The Karsh Center seeks to improve the long-term financial outcomes for individuals and families by connecting them to resources offered by our collaborative partner organizations.

Bankruptcy Clinic

Note: Until further notice, Bankruptcy Workshops are cancelled. The Los Angeles Bankruptcy Self-Help Desk will
now be handling all requests for assistance remotely. You can fill out an on-line intake form requesting assistance by accessing the link below:

Intake forms may also be available at the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Court filing window. Completed intake forms can be sent to our office by mail, fax, or email:

Mail Public Counsel Attn: DAP

610 S. Ardmore Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90005

Fax (213) 201-4754

E-mail dap

Fridays, twice a month

Public Counsel runs a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Workshop twice a month at the Karsh Center. This clinic teaches self-represented individuals how to prepare a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition.

All clients are pre-screened and scheduled through the Public Counsel’s Self Help Center on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm at the Roybal Federal Building (255 E. Temple St., 1st Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90012).

Loan Screening and Application

Mondays, 9:00 – 11:00am

The Jewish Free Loan Association offers interest-free loans on a nonsectarian basis to individuals and families whose needs are urgent and who may not qualify through regular financial institutions.

Appointments are preferred. Walk-ins are accepted but not guaranteed. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Karsh Center.

Types of loans: General, Veteran, Student, Home Healthcare, Small Business, Green Loan Program, In Vitro Fertilization, Women and Children in Crisis, Jewish Life Cycle Events, Children with Special Needs, Summer Camp, Adoption Assistance, Israel Experience Loan Fund.

KABA Legal Clinic

2nd Tuesday of the month, 6:00-8:00p.m.

The Korean American Bar Association (KABA) runs a general legal aid clinic, with services provided in Korean. No appointment required.

Legal Aid

Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

An attorney from Bet Tzedek is available for on-site consultations. In addition to general legal advice and referrals, available legal services include:

  • General Legal Advice and Referrals
  • Consumer Rights
    • Consumer Fraud
    • Debtor’s Rights
  • Elder/Caregiver Rights
    • Advance Health Care Directives
    • Alzheimer’s Issues
    • Conservatorships
    • Guardianships
    • Elder Abuse
    • Family Caregiving
    • Long-Term Planning
    • Special Needs
    • Statutory Wills
  • Employment Rights
    • Unpaid Wages
    • Retaliation
    • Unemployment Insurance Benefits
  • Income Tax Disputes
  • Public Benefits
    • In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)
    • Medi-Cal
    • Social Security & Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    • SSI Disability Benefits Appeals
    • Veterans Benefits
  • Holocaust Survivor Services
    • Reparations Claims

Appointments are preferred. Walk-ins are accepted but not guaranteed. To schedule an appointment, visit or call the Karsh Center.

Tax Preparation Clinic

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help who generally make $55,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. VITA program is offered during tax season.