Community Assistance Directory

If you are in need of help to find employment, health care, food, shelter, or apply for government assistance, browse the resource sections below.

Daily schedule of local resources for food/clothing/showers

Every day:

Christian Outreach Action
515 E. 3rd St., Long Beach, CA  90802
Call 562-432-1440
Food bank, hot meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner), legal clinic, clothing and diaper bank. 
Call for specific times and requirements.


City of Norwalk
11929 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk
Call 562-929-5544
Food Distribution: Monday - Thursday 8 a.m..- 4 p.m., Fridays 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Burns Community Center
5510 Clark Ave., Lakewood
Call 562-925-7512
Food Distribution: Mon-Fri: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Lakewood residents only (zip codes 90712 and 90713)

Palms Park Community Center
12305 207th St., Lakewood
Call 562-865-6414
Food Distribution: Sun-Mon: 3 - 6 p.m.
Lakewood residents only (zip code 90715)

Calvary Chapel
12808 Woodruff Ave., Downey
Call 562-803-5631
Food Distribution: Mon/Wed/Fri 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Food Bank of Southern California
1444 San Francisco Ave., Long Bach
Call 562-435-3577
Food Distribution: Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

St. Bernard Church Pantry Food
9647 Beach St., Bellflower
Call 562-867-2337
Food Distribution: Every Tuesday: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.(arrive early to wait in line)

Salvation Army
9644 Cedar St., Bellflower
Call 562-804-0808
Food Distribution: Wednesdays at 2 p.m.; must make appointment. Must live in Bellflower, Artesia, Paramount, Norwalk or Cerritos.

Bethany Church
17054 Bixby Ave., Bellflower
Call 562-866-1812
Food Distribution: Every Tuesday from 2-3 p.m.. Limit one bag per week for each family.

Hawaiian Gardens Food Bank
22121 Norwalk Blvd., Hawaiian Gardens
Call first: 562-860-9097
Food Distribution: Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. 3 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


The Lord's Church
9740 Flower St., Bellflower
Call 562-866-8283
Food Distribution: Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 8:15 - 9:15 p.m.
Clothing Distribution: 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 10 a.m. - noon.

Cerritos College
11110 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk
Call 562-860-2451, ext. 2494
Last Wednesday of each month from 9 - 11 a.m. at Lot 10. Must attend College there or live in the area.


St. Dominic Savio Church
13400 Bellflower Blvd., Bellflower
Call 562-920-7796
Food Distribution: Every Thursday 8 - 10 a.m. (first come, first served)

Calvary Baptist Church
14722 Clark Ave., Bellflower
Call 562-925-3706
Recovery Dinner: Friday nights at 6 p.m.: $2
Food Pantry: Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Rosewood Church
10115 Rose St., Bellflower
Call 562-804-4778
Food Distribution: Every Friday from 3-4 p.m.

Paramount Care Foundation
8206 Alondra Blvd., Paramount
Call 562-272-4962
Food Distribution: Every Friday from 8 - 10 a.m.


Trinity United Methodist Church
5730 South St., Lakewood
Call 562-867-9892
Food Distribution: 10:30 -11:45 a.m. (Homeless welcome)
Hot meal or sack meal served every 4th Saturday of the month

Journey of Faith
17456 Downey Ave., Bellflower
Call 562-634-2910
Food Distribution: "His Table" Breakfast 9:30 a.m., Lunch 11:30

Life Center Church
6022 Candlewood St., Lakewood
Call 562-866-9078
Food Distribution: 3rd Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. - noon. Hot meal will be served. Clothing and toiletries available.

The Journey @Mayfair Church
6150 Bellflower Blvd., Lakewood
Call 562-867-3198
Food Distribution: 9 - 11 a.m., 2nd Saturday of the month (drive thru)

Lakewood First Methodist Church
4300 Bellflower Blvd., Lakewood
Call 562-425-1219
Food Distribution: 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month from 9 to 11 a.m..

Good Shepherd Church
1535 Gundry Ave., Long Beach
Call 562-674-0288
Food Distribution: Saturday 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.


Crossroads Multi-International Church of Nazarene
Corner of Norwalk/Del Amo in Cerritos
Call 562-809-4143
Food Distribution: Sundays at 8:45 - 9:30 a.m.

