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