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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.

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 • (562)692-0383

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 Ave. • 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 Blvd. • 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 servies.

Red Cross Rio Hondo Chapter
6706 Friends Ave. • 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
(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.