San Gabriel Valley Service Center

 Monday – Friday:  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
 Liliana Ramirez
 LRamirez@wdacs.lacounty.gov

San Gabriel Valley Service Center is located in the City of South El Monte, it 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 agencies to provide services to the community.

 (626) 575-5431
 (626) 442-2619
1441 Santa Anita Avenue, South El Monte, Ca 91733

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (1st and 3rd Monday of every month)

  • COMMUNITY BINGO → Participants are encouraged to bring 5 recyclable containers to receive one bingo card.

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (4th Monday of every month)

  • COMMODITIES SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM → The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank provides food to low-income seniors (60+).  Income verification and picture identification are required to receive the food.

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (every other Monday)

  • MOVIE DAYS FOR YOUTHS → Twice a month

1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

  • RIO HONDO COLLEGE CONTINUING EDUCATION → Painting class for older adults.  Students must bring their own supplies.

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

  • YOGA → Yoga mats are available for class participants to borrow.

TBD (Contact the Center for Schedule)

  • RIO HONDO COLLEGE FOSTER/KINSHIP CARE EDUCATION & INDEPENDENT LIVING PROGRAM → Provides classes preparing foster parents, relatives and caregivers to understand and help the children in their care.  English and Spanish classes are held on varying Wednesdays and Fridays of the month.  Call the center for dates and times (562) 908-3435.

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • FORM COMPLETION ASSISTANCE → Assistance to the public with completing forms.

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

  • EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EFAP) → Also known as the Pantry Program, provides food to low-income families, individuals and seniors of the surrounding community.  Eligibility is not required to access this program.  The Center accepts food donations from individuals and organizations.

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month)

  • COOKING GROUP → Volunteer-led group that teaches healthy recipes to the community.  All recipes are taught in Spanish.

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month)

  • KNITTING GROUP → Volunteer-led group that teaches beginners and intermediate knitters how to embark new projects.  The group lends crochet and knitting needles for beginners.

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • FORM COMPLETION ASSISTANCE → Assistance to the public with completing forms.

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (4th Thursday of every month)

  • DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES (DCFS) → Kinship Care Providers Educational Support Group provides information and guidance to caregivers of relative children.

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • TOY LOAN PROGRAM → Department of Public Social Services provides an assortment of age appropriate toys, games and books to children ages 3 months to 16 years old.  The program has a code of conduct and incentive plan – children may borrow toys once a week and are rewarded for returning toys in good condition and on-time.  Requires a parent or guardian to register the child in the program.

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • ARTS AND CRAFT FOR CHILDREN → Children create fun projects at the center.  A drawing is held each month and one child wins a toy.  Parents must stay with children.

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • FORM COMPLETION ASSISTANCE → Assistance to the public with completing forms.

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS → Assists consumers with issues such as landlord-tenant, retail purchases, credit, automobile sales, contracts, collection agencies, and identity theft.

2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • 5 BREAD 2 FISH PANTRY → Free food to the community.

TBD (Call the Center for Schedule)

  • RIO HONDO COLLEGE FOSTER/KINSHIP CARE EDUCATION & INDEPENDENT LIVING PROGRAM → Provides classes preparing foster parents, relatives and caregivers to understand and help children in their care.  English and Spanish classes are held on varying Wednesdays and Fridays of the month.  Call the center for dates and times.

TBD (3rd and 4th Friday of every month)

  • DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SOCIAL SERVICES (DPSS) CALFRESH & MEDI-CAL → Representatives are available to provide information and take applications for CalFresh and Medi-Cal benefits from the public.

1st District in Motion Program

A four-month program that targets seniors 55 and older who are at risk of developing or who have chronic health conditions.  The program incorporates exercise tailored for older adults, health screenings, nutrition, mental health and educational workshops as well as social opportunities.  Below are sample activities for the 1st District In Motion Program:

 

  • Chair Yoga:  Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Line Dancing for Seniors:  Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Walking Club for Seniors:  Daily walking club 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
  • Zumba:  Thursdays 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Adult Protective Services (APS)

  • 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).  If you need assistance in reporting abuse, please call (626) 575-5431.

East Valley Community Health Center

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

Mediation Services

  • Free service to the community provided by appointment only.

Multi-Purpose and Small Conference Rooms

  • Call for room availability (626) 575-5431

Public Access Computers and Free Wi-Fi

  • Computers are available for the public to use to complete job searches, do homework, and surf the internet.  Printing in black and white is also available to the public.  Individuals can also bring their laptop and utilize the Wi-Fi available throughout the building.

Special Service for Groups (SSG)

  • Provides education on various chronic health diseases, information and referrals to help seniors prevent premature institutionalization and continue independent living:  train caregivers with skills needed to perform daily tasks; caregiver support groups and counseling; provide caregivers with time away from care-giving duties; counseling and treatment for older adults suffering mental health conditions.  Eligibility criteria may vary depending on services needed (213) 553-1884

Volunteer(s) Program

  • Provides opportunities for leadership, work experience, and acquiring a working knowledge of a government human service organization.  Volunteers are trained to assist Center staff in variety of tasks and activities.
MONDAY

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (1st and 3rd Monday of every month)

  • COMMUNITY BINGO → Participants are encouraged to bring 5 recyclable containers to receive one bingo card.

