Frequently Asked Services

Seniors

  • Transportation Services.  Cityride is a transportation assistance program available, for persons 65 or older, in Los Angeles and select areas of Los Angeles County. The program provides participants reduced costs for City-permitted taxi rides and Cityride Dial-A-Ride services.  Paratransit is a door-to-door program for frail seniors that need assistance with accessing and utilizing transportation.
  • Senior Centers There are multiple centers throughout the City of Los Angeles that serve as community focal points for senior services. Many centers provide meals, information and assistance, case management for the frail and elderly, and limited transportation services. Housing information, health, legal aide, and counseling services may also be available.  To find one that serves your community call (800)-510-2020 or visit the service page on the Department of Aging website.
  • Aging Well in LA.  See episodes of the TV show, brought to you by LA CityView 35.

Youth

  • HIRE LA’s Youth is a focused on connecting L.A.’s youth to employment opportunities.  This is provided by a partnership between the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce (LAACC), Mayor Villaraigosa, the City of Los Angeles, and the Workforce Investment Board. 
  • The Los Angeles Police Academy Magnet School Program offers a rigorous, police officer-led high school curriculum for youth interested in a law enforcement career. The program provides a better understanding of law enforcement for students, and also provides a high quality recruiting resource for the Los Angeles Police Department.
  • Other LAPD programs that encourage young people to avoid drugs and gangs, stay in school, and contribute positively to society include: DARE, Jeopardy, Law Enforcement Explorer Program, Police Activity League (PAL), Deputy Auxiliary Police (DAP), Operations Central Bureau Community Police Academy, Safe House Community Program, and Kid Watch.  For more information on how you can participate in, or volunteer for, any of these programs, contact your local community police station or visit the LAPD website.

Women

  • Domestic Violence Program Shelters.  Shelters are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Emergency or transitional housing and services are exclusively dedicated to survivors of domestic violence. Emergency shelters offer refuge for up to 90 days. Transitional shelters offer refuge for 6-18 months.  See shelter contact information.

Persons with Disabilities

  • Blue Curb Maintenance.  For blue curbs to be repainted, damaged signs to be replaced, contact the area Transportation District Office.
  • Cityride.  Cityride is a transportation assistance program available for qualified disabled persons in Los Angeles and select areas of Los Angeles County. The program provides participants reduced costs for City-permitted taxi rides and Cityride Dial-A-Ride services.  Learn more about Cityride.

Persons with AIDS

  • Housing and Rental Assistance.  Housing, rental assistance, and other support services are available for eligible low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS.  Learn more.
  • AIDS Coordinator's Office.  The Department on Disability has an AIDS Coordinator’s Office offering programs that include: AIDS Education and Prevention; Grants to entities to develop seminars, public forums and publications designed to improve HIV/AIDS prevention programs for at-risk City of Los Angeles residents; Support services for residents living with HIV/AIDS.  Information and referrals for AIDS Testing Sites are also available.  Learn more at the AIDS Coordinator’s Office website.
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