Monday, July 20, 2009

YMCA of Greater Long Beach

The YMCA of Greater Long Beach will build strong kids, strong families and strong communities and will contribute powerfully to life in Long Beach and the partner cities we serve. All activities of the YMCA will strengthen the family, and show, by the example of our work, how people of all backgrounds can live together and grow toward their full potential

The YMCA of Greater Long Beach is an Association that welcomes people of all ages, ethnic groups, and religious affiliations to unite in a common effort to put Judeo-Christian principles and values into practice, through programs that develop healthy spirit, mind, and body for ourselves, our families, our children and community.

Fairfield Family YMCA
Victor Dominguez, Executive Director

Downtown Community Development YMCA
Bob Cabeza, Executive Director

Los Altos YMCA
Kristine Drinovsky, Executive Director

Los Cerritos YMCA
Jeremy Echnoz, Executive Director

Weingart-Lakewood Family YMCA
Jason Hagensick, Interim Executive Director - Chief Operating Officer

YMCA Camping Services
Jeff Darling, Executive Director

Ugandan Lambs

In November of 2004, Ugandan Lambs was
started in response to the needs represented within one
extended family…the family of Sam and Ruth Sebabi.

Sam and Ruth were born and raised in Uganda, and the AIDS epidemic has deeply affected their lives. As sisters, brother, cousins and in-laws began to die from AIDS, the Sebabis found themselves sole providers for all the children left behind. The burden became too great for them bear alone. Ugandan Lambs was established to help provide for the needs of these children, and move them toward independence and a hopeful future. Originally, Ugandan Lambs began with 25 children. Today, there are 58, ranging in ages from 4 to 20.

Uganda began to document its first AIDS cases in 1982, calling the
disease “slim” for its skeleton-producing effects upon the body. Scientists believe that this region of Africa, around the area of Lake Victoria, was where HIV first began infecting humans. To date, over 1.6 million Ugandans have died from the disease, and another one million are living with HIV.

Today, Uganda is widely hailed as Africa's AIDS success story. In 1992 it had a 16 percent rate of infection; by 2003 it had dropped to 4 and 6 percent. The turnaround is widely attributed to President Yoweri Museveni, who spoke out early and often about the disease, and a homegrown grassroots campaign from ordinary Ugandans to care for the sick and educate the healthy. However, even as HIV/AIDS statistics begin to recede, the situation for the children left behind by the disease worsens by the day.

Julie Schumacher, Director
Phone: 562-595-6881, ext 232
Mailing address: 3590 Elm Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807

The Steel Magnolias

To raise funds and to promote goodwill and the public’s awareness of the needs and services of the Stramski Children’s Developmental Center.
By raising funds, through a variety of events and projects, the Steel Magnolias support the Geraldine A. Stramski Children’s Developmental Center, located in Miller Children’s Hospital, Long Beach, California.

The Stramski Developmental Center is a special needs center created to help children and families deal with conditions like autism, cleft lip and palate, learning problems, mental retardation, developmental delays and birth defects. The center also has a sleep disorders and international adoption clinic. For many of these children their conditions are invisible, serious and life-long and they face almost insurmountable challenges. Very few of these situations are “quick-fixes” and require numerous visits and extensive pre-consult and post consult work. Children need advocates and for many of our patients, parents are not effective in this role primarily due to cultural, educational and language differences. The Stramski Center fills this gap by facilitating access to services and monitoring progress. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the center is able to provide individualized care to help children reach their optimum potential.

please contact the Steel Magnolias at

The State of The Art Project

The State of Art Project is devoted to nurturing the imagination of our youth to influence positive and sustainable change.

Founded in 2006, The State of Art Project is dedicated to providing Media Arts education to the youth of Long Beach. With art programs being cut in our, access to this education becomes limited. TSOAP affords our youth the opportunity to explore Photography and Filmmaking and provides the necessary tools to do so. Students use industry-standard software, including Adobe and Apple products and are taught in an interactive and collaborative style.


mailing address:

The State of Art Project

553 Olive Avenue

Long Beach, CA 90802

The Childrens Clinic

The Children's Clinic, Serving Children and Their Families' mission is "to partner with parents and the community to provide quality health care services and health education and promotion to needy children and families".

