Resources: Backup

The Child and Family Guidance Center has developed the following directories to help you with locating social services within your community. All listing are for free or low cost services and are located in the San Fernando Valley.

Community Resource Services (CRS) Directories (click images to view and download)

Child Care Resource Directory

The Child Care Resource Directory provides basic referral information for childcare centers in the San Fernando Valley greater Los Angeles area.
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Directorio para el Cuidado de Niños

El siguiente directorio proporciona información sobre el cuidado de niños en el Valle de San Fernando. Estos centros proporcionan servicios a niños de 0-5 años de edad.
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Domestic Violence Resource Directory

The Domestic Violence Resource Directory provides information on how to get help from crisis hotlines, emergency shelters, financial, legal and mental health organizations in the greater Los Angeles area.
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Directorio sobre la Violencia Doméstica

El Directorio sobre la Violencia Doméstica provee información acerca de cómo obtener ayuda en caso necesario ofreciendo líneas telefónicas de emergencia, albergues transitorios, ayuda monetaria, legal, y organizaciones de salud mental.
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Emergency Resource Directory

The Emergency Resource Directory will assist you in emergency situations by providing the right phone numbers to call according to the type of emergency that you are experiencing, such as, medical, psychiatric, child abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence in the greater Los Angeles area.
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Directorio para Emergencias

Este directorio lo ayudará en esas situaciones dándole los números de teléfono apropiados de acuerdo al tipo de emergencia que usted esta experimentando, ya sea una emergencia medica, psiquiátrica, abuso de niños, asalto sexual, o violencia domestica.
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Food and Clothing Resource Directory

The Food and Clothing Resource Directory provides information on how to get food, cash aid and clothing from government programs and community services in the greater Los Angeles area.
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Directorio de Alimentos y Ropa

El Directorio de Alimentos y Ropa proporciona información de cómo conseguir alimentos, ayuda financiera y ropa de programas del gobierno y servicios en la comunidad.
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Transitional Foster Youth Resource Directory

The Transitional Foster Youth Resource Directory provides information about programs and services for youth and young adults who are emancipating from the foster care system in the greater Los Angeles area.
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Housing Resource Directory

The Housing Resource Directory provides information about emergency shelters, transitional housing, vouchers and low-income/affordable apartments in the greater Los Angeles area.
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Directorio de Vivienda

Apartamentos para personas de bajos ingresos: Hay ciertos apartamentos dedicados para personas de bajos o moderados ingresos. Generalmente la lista de espera es de uno a dos años para estos apartamentos, pero recomendamos llenar una aplicación y ponerse en la lista de espera.
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Information and Referral Directory

The Information and Referral Directory serves as a key source of integrated information that brings people and services together to meet vital needs in the greater Los Angeles area.
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Directorio de Información y Referencia

El Directorio de Información y Referencia funciona como una fuente de información integrada que brinda a personas y servicios juntos para satisfacer necesidades vitales.
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Directorio para Jovenes LGBT

Este directorio contiene información acerca de fuentes de materiales educacionales que apoyan LGBT, proveedores médicos y dentales, servicios de salud mental, servicios de apoyo para padres y jóvenes, servicios de apoyo para jóvenes que abandonan sus hogares, y mucho más. Estos recursos son específicos del área del Valle de San Fernando y de algunas partes del Condado de Los Ángeles.
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Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Resource Directory

The Mental Health and Substance Abuse Directory will provide you with information about agencies in the San Fernando Valley of the greater Los Angeles area that provide mental health services.
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Directorio de Servicios de Salud Mental, Alcohol y Drogas

El Directorio de Servicios de Salud Mental, Alcohol y Drogas provee información acerca de agencias en el Valle de San Fernando que proveen servicios de salud mental.
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Parent Education Resource Directory

The Parent Education Resource Directory provides information about organizations that offer parenting classes and co-parenting that are free or with sliding scale fees in the greater Los Angeles area.
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Directorio de Clases de Educación para Padres

A continuación encontrara una lista de organizaciones que ofrecen clases de educación para padres gratuitas o con un costo reducido de acuerdo a sus ingresos.
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Services for Children With Special Needs Directory

This Services for Children With Special Needs Directory provides a list of organizations that offer resources for parents and caregivers of children with disabilities and special needs in the greater Los Angeles area.
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Summer Camps and Recreational Resource Directory

The Summer Camps and Recreational Resource Directory provides a list of organizations, in the San Fernando Valley of the greater Los Angeles area, that offers recreational activities for youth.
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Directorio de Recreación y Campamentos de Verano

Este directorio ofrece una lista de organizaciones en el Valle de San Fernando que proveen actividades recreacionales para los jóvenes.
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Transportation Resource Directory

The Transportation Resource Directory explains public transportation options that are available in the San Fernando Valley area of greater Los Angeles.
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Directorio de Transporte

El transporte es un tema difícil en la ciudad de Los Ángeles. El siguiente directorio fue desarrollado para explicar las opciones de transporte público que están disponibles en el Valle de San Fernando.
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Vocational Resource Directory

