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Resources for job seekers and counseling

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa advised Angelenos of options available for those looking for work or in need of counseling Tuesday.

"The economic uncertainty is driving workers to the brink, but that should not lead people to resort to extreme measures," Mayor Villaraigosa said. "Help is available. Resources exist."

"Job centers, foreclosure counselors, and mental health professionals are ready to provide whatever services are necessary to get people back on their feet and to keep families afloat. If you need assistance, know that we are ready with open arms and open hearts to guide you through this tough stretch and ensure that everyone emerges from this crisis with their livelihoods -- and lives -- intact."

Counseling and Mental Health Resources
Residents can call a series of City and County hotlines open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Department of Mental Health has therapists on call: (800) 854-7771.

Suicide Prevention Center hotline: (877) 727-4747.

City of Los Angeles INFO Line: 311 -- provides referrals for counseling resources.

County of Los Angeles INFO Line: 211 -- and hotline at (800) 339-6993 -- provides referrals for counseling, financial assistance, food and shelter.

Foreclosure Counseling and Resources
The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development has certified a number of agencies, non-profits and legal aid groups to provide counseling and support to families in distress.

The following lists key approved organizations in the L.A. area:
ACORN Housing, Los Angeles
(213) 748-1345
3655 South Grand Street, Suite 250
Los Angeles, CA 90007
www.acornhousing.org
lnelson@acornhousing.org
ACORN also offers assistance for illegally evicted tenants through its Tenants Rights Support Center at (213) 747-4211 ext. 226.

ByDesign Financial Solutions, DBA CCCS of Los Angeles
(800) 750-2227
6001 E. Washington Blvd., Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90040-2922
www.bydesignsolutions.org
rpittman@bydesignsolutions.org

East Los Angeles Community Corporation (ELACC)
(323) 269-4214 x237
530 S. Boyle Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
www.elacc.org
arubio@elacc.org

Korean Churches for Community Development
(213) 805-4216
3550 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 922
Los Angeles, CA 90010
www.kccd3300.org
kccdonline@yahoo.com

Los Angeles Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. (LANHS)
(213) 381-2862 x112
3926 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90010
www.lanhs.org
counseling@lanhs.org
LANHS also offers relocation assistance for homeowners displaced by foreclosures on a regular basis throughout the city. The contact information for these services is the same as the number and website provided above.

New Economics for Women
303 S. Loma Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
www.neweconomicsforwomen.org
homeownership@neworg.us

NID-HCA Reeves
(323) 299-7900
4602 Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90043-1219
www.nidonline.org
fsico@sbcglobal.net

Operation Hope, Inc.
707 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 3030
Los Angeles, CA 90017
www.operationhope.org
stacy.sanchez@operationhope.org

Shalom Center for T.R.E.E. of Life
2975 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 415
Los Angeles, CA 90010
jleeshalom@sbcglobal.net

Watts/Century Latino Organization
10360 Wilmington Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90002
wclo@sbcglobal.net

West Angeles Community Development Corporation
6028 Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90043
www.westangelescdc.org
phebert@westangelescdc.org

Employment Resources
City of Los Angeles WorkSource Centers are open all day, every day, in every neighborhood of Los Angeles. Please call (213) 744-7211 or visit www.lacity.org/wib to find the center closest to you.

WorkSource Centers are designed to connect job seekers with employers. Services include job resource centers with job listings, phone banks, fax machines, internet access, job referral information, and employment workshops. For individuals who need more intensive services, career counseling, vocational training, on-the-job-training and other services are also available.

A listing of WorkSource Centers follows:
Canoga Park-West Hills WorkSource Center
21010 Vanowen Street St., Suite 116
Canoga Park, CA 91303
Tel. (818) 596-4448
Fax (818) 596-4140
TDD (818) 596-4155

Chatsworth-Northridge WorkSource Center
9207 Eton Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 91311
Tel. (818) 701-9800
Fax (818) 701-9801
TDD (818) 701-9850

Chinatown WorkSource Center
767 N. Hill St., Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tel. (213) 808-1700
Fax (213) 680-0787
TDD (213) 808-1719

Downtown WorkSource Center
315 W. 9th St., Suite 101
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Tel. (213) 629-5800
Fax (213) 430-0657
TDD (213) 430-0660

Harbor WorkSource Center
1851 N. Gaffey St., Suite F
San Pedro, CA 90731
Tel. (310) 732-5700
Fax (310) 241-0249
TDD (310) 732-5714

Hollywood WorkSource at LA City College
835 N. Vermont Ave., B-10
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Tel. (323) 953-4002
Fax (323) 960-1388
TDD (323) 796-9187

Imperial Courts WorkSource Portal
11534-36 Croesus Ave., Spc 113
Los Angeles, CA 90059
Tel. (323) 249-2910
Fax (323) 249-2917
TDD (323) 567-8977

Jordan Downs WorkSource Satellite
2101 E. 101st St.
Los Angeles, CA 90002
Tel. (323) 249-7751
Fax (323) 249-7754
TDD (323) 567-8977

Marina Del Rey-Mar Vista WorkSource Center
13160 Mindanao Way, Suite 240
Los Angeles, CA 90292
Tel. (310) 309-6000
Fax (310) 309-6032
TDD (310) 309-6018

Metro North WorkSource Center
342 San Fernando Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90031
Tel. (323) 539-2000
Fax (323) 539-2022
TDD (323) 539-2057

Nickerson Gardens WorkSource Portal
1495 E. 114th St., Suite 1106
Los Angeles, CA 90059
Tel. (323) 357-3950
TDD (323) 567-8977

Northeast LA WorkSource Center
3825 N. Mission Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90031
Tel. (323) 352-5100
TDD (323) 352-5103

Northeast WorkSource Portal/Roybal Youth & Family 2130 E. First St., Suite 305 Los Angeles, CA 90033 Tel. (323) 352-5100 TDD (323) 352-5103

South LA WorkSource Center
7518-26 S. Vermont
Los Angeles, CA 90044
Tel. (323) 752-2115
Fax (323) 789-4574
TDD (323) 752-9215

Southeast LA-Crenshaw WorkSource Center
3965 S. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90037
Tel. (323) 730-7900
Fax (323) 730-7934
TDD (323) 730-7937

Southeast LA-Watts WorkSource Center
10950 S. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90059
Tel. (323) 563-5682
Fax (323) 563-5636
TDD (323) 563-5684

Sun Valley WorkSource Center
9024 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Sun Valley, CA 91352
Tel. (818) 504-0334
Fax (818) 504-2625
TDD (818) 504-1974

Van Nuys-North Sherman Oaks WorkSource Center
15400 Sherman Way, Suite 140
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Tel. (818) 781-2522
Fax (818) 781-3810
TDD (818) 374-7024

West Adams-Baldwin Hills WorkSource Center
3344 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Tel. (323) 525-3740
Fax (323) 525-3799
TDD (323) 931-9076

Westlake WorkSource Center
1055 Wilshire #900A Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Tel. (213) 353-1677
Fax (213) 352-5081
TDD (213) 353-5103

Wilshire-Metro WorkSource Center
3550 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tel. (213) 365-9829
Fax (213) 365-9839
TDD (213) 368-0047

WorkSource California
LA WorkSource/OneSource Ctrs
Los Angeles, CA 99999
T.F. (888) 226-6300


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