The department provides the following benefits and services to low-income residents of Los Angeles County: temporary financial assistance and employment services for families and individuals; free and low-cost health care insurance for families with children, pregnant women and aged/blind/disabled adults; food benefits for families and individuals; in-home services for elderly and disabled individuals; and financial assistance and advocacy for federal disability benefits for disabled individuals.
Pathways provides former foster youth with 18 months of housing in their own apartments. The program requires increasing levels of responsibility and challenges youth to maintain employment and develop money management skills, while at the same time allowing them a “grace-period” to build these skills and habits
The Youth Moving On Peer Resource Center is a safe, welcoming environment to serve transition-age youth (TAY ages 16-25). This center uses a peer-led, peer-driven approach to highlight each person’s right to self-determination. We assist youth in their transition into stable and successful adult living. Many youth accessing services are former foster youth who may be homeless, at risk of homelessness, or lack support and resources. Ensuring that their basic needs are met is often the first step to achieve stability and help youth build healthy relationships.
After years of offering transitional housing to transition-age youth (TAY 16—25), youth inspired us to offer more pathways to permanency. Through valued partnerships, we added affordable, supportive permanent housing to complement the other programs within our continuum of care. TAY benefit from living in their own apartment for additional two years with support services that—include but are not limited to—workforce development, health and wellness, and life skills.
Rosemary Cottage (home to nineteen girls) and four group homes (home to six girls each) provide safe and supportive environments for adolescent girls between the ages of 13 and 18. All the residential facilities are located within the Pasadena area.