On this Giving Tuesday, here’s nine nonprofits that are providing shelter or services, including meals, to the city’s unhoused.
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Christian Outreach in Action: Volunteer, donate or help raise funds for this nonprofit, which provides meals, diapers and other supplies for the unhoused at its Downtown location, 515 E. Third St. You can also shop at or donate to the nonprofit’s thrift store at 1772 Clark Ave. For information, call 562-432-1440, or visit the nonprofit’s website.
Rescue Mission: The Long Beach Rescue Mission serves meals and provides shelter and services to the unhoused at 1430 Pacific Ave. The nonprofit also runs a thrift store at 702 W. Anaheim St. Learn more and donate here or call 562-591-1292. Listen to an interview with Jeff Levine, executive director, here.
Project Achieve (Catholic Charities of LA): The nonprofit offers emergency shelter and hot meals to single men and women over 18. Residents are assigned a case manager and provided with services and connected with the city of Long Beach’s Multi-Service Center. Donate here or by phone at 213-251-3494.
CityHeART: CityHeART serves veterans, seniors and families with children experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity in Long Beach by providing supplemental case management and care coordination to housing and homeless services agencies. Donate here. Read more about the nonprofit here.
Long Beach Community Table: Long Beach Community Table distributes groceries and fresh produce, as well as clothing and toiletries, to more than 3,000 unhoused and low-income families and individuals each week. Make a donation here.
Help Me Help You: Help Me Help You connects those in need to services such as CalFresh, Medi-Cal and social security benefits, and also provides fresh and packaged groceries to 10 local food pantries. Learn more about the organization and donate here.
Love in the Mirror: This youth-led organization hosts food drives, toy drives, hygiene item drives, school supply drives and more throughout the year. Get in touch at [email protected] or donate online here. Read more about the nonprofit here.
Tranquility Counseling Services: This nonprofit holds food distributions every first and third Saturday of the month from 10 to 11 a.m. at New Hope Church, 1119 E. Rhea St. and also provides other resources to those in need. For more information, contact Charron Gonder at 562-787-5173 or [email protected]. Donate to Tranquility Counseling Services here.