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Public Social Services Resources

Los Angles County Department of Public Social Services Includes “In Home Supportive Services” for the elderly and disabled, and other emergency and basic services including General Relief, CalWorks, and Medi-Cal.

Social Services Resource Guide – City of Glendale, CA

California Department of Social Services

Housing Resources

  • FAIR HOUSING TIP OF THE MONTH  Know and protect your rights. Fair Housing laws prohibit discrimination in housing based on the following characteristics: Race, religion, national origin, color, sex, marital status, ancestry, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, source of income. 
  • SHARE! Collaborative Housing is a public-private partnership providing affordable, permanent supportive housing to disabled people in single-family houses throughout Los Angeles County. People with similar issues, such as vets, mental health consumers, people with diabetes, trauma issues, etc. live like college roommates, each paying $500 or less monthly in a fully-furnished house. The Collaborative Housing Homeowner furnishes the house, pays all utilities, does not collect a Security Deposit nor a last month’s rent and does not perform a credit or background check. Residents pay rent from their disability checks or other income directly to the Homeowner.
  • Homes for Life Foundation has established a network of permanent, affordable, service-enriched housing in Los Angeles County for individuals who suffer from mental illness and are homeless.
  • ASCENCIA Emergency shelter, access center, case management, transitional housing for homeless.
    1851 Tyburn Street, Glendale, CA 91204
    (818) 246 – 7900
  • Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles  The county’s housing administration.  Includes information on County supported/administrated housing including affordable housing and section 8 wait lists.
  • Los Angeles County Housing Resource Center  The Los Angeles County Housing Resource Center, was created to help people list and find affordable, special-needs, accessible, and emergency housing within the County of Los Angeles. This web-based service, supported by a toll-free call center, provides information for the general public as well as for housing professionals seeking vital resources for their clients.
  • HCIDLA: Housing and Community Investment Department of Los Angeles (City)  Residents services page serves all renters, low-income populations, special needs populations including the elderly and persons with disabilities, homeless individuals and families, homebuyers and homeowners living in the City of Los Angeles.
  • Affordable Housing Online  commercial site with lots of free information; “provides the most complete database of Federal housing assistance and exhaustive affordable housing data for each state, county and city in America.”  Also check out their Housing Scam Prevention Guide.
  • www.socialserve.com

In Home Help

In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) This program’s goal is to allow eligible people over the age of 65, the blind, or the disabled to live safely in their own home and avoid the need for out of home care. IHSS supports are managed on a county by county basis and overseen by the California State Department of Social Services. Contact IHSS through the Los Angeles County Department of Social Services website (see link above) or call either 888-944-4477 or 213-744-4477.

Food Resources

Meal Delivery Services for the Homebound

Home Delivered Meals of Burbank 818/238-5357
Mon-Fri, Lunch Only
This agency provides meal delivery service to home-bound persons 60 and over. Proof of Burbank residency is required. The suggested donation per meal is $3.00.

Salvation Army / Meals on Wheels 818/246-5586
320 West Windsor Road Mon-Fri Lunch Only
Glendale, CA 91204
This agency provides meal delivery to senior and disabled persons in Glendale, Montrose, La Crescenta, and La Canada.-Not available to Burbank- meals are delivered between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. daily, and each meal costs $6.00.

Valley Interfaith Council (VIC)- Meals to the Homebound 818/834-6100
11300 Glenoaks Boulevard
Pacoima, CA 91331 www.vic-la.org

Meal Pantries

Please call 1st as information changes

Los Angles County Food Bank Resources Guide (pdf)

This guide lists Food Banks across the county listed by service planning areas

Burbank Temporary Aid Center – BTAC 818/848-2822
1304 West Burbank Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91506
Mon – Fri 9am-4:30pm, closed 11:30pm-1:30pm.
This agency provides food and other emergency services for those in Burbank in times of crisis. Must have proof of Burbank residency (current utility bill, proof of income and positive ID for entire household). Some Spanish and Armenian spoken.

Catholic Charities Loaves and Fishes 818/409-3080
4322 San Fernando Road
Glendale, CA 91204

Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 10am-noon & 1:15-3:30 pm
This agency provides emergency food to residents of Glendale, Highland Park, Eagle Rock, Atwater, La Canada, and Montrose. Please note that this agency does not serve residents of the City of Burbank.

1st visit only: proof of residency in the form of a utility bill and picture ID required for each adult and some type of ID for children, rent receipt, and proof of income.

Department of Public Social Services 818/546-6100
4680 San Fernando Road Participant Help: 818/546-6200
Glendale, CA 91204 TDD 800/660-4026
Provides information regarding food stamps, MediCal, cash aid, and general relief.

InterFaith Food Pantry  (818) 760-3575
4387 Troost Ave, Studio City, CA 91604.
 Mon-Fri 9:00am – 1:00pm
Distributes food to families in need at no cost.

Lutheran Social Services – Food bank 818/901-9480
6425 Tyrone Avenue, Van Nuys, CA 91463
Tuesday-Friday 10:00 a. m. – Noon & 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Food pantry services provided. Hot lunch served twice a week, please call for dates.

Salvation Army Community Services
300 East Angeleno Avenue, Burbank, CA 91503. Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 818/845-7214
320 W. Windsor Ave. Glendale, CA 91204. Mon-Fri for food ONLY 9:00am – 12:00pm & 1:30pm-4:30pm CLOSED WEDNESDAY(818) 246-558

SUNLAND FOOD PANTRY (818) 398-6232
11120 Oro Vista Ave, Sunland, CA 91040. Every Saturday afternoon, 2pm-3pm.
Provides healthy, fresh and frozen food at no cost to as many individuals and families as possible .

TUJUNGA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, BAILEY HUMAN CARE CENTER: (818) 352-1481
9901 Tujunga Canyon Blvd. Tujunga, CA 91042. Wed & Fri 11:00am-1:00pm 2nd & 4th Sat., 10am-12pm. 
Provides free emergency (2-3 days) food (bread, canned goods, protein and other foods) to low-income individuals and families. Food selection varies depending on the donations received.

Social Security & Disability

Social Security for Disabled Children: Benefits You May Not Know About –  click here to read article.

Disability.gov is the U.S. federal government website for information on disability programs and services nationwide. The site connects people with disabilities, their families, and caregivers to helpful resources on topics such as how to apply for disability benefits, find a job, get health care or pay for accessible housing. You can also find organizations in your community to help you get the support you need.  Click here to jump to this website.

Benefits.gov is the official U.S. government benefits website. Find benefits for people with disabilities, older Americans, Veterans and military members, disaster victims and low-income families. Learn about benefits for education, health, employment, food assistance and more. Answer a few questions to find out which government benefits you may be eligible to receive. You can also browse by state.  Visit Benefits.gov

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