CENTER FOR FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT

Financial Empowerment Services

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CENTER FOR FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT

Financial Empowerment Services

These organizations provide a variety of financial well-being services to County residents to help you make effective money management decisions.

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Bankruptcy

Learn about Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy at workshops or get one-on-one assistance to review your personal debt.

Consumer Protection

Speak with a counselor and learn about your rights and responsibilities as a consumer. If you are a victim of a scam, fraud or identity theft, you might be referred to an investigative unit to try to recover any losses.

Credit Building

Learn how to establish a positive credit history (even for individuals with no credit history) or improve your credit by opening small dollar installment loans or a secured credit card.

Credit Counseling

Learn how to manage and reduce debt. Counselors can assist in developing a plan to improve your credit score by helping you review your credit report.

Debt Collection

Attend a workshop to learn about laws that protect consumers against debt collectors, the litigation process, wage garnishments, and how to get a debt settlement or repayment plan.

Financial Education

Participate in one or more workshops to learn about safe and affordable financial products (checking and savings accounts), saving, managing credit, reducing debt, and more.

Financial Coaching

Meet regularly one-on-one with a financial coach to help you establish and work to meet financial goals. A financial coach will help guide, support, and motivate you to achieve long-term positive financial outcomes.

Financial Counseling

Discuss specific financial matters such as household budgeting or managing credit in a one-on-one session with a counselor.

Free Tax Assistance

Tax preparation assistance programs help low to moderate income individuals and families file their tax returns at no cost. Find out what tax credits you qualify for such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC).

Foreclosure Prevention

Find opportunities to invest in a home by connecting with first-time homebuyer programs. Foreclosure prevention programs help homeowners work with lenders to identify options to avoid foreclosure. They also help tenants renting a home that are at risk of foreclosure.

Incentivized Savings

Start saving towards your financial goal by participating in an incentive savings program. Also, learn about various savings programs such as the Scholar Savings Programs (529 plans), and Individual Development Accounts (IDAs).

Legal Aid Services

Get legal assistance by attending a legal clinic or educational workshop.

Safe Financial Products

Get guidance on transitioning from high-cost alternative financial providers such as check cashers and payday lenders to low-cost and low-risk financial services. This can include opening a checking and savings accounts.

Small Business

Get connected to financial services such as loans, savings, insurance, and remittances for entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Other Financial Services

Some of the organizations in this resource directory provide additional services and programs. Check the organization profiles for more information.

Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs

PHONE  800.593.8222
EMAIL  info@dcba.lacounty.gov
WEBSITE  dcba.lacounty.gov
SCHEDULE  Monday-Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm
FEE  No cost
DESIGNED FOR  All Los Angeles County residents
LANGUAGE AVAILABILITY  English and Spanish
TYPES OF SERVICES  Fraud/scam investigation, small business services, financial education, mediation, small claims, and foreclosure prevention, consumer education (e.g. identity theft, immigration fraud, and elder financial abuse)

LOCATIONS

HEADQUARTERS

500 West Temple Street, B-96
Los Angeles, CA 90012
PHONE  800.593.8222
HOURS  Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm

ALHAMBRA

1000 S. Fremont Avenue Building A-9, First Floor
Alhambra, CA 91803
PHONE  800.973.3370
HOURS  Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm

EAST LOS ANGELES COUNTY HALL

4801 East Third Street
Los Angeles, CA 90022
PHONE  800.593.8222
HOURS  Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm

EAST LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTER

133 N. Sunol Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90063
PHONE  323.260.3315
HOURS  Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm

LENNOX CONSTITUENT SERVICE CENTER

4343 Lennox Blvd.
Lennox, CA 90304
PHONE  310.680.8613
HOURS Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 9:30am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 4:30pm

FLORENCE / FIRESTONE

7807 South Compton Avenue, Room 218
Los Angeles, CA 90001
HOURS  Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; 9:30am—12:00pm and 1:00pm—4:30pm

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY

1441 Santa Anita
South El Monte, CA, 91731
PHONE  626.575.5425 or 626.575.5426
HOURS Friday, 8:30am—12:00pm and 1:00pm—4:30pm

