Head Start offers a comprehensive child development program for low-income preschoolers ages three to five years old. Children in foster care, families at risk and/or in crisis, homeless families, and children with disabilities receive priority for enrollment. Additional selection criteria may be used to determine priority for services. Comprehensive services include providing and linking families with social services, health, mental health, disabilities, and nutrition services. Head Start also has a strong parent involvement component.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Champions for Change is a healthy initiative at Human Services Association that will help reduce the prevalence of obesity among low-income Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) eligible populations. This will be accomplished by providing nutrition education workshops, promoting physical activity and collaborating with community partners to create healthier environments for low-income individuals and families in Bell Gardens, Bell, Maywood, South Gate, Huntington Park, and Cudahy.
HSA’s Family Preservation program is designed to protect children by strengthening and preserving families whose children are at risk of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services refers all cases to HSA. The ultimate goal of the Family Preservation program is to assure the physical, emotional, social, educational, cultural, and spiritual development of children in a safe and nurturing environment.
The Meals On Wheels - Home Delivered Meals program provides homebound seniors with a daily hot meal and a reassuring friendly visit. HSA drivers are trained to observe any danger signs and report them back to the agency. For many seniors, a home delivered meal increases their sense of independence and prevents premature institutionalization. Meal recipients also receive holiday gift baskets and other holiday treats. Meals are delivered in Artesia, Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Cerritos, Commerce, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Lynwood, and Paramount.
El Programa de transporte brinda cupones gratis para reducir el costo en la compra del pase mensual o semanal para los autobuses de MTA (metro), Long Beach Transit, Montebello Bus Line, Norwalk Transit y Foothill Transit. Los participantes elegibles incluyen, adultos, estudiantes K-12, estudiantes universitarios / vocacionales, personas de la tercera edad y personas con discapacidades.