Long Beach, population 461,522, is the second largest city in Los Angeles County (LA County) and the fifth largest in California. It has one of the most diverse urban populations in the country.

  • 65% minorities, 60 different languages and 41 different cultures
    • 35.8% are Latino or Hispanic
    • 33.1% White
    • 14.9% Black or African American
    • 13.2% Asian or Pacific Islander
    • 0.8% American Indian or Alaska Native
    • 2.3% other

Long Beach has the largest population of Cambodians outside of Cambodia.

The Children's Clinic, Serving Children and Their Families
(562) 933-0400

The Vasek Polak Children's Clinic Family Health and Wellness Center

(562) 366-5900

The Children's Clinic Family Health Center in North Long Beach at Hamilton Middle School
(562) 531-7284

The Children's Clinic at International Elementary School
(562) 436-4420

The Children's Clinic at The Long Beach Multi-Service Center for the Homeless
(562) 733-1147 x 117

The Children's Clinic Family Health Center at Cesar Chavez Elementary School
(562) 435-5040

Specialty Coffee Association of America

We are the world’s largest coffee trade association dedicated to creating a vibrant specialty coffee community.
We recognize, develop and promote specialty coffee by setting and maintaining quality standards for the industry; conducting research on coffee, equipment and perfection of craft; and providing education, training, resources and business services for members.
Celebrating 27 years of success, the strength of our organization is reflective of our members who represent more than forty countries and every segment of the specialty coffee industry, from coffee growers to coffee roasters and retailers.
Together, we ensure our industry continues to thrive.

Be the recognized authority, standard setter and professional development organization supporting a vibrant specialty coffee community.

To recognize, develop and promote specialty coffee.

Specialty Coffee Association of America
330 Golden Shore, Ste. 50
Long Beach, CA 90802

SCAA Phone Number: 562-624-4100
SCAA Fax Number: 562-624-4101

Special Olympics Southern California

Special Olympics Southern California is a nonprofit organization that empowers individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition. It is one of 52 Chapters within the United States and part of Special Olympics, Inc., which serves 2.5 million athletes worldwide.

The mission of Special Olympics Southern California is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Our vision is to provide sports and training programs for any individual with intellectual disabilities who chooses to participate, thereby improving their lives and the lives of everyone they touch.

5875 Green Valley Circle, Suite 200

Culver City, CA 90230

Fax: 310.215.8388


Society of St Vincent

For more than 100 years, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles has provided programs and services for children, the homeless and the poor within the counties of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara that are free of charge regardless of religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, handicap or national origin. These programs and services include the operation of St. Vincent’s Cardinal Manning Center for emergency and transitional housing, Circle V Ranch Camp for disadvantaged and at-risk children, St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store (which also distributes clothes, furniture and appliances free of charge to the needy), a winter shelter in Ventura County, a prisoner resettlement program that helps paroled inmates turn their lives around, and more than 100 community-based conferences of lay volunteers that furnish direct assistance and referrals to poor individuals and families throughout the above mentioned counties since 1908.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles, is part of a worldwide organization of lay Catholic men and women who are committed to live and grow in their Christian faith through prayer and personal involvement in charitable works. The Society’s mission is accomplished through parish and community-based groups called Conferences (volunteers) and programs called “Special Works.” The Society’s work includes any actions that promote the dignity of the person, alleviate suffering and distress, while correcting the conditions that cause them.

“No Act of Charity is Foreign to the Society.”

210 North Avenue 21
Los Angeles, CA 90031
(323) 224 – 6280

Rebuilding Together Long Beach

Rebuilding Together is the leading nonprofit, nondenominational volunteer organization that, in partnership with the community, rehabilitates the houses of low-income homeowners, particularly those who are elderly, disabled, and families with children, so they may continue to live in warmth, safety and independence.

Rebuilding Together also assists nonprofit organizations.

After months of planning and preparation, Rebuilding Together Long Beach participates in a National Rebuilding Day that occurs on the last Saturday in April. But we don't stop there, Rebuilding Together Long Beach is now starting to provide year-round services.

