Social Services

LIFE social services include:

LIFE – Local Integration & Family Empowerment

We assist resilient people to restore their freedom, dignity and independence. We provide comprehensive social services and ensure access to essentials like jobs, education, and health.

Metro’s LIFE – Low Income Fare is Easy

Metro’s Low-Income Fare is Easy (LIFE) program provides transportation assistance to low-income individuals in Los Angeles County. LIFE offers fare subsidies that may be applied toward the purchase of Metro or any LIFE participating transit agencies or free regional ride options. The LIFE program provides the option for a fare subsidy up to $24 or the option to receive 20 free regional rides each month. The LIFE program also offers LIFE Limited rides to residents who do not have access to transportation to meet their basic medical, shelter/housing and job search needs. Individuals may qualify for LIFE Limited subsidies including 4-regional ride trip tickets, $11 Taxi Coupons, and Taxi Variable Vouchers for eligible rides. Enrollment in the LIFE Limited Program will be at the discretion of the agency based on urgency, eligibility and availability. Click here for more information

To apply, click on one of the forms below to download:

LIFE Program Application English

LIFE Application Program Espanol

Telecommunication Education & Assistance in Multiple Languages

TEAM:  Free-of-charge service to consumers who are not proficient in English to assist with any questions, concerns, or to resolve telephone bill complaints.

CHANGES:  Free-of-charge service to consumers who are not proficient in English to assist with any questions, concerns, or to resolve gas and electric bill questions/complaints.

Transitional Subsidized Employment

Provide subsidized employment opportunities for CalWORKs participants. Typically, clients are assigned to work in public agencies or private non-profit organizations.

Help overcome barriers to employment through fully supervised, paid work experience, and paid on-the-job training (OJT) to enable participants to secure unsubsidized employment after completion of their work assignment.

Survivors of Human Trafficking

We help human trafficking survivors reclaim the basic human needs and rights to rebuild their lives. We provide comprehensive and trauma-informed services to survivors and their families. For more information click here

Reception & Placement

Reception & Placement program helps link refugees overseas with local families or friends (called local ties) who are willing to provide help to resettle refugees. Our case managers work with local ties to let them know when the refugees will arrive, give resettlement grants to newly arrived refugees, provide orientation, and ensure that they find employment and adequate housing.

Family Strengthening Program

Training program teaches family skills to significantly improve parenting skills and family relationships, reduce problem behaviors, prevent delinquency, avert alcohol and drug abuse, and improve social competencies and school performance for children.

Match Grant Program

We assist new Americans to attain economic self-sufficiency through the provision of comprehensive case management and services leading to employment.