Please note: The resources included here are not endorsed by NAMI, and NAMI is not responsible for the content of or service provided by any of these resources.
LA County Adult Protective Services
■ Phone: 877-477-3646
Ala Senior Living
Provides affordable housing, supportive services, and alternative housing options for low-income and formerly homeless older adults. Housing Providers can join the program to share their homes with compatible, pre-screened Housing Seekers who can pay a monthly rent for available rooms, offer assistance with household chores, or both. Housing Seekers are adults of all ages who may not wish to live alone or cannot afford to do so. They must be mentally, emotionally, physically, and financially self-sufficient. The organization will screen both providers and seekers, match compatibility, and execute living agreement.
■ Phone Number: 323-650-7988
■ Website: http://www.alaseniorliving.org
All Together LA
FREE service. Volunteers run errands, help with groceries, pick up meds, keep them company and also help them find resources. Leave a brief message about what you need (groceries, meds, meals, etc.) and they connect you with a background checked neighbor within 24 hours.
■ Phone Number: 323-310-0411
■ Website: https://alltogether.la/
America’s Job Center of California
If you are an unemployed senior of age 55 or older, you may be eligible to participate in our Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). SCSEP is designed to provide subsidized part-time work-based training opportunities with community service organizations for low income, unemployed older adults. This community service training is provided as a bridge to employment.
■ Phone Number: 213-351-5388
■ Website: https://workforce.lacounty.gov/job-seekers/senior-services/
Bet Tzedek Legal Services
A nationally recognized leader in providing legal services to low-income seniors. They help improve the safety and quality of life for older or disabled adults and their families.
■ Phone Number: 323-939-0506
■ Website: https://www.bettzedek.org
■ Main Office: 3250 Wilshire Blvd., 13th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Beverly Hills Gardens Care Center
55 room Residential Care Facility. Serves clients aged 65+. 25% can be younger individuals if they are compatible with the population.
■ Phone Number: 310-273-3668
■ Main Office: 1470 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035
Center for Health Care Rights (CHCR)
The Center for Health Care Rights (CHCR) is a nonprofit health care advocacy organization dedicated to assuring consumer access to quality health care through education, counseling, informal advocacy, and legal services. CHCR’s direct services empower elderly and disabled consumers and their family members to use Medicare, Medi-Cal, and other health benefits effectively, make informed health care choices, and take appropriate action to resolve their health care problems.
■ Phone Number: 213-383-4519
■ Website: https://healthcarerights.org/
■ Main Office: 520 S La Fayette Park Place Suite 214, Los Angeles, CA 90057
The Eldercare Locator is a nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with trustworthy local support resources. Since 1991, the Eldercare Locator has been linking those who need assistance with state and local agencies on aging, as well as community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers. Whether help is needed with services such as meals, home care or transportation, or a caregiver needs training and education or a well-deserved break from caregiving responsibilities, the Eldercare Locator is there to point that person in the right direction.
■ Phone Number: 800-677-1116
■ Website: https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/index.aspx
The only senior care referral service licensed by the Department of Public Health. They provide independent and free personalized senior care placement services to fully screened and approved nursing home, board and care, and assisted living facilities.
■ Phone Number: 800-613-5772
■ Website: https://www.elderlink.org
Grandparents as Parents, Inc. (A resource for all relative caregivers raising children)
Grandparents As Parents (GAP) is a non-profit organization that has provided programs and services to meet the urgent and on-going needs of grandparents and other relatives raising children at risk since 1987. Services offered include; family and social outings, caregiver advocacy, resources, financial assistance resources, support groups, and much more. See website for list of groups and locations. Currently we have 20 weekly support groups throughout Los Angeles County. GAP is an excellent and diverse program for ALL relative caregivers. The Administrative Office is open Monday through Friday 8:30am-4:30pm and our hearts are open 24-7, 360 days a year. You are not alone.