Volunteers from all ages, faiths and walks of life come together to help their neighbors in the American barn raising tradition.

Nonprofits Assisted Since 1993

Nonprofit Facility

John Tracy Clinic



Boys and Girls Club Children
Long Beach Day Nursery Children
YWCA Women's Shelter Women & Children
New Life Beginnings Women & Children
Young Horizons Children
Camp Fire Girls Children
Travelers Aide Society Low-Income
Los Altos YMCA Children & Families
Downtown-Buffum YMCA Children & Families
Fairfield Family YMCA Children & Families
Girl Scouts USA Children
Tichenor Orthopedic Clinic Children
Family Service of Long Beach Women & Children
Boys & Girls Club Children
Substance Abuse Foundation Homeless Men & Women
Mt. Carmel Cambodian Center Low-Income Families
Crippled Children's Society Children & Disabled Adults
Girl Scouts Boating Facility Children
Flossie Lewis Center Women & Children
Will J. Reid Scout Camp Children
American Red Cross People in Need
His Nesting Place Women & Children
Douglas MacArthur School Children
Fairfield Boys & Girls Club Children
CRI Community Rehabilitation Low-Income & Disabled
New Life Beginnings Women & Children
Christian Outreach Appeal Homeless
Lindburgh Middle School Children
Washington Youth Center Children
Ability First Children & Disabled Adults
Padua House Terminal AIDS Patients
St. Francis Center Low-Income
New Life Beginnings Women & Children
Food Finders People in Need

Rebuilding Together Long Beach
PO Box 3823
Long Beach, CA 90803

Pedal Movement

i cant really find any "about" or "contact" on the website

but if you ride a bike or are thinking about riding a bike as opposed to driving everywhere i would highly recommend creating an account on here and pay attention to how long beach is on its way to becoming the most bike friendly city in the world!

Pathways to Independence

Our Mission

Pathways to Independence commits to catalyzing profound and productive changes in the lives of young women in Long Beach and Orange County who have been neglected by their families and society. Many of our clients come from alcoholic families. Many have experienced years of incest or other forms of abuse. Some spent years in foster care or even became indigent.

Pathways to Independence was founded in 1991 by educators, Dave & Joyce Bishop, and received 501(c)(3) status as a Public Charity in February, 1994. The Bishops initial goal was to help a former student, Monica, get advanced education and achieve self-sufficiency. Monica was the product of a dysfunctional alcoholic family and at age 19 had a 2 year-old daughter and no support. With the Bishops' help, Monica was able to get advanced training and a full-time job with health benefits for her and her daughter.

Pathways to Independence
P.O. Box 43
Los Alamitos, California 90720



Partners of Parks

To ensure that all children, adults and seniors have access to quality recreation programs, and that our

Long Beach parks are kept safe and well cared for.

Created in 1985, Partners of Parks is a nonprofit organization comprised of dedicated individuals who care enough to share their time, special talents, and resources to keep our parks beautiful and our recreation programs available for everyone to enjoy.

Partners of Parks supports community recreation programs throughout Long Beach for kids, adults, and seniors. Some of the award-winning programs we fund include At-Risk Youth Programs, Youth Assistance Scholarships, Midnight Basketball, Junior Golf, and Junior Tennis, Senior Center Programs, El Dorado Nature Center, Movies in the Park and Municipal Band Concerts. Visit our Programs page to learn more.

Partners of Parks helps care for more than 2,000 acres of parks, open space, and athletic fields in the Long Beach by providing funding for the preservation, maintenance, and enhancement of landscapes, habitats, and wetlands, bicycle paths and walkways, playgrounds, benches and picnic areas, community recreation and after-school homework centers.

Partners of Parks
5001 Deukmejian Dr .
Long Beach , CA 90804

Phone: (562) 570-3209
Fax: (562) 570-3327


New Hope Grief Support

New Hope Grief Support Community is committed to providing grief support through education and grief groups to all people of all ages who are suffering the loss of a loved one.

