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Social Services

Our Social Services programs address a range of needs within our community, from taking care of our elders, to offering housing assistance, career development resources, and health care.

Our staff understands the needs of our Native community and is dedicated to providing culturally-sensitive solutions and services.

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Elder Programs

Our elders are a valuable asset to our community. We offer a wide range of programs throughout the year tailored to meet the unique needs of our seniors 55 years and older.

Housing Programs

We’re committed to providing members of our Native community access to safe and sustainable options through our housing assistance services.

Workforce Development & Job Training

We strive to make a difference for our Native community members by guiding them on their path to creating and sustaining successful careers.

Community Health Outreach

Our Community Health Workers are the heart and soul of the compassionate and culturally-sensitive health care we provide to our Native community.

Elder Programs

We deeply appreciate the knowledge, wisdom, and positive influence our elders pass on to our younger generations. That’s why we’re committed to providing a caring, supportive, and empathetic environment that fosters their growth and helps them lead a fulfilling life.

We empower our seniors to make informed choices about their health and well-being and maintain an active lifestyle. Our wide range of Elder Programs include cultural exchange programs, weekly support meetings, frequent field trips, assistance in accessing services, workshops on health and diet, and much more.


  • Social Gatherings and Holiday Events
  • Field Trips and Cultural Sharing
  • Health and Wellness Workshops
  • Access to Community Clinic

Upcoming Elder Events

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Housing Services

We’re committed to providing our community with access to safe and sustainable housing options. UAII has the ability to provide a variety of housing assistance services on a case-by-case basis depending on funding availability.


  • Rent/Mortgage Payment Assistance
  • Utility Assistance
  • Emergency Housing Assitance
  • Food Security Assistance
Check Eligibility and Apply Online

If you need Housing Services assistance, please submit an online UAII Housing Application or print out a hard copy application through the links below.

Our Housing Services Staff will review your application and any supporting documentation to determine your eligibility for housing services and notify you of your application status within one week after submission.

Please Note: Hard copy applications must be scanned and sent to Housing@uaii.org or delivered directly to the UAII Housing Department at 1453 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026.

Questions? Contact us at housing@uaii.org or at (213) 202-3970 EXT. 7161 to request more information or ask for assistance in completing your application.

Workforce Services

The UAII Workforce Development Program guides and encourages members of our American Indian/Alaska Native community to establish a self-sustaining way of life.

Our staff work directly with you to find resources that can serve as stepping stones toward a successful career. We provide individualized career counseling to help develop your skills and establish a clear career path that will lead to employment and increased self-sufficiency.

Our program is part of the Workforce Innovations and Opportunity Act and is funded by the United States Department of Labor.


  • Career and College Counseling
  • Workshops and Trainings
  • College and Career Support Services
Check Eligibility and Apply Online

Take the first step now and see if you’re eligible for our Workforce Development Program. Our eligibility quick check will help you easily find out if you’re eligible before you apply. If you’re eligible for our program, or would just like to learn more about our services, sign up for an online information session. When you’re ready to apply, you can do it easily online and we’ll be in touch with next steps!

An Individual is eligible to receive services if that individual is:
  • An enrolled member of a Federally or State Recognized Tribe (American Indian, Alaskan Native) or Native Hawaiian (Kānaka Maoli)
  • At least 18 years of age and
  • A U.S. Citizen or eligble non-citizen and
  • Resident of either Orange or Los Angeles County and
  • Registered for Selective Service (if male 18 years or older)
Additionally, the individual must be at least one of the following:
  • Unemployed or
  • Underemployed or
  • Low income as defined in Sec, 3(36) of WIOA
Questions? Contact us at workforce@uaii.org or at (213) 202-3970 X7221 if you need more information or support with your application.

Upcoming Workforce Events

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Community Health Workers

Our Community Health Workers (CHWs) play a critical role in delivering compassionate and culturally-sensitive care to our Native community.

Our passionate and dedicated CHWs are predominantly of Native American descent themselves, giving them a unique understanding of the challenges faced by our community. Their empathetic and caring nature is the bridge that connects the community with the essential healthcare services we offer..


  • Health Education
  • Assessment
  • Direct Services
  • Coordination of Care
  • Coaching and Support
  • Community Engagement
  • Culturally-Sensitive Services
  • Open Communication

Upcoming Community Health Events

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