Los Angeles County Co-located Linkages GAIN Services Worker (LGSWs)
Each of the 17 Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) offices have a co-located Linkages GAIN Services Workers (LGSW). The LGSW participates in DCFS Team Decision Making meetings and Child Family Team meetings to discuss the family’s strengths/needs, identify and provide resources, and connect families to available services. As part of this process, the LGSW screens families for potential eligibility to Welfare-to-Work services and assistance programs, refers participants to Homeless Case Managers to address housing issues, and conduct case consultations. LGSWs also connect non-CalWORKs eligible famlies to community resources.
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