New Hope Timeline

1986- Susan K. Beeney, R.N. began research and further education on the topics of death and grieving.

1987- This research led Susan to co-author Journey of Hope handbook as a tool for grieving adults.

1987- That same year, Susan began grief groups in her home. Shortly after, teen and children grief groups were created.

1999- Susan quit her job to to commit to New Hope Grief Support Community full time.

2003- New Hope Grief Support Community became a 501(c)3 non-profit.

2003- The first New Hope Kids Camp was held at Mustard Seed Ranch. Since then, six more camps have been held with two more scheduled for this fall.

2005- New Hope receives national recognition in the world of therapy and grief education, partnering with T.A.P.S., the military's grief program for families of slain soldiers.

2006- New Hope continues to grow, being honored at the Orange County Association of Health Underwriters Gala event, featured in a world premiere film documentary, and a featured charity in this year's Long Beach Marathon


Phone: 888-490- HOPE

or Local 562-429-0075
Fax: 562-429-0076

Office: 4195 Viking Way, Suite 140
Long Beach, CA 90808

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8057
Long Beach, CA 90808

Memorial Medical Center Foundation

Mission: To provide “that extra measure of care” for patients served at the not-for-profit Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach, California, through philanthropic gifts and grants for health care education, clinical research, medical equipment and patient care programs.

In 1961, Memorial Medical Center Foundation (MMCF) was established, enabling individuals, corporations, and foundations to support the medical center with philanthropic gifts in traditional ways—and added a then very innovative hospital related Charitable Gift Planning Program. The charitable gift planning experts provide assistance for individuals and their financial advisors to do tax-wise planning through the creation of lifetime income through charitable trusts and annuities and leave a legacy for future generations.

Memorial Medical Center Foundation

2801 Atlantic Avenue
P.O. Box 1428
Long Beach, Ca 90801-1428

562.933.4483 phone
562.933.3652 fax

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels is a non-profit volunteer community service for homebound persons unable to prepare adequate meals for themselves because of disability, age or chronic/temporary illness, thus assisting them to remain nourished in their own homes.

Meals on Wheels (MOW) provides home delivery of two dietetically balanced meals per day and is available to all Long Beach area adults regardless of age. Meals on Wheels is not federally funded.
Meals on Wheels of Long Beach, Inc. has both the approval and the acceptance of the City of Long Beach Health Department.

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach, Inc.
241 Cedar Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802-3031
Phone: (562) 432-6215 or (562)421-6863 FAX :(562) 437-7900

Long Beach Rescue Mission

Long Beach Rescue Mission is a place of healing and hope serving the greater Long Beach Community by improving the quality of life of the hurting and homeless through loving and equipping them to be reconciled:

  • to God
  • to self
  • to family, and
  • to society
The vision for the Long Beach Rescue Mission is to deepen and strengthen its programs, communicate its unique work, build a dynamic and committed team of employees and volunteers, broaden its financial support, and plan carefully for its future in order more faithfully and effectively to carry out its mission


1430 Pacific Ave. Long Beach, CA 90813
(click here to find us on Google Maps)


P.O. Box 1969
Long Beach, CA 90801


(562) 591-1292
click here for a Staff Directory


(562) 216-7667


Long Beach Non-profit Partnership

The Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership is a vital and growing resource for over 1,000 community-based organizations in the greater Long Beach area, offering information & referral, capacity development consulting services, networking opportunities, a prized Philanthropy and Research Library and a full schedule of year-round educational seminars and workshops for nonprofit professionals.

The mission of the Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership
is to impact the Greater Long Beach community by strengthening nonprofit organizations through leadership, education and collaboration.

The Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership was formed in 1993 by a small group of professionals who believed in the importance of a strong, well-supported nonprofit community in Long Beach. They put into place a series of high-quality, low-cost programs to provide training, promote collaborative opportunities, enhance resource development and aid in capacity-building for the full range of nonprofit organizations. Today, the Partnership is a vital and growing resource for over 1,000 community-based organizations in the greater Long Beach area. We offer information, referral and consulting services, networking opportunities, a prized Philanthropy and Research Library, and a full schedule of year-round, educational seminars and workshops.

Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership
3635 Atlantic Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90807
(In the Conservation Corps building)

(562) 290-0018

(562) 290-8018


Long Beach Jr Concert Band

The Long Beach Junior Concert Band was organized in 1952 by director Marvin Marker. LBJCB is the "Official Host Youth Band" for the City of Long Beach. This award winning group is composed of dedicated individuals ages of 13 through 21 from Long Beach and surrounding communities. The band has three main sections, the wind musicians (brass and woodwinds), the syncopated drum section (percussion), and the Pageantry Corps (tall flags and dancers). LBJCB is a California Non-Profit Corporation and remains active through the efforts of band members, staff, and parents with monthly dues, fund raising activities and voluntary support. The band has made several TV and movie appearances over the years and has traveled extensively throughout the Western United States, Hawaii, and in 1997 went on an international tour of Japan. LBJCB performs throughout the year at several competitive and televised holiday parades, numerous local shows, and other civic events.

545 Rose Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 432-0705
(562) 432-1313

Long Beach Heritage

Long Beach Heritage (LBH) is a nonprofit education and advocacy group promoting public knowledge and preservation of significant historical and architectural resources, neighborhoods, and the cultural heritage of Long Beach.

LBH works with neighborhoods and public and private agencies, including the Cultural Heritage Commission, to strengthen public protections and preservation incentives.

LBH publishes a quarterly newsletter featuring local architecture, history, and discussing preservation issues.

LBH presents community forums, educational programs, lectures, and architectural tours to promote public awareness.

PO Box 92521
Long Beach


Long Beach Day Nursery

Long Beach Day Nursery is the first licensed childcare program in Long Beach, the first to meet the high standards required for accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and the oldest continuously licensed private social welfare agency in the state of California.

The mission of the Long Beach Day Nursery is to provide quality early care and education for young children of working parents.

1548 Chestnut Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90813

Call us at:
(562) 591-0509

Fax us at:
(562) 599-8262

Email us at:

Friday, July 17, 2009

Long Beach Community Improvement League

Founded in the City of Long Beach over four decades ago, the Long Beach Community Improvement League (CIL) began as a grassroots organization of community members, educators, and volunteers determined to overcome racial inequality within the school system and the community. When forty yeas ago our first program, PROJECT TUTOR, began, the response was explosive: within 6 months, Project Tutor had to be moved to a larger facility, located at 2222 Olive Avenue in Long Beach. Less than one year from its inception, CIL was incorporated as a nonprofit organization. CIL continued to successfully grow, as early organizers began to expand CIL's services in response to residents' needs. CIL was also the first Head Start Program in the entire western region.

Our Mission:

Today, our mission stands as it has for forty years: “To create quality public service programs to empower the community economically, socially, and culturally.”

Our Goal:

Our goal has been “to provide quality urban action programs designed specifically to alter and positively affect all aspects of life for members of the Long Beach community.”

Our Vision:

“To continue our commitment of building strong partnerships with other community services in order to afford our residents integrated comprehensive services, to avoid duplication of efforts, and to maximize scarce resources. Therefore, our residents will be empowered to attain their full potential, meet new challenges, and reach their goals of self-actualization.”

Long Beach Blast

Long Beach BLAST - Better Learning After School Today is
dedicated to improving after school learning for at-risk children,
by providing services that promote academic improvement,
character development, and a brighter future.

Launched in September 2000, Long Beach BLAST - Better Learning After School Today's mission is to improve after school learning for at-risk children and youth through collaboration.

BLAST prepares volunteers to m

Long Beach BLAST
737 Pine Ave., Suite 201
Long Beach, CA 90813
(Entrance in rear)

Phone: (562) 437-7766
Fax: (562) 437-7719

Long Beach Basket Brigade

In 2005 the Long Beach Basket Brigade was formed in order to assist families in need in our very own community . That year the Long Beach Basket Brigade raised $2000.00 and delivered 50 baskets to needy families. In 2006 this amazing team of individuals came together again. This time we raised over $4000.00, and were able to deliver 100 baskets to a low income housing community in Long Beach, CA. In 2007, the team once again committed their time to the organization and delivery of these baskets. Last year we raised over $6000.00 and were able to help over 150 struggling families. The volunteer time and donated money was important, but the response from the community was amazing. One hundred and fifty families were served, one hundred and fifty families and a team of volunteers were filled with gratitude.