■ Phone Number: 310-836-0510
■ Website: http://www.onegeneration.org/seniors/grandparents-as-parents/
■ Main Office: 22048 Sherman Way, Suite #217 Canoga Park, CA 91303
Jewish Family Services of Los Angeles
JFS offers a variety of support services and practical help including referral and advocacy, outreach, care management, counseling, consultation, assistance with reparations and claim forms, intergenerational programs, crisis intervention, and financial assistance to low income survivors of the holocaust.
Older Adults DMH Programs:
Provides psychotherapy and psychiatry services to low income adults age 55 and above. Services are provided in the home, at board and care or assisted living facilities, or other community settings. Services are provided in English, Farsi, Russian, and Spanish. Medi-Cal is accepted, and services can also be provided to low income uninsured individuals. FCCS provides treatment to individuals with moderate to severe symptomatology. Other programming is also available to older adults with mild to moderate symptoms.
■ Phone Number: 818-432-5025
■ Website: https://www.jfsla.org/our-services/aging/
Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP):
A non-sectarian case management program to help Frail Seniors to remain at home. MSSP is funded by the State of California. Eligible individuals must be 65 or over, have Medi-Cal, and be certified as nursing home level frailty. MSSP helps coordinate, manage and purchase a package of services to ensure that each individual gets the help he or she needs. We provide health and social assessment, ongoing case management, and advocacy. Services that we can arrange or pay for include in-home care, transportation, escort to doctor appointments, home-delivered meals, respite care, supportive counseling for clients and their families, and supplies and equipment.
■ Phone Number: 323-937-5930
■ Website: www.jfsla.org/mssp
■ Services in English and Russian.
■ Main Office: 12821 Victory Blvd, North Hollywood 91606
■ Phone Number: 877-275-4537
■ Website: https://www.jfsla.org/
■ Main Office: 8838 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035
LA County Adult Protective Services
Adult Protective Services (APS) provides a 24-7 system of in person response to reports of abuse and self-neglect about developmentally disabled adults, physically and mentally disabled adults, and the elderly who may be victims of abuse.
■ Phone Number: 877-477-3646
■ Website: https://wdacs.lacounty.gov/programs/aps/
■ Main Office: 2707 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007
LA Department of Aging
To improve the quality of life, independence, health and dignity of the City’s older population by managing community based senior programs that are comprehensive, coordinated and accessible, and to advocate for the needs of seniors and caregivers. Provides referral to care managers, senior centers, non-profit agencies and a variety of community services for our seniors and their caregivers.
■ Phone Number: 800-510-2020
■ Website: www.aging.lacity.org
■ Main Office: 221 N. Figueroa, Ste 500, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department Home Modification Program
Handy Worker Program: Provides free minor home repairs and limited safety/security device improvements to low-income older adults age 62 years and older or disabled resident homeowners or homeowners with disabled relatives residing with them. Income limits apply. Emergency repairs that directly affect the health and safety of occupants are also provided to other homeowners if their income does not exceed the limits regardless of age or disability status.
■ Phone Number: 213-808-8803
Multipurpose Senior Centers (MPCs)
In Home Assistance:
Designed to assist frail older adults in maintaining an independent living by providing assistance with household tasks.
Congregate Meals: We have multiple dining centers throughout the City that provide a hot nutritious meal five days a week. The meals are available to any senior. Donations are encouraged but are not required.
Home Delivered Meals: Delivers one hot, nutritious meal to home bound seniors five days a week.
Door-to-Door: A curb-to-curb transportation service for frail older adults provided through one of our Multipurpose Senior Centers. For more information, please contact us.
Wellness Education & Screening:
Health services and medical screenings are provided at our Multipurpose Senior Centers. For a list of these events contact the Center in your area.
Social & Recreational Activities:
All our Multipurpose Senior Centers offer an array of activities and programs designed to enrich the lives of older adults. Activities may range from exercise classes to educational resources about healthy living and even day trips to local favorites. Contact your Multipurpose Senior Center today to find out what programs they offer at little to no cost at all.