East LA Community Corporation

PHONE  323.604.1973
EMAIL  communitywealth@elacc.org
WEBSITE  www.elacc.org
SCHEDULE  Monday-Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
FEE  No cost programs available. Fees may apply for some services.
DESIGNED FOR  Adults, educators, families, immigrants, seniors, women, and young adults
LANGUAGE AVAILABILITY  English and Spanish
TYPES OF SERVICES  Classes, one-on-one counseling, hotline, workshops, and lending circles

LOCATIONS

HEADQUARTERS

2917 E. 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033
PHONE  323.604.1973
HOURS  Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm

Familysource Centers

FEE  No Cost for individuals that meet income and City of Los Angeles residency requirements
DESIGNED FOR  Adults, families, immigrants, seniors, women, and young adults
LANGUAGE AVAILABILITY  English and Spanish
TYPES OF SERVICES  Classes, one-on-one counseling, workshops, case management, food distribution, employment support, multi-benefit screening, parenting classes, college access activities, computer literacy, adult education, tutoring, mentoring, and more

LOCATIONS

EL CENTRO DE AYUDA CORPORATION

2130 E. 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033
PHONE  323.562.9301
HOURS  Monday –Thursday, 8:00am—8:00pm
Friday, 8:00am—5pm

ECHO PARK/CYPRESS PARK - EL CENTRO DEL PUEBLO

1824 W. Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026
PHONE  213.4183.6335
HOURS  Monday– Friday, 8:30am– 5:00pm

EL SERENO/LINCOLN HEIGHTS - BARRIO ACTION YOUTH AND FAMILY CENTER

4927 Huntington Drive, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90032
PHONE  323.221.0779
HOURS  Monday & Friday, 8:00am–6:00pm
Tuesday & Thursday, 8:00am—8pm
Saturday, 8:00am-1:00pm

EL NIDO FAMILY CENTER

11243 Glenoaks Blvd., Suite 3
Pacoima, CA 91331
PHONE  818.896.7776
HOURS  Monday—Friday, 8:00am –6:00pm

EL NIDO FAMILY CENTER

3965 S. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90037
PHONE  323.998.0093
HOURS  Monday—Thursday, 8:00am—6:00pm
Friday, 8:00am—5:00pm

THE CHILDREN'S COLLECTIVE

915 W. Manchester
Los Angeles, CA 90044
PHONE  323.789.4717
HOURS  Monday –Thursday, 8:00am—8:00pm
Friday, 8:00am—5pm

ALL PEOPLE'S COMMUNITY CENTER

822 E. 20th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90011
PHONE  213.747.6357
HOURS  Monday—Friday, 9:00am—8:00pm

1736 FAMILY CRISIS CENTER

2116 Arlington Ave., Suite 220
Los Angeles, CA 90018
PHONE  323.737.3900
HOURS  Monday, Thursday & Friday, 8:00am—5pm
Tuesday & Wednesday, 8:00am—8:00pm
every second Saturday of the month, 9:00am—12:00pm

WATTS LABOR COMMUNITY ACTION COMMITTEE (WLCAC)

958 E. 108th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90059
PHONE  323.249.7552
HOURS  Monday—Friday, 8:00am—12:00pm and 1:00pm—5:30pm

LATINO RESOURCE ORGANIZATION, INC.

4804 S. Centinela Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90066
PHONE  310.391.3457
HOURS  Monday—Friday, 8:00am—5:00pm

CENTRAL CITY NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERS

501 S. Bixel Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
PHONE  213.482.8618
HOURS  Monday—Friday, 9:00am—1:00pm and 3:00pm—7:00pm

TOBERMAN NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER

131 N. Grand Avenue
San Pedro, CA 90731
PHONE  310.832.1145 ext.106
HOURS  Tuesday, 9:00am—4:00pm
Wednesday & Thursday, 1:00pm—4:00pm
Monday & Friday, 9:00am—11:00am

BRESEE FOUNDATION

184 Bimini Place
Los Angeles, CA 90004
PHONE  213.387.2822
HOURS  Monday—Friday, 8:00am—6:00pm

Koreatown Youth and Community Center (KYCC)

