Health and Wellness Resources
 

April 7th Covid-19 Vaccine Pop-up Event

On behalf of Lutheran Social Services of Southern California and those we serve, a very special Thank You to the Central Neighborhood Health Foundation Clinic for their Covid-19 pop-up event held at and in partnership with Lutheran Social Services, Long Beach Center. 95 eligible people received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on April 7th. This event was well received by our program participants and community.
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Practicing Self-Care During the Pandemic

Tips and resources for practicing self-care during the pandemic. Presented by Dr. Gia Hamilton, this valuable presentation will provide information about self-care during the pandemic. Click here to download
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Who Helps the Helpers?

Who Helps the Helpers? That’s a question on a lot of caregivers’ minds but sometimes pastors are not given the permission to ask this themselves. At least that’s what I’ve seen in my own home as my husband is a pastor. It’s hard work trying to care for everyone in church, it’s even harder when no one is around! During the pandemic, we have struggled with re-envisioning church overZoom, tending to the needs of our church family and working for justice and equity. We’ve all had to do this while socially distanced, worrying about bills, and with no end date...
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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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