San Fernando Valley

Located in the city of North Hollywood, LSS San Fernando Valley primarily focuses on those without permanent housing and at-risk individuals and families. Our programs are developed to provide emergency services, education, and long-term resources necessary to empower those in need with a sustainable path to independence.  Donations of non-perishable food items, gently used clothing, gift cards and financial contributions are always needed and appreciated.

mission & vision


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.

our services

LSS San Fernando Valley offers a full range of emergency assistance, including a weekly food pantry and fresh groceries, new and gently used clothing, counseling, client-based case management and payee services. We also offer referrals and case specific guidance to families and individuals seeking a path to independence and self-sufficiency.

Emergency Services (Embrace)
  • Food Pantry
  • Clothing Closet
  • Housing Referrals
  • Rider Relief/Bus Coupons & Tokens
  • Hygiene Kits
  • Food Assistance
Social Services (Equip)
  • Referral Services
  • Case Management
  • Community Resource Referrals
Transitional Services (Empower)
  • Housing Counseling
  • Payee Representative Services
A Mother’s Story

Mothers with young children come to our center. Their food stamps don’t enable the family to buy enough groceries to last the month. That’s when LSS steps in and makes up the difference. Sometimes our pantry is their last option.

One single mom with five children works on a food truck. She leaves home every day at 3:30 AM, and sets the alarm on her cell phone so she can call her children, and make sure they get to school on time. Our pantry is closed when she gets off work, but a volunteer waits until she arrives for the groceries she and her children need. For LSS, the “emergency” in emergency services is sometimes as simple as keeping the door open until our client arrives.

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Jan Maseda, Interim Area Director


Office: 818-901-9480
Fax: 818-901-9482

7400 Tujunga Ave
North Hollywood, CA 91605

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.
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
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
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The life you change most – may be your own!