child support issues, such as receipt, payment, enforcement, welfare fraud reporting, reporting of various changes, etc.

Info Line (Information & Referral)

(800) 339-6993

This toll-free number is for questions about the IHSS program or about the IHSS Personal Assistance Services Council, which is the IHSS Public Authority in Los Angeles County. It is also for help with individual IHSS problems which could not be resolved with the DPSS district. Hotline hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and assistance is available in both English and Spanish.

Mid-Valley Senior Center

San Fernando Valley
818-892-0892
laparks.org/scc/midvalley
English and Spanish

The center provides services for older adults 50 years and older who live in the Panorama City and Van Nuys areas. Services are targeted, but not restricted, to Panorama City residents.
Low Fee

Elder Abuse Hotline

800-992-1660
888-436-3600
English and Spanish

Reporting agency for elder abuse. Center investigates each case and reports to Adult Protection Agency.

Pasadena Senior Center

Los Angeles County
626-795-4331
pasadenaseniorcenter.org
M-S 8:30am-4:30pm
English and Spanish

Provides legal services, referrals, and activities for seniors (60 & older)

Los Angeles County Workforce Development, Aging, and Community Services-Adult Protective Services

Los Angeles County
(877) 477-3646 – 24-Hour
(888) 202-4248 Call Center
wdacs.lacounty.gov
M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm
English and Spanish

The agency performs the state- mandated task of investigating reports of alleged endangerment to adults age 18 and older who are in Los Angeles County and have severe mental or physical disabilities or who are in extremely poor health to the extent that they are unable to remove the danger or themselves from the danger or to people age 65 and older who suffer from physical or emotional abuse (threats or harassment), abandonment (if the person is helpless) or neglect. There are no geographic restrictions.

Los Angeles County Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services-Antelope Valley Senior Center

Antelope Valley
661-726-4400
wdacs.lacounty.gov/center/antelope
English and Spanish

The center provides services for older adults age 50 and older who live in Antelope Valley. The agency also acts as a cooling center during the hot summer months. Services are targeted, but not restricted, to Antelope Valley residents.

City of Baldwin Park Department of Recreation and Community Services-Barnes Park Valley Recreation Center

Los Angeles County
626-813-5262
baldwinpark.com/recreation
English and Spanish

The Baldwin Park Recreation and Community Services Department provides CalFresh, cooling centers, counseling services, emergency food, health services, personal goods, services for older adults, transportation and youth services for people who live in Baldwin Park including specialized services for senior citizens and for youth.

Additional Resources

Canoga Park Senior Center
Los Angeles County
818-340-2633
laparks.org/scc/canoga

Pomona Senior Center
Los Angeles County
909-620-2309
ci.pomona.ca.us/index.php/recreation-programs-a-services/senior-adult-services

California Council for Veterans Affairs

Los Angeles County
323-750-9967
locator.lacounty.gov/lac/Location/3177171/california-council-for-veterans-affairs-inc
M-F 8:00am-5pm
English and Spanish

Homeless Veteran Women and Family Shelter

Children of the Night

Los Angeles County
800-551-1300
childrenofthenight.org
English and Spanish

Short Term emergency housing for up to 90 days for runaway and exploited children.

Angel Step II

Los Angeles County
562-461-9272
scadpinc.org/angel_step_too.aspx
English and Spanish

The agency provides domestic violence services, residential treatment for substance use disorders, shelter and welfare-to- work support services for people who live in Los Angeles County. There are no geographic restrictions.

Come to Him Ministries

Los Angeles County
562-665-7922
cometohim.com
English and Spanish

The agency provides shelter services to single men, single women, and single mothers, age 21 to 55, in Los Angeles County. There are no geographic restrictions.

Bridge of Faith

Whittier
562-789-8009
bridgeoffaith.org

The agency provides shelter services for female former foster youth and a thrift shop in the Whittier area. Services are provided at three locations and a thrift shop. Age, gender and geographic restrictions apply.

Additional Resources

Waymakers
Los Angeles County
949-520-0488
waymakersoc.org

Our Savior Center
El Monte
626-579-2689
our-center.org

Center for the Pacific Asian Family
Los Angeles County
800-339-3940
nurturingchange.org

New Directions for Veterans – El Monte

Los Angeles County
626-377-9902
ndvets.org
English and Spanish

The agency provides employment services; housing services; residential treatment for substance use disorders, including those who have dual-diagnosis; services for veterans; and sober living for homeless male and female veterans. There are no geographic restrictions.

Family Promise of San Gabriel Valley

San Gabriel Valley
626-569-0991
familypromisesgv.org
English and Spanish

The agency provides homeless support services for families with children in San Gabriel Valley. There are no geographic restrictions.

City of Baldwin Park

Los Angeles County
626-960-4011
baldwinpark.com/recreation
Spanish and English

This is the government office for the city of Baldwin Park. Geographic restrictions apply for some services.

Eviction Defense Network

Los Angeles County
213-385-8112
tenantstogether.org/resources/eviction-defense-network
M-F 9am-6pm
Spanish and English

The Eviction Defense Network (EDN) is a nonprofit community organization dedicated to protecting the right to decent, safe, sanitary and affordable housing.

