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35th Edition 2013-2014

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The People's Guide 2013-2014 68 Good Advice LEGAL AID You can get free legal help with prob- lems involving all the programs in this guide or with such issues as divorce, separation, child support, custody, and consumer rights. To qualify for free legal services that are federally-funded, your income must be low (around the level of people who qualify for CalWORKs). The following are some of the leading legal and casework services programs in our county: Legal Aid Foundation of L.A. 800-399-4LAW (4529) TDD for deaf callers 310-393 7734 Central L.A.(213) 640-3881 1550 W. 8th St. at Union East L.A.(213) 640-3883 5228 Whittier Blvd. South L.A.(213) 640-3884 8601S. Broadway West L.A.(323) 801-7989. 1102 S. Crenshaw Santa Monica (310) 899-6200 1640 5th St #124. Long Beach (562) 435-3501 110 Pine Ave., Ste. 420. Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (800) 433-6251. Health Consumer Center, 800-896-3203 13327 Van Nuys Blvd. Pacoima (Multi- lingual. Covers all of San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley, Pomona, Antelope Valley, Glendale and Burbank. American Civil Liberties Union—South- ern California (213) 977-9500 Voice mail for intake (213)977-5253 AIDS Project Los Angeles (213) 201-1600. 611 S. Kingsley Dr. ; 639 N. Fairfax Ave. (Benefits, insurance, counseling, case management, food distribution, home health care, dental clinic, housing, jobs) Alliance for Children's Rights (213) 368-6010. 3333 Wilshire Blvd #550 LA (legal and social services, foster care, adoption, guardianships, health access) Disability Rights California 350 S Bixel St, Suite 290, L.A. (800) 776-5746 (800) 781-4546 TTY (Human rights for people with disabili- ties, institutions and hospitals; abuse and neglect, government benefits) Public Counsel (213) 385-2977. 610 S. Ardmore Ave. (Child care provider support, children's rights, adoption of foster children, con- sumer scams, juvenile justice, home- lessness, immigration asylum) Disability Rights Legal Center 800 S. Figueroa St., #1120, L.A.90017 (213) 736-1334 213-736-8310 TTD Women Helping Women Services (323) 655-3807 (Counseling, informa- tion and referral for many problems) FINANCIAL HELP These groups provide services only if they have funds available. Beyond Shelter (Rent/Eviction funds) Downtown: (213) 624-3370 Mid-Wilshire and South LA (213) 252-0772 Catholic Charities (213) 251-3400 Jewish Free Loan (interest free loans and flexible payback: serves all people) (323) 761-8830 Labor Community Services (one-time bill payment and financial aid if money available) 213-985-1987 PREGNANCY/ ADOPTION Adoption HotLine (800) 697- 4444 Beverly Hills Birthing (323) 462-6423 Birth Control Helpline (800) 942-1054 El Nido Family Center (323) 971-7360 Nurturing Network (Pregnant women who need help relocating) (800) TNN-4MOM (800- 697- 4444) Pregnancy HotLine (800) 848-5683 St. Anne's Maternity (213) 381-2931 Asian Pacific American Legal Center (213) 977-7500 1145 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. (multi-lingual services: family law, domestic violence, government benefits, elder law, housing rights, consumer and debtor relief, gar- ment worker rights, anti-discrimination county-wide) Bet Tzedek Legal Service L.A. (323) 939-0506 145 S. Fairfax, #200 L.A. or (818) 769-0136 12821 Victory Blvd, North Hollywood (multilingual service: seniors, nursing home advocacy, housing conditions, Outreach through senior centers county-wide) Center for Health Care Rights (213) 383-4519. 520 S. Lafayette Park Place #214, L.A. (Medicare issues) Coalition for Economic Survival (213) 252-4411. 5114 Shatto Pl. Ste. 270 (tenants organizing and rights)www.nkla. Community Legal Services (800) 834-5001. 725 W. Rosecrans Ave., Compton and 11834 E. Firestone, Norwalk (Orange County & Southeast L.A. County) HALSA—HIV & Aids Legal Services Al- liance (213) 201-1640. 3550 Wilshire #750. (APLA, Public Counsel, County Bar, AIDS Service Center & LA Gay & Lesbian Service Center. Public benefits, discrimination, employment, housing, immigration, wills, guardianship, adop- tion) Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law (213) 388-7515. 4262 Wilshire Blvd #201 L.A. Inner City Law Center (213) 891-2880 1325 E. 7th St. L.A. (homeless issues, veterans, housing conditions, GR) Maternal and Child Health Access (213) 749-4261.1111 W. 6th St. #400 L.A. (Medi-Cal & CalFresh) Mental Health Advocacy Services 3255 Wilshire Blvd, LA, Ste. 902 90010 (213) 389-2077 ((SSI, discrimination, access) Good Advice

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