The goal of the One Stop Emergency Service (OSES) program is to offer temporary aid to low-income American Indians who encounter a financial emergency. Pukúu’s OSES strives to aid the individual through the emergency and prevent them from becoming homeless, going hungry or losing necessary utilities. We also strive to be a cultural resource for American Indians living in Los Angeles County and provide cultural celebrations in which individuals can participate and reconnect with their traditions.

Services Available

Food Assistance
Low income American Indians may qualify to receive the following food assistance:

  • A one time food voucher for a local supermarket.
  • A hot meal
  • A food basket consisting of non-perishable food items

Transportation Assistance
Individuals who require transportation assistance for employment purposes may qualify for the following transportation assistance:

  • A one time emergency gas voucher for a local gas station
  • A one time emergency supply of bus tokens

Shelter
Individuals may qualify to receive the following shelter assistance

  • Homeless individuals may receive temporary shelter for approximately 1 week.
  • One time rental assistance may be provided if it will prevent the individual or family from being evicted and becoming homeless.

Utility Assistance
Individuals who are in danger of having utilities such as water, gas, or electricity turned off may qualify to receive the following utility assistance:

  • Partial payment may be made directly to the utility company in order to prevent a utility from being turned off.

Counseling and Referral Services
If individuals require additional services which the One Stop Emergency Service Center can not provide directly, OSES can refer the individuals to appropriate agencies that can service emergency needs such as medical services, employment services and health needs. OSES also provides educational counseling to individuals in high school and college. Crisis counseling can also be provided as a secondary service.

Cultural and Recreational Services

  • OSES staff can provide assistance with documents needed for medical assistance, Medicare, and so forth.
  • Cultural Activities are organized throughout the year to provide social and communal celebrations of Native American heritage and culture.

For more information please contact
OSES caseworker
(818) 336-6105
Fax (818) 837-0796
oses@pukuu.org

OSES Application (download)

Service availability is dependent on limited funds. Not all services my be available.