Central City Lutheran Mission helps people seeking shelter, food, education and health services. Established in San Bernardino by five Lutheran churches in 1994, CCLM joined Lutheran Social Services of Southern California in July 2015. Here in the City of San Bernardino you’ll find a men’s emergency shelter, houses for people living with HIV/AIDS, a men’s transitional house and a reentry house for recently incarcerated men. Tools for hunger relief include grocery distribution, a weekday hot meal, community garden and a thrift store. Children participate in a weekday after school program, and adults have access to a computer, sewing cooperative, medical and job transportation, and classes in English, Aerobics, Baking, and Arts & Crafts. Our residents and community members can also seek behavioral health and medical services on CCLM’s property at H-Street Clinic.
Ignited by faith, we live out God’s love by embracing, equipping and empowering vulnerable people in Southern California.
Sharing the love of Christ, we are a community to care and be cared for…where the vulnerable are safer and stronger; where the dependent are self-sustaining; where the isolated dwell in community; where the weary will be given hope.
Central City Lutheran Mission 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.
- 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
Fred entered Central City Lutheran Mission because his 20 year-old son died. He left Arizona and came to California; not looking for something here, but running away from pain in Arizona.
We earned his trust, addressed his pain and put him to work in the Central City Lutheran Mission kitchen. He improved our cooking and food handling methods. The Board of Health gave us an “A” rating!
He returned home to renew his marriage. Fred said, “The day I left Central City Lutheran Mission, you lost a kitchen worker, but I found a new life.”
Jessica Esquivel, Senior Director
1354 North G St.
San Bernadino, CA 92405