The COVID-19 pandemic has created a significant surge in the number of vulnerable clients who need emergency services. As one of the few agencies still serving at-risk clients this may seem insurmountable but just like our friends at Giving Tuesday we believe generosity has the power to unite and heal communities.


That’s why Tuesday, May 5th has been designated as #GivingTuesdayNow, a new global day of giving launched as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.

For many families, this is just the beginning, together we’ll see them through the end.

LSSSC Impact
  • Nearly 50% increase in new clients facing unemployment, furlough or reduction in hours
  • 47% decrease in non-perishable food donations & household staples 
  • 30% increase in suicide prevention & grief counseling services.
  • Severe shortage of much-needed PPE-facial coverings, gloves, & hand sanitizers
  • 80% decrease in eligible volunteers, as most were seniors with high-risk restrictions
  • Suspension of essential high risk services, such as showers, laundry services, clothing closets and community meals
Your Impact
  • Pray for the health and safety of our employees, clients and volunteers
  • Volunteer at one of our eight emergency services sites
  • Prepare Grab n Go lunches or Pre-Cooked Community Meals for 10 or more clients
  • Collect in-kind donations of non-perishable food, hygiene kits, paper goods and supplies.
  • Donate non-medical facial coverings, Lysol or Clorox cleaning supplies
  • Give a financial contribution 
A Word From Our President and CEO, Dr. LaSharnda Beckwith
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!