50 YEARS OF SERVICE CELEBRATED!

The Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC) is a non-profit, community-based, human social services organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for South Central Los Angeles residents.

In 2015, WLCAC led by example. We continued our progress towards achieving our mission by providing a variety of services and speaking out about current issues of the day. Check out our events and activities posted around our site. Check back often for updates on events, initiatives, and news. We are in the midst of updating and re-organizing our website. Please bear with us during the changes and contact us via email: wlcac09@gmail.com (preferred due to volume of requests) or phone 323-563-5639.

YES TO PROP HHH

We’re saying YES to Prop. HHH on the November ballot, the way we can make a difference in L.A. homelessness crisis.
 
With over 26,000 Angelenos experiencing homelessness every night, Los Angeles is the country’s capital for homelessness. The homeless population continues to grow, especially amongst women and children.
 
Prop HHH is part of a comprehensive solution to Los Angeles’ homeless crisis, a solution that has succeeded in other cities across the country.
 
YES on Prop. HHH means:
  • $1.2 billion in funding for safe and clean housing
  • Access to facilities for mental health, drug and alcohol treatment
  • Access to job training, counseling and other crucial services 
  • With strict oversight and independent audits of funding, HHH funds go toward helping our homeless neighbors.
 
Click here to learn more about Prop. HHH and join the fight to reduce homelessness and make Los Angeles a safer place for tens of thousands of women, men and children living on our streets each night.

​Homes end homelessness.
 
Homes. Help. Hope. 

Photo credit: Huffington Post

WLCAC Bradley Multipurpose Senior Center update 8/16/2016

On the evening of Thursday, July 21st, 2016, the Bradley Multipurpose Senior Center, located across from our Headquarters site, sustained severe damage to the building. (Click here for details.) At this site, more than 2,000 seniors are served annually and more than 80 meals served daily in the dining room and more than 850 meals are prepared daily for delivery through our meals on wheels program.

Due to the resiliency and dedication of the Nutrition Staff and other WLCAC department staff, we were able to get meals out the following morning. Staff and program activities were relocated to nearby sites. We are currently providing emergency case management and limited nutrition services in an adjacent building.

We appreciate the emails and calls we've received. We are in need of donations as we rebuild: Every bit helps.

Thank you for your continued support.

WLCAC Youth Services System

July 2016 thru December 2016: If you are between the ages of 14-24, low income, parents receive CalWorks or foster youth that live in the City or County of Los Angeles, you may be able to get a Summer Job earning $10/hour. As of 7/25/2016, we still have many slots for Cal Works recipients, we encourage you to be part of this program. Contact us at 323-563-5639.
  • Are you looking for your first job?
  • Do you need help getting back into school?
  • Interested in exploring your career options?
  • Looking to further your Education or start vocational training?

THE BETTER WATTS INITIATIVE (BWI): A collaborative for environmental justice in Watts

​WLCAC launched the "Better Watts" Initiative in 2016 with our partners Black Community Health Task Force, Physicians for Social Responsibility LA, LA Right to Housing Collective and Cal State University, Dominguez Hills. The BWI, is a collaborative of community members and groups organized for environmental justice in Watts.

Our first Town Hall meeting, was held on January 31, 2016 and introduced community members to the issues around the lack of sufficient clean air, land and water. Our second Town Hall meeting occurred on Thursday, March 31, 2016 and provided an update of progress around soil testing at the Jordan Downs Housing Projects. Our third Town Hall meeting, held on May 7, 2016, illustrated the lack of clean water in local households that border Central Avenue and the railroad right of ways. Check back for details about the next town hall meeting.

MASK MAKING WORKSHOP ENJOYED BY ALL

Led by LA Commons in partnership with Watts Village Theater Company and WLCAC, Mask Making workshops were held for youth participating in the Day of the Ancestors Festival of Masks in Leimert Park on Sunday June 26th.

During the last two weeks of June, youth in Watts participated in workshops held here at WLCAC to create their own masks honoring ancestors in preparation for the special celebration and procession held at Leimert Park.

See flyers below for workshop details. 

Title VI Compliance

WLCAC se ha comprometido a ofrecer excelente servicio al cliente y alta calidad de atención sin ser descriminado. Cualquier persona que sienta que ha sido discriminado en base a raza,color u origen nacional por WLCAC puede presentar una queja bajo Título VI completando elformulario disponible en la parte de abajo de esta pagina.

WLCAC is committed to providing excellent customer service and quality of care on a non-discriminatory basis.  Any person who feels they have been discriminated against on the basis of race, color, or national origin by WLCAC may file a Title VI complaint by completing the form provided below. 
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