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (4th Monday of every month)

  • COMMODITIES SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM → The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank provides food to low-income seniors (60+).  Income verification and picture identification are required to receive the food.

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (every other Monday)

  • MOVIE DAYS FOR YOUTHS → Twice a month
TUESDAY

1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

  • RIO HONDO COLLEGE CONTINUING EDUCATION → Painting class for older adults.  Students must bring their own supplies.

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

  • YOGA → Yoga mats are available for class participants to borrow.
WEDNESDAY

TBD (Contact the Center for Schedule)

  • RIO HONDO COLLEGE FOSTER/KINSHIP CARE EDUCATION & INDEPENDENT LIVING PROGRAM → Provides classes preparing foster parents, relatives and caregivers to understand and help the children in their care.  English and Spanish classes are held on varying Wednesdays and Fridays of the month.  Call the center for dates and times (562) 908-3435.

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • FORM COMPLETION ASSISTANCE → Assistance to the public with completing forms.

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

  • EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EFAP) → Also known as the Pantry Program, provides food to low-income families, individuals and seniors of the surrounding community.  Eligibility is not required to access this program.  The Center accepts food donations from individuals and organizations.

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month)

  • COOKING GROUP → Volunteer-led group that teaches healthy recipes to the community.  All recipes are taught in Spanish.

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month)

  • KNITTING GROUP → Volunteer-led group that teaches beginners and intermediate knitters how to embark new projects.  The group lends crochet and knitting needles for beginners.
THURSDAY

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • FORM COMPLETION ASSISTANCE → Assistance to the public with completing forms.

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (4th Thursday of every month)

  • DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES (DCFS) → Kinship Care Providers Educational Support Group provides information and guidance to caregivers of relative children.

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • TOY LOAN PROGRAM → Department of Public Social Services provides an assortment of age appropriate toys, games and books to children ages 3 months to 16 years old.  The program has a code of conduct and incentive plan – children may borrow toys once a week and are rewarded for returning toys in good condition and on-time.  Requires a parent or guardian to register the child in the program.

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • ARTS AND CRAFT FOR CHILDREN → Children create fun projects at the center.  A drawing is held each month and one child wins a toy.  Parents must stay with children.
FRIDAY

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • FORM COMPLETION ASSISTANCE → Assistance to the public with completing forms.

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS → Assists consumers with issues such as landlord-tenant, retail purchases, credit, automobile sales, contracts, collection agencies, and identity theft.

2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • 5 BREAD 2 FISH PANTRY → Free food to the community.

TBD (Call the Center for Schedule)

  • RIO HONDO COLLEGE FOSTER/KINSHIP CARE EDUCATION & INDEPENDENT LIVING PROGRAM → Provides classes preparing foster parents, relatives and caregivers to understand and help children in their care.  English and Spanish classes are held on varying Wednesdays and Fridays of the month.  Call the center for dates and times.

TBD (3rd and 4th Friday of every month)

  • DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SOCIAL SERVICES (DPSS) CALFRESH & MEDI-CAL → Representatives are available to provide information and take applications for CalFresh and Medi-Cal benefits from the public.
OTHER

1st District in Motion Program

A four-month program that targets seniors 55 and older who are at risk of developing or who have chronic health conditions.  The program incorporates exercise tailored for older adults, health screenings, nutrition, mental health and educational workshops as well as social opportunities.  Below are sample activities for the 1st District In Motion Program:

 

  • Chair Yoga:  Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Line Dancing for Seniors:  Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Walking Club for Seniors:  Daily walking club 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
  • Zumba:  Thursdays 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Adult Protective Services (APS)

  • 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).  If you need assistance in reporting abuse, please call (626) 575-5431.

East Valley Community Health Center

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

Mediation Services

  • Free service to the community provided by appointment only.

Multi-Purpose and Small Conference Rooms

  • Call for room availability (626) 575-5431

Public Access Computers and Free Wi-Fi

  • Computers are available for the public to use to complete job searches, do homework, and surf the internet.  Printing in black and white is also available to the public.  Individuals can also bring their laptop and utilize the Wi-Fi available throughout the building.

Special Service for Groups (SSG)

  • Provides education on various chronic health diseases, information and referrals to help seniors prevent premature institutionalization and continue independent living:  train caregivers with skills needed to perform daily tasks; caregiver support groups and counseling; provide caregivers with time away from care-giving duties; counseling and treatment for older adults suffering mental health conditions.  Eligibility criteria may vary depending on services needed (213) 553-1884

Volunteer(s) Program

  • Provides opportunities for leadership, work experience, and acquiring a working knowledge of a government human service organization.  Volunteers are trained to assist Center staff in variety of tasks and activities.

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