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Quake Aid A Resource Guide : DISASTER ASSISTANCE

January 27, 1994

Federal Emergency Management Agency:

Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Registration Line: (800) 462-9029 or (800) 462-7585 for the hearing impaired.

Aid Centers:

* Crenshaw

Department of Water and Power

4030 Crenshaw Blvd.

Los Angeles

* Hollywood Recreation Center

1122 Cole Ave.

1431 2nd St.

Santa Monica

(800) 462-9029

Hot lines:

* Emergency Assistance Earthquake Hot line: (800) 244-4766

* American Red Cross Hot line: (213) 739-4543

* Department of Mental Health: (800) 854-7771

Agencies providing assistance:

* Assistance League of Southern California will help families contact FEMA: call (213) 469-5893.

* Bet Tzedek Legal Services will help with tenant disputes, assistance with FEMA applications and Small Business Administration loans. (213) 939-0506.

* El Centro Human Services Corp. has a 24-hour hot line for family crisis intervention. Spanish-speaking staff is available. (213) 725-1337.

* Jewish Free Loan Assn. provides loans to people affected by the quake. (213) 655-6922.

* Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles helps to assess damage throughout the Hollywood area. (213) 487-3320.

* Los Angeles Free Clinic offers counseling, medical care and case management. (213) 299-9660.

* Assistance League of Western Region Asian Pacific Agency supplies case management, counseling and translation services in Cambodian, Korean, Japanese, Mandarin, Tongan and Vietnamese. (310) 337-1550.

* Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center. Walk-in counseling available 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays. (310) 390-6612.

* Jewish Big Brothers Assn. offers counseling services. (310) 315-9373.

* Jewish Community Center Bay Cities Santa Monica has a food distribution, educational and cultural programs. (310) 870-8883.

* Los Angeles Housing Department offers assistance on relocation and repairs. (800) 994-4444.

* Salvation Army Santa Monica provides meals, groceries, cleaning supplies, motel/restaurant vouchers for victims with condemned houses and other emergency assistance. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (310) 451-1358.

RECOVERING BELONGINGS

* In Santa Monica: Some occupants of red-tagged buildings will be able to retrieve a few belongings today and Friday with the help of city disaster workers. For information on the service, call (310) 458-4611. Do not enter red- or yellow-tagged buildings on your own.

COLLEGES / UNIVERSITIES

* Los Angeles Community College: Class schedules and services modified. Call (213) 669-4000

* Pepperdine University: no damage.

* Santa Monica College: Call (310) 450-5150 for taped information. Classes have resumed despite significant damage to campus buildings. Employee volunteers are stationed at the science, liberal arts and business buildings to direct students to new class locations. Winter session will end a week later than normal Feb. 17. Spring session will start Feb. 21 instead of Feb. 14.

* UCLA/UCLA Extension: Classes have resumed regular schedules. Information: (310) 206-7994.

* West Los Angeles Community College; has reopened despite significant non-structural damage. Information: (310) 836-7710.

SCHOOLS

* Culver City Unified School District has reopened all schools. (310) 842-4200.

* Los Angeles Unified School District advises parents to contact their child's school although most Westside schools have reopened. Information: (213) 625-4000 (English), (213) 625-4643 (Spanish).

* Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District has reopened all schools. (310) 450-8338.

COUNSELING

Among groups offering free counseling and referrals for earthquake victims are:

* Santa Monica West Mental Health Center

1525 Euclid St.

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays

(310) 458-2400.

* Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles

Room 29

11646 W. Pico Blvd.

(310) 445-4271.

Support group conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday.

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