Our Mission

H.E.L.P. (Healthcare and Elder Law Programs Corporation) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to empowering older adults and their families by providing impartial information, education and counseling on elder care, law, finances and consumer protection so they may lead lives with security and dignity.

Who is H.E.L.P.?

H.E.L.P. is the first stop. Our education and counseling programs focus on elder care options, legal and financial planning tools, and consumer protections. With the assistance of highly qualified volunteer professionals, our well trained program staff provides objective, accurate and up-to-date assistance, information and referrals to community, nonprofit and government resources.

H.E.L.P. assists older adults and their families in making proper decisions with powers of attorney for health care and financial matters; probate court avoiders; government entitlement programs; and protections from elder fraud and abuse.

What Can H.E.L.P. Do For You?

H.E.L.P. provides information and referrals through: telephone and walk-in services, educational website updates, free community classes, and short private legal consultations with our volunteer attorneys. Our professionally developed publications include : H.E.L.P. Is Here – a quarterly magazine that contains important articles about current issues that affect seniors and their caregivers; Your Way – a guide to help you stay in charge of decisions about your medical care;Torrance Guide to Services for Older Adults – a comprehensive directory of services in Torrance and other cities throughout the South Bay and beyond that assist older adults in addressing current issues and future planning tools, and Nuts and Bolts Guides – simple-to-read 4-page booklets on Estate Administration, Financial Powers of Attorney, Healthcare Powers of Attorney, Medi-Cal for Nursing Home Care, Probate (and Avoiding It) in California, The Taxes on Giving: Estate and Gift Taxes, Wills and Revocable Living Trusts, and Your Aging Preparedness Kit.

We Are Here to Help.

In 2016:

H.E.L.P. served more than 6,300 people with counseling and education.

Over 3,045 older adults and their families and friends attended H.E.L.P. classes.

Over 379,000 visitors used H.E.L.P.’s Internet resources.

H.E.L.P. is the glue between older adults and critical, life altering information, resources and referrals. We change lives!

2016 H.E.L.P. 20th Anniversary Donors

Donor Contributions $20,000 and above

California Community Foundation
Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe
Mr. & Mrs. Ralph D. Scriba
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

Donor Contributions $2,000 and above

Mr.& Mrs.Brad N. Baker
Brigante, Cameron, Watters & Strong LLP
The Canterbury
DCH Auto Group
Ms. Jacqueline M. Glass
John Gogian Family Foundation
Noble and Lorraine Hancock Family Fund
Ms. Yim L. Hom & Dr. Simon Lo
Johannessen Trading Company
Mr. & Mrs. Juris Kauls
Charles McDonough Accountancy Corp.
Oarsmen Foundation
Dr. & Dr. Tom Paulsen
Sandpipers Associates
City of Torrance Community Services Commission
Torrance Refining Company LLC

Donor Contributions $200 and above

Mrs. Jimi Andersen
Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Armstrong
Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Barth
Burkley & Brandlin LLP
Ms. Anne Clark
Ms. Shirley Clark
Continental Development Corporation
Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Destabelle
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Glenn Duffy
Mr. & Mrs. Julian Elliott
Green Hills Memorial Park
Mr. & Mrs. Dan Gruen
Ms. Carol D. Herrington
Charles P. Holmes, Strategic Management Company
Ms. Darlene R. Holubiak
Mr. & Mrs. Larry Huff
Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center
Magee & Adler, APC
Mrs. Delia McCulloch
Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Miyahira
Niman & Associates, Inc.
Pettler & Miller LLP
Premier Business Bank
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center
Ms. Carol Lee Rhyne
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Rosas
Mr. Philip Johnston Ross
Ms. Cynthia Rustanius
Ms. Sharon E. Ryan
Mr. Harvey Sarver
Silverado Senior Living
Mr. & Mrs. Richard J. Sittel
Ms. Shirley Earlise Starke
Mr. Michael A. Swanson
Ms. Joyce Tindall
Torrance Memorial Medical Center
Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Visser
Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Wade
Watson Land Company
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Watts
Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Wittels
Ms. Kay Yamada
Mr. & Mrs. David K Yamamoto

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