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Civically Engaged Faith-Based Organizations in Los Angeles

Civically Engaged Faith-Based Organizations in Los Angeles

Civically Engaged Faith-Based Organizations in Los Angeles

The following list was developed through a project supported by the John Randolph
and Dora Haynes Foundation from 2008-2010. Click here to read the full report, “Forging a New Moral and Political Agenda.”

This resource includes faith-based organizations that are currently active in the five areas we have identified (charity, organizing, advocacy, community development and interfaith dialogue). While it is not an exhaustive list of all the faith-based organizations in Los Angeles, it is representative of the range of groups that are actively working in the public sphere. This dataset includes information about the goals and activities of each group, contact information and website links.

With funding from the John Randolph and Dora Haynes Foundation, CRCC developed this resource out of research on the civic role of religion following the 1992 Los Angeles civil unrest. The project analyzed the evolution and impact of faith-based movements since 1992, and examined why some organizations failed, some succeeded, and others morphed into new forms to address issues. The final report offers recommendations for faith-based organizers, congregations, and policymakers as they work with the faith community on current issues. Richard Flory and Donald Miller were the co-principal investigators on the project.

Following the faith-based organizations, we have included other resources and several public agencies in Los Angeles.

Click here to view a map of civic religion in Los Angeles


1010 Development Corporation
1001 South Hope Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 749-0214
(213) 749-3098

1010’s mission is to preserve, build, and manage quality service-enriched affordable housing and engage in community and economic development opportunities.

Abrahamic Faiths Peace Initiative
132 North Euclid Ave.
Pasadena CA 91101

The Abrahamic Faiths Peacemaking Initiative (AFPI) is a group of American clergy and religious activists who advocate peacemaking as an essential and defining mandate of our three faith traditions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam. By bringing together a collection of each faith’s relevant teachings, we aim to contribute an authentic and substantive religious voice to the current peace movement, to activate Americans of faith to insist on peaceful solutions to local, national and global conflicts, and in particular to end the war and U.S. occupation in Iraq.

Agape International Spiritual Center
5700 Buckingham Pkwy, #200
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 348-1250

Agape International Spiritual Center (AISC) is a spiritual center welcoming of all religions and traditions and uniting, healing and transforming people’s lives through faith and prayer. AISC has several ministries which serve the abused, the homeless, the hungry, families affected by a member’s prison sentence and elderly or disabled people unable to attend sermons. AISC also encourages environmental stewardship and advocacy for environmental justice.

American Friends Service Committee
634 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 489-1900

AFSC is a worldwide, Quaker organization committed to the practical application of Quaker values such as non-violence and social-justice to help the disenfranchised. By organizing people of multiple faiths and backgrounds to act against the unjust actions of others through peaceful reconciliation, they hope to show that positive change can be made through non-violent action. They recognize that there is God in everyone and hope to transform individuals through love and respect.

The Art of Living
948 West Adams Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(310) 820-9429

The Art of Living works to promote a world in which compassion and service overtake misery and violence. In order to achieve this, the Art of Living Foundation sets up peace conferences and conflict resolution programs to provide trauma relief, stress reduction and self-development. Some recent endeavors have included providing relief for those affected by Hurricane Katrina and the Haiti earthquake, treatment of PTSD in Iraq, therapeutic yoga for people with HIV and a stress management/rehabilitation program for prisoners.

Asian Pacific American Law Center
1145 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 977-7500

APALC advocates for the civil rights of the Asian Pacific American community by providing legal counseling and education. The organization also works to build coalitions in the community and create leaders within them so that they may fight for their rights.

Big Sunday
6111 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 549-9944
(323) 549-3461

Our mission is to build community through community service. Our volunteers come from all kinds of neighborhoods, and work in all sorts of neighborhoods, too. The idea is that everyone has some way that they can help somebody else.

Bresee Foundation
184 Bimini Place
Los Angeles, CA 90004-5903
(213) 387-2822

The Bresee Foundation is a nonprofit community center that is a source of faith, hope and service to low-income youth, adults and families in central Los Angeles. We serve nearly 2,000 individuals annually, primarily at-risk youth from the Mid-Wilshire, Koreatown, Pico Union, and Westlake neighborhoods (90004, 90020, 90057). Most residents live below poverty level and have no access to health care. Gang mayhem and juvenile violent crime are rampant, and over 50% of students are not expected to graduate high school.

California Faith for Equality
5405 Wilshire Blvd, #325
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Toeducate, support and mobilize California’s faith communities to promote equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and to safeguard religious freedom.

California Interfaith Power and Light
220 Montgomery Street, Suite 450
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 391-4214
(415) 561-4892

The mission of California Interfaith Power and Light (CIPL) is to be faithful stewards of Creation by responding to global warming through the promotion of energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy. This ministry intends to protect the earth’s ecosystems, safeguard public health, and ensure sufficient, sustainable energy for all. (The following link lists all affiliated groups in the Los Angeles area:

California Sikh Council
65 Edenbrook
Irvine CA 92620

The California Sikh Council is an organization working to empower the Sikh community and teach others about Sikhism so as to create harmony in the national fabric of America. The organization is dedicated to training workshops for public officials and creating an interfaith dialogue for more understanding.

Catholic Charities of Los Angeles
1531 James M. Wood Blvd.
P.O. Box 15095
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 251-3400

Catholic Charities operates 23 community centers and eight homeless shelters, as well as a variety of programs serving the poor including: in-home services for homebound seniors; refugee resettlement; youth employment services; counseling; affordable before-and-after-school care: immigration assistance; pre-school for low-income children; and temporary worker centers.

Catholic Charities Programs in Los Angeles Region:


Temporary Skilled Worker Center
1190 Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
(818) 566-7148

Ensures fair treatment of day laborers

Canoga Park

Guadalupe Community Center
21600 Hart Street
Canoga Park, CA 91303
(818) 340-2050

Poverty services, at-risk youth services, pre-school, senior program, sports and cultural activities for youth, after-school tutoring, thrift store, OASIS senior services, nutrition classes, immigration and refugee services and Padres de Guadalupe – a forum for parents’ involvement.


Immigration and Refugee Services
4322 San Fernando Road
Glendale, CA 91204
Phone: (818) 502-2002

Case management and services for immigrates and refugees.

