Resources

Listed below are governmental links that can help you in a wide variety of areas, from the California Department of Insurance's assistance in finding Auto Insurance, to the Secretary of State's information pages on Voting and on registering a new business.

Automobile / DMV Links

Auto Insurance
Finding an Insurance Company and Rates

Automobile Pollution
50 Things You Can Do To Reduce Air Pollution 
To Report a Gross Polluting Vehicle
To Report a Commercial Vehicle Idling

Auto Repair 
How to Select a Quality Auto Repair Shop
How to file a Complaint Against a Repair Shop

DMV
Apply for a California I.D. Card 
Apply for a Drivers License over 18 yrs of age
Apply for a Drivers License under age 18 yrs
Apply for Persons with Disabilities Placards or Plates
Register Your Boat
Register Your Car
Steps to Change Ownership of Automobile  

FasTrak
Apply for a FasTrak Toll Device

Traffic Accidents
How to Report a Traffic Accident
Mandatory Exchange of Information

Child Care

Find a Licensed Child Care Facility

Consumer Protections

Financial / Credit Cards
Free Annual Consumer Credit Report

Home
National Do Not Call Registry
State Contractors Licensing Board

Privacy Protection / I.D. Theft
Tips to Prevent Identity Theft
Financial Privacy Rights

Shopping 
Car Buyer’s Bill of Rights 
Scam Alerts – D.O.J.

Employment

Workers’ Compensation Insurance – Know Your Rights
Locate the Nearest Division of Worker’s Comp office
Workers' Comp Appeals Board - Policy & Procedural Manual
California’s Labor Codes
Unemployment Insurance Links
Job Program for Veterans
Job Program for Seniors
Paid Family Leave Insurance Program
Workplace Complaint
California Partnership for Young Worker Health and Safety
CalJobs – Internet Resource for Jobs in California
Become a State Employee

Environment / Recycling

Find Your Nearest Recycling Center
What Can I recycle?
Save The Bay

Federal Government

White House
Senate
House

Food / Cash Assistance

Electronic Benefit Transfer Food Program
Child Support – Frequently Asked Questions
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
Social Security Retirement, Spouse, or Disability Benefits
Women, Infant, Children (WIC) program
Food Banks and Rescue Programs

Foster Care

Website Dedicated to Foster Youth

Housing

ConnectLA Housing
Homeowner’s Guide to Preventing a Mechanic’s Lien
10 Tips in Hiring a Contractor
File a Complaint against a Contractor
Tips to Home Improvement Contracts 
What Seniors Should Know before Hiring a Contractor
Homeowner’s / Renter’s Insurance Rates Comparison
Find a Residential Facility

Legal Assistance

Legal Aid Society of Los Angeles County
Small Claims – Los Angeles County 
Better Business Bureau 

Medical / Healthcare

Doctor Research
Has My Doctor Been Disciplined?
Is My Doctor Board Certified?
Compare Hospital Customer Satisfaction

Health Insurance
Medi-Cal – Frequently Asked Questions
California Major Risk Medical Insurance Program
Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program (BCCTP)

Mental Health Care
California Mental Health Advocates for Children & Youth
Problem Gambling Resource

Patient Rights
Patient Privacy Protections - HIPAA

Prescriptions
Pharmacy – Alternative Medicine
Tips to Saving Money on Prescriptions

Public Safety
Sexual Predators – How to Keep Your Family Safe?
Megan’s Law – Sex Offender Location Site

State Government
Assembly
Senate
California Legislative Portal
Governor
California Web Page

