Provided respite, nutrition, opportunity and hope to our guests; served over 15,000 meals;and hosted about 7,600 guest visits (average of 160 people each week) at our Sunday drop-in community center. Over 1,700 volunteers helped repurpose over 70,000 pounds of donated food into warm, delicious meals and served them to our guests.
Permanent Housing Assistance:• Helped 55 people, including 22 women and children, into permanent housing with follow-up services.• Provided rent assistance funds to 27 parties – 30 adults and 39 children.• Helped 50 families and individuals pay utility and other outstanding bills.
Temporary/Transitional Housing: • Provided 259 transitional/motel nights to 45 people, including 11 families and 14individuals.
Transportation and Other Client Services:• Provided mail services and advocacy to help clients access a variety of services, shelter and housing.• Assisted over 110 individuals to fill out forms to acquire free DMV identity cards, as well birth certificate request forms.• Helped clients to medical appointments, work, transitional housing, motels, housing-related appointments, and various service providers. • Provided bus passes to clients to go to/from medical appointments, work and other places 290 times and gasoline 10 times, plus Greyhound tickets to six people to unite them with family in other states.
On-Site Healthcare Services:• On the first Sunday of each month, a retired professor of Nursing from Cypress College,and her team of volunteer nurses and nursing students provided general consultations, checked blood pressures, treated wounds and other minor ailments, dispensed supplements and over-the-counter remedies, and conducted wellness workshops.• On the third Sunday of each month, a staff doctor from Cal State University, Dominguez Hills and her volunteer HOPE (Homeless Outreach Promoting Empathy) students set up a clinic and provided private medical assessments, as well as appropriate remedies and recommendations for follow-up care.
Computer Lab with IT Specialist:
Every Sunday, our volunteer IT Specialist set up eight computer stations and a guest wireless service; and helped with schoolwork, resume building, job applications, mobile devices,family search, and the printing/storing of important documents.
Groceries, clothing, blankets and hygiene items regularly given at the drop-in center. Gently used furniture and new/used housewares were given to clients who moved into permanent housing.
CONTACT: Julie Lie, Executive Director
241 Cedar Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802 Office (562) 582-1000 ext. 1 or Cell: (562) 225-6416 www.urbancommunityoutreach.org