Glendale Community Center
4322 San Fernando Road
Glendale, CA 91204
Phone: (818) 409-3080

Poverty services, case management, pre-school, immigration and citizenship services

Refugee Resettlement Program
4322 San Fernando Road
Glendale, CA 91204
(818) 409-0057

A full range of resettlement and family reunification services to refugees

Temporary Skilled Worker Center
5101 San Fernando Road
Glendale, CA 91204
(818) 548-6495

Ensures fair treatment of day laborers


Community Outreach Services
16009 Cypress St.
Irwindale, CA 91706
(626) 338-5057

Emergency food


Lancaster Community Shelter
44611 Yucca Avenue
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 945-7524

Emergency shelter for the homeless, transitional housing, case management, basic skills workshops and job referrals


St. Margaret’s Center
10217 Inglewood Ave.
Lennox, CA 90304
(310) 672-2208

Emergency food and shelter, sack lunches, case management for homeless and low-income families, citizenship services and classes, adult education classes and individual and family counseling.

Long Beach

Elizabeth Ann Seton Residence
123 East 14th Street
Long Beach, CA 90813
(562) 233-5985

Forty-five day emergency shelter services for homeless families, people with disabilities and older adults; case management and family life skills classes on-site

Gatekeeper Project
123 East 14th Street
Long Beach, CA 90813
(562) 480-2506

A friendly visitor program which brings food, utilities’ assistance and taxi vouchers to the frail elderly and provides case management services for clients with specific needs.

Long Beach Community Services Center
123 East 14th Street
Long Beach, CA 90813
(562) 591-1351

Basic assistance with food, shelter, utilities, clothing and transportation; case management, information and linkages to community resources.

Project Achieve
123 East 14th Street
Long Beach, CA 90813
(562) 218-9864

Ninety-day emergency shelter for single men and women offering case management, basic skills workshops, job services and housing linkages.

Oasis Community Center
2045 San Gabriel Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90810
(562) 480-2166

Family life skills classes in parenting, communication, financial literacy, leadership and advocacy, and job skills. Services reserved for homeless and formerly homeless families with children.

Los Angeles

Adeste Child Care Program – Our Lady of the Angels Metro Area, Regional Administration
601 E. 23rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90011
(213) 748-5346

Quality, low cost before-and-after-school care for children at two sites

Adeste Child Care Program – San Gabriel Regional Administration
1307 Warren Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 264-4981

Quality, affordable before-and-after-school care for children at four sites

Angel’s Flight MY CLUB Program
8705 South Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90044
(213) 413-2311 or (800) 833-2499

Gang prevention program for youth

Angel’s Flight Runaway & Homeless Youth Services
357 South Westlake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90057

Street and community outreach; emergency shelter

Archdiocesan Youth Employment Services (AYES)
3250 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1010
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone: (213) 736-5456
Toll Free: (888) INFOAYE or (888) 463-6293
Fax: (213) 736-5654
TTY: (800) 732-8598

Provides a comprehensive range of employment services for youth, including classroom training, workforce preparation, mentoring, job placement, work-based learning, paid work experience and support services. Offers Workforce Investment Act programs, Summer Jobs programs and YouthBuild programs.

Art of Parenting
1500 East Bridge Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 263-4651

Parenting, leadership and life-skills training designed to support the parents of children enrolled in the inter-parochial San Antonio de Padua preschool academy. Training and educational workshops are open to members of local parishes and the community.

Brownson House
1307 Warren Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 264-8700 or (323) 264-8701

Case management for homeless and low-income families; emergency assistance (food, clothing, motel vouchers); transportation assistance; parenting classes and baby diaper program; community and neighborhood events; winter utilities’ assistance; senior social support group; culturally-based art, music and dance classes; and summer camp for children. Building Strong Families Program offers family advocacy, case management and life skills training.

Catholic Youth Organization (CYO)
1530 James M. Wood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: (213) 251-3454
Fax: (213) 251-3552

Coordinates interscholastic athletics for over 170 Catholic elementary schools in 17 sports at B and Varsity levels; provides a comprehensive coaching and official’s certification program.

El Santo Niño Community Center
601 East 23rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90011
(213) 748-5246

Adeste child care, Early Learning Program, School Readiness, ESL classes, L.A. Bridges, immunization clinics, linkages to community resources, parenting classes and job coaching

Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project
1530 James M. Wood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 251-4505

Legal representation, advocacy and education to poor and other vulnerable immigrants who are detained, including children

Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women and Children
1671 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 235-1460

Mobile outreach, drop-in programs, emergency shelter, transitional residences, employment programs, long-term apartments for disabled mothers with minor children, Village Kitchen bakery and café and shelter for mothers with children

Immigration Services
1530 James M. Wood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 251-3411

Refugee Resettlement Program
1530 James M. Wood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 251-3460

A full range of resettlement and family reunification services to refugees

St. Mary’s Center
4665 Willow Brook Avenue
Los Angeles, CA, 90029
(323) 662-4391

Emergency food, motel vouchers, utilities’ assistance, legal assistance, case management, medical referrals and linkages to community resources

St. Peter Claver’s Center
4502 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
(323) 297-2203

Emergency food and shelter, case management for homeless and low-income people and substance abuse program for children and families

Pico Rivera

Adeste Child Care Program – San Pedro, Regional Administration
5014 Passons Blvd.
Pico Rivera, CA 90660
(562) 480-2482

Quality, affordable before-and-after-school childcare for children at three sites

Pico Rivera Resource Center
5014 Passons Blvd.
Pico Rivera, CA 90660
(562) 949-0937

Basic assistance with food, utilities, transportation, information and linkages to community resources

San Pedro

Counseling Services
461 W. 6th Street, Suite 202
San Pedro, CA 90731
(310) 831-7111

Professional therapy for individuals and families. Child, youth, and adult services. Marital and pre-marital counseling, parenting classes, and support groups.


Van Nuys

Loaves & Fishes
14640 Keswick Street
Van Nuys, CA 91405
(818) 997-0943

Community and poverty services


Adeste Child Care Program – Our Lady of the Angels Western Area, Regional Administration
211 3rd Avenue
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 392-8701

Quality, low cost after-school care for children at three sites

Counseling Services
211 3rd Avenue
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 399-1451

Individual and family counseling

St. Robert’s Center
211 3rd Avenue
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 392-8701
Emergency food and shelter, psychological services, case management for homeless and low-income people; lunches for homeless people and groceries for low-income families on Saturdays and Sundays


Family Development Network
1115 Mahar Avenue
Wilmington, CA 90744
(310) 834-7265

A multi-agency collaborative providing a wide range of social services to reduce family crisis, support families and enhance independence

Mahar House Community Center
1115 Mahar Avenue
Wilmington, CA 90744
(310) 834-7265

Case management services; parenting, life skills, and financial literacy classes; GED preparation in Spanish; after-school tutoring for youth; emergency food; utilities’ assistance and Earned Income Tax Credit services

Center for Process Studies
1325 North College Ave
Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 621-5330

The Center for Process Studies (CPS) is a research center of Claremont School of Theology, and affiliated with Claremont Graduate University. CPS seeks to promote the common good by means of the relational approach found in process thought. Process thought offers an approach to the social, political, and economic order that brings issues of human justice together with a concern for ecology. Our wide range of interests includes multicultural, feminist, ecological, inter-religious, political, and economic concerns.

