Long Beach Rescue Mission

1335 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach, Ca 90813
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Our 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, self, family, and society.

Long Beach Rescue Mission

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Ways to help

Mentoring

Encourage and guide our New Life Program participants as they make their courageous journey back into becoming productive members of society.
  • Weekly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Legal Aid

Use your knowledge of the law in one of our legal aid clinics, advising Mission clients on matters such as traffic tickets, record expungement, and child support.
  • Occasional, Weekly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal, Skilled
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Thrift Store

Assist customers, sort donations and help tidy the store. We especially need volunteers with an in-depth knowledge of online sales and product/inventory pricing.
  • Occasional, Weekly
  • 55+, Adults, Child with Adult
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Food Service

Pitch in to assist our kitchen staff as they set up, serve and clean up after our breakfast, lunch, or dinner meals.
  • Occasional, Weekly
  • 55+, Adults, Child with Adult
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Families
  • Indoor
  • On-site, Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Holiday and Special Events

Get involved with our Easter Basket Giveaway, Long Beach Marathon Fundraiser, Back-to-School Drive, Gala & Silent Auction Fundraiser, Thanksgiving Dinner, Christmas Toy & Stocking Giveaway and other events.
  • One-time, Occasional
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10)
  • Event support
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Lydia House

Serve at our women and children’s shelter through after school programs, Bible studies, dinner service and more.
  • Occasional, Weekly
  • 55+, Adults, Child with Adult
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Families
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Music/Arts

If you’re musically or artistically inclined, ask our Volunteer Program Supervisor about Mission events and workshops that would benefit from your talents!
  • One-time, Occasional, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10)
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • Formal, Skilled
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Career Employment Services

Teach a career workshop. Or work with individual Mission residents on financial planning, writing résumés, holding mock job interviews and more.
  • One-time, Occasional
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal, Skilled
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Chapel Service

Bring a group from your church to lead the evening chapel service at our Samaritan House.
  • Occasional
  • 55+, Adults, Child with Adult
  • Groups (2-10), Groups (10+)
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Evenings

Class Instructor

Enjoy teaching? We’d enjoy hearing from you! We’re always in need of enthusiastic teachers for our life-skills classes, financial education classes and small group Bible studies.
  • Occasional, Weekly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal, Skilled
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Administrative Office

Help out with filing, answering phones and other clerical duties.
  • Occasional, Weekly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Office work
  • On-site, Formal
  • Weekdays
Items we need now

Everyday Needs

Please drop off these donations Monday-Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Samaritan House*: 1335 Pacific Ave., Long Beach, CA 90813 -OR- At our Thrift Store: 702 W. Anaheim St, Long Beach, CA 90813 *As of March 1st 2020, Samaritan House will only be accepting donations of food and hygiene items. All other donated items currently listed on this page must be dropped off at our Thrift Store during the time listed above.
Most Prominent Needs:
  • Fitted Sheets (Twin Size)
  • Socks for Men, Women & Children
  • Toiletries (Small Individual Sizes)
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Shaving Cream
  • Shaving Razors

Lydia House Needs:

  • Hair Conditioner (Not Shampoo)
  • Large Toothpaste
  • Women’s Razors
  • Jackets, Warm Clothing
  • Women’s Professional Clothing (Suits, ties, slacks, dress shirts, etc.)
  • Children’s Underwear (All Ages, Boy/Girl)
  • Baby Supplies (Diapers, Wipes)
  • Security Screen Door
  • Outdoor Patio Furniture
