LOCATIONS

LSS serves people in need throughout Southern California with programs and services in multiple locations in the counties of Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego. We are planning future services in the counties of Imperial, Kern, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. In all our programs, we seek to improve the lives of those in need.

Los Angeles County Locations

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Los Angeles County San Fernando Valley

Our care center primarily focuses on those without permanent housing and at-risk individuals and families. We offer short-term assistance including food and clothing, counseling and case management. We also provide referrals and individual guidance to assist clients as they seek self-confidence and dignity.

Emergency Services (Embrace):

  • Food Pantry
  • Clothing Closet
  • Housing Referrals

Social Services (Equip):

  • Referral Services
  • Case Management
  • ESL Classes

Transitional Services (Empower):

  • Housing Counseling
  • Payee Services

Contact Info:

Jan Maseda, Interim Area Director

Email:

sfvinfo@LSSSC.org

Office:

818-901-9480

Los Angeles County San Gabriel Valley

Our Avanti program in Pasadena serves developmentally challenged adults. Our disabled adult clients engage the community through social and volunteer opportunities. We offer a range of services including recreational, educational and one-on-one interaction with youth, seniors and other neighborhood residents.

Emergency Services (Embrace):

  • Please check one of our other locations for the many services we offer.

Social Services (Equip):

  • Referral Services
  • Case Management

Transitional Services (Empower):

  • Developmentally Challenged Adult Services
  • Housing Counseling
  • Payee Services

Contact Info:

Armine Kim, Area Director

Email:

sgvinfo@LSSSC.org

Office:

626-564-0191

Fax:

626-564-8521

60 North Daisy Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91107

Los Angeles County Long Beach/South Bay

Our center serves over 1,000 people each month providing emergency assistance such as food, clothing, hygiene items and blankets. After client intake we refer many to additional resources throughout the community. We also offer disability and housing benefit assistance to homeless families, individuals and veterans through our County Wide Benefits Team (CBEST).

Emergency Services (Embrace):

  • Food Pantry
  • Hygiene Kits
  • Clothing Closet
  • Referrals & Linkages to Other Community Agencies & Organizations

Social Services (Equip):

  • Intensive Case Management
  • Educational Classes & Workshops
  • Outreach Community Events (Annual Christmas Celebration, Thanksgiving Celebration, Easter Celebration, Back to School Giveaway & Health and Resources Fair)

Transitional Services (Empower):

  • Preparations for Employment
  • County-Wide Benefits Entitlements Services (CBEST)
  • Housing Counseling
  • Permanent Supportive

Contact Info:

Carla Kamar, Area Director

Email:

LBSBinfo@LSSSC.org

Office:

562-599-1321

Fax:

562-218-4123

1611 Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA 90813

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Orange County

We serve more than 200 individuals and families each month providing a food pantry, clothing, emergency vouchers for hotel, bus, gas and utilities. We also offer counseling and supportive services to women and their families that have been victims of crime.

Emergency Services (Embrace):

  • Food Pantry (Limited)
  • Clothing Ministry
  • Housing Referrals
  • Motel/Rental Assistance Vouchers
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Eviction Prevention
  • Utility Assistance

Social Services (Equip):

  • Referral Services
  • Case Management
  • Individual & Family Counseling

Transitional Services (Empower):

  • Housing Counseling
  • Payee Services

Contact Info:

Jim Pijloo, Clinical Area Director

Email:

ocinfo@LSSSC.org

Office:

714-534-6450

Fax:

714-534-6458

247 E Amerige Ave
Fullerton, CA 92832

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Riverside County

Our Community Care Center is often the first place people turn to when they find themselves in crisis. Requests for food, hygiene items and utility & shelter assistance are received regularly. We are able to provide referrals and connect people to resources that will meet their needs. Food bags are given to homeless men, women & families to help make balanced meals and special kits are made for the indigent living in motels.