Christian Muslim Consultative Group
137 N. Larchmont Blvd, Suite 689
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Contact Information:
Rev. Gwynne Guibord (323) 309-4061
Jihad Turk (213) 382-9200 ext. 11

The Christian-Muslim Consultative Group (CMCG) works in partnership with leaders of various streams of Southern California Christian and Muslim communities to enhance mutual understanding, respect, appreciation, and support of the Sacred in each other. The Christian-Muslim Consultative Group promotes learning, dialogue and advocacy among its representative members and our wider communities of faith through lectures, workshops, press releases, youth gatherings, and other activities.

Christian Community Development Association
8800 South Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045

The mission of CCDA is to inspire, train, and connect Christians who seek to bear witness to the Kingdom of God by reclaiming and restoring under-resourced communities.
CCDA seeks to:

  • strengthen existing Christian Community Development organizations
  • encourage new Christian Community Development efforts
  • promote Christian Community Development through regional training
  • educate and mobilize the body of Christ at large to become involved in Christian Community Development in their area
  • sustain, enable and inspire those individuals doing Christian Community Development

Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE)
464 Lucas Ave, Suite 202
Los Angeles, CA 90017

CLUE LA, founded in 1996, is one of the oldest interfaith worker justice organizations in the country. CLUE LA’s mission is to bring together clergy and lay leaders of all faiths to join low-wage workers in their struggles for justice.

Council on American-Islamic Relations – Los Angeles
2180 W. Crescent Ave, Suite F
Anaheim, CA 92801
(714) 776-1847

To enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

Dolores Mission
170 South Gless Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 881-0039

Dolores Mission Church and School serves the Boyle Heights community by providing vital services to the community. Dolores Mission parishioners, students and its community at large work together to provide safety, support, quality education and hope.

The Dream Center
2301 Bellevue Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 273.7000

The Dream Center is a non-profit outreach dedicated to helping inner-cities. Our ministry provides hope by meeting both tangible and spiritual needs. We provide food, clothing, shelter, life rehabilitation, education and job training, Biblical training and much more through our 273 ministries and outreaches. We reach thousands of hurting and needy children, families and adults across all races and cultures each week.

Episcopalian Network for Economic Justice
(908) 358-8765

The Episcopal Network for Economic Justice was formed in 1996 to carry on the work begun by the EJIC (Economic Justice Implementation Committee), established to carry out the vision of the 1988 General Convention. ENEJ serves to strengthen and support those engaged in economic justice ministries and advocate for initiatives within the Episcopal Church. ENEJ is funded by membership dues received from individuals, congregations, diocesan committees and other organizations. Its purposes are to provide a communication network, assist members in the development of resources, and advocate economic justice issues.

Esperanza Community Housing
2337 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 748-7285

Esperanza Community Housing Corporation (Esperanza) was founded in 1989 as a result of a four-year organizing effort by community residents. Based on the area in which those residents lived — the Figueroa Corridor — Esperanza’s target neighborhood was established. Esperanza remains rooted in and focused on this area to this day. Esperanza Community Housing Corporation addresses the needs of our community comprehensively through five core program areas: housing, health, economic development, education, and arts & science.Today, Esperanza serves 80,000 individuals per year. In all of its activities, Esperanza strives to build hope with community.

Faces of Immigrants
3424 Wilshire Blvd, 5th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010

A project sponsored by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, to collect stories about immigrants in an effort to humanize them to the general public.

Faith Matters
340 North Madison Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 644-2200
(323) 644-2288

Faith Matters is an alliance of faith groups from throughout Southern California who are working together to inspire the community to end homelessness. Faith Matters seeks to galvanize the faith community to garner community support for these compassionate efforts. We do this by hosting creative public events that bring together faith groups to draw attention to homelessness and inspire others to engage in new and existing efforts to address homelessness.

FAME Assistance Corporation (FAME Renaissance)
1968 West Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90018
(323) 730- 7750

FAME Assistance Corporation supports economic development through programs dedicated to improving the economic livelihood and the quality of life for families and individuals in the communities we serve.

Foundation for Second Chances
453 S. Spring Street, #839
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 627-1745

Foundation for Second Chances, Inc (FFSC) is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 to make sure that our children are being provided with the basic necessities such as a quality education, the opportunity to flourish in a safe and nurturing environment, an opportunity to build self-confidence and self-esteem, and the ability to achieve.

Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women and Children
1671 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 235-1460

Mobile outreach, drop-in programs, emergency shelter, transitional residences, employment programs, long-term apartments for disabled mothers with minor children, Village Kitchen bakery and café and shelter for mothers with children

Greater Hollywood Health Partnership
4618 Fountain Ave.,
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 644-6180

A coalition of 25 churches and the Queen of Angels Hospital, working to provide health care and education to the culturally diverse Hollywood community.

The Guibord Center – Religion Inside Out
St. John’s Cathedral
514 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA. 90007

The Guibord Center – Religion Inside Out is an independent California non-profit corporation located in one of the most religiously and spiritually diverse cities in the world – Los Angeles. The Guibord Center – Religion Inside Out is dedicated to creating and upholding a sacred space in the public square that honors The Holy in The Other. It is a place of meeting and interaction for an extraordinary variety of spiritual and religious traditions.

Homeboy Industries
130 W Bruno St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(323) 526-1254

Homeboy Industries was founded by Father Greg Boyle with the intention to unite rival gang members, stop the violence and intervene in young persons lives before they join gangs. Homeboy also provides legal counseling, tattoo removal, counseling and rehabilitation. Homeboy Industries also operates small businesses, such as Homeboy Bakery and Homegirl Café, which allows their members to gain work experience and hold a reliable job.

Hoover Intergenerational Child Care
3216 Hoover St
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 748-3700

Pre-school for 2 to 4 year olds.

Hope for Long Beach
3590 Elm Ave.
Long Beach CA 90807
(562) 595-6881 x207

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

760 S. Westmoreland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 389-9949

Founded in 1988, Hope-Net is an interfaith and community effort to eliminate hunger and homelessness in metro Los Angeles, focusing on Wilshire Center, Koreatown, Hollywood, Los Feliz, and Silverlake.

Housing LA
(213) 480-1249 x254

Advocating for change in the LA housing market so that homes are more affordable for all and housing is accessible to all those that need it.

