The Social Services Division provides social services, health education and information to the community to improve the quality of life for those in need. Services include necessities of life such as food and shelter; AIDS education; pre-school education for young children; job placement; legal services; mental health services; and homeless services. Services are provided via contracts with local non-profits and in-house programs. Target populations are Seniors, people living with AIDS, Gay men, Lesbians, families with children, immigrants and people living with disabilities.

The staff oversees social service contracts totaling over $4.2 million annually by performing program and financial audits, contract management and administrative support. Staff provides crisis intervention and information, and referral to constituents who call or walk in to City Hall. Our Social Services Manager is David Giugni.

Contact this Division
Phone: (323) 848-6510 


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The City of West Hollywood periodically conducts a Community Study to help inform the funding priorities of the City’s Social Services Division. The 2019 study will update demographics; identify social services needs, use and satisfaction; and seek community input on housing, public safety, mobility, economic factors and City-resident communication. Past studies have included a survey, stakeholder interviews, focus groups, pop-up workshops and community meetings. This year’s process will be similar, with multiple opportunities for those who do not complete the statistically valid survey to participate and provide input. The study will present analysis and comparisons of a number of significant City populations The City’s last Community Study was completed in 2013.  Click on the logo above for more information.


SOCIAL SERVICES GUIDE -  Click on the image above to access the City's Social Services Guide.  Most of the categories listed in the Guide are also repeated in the categorized sections noted on the panel to left with available weblinks when applicable.

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HIV ZERO STRATEGIC PLAN - Click on the image above to access the City's HIV Zero Strategic Plan which seeks to expand access to healthcare for people living with HIV and people currently at an elevated risk for acquiring HIV, reduce new HIV infections, reduce HIV-related disparities and health inequalities, and slow disease progression from HIV to Stage 3 (AIDS).

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 WEST HOLLYWOOD COMMUNITY STUDY 2013 - The West Hollywood Community Study, designed to update the City's demographics and to inform the funding priorities for more than $4.2 million dollars of social services contract from the City's general funds, was awarded National Project of the Year by the International Association for Public Participation.  Click on the image above to access the study which contains statistics comparing community demographic trends from 1998-2006 and includes information on community attitudes, social service and transportation use and needs, and housing stock.


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