Located in the city of San Bernardino, Central City Lutheran Mission supports the critical needs of the county’s most vulnerable residents. The mission assists those in crisis with emergency services, case management, life-skills training, employment and education referrals. Established in San Bernardino by five Lutheran churches in 1994, CCLM joined Lutheran Social Services of Southern California in July 2015.
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 offers services for those seeking food, shelter, education and health services. The mission is home to a men’s emergency shelter, transitional housing and reentry home for recently incarcerated men and individuals living with AIDS and HIV. A daily community meal, computer lab for adults and thrift store are offered daily in addition to intensive case management and referrals for those who qualify.
- Food Pantry
- Food Assistance
- Men’s Clothing Closet
- Community Meal Program
- Housing Referrals
- Men’s Homeless Shelter
- Transportation Assistance
- Vision Assistance
- Showers & Laundry
Fred came to Central City Lutheran Mission because his wallet had been stolen at the motel where he stayed. But burglary was not the real issue that haunted him.
It was that Fred had faced a harrowing trauma and then never found the resources to cope with it. It was that Fred found himself on the outside of his marriage looking in. It was that Fred was facing homelessness as a result of a newfound dependence on substances to manage his emotions. It was that Fred had, in an attempt to abandon his problems in another life, found a solitary life void of hope.
Jessica Esquivel, Senior Director
1354 North G St.
San Bernardino, CA 92405