Emergency Services (Embrace):

  • Food Pantry
  • Hygiene Kits
  • Clothing
  • Housing Referrals
  • Rental Assistance
  • Utility Assistance
  • Transportation Assistance
  • ID Vouchers

Social Services (Equip):

  • Referral Services
  • Case Management

Transitional Services (Empower):

  • Housing Counseling
  • Rapid Rehousing

Contact Info:

Deniece Marshall, Area Director

Email:

rcinfo@LSSSC.org

Office:

951-689-7847

Fax:

951-687-7299

4162 Rubidoux Avenue
Riverside, CA 92506

San Bernardino County Locations

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Central City Lutheran Mission

CCLM helps people seeking shelter, food, education and health services. We provide a men’s emergency shelter, houses for people living with HIV/AIDS, men’s transitional house and a reentry house for recently incarcerated men. There is grocery distribution, a weekday hot meal, and a computer lab for adults, community garden and a thrift store.

Emergency Services (Embrace):

  • Food Pantry
  • Clothing Closet
  • Community Meal Program
  • Housing Referrals
  • Motel/Rental Assistance Vouchers
  • Men’s Homeless Shelter
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Dental, Vision & Prescription Assistance
  • Eviction Prevention
  • Showers & Laundry
  • Utility Assistance

Social Services (Equip):

  • Referral Services
  • Case Management

Transitional Services (Empower):

  • Recidivism Reduction Program
  • Workforce Development Program
  • Housing Counseling
  • Permanent Supportive/Rapid Re-Housing
  • Payee Services

Contact Info:

Jessica Esquivel, Senior Director

Email:

cclminfo@LSSSC.org

Office:

909-381-6921

Fax:

909-381-5417

1354 North G St.

San Bernadino, CA 92405

San Bernardino County

Our centers support the mental and behavioral health needs of the remote and hard to reach locations of this geographically large county. Our Mental Health Services, encompassing clients of all ages include needs assessment, referral, case management, prevention, intervention via therapy, behavioral modification, crisis intervention and telepsychiatry. SBC Medi-Cal eligibility is generally required, Medi-Care is also accepted. Services are provided in Big Bear Lake, Lucerne Valley, Apple Valley, Barstow, Trona, Baker, Yucca Valley and areas in between unless otherwise noted.

Emergency Services (Embrace):

  • Immediate mental health services for crisis clients

Social Services (Equip):

  • Needs Assessment
  • Referral Services
  • Case Management
  • Individual Adult, Child & Family Mental Health Services (ages/services vary depending on office)
  • Telepsychiatry Services (Big Bear Lake, Lucerne Valley)
  • Student Assistance Program (Big Bear Lake)

Transitional Services (Empower):

  • Housing Counseling
  • Payee Services

Contact Info:

Eileen Hofer, Senior Director

Email:

sbcinfo@LSSSC.org

Office:

909-866-5070

Fax:

909-878-3228

41945 Big Bear Blvd. 222
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

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San Diego County

We offer a range of opportunities for seniors, youth and those in need of emergency services. We operate the Senior Companion Program, two TRIO student education programs and an emergency food pantry. Our services are valuable for both our clients and volunteers.

Emergency Services (Embrace):

  • Project Hand Food Pantry

Social Services (Equip):

  • Senior Companions Program

Transitional Services (Empower):

  • TRIO Programs (Upward Bound and Talent Search)

Contact Info:

Mark Kuntz, Senior Director

Email:

sdcinfo@LSSSC.org

Office:

714-244-4267

9655 Granite Ridge Drive, #200
San Diego, CA 92123

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Ventura County

Our Thousand Oaks center operates and manages programs throughout the Conejo Valley like Homeless 2 Home and the LSS Meal and Shelter Program. We also provide short-term emergency assistance to the vulnerable and disadvantaged members in our local community. Working with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department we do street outreach to engage those in need where they are and look for ways to assist.

Emergency Services (Embrace):

  • Food Pantry
  • Community Meal Program
  • Housing Referrals
  • Winter Shelter Program
  • Motel/Rental Assistance Vouchers
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Dental, Vision & Prescription Assistance
  • Eviction Prevention
  • Showers & Laundry
  • Utility Assistance
  • Click To Apply For Emergency Assistance

Social Services (Equip):

Transitional Services (Empower):

Contact Info:

Camille Black, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, Area Director

Email:

vcinfo@LSSSC.org

Office:

805-497-6207

Fax:

805-497-2607

80 E. Hillcrest Drive #101
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

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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