Social Services Center
11929 Alondra Blvd. Norwalk, CA 90650 * 562/929-5544
Services and Emergency AssistanceThe 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. here for information on donating to the Emergency Food Pantry
Meal Program for Seniors
Adults 60 years and older are welcome to enjoy hot nutritious meals.
Monday-Friday at 11:30 a.m.
$2.25 ages 60 and over
$4.25 ages 59 and under
Provided by Oldtimers Foundation
Call (562) 929-5544
Low-cost dental care is available to individuals age 5 to 21. 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 limited 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
Social Services Links
- Employment Development Dept.
- Cerritos College
- Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District
- Social Security Administration
- Fair Housing
- Consumer Credit Counseling
- Private Industry Council (SELACO)
Emergency Food Pantry
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. Click here for the online 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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Provided by Community Legal Services, available to qualifying Norwalk residents. 1st and third Wednesday of every month from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. - Spanish Speaking Group)
- Ending Domestic Violence (Wednesdays 5:30 - 8:30p.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 9:30 p.m., Spanish Only)
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
2013 Now You Know Angel Tree Video
You will need Quicktime to view this video. Please click HERE to download Quicktime.
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