Fair Housing and Employment Center

Los Angeles County
800-884-1684
dfeh.ca.gov
English and Spanish

Help with Housing, employment, and public accommodation discrimination. Also covers worker’s compensation program.

Additional Resources

Los Angeles County Housing Authority
Los Angeles County
800-731-4663
home.hacla.org

Los Angeles Housing Law Project
Los Angeles County
213-481-0134
hcidla2.lacity.org/landlordtenant-legal-service-resources

Alcohol and Drug Hotline

800-821-4357
English and Spanish

Referral services to treatment centers.

Child Abuse Hotline

800-540-4000
English and Spanish

Report child abuse.

Child/Family Support Hotline (District Attorney’s Office)

800-615-8858
English and Spanish

24 hr automated system and Support officers from 9am-5pm.

Crime Hotline

800-782-7463
English and Spanish

Report major crimes.

Disaster Recovery Center Hotline

800-462-9029
English and Spanish

Provides repair and rental assistance after an area is declared a disaster area.

Elder Abuse Hotline

800-992-1660

Reporting agency for elder abuse. Center investigates each case and reports to Adult Protection Agency.

Domestic Violence Hotline

800-978-3600

Provides shelter for battered women and children for 30 days.

Pregnancy Hotline

800-848-5683

Information and referrals for pregnant women.

Rape Hotline

800-585-6231

Counseling and advocacy assistance to rape victims and families.

Rape Crisis Center/Hotline

626-793-3385

Provides counseling, info, and referrals for rape victims.

BWS District 16 – Medi-Cal Outreach

(818) 701-8200 – Customer Service
(626) 569-1399 – Customer Service
(310) 258-7400 – Customer Service
(800) 578-6762 – Health Care Reform Call Center

This is a division of the Bureau of Workforce Services, which coordinates field operations and provides intake, application and benefit distribution services for the Department of Public Social Services’ disaster, health, income maintenance refugee and nutrition programs. This division serves people residing in the department’s Civic Center, Medi- Cal Outreach, Medi-Cal Long Term Care, Medi-Cal Mail-in Application Center, Wilshire Special, Metro North, Exposition Park, Hawthorne Medi-Cal, and Pomona districts.

BWS District 20 – San Gabriel Valley

(310) 258-7400 – Customer Service
(626) 569-1399 – Customer Service
(818) 701-8200 – Customer Service
(626) 569-3605 – Administrative
(626) 569-3606 – Administrative
(626) 569-3607 – Administrative
(626) 569-3608 – Administrative

This is a division of the Bureau of Workforce Services, that coordinates field operations and provides intake, application and benefit distribution services for the Department of Public Social Services’ disaster, health, income maintenance, refugee and nutrition programs. This division serves people residing in  the department’s Norwalk, Belvedere, Cudahy, Metro Family, Metro East, Metro Special, Florence, Lincoln Heights, El Monte and San Gabriel Valley districts.

BWS District 4 – El Monte

(626) 569-3677 – Customer Service
(626) 569-1399 – Customer Service
(818) 701-8200 – Customer Service
(626) 569-3677 – Administrative
(626) 569-3680 – Administrative
(626) 569-2681 – Administrative
(626) 569-3692 – Administrative

This is a division of the Bureau of Workforce Services, that coordinates field operations and provides intake, application and benefit distribution services for the Department of Public Social Services’ disaster, health, income maintenance, refugee and nutrition programs. This division serves people residing in the department’s Norwalk, Belvedere, Cudahy, Metro Family, Metro East, Metro Special, Florence, Lincoln Heights, El Monte and San Gabriel Valley districts.

BWS District 2 – Glendale

(626) 569-1399 – Customer Service Center
(818) 701-8200 – Customer Service Center

This is a division of the Bureau of Workforce Services, which coordinates field operations and provides intake, application and benefit distribution services for the Department of Public Social Services’ disaster, health, income maintenance, refugee and nutrition programs. This division serves people residing in  the department’s Glendale, Pasadena, Lancaster, Lancaster General Relief Sub-Office, San Fernando, East Valley, Santa Clarita, and West Valley districts.

All Locations

For all locations and contact information, please visit: my.dpss.lacounty.gov/dpss/maps

PACT Program
800-942-1054

Child support Department
866-901-3212

DCFS
800-540-4000

DPSS
626-569-1399

San Gabriel Valley GAIN Career Center
877-292-4246

Emergency Management
800-980-4990

IHSS Ombudsman
800-678-4477 (within Los Angeles County only)

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
844-586-5550

Child Abuse
800-540-4000

Civil Rights Complaint
562-908-8501

Child Care Hotline
877-CHILD99 or 877-244-5399

Appeals and State Hearings
800-952-5253

Emergency Management
800-980-4990

Domestic Violence
800-978-3600

Elder Abuse
877-477-3646

Mental Health
800-854-7771

Safely Surrender Baby
877-222-9723

Substance Use Disorder
844-804-7500

Welfare Fraud
800-349-9970

Women’s Health
800-793-8090

California State Bar (Attorney Complaints)
800-843-9053

Senior Legal Hotline
800-222-1753