Find out how to get real help with debt problems, and dealing with debt collection harassment in these publications from Nolo Press and the National Consumer Law Center.

  • Benefits Basics
    Information about General Relief and CalFresh benefits available through the Department of Public Social Services (DPSS)
  • Mental Health Resources
    A limited list of referrals and resources for mental health services in Los Angeles County.
  • Public Counsel CARES
    Public Counsel volunteers provide resources and information on benefits including General Relief, CalFresh (formerly known as Food Stamps), CalWORKs and Medi-Cal. In addition, we connect people to services that help people find a job, keep their home, escape domestic violence or recover from substance abuse.
  • The People's Guide to Welfare, Health, and Other Resources (English) (Spanish)
    Published since the late 1970s, and now published by Hunger Action L.A., the People's Guide has become the standard guidebook of public social services for people working in the field, people in need of help, and those just helping their neighbors.