Housing Works
4301 E. Valley Blvd., Ste G
Los Angeles, CA 90032
(323) 222-2774

The mission of Housing Works is to create housing options that model, with respect and dignity, sustainable, environmentally sensitive, affordable communities that provide equal and fair access to housing and human services for people with limited income. Housing Works fosters access to safe, decent, affordable housing as a fundamental right for all. The purpose of Housing Works is to build healthy communities that are diverse in age, culture, income and race while holding a preferential option for the poor, develop a range of housing options including rentals, co-ops and home ownership and to create neighborhoods that support access to employment and transportation, enrich the body, mind and spirit, and promote sound environmental practices.

2033 W. 7th St, #23
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(213) 413-6975

InnerCHANGE, LA is located in the Westlake/MacArthur Park Neighborhood, a community primarily comprised of latin immigrants from Mexico and Central America, who are working hard to make a better life for themselves and their families. We live in this community, and focus on building relationships to encourage individuals and families as they adjust to a new environment, find out who they are and ask questions about life and God. We have increasingly involved at the structural level of the community as we join neighborhood councils, grappling with the effects of gentrification. We do this alongside our neighbors as they take a stand and raise their voices to create a better community.

Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace
817 W. 34th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089
(213) 748-1643

ICUJP was founded in Los Angeles after 9/11 to support the work of Faith leaders from Buddhist, Christian, Islamic, Jewish and other spiritual faiths and traditions who say “Religious Communities Must Stop Blessing War and Violence…” ICUJP’s activities promote critical examination of the costs of violence and war at home and in the world from the Faith perspective. We insist on respect for human rights, international law and the use of peaceful means in the resolution of conflicts.

Interfaith Refugee and Immigration Service (IRIS) Los Angeles
3621 Brunswick Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 667-0489
(323) 667-2271

The mission of Interfaith Refugee and Immigration Service (IRIS) is to provide a gracious welcome and tangible tools for self-sufficiency to refugees newly relocated to the United States.

Interreligious Council of Southern California
4067 Hardwick Street, #130
Lakewood, CA 90712
(562) 682-0457

The Interreligious Council of Southern California is a unique model of interreligious cooperation and collaboration made possible by the rich and diverse population of the region. Founded in 1969 as a conventional interfaith coalition of Protestants, Catholics, and Jews, it soon welcomed the membership of the Islamic Community.

5455 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1011
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 944-0210

Imagine LA is a non-profit organization whose vision is to mobilize the faith community to help make Los Angeles a city where no child sleeps on the street. ImagineLA’s efforts are focused on the Los Angeles County homeless family population, which is growing at an alarming rate – 35% in the last year alone.

Islamic Shura Council of Southern California
2115 West Crescent Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92801
(714) 239-6473

The council acts as an umbrella organization to all mosques and Muslim religious centers in Southern California by helping the centers engage the Muslim community and aid in organizing events pertinent to educating others about the community.

Jewish Family Services of Los Angeles
3580 Wilshire Blvd, 7th floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(323) 761-8800

Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles is an extended family of compassionate social services that enriches the community and improves the lives of countless men, women and children of all religions, ethnicities and ages. For more than 150 years, JFS has counseled families, fed the hungry, sheltered the homeless and protected the vulnerable. As Los Angeles’ oldest and most dynamic charitable organization, JFS is a trusted source of care and support, meeting the diverse and changing needs of a diverse and changing city.

Other Locations:

4311 Wilshire Blvd, Suites 209, 211
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(877) 275-4537

13949 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
(818) 789-1293

8838 West Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(310) 247-0864

7377 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 851-8202

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles
6505 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 761-8000

With Jewish values at the heart of all we do, the Federation works to bring the community together to create a vibrant Jewish present — and guarantee a vibrant Jewish future. By leveraging our communal resources and the expertise of our local, national and international partners, we are able to ensure the continuity of the Jewish people, care for Jews in need here in Los Angeles and abroad, support a secure State of Israel, and sustain vulnerable communities across the City of Los Angeles. In trying times, we strive to lead so that everyone may thrive.

Jewish World Watch
17514 Ventura Blvd, Suite 206
Encino, CA 91316
(818) 501-1836

Jewish World Watch (JWW) is a hands-on leader in the fight against genocide and mass atrocities, engaging individuals and communities to take local actions that produce powerful global results. Founded in 2004 by Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis and Janice Kamenir-Reznik as the Jewish response to the genocide in Darfur, it has grown from a collection of Southern California synagogues into a global coalition that includes schools, churches, individuals, communities and partner organizations that share a vision of a world without genocide. JWW bears witness to first-hand accounts in conflict regions, partners with on-the-ground organizations to develop high-impact projects that improve the lives of survivors and help build the foundation for a safer world, and inspires our communities to support tangible projects and advocate for political change. JWW has raised more than five million dollars for relief and development projects that impact tens of thousands of people in Sudan and Congo.

Korean Churches for Community Development (KCCD)
3550 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 922
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 985-1500

Since 2001, KCCD’s mission has been to strengthen all communities by maximizing the resources of Korean and other Asian American faith-based and partner organizations involved in economic development and neighborhood revitalization through educational and economic development programs, strategic public and private partnerships and capacity building for Asian American faith communities and community non-profits. KCCD serves as a voice for the 4,000 Korean churches across the United States, providing a bridge between the Korean/Asian American community and the greater community at large.

Los Angeles Baha’i Community
5755 Rodeo Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90016-5013
(800) 22-Unite
To serve the needs of the Los Angeles Baha’i community, a main “Center” is located on Rodeo Road in the Baldwin Hills area of L.A. (Just east of Culver City) and a Bahá’í Community Center in Encino in the San Fernando Valley. The L.A. Bahá’í Center features a large auditorium, numerous classrooms, offices and meeting rooms, a bookstore, a kitchen and comfortable public areas. The Bahá’í Center operates seven days a week.

LA Coalition to End Hunger and Homelessness
3300 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(213) 251-0041

Working collectively to end hunger and homelessness through public education, technical assistance, public policy analysis, advocacy, assistance, organizing and community action.

Los Angeles Interfaith Environmental Council (Faith2Green)
3637 Motor Ave, Suite 280
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 841-2970

The Interfaith Environmental Council (IEC) is a coalition to repair, protect and preserve our environment while integrating God’s vision of sustainability, responsibility and advocacy for creation. Working in partnership with our own faith communities, the IEC is a collaboration of religious institutions established to examine the spiritual connection to God’s world and to explore and advocate ways to make environmental issues a significant focus of life in Southern California. We seek to identify ways to improve, repair and pass on to future generations a planet that is peaceful and shares resources equally. Through outreach, education, advocacy, participation in public policy discussions, and moral leadership, we seek to develop a growing understanding of the religious and human connection to the natural world. We will strive to serve as a passionate and effective advocate of environmental protection.