Special Needs Programs/Services

Ability First/Lawrence L. Frank Center: offers programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities feature after-school programs and weekend events. Pasadena.
Altamed Adult Day Healthcare: Provides services and advocacy resulting in employment, independent living, and equality for individuals with disabilities. El Monte and West Covina.
California Department of Developmental Services (DDS): Agency through which the State of California provides services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities. Sacramento.
California Department of Rehab: El Monte. Assists people with all types of disabilities including the deaf, blind, and hearing impaired.
California Mentor: From our Family Home Agency program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to our early intervention services for children, we provide an array of residential and community-based programs that promote learning and growth. West Covina and Covina.
C.A.C. Community Advisory Community: An advisory group of volunteers (mostly parents) which focuses on SELPA wide special education issues. It supports activities on behalf of individuals with exceptional needs and provides families an opportunity to share resources and support. It also advises the policy and administrative entity of the district, SELPA, or county office, regarding the development, amendment, and review of the Local Plan. Covina.
Carousel School: Carousel school provides early childhood education programs to young children and their families. Programs include infant and preschool classes. Early intervention instruction, non-public school for elementary through high school students. After school programs for children with special needs or disabilities, and an adult program for adults 18 to 55 years old. Los Angeles.
Center for Parent Information and Resources: Disability that affects child’s educational performance.“Hub”of online webinar series to guide and give advice. Online.
Chinese Parents Association for the disabled CPAD: A non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with special needs and their families (e.g. Autism, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, etc). San Gabriel.
Eastern LA Family Resource Library&Assistive Tech Center: Serves families who have children with developmental disabilities and chronic medical issues by providing emotional support, training, information and referrals. Alhambra.
Easterseals 100:  Resources for autism, seniors, children, adults, military and veterans, employment and training, medical rehabilitation, camping and recreation, brain health. Irvine and Sacramento.
Esperanza Charities: Non-profit organization that provides personalized, high quality supportive services and advocacy to underserved communities, including children, adults and families. Alhambra.
Family Resource Library: Assistive technology center support, education, resources and training for individuals with disabilities, their families and professional community members. Alhambra.
Goodwill: Financial coaching, savings and loan support, tax preparation, education programs, community services, financial aid, transportation, after school programs, housing assistance, clothing assistance, medical rehabilitation.
Hope House: For the multiple-handicapped-exist to improve the lives of children and adults with co-occurring autism, intellectual disabilities and mental health needs by building opportunities for discovery, choice and self-determination. Children’s behavioral residential program, children’s and adolescents specialized group homes, Adolescents' Enhanced Behavioral Supports Homes (EBSH), adult residential programs and intermediate care facilities (ICF).
Lincoln Training Center: A not-for-profit, 501c (3) organization based in South El Monte. Since 1964, LTC has progressed from a small group of parents teaching their sons and daughters simple production work to an accredited, award-winning organization helping hundreds of adults with disabilities and service disabled veterans throughout California find meaningful work. South El Monte.
LA County Department of Mental Health: Vast resources and services are provided online for children, youth, adults and senior citizens.
LA County National Alliance on Mental Illness: Offers an array of support and education programs.
OPARC: OPARC finds jobs for participants and ensures their success through on-going training and support. Non profit,501 c3 organization. Montclair. Upland. Rancho Cucamonga.
Parents Place Family Resource Center: Provides information and education to improve knowledge so parents, caregivers, and professionals can become empowered, allowing them to advocate for their children more effectively. West Covina.
Regional Center of San Gabriel/Pomona: Works in partnership with individuals with developmental disabilities, their families and the community, to promote choice, empowerment, independence, and full integration into community life. The Regional Center represents the community in supporting and advancing the intent and entitlement of the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act through services such as assessment, advocacy, service coordination, education, training, communication, resource development and prevention services. Pomona.
Seek Education: To provide caring services and quality interventions for the population with autism and other disabilities to empower our professionals to excel in the clinical sciences. San Gabriel.
Special Needs Alliance: Connection to attorneys in your area that practice disability and public benefits law, covering special needs trusts and wills, Medicare, SSI, estate and tax planning, personal injury, health care, financial planning, guardianships and conservatorships.
Special Needs Network Inc.: Mission is to raise public awareness of developmental disabilities and to impact public policy, while providing education and resources to families, children and adults. SNN serves as a link between under-served communities and mainstream developmental disability organizations and governmental institutions, which often fail to address issues specific to these communities. SNN firmly believes that dignity, hope and opportunity are the birthright of all children. Los Angeles.
The Arc: Special needs resource, promotes global development and dissemination of progressive policies, sound research, effective practices, and universal human rights for people with intellectual disabilities. San Bernardino. Riverside. Bakersfield.
The Summit Center: The Summit Center provides training for adults with autism, training for adults with developmental disabilities, and continual support for adults and young adults looking for gainful employment.
The Sunshine Company: Offers on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Monrovia Community Center. The program is designed to teach participants life skills, for example, how to shop at the grocery store, use coupons and live on a budget. The program also offers regular social opportunities, and teaches participants how to communicate with one another in a safe, supportive environment. Monrovia.
Wayfinder Family Services: Provides expert, individualized support and services to children, youth and adults, from those who have vision loss or profound special needs to foster youth with serious medical conditions or trauma, and their families. Online, LA Area, San Pedro, Malibu.

Tax Assistance 

Taxpayer Advocate
E-File Your State Tax Return
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
Nonrefundable Renter's Credit
Taxpayer Advocate
Frequently Asked Questions
E-File Your State Tax Return
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
Property Tax Deferment
Property Tax Deferment for Seniors, the Visually Impaired, or those with Disabilities
Applications for State Controller's Property Tax Postponement Program

Traveling

Documentation for Passports
How to Apply for a Passport

Road Conditions
State Highway Road Conditions
Real Time Traffic Conditions
Real Time Traffic Incidents 
Report a State Highway Maintenance Problem

State Parks
Reserve a State Park Campsite 
Online State Park Brochures

Traveling Via Train
Amtrak California 
Los Angeles Metro

Utility Assistance

Telephone
Universal Lifeline Telephone Service Low-Income Assistance Program
Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program

Voting / Secretary of State

Voter Information Guide
Register to Vote
Vote Absentee
Domestic Partnership Registry
Business Program Division (Forms, Samples, & Fees)
Check the Availability of a Corporate Name