PHONE  213.365.7400
EMAIL  Send message via organization website
WEBSITE  www.kyccla.org
SCHEDULE  Monday-Friday, 9:00am – 6:00pm
FEE  No Cost
DESIGNED FOR  Adults, small business owners, families, immigrants, seniors, women, and young adults
LANGUAGE AVAILABILITY  English, Spanish, and Korean
TYPES OF SERVICES  Classes, one-on-one counseling, and workshops

LOCATIONS

HEADQUARTERS

3727 W. 6th Street, Suite #300
Los Angeles, CA 90020
PHONE  213.365.7400
HOURS  Monday-Friday, 9:00am-6:00pm

LIFT – Los Angeles

PHONE  213.744.9468
EMAIL  info@liftcommunities.org
WEBSITE  www.liftcommunities.org
SCHEDULE  Appointment only
FEE  No Cost
DESIGNED FOR  Adults, parents, caregivers of children ages 0-8, families, immigrants
LANGUAGE AVAILABILITY  English, Spanish
TYPES OF SERVICES  One-on-one counseling, workshops, resources, and referrals to financial services

LOCATIONS

HEADQUARTERS

1910 Magnolia Avenue #404
Los Angeles, CA 90007
PHONE  213.744.9468
HOURS  Appointment only

Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF)

PHONE  323.313.1602
EMAIL  assetbuilding@maof.org
WEBSITE  www.maof.org
SCHEDULE  Monday-Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm
FEE  No Cost
DESIGNED FOR  Adults, children, families, immigrants, seniors, women, young adults
LANGUAGE AVAILABILITY  English, Spanish
TYPES OF SERVICES  One-on-one counseling, workshops, and provide social loans

LOCATIONS

HEADQUARTERS

401 N. Garfield Avenue
Montebello, CA 90640
PHONE  323.313.1602
HOURS  Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

COMMERCE

5657 East Washington Boulevard
Commerce, CA 90040
PHONE  323.890.1555
HOURS  Monday-Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

New Economics For Women (New)

PHONE  213.483.2060
EMAIL  Send message via organization website
WEBSITE  www.neweconomicsforwomen.org
SCHEDULE  Monday-Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
FEE  No Cost
DESIGNED FOR  Adults, children, families, immigrants, seniors, women, young adults
LANGUAGE AVAILABILITY  English, Spanish
TYPES OF SERVICES  Classes, one-on-one counseling, and workshops

LOCATIONS

HEADQUARTERS

303 S. Loma Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90017
PHONE  213.483.2060
HOURS  Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm

SOUTH VALLEY

6931 Van Nuys Blvd., Ste. 201
Van Nuys, CA 91406
PHONE  818.786.4098
HOURS Monday & Wednesday, 9:00am—7:00pm
Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00am—8:00pm
Friday, appointment only

DENNIS P. ZINE COMMUNITY CENTER

21400 Saticoy St., 2nd Floor
Canoga Park, CA 91304
PHONE  818.887.3872
HOURS  Monday-Friday, 10:00am – 7:00pm

Youth Policy Institute (YPI)

PHONE  213.688.2802
EMAIL  contact@ypiusa.org
WEBSITE  www.ypiusa.org
SCHEDULE  Monday-Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
FEE  No Cost
DESIGNED FOR  Adults, children, families, immigrants, seniors, women, young adults
LANGUAGE AVAILABILITY  English, Spanish
TYPES OF SERVICES  One-on-one counseling

LOCATIONS

HEADQUARTERS

6464 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
PHONE  213.688.2802
HOURS  Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm

HOLLYWOOD FAMILYSOURCE CENTER

1075 N. Western Ave. #110
Los Angeles, CA 90029
PHONE  323.836.0055
HOURS  Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 7:00pm

WORKSOURCE CENTER

11623 Glenoaks Boulevard
Pacoima, CA 91331
PHONE  818.492.4065
HOURS  Monday-Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

CONSULADO GENERAL DE MEXICO EN LOS ANGELES VENTANILLA DE ASESORIA FINANCIERA

2401 W. 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90057
PHONE  213.351.6800 ext. 2319
HOURS  Monday-Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

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