The Peoples Guide To Welfare Health and Other Services

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Published since the late 1970s, the Peoples Guide has become the standard guidebook of public social services for people working in the field, people in need of help, and those just helping their neighbors. (View the PDF version via links at the bottom of this page.)

The long-awaited new edition of the Peoples Guide to Welfare Health and Other Services 2018 is available now in English!

This 72 page newsprint booklet gives you all you need to know about applying for :

  • Financial assistance for individuals and families
  • Unemployment benefits
  • Job training
  • Help for people in re-entry
  • Dept. of Rehabilitation
  • Child Care
  • Foster Care
  • Tax Rebates
  • Social Security and SSI
  • CalFresh
  • Child Nutrition and WIC
  • Help with Car Insurance and Smog Check Costs
  • Low-Cost Phone Service and Utility Bill Assistance
  • Housing (including assistance for Transitional Foster Youth)
  • Phone Numbers for Legal Assistance

 

Ordering

The basic charge Is $1.25 a copy. Individual orders of up to 2 books are free for low-income people.

Online Orders

The Peoples Guides to Welfare Health and Other Services can be ordered online using our store:

Store: Peoples Guides

For Bulk Orders contact: orders@hungeractionla.org 
Include your name, address, and quantity of English and Spanish copies.

We ask that agencies purchase copies so we can pay for publication, translation, and mailing costs. Discounts of various types are available for large orders. contact orders@hungeractionla.org

View The Peoples Guide Here in PDF Format

Peoples Guide English (2018) PDF

Peoples Guide Spanish (2018) PDF

(To save a copy of the PDF, right-click and select 'save link as' or 'download linked file')


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  • Anna Trawer
    commented 2018-07-17 12:52:15 -0700
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    commented 2018-07-17 12:51:06 -0700
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  • Travis Jupp
    commented 2018-06-25 18:42:11 -0700
    There is an issue viewing the PDF in certain browsers, in which case you should download the Peoples Guide PDF to view on your computer locally. –Thanks!
  • Travis Jupp
    commented 2018-06-11 14:53:31 -0700
    Update: The Peoples Guide 2018 is now available!
  • Naveed Kharrat
    commented 2018-06-05 18:57:33 -0700
    This is awesome – my mom always had this in her room growing up as a young social worker. We’ve been volunteering in Long Beach and Los Angeles for years in helping people get in new services and what not around the City. Our business http://www.lbcelectricians.com has helped out with the local communities as well.
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  • Patty Mattos
    commented 2018-02-12 04:05:48 -0800
    Very amazing this guide, I loved the reference and I really enjoyed the guide, a certain friend pointed me in too, thanks for reminding me. https://www.projetogospel.com
  • Patty Mattos
    commented 2018-02-12 04:05:08 -0800
    Very amazing this guide, I loved the reference and I really enjoyed the guide, a certain friend pointed me in too, thanks for reminding me. projetogospel.com
  • Lavc CalWORKs
    commented 2017-09-07 12:36:17 -0700
    This guide is amazing!!! Thank you for putting this together!!
  • Travis Jupp
    commented 2017-03-20 12:01:52 -0700
    Peoples Guide Spanish is now Available to view in PDF, or for purchase.
  • Frank Tamborello
    commented 2017-03-02 11:37:48 -0800
    Peoples Guide 2017 English is now available as PDF and for purchase! Contact: frank@hungeractionla.org to order until the order form is back up, Thanks!
  • Ana Cardoso Goncalve
    commented 2016-07-25 16:16:29 -0700
    The Peoples Guides helped me a lot, thanks for sharing this guide with us!
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  • Travis Jupp
    commented 2015-11-10 17:21:53 -0800
    Notification! We are currently out of Peoples Guides and are ordering more. Please join our mailing list to be informed as soon as more are available. Email info@hungeractionla.org with “subscribe to mailing list” in the subject line. Thanks for your patience! –Trav
  • Travis Jupp
    commented 2014-07-03 11:17:50 -0700
    “Hello advocates—-We are researching and updating the new 2014-2015 Edition of the Peoples Guide. We anticipate having books out by September 15. Please contact us with your order then or you may send us a pre-order. Indicate number of books you would like and which language (Spanish or English, or a certain number of each.) Thank you.”

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