San Gabriel Valley Service Center

1441 Santa Anita Ave.
South El Monte, CA 91733
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 626-575-5431 Fax: 626-442-2619
Center Director, Liliana Ramirez

San Gabriel Valley Service Center is located in the City of South El Monte, it is a multi-purpose facility designed to enhance the community with a range of health, educational, social and recreational activities. Center staff network with other County Departments and agencies to provide services to the community.



  • Available for meetings call (626) 575-5431.

  • A four-month program that targets seniors 55 and older; who are at risk of developing or who have chronic health conditions. The program incorporates exercise tailored for older adults, health screenings, nutrition, mental health and educational workshops as well as social opportunities. Below are sample activities for the 1st District In Motion Program:

    Line Dancing for Seniors – Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Walking Club for Seniors – Daily walking club 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
    Zumba – Thursdays 9:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m.
    Chair Yoga – Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

  • Painting Class for Older Adults – Every Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Students must bring their own supplies.

  • Provides education on various chronic health diseases, information and referrals to help seniors prevent premature institutionalization and continue independent living:  train caregivers with skills needed to perform daily tasks; caregiver support groups and counseling; provide caregivers with time away from care-giving duties; counseling and treatment for older adults suffering mental health conditions.  Eligibility criteria may vary depending on services needed.  Call (213) 553-1884 for details.

  • A 24-hour social service program mandated by the State of California to receive all reports about suspected abuse/neglect of an elder (65 years of age or older) or a dependent adult (18–64 years of age and physically or mentally impaired).   If you need assistance in reporting abuse, please call (626) 575-5431.

  • Assistance to the public with completing forms Wed. – Fri. 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • Children create fun projects Thursdays from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  A drawing is held each month and one child wins a toy. Parents must stay with the children.

  • Free service to the community provided by appointment only.

  • Volunteer-led group that teaches beginner and intermediate knitters how to embark new projects. The group lends crochet and knitting needles for beginners. The group meets the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

  • Department of Public Social Services provides an assortment of age appropriate toys, games and books to children ages 3 months to 16 years old.  The program has a code of conduct and incentive plan; children may borrow toys once a week and are rewarded for returning toys in good condition and on time.  Requires a parent or guardian to register the child in the program.  Toy Loan operates Thursdays 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • Volunteer-led group that teaches healthy recipes to the community. All recipes are taught in Spanish. Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

  • Also known as the Pantry Program, provides food to low-income families, individuals and seniors in the surrounding community. Eligibility is not required to access this program. The Center accepts food donations from individuals and organizations. The pantry distribution operates every Wednesday 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and upon request in an emergency.

  • The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank provides food to low-income seniors (60+) on the 4th Monday of the month from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Income verification and picture identification are required to receive the food.

  • Computers are available for the public to use to complete job searches, do homework and surf the internet. Printing in black and white is also available to the public. Individuals can also bring their laptop and utilize the Wi-Fi available throughout the building.

  • Provides opportunities for leadership, work experience, and acquiring a working knowledge of a government human service organization. Volunteers are trained to assist Center staff in variety of tasks and activities.

  • Every Tuesday 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. yoga mats are available for class participants to borrow.

  • Assists consumers with issues such as: landlord-tenant, retail purchases, credit, automobile sales, contracts, collection agencies, and identity theft on Fridays 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • Provides classes preparing foster parents, relatives and caregivers to understand and help the children in their care. English and Spanish classes are held on varying Wednesdays and Fridays of the month, call (562) 908-3435 for dates and times.

  • Kinship Care Providers Educational Support Group provides information and guidance to caregivers of relative children. This support group will be meeting from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. the 4th Thursday of the month.

  • Representatives are available on the 3rd & 4th Fridays of the month from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to provide information and take applications for CalFresh and Medi-Cal benefits from the public.

  • Chicas Peer support group for gay and transgender individuals. Call the center for schedule (323) 260-2805.

  • Twice a month from; every other Monday 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Participants are encouraged to bring 5 recyclable containers to receive one bingo card, 1st and 3rd Monday of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 

  • Free food to the community every Friday 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.