Los Angeles Metropolitan Churches (LAM)
7607 S. Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90047
(323) 238-0445

Inspired to create a faith-based response to the 1992 riots, clergy leaders created this organization to provide leadership training and empowerment through faith. They work to unite the community by fighting for social justice, mitigating poverty and improving education and health. Today, LAM is an association of 50 active member churches that work together to address hopelessness and despair by organizing around social justice issues related to poverty, education and health. Our efforts are directed by a team of 14 staff members and through relationships with state and local policymakers and private foundations.

Los Angeles Mission
303 East 5th St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 629-1227

The Los Angeles Mission is a nonprofit organization serving the homeless living on the streets of downtown’s Skid Row. Faithfully, for 75 years, we have saved many lives and have had a profound impact on thousands of others by providing compassionate, humanitarian services to those in desperate need. The Los Angeles Mission exists to provide help, hope, and opportunity to men, women and children in need.

Los Angeles Regional Foodbank
1734 East 41st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90058
(323) 234-3030
(323) 234-0943

The mission of the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank is to mobilize resources to fight hunger in our community. To fulfill our mission we must: Source and acquire food and other products and distribute to needy people through charitable agencies or directly through programs; energize the community to get involved and support hunger relief; Conduct hunger education and awareness campaigns and advocate for public policies that alleviate hunger. Our vision is that no one goes hungry in Los Angeles County

Los Angeles United Methodist Urban Foundation
714 W. Olympic Blvd, Suite 922
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 749-0212
(213) 749-0232

The Los Angeles United Methodist Urban Foundation is committed to “Initiating and Supporting Signs of Hope for the City” by empowering people, achieving social justice and economic development and promoting the well being of communities as envisioned by Christian faith.

LA Voice (PICO)
760 South Westmoreland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 384-7404

We are an interfaith, community organization that unites people from diverse backgrounds to improve the quality of life of Los Angeles residents. Since 2000, LA Voice has developed a strong base of leaders, or community volunteers, that are striving to transform their neighborhoods.

Los Angeles Wings of Faith, Inc.
9626 South Avalon Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90003
(323) 779-0729

Formed as response to the crack cocaine epidemic of South LA, Los Angeles Wings of Faith, Inc. is working to build a community that steers residents away from drugs and their negative repercussions. They strive to create a safe neighborhood with less poverty and an improved quality of education.

Mazon, A Jewish Response to Hunger
10495 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(800) 813-0557

Founded in 1985, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing and alleviating hunger among people of all faiths and backgrounds.

LSS Community Care Centers (LSC-CCC)
2560 North Santiago Blvd.
Orange, CA 92867
(877) 577-7267
(714) 685-1800

LSS Community Care Centers (LSS-CCC), formerly known as Lutheran Social Services of Southern California (LSS/SC), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit social services agency that has served in partnership with its congregations and supporters for more than 65 years. Fostering humanitarian efforts and goodwill in the community, LSS Community Care Centers has grown into a flourishing organization, led by faithful, passionate and committed individuals since its inception.

LSS-CCC San Gabriel-Los Angeles

60 North Daisy Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91107

Avanti is a program of Lutheran Social Services that helps adults with developmental disabilities reach their maximum potential by providing an enhancement of individual growth, community access and the right of personal choice. Avanti Adult Services, located in Pasadena, is a community based volunteer program for adults with developmental disabilities.


6425 Tyrone Ave.
Van Nuys, CA 91401
(818) 901-9480

27265 Luther Drive
Santa Clarita, CA 91351-3711
(661) 298-8972

Food Pantry, Clothing Closet

  • Poverty Reduction Programs
  • Residential Support Services
  • Returning Veteran’s Outreach Program
  • Senior Companion Program
  • ESL and Computer Classes
  • Adult Program for the Developmentally Disabled

LSS-CCC Long Beach/South Bay

1611 Pine Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90813
(562) 599-1321

Comprehensive Emergency Assistance Program

  • Hispanic Outreach Project (HOP)
  • Preparation For Employment Program (PEP)
  • First Lutheran Saturday Outreach Program
  • Norwalk Project
  • Grief Ministry Project and Counseling Program
  • Elders and their Families: A Program of Care and Caregiving
  • Stevenson Program
  • Healthy California Families: A Program Addressing Emerging and Vital Needs of Ethnic Minority Women, Children and Family Members
  • Cambodian Outreach Project
  • Trinity Lutheran Outreach Program

LSS-CCC Orange County

Olaf Lutheran Church
Caring Neighbors/Garden Grove
12432 Ninth Street
Garden Grove, CA 92840
(714) 534-6450

LSS-CCC San Bernardino

41945 Big Bear Blvd., Suite 200
P.O. Box 1927
Big Bear, CA 92315
(909) 866-5070

LSS-CCC Riverside

Genesis House
3772 Taft Street
Riverside, California 92503
(951) 689-7847

Amelia’s Light
23310 Meyer Drive, #4
Riverside, California 92518
(On the former March Air Reserve Base)
(951) 656-6020

Genesis House and Amelia’s Light are mirror images of one another. While Genesis has been operational since 1976, Amelia’s Light opened in 2004. Long term transitional living is provided for women with children who are already on track towards independent living. This is a program designed to transition clients to permanent housing, while providing needed life skills, and resolution of issues that hinder self-sufficiency. It will include intensive case management on a regular weekly/monthly basis and be linked with other programs or services, creating a comprehensive approach to self-sufficiency. Program fees and a mandatory savings plan are part of this program. Child development includes an after school program of activities that include homework help, tutoring, mentoring and organized play. You must apply and have your name added to the waiting list in order secure transitional housing.

Mothers of East LA
3354 East Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90023
(323) 266-8832

Community organization in East Los Angeles, founded in the early 1980s at Resurrection Church, with the intention to respond to unwanted development in their community.

Museum of Tolerance of the Simon Weisenthal Center
9786 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(310) 553-8403

Muslims Establishing Communities in America (MECA) of Southern California

Founded in August 2005, MECA aims to build and strengthen the Muslim Community across Southern California. MECA’s target demographic is post college age Muslims who are single, married, or married with young children. We strive to strengthen our communal bonds through social, educational, and outreach activities.

Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)
3010 Wilshire Blvd, #217
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 383-3443

MPAC is an American institution which informs and shapes public opinion and policy by serving as a trusted resource to decision makers in government, media and policy institutions. MPAC is also committed to developing leaders with the purpose of enhancing the political and civic participation of American Muslims. As a community-based policy advocacy group working for the integration of Muslims into American pluralism, MPAC actively strives to effect policy reforms that uphold core American values and preserve Constitutionally protected freedoms of all Americans.

New City Parish
1009 N. Market Street
Inglewood, CA 90302
(310) 673-2584
(310) 673-2584

New City Parish is an urban coalition of nine congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) located in Los Angeles, Inglewood, and Compton California. Our collaborative approach focuses on the transformation of our communities through holistic ministries and social outreach. The focus of New City Parish (NCP) is to proclaim a message of hope and advocate for the poor & marginalized, to teach people how to think critically for themselves, and to heal and comfort those who are hungry and suffering in our inner-city communities.

NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change

NewGround provides opportunities for Muslims and Jews of all backgrounds
to build honest, authentic relationships with one another, to establish a common commitment to change, and to become a new cadre of leaders who inspire
hope in a troubled world. NewGround is collaborative project sponsored by the Muslim Public Affairs Council and the Progressive Jewish Alliance.

1545 Wilshire Blvd, Suit #328
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 273 8420

One LA-IAF is a broad-based non-partisan organization of dues-paying member congregations, schools, unions, and nonprofits committed to building power for sustainable social and economic change. We build power by developing institution-based leadership, building relationships within and between institutions, identifying and researching issues of mutual self-interest, and taking disciplined, organized action. This organizing strategy enables One LA – IAF to develop a constituency of leaders who become citizens in the fullest sense: participants in democratic decision-making and agents of creation of a more just society through the exercise of relational power. One LA-IAF is affiliated with the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), the oldest and largest national organizing and leadership development network in the United States.

Passing the Mantle
825 Bloom Walk, ACB 439
Los Angeles, CA 90089
(213) 740-8562

The Passing the Mantle (PTM) Clergy and Lay Leadership Institute provides vision and practical training for the next generation of African American clergy and lay leaders. The program is designed to equip pastors, clergy, faith-based nonprofit leaders, and church board members for better mission conceptualization, civic engagement models, strategic planning, and partnership building with the public and private sector. The program creates a learning environment with leading practitioners, politicians, and professors who are engaged in areas related to civic engagement and community development.

Peace Center (USC University Church)
817 West 34th Street,
Los Angeles, CA 90089
(213) 748-0209

The Peace Center of United University Church was started as a peacemaking ministry of the church during the threat of nuclear annihilation in the late 1980s. It has continued to grow and evolve over the years, but its three groups of constituents remain – campus, community and congregation. Over the years, The Peace Center has worked on war and peace, labor issues, environmental issues, health, housing, education and many others. It continues to be a vital ministry because of people like you – find out more and join the work!

People Assisting the Homeless (PATH)
340 N. Madison Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 644-2200

Founded in 1984, PATH is a non-profit community organization whose mission is to break the cycle of homelessness by empowering homeless people with the tools for self-sufficiency. PATH works towards this goal by providing services that help homeless people find work, save money, secure housing, and empower their lives. Initially an emergency food and clothing distribution program, PATH has since grown into a multi-facility organization that provides a wide range of coordinated services for homeless individuals throughout Southern California. PATH serves homeless clients in the following areas:

  • Transitional and Affordable Housing
  • Outreach and Referrals
  • Educational and Employment Assistance
  • Health Services
  • Supportive Social Services

PATH serves homeless individuals and families in several sites throughout Los Angeles County. Housing facilities are located at the Regional Homeless Center and West Los Angeles. PATH also operates five job centers in South Central Los Angeles, West Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Hollywood, and the Antelope Valley. Each year, PATH serves over 12,000 homeless men, women and children in Los Angeles.

Progressive Christians Uniting
634 S. Spring Street, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 625-0149

To encourage a positive form of Christianity for the 21st century based on the principles of fighting for social and environmental justice, equality regardless of sexual preference or background, peace-making and rights for minorities.

Progressive Jewish Alliance
5870 West Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 761-8350

The Progressive Jewish Alliance (PJA) was founded in 1999 by Jewish Angelenos seeking to assert an authentic progressive Jewish presence in the campaigns for social justice in Southern California, home to the nation’s second largest city and second largest Jewish community. PJA educates, advocates and organizes on issues of peace, equality, diversity and justice, as a progressive voice in the Jewish community and a Jewish voice in the progressive community.

Proyecto Pastoral at the Dolores Mission
135 N. Mission Road
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 881-0018

Proyecto Pastoral at Dolores Mission is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization working in the economically and politically disenfranchised community of Boyle Heights to empower the community personally and socially by developing grassroots projects in education, leadership, and service.

RCNO (Regional Congregations and Neighborhood Organizations Training Center)
1061 E. 54th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90011
(323) 234-8154

The mission of RCNO Training Center is to build the capacity of clergy and lay leaders in small to mid-sized congregations to participate in faith-based community organizing to protect and revitalize the communities in which they live, work and worship.

Redeemer Community Partnership
PO Box 180499
Los Angeles, CA 90018
(323) 733-6173

Redeemer Community Partnership is a nonprofit, Christian community development corporation that builds better neighborhoods in South Los Angeles by creating safe, healthy, opportunity-rich communities where children, youth and their families thrive.

San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission
13422 Saticoy St.
North Hollywood, CA 91605
(818) 785-4476

Established in 1998, the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission began as the Rescue S.O.S. (Survival Outreach Services) meals outreach program to the Valley’s homeless. In 2002, the mission launched the Family Shelter program in a collaborative effort with San Fernando Valley area churches in response to the critical unmet need for year round emergency shelter.

San Fernando Valley Faith Coalition
7870 Nollan Place
Panorama City, CA 91402

The San Fernando Valley Faith Coalition (SFVFC) is a joint effort between the Los Angeles Police Department and San Fernando Valley faith organizations to preserve lives, marriages, and families through prayer, outreach, and crisis response

Salvation Army (Southern California Headquarters)
180 E. Ocean Blvd. Suite 500
Long Beach, CA
(562) 264-3679

The Salvation Army provides basic needs for the homeless, the poor and those in need of a helping hand through tough times. There are numerous Salvation Army locations with activities ranging from afterschool programs for the youth to counseling for veterans and disaster response teams.

Sisters of Social Service
4316 Lanai Rd.
Encino, CA 91436
(818) 285-3355

The Sisters of Social Service serve the poor, homeless, low-income families and women through meal service, counseling and chaplaincy. Through community organizing, they also advocate for change in the systems that keep many people poor.

