LSSSC In The News

City of Santa Ana Emergency Rental Assistance Program Hits Major Milestone Disbursing More Than $16 Million in Rental Assistance

SANTA ANA – Santa Ana’s COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program has reached a significant milestone – more than $16 million in funding for rental assistance has been distributed to 2,791 low-income Santa Ana households who suffered financial hardship because of the pandemic. The City of Santa Ana first began providing rental assistance in May 2020. At that time, assistance was limited…

LSSSC Receives $20,000 Community Development Block Grant from City of Camarillo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lutheran Social Services of Southern California Receives $20,000 Community Development Block Grant from City of Camarillo Newly awarded grant to support programs and services in Ventura County area office. LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1, 2020 – Lutheran Social Services of Southern California today announced the award of a $20,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) by the city of Camarillo,…


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Veteran Executive Becomes First African American CEO to Lead Venerable Institution FULLERTON, Calif. – The Board of Directors of Lutheran Social Services Southern California (LSSSC), today announced the appointment of Dr. LaSharnda Beckwith as President and CEO of LSS Southern California. Dr. Beckwith becomes the first African American CEO in the agency’s 75-year history. Beckwith joins the…

Lutheran Social Services’ Riverside office reaches out to help homeless

By REBECCA K. O’CONNOR | The Community Foundation PUBLISHED: January 11, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. | UPDATED: January 11, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.   An organization in Riverside that has been serving the homeless and hungry for more than 20 years is working to get more of them into permanent housing. Lutheran Social Services of Southern California serves hundreds of thousands of individuals and families throughout…

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
Spend your time doing something rewarding
Meet new people
Have fun
Learn new skills, share your talents, build your resume

The life you change most – may be your own!