Centro Maravilla Service Center

4716 E. Cesar E. Chávez Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90022
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 323-260-2804 Fax: 323-780-7986
Center Director, Andrea Michel
Email: amichel@css.lacounty.gov

Centro Maravilla Service Center is a multi-purpose facility designed to enhance the community with a range of health, educational, social and recreational activities. Center staff network with other County departments and non-profit agencies to provide comprehensive information and referrals, form completion assistance, and translation services. The programs and services offered at the center include, but not limited to: form completion, food bank, resource fairs, community forums, VITA income tax assistance, unlawful detainer assistance, mediation services and advocacy.

County Department of Mental Health / Prevention and Early Intervention Program – Referrals available.

  • Also known as the Pantry Program, provides food to low-income families, individuals and seniors. Eligibility is not required to access this program. The Center accepts food donations from individuals and organizations. The pantry distribution operates daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and upon request in an emergency.

  • A 24-hour social service program mandated by the State of California to receive all reports about suspected abuse/neglect of an elder (65 years of age or older) or a dependent adult (18–64 years of age and physically or mentally impaired) who are reported to be endangered by physical, sexual, or financial abuse, and caregiver neglect, or self-neglect. We provide intake services to report all abuse. Should you need assistance in reporting abuse, please call our office and the APS intake specialist will assist you in the referral. (323) 260-2805 or 1(888) 202-4248.

  • Accepts requests for full copies of birth, death and marriage records. Issues full birth copies from 1964 to present, full death copies from 1995 to present, and full marriage copies from 1997 to present. Issues marriage licenses and performs marriage ceremonies on Fridays, by appointment only. File domestic partnership statements, voter registration forms, issues voter abstracts and absentee ballot applications on Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For more information, call (323) 260-2991.

  • An individualized health, nutrition and social program for seniors ages 55 and up. For more information, call (323) 260-2804.

  • Services for individuals with Multiple Sclerosis, Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For more information, call (323) 261-5565.

  • Provides wrap-around services for families in the DCFS process for purposes of providing comprehensive social services aimed at keeping the family intact. Referrals from DCFS only.

  • The East Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce is committed to providing services designed to strengthen and promote the business community. For more information, call (323) 722-2005.

  • Project Return provides social interaction and group counseling every Tuesday 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. For more information, call (323) 260-2805.

  • Stimulate your mind and body in the Native American tradition by building personal strength and cultural identity.  Free classes every Thursday from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

  • Conducts free tenant/landlord counseling on the first Tuesday of the month 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. For more information, call (323) 260-2805 or 1(800) 477-5977.

  • Provide mediation services to individuals, bilingual (English/Spanish) residing in Los Angeles County, to help individuals resolve their conflicts i.e., consumer-debt, neighbor-neighbor, business/organizations/agencies, family-domestic, and workplace-employment issues. Every third Thursday of each month 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.. For more information or to make an appointment, call (323) 260-2804.

  • Provides food and other daily essentials to the community every Thursday 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. For more information, call (323) 260-2804.

  • The committee meets the first Tuesday of the month from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. to discuss redevelopment, crime, projects and other community issues and concerns. For more information, call (323) 260-2805.

  • Peer support group for women. Call center for schedule (323) 260-2805.

  • Foster Care support group meet on the third Thursday of each month 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. For more information, call (323) 260-2804.

  • Chicas Peer support group for gay and transgender individuals. Call center for schedule (323) 260-2805.

  • Program helps to improve the health and well-being of qualified households and individuals by providing them a means to meet their nutritional needs. The program issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores. A representative will assist you with the application for Cal-Fresh benefits on Thursday’s 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (323) 260-2805.