The Long Beach Basket Brigade is an amazing group of volunteers who get together each year to assemble and deliver food baskets to less fortunate families in the Long Beach, California. The Long Beach Basket Brigade has spawned from the larger national efforts of The Basket Brigade organization of The Anthony Robbins Foundation in San Diego, CA.




LINC Housing

LINC Housing
Serving our Communities through Housing

LINC Housing Corporation is a nonprofit organization that builds, owns and operates affordable housing for seniors and families throughout California. LINC also offers its residents life-enhancing services through the LINC Cares program.

LINC is committed to creating and preserving housing that is affordable, environmentally sustainable, and a catalyst for community improvement.

LINC Housing has a 25-year history of creating communities for thousands of families and seniors throughout California. LINC is committed to building and preserving housing that is affordable, environmentally sustainable, and a catalyst for community improvement. And through our LINC Cares program, we’re also providing life-enhancing services that improve the quality of life for our residents.

California’s population reached 36.5 million in 2007 and is expected to climb to 49 million by the year 2025. Even with the ups and downs of our economy, California continues to be the land of opportunity for immigrants, techies, entertainers, engineers, farmers and their families…and they all need housing.

LINC Housing
110 Pine Ave., Suite 500
Long Beach, CA 90802

Phone: 562.684.1100
Fax: 562.684.1137

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (lafla)

For 80 years, the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) has been providing civil legal services to poor and low-income people in Los Angeles County. In 2001, we merged with the Legal Aid Foundation of Long Beach, resulting in more resources and a greater reach to people in need.

The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is the frontline law firm for low-income people in Los Angeles. LAFLA is committed to promoting access to justice, strengthening communities, fighting discrimination, and effecting systemic change through representation, advocacy, and community education.

Long Beach Office

110 Pine Ave., Suite 420,
Long Beach, CA 90802
Tel: (562) 435-3501
Fax: (562) 435-7118
Consumer Law
Family Law
Housing & Eviction Defense Law
Government Benefits

Leadership Long Beach

Leadership Long Beach was founded in 1989 by some of our community’s most influential and visionary stakeholders. These founders envisioned the formation of a civic improvement program that would serve the community by educating and motivating leaders on issues important to the future and sustainability of our city. A corresponding purpose was to create a network of knowledgeable and informed community leaders who would support each other as they continued in their professional and personal areas of endeavor.

Our mission is to “develop and connect principled leaders to strengthen the community.” This means more than simply training people to lead. It means instilling in them a sense of dedication to the Long Beach community — creating a passion within each graduate for the betterment of the city, and a commitment to working together to achieve it. The leaders produced by the Leadership Long Beach program have shared experiences, associations and values that enable them to set imaginative, yet realistic goals, and achieve them through coordinated and effective strategies.

Leadership Long Beach:

3939 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 201
Long Beach, CA 90807

Tel: 562.997.9194
Fax: 562.997.9197


Hope For Long Beach

Hope for Long Beach (HfLB) is a ministry of Grace Long Beach that serves our city. It exists to extend mercy and justice in Long Beach by mobilizing the church to serve, and by developing strategic partnerships.

Our mission is to help followers of Jesus pursue the flourishing of Long Beach.

HfLB is not a stand-alone organization. We are an externally-focused movement launched and supported by Grace Long Beach.

To understand our mission, it is helpful to understand what makes us tick at Grace.

location:3590 Elm Ave,
Long Beach, CA 90807

phone:562 595-6881 x207


His Nesting Place

His Nesting Place Ministries is a non-profit Christian ministry whose reason for existence is to be an advocate for the unborn and minister to the needs of women in a crisis pregnancy. That purpose is based on a foundation of four guiding philosophies or beliefs.

We believe that the ultimate purpose in living is to glorify God through serving Jesus Christ our Lord, reaching out to a suffering humanity and sharing His love and His sacrifice.

