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Addiction Treatment
Al-Anon
Support groups for people affected by someone’s alcohol or substance use.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
12-step alcohol recovery program.
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
Local and national programs for detox, inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, online outpatient treatment and support for children and families.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
12-step narcotics recovery program.
Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s Association
Education and support services for clients and caregivers including a 24/7 helpline.
Hilarity for Charity (HFC)
Support for caregivers including grants for respite care.
Cancer
American Cancer Society
Education on diagnosis and treatment, support programs and financial assistance including a 24/7 helpline.
CancerCare
Online support groups, resource navigation and financial assistance including CancerCare for Kids and Pet Assistance & Wellness Program (PAWS).
Cancer and Careers
Support and resources for people with cancer working through diagnosis and treatment.
Cancer Support Community
Local and online support and education including a helpline and live chat.
Joe’s House
National directory for discounted lodging near cancer treatment centers.
Stupid Cancer
Support for adolescents and young adults with cancer.
Triage Cancer
Education and resources for financial planning, legal rights and navigating the medical system.
Caregiver Support
Leeza’s Care Connection
Education and support services including in-person and online support groups.
USC Family Caregiver Support Center
Local caregiver support including classes and CareNav personalized support program.
Disability
California Department of Rehabilitation
State government assistance for employment and independent living.
Disability Rights California
Advocacy and education on disability rights in areas including health, housing and employment.
Los Angeles Department on Disability
Local resource database, assistance with resource linkage and program for free Durable Medical Equipment (DME)
Regional Center
Statewide free testing and support services for infants, children and adults with developmental disabilities.
Employment Benefits
Social Security
Federal applications for long term Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
State of California Employment Development Department (EDD)
State applications for short term disability (SDI- State Disability Insurance), Paid Family Leave (PFL) and Unemployment Insurance (UI).
End of Life Care
Caring Info
Education and support in English and Spanish.
Compassion and Choices
Education and support including information and advocacy on Medical Aid in Dying.
Food Delivery
Jewish Family Services
Local low-cost delivery service for hot and frozen kosher meals.
Meals on Wheels
National low-cost meal delivery service for seniors.
Project Angel Food
Local free meal delivery service for people with chronic or life-threatening illness.
Grief
OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center
Local support groups, education and on-site grief response for adults and children in English and Spanish.
Modern Loss
Education and resources including loss of family members, friends, miscarriage, stillbirth and pets.
The Dinner Party
Online grief support for adults ages 21-45.
Dougy Center
National grief support and resources for children and families.
Healthcare Documents
Advance Directive
Document legal throughout California and available in multiple languages to express personal healthcare wishes and appoint a medical decision maker if someone cannot speak for themself.
Five Wishes
Advance care planning document legal in most states.
Helplines and Hotlines
211 La County
General resource hotline and website for Los Angeles County.
988 Suicide and Crisis Hotline
Call or text 988
Free and confidential national emergency mental health hotline available 24/7 in English and Spanish.
APS – Adult Protective Services
Los Angeles County: 1-877-477-3646
Call 24/7 to report elder or dependent adult abuse or neglect.
Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741
Free and confidential support services available 24/7 in English by text, live chat and WhatsApp and Spanish by text and WhatsApp.
DCFS – Department of Children and Family Services Child Protection Hotline
Los Angeles County: (800) 540-4000
Call 24/7 to report child abuse or consult with a social worker regarding potential child abuse.
L.A. Found
(833) 569-7651
Free helpline in Los Angeles County to locate people who wander due to dementia, Alzheimer’s, autism or other conditions.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233
Free and confidential hotline, live chat and text available 24/7 in English and Spanish.
RAINN – Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
800-656-4673
Free and confidential national sexual assault hotline and live chat available 24/7 in English and Spanish.
SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1-800-662-4357
Free and confidential national hotline available 24/7 in English and Spanish for addiction treatment referrals.
Teen line
Text TEEN to 839863
Call 800-852-8336
Free and confidential support for teens and teen caregivers from trained teen counselors and mental health staff run by Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services.
