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Other Community Resources


Immunizations
800.427.8700 Provides free or low cost immunizations to prevent diseases such as whooping cough. measles, chicken pox, and meningitis (ages 0-21)
 
California Children Services
800.288.4584 Provides specialized medical care for children with an eligible condition (ages 0-21)

Head Start
Provides educational, health and social services to low income children including children with special needs (ages 3-5).
 
WIC - Women's, Infants and Children's Supplemental Food Program 888.WIC-WORKS 942.9675
Provides nutrition education and coupons for free food to low income women (pregnant or nursing), infants, and children with special health care needs (ages 0-5).
 
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
800.772.1212 Provides cash assistance and Medi-Cal to low income disabled individuals (all ages).
 
Family Resource Centers (FRCs)
Provide free information and parent to parent support for those caring for a child with special health care needs (0-3). Some Centers provide information for all ages.
 
Mental Health
800.854.7771 Provides evaluations and services for those with mental health problems (all ages).
 
Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) Program
800.993.2437 Provides free checkups to low income children (ages 0-21).
 
Department of Social Services (DPSS)
888.747.1222 (Healthy Families) 877.597.4777 Medi-Cal
Provides assistance with food, housing and health care (Medi-Cal or Healthy Families) to low income individuals (all ages).
 
Los Angeles Medical Home Plan
323.913.4400 Provides assistance and information regarding resources for medical home care. The Los Angeles Medical Home Project for Children with Special Care Needs Funded by the Maternal Child Health Bureau Grant #MCJ-061S02-01-0

Regional Center
Provides services for those with developmental disabilities (all ages). In the Early Start Program, provides services for 0-3 year olds with or at risk for developmental disabilities.
 
Special Education
Provides services through local public schools for students with special needs. (ages 3-21)