We believe God has endowed humankind with the privilege of bearing children; that children are a gift from God, a heritage from the Lord, created in His image. We are, therefore, accountable to God to preserve, protect, and provide for them.

We believe that human life is of inestimable worth and significance in all of its dimensions, including the aged, all of those with varied mental and physical abilities, and every other condition in which humanness is expressed from conception to the grave.

We believe it is in keeping with the Word of God that we actively intervene on behalf of anyone unjustly sentenced to death and to speak out for those who are unable to speak for themselves.

Our commitment to these principles is apparent in every area of the organization. The values and methods used to promote the goals of His Nesting Place are drawn from the wisdom of God and His Word-the Bible-rather than from humanistic notions of the day.

In conclusion, His Nesting Place Ministries strives to be a reflection of what we believe to be the mandates of the Creator Himself in regard to the protection of and provision for children and the family.

Green Long Beach

The Green Long Beach Collaborative Community is comprised of individuals, community groups, non-profit organizations, businesses and city agencies working together to see a green Long Beach. It will require all of us partnering together strategically on various community projects, events, and efforts.

Building RELATIONSHIPS - we believe that intentional connections that foster authenticity and understanding enhances the peaceful climate of our community.

Establishing PARTNERSHIP - we believe that the strategic partnerships of individuals and organizations in collaboration towards a common interest make us more effective in our community.

Inspiring GROWTH - we believe that experiencing a broader understanding of ourselves, the community, and our world enhances our potential.

Encouraging CONTRIBUTION - we believe that the strategic sharing of resources and the active participation of residents giving back to their community is the most effective way of addressing our practical and tangible needs.



Whether you're a young girl between the ages of 11 and 15 or a parent searching for wholesome resources you can trust and your daughter can rely on, you've come to the right place. You see, I started Girlfriends two years ago when I realized the importance of positive role models and mentors in a young girl's life. I have two daughters of my own and knew early on that I wanted to give them every opportunity to grow and mature into happy, healthy, ambitious adults.

We gather together once a week to talk about what's going on in our lives, problems we run into, and work through positive solutions. Sometimes we go on field trips or dive into creative activities as we learn about community service, how to handle money, how to stay safe, how to set and achieve important goals, or how to love and accept ourselves. Whatever we do, we do have a great time laughing, talking, and getting to know one another. The bottom line is that we are gaining essential life skills while forming lifelong relationships.

2892 N Bellflower Blvd Suite 372
Long Beach CA 90815
(562) 608-8807
(562) 608-8809

Friends of Colorado Lagoon

The Friends of Colorado Lagoon (FOCL) are a coalition of concerned citizens working to restore and preserve an important urban wetland in our community. We promote cooperative solutions to ensure a healthy balance between recreation, flood management, water quality, wildlife habitat and native plants in Colorado Lagoon. Our primary goal is to protect public health and environmental resources.

The Colorado Lagoon is historically part of the greater Los Cerritos Wetlands. Once a thriving ecosystem that encompassed most of East Long Beach with borders that included portions of what is now California State University, Long Beach, the Wetlands complex totaled about 2400 acres. The Lagoon has undergone many changes since the land began being utilized by oil operations in the late 19th century. Colorado Lagoon today measures about 13 acres, with many area homes situated on historic wetlands.

Friends of Colorado Lagoon
203 Argonne, Ste B #140
Long Beach, Ca 90803-1777



Food Finders

Food Finders, Incorperated is a multi-regional food bank that serves as a conduit between the donors, service agencies and people in need, providing food to feed the impoverished and hungry people and referral services in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

Main Store:
3434 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach CA 90807

2nd Store:
3838 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach CA 90807


Food Bank of Southern California

The Foodbank's mission is "To continue to be a major force in the fight against hunger," by providing basic sustenance and proper nutrition to the community's hungry citizens and ensuring that no individual go hungry, not even for a single day.