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 440-4500

The Skirball Cultural Center defines itself as a Jewish institution in an American context. Our focus is on Judaism as a historical and cultural phenomenon, singular in ancestry but plural in expression. We are inspired by the parallels between Jewish values and American democratic principles. The Skirball’s programs, exhibitions, curricula, and communal initiatives seek to convey these ideals to a wide public.

Southern California Ecumenical Council
195 South Hill Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91006
(626) 578-6371

The Southern California Ecumenical Council is a regional body representing churches, denominations, related ministries and other ecclesiastical communities who cooperate to promote responsible and creative expressions of our Christian unity and witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Through ecumenical networks and interreligious partnerships SCEC works to foster religious understanding, to advocate for social justice and to advance the well-being of all people. The Week of Prayer Service, the Faith and Order Commission and the Let Justice Roll task group are part of the current work of the Council.

South Coast Interfaith Council
759 Linden Ave
Long Beach, CA 90813
(562) 983-1665

The Mission of the South Coast Interfaith Council to promote mutual understanding, respect, appreciation and cooperation among people of faith in the Greater South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach-West Orange County area through extending hospitality, offering educational opportunities, providing moral leadership, sharing in service and working for justice.

Tzu Chi Foundation
1100 S. Valley Center Ave
San Dimas, CA 91773
(909) 447-7799
(909) 447-7948

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental, humanitarian organization with four major missions: charity, medicine, education, and humanistic culture. The foundation also engages in international disaster relief, bone marrow donation, community volunteerism, and environmental protection. “Tzu Chi” means “compassion and relief.”

UMMA Community Clinic
711 West Florence Ave
Los Angeles CA 90044
(323) 967-0375

Our mission is to promote the well-being of the underserved by providing access to high quality healthcare for all, regardless of ability to pay. UMMA envisions itself as part of a larger network of institutions addressing the health and wellbeing of the underserved and indigent, mindful of the cultural, spiritual, social and economic realities that impinge upon them and the traditional barriers to accessing care.

Union Rescue Mission
545 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 347-6300

Union Rescue Mission (URM) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to serving men, women and children experiencing homelessness. Established in 1891, URM is one of the largest rescue missions of its kind in the United States and the oldest in Los Angeles. URM provides a comprehensive array of emergency and long-term services to our guests, including: food, shelter, clothing, medical and dental care, recovery programs, transitional housing, legal assistance, education, counseling, and job training to needy men, women, children, and families.

Valley Interfaith Council
4505 Las Virgenes Rd., #211
Calabasas, CA 91302
(818) 880-4842 ext 3012

Estabished in 1964, Valley Interfaith Council (VIC) is a coalition of caring persons and organizations constituted as a diverse membership interfaith council and as a 501[c]3 non-profit California corporation. VIC serves people in the San Fernando Valley:

  • Homebound inviduals by providing over 150,000 delivered meals
  • Seniors at VIC’s three MultiPurpose Senior Centers and eleven Nutrition sites,
  • Victims of stroke, disease & impairment by providing day care at four VIC Adult Day Care Centers
  • Frail & elderly with In-Home Care Services keeping them independent.
  • Low income seniors & disabled with free Handyworker service making homes accessible.

Vermont Village Community Development Corporation
7901 South Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90044
(323) 758-3777 Ext 4175

Vermont Village Community Development Corporation’s mission is to develop a new community image, spirit, and atmosphere. We will develop businesses and community development projects and programs that maximize economic development opportunities for community residents, promoting prosperity.

Victory Outreach
250 West Arrow Hwy
San Dimas, CA 91773
(909) 599-4437

Victory Outreach is an international, church-oriented Christian ministry called to the task of evangelizing and discipling the hurting people of the world, with the message of hope and plan of Jesus Christ. This call involves a commitment to plant and develop churches, rehabilitation homes and training centers, in strategic cities of the world. Victory Outreach inspires and instills within people the desire to fulfill their potential in life with a sense of dignity, belonging, and destiny. Victory Outreach works cooperatively with others of mutual purpose in accomplishing the task before us.

Ward Economic Development Corporation
1177 West 25th St
P.O. Box 7391
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 747-1188

Ward Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is an independent affiliate of Ward African Methodist Episcopal Church. WEDC is a California not-for-profit community development corporation whose mission includes neighborhood, housing, economic, and leadership development.

West Angeles Community Development Corporation
6028 Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90043
(323) 751-3440

Founded as an outreach program of the West Angeles Church of God in Christ, West Angeles Community Development Corporation works to serve the community by fighting unemployment, poverty, gang activity and chronic homelessness. West Angeles CDC is active in community real estate development, building affordable new homes and mixed use properties for first-time buyers and small business owners. The organization also teach members of the community how to responsibly invest, develop small businesses, learn conflict resolution and implement it and provide food and shelter for others through the church.

World Impact
2001 S Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(323) 735-3400

World Impact is a Christian missions organization dedicated to facilitating church-planting movements as quickly as possible by evangelizing, equipping and empowering the unchurched urban poor. Through prayer and the power of the Holy Spirit we will catalyze church plant movements among the urban poor. We will equip and empower 120 indigenous leaders and World Impact church planters to plant 30 churches by 2014. Our holistic ministries love and strengthen these churches. World Impact sponsors summer camps, schools, clinics and provides services such as job training for the needy in inner-cities.

World Vision
2300 S. Garfield Ave.
Commerce, CA 90047

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.


Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment
Los Angeles Office
3655 S Grand Ave, Suite 250 Los Angeles CA 90007
(213) 863-4548

The Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) is a statewide community organization working with thousands of members in eleven counties creating transformative change by helping ordinary citizens to organize and take action. ACCE builds alliances with civic, labor, religious, business and policy partners that will translate into the campaign infrastructure needed to win progressive tax, budget and policy reform for California communities.

Brotherhood Crusade
200 E Slauson Ave, #A3A
Los Angeles, CA 90011
(323) 846-1649

Brotherhood Crusade’s principal mission is dedicated to building and sustaining an institution that raises funds and resources from within the community and distributes those funds directly back into the community. Brotherhood Crusade has a history of building alliances with other organizations, corporations and foundations of goodwill that are committed to and understand the tremendous need for helping our community and people grow and prosper.

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
2533 West 3rd Street, Suite 101
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(888) 6CHIRLA
(213) 353-1333

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) was formed in 1986 to advance the human and civil rights of immigrants and refugees in Los Angeles; promote harmonious multi-ethnic and multi-racial human relations; and through coalition-building, advocacy, community education and organizing, empower immigrants and their allies to build a more just society.

