Located in the city of Garden Grove, LSS Orange County, serves more than 200 families and individuals per month with emergency and social services. When possible, clients are paired with a caseworker to address the more systemic and prevailing needs of the individual. We also partner with local churches, to support families during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays and facilitate local collections for Lutheran World Relief Quilt distribution.
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.
LSS Orange County offers a weekly food pantry and senior grocery program, clothing, hygiene packs, emergency vouchers for hotel, bus, gas and utilities motel/hotel vouchers. Clients are able to receive housing assistance, in depth case management and ongoing support while they navigate to a more stable situation. We also provide specialized counseling and supportive services for women that have been victims of crime.
- Food Pantry
- Hygiene Kits
- Clothing Closet
- Housing Referrals
- Motel/Rental Assistance Vouchers
- Transportation Assistance
- Eviction Prevention
- Utility Assistance
Cynthia is a mother of three boys and one girl, all under the age of eleven. She ran away from an abusive husband in Georgia, and came to the West Coast looking for a new life. The five of them managed to rent a single room in a personal residence, where they hoped to be safe. But, the landlord was verbally abusive and disrespectful to the family, and they were desperate for help.
Initially, they came to LSS asking for basic items: food, clothes, shoes and hygiene articles. But there was another essential need.
Cynthia had secured employment for the first time in seven years, but she had no money to provide childcare during the summer months, when her children were out of school. LSS managed to pay for this critical need. We also provided case management and individual counseling to assist her in the transition she and her children faced.
Jim Pijloo, Area Director
12432 Ninth Street
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Hours of Operation
Mondays & Tuesdays: 09:30am – 12:30pm
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 10:00am-12:00pm (closed for lunch for an hour) 1pm to 3pm
Closed to the public on Fridays
The office takes calls M-F 8:00am-5:00pm every week.
Our office makes appointments during the times not opened to the public. We are doing telephonic/telehealth encounters (counseling & case management appointments) at this point.