Office Location: Foodbank of Southern California
1444 San Francisco Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90813
Telephone: (562) 435-3577
Fax: (562) 437-6168

Conservation Corps of Lobg Beach

CCLB’s mission is to raise self-esteem, develop basic work skills, work ethics, and education, and promote teamwork for Long Beach area-at-risk youth through a combination of work, conservation, and education programs.

The Conservation Corps of Long Beach (CCLB) is a nonprofit, certified local conservation corps, one of 12 certified local conservation corps in California. Established in 1987, the CCLB is a nonprofit charitable organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

For each of the last 21 years, the CCLB has hired more than 200 at-risk youth each year from the area served by the Greater Long Beach Workforce Development Board to work on projects developed by the CCLB for local cities, county agencies, and other nonprofit agencies in the greater Long Beach area. The CCLB recruits and employs 18 - 25 year old youth and trains them to carry out job duties needed to complete a variety of CCLB projects, primarily in habitat/park restoration and recycling.

CCLB Headquarters
340 Nieto Avenue,
Long Beach, CA 90814
Tel: 562.986.1249

ECOR: Education, Conservation, Operations, Recycling
3635 Atlantic Avenue,
Long Beach, CA 90807
Tel: 562.216.1790

Community Action Partnership

"Community Action Partnership.
America's Poverty Fighting Network."

Long Beach Community Action Partnership was established in 1979, to serve the greater Long Beach Area. Our clientele are low-income individuals and families with educational, social or economical barriers.

The Mission of the Long Beach Community Action Partnership is to empower individuals and foster their personal development through education, training and cultural awareness.

Location: 3012 Long Beach Blvd Lobg Beach CA 90807
Phone: (562)437-0681
Fax: (562)591-4612

Community Action Team

THE MAIN PURPOSE of the Community Action Team (CAT) is to promote social well-being among the general public. CAT is a 501c3 is governed by a board of directors. Contributions are tax deductible and are used to help produce quality events within our community that benefit children, animals, and the environment. Some monies also go towards event permits, insurance, Web hosting, refreshments, prizes, printing, advertising, salary and office administrative costs.

THE GOAL OF CAT is to implement programs, events, education, support and advocacy that will focus on such relevant issues as youth, education, the environment, our beaches, health/fitness, and animal welfare. CAT's mission is to embrace humanity with care and compassion, while encouraging those around us to explore, dream and discover the tenets of civility, kindness and understanding of all people.

Centro CHA: Long Beach Community Hispanic Association

Centro CHA exists with the mission to enrich the lives of low-income, underserved Latino/a youth, families and neighborhoods in the City of Long Beach through community advocacy, health and educational programs, social and economic enrichment, cultural arts, community
service, and after-school youth development programs. Through various programs and services, Centro CHA strives to develop future leaders, create and maintain healthy communities, and instill a sense of pride within the Latino/a community of Long Beach.

"We strongly believe the solutions to our community challenges can be found within the strenghts of our community leaders." - Jessica Quintana, Executive Director

Centro CHA INC 727 Pine Ave.
Long Beach Ca. 90813

office (562) 570-4722
fax (562) 570-4753

California Pools of Hope, Inc.

The mission of California Pools of Hope is to promote wellness and improve the quality of life for individuals with health needs in an accessible, warm-water aquatic facility.

For many disabled children, adults and the elderly, hope is spelled "C P H" California Pools of Hope. CPH is dedicated to promoting wellness and improving the quality of life to the underserved that include the disabled, injured, elderly, and children/youth.

California Pools of Hope, Inc. history began in 1956 with the support of the community, a dedicated civic leader (Evelyn duPont) and a small backyard pool. Ms. duPont had developed polio as an adult and was rehabilitating through aquatic therapy. Her rehabilitation inspired her to open her pool to provide free swim lessons to children with disabilities.

In 1963, the organization was incorporated and purchased an outdoor pool facility located at 6801 Long Beach Boulevard, in Long Beach, CA. In 1977, a major renovation was completed to enclose the facility allowing for year-round usage. The not for profit corporation later became the California Pools for the Handicapped and in 1996, the California Pools of Hope, Inc. (CPH).

6801 Long Beach Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90805
Phone: (310) 537-2224
Fax: 310-537-2255