The Vocational Resource Directory provides employment and training information for youth age 14 to 21 in the greater Los Angeles area.
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Volunteer Opportunities for Adults Resource Directory

The Volunteer Opportunities for Adults Resource Directory provides information on the various organizations in the San Fernando Valley greater Los Angeles area offering volunteer opportunities for adults.
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Trabajos Voluntarios para Adultos

Este directorio provee información sobre varias organizaciones en el Valle de San Fernando que ofrece trabajos voluntarios para adultos.
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Volunteer Opportunities for Youth Resource Directory

The Volunteer Opportunities for Youth Resource Directory provides information on the various organizations in the San Fernando Valley of greater Los Angeles that offer volunteer opportunities for youth.
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Youth Resource Directory

The Youth Resource Directory contains information on organizations which can lend a supportive hand, help you pursue an interest, find employment and volunteer work or just have fun in the greater Los Angeles area.
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2014-2015 Programs and Services (List) pdf 

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Responding To Children’s Reaction To Disasters (Guide Book) pdf

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Online Resources

Mental Health Services

  • Los Angeles Department of Mental Health Community Resource Guide
    The Online Community Resource Guide has been developed to help you locate services related to Health and Human Services in Los Angeles County such as Mental Health Providers, Child Care, Health Care, Local Emergency Resources etc.  http://crg.lacounty.gov/dmh/
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, California  NAMI California is a grass roots organization of families and individuals whose lives have been affected by serious mental illness. NAMI California advocates for lives of quality and respect, without discrimination and stigma, and provides leadership in advocacy, legislation, policy development, education and support throughout California. www.namicalifornia.org

Special Education

The education system is complex and sometimes difficult for the parent of a child with special needs to navigate.  The following websites provide educational material that may assist in understanding your child’s educational rights and how to advocate for them.

  • LAUSD Division of Special Education is a great resource for questions regarding Special Education Services.  In addition, it contains an e-Library with a wealth of information.  http://sped.lausd.net/
  • California State Department of Education,  Specialized Programs, Division of Special Education
    Extensive information on programs and services available to students with disabilities, publications, training and technical assistance opportunities, and recruitment resources and materials.  http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/sr/#srpub

Services for Children 0-5 years

  • First 5 LA Parent Helpline
    888-First5LA (888-347-7855) The First 5 LA Parent Helpline provides information, support, and assistance to expectant parents and parents/caregivers of children up to age 5 years of age living in Los Angeles County.  http://www.first5la.org/
  • Child Care Resource Center
    Tel 818-717-1000 Provides information on services and programs for children 0-5 years and their families.
    http://www.ccrcla.org
  • North Valley Regional Center
    North Los Angeles County Regional Center provides lifelong partnerships and planning to persons with developmental disabilities by providing comprehensive information, and consumers, promoting and providing quality services, and supporting full participation of consumers and families in all aspects of community life.  http://www.nlacrc.com/

Additional Helpful Websites

  • WE Connect the WE Connect campaign is a public/private partnership designed to help the nation’s working families become more financially secure by connecting them to important programs and resources. Many of these programs, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and the Women, Infant and Children’s Program (WIC), are available to individuals and families, but are not fully taken advantage of. This nationwide campaign connects those eligible with the information and tools they need to access these valuable resources, empowering them to live their dreams. http://www.weconnect.net/
  • Public Counsel Law Center, Children’s Rights Project They offer manuals written for teens and parents on topics such as Special Education,  Immigration, Understanding the Juvenile Delinquency  System, Sealing  Juvenile Records,  Guide to Welfare and Health Care Program, and Emancipation.  Most are available in English and Spanish  http://www.publiccounsel.org/publications

  • LawHelpCalifornia.org LawHelpCalifornia.org is a free website that helps the public find legal help and self-help information.  They offer extensive Self-Help Materials/educational information such as fact sheets and brochures on the following topics: Housing, Public Benefits, Health, Consumer & Small Claims, Disability, Family and Kids (Education, Divorce, Custody, foster care, Support, Protection from Abuse (restraining orders, Domestic Violence, Child & Elder Abuse), Immigration (deportation, naturalization, citizenship, Asylum), Seniors, Life & Estate Planning, and Individual & Civil Rights.  www.LawHelpCalifornia.org
  • LACountyHelps.org LACountyHelps.org is a website that assist individuals to determine their eligibility for public services.  In addition, it can help you figure out what programs you may be eligible for by offering an online initial screening.  They provide information on CalWORKs, Health Insurance Programs, Food Stamps, General Relief, Community and Senior services, In-Home Supportive Services, Supplemental Security Income and others. www.LACountyHelps.org
  • Los Angeles County, 211 LA County, formerly known as INFO LINE of Los Angeles, is dedicated to providing an easy-to-use, caring, professional source of guidance, advocacy, and 24 hours 7 days per week access to a comprehensive range of human services. You can call 211 directly to speak with someone who can assist you with locating a resource or go to the 211 website to locate services on your own.  http://www.211lacounty.org/Index.asp
  • Healthy City Health City is a search engine that helps you locate services in your local community.  http://www.healthycity.org/
 

 

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