Designed to assess the social and health needs of frail older adults, develop a care plan to meet these needs, and to ensure that the care plan works as designed.
■ Phone Number: 213-482-7252
■ Website: https://aging.lacity.org/older-adults/multipurpose-senior-centersmpcs
■ Main Office: 221 N. Figueroa St., Ste. 500, Los Angeles, CA 90012
ONEgeneration is committed to providing programs and services to older adults and their caregivers that help keep them safe and protected. We provide services that enable older adults to age with family, in community or independently. We promote physical health and mental well-being, provide socialization, nutrition and access to food and resources. This is all towards the goal of keeping older adults from tipping points of decline and avoiding or delaying preventable hospitalizations and premature loss of independence.
■ Phone Number: 818-705-2345
■ Website: https://www.onegeneration.org
■ Main Office: 18255 Victory Boulevard, Reseda, CA 91335 attis, pulvinar dapibus leo.
Senior Villa, Upward Bound’s 70 units of housing for seniors, is affordable housing with links to social services for low-income senior citizens.
■ Phone Number: 310-458-7779
■ Main Office: 1011 11th St, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Special Services for Groups
Sustaining Independent Lives with Vital Empowering Resources (SILVER) has a long history and proven track record of providing services to the hard-to-reach racial and ethnic communities through linguistically and culturally appropriate care management services, as well as to mainstream, English speaking communities. The hallmark of SILVER’s program is field-based mental health and intensive case management services. Approximately 85% of all services are rendered within the community where clients reside, bridging the gaps in accessibility. SILVER’s staff is equipped with extensive experience working with low-income, chronically homeless and formerly homeless individuals with health, mental health and substance use issues, including those suffering from the most severe and persistent mental illness and with a long track record of homelessness, incarceration, and or are at extreme risk of homelessness and incarceration.
■ Phone Number: 213-553-1884
■ Website: https://www.ssg.org/divisions/silver/
■ Main Office: 605 West Olympic Boulevard, #600, Los Angeles, CA 90015
USC Family Caregiver Support Center
Since 1989, the USC Family Caregiver Support Center (FCSC) at USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology (home of the LA Caregiver Resource Center) has placed a high priority on providing support across the continuum of caregiving, including diagnosis, prognosis, services that help maintain the care recipient’s independence and abilities, helping caregivers care for themselves, and manage their own well-being. Supportive services include information, assessment, individual consultations, respite, education, and training.
■ Phone Number: 800-540-4442
■ Website: https://www.fcsc.usc.edu
■ Main Office: 3715 McClintock Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0191
Watts Labor Community Action Committee
Sign up for WLCAC’s Senior Programs to nourish your body & soul, check-in calls, care management, info for homebound, benefits assistance: food, prescriptions, housing, virtual wellness programs for both seniors & caregivers, culturally responsive exercise & healthy living guides, and active adult enrichment. Meals for Seniors locations can be found below.
Bradley Multipurpose Senior Center:
■ Phone Number: 323-749-5432
■ Main Office: 10957 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90059
Estelle Van Meter Multipurpose Center:
■ Phone Number: 323-305-2090
■ Main Office: 7600 S Avalon Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90001
Southwestern Multipurpose Senior Center:
■ Phone Number: 323-294-5226
■ Main Office: 5133 S Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90043
Theresa Lindsay Senior Center:
■ Phone Number: 323-846-1920
■ Main Office: 429 E 42nd Place, Los Angeles, CA 90011
West Adams Multipurpose Senior Center:
■ Phone Number: 323-735-5799
■ Main Office: 2528 West Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016
■ Phone Number: 323-749-5432
■ Website: http://www.wlcac.org/senior-services
■ Main Office: 10950 South Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90059
WISE Adult Day Service Center
The WISE Adult Day Service Center (ADSC) is open Monday-Friday, 8AM – 6PM, to allow caregivers the opportunity to work, perform other tasks, or take a much needed break knowing that their loved one is enjoying the day in a safe, comfortable, and stimulating environment. The ADSC specializes in caring for older adults who are physically frail (those using canes, walkers, or are dependent on others for assistance) and those with moderate to advanced dementia and Alzheimer’s diagnoses, including older adults who are dealing with Parkinson’s or experiencing the residual effects from a stroke. The trained staff provide daily socializing, purposeful recreation with therapeutic activities, personal care, exercise classes, health discussions, and nutritious lunches and snacks. Companion sitting services are also available. Caregiver support groups are offered as well as a resource/ lending library of books, videos, and information.
