When an accident happens, it can turn your life upside down in an instant.
And while there are plenty of resources available to help you through the tough spots, you have to find them in order for them to be useful. If you’re recovering from an injury or caring for a loved one who’s been injured, the last thing you want to do is spend hours searching for the information you need.
The lists below include a variety of California resources for medical treatment and recovery, financial recovery, and legal options.
The California DOR offers supported living services, community reintegration services, vocational support, information and referrals for individuals or families, and training and education programs.
You can reach the department at its website or at:
Service providers for the DOR are available in these locations:
Family Caregiver Alliance: This is a national organization that provides a list of resources in California.
Brain injury Support Center: Includes diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation; vocational services; independent living and disability resources, and TBI support groups.
Disaster Distress Helpline: Call 800-985-5990 (TTY 800-846-8517) or text TalkWithUs to 66746 for 24/7 support.
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 for 24/7 crisis support.
California Suicide & Crisis Hotlines: Find phone numbers and links to all the suicide and crisis hotlines by county in California.
CalHOPE Peer-Run Warm Line: Call 833-317-HOPE (4673) Monday – Friday, from 7 am to 11 pm, for COVID-19 specific non-emergency support.
California Warm Peer Line: Call 855-845-7415 for 24/7 for non-emergency support to talk to a peer counselor with lived experience.
Medi-Cal Managed Care and Mental Health Office of the Ombudsman: Call 888-452-8609 Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 5 pm, for mental health services covered by Medi-Cal.
County Mental Health Plan Information: Find contact information for mental health services in your county.
Integrative Trauma Treatment Center: Provides trauma treatment in the Pacific Palisades area.
California Employment Development Department: Includes services for people with disabilities, disability employment accelerator program, disability resource coordinators, CalJOBS
Department of Rehabilitation (DOR): Services for finding employment and independent living equality for people with disabilities.
Disability Benefits 101 (DB 101): Rules for health coverage, benefit, and employment programs that people with disabilities use.
Limited Examination and Appointment Program (LEAP): LEAP allows Californians with disabilities to apply for jobs through alternative ways than traditional employment processes.
Talent Knows No Limits (TKNL): Public education resource.
Ticket to Work Program: The Ticket to Work Program and Work Incentives Improvement Act assists recipients of Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income to become employed.
Disability Rights California: Nonprofit legal services for advocacy, education, investigation, and litigation for rights and opportunities for people with disabilities.