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Human Services Division

The mission of the Human Services Division is to provide a crucial safety net for members of our community most in need of help.

The City of Beverly Hills' General Plan identifies the following four priorities for the Human Services Division: 

  • Social Services Safety Net
    • Continue to prevent crises through referrals to benefits advocacy, legal assistance, and services that address food, shelter, health maintenance and transportation. Click here to learn about Human Services’ Community Partners.
  • Elderly Assistance/Education
    • Provide educational and human services to the City's active and frail elderly residents to maintain and improve their quality of life, personal growth and enrichment. Click here to learn about Human Services’ Community Partners.
  • Diversity Awareness/Education
    • Maintain a sense of community and increase public awareness of and respect for the cultural diversity of the City.  Promote a positive social environment between the members of individual neighborhoods and the community at large. Click here to learn about the Human Relations Commission’s work in this area, supported by the Human Services Division.
  • Regional Social Responsibility
    • Collaborate with other communities to develop programs, resources and outreach for the prevention and intervention for emerging local and regional issues such as homelessness. Learn about the City’s efforts to address homelessness with the Changing Lives and Sharing Places (CLASP) Team.

Additional Resources and Referrals

Learn about the Human Services team, community needs and our community partners in this short video

Interested in becoming a Human Services Division Community Partner?

The Community Assistance Grant Funding application for FY 2015-2016 will be available in fall 2014. This is due to the Human Services Administrator by Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Our application cycle for FY 14/15 is now closed.

Human Relations Commission

The Human Relations Commission works closely with the Human Services Administrator. The Commission is a board of Beverly Hills residents committed to promoting positive human relations in all aspects of community life through its Embrace Civility initiative. The initiative includes the following programs: Civil City, Bullying Prevention, Embrace Civility Award and an Election Civility Statement.

The Commission meets regularly on the third Thursday of each month at 9:30 am in Room 280-A.  All recommendations of the Commission are transmitted to the City Council through meeting minutes and/or written reports.



City of Beverly Hills
455 N. Rexford Drive, Suite 250
Beverly Hills, CA  90210

Phone: (310) 285-1006
Fax: (310) 385-0840

Email your questions or comments to Ask Bev

Human Services Administrator: James R. Latta, L.C.S.W
Human Services Specialist: Elizabeth Anderson, L.C.S.W., M.P.H.

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Thursday: 7:30am - 5:30pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00pm

Looking for social services? The Human Services Division is here to help. If you are still searching for answers after reading about our program - feel free to give us a call at City Hall, (310) 285-1006.

Human Services Division in the News:

Los Angeles Times: Even in Beverly Hills, Helping Homeless is a Struggle
United Way: City of Beverly Hills joins the Home for Good movement
Beverly Hills Courier: Al's Story, A Letter to the Editor
Beverly Hills Television, Inside Beverly Hills - Panhandling
The Argonaut: Local Step Up on Second helps Beverly Hills' chronic homeless
Santa Monica Daily Press: Beverly Hills steps up to help homeless
Beverly Hills Weekly: Approved Ordinance Targets Beverly Hills Homeless