Social Services Center | Annual Programs

Social Services Center

11929 Alondra Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650
562/929-5544

2014 Summer Social Services Booklet
2014 Summer Social Services Booklet











Services and Emergency Assistance
The Norwalk Social Services Center offers a range of emergency and support services to residents in crisis situations. Our goal is to assist individuals and families, whose resources have been exhausted, stabilize their situation and seek long-term solutions. Bilingual (Spanish speaking) staff available.


Meal Program for Seniors
Adults 60 years and older are welcome to enjoy hot nutritious meals.
Monday-Friday at 11:30 a.m.
Suggested Donation:
$2.25 ages 60 and over
$4.25 ages 59 and under
Provided by Oldtimers Foundation
Call (562) 929-5544

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Fitness Program - Tuesdays and Thursdays - 10:00am to 11:00am

Child Development Payment Program
This free/lowcost program is available to parents of children (newborn to 13 years of age) currently employed or participating in job training. Fees are determined on a sliding scale set by the State of California Department of Education and Los Angeles County through which this program is funded. Parents select a child care provider from list of licensed day care facilities currently utilized.

Children's Dental Program
Low-cost dental care is available to school age children, grades K through 12. This program is a cooperative effort between the City of Norwalk, Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District, and the Children's Dental Health Care Clinic in Long Beach. Transportation is available from local Norwalk schools.

Client Advocacy
Services include, but are not limited to providing information and referrals to social service agencies; crisis intervention to ensure clients rights; and assistance with completion and explanation of forms (i.e., Social Security, Welfare, Unemployment, etc.).


Norwalk Dispute Resolution Program (NDRP)
NDRP provides mediation and conciliation services free of charge to persons that reside primarily in Norwalk and Los Angeles County. The majority types of cases handled through NDRP include but are not limiited to:
  • Landlord/Tenant Matters (security deposits maintenance/repair; notices: 3-day Pay/Quit, 30-day & 60-day vacate; unlawful detainer)
  • Consumer/Merchant (repairs; collections; refunds, warranties)
  • Small Claims (debts; properties; accidents)
  • Business (formation/dissolutions, disputes, transactions)
  • Neighbor-to-Neighbor Disputes (trees; noise; barking; fences; trash; property lines)
  • Jointly funded by the City of Norwalk and the Los Angeles County Dispute Resolution Program
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Social Services Links Counseling
Low Cost Community Counseling: Professional mental health services for individuals and families. Every Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Community Family Guidance: Counseling sessions are available for children. Every Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Emergency Food Cupboard
Emergency food assistance is provided to individuals and families in Norwalk facing crisis situations. This service is made possible by the City of Norwalk and through public and private donations. If you would like to donate to the Emergency Food Cupboard, please click here for details on how you can help which are outlined on the donation form.

Employment Bulletin Board
Current job openings, primarily entry level, in the Norwalk and surrounding areas are posted at the Social Services Center for individuals seeking employment. Businesses are welcomed to advertise employment opportunities free of charge. Please download a form, complete and email. You may also fax forms to (562) 929-5515.

ESL Class - Learn English/Aprenda Ingles
English as a Second Language Class - Fridays 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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Paralegal Services
Provided by Community Legal Services, available to qualifying Norwalk residents. 1st and third Wednesday of every month from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Referrals
Information and referrals are made for a variety of support services including: alcohol and drug rehabilitation, counseling, employment assistance, money management, legal issues, and more.

Self-help Support Groups
Groups meet weekly to provide support and information relating to various issues.
  • Al-Anon (Tuesdays 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. & Fridays 8:00 p.m to 10:00 p.m. - Spanish Speaking Group)
  • Alcoholic Anonymous (Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. - Spanish Speaking Group)
  • Domestic Violence (Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
  • Compulsive Eaters Anonymous (CEA) (Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Thursdays 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - Spanish Speaking Group)
  • Neurotics Anonymous (Mondays & Wednesdays, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Spanish Only)
  • Women's Support Group (Thursdays 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.)
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Special Annual Programs
  • Angel Tree Project (December)
    Angel Tree brings joy and laughter to more than 1,500 children (ages 5-11) whose families face financial hardships during the holidays. Children attend a Holiday Celebration where they visit with Santa, participate in Holiday crafts, and receive gifts of toys, clothing and other goodies. Clothing, toys, and monetary donations are greatly needed and always welcome for the success of this program.

    Make a difference in the lives of these young children by making a monetary contribution or toy donation to the "Holiday Party."

    Angel Tree Project Sponsorship Form

    2011 Angel Tree Video

    You will need Quicktime to view this video. Please click HERE to download Quicktime.



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