Lutheran Social Services of Southern California (LSSSC) has a 75-year legacy of meeting needs in Southern California. We help the vulnerable, the underserved, and those who may be feeling powerless, regardless of race, creed, or orientation.
With the support of those in the community who care, we serve more than 30,000 individuals and families providing goods and services such as food pantries & hot meals, clothing, emergency vouchers for hotel, bus, gas, and utilities, housing and rental referrals, eviction prevention, prescription assistance, and holiday, school or hygiene packs. When there is an emergency we are quick to provide a humanitarian response during times of natural or man-made disasters. We also offer other short-term assistance programs.
Where possible we engage those seeking services with a case manager who provides access to long-term resources that address the individual’s systemic and prevailing needs. Our intent is to EMBRACE people at times of crisis and acute need by extending the compassion of Christ.
LIST OF SERVICES
Please note that all programs/services are NOT available at every LSSSC location. Please call ahead to verify available services.
Food & Clothing
Food Pantry – Fresh and non-perishable food in cans/cartons, refrigerated meats, vegetables & dairy products
Clothing Closet – Clean and sorted clothing by seasons and gender, for men, women and children
Community Meal Program – Our Community Meal Programs are among our largest volunteer driven programs. Volunteers prepared and served more than 80,000 meals. More than 50 community groups participate in our Meal Programs annually by purchasing and preparing food for our clients.
Housing Referrals – Contact information for Section 8 and other available subsidized housing
Motel/Rental Assistance Vouchers – Short term housing for crisis situations / Rent subsidies for specialized individualized cases
Men’s Homeless Shelter – Case managed 30/60/90 day program open 365 days to men 18 years and older
Eviction Prevention – Case management intervention to determine available options for eviction prevention
Probation Counseling – Probation counselors provide behavior, substance abuse, and mental health counseling
Locations: San Bernardino County – Barstow
Showers & Laundry – Scheduled access to shower facility for case managed clients. Subsidized short-term washer & dryer access
Utility Assistance – Partial subsidies for shut-off avoidance (paid directly to utility company)