Coalition for Economic Survival
514 Shatto Place, Suite 270
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 252-4411

Founded in 1973, the Coalition for Economic Survival (CES) is a grassroots multi-racial, multi-ethnic non-profit community based organization. CES is dedicated to organizing low and moderate income people to win economic and social justice. CES assists working and low-income people throughout the greater Los Angeles area and surrounding counties in working together to empower themselves to impact the decision making processes that effect their day-to-day lives. CES is committed to actively opposing any type of prejudice or discrimination based on race, gender, ethnicity, age, religion, income, disability or sexual orientation.

Community Coalition (COCO)
8101 South Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90044
(323) 750-9087

Community Coalition works to help transform the social and economic conditions in South LA that foster addiction, crime, violence and poverty by building a community institution that involves thousands in creating, influencing and changing public policy.

Community Rehabilitation Services
4716 East Cesar E Chavez Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90022
(323) 266-0453

CRS began as the Spanish Speaking Task Force for the Handicapped in 1974, when a group of Latino persons with disabilities wanted to develop a self-help, community-based organization. As independent living centers grew in the state, we enlarged our vision and became Community Rehabilitation Services, Inc. in 1979.

Emergency Network of Los Angeles
501 Shatto Place, Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 739-6888

ENLA serves as the forum where organizations share knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle—preparation, response and recovery—to help disaster survivors and their communities. Members form a coalition of nonprofit organizations that respond to disasters as part of their overall mission. ENLA fosters more effective service through the four C’s—communication, coordination, cooperation and collaboration—by providing convening mechanisms and outreach for all people and organizations involved in disasters.

Faith and Service Technical Education Network (FAITH) Center on Faith Communities
(434) 293-5656

The Faith and Service Technical Education Network (FASTEN) offers informational resources and networking opportunities to faith-based practitioners, private philanthropies, and public administrators who seek to collaborate effectively to renew urban communities. An initiative of the Pew Charitable Trusts, FASTEN actively identifies best practices in faith-based services and multi-sector collaboration, and produces and disseminates educational materials for practitioners in the public and private sectors.

Healthy City
1541 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 508
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Healthy City is a part of the Advancement Project and is seeking to be an innovative ‘action tank’ for community based groups in California working for civil rights. Healthy City provides assistance to groups through policy and advocacy tools for sustainable progress.

Jubilee Economics Ministry
3295 Meade Ave.
San Diego, CA 92116
(619) 528-8075

Jubilee Economics Ministry (JEM) started in Chicago but has spread around America promoting the idea of the Sabbath-Jubilee. JEM promotes the idea that the western habits of spending are detrimental to society and believe that they are standing in solidarity with impoverished members of their community.

Just Congregations (Union for Reform Judaism)
633 Third Ave
New York, NY 10017-6778
(212) 650-4000

Just Congregations is an initiative of the Union for Reform Judaism whose primary goal is to engage and train Reform synagogues in congregation-based community organizing, while simultaneously strengthening the congregations.

Justice for Immigrants
3211 Fourth St NE
Washington DC, 20017
(202) 541-3174

The Campaign’s primary objectives are:

  • To educate the public about Church teaching on migration and immigrants;
  • To create political will for positive immigration reform;
  • To enact legislative and administrative reforms based on the principles articulated by the bishops; and
  • To organize Catholic networks to assist qualified immigrants obtain the benefits of the reforms.

Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE)
464 Lucas Ave, Suite 202
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 977-9400

LAANE is a leading advocacy organization dedicated to building a new economy for all. Combining dynamic research, innovative public policy and the organizing of broad alliances, LAANE promotes a new economic approach based on good jobs, thriving communities and a healthy environment.

Southern California Civil Rights Coalition
634 Spring St., Suite 716
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 488-0868

Southern California Civil Rights Coalition is a statewide community of civil rights organizations, activists, educators, lawyers, and advocates representing a wide range of issues and working as one to create a just and healthy society.

Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education (SCOPE)
1715 W. Florence Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90047
(323) 789-7920

Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education (SCOPE) builds grassroots power to eliminate the structural barriers to social and economic opportunities for poor and disenfranchised communities. SCOPE combines community organizing, leadership development, strategic alliance building, research, training and capacity building, and policy advocacy to pursue its mission at the local, state and national levels.

United Way
1150 S. Olive St, Suite T500,
Los Angeles, 90015
(213) 808-6220

United Way is committed to fighting poverty by providing affordable housing and healthcare, improving educational achievement and increasing financial stability, through research, funding, community partnerships, and advocacy.

The Urban League – Los Angeles
3450 Mount Vernon Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90008
(323) 299-9660

The mission of the Urban League is to enable African Americans and other minorities to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights through advocacy activities and the provision of programs and services in our uniquely diversified city and region.

Western Justice Center
55 S. Grand Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 584-7494

The Western Justice Center Foundation envisions a society in which conflicts are transformed into opportunities for learning and growth. The mission of the Western Justice Center Foundation is to increase the opportunity for peaceful conflict resolution and displace the power of violence in our society. We design, implement, evaluate and promote innovative methods of conflict prevention and resolution for children, communities and courts.


WorkUp is a national network of local projects that supports young adults in building individual and community assets and achieving social mobility. Launched in the nation’s capital in November 2006, WorkUp now operates in Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, DC and helps youth succeed in four foundational areas: economic security, post-secondary education, career advancement, and vibrant neighborhoods.


City of Los Angeles

Los Angeles Police Department
150 North Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 928-8223
Admin services 562-940-8358

Chaplain Program provides faith-based outreach to all religious denominations

City of Los Angeles Housing Authority
2600 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(213) 252-2500

Department of Public Social Services
2855 East Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
(800) 660-4026

City of Los Angeles Human Relations Commission
200 N. Main Street, #700
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 978-1660

Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
Office for Faith Based Initiatives
550 South Vermont Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 738-4888
(213) 738-3089

Faith Outreach, Community and Government Relations

LA County Department of Children and Family Services
425 Shatto Place
Los Angeles, CA 90020

LA County Department of Public Social Services

Community based and faith based organizations, “food stamp outreach partnership project.” For online application, click this link:

LA County Public Health Department
241 N. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
LASD Sheriff’s Headquarter Building
4700 Ramona Blvd.
Monterey Park, California 91754
Attn: Clergy Council Coordinator

Clergy Council provides faith based outreach, emergency counseling and support with the Sheriffs Dept.

Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission
3175 West 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 974-7601

Interfaith Initiative intended to create a countywide network of diverse faith leaders from each of the five supervisorial districts in Los Angeles County.

Los Angeles County Commission for Children and Families
500 W. Temple Street, #B22
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 974-1558

Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services
2855 East Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
(800) 660-4026