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Dependency Resources/Assistance

You can get support and services for your civil case using the agencies or programs listed below.


Office/Service Information Hours Location Phone
The Alliance for Children’s Rights The Alliance for Children's Rights provides free legal services and advocacy to protect the rights of impoverished and abused children and youth.
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3333 Wilshire Blvd,
Suite 550 Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone: 213.368.6010
Fax: 213.368.6016
California Courts Self-Help Center The Administrative Office of the Courts provides the California Courts website Juvenile Dependency Self-Help Center to help with answers to your questions about the Juvenile Dependency process.
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California Community Foundation Special Needs Fund This fund was established to meet the needs of foster children when no other resources are available. Judicial officers, attorneys and social workers may nominate a child in foster care for a grant up of to $600 to supply childhood essentials.
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221 S. Figueroa St,
Suite 400
Los Angeles, California 90012
Phone: 213.413.4130 Fax: 213.383.2046
Children’s Law Center of Los Angeles (CLC) Children’s Law Center of Los Angeles is a nonprofit, public interest law corporation created 18 years ago and funded by the Court to serve as appointed counsel for our County’s abused and neglected youth.
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201 Centre Plaza Drive,
Monterey Park, CA 91754
Phone: 323.980.1700 Fax: 323.980.1708
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Los Angeles The CASA program supports volunteers who help abused and neglected foster children in court and the community. Court Appointed Special Advocates are trained and supervised volunteers appointed by a judge to advocate for a foster child.
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201 Centre Plaza Drive, Suite 1100
Monterey Park, CA 91754-2142

1040 W. Avenue J,
Rm. 1153
Lancaster, CA 93534-3329
Phone: 323.859.2888
Fax: 323.264.5020
Phone: 661.723.2272
Fax: 661.723.2219
Comfort For Court Kids, Inc. Comfort for Court Kids®, Inc., is a publicly supported charity created for the specific mission of helping abused and neglected children cope with their experiences at dependency court. Each child is given a stuffed teddy bear.
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201 Centre Plaza Drive, Suite 3 Monterey Park, CA 91754 Phone: 310.918.2812 Fax: 310.981.6623
Free Arts for Abused Children Free Arts for Abused Children is dedicated to helping children who have been abused, are homeless or are at-risk of falling through the cracks of the system, as well as families living in crisis.
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5301 Beethoven Street,
Suite 102
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Phone: 310.313.4278 Fax: 310.313.5575
Grandparents As Parents Assistance and support for grandparents raising their grandchildren as a result of dependency proceddings. Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5 pm Edmund D. Edelman Children's Court 201 Centre Plaza Drive, DEPT 424 (Anteroom) Phone: 323.526.6553
Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) DCFS provides child welfare services and supports so children grow up safe, healthy, educated and with permanent families.
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425 Shatto Place Los Angeles, CA 90020 213.351.5602
Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers (LADL) Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers is a non-profit organization made up of an executive office and four law firms. The law firms represent parents in Juvenile Dependency proceedings in Los Angeles County.
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1000 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 308 Monterey Park, CA 91754 Phone: 323.262.0472 FAX: 323.262.1420
Mexican Consulate Provides assistance to Mexican National parents and children Weds 9:00 am - 1 pm Children’s Court 201 Centre Plaza Drive Monterey Park, California 91754 Phone: 323.526.6358
Public Counsel The public interest law office of Los Angeles County and the Beverly Hills Bar Association provides legal and adoption assistance.
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610 So Ardmore Ave. Los Angeles, California 90005 Phone: 213.385.2977 X500
FAX: 213.385.9089
Adoptions: 323.526.6360
DCFS Kinship 388 Petitions for relatives, Kinship support 201 Centre Plaza Drive, DCFS Office
Monterey Park, CA 91754
Phone: 323.626.6082
Lab Corp DNA Testing Court ordered DNA Testing Mothers & Children:
Thursday 11 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Fathers:
Friday 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
201 Centre Plaza Drive,
Department 401,
Monterey Park, CA 91754
Phone: 800.742.3944
LA County Public Health Nurse Public Health Nurse for Minors in Dependency 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 201 Centre Plaza Drive,
DCFS Office,
Monterey Park, CA 91754
Phone: 323.526.6081
DCFS Live Scan Live Scan services for family members of minors 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 201 Centre Plaza Drive,
5th Floor,
Monterey Park, CA 91754
Phone: 323.526.6051
Shields for Families Substance Abuse treatment intake 201 Centre Plaza Drive,
4th floor Room 4006,
Monterey Park, CA 91754
Phone: 323.526.6359
Project Fatherhood c/o Children's Institute Parenting classes and support for fathers 201 Centre Plaza Drive,
5th floor,
Monterey Park, CA 91754
Phone: 323.526.6543
2-1-1 LA County Provides referrals to court ordered programs, guidance, and information 8:30-4:00 p.m. 201 Centre Plaza Drive,
Room 1004,
Monterey Park, CA 91754
Phone: 323.526.6682
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