June 18, 2018, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
The California Endowment
1000 N. Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
When: Mon., June 18, 2018 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Mon., June 25, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tues., June 26, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
What: A FREE 3-DAY TRAINING by a team of experienced attorneys and advocates, using a COMPREHENSIVE PRACTICE MANUAL, will cover government benefits eligibility and appeal procedures and enable lay advocates to assist seniors with a variety of public benefits issues, identify and screen legal problems, and resolve minor legal issues. Topics include:
In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS), Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI), Long-Term Care Facility Eligibility and Advocacy, Planning For Incapacity, and Kinship Care
Register: Call (323) 549-5884 or email LayAd@bettzedek.org to register. Reservations are required as space is limited. Those who register are expected to attend all three days of the training, as different subjects are covered on each day.
The Lay Advocate Training is essential for social workers, case managers, information and referral specialists, volunteers, and anyone working directly with seniors in senior centers and other social service agencies.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break each day, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. Attendees of the free Lay Advocate Training have two choices for lunch:
Attendees are not permitted to bring their own lunch into The California Endowment Center (except those who observe Kosher dietary laws may bring their own food).
Sponsorship and funding: This program is sponsored by Bet Tzedek Legal Services, with funding generously provided by Los Angeles County Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (Area Agency on Aging). Training is provided by experienced attorneys and advocates from Bet Tzedek and Justice in Aging.