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Resources


Resources for Providers and Consumers
A community resource guide for IHSS providers and Consumers in L.A. County


Abuse Prevention/Reporting
  • Adult Protective Services (APS)
    877-477-3646
    APS investigates cases in which elderly individuals, aged 65 or older, and dependent adults (i.e., those with physical and/or mental disabilities) are endangered by physical, sexual, or financial abuse, neglect, abandonment, isolation, or abduction.
  • Suicide Prevention Center
    877-127-4747; www.suicidepreventioncenter.org
    The center operates a 24-hour telephone crisis hotline, and coordinates bereavement support groups.

Disability-Related Resources
  • Department of Rehabilitation
    213-736-3904; www.dor.ca.gov
    The department assists individuals with disabilities in areas of employment by providing vocational rehabilitation, training, and job placement services.
  • Independent Living Centers (ILCs)
    ILCs provide services that enable individuals with disabilities to live and work independently in their communities. Services include attendant referrals, advocacy, peer counseling, and information related to housing and transportation. The 7 ILCs in L.A. County are:
  • CALIF 213-627-0477; www.calif-ilc.org
  • DRC 562-427-1000; www.drcinc.org
  • ILCSC 818-785-6934; www.ilcsc.org
  • SCIL 800-491-6722; www.ilc-clar.org
  • SCRS 562-862-6531; www.scrs-ilc.org
  • WCIL 888-851-9245; www.wcil.org
  • Regional Centers
    www.dds.ca.gov
    The centers provide programs and coordinates services for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. These disabilities include cerebral palsy,autism, mental retardation, and seizure disorders. Call PASC (Personal Assistance Services Council of L.A. County) at 877-565-4477 to locate a Regional Center in your area.

Food Programs
  • Meals on Wheels
    211 Los Angeles County
    A home-delivered meal program for seniors and people with disabilities.
  • Project Angel Food
    323-845-1800; www.angelfood.org
    A Meals on Wheels program for children and adults with HIV /AIDS and other serious illnesses. Meals are delivered to participants on either a daily or weekly basis.

Housing Programs
  • Housing Authority
    562-347-HOME (347-4663}; www.lacdc.org
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP}
    866-675-6623; www.csd.ca.gov
    The program provides heating and cooling assistance to low-income people with disabilities, seniors, and families with young children.

Health-Related Resources
  • Center for Rehabilitation Medicine
    818-885-8500; www.northridgehospital.org
    The center provides a full-service, comprehensive rehabilitation center that treats people who have sustained a catastrophic or debilitating injury or illness.
  • Memorial Rehabilitation Center
    562-933-2000; www.memorialcare.org
    The center provides a variety of medical rehabilitation services for people with disabilities.
  • Mental Health Hotline
    800-854-7771; http://dmh.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dmh

Counseling Resources
  • New Life Coming
    951-928-4190
    A full-service counseling center that provides services for adults, children, and families by Licensed Marriage Family Therapists.
  • Asian Pacific Counseling & Treatment Center
    213-252-2100; www.apctc.org
    The center provides services throughout L.A. County for adults, children and families.