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Agency Wide Food Distribution

Our food distribution programs serve over 25,000 individuals annually throughout Southern California. In many areas we are able to offer daily meal options which include both fresh and non-perishable grocery items.

LSS Estate Planning Workshop Series – I’ve Got the Power!

LSS Southern California Estate Planning Series PRESENTED BY Joshua Anderson Estate Planning Attorney PARTNER/MCINTIRE ANDERSON Lisa Higginbotham Regional Gift Planning ELCA FOUNDATION Todays Topic - I’ve Got the Power! – Selecting a Power of Attorney and What it Means A power of attorney names someone to act on your behalf, and is an important part of any estate plan.  A power of attorney is essential because you need someone to be able to make decisions […]

LSS Estate Planning Workshop Series – Wills, Trusts, and Probates. Oh My!

LSS Southern California Estate Planning Series PRESENTED BY Joshua Anderson Estate Planning Attorney PARTNER/MCINTIRE ANDERSON Lisa Higginbotham Regional Gift Planning ELCA FOUNDATION Todays Topic - Wills, Trusts and Probate…Oh My! – What they mean and why you need them Probate is often thought of as a bad word but, what is probate, and why should it be avoided?  Because you have worked hard for, and spent a lot of time to accumulate, your assets.  Rather […]

Home Buyer Orientation

Are you considering purchasing a home? Maybe it's time to consider purchasing a home. Buying a home can be a reality for everyone, even you! We can help you begin exploring the process. Please join our FREE online Home Buyer Orientation and Information session. From the comfort your home, we will provide an informative, convenient, and highly interactive 1 hour session with our HUD approved Housing Counselor Celina Lopez and a professional realtor. Click Here […]

Mental Health and Substance Abuse During the Covid-19 Era

Lutheran Social Services 4162 Rubidoux Ave, Riverside

Educate yourself regarding mental illness. Learn about the contribution to society made by people with mental illness. Treat people with dignity and respect. Avoid labeling. Download  

Health and Wellness Resource Fair

Come and learn more about community resources to improve your health and wellness. This resource fair will be hel on Zoom. See below for all information.

Home Buyer Orientation – March 26, 2021

Are you considering buying a home? Buying a home can be a reality for everyone, even you! We can help you beging exploring the process. Please join our FREE online Homebuyer Orientation and Information session. From the comfort of your home, we will provide and informative, convenient and highly interactive 1 hour session with our HUD approved Housing Counselor Celina Lopez and Judith Acosta, a professional Realtor. Click here to register

Free Covid-19 Testing

LSSSC Long Beach Office 1611 Pine Ave, Long Beach

Free Covid-19 Testing will be held at our Long Beach office on March 30th from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Masks are required and social distancing practiced. Download the

LSS Estate Planning Workshop Series – Love is Eternal…Community Property Isn’t

LSS Southern California Estate Planning Series PRESENTED BY Joshua Anderson Estate Planning Attorney PARTNER/MCINTIRE ANDERSON Lisa Higginbotham Regional Gift Planning ELCA FOUNDATION Todays Topic - Love is Eternal, Community Property may be Another Story – How Your Property is Divided - DUE TO A TECHNICAL ISSUE THIS SESSION WAS RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 7TH.  In a community property state such as California, assets are classified for planning purposes depending on a variety of factors. If you […]

Senior Scam Stopper

Come learn how to protect yourself from fraud. Discuss state legislation relating to scams concerning Covid-19, home improvement, auto repair, insurance, telemarketing, real estate and more.

LSS Estate Planning Workshop Series – You’re Set.. What’s Next?

LSS Southern California Estate Planning Series PRESENTED BY Joshua Anderson Estate Planning Attorney PARTNER/MCINTIRE ANDERSON Lisa Higginbotham Regional Gift Planning ELCA FOUNDATION Todays Topic - You’re Set…What’s Next? – Creating a Legacy Plan for the Next Generation A good estate plan accounts for not only what happens at the end of life, but also how survivors are cared for, and the anticipated needs of the next generation.  Developing a clear plan to pass on your […]

Southwest California Synod Multi-Conference Spring Assembly 2021

All members of the synod are invited as the nine conferences of the Southwest California Synod convene together at the Spring Multi-Conference Assembly, which will take place virtually on Wednesday April 14 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. After gathering and prayer, participants will divide into breakout rooms with their conferences to meet with their Deans, conduct conference elections, and any other conference business. Following the Conference Gatherings, the group will meet together for a special program […]

WelbeHealth Welcome

7400 Tujunga Ave. 7400 Tujunga Ave, Los Angeles

PLEASE JOINthe WelbeHealthOutreach Team and Clinical Staffas we extend aWelbeHealthWELCOMEto the Residents of North Hollywood  

God’s work. Our hands.

Mark your calendar for Sunday, September 12, 2021, when congregations of the ELCA will come together for “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday. Our church continues to live through the COVID-19 pandemic. Physical distancing has changed the way we worship and serve. But the need is great, and God’s church is at work. We’re not sure what the impact of this crisis will look like in September, but we continue to be church together. We are […]

Long Beach Gives

Save the Date September 23, 2021 for the third annual Long Beach Gives event. A 24 hour online giving day, #LongBeachGives was designed to inspire individuals and businesses in or community to make a difference in the exemplary work of the 150+ local, participating nonprofits.

Giving Tuesday

GIVINGTUESDAY IS A MOVEMENT THAT UNLEASHES THE POWER OF RADICAL GENEROSITY AROUND THE WORLD. Save the Date December 1, 2021 for this years GivingTuesday event. GivingTuesday reimagines a world built upon shared humanity and generosity. Our global network collaborates year-round to inspire generosity around the world, with a common mission to build a world where generosity is part of everyday life. Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for […]

Ambassadors are short-term volunteers who open doors for our organization in the community, introducing new people at our bi-monthly Fostering Community Care event. These are one hour awareness events only (no solicitations are made) to expose people to the great work of LSS Community Care. To become an Ambassador here are your responsibilities:
  1. 1 – Attend at least one Fostering Community Care event during the calendar year
  2. 2 – Host or invite and bring 10-15 guests to one Fostering Community Care event within 3 months of your attending one yourself.
  3. 3 – Inform your invited guests of what the Fostering Community Care meeting will be about, and let them know that they will receive a follow up call from the organization
  4. 4 – Ambassadors will complete their commitment after bringing 10-15 persons within the 3 month time period. An Ambassador has the option to complete after one term, continue for another 3 month term or move into another role on the team.
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Become an Ally

Allies are community members who want to be in a supportive, intentional, befriending relationship with an individual or family working to get out of poverty.

Other ways to help the Southern California Family Support Initiative
  • Be an Ad-Hoc Ally – share your special skill or talent
  • Be a member of your local Community Leadership Team
  • Assist with weekly Child Care/Children’s Programs
  • Be a Community Spokesman – talk about the initiative and recruit others to join
  • Financially Sponsor a Family Leader
  • Facilitate/assist with Training Our Leaders and Allies
  • Behind-the-scenes work – internet research, graphic design, writing
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We are actively seeking individuals and groups to be a part of our on-going mission to serve those in need. LSS administers over 50 specialized programs and services throughout the Southern California region. Contact your nearest LSS Center to hear about the local opportunities they have available.
Be a positive role model
Give back to others and help change lives
Transform communities
Spend your time doing something rewarding
Meet new people
Have fun
Learn new skills, share your talents, build your resume

The life you change most – may be your own!

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