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.

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Los Angeles County

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. Click here to visit our San Gabriel Valley / Pasadena office.

Our Long Beach/South Bay 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). Click here to visit our Long Beach / South Bay center.

Our San Fernando Valley office has temporarily suspended services, as we identify a new location for our program. If you or someone you know are in need of services please see the list below for alternative locations in our area. We are actively seeking a welcoming and receptive facility to house our weekly food pantry. To assist in our search or for more information please contact sfvinfo@LSSSC.org. Click here for updates about LSSSC in the San Fernando Valley.

 

Los Angeles County Services Offered:

  • Emergency Services
    • Food, Clothing, and Utilities Assistance
  • Community Education and Support Services
    • Housing Counseling
    • Healthy California Families
  • Care Coordination Services
    • Intensive Case Management Services (ICMS)
    • Countywide Benefits Entitlement Services Team (CBEST)
    • CalAIM Community Supports for Housing Navigation, Tenancy and Sustaining Services
  • Services for Individuals with Disabilities
    • Community Integration Training (CIT)
    • Transportation Services
  • Housing Services
    • Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH)
    • Residential Supportive Services (RSS)

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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.

Orange County Services Offered:

  • Emergency Services
    • Food, Clothing, Utilities, Motel Vouchers, and Rental Assistance
  • Community Education and Support Services
    • Housing Counseling
  • Care Coordination Services
    • Victims Intervention Program (VIP)
    • CalAIM Community Supports for Housing Navigation, Tenancy, and Sustaining 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.

Riverside County Services Offered:

  • Emergency Services
    • Food, Clothing, Hygiene, and Rental Assistance
  • Workforce Development Services
    • Peer Support Training and Development Program

Contact Info:

Deniece Marshall, Area Director

Email:

rcinfo@LSSSC.org

Office:

951-689-7847

Fax:

951-687-7299

4162 Rubidoux Avenue
Riverside, CA 92506

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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.

San Bernardino County Services Offered:

  • Emergency Services
    • Food, Clothing, Shelter, and Transportation Assistance
  • Community Education and Support Services
    • Housing Counseling
    • Probation Counseling
    • Probation Diversion Education
    • Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Education
  • Care Coordination Services
  • Mental Health Services
    • Early Identification and Intervention Services (EIIS)
    • Success First and Wraparound Services
    • General Mental Health for Children and Adults
    • Telepsychiatry
    • Student Assistance Program
  • Housing Services
    • Emergency Shelter
    • Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH)
  • Academic/After School Services
    • After School Program
  • Workforce Development
    • Peer Support Training and Placement Program

Contact Info:

Tawanda Counts, MA
Clinical Senior Director
LMFT License No. 89057

Email:

TCounts@LSSSC.org

Office:

760-248-6612

Fax:

909-878-3228

32770 Old Woman Springs Road Suite C
Lucerne Valley, Ca. 92356

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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.

San Diego County Services Offered:

  • Emergency Services
    • Project Hand Food Bank
  • Academic/After School Services
    • Trio Upward Bound and Talent Search
  • Senior Services
    • Senior Companion Program

Contact Info:

Mark Kuntz, Vice President of Programs

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.

Ventura County Services Offered:

  • Emergency Services
    • Food, Clothing, Hygiene, Utilities, Motel Vouchers and Rental Assistance
  • Community Education and Support Services
    • Housing Counseling
  • Care Coordination Services
    • Street Outreach Program
  • Housing Services
    • Rapid Re-Housing

Contact Info:

Dichele Harris, M.P.P.A., 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
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The life you change most – may be your own!

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