Domestic Violence, Abuse, Mental Health & Other Services

Women Experiencing Domestic Violence (Hotline 24 hours)
Call 562-402-4888

Care Solace (Mental health referral system)
Call 866-515-7881

Community Family Guidance Center (in Cerritos)
Call 562-924-5526

Elder Abuse Hotline
Call 877-4 R SENIORS (477-3646)

Los Angeles County Mental Health (in Cerritos)
Call 800-854-7771

Los Angeles County Social Service
Call 866-613-3777

Los Angeles County Substance Abuse Helpline
Call 844-804-7500

Los Angeles County Veterans' Services
Call 844-4 LA VETS (452-8387)

Suicide Prevention Crisis Line - 24 hours
Call 800-273-8255 or 988


Apply for State of CA unemployment benefits

America's Job Center of CA
Provides career development and placement assistance.
10900 E. 183rd St., #392, Cerritos, CA  90703
Call 562-402-9336
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Pacific Gateway Career Transition Center
Agency that connects job seekers to employment opportunities. Full-service resource center and workshop location.
4811 Airport Plaza Dr., Suite #120, Long Beach, CA  90815
Call 562-570-3700
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Food and Shelter

Catholic Charities - Long Beach Community Services Center
Emergency food, personal care items, formula and diapers. Proof of income and identification is needed.
123 E. 14th St., Long Beach, CA  90813
Call 213-251-3432
Tuesday-Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1 - 3 p.m.

Christian Outreach Action
Food bank, hot meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner), legal clinic, clothing and diaper bank. Call for specific times and requirements.
515 E. 3rd St., Long Beach, CA  90802
Call 562-432-1440

Disabled Resource Center
Referrals for emergency shelter, food and transportation; housing search assistance; utility assistance and counseling.
2750 E. Spring St., #100, Long Beach, CA  90806
Call 562-427-1000
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1-5 p.m. 

Long Beach Multipurpose Center
Showers, toilet facilities, case management, housing referrals and job placement.
1301 W. 12th St., Long Beach, CA  90813
Call 562-570-4500
Intake Monday-Wednesday and Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Thursday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Lutheran Social Services
Emergency food, clothing and emergency shelter; employment preparation; literacy classes.
1611 Pine Ave., Long Beach, CA  90813
Call 562-599-1321
Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. - noon and 12:30 - 2 p.m. 

Referrals for homeless support and prevention services are available to anyone who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Project Shepherd
Lakewood residents only

  • Burns Community Center (zip codes 90712 and 90713)
    Call 562-925-7512
  • Palms Park Community Center (zip code 90715)
    Call 562-865-6414

Food Bank of SoCal, Long Beach
Call 562-435-3577

Long Beach Rescue Mission
Call 562-591-1292

Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority
Call 213-683-3333 


Government/Utility Assistance

WIC (Women, Infants and Children)
17610 Bellflower Blvd., Suite a103-a105, Bellflower
Call 562-461-9602
Supplemental Nutrition Services for: Pregnant women, women who just had a baby or recent pregnancy loss, and children up to 5 years of age.

CalFresh (Food Stamps)
12727 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk
Call: 562-807-7840
SNAP Program: Apply to get up to $234 a month per household member on an EBT card.

HEAP: Utility Assistance
Home Energy Assistance Program
Call 888-351-4061
Visit website for more information
Utility Assistance: If you quality, you can receive assistance with either your gas or electric bill in the form of one payment each year. 

Disabled Resource Center
2750 E. Spring St., Suite #100, Long Beach
Call Mario Rodriguez at 562-427-1000, ext. 114
Utility Assistance: Assistance with paying electric or gas bill.

Burns Community Center / Lakewood Project Shepherd
5510 Clark Ave., Lakewood
Call 562-925-7512
Utility Assistance: Mon-Fri 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Lakewood residents only (zip codes 90712 & 90713). One-time assistance on electric, gas, water or trash bill.

Palms Park Community Center / Lakewood Project Shepherd
12305 207th St., Lakewood
Call 562-865-6414
Utility Assistance: Mon-Fri 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Lakewood residents only (zip codes 90712 & 90713). One-time assistance on electric, gas, water or trash bill.

One Wish One Need
Serving Long Beach area
Call 562-271-1830
Food, clothing and school supplies.

Healthcare and Senior Services

Los Angeles County Health Line
Call 800-427-8700
Phone lines open 24/7

Medicare Information Line
Call 800-MEDICARE 

Bellflower Health Center, L.A. County
10005 E. Flower St., Bellflower, CA 90706
Call 562-804-8112
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. by appointment only

Comprehensive Care Center
1333 Chestnut Ave., #205A, Long Beach, CA 90813
Call 562-599-2153
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Tuesdays 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Clinic Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Harbor - UCLA Medical Center
1000 W. Carson St., Torrance, CA 90502
Call 310-222-2345
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. for general medical services; evenings and weekends for emergency care only. ER is 24 hours.

Pathways Volunteer Hospice
In-home hospice services, grief preparation and support, caregiving and companionship program.
4645 Woodruff Ave., Lakewood, CA 90713
Call 562-531-3031

Senior Case Manager at Weingart Senior Center
5220 Oliva Ave., Lakewood, CA  90712
Call 562-630-6141
Appointments on Monday and Saturday

Wesley Health Centers - Bellflower
14371 Clark Ave., Bellflower, CA  90706
Call 562-867-7999
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.