Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center will continue to operate during the “Safer at Home” order in place for Los Angeles County.  The ELARC office buildings will be closed to the public beginning Friday, March 20, 2020. Our main number is (626) 299-4700. The best way to reach your Service Coordinator is by email or phone, view the staff phone list here.  We want you to stay safe and be well. Additional information is available at ELARC/COVID-19.

Clients' Rights Advocate

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The Office of Clients’ Rights Advocacy (OCRA) is open for business with regular office hours. Feel free to call their office for assistance.

OCRA helps protect Regional Center consumers’ rights. OCRA is funded by the state Department of Developmental Services. They assist with helping Regional Center consumers and their families get services like: In-Home Support Services (IHSS), Medi-Cal, Regional Center Services, School Services and Social Security.

COVID-19 resources:

COVID-19 page:  Here is the agency’s COVID-19 page, which has quite a bit of information about people’s rights and various services that are impacted, including Medi-Cal, IHSS and special education (SPED).  It is a work in progress as more information becomes available. That page is easily accessible from DRC’s homepage.

Special Education:  With schools now launching distance learning, the delivery system for special education services is developing. Here is their SPED COVID-19 page.  Scroll down for questions/answers.  

General publications:   Also please remember their publication page with many different publications that may be of help to you.

OCRA's annual report can be found at

Due to the Safer at Home directive, they are not taking walk-ins or in person meetings. You can reach them at 626-576-4437 for help.

The OCRA office for consumers of ELARC is located at 1000 South Fremont Ave Building A2 Room #3233.

For more information, refer to Disability Rights California