Trans Lifeline
US: 877-565-8860 Canada: 877-330-6366
Free and confidential peer support hotline run by trans people available 24/7 in English and Spanish offering microgrants.
NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness HelpLine
Call 1-800-950-6264
Text HelpLine to 62640
Free national peer support helpline for mental health support and resources.
SAGE hotline
Free and confidential national support hotline available 24/7 in English and Spanish for LGBTQIA+ older adults.
Trevor Project hotline
Call 1-866-488-7386
Text START to 678-678
Free and confidential counselor-staffed hotline available 24/7 for LGBTQIA+ youth and young adults.
Veterans Crisis Line
Call 988 and press 1
Text 838255
Free and confidential 24/7 hotline for support for veterans, family and friends- VA benefits or healthcare enrollment not required.
Legal Services
Bet Tzedek
Free legal services and resources for Los Angeles County residents.
Atticus
Legal assistance for disability benefits, workers compensation and VA benefits.
Legal Aid Foundation
Free legal services and resources for Los Angeles County residents.
Housing Rights Center
Housing rights advocacy and hotline for Los Angeles and Ventura counties.
Victims of Crime
Financial help for victims of crime in California.
Disability Rights Legal Center
Advocacy, education and free legal services for people with disabilities.
LGBTQIA+
AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA)
Free and low-cost primary care, sexual health and support services.
Los Angeles LGBT Center
Multiple service programs and locations including housing, legal, medical, substance use and mental health.
SAGE
Advocacy and social services for older adults.
Trevor Project
Suicide prevention, support and resources for adolescents and young adults.
Medication Assistance
GoodRx
Drug coupons to use without insurance at multiple pharmacies.
NeedyMeds
Drug coupons and financial assistance programs through pharmaceutical companies.
Mental Health
Asian Mental Health Collective
National therapist directory, therapy fund and resources.
BEAM – Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective
Resources and national wellness directory including Black therapists, yoga teachers, doulas and life coaches.
Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center
Therapy and support groups in Los Angeles and Orange Counties for survivors, family survivors, frontline healthcare workers and first responders.
Indigenous Circle of Wellness
Therapy and resources in California for Black and Native/Indigenous communities.
Jewish Family Services of LA
Mental health support and domestic violence support and shelters serving a diverse population.
Latinx Therapy
National therapist directory and resources.
Loveland Foundation
National financial assistance program for Black women and girls seeking therapy.
Melanin and Mental Health
National therapist directory and resources for Black and Latinx communities.
NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness HelpLine
Support groups, education and advocacy.
Wisdomania Foundation
Mental health resources, music and arts programs and yearly immersive mental health and arts festival.
Mindfulness
UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center
Mindfulness classes, retreats, and free resources including virtual drop-in mediation sessions and guided meditations recorded in multiple languages.
Headspace
Meditation app offering family and student plans.
Calm
Meditation app including Sleep Stories and breath work.
Neurodivergence
Embrace Autism
Organization founded by neurodivergent clinicians offering education, tests and assessments.
UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART)
Assessments and treatment programs for children, adolescents and young adults.
UCLA Program for ADHD and Related Conditions (PARC)
Assessments and treatment programs for children and adolescents.
Senior Services
A Place for Mom
Free national service for housing and long-term care options such as independent living, assisted living and memory care.
Heartlight
Free local service in Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and South Bay for housing and long-term care options.
Jewish Family Services
Social services including senior centers, in home care and support for Holocaust survivors.
City of Los Angeles Department of Aging
Senior centers and resources including free Emergency Alert Response System (EARS).
Wise and Healthy Aging
Social services and resources including adult day center, care management and caregiver support.
Transportation
Access
Low-cost curb-to-curb shared ride service for people with disabilities in Los Angeles County who are unable to use regular bus and rail services.
CityRide
Low-cost transportation for seniors and people with disabilities in Los Angeles County.
Road to Recovery
Free rides to cancer-related appointments through the American Cancer Society.
Veterans
Calvet
Benefits and services for veterans and their families in California.
VA Caregiver Support Program
Support and resources for caregivers.