Utility Service Assistance

Lao Khmu Association, Inc. (LKA) currently offers two interrelated programs intended to assist Southeast Asian and low-income residents of San Joaquin County to resolve disputes with utility service providers and reduce the cost of services:

Telecommunications Education and Assistance in Multiple-Languages (TEAM):

TEAM teaches consumers how to read and understand charges on their telephone bills, make decisions concerning basic services (e.g., local and long-distance), help identify issues by looking for unnecessary charges, and understand what they were purchasing.

TEAM also provides assistance to consumers with the California LifeLine program. This program discounts home telephone service to rates as low as $7.00 per month. To be qualified, a consumer must meet either a program or income base.

The staff conducts workshops at LKA and various community sites, runs Public Service Announcements (PSA), places ads in multicultural newspapers, disseminates posters, and participates in events throughout San Joaquin County.

The staff's goal is to assist consumers in securing the best possible rate and resolving complaints.

Community Help & Awareness for Natural Gas & Electric Services (CHANGES):

CHANGES is intended to educate low- and fixed-income residents concerning resources available through Heat Energy Assistance and Energy Saving Assistance programs. Those who are eligible for those programs are also eligible to apply for the CARE 20% discount. To be qualified, a consumer must meet either a program or income base.

The staff conducts workshops at LKA and various community sites, runs Public Service Announcements (PSA), places ads in multicultural newspapers, disseminates posters, and participates in events throughout San Joaquin County.

The staff's goal is to assist the consumer in making payment arrangement or filing a complaint.

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Our Programs

Food Program

Lao Khmu Association, Inc. sponsors a Food Program through which fresh, processed, and canned foodstuffs are made available to low-income residents in the greater Stockton area.

Refugee Employment Assistance

This program has been designed so that we are able to recruit only the most motivated participants. These are not people being forced to work because of welfare reform.

Senior Health

The Senior Health Program addresses the health issues of importance to senior citizens and recent immigrants of Southeast Asian descent.

Youth and Family

The Youth and Family (YAF) Program is a workshop using "Streetwise to Sex Wise" curriculum for male and female participants between the ages of 12 and 19 years.