Los Angeles Department of Social Services
Our Mission: To Enrich Lives Through Effective and Caring Service.
211 LA County – Call 211 for LA County Resources
211 LA County is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, formerly known as INFO LINE of Los Angeles. It is the largest information and referral (I&R) service in the nation.
California Department of Aging
Under the umbrella of the California Health and Human Services Agency, the California Department of Aging (CDA) administers programs that serve older adults, adults with disabilities, family caregivers, and residents in long-term care facilities throughout the State. These programs are funded through the federal Older Americans Act, the Older Californians Act, and through the Medi-Cal program.
Master Plan of Aging
California’s Master Plan for Aging (MPA)affirms the priority of the health and well-being of older Californians and people with disabilities. It is a “blueprint” for state government, local government, the private sector, and philanthropy to prepare the state for the coming demographic changes and continue California’s leadership in aging, disability, and equity.
Disability and Aging Community Living Advisory Committee
The purpose of the Disability and Aging Community Living Advisory Committee (“Committee”) is to advance community living, inclusion, and integration across California. California is committed to community living for all, rooted in both the Olmstead Supreme Court decision of 1999 and in California’s values of inclusion, access, and equity.
California Legislative Information
Official site for California legislative information. This site is maintained by the Legislative Counsel.
CalABLE is a savings and investment plan offered by the state of California to individuals with disabilities.
Community and Senior Services
To serve our senior population, Los Angeles County operates a variety of programs administered by the Area Agency on Aging (AAA). Established in 1975 by the State of California, the AAA is a separate division within the Aging and Adult Services Branch.
Disability Benefits 101 – California
Disability Benefits 101 gives you tools and information on health coverage, benefits, and employment. You can plan ahead and learn how work and benefits go together.
Housing Rights Center
The mission of the Housing Rights Center (HRC) is to actively support and promote fair housing through education, advocacy and litigation, to the end that all persons have the opportunity to secure the housing they desire and can afford, without discrimination based on their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, familial status, marital status, disability, genetic information, ancestry, age, source of income or other characteristics protected by law.
National Council on Aging
NCOA provides a variety of services to older people and caregivers including Benefits Checkup, Economics Checkup, and My Medicare Matters.
Disability Benefits 101 – Medi-Cal Benefits Planning Calculator
If you are working, disabled, and your income is too high to qualify for free Medi-Cal, the California Working Disabled (CWD) Program may allow you to get Medi-Cal by paying a small monthly premium.
Los Angeles Department of Aging
City of Los Angeles Department of Aging provides community-based services to seniors and their caregivers to ensure the highest quality of life possible and remain in the community.
American Parkinson Disease Association
City of Los Angeles Department of Aging provides community-based services to seniors and their caregivers to ensure the highest quality of life possible and The American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc. was founded in 1961 to “ease the burden and find a cure” for Parkinson’s disease. The organization focuses its energies on research, patient services, education, and raising public awareness.
CA Assisted Living Guide
The CA Assisted Living Guide examines the best facilities in your area, provides tips for finding the right fit, and answers some frequently asked questions. It was developed to help families and caregivers find the best facility to fit their specific needs. It also breaks down the amenities of several local assisted living facilities and is available to use and share at no cost. We’ve shared these resources with several city senior centers and aging non-profits. Hopefully, you can utilize them as well!
California Alliance for Retired Americans
The California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA) is a statewide nonprofit organization that unites retired workers and community groups to win social and economic justice, full civil rights, and a better, more secure future for ourselves, our families, and future generations.
AARP Caregiving Resource Center
The better prepared you are to care for a loved one, the more manageable the task will be. Get tips and advice on how to successfully begin your caregiving journey.
Leeza’s Care Connection
Leeza’s Place is “A Place for Family Caregivers” — A community gathering place and resource center committed to providing free support services, resources, and programs for family caregivers taking care of a loved one.
Helping Hands Senior Foundation
Helping Hands offers free care planning service to seniors of any income, insurance, and/or health condition.
YO – Youth Organizing Disabled and Proud
Youth Organizing! Disabled & Proud is a program of the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC). YO! Disabled & Proud connects, organizes, and educates youth with disabilities.
California State Council on Developmental Disabilities
The State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) is established by state and federal law as an independent state agency to ensure that people with developmental disabilities and their families receive the services and supports they need.
June Isaacson Kailes’ Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities
Disaster Resources for People with Disabilities and Others with Access and Functional Needs, Emergency Managers & Planners & Disability-focused Organizations.
LA County Emergency
This website is the LA County Emergency site which gives real-time updates on the fires, shelter, and evacuation centers.
LA County Survival Guide
This guide will help you to better prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters that face Los Angeles County. Their goal is to provide tips that assist you to be self-sufficient after a disaster.
Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities
Los Angeles County residents are protected from the public health consequences of both natural and intentional emergencies.
California Association of Public Authorities for IHSS
CAPA is a non-profit association comprised of the IHSS Public Authorities in California created to provide proactive leadership to improve the IHSS program in California. There are 56 Public Authority IHSS agencies throughout California’s 58 counties.
California Department of Social Services
Mission Statement Advocate, educate, investigate and litigate to advance and protect the rights of Californians with disabilities. Vision Statement We envision a barrier-free, inclusive, diverse world that values each individual and their voice.
Independent Consultants on California CCI and Duals
Keeping you informed about Medicare/Medi-Cal integration.
The California IHSS Consumer Alliance
The California IHSS Consumer Alliance (CICA) is a statewide collaboration of IHSS Public Authority Advisory Committee and Governing Board members.
The National Consumer Voice for Long Term Care
The Consumer Voice envisions a world in which all consumers of long-term care, services, and supports are treated with respect and dignity and have a wide range of affordable, quality options across all settings.
The National Senior Citizen Law Center
With the passage of the Affordable Care Act (health reform), there is renewed attention to the lack of coordinated care for those with both Medicare and Medicaid.
Independent Living Centers:
California States Independent Living Council
The SILC is an 18-member council, appointed by the Governor, to represent persons with disabilities throughout the state.
California Foundation for Independent Living Centers
Advocate for barrier-free access and equal opportunity for people with disabilities.
Communities Actively Living Independent and Free (C.A.L.I.F.)
“Diverse Communities, Diverse Abilities, One Human Family”.
Southern California Rehabilitation Services
Southern California Resource Services for Independent Living (SCRS-IL) is a cross-disability, non-residential, disability rights organization empowering people with any disability to live full and independent lives by committing to building an inclusive community that recognizes the dignity, humanity, and worth of all people.
The Independent Living Center of Southern California, Inc.
“Empowering Persons with Disabilities to Seek An Individual Course”.