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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.

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  

Pacifica Synod Assemby

  Saturday, May 1, 2021 is the date for our 2021 Pacifica Synod Assembly. This one-day assembly will be held completely online. Voting members to the Assembly have received information through direct email. Contact the synod office if you are a voting member and can’t locate these emails.

Free Covid-19 Testing

LSSSC Long Beach Office 1611 Pine Ave, Long Beach


FREE Covid-19 Moderna Vaccinations

LSSSC Long Beach Office 1611 Pine Ave, Long Beach

The Central Neighborhood Health Foundation providing the Moderna Covid-19 shot for ages 18 & over from 10-1 pm

Rapid HIV Testing – May 12

LSSSC Long Beach Office 1611 Pine Ave, Long Beach

The Aids Health Foundation will be providing this valuable service at Lutheran Social Services Long Beach

Rapid HIV Testing – May 26

LSSSC Long Beach Office 1611 Pine Ave, Long Beach

The Aids Health Foundation will be providing this valuable service at Lutheran Social Services Long Beach

Southwest California Synod Assembly June 4 – 5, 2021

The 2021 SWCA Synod Assembly will be live streamed, and any member of our congregations or community is welcome to join the virtual viewing! Information about our streaming platform will be available on our website before the assembly to to our email list. This is an opportunity for anyone who is curious about synod governance and who hasn't been able to attend an in-person assembly. Voting Members should register as soon as possible at the […]

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.
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
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!