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SOVA Community Advocacy

‘SOVA’ is a Hebrew word that means, “Eat and be satisfied.”

Thanks to funding from The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ Alleviating Jewish Poverty Initiative, Bet Tzedek is partnering with other agencies in a groundbreaking project to provide holistic services to low-income clients, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background. This funding allows Bet Tzedek to provide a full-time advocate to offer legal services to new and existing SOVA food pantry clients at SOVA Resource Centers, while other agencies provide job training, health care, and a variety of other social services. All under one roof. The project is the first of its kind in Los Angeles.

To make an appointment for legal help at one of the SOVA/JFS Resource Centers, listed at the bottom of this page,  please call (818) 988-7682 ext. 117.

 

Bet Tzedek advocates at Resource Centers offer counseling on the following matters:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Debt Counseling
  • Elder Law and Estate Planning
    Advance Directives for Health Care
    Conservatorships/Guardianships
    Elder Abuse
    Home Equity Fraud
    Kinship Care: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
    Long-Term Care Planning
    Nursing Home/Residential Care Issues
    Wills
  • Holocaust Reparations
  • Housing
    Tenants’ Rights
    Housing Conditions
  • Public Benefits
    In-Home Supportive Services
    Medi-Cal & Medicare
    Social Security & SSI
  • Workers’ Rights
Other organizations provide the following services at Resouce Centers on a rotational basis:

  • Job search preparation and coaching
  • Free groceries
  • Food stamp enrollment
  • Information and referral
  • Nutritional Counseling

Services are not offered at all locations. Please call to make sure the service you need is available at the location near you.

There are three SOVA sites in the Greater Los Angeles Area:

Metro Resource Center
1140 N. La Brea Ave. (West Hollywood)

Valley Resource Center
16439 Vanowen Street (Van Nuys)

West Resource Center
8846 W. Pico Blvd. (Los Angeles)

To learn more about the SOVA Community Food and Resource Program, click here
or call (818) 988-7682

Contact Us

Main Office
3250 Wilshire Blvd., 13th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone: (323) 939-0506
Fax: (213) 471-4568

Please click below for our new location as of 8/29/2012
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Bet Tzedek is an affiliated agency of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.
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