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.
The Alzheimer’s Day Care Resource Center (ADCRC) allows memory-impaired and/or socially isolated senior citizens to spend their day in a caring, supportive environment. ADCRC’s goals are to delay or prevent nursing home placement, to provide a program meeting each client’s needs, and to assist clients in achieving better management of incapacitating symptoms of dementia. Daily ADCRC activities include lunch and snacks, arts and crafts, and group therapy. English and Spanish support groups are also available for family members of ADCRC participants.
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.
“Pasitos” Early Head Start program is a federally funded, comprehensive program that provides home-based and center-based programs for 120 pregnant women and children ages 0-3 that reside in the zip codes of 90201 and 90280. The program offers services and support in the following areas:
• Health Services
• Nutrition Services
• Parent Involvement
• Mental Health
• Disabilities Services