Information and Referral

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Information and Referral

For many families, a phone call to social services is their first introduction to the sometimes bewildering network of programs and services for seniors. Our information and referral specialist can answer questions about elder care, suggest solutions, mail information and make referrals when appropriate. We have the most current information on services for seniors. Our information and referral specialist will follow up to find out if further assistance is needed. For more information call (310) 835-0212 x1467 .

Telephone Reassurance - The Telephone Reassurance Program is a calling service to seniors who are homebound or shut-in. Telephone reassurance is an ideal program for those convalescing and/or wishing to remain in contact with a “friendly voice.”

Food Stamp/Medical Applications - A representataive from the Los Angeles County Public Social Services is here the 1st Tuesday and 3rd Thursday of each month from 9:30 a.m-12:00 p.m. to help fill out applications for Medi-Cal and Food Stamps. No appointment needed, walk-ins welcome, first come first-served.

Financial Counselor - A volunteer financial counselor is here most Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to help you with any financial questions you may have, including retirement planning. By appointment only.

Homelessness - The city of Carson works with P.A.T.H (People Assisting The Homeless) to help the homeless of our community. You can call the outreach hotline at (562)457-0205. The team can connect you with services that include Housing assistance, veteran services, mental health care, medical clinics, employment services, and benefit Enrollment.

Laundry Love - Laundry Love is a program the city sponsors on a monthly basis. On the 3rd Wednesday of each month starting at 4:00pm homeless individuals can get their laundry needs met. The program takes place at Coin Op Laundry located at 23521 Avalon Blvd. Carson, CA 90745 (310)347-9170
For more information and locations, visit their website:
https://laundrylove.org/

 

SOCIAL SERVICES DIRECTORY GENERAL INFORMATION

Health and Human Services General Information:
2-1-1 AARP:
(213) 380-1800
Area Agency on Aging:
(213) 738-4004
Elder Abuse Hotline:
(800) 992-1660
Protective Services Report

Mental Health Information:
(800) 854-7771
Nursing Home Information:
(800) 427-8700

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEMS EARS
Long Beach Memorial:
(562) 933-0913

FOOD AND MEALS
Meals on Wheels/YMCA:
(310) 835-0212 x1487
Food Bank Info Line:
(800) 839-6993
Food Stamps DPSS Compton:
(310) 603-8411

HEALTH AND MEDICAL
L.A. County Rancho Los Amigos Geriatrics:
(562) 401-8130
South Bay Mental Health Clinic:
(323) 241-6730

HOUSING
HUD:
(800) 955-2232
Westside Center for Independent Living:
(310) 390-3611

IN HOME SERVICES
In Home Support Services Intake Hotline:
(888) 944-4477
In Home Support Services Helpline:
(877) 481-1044
In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)

INSURANCE BENEFITS AND RESOURCES HICAP:
(800) 824-0780
Medi-Cal:
(800) 952-5294
Social Security Administration SSI/SSDI:
(800) 772-1213

LEGAL ASSISTANCE
Bet Tzedek Legal Services:
(323) 939-0506

SUPPORT GROUPS
Alcoholics Anonymous:
(310) 618-1180
Alzheimer’s Association:
(323) 938-3370
Clutter Support Group:
(310) 212-0917
VITAS Bereavement Support Group:
(310) 324-2273
Wellness Community Cancer Support:
(310) 376-3550

TRANSPORTATION
LA County Access:
(800) 827-0829
Dial-A-Ride:
(310) 835-0212

City Hall Contact

701 E Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 830-7600, 7 AM - 6 PM
Monday - Thursday
24-hour automated: (310) 952-1700

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