Los Angeles provides various programs that give assistance to struggling single mothers.
Los Angeles assistance for single mothers
Medical and Dental Assistance
These are free and sliding scale fee clinics and medical centers providing service to low-income individuals and families:
Arroyo Vista Highland Park
6000 N. Figueroa St.
Mobile Clinic: 323-987-2028
Offers medical and dental services, some may require an appointment. Visit the website for location and schedule of the Mobile Clinic
Community Health Center Chinatown
767 N. Hill Street, Suite 200
Offers family healthcare, men’s health, women’s health, senior care, and dental services. Contact them for more information and to book an appointment.
Saban Community Clinic
Offers healthcare for the entire family: preventive care, prenatal, OB/GYN, pediatrics, optometry, pharmacy, diabetes, asthma, hypertension and other chronic illnesses.
Additional Services: chiropractic, physical therapy, HIV testing, lab testing, STD testing and treatment, behavioral care, preventive care, and family planning.
Saban Community Clinic Dental Care offers: cleanings, exams, fillings, x-rays, extractions, oral health education, and dentures.
Visit their website to learn what you need to know before becoming their patient.
Credit Counselling for single parents
Clear Point Credit Counseling Solutions (CCCS)
The CCCS counsels people about budget, bankruptcy, debt management, and housing programs. Most of the counseling and education services are offered for no cost. Visit their website or call 800-750-2227 to learn more.
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Orange County (CCCSOC)
Some of CCCSOC’s services are free and some have fees. The debt management and credit counseling are free to qualified residents. Other types of financial matters like bankruptcy, have fees. They teach how to repair credit ratings and provides resources to help you take control of your financial life.
Discounts for Seniors in Los Angeles
Seniors, from 50 years old and older have discounts from restaurants to clothing. Visit this page to look through the businesses that offers discounts to seniors.
Eviction and Foreclosure Assistance
The Real Estate Team helps borrowers get loan modifications, postpone sales, and rescind wrongful foreclosures. Visit their website to learn more.
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLS)
The NLS provides affordable housing, rent control, prevent unlawful evictions and foreclosures, and fight Section 8 discrimination and other government-subsidized housing. Visit their website or call to learn more.
Single Mothers Help with Food
Project Angel Food
The organization aim to nourish people with critical illnesses, therefore cooks and delivers nutritious meals to qualified sick children and adults. Visit their website or call 800-323-8451 to learn more.
World Harvest Food Bank
This nonprofit organization offers a flat fee of $30.00 for a large food grocery basket to qualified families and individuals. For those who cannot afford the fee, the World Harvest allows volunteers. Visit their website or call 213-746-2227 for more information.
These are programs that can help qualified individuals and families with their utility bills:
The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
HEAP offers free assistance in paying gas and electricity utility bills. Seniors, Disables, Families with minor children are the program’s priority. These are the contacts you can call for more assistance: 213-989-3250, English, 213-989-3294 English/Spanish, or call the 24 Hour Information Line 213-353-1226, 213-353-1228.
The Salvation Army
This organization helps single mothers pay for their utility bills in Southern California. They pay up to $100 per utility or $200 for all electric households. However, assistance is only given once a year. Contact 213-438-0933 for assistance.