The drop-down menu items below provide a wide range of information that may not be directly employment or education related, however, they are resources that can facilitate a person’s path towards employment. Here you will find resources about financial well-being, and general employment related resources including legal resources and tattoo removal.
Individual Development Accounts (Prosperity Now)
Financial Navigators – The L.A. County Financial Navigators program is designed to help L.A. County residents deal with the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing remote assistance in navigating critical financial issues and making referrals to other social services and resources
Make Money Choices (CA CareerZone)
Work Incentives Planning & Assistance (WIPA) Programs provided my Managed Career Solutions, INC as of July 1, 2021. Please visit the following link to see which MCS program your zip codes is serviced by: https://www.ssa.gov/work/documents/New%20WIPA%20OrganizationsWEB_072121.pdf
LA County WIPA Benefits Planner Directory: http://file.lacounty.gov/SDSInter/dmh/1113675_WIPA-2021-2026.pdf
Identification & Tax Resources
Social Security Card (Replace Card/Change Name/First Card/Updates)
Tax Education Events (CA Dept. of Tax and Fee Administration)
Tax Guide for the Gig Economy (CA Dept. of Tax and Fee Administration)
2023 Schedule – Free Legal Consultation (West Adams)
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Central American Resource Center/ Centro de Recursos CentroAmericanos
Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund
National Immigration Law Center
California Work and Family Coalition – Resource and information to help CA workers understand and navigate their paid leave rights
California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)
Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE)-How to file a wage claim
National Women’s Law Center
Bet Tzedek-Justice For All
Legal Aid Foundation of LA
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Legal Resources - Re-entry
The Bail Project – Access to bail is expanded to all courts in LA County. The Bail Project, a national program, posts bonds on behalf of people in custody who cannot afford to pay, and then provides court reminders and transportation to ensure that they make their court dates.
BetterFuture – Free background checks for individuals seeking work.
Chuco’s Justice Center – Legal Support
Clear your name. Drop that label. Clear you tickets. Build a strategy for court including life and LWOP cases. Expunge or seal your record. Remove your name from gang databases and injunctions. Prepare for parole hearings. Get immigration case support including fighting deportation.
Los Angeles Regional Reentry partnership (LARRP) – Clear Your Record Resources
Root & Rebound (R&R)
Their mission is to transfer power and information from the policy and legal communities to the people most impacted by our criminal justice system through public education, direct legal services, and policy advocacy, so that the law serves, rather than harms, low income communities and communities of color in the United States.
Root & Rebound Reentry Legal Hotline: 510-279-4662
Root & Rebound operates a Reentry Legal Hotline every Friday from 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. PST. It is free and open to anyone in California with a reentry-related legal issue, question, or concern, including those who are incarcerated. Please note: they accept Collect Calls.
Virtual Legal Clinics hosted by A New Way of Life and UCLA Law
Policy Related to Employment
Homeboy Industries Tattoo Removal
Tattoo removal is a free service provided to participants in the Homeboy Industries’ program (trainees), members of the Los Angeles community, and minors who have gang-related or visible tattoos located on the hands, neck, or face.
Providence Community Health Department – Free Tattoo Removal
Point of Contact: Karina Cisneros,
7621 Van Nuys Blvd., Unit-B
Van Nuys, CA 914505
The following forms are required to be read, completed and submitted to determine if an individual qualifies for free tattoo removal:
Tattoo Removal Program – Registration Process Flyer
Application & Medical History
A Message to Patients about Medical/Surgical Risks
Tattoo Removal Aftercare Instructions
Consent to Medical or Surgical Care and Treatment
Suggested Community Service/Development Sites
Community Service/Development Hours Log Sheet
Rules & Regulations Contract
Consent for Photograph
Consent to Release Information
Digital Literacy & Access Resources
Angeleno Connectivity Trust (ACT) – Giving free internet access to children in need, including students experiencing homelessness, those in foster care, and youth with disabilities.
CHIRPLA, Free High-speed Internet
Emergency Broadband Benefit Program
InterConnection (Low-cost computers)
Get Connected Los Angeles
Laptop Check Out – Click on link then look for information about participating LA County libraries at the bottom of the page.
PCs For People
Public WiFi Access Map
LA City – LA Optimized – Helping local businesses go digital with website optimization, branding, marketing, and more.
LA City Library – Tech2Go – Computer Bundles
LA County Library – Free outdoor wifi
LA County Library – Work Ready Program – 6 week program (offered 6 times through 2021) where participants borrow a laptop and wireless hotspot kit from a participating library to aid their job search process. Virtual programs cover topics from writing cover letters, interviewing to identifying high-growth careers and working from home.
Adult Learning & Training (Technology skills)- Learning Computer Basics and Software Basics Tutorials/Guides:
Digital Wellness (Painted Brain) – Resources on how to use Zoom, online safety, and app recommendations for social connection.
Google for Education – Applied Digital Skills
Grow With Google Training
New Computer User Tutorial – English – Spanish –
MHALA – A New Users Guide to Technology
Skillful Mouse Practice
Santa Monica Public Library – Computer Classes
Service Area Resources Handouts
For employment and education resource specific to a service area please click on a link below.
Service Area 1 Resources Handout
Service Area 2 Resources Handout
Service Area 3 Resources Handout
Service Area 4 Resources Handout
Service Area 5 Resources Handout
Service Area 6 Resources Handout
Service Area 7 Resources Handout
Service Area 8 Resources Handout
Employment & Education Covid-19 Resources (reviewed: 7/24/2023)
FINANCIAL RESOURCES FOR WORKERS IMPACTED BY COVID-19
The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has information and resources for workers impacted by COVID-19, including but not limited to illness, caregiving, job loss, and school closures.
Neighborhood Legal Services of LA County has created a useful page with frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 and various practice areas. Visit HERE.
Work Incentives Planning Assistance (WIPA) programs are still open to provide benefits planning guidance. Please call 1-866-968-7842 to be referred to the to the appropriate WIPA program.
State of California – centralized location for numerous local and statewide resources.