■ Phone Number: 310-394-9871 x 482
■ Main Office: 1527 4th Street, 2nd Floor, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Wise and Healthy Aging
WISE & Healthy Aging is a private, non-profit organization that provides a wide variety of social services for older adults, age 50 and older, and their families. The organization is the result of a merger in 2007 of WISE Senior Services and Center for Healthy Aging. Services include advocacy through the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, Elder Abuse Prevention, In-Home Services, including comprehensive mental health services. Peer Counseling and community resource referrals and caregiver support services are also available.
■ Phone Number: 310-394-9871
■ Website: www.wiseandhealthyaging.org
■ Main Office: 1527 4th St, 2nd Floor, Santa Monica, 90401-2354
Workforce Development for Aging and Community Services
Provides comprehensive human services in partnership with community leaders, business and private agencies. Assists residents to self-sufficiency, strengthens and promotes the independence of older persons, provides employment and training, protects elderly and dependent adult victims of abuse and neglect, supports and strengthens communities impacted by hate violence, fosters positive intergroup relations to promote an informed inclusive society, and provides a neutral and impartial forum for the resolution of issues and problems involving the Sheriff’s Department.
Adult Protective Services:
Adult Protective Services (APS) provides a system of in person response to reports of abuse and self-neglect about developmentally disabled adults, physically and mentally disabled adults, and the elderly (65 yrs+) who may be victims of abuse.
■ Phone Number: 877-477-3646
■ Website: https://wdacs.lacounty.gov/services/older-dependent-adult-services/adult-protective-services-aps/
Adult Protective Services Home Safe Program:
The APS Home Safe Program includes short term prevention services such as housing stabilization, housing search & placement, income stabilization, landlord mediation & advocacy, legal advocacy, and reunification/relocation assistance. When appropriate, financial assistance may include security deposit, rental assistance, utilities assistance, move-in expenses, essential furnishing expenses, or reunification/relocation expenses among other services.
■ Phone Number: 213-610-1589
Critical Delivery Service:
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and Governor’s Executive Order, older adults have an increased need for timely home delivery services for grocery and essential goods. The Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS) department of LA County has launched a temporary delivery program called Critical Delivery Services (CDS) to deliver food and other vital items to individuals who are unable to leave their homes due to COVID-19. Delivery services are reserved for those who are: Aged 60 years and older and individuals with a permanent or temporary disability.
■ Phone Number: 888-863-7411
Emergency Food Assistance Program:
■ Website: https://wdacs.lacounty.gov/services/older-dependent-adult-services/
Los Angeles County and L.A. Found provide assistance to caregivers of individuals living with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Autism and other cognitive impairments. Los Angeles County is proud to partner with Project Lifesaver to help locate a loved one who goes missing, in addition to providing resources for community support services. Through LA Found, we can provide a Project Lifesaver tracking bracelet at no cost to at-risk individuals.
■ Phone Number: 833-569-7651
■ Website: https://lafound.lacounty.gov
New Freedom Transportation:
The County of Los Angeles Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services has received funding to provide transportation programs throughout Los Angeles County. The goal is to enhance transportation services to older adults and persons with disabilities who are eligible, at no cost. The New Freedom Volunteer Driver Mileage Reimbursement Program is offered at no charge to eligible individuals every month.
■ Phone Number: 888-863-7411
■ Website: https://newfreedom.lacounty.gov/new-freedom-programs/
■ Phone Number: 888-211-0644
■ Website: https://wdacs.lacounty.gov
■ Main Office: 3175 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020