Located in the city of Riverside, LSS Riverside is now situated within the campus of Trinity Lutheran Church, at 4162 Rubidoux Ave., Riverside 92506. Our office offers emergency services, case management and critical assistance to low income households and unsheltered individuals in addition to life-skills training and referrals regarding employment and education.
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 Riverside provides emergency assistance and case management to meet critical needs such as food and clothing, utility and housing assistance (deposits, arrears payments), transportation assistance (gas or bus vouchers), benefits assistance (medical insurance), and Cal Fresh and Credit Repair. We also conduct workshops on financial literacy and career empowerment.
Christine went with a friend to Lutheran Social Services in Riverside to get lunch, and before long offered to be a volunteer in our donated clothing department. That was her way of giving back to LSS for the food we had shared with her. There was a culture of hope and acceptance at our pantry, and that’s exactly what Christine needed most.
The oldest of three children, she grew up with her mother and stepfather, both of whom did drugs from as early as she can remember. Child Protective Services (CPS) took her away from them at age 10, but she returned by age 12.
The family never had a real home, moving from motel to motel. Sometimes her mom begged at the street corner. On a regular basis her parents locked the door to their room and did drugs.
Deniece Marshall, Area Director
4162 Rubidoux Avenue
Riverside, CA 92506
Hours of Operation:
Monday: 9am to 4:30pm by appointment only (closed from 12-1 for Lunch)
Tuesday: 9am to 4:30pm by appointment only (closed from 12-1 for Lunch)
Wednesday: Food Pantry open from 10am to 12pm and 12:30 to 2pm
Thursday: Food Pantry open from 10am to 12pm and 12:30 to 2pm