The Human Services Division provides a variety of services to the community, including licensed family child care, youth and adult counseling, senior citizen outreach and meals programming and care for those suffering from Alzheimer’s of mental disease. To accomplish these tasks, the Human Services Division, like the Recreation Division, is separated into five independent, yet complimentary areas of operation, including the Gardena Family Child Care Program, Senior Citizen’s Bureau, Senior Citizen’s Day Care Center for those with Alzheimer’s, Socialization Center for the Mentally Disabled and the Youth and Family Services Bureau.

The Division provides diversified programming which includes licensed family child care services to high risk and/or low-income families, recreational activities, field trips, special holiday and summer programs; support to senior citizens through information and referral services, case management, in-home support; daily nutritional meals at seven community sites, home-delivered meals, outreach, health clinics, escort and shopping services; specialized care for people suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease including daily socialization and recreation programs, exercise, lunch, art and music therapy, counseling, health screening, transportation, special events; programs for the chronically mentally ill who live in board and care and family group homes, including daily social, recreational and educational program; youth and family specialized services of information and referrals, individual and group counseling for youth and adults, an emergency assistance program of food and clothes and/or shelter referrals, holiday “Helping Hands” program for needy families, recreational and developmental activities for high-risk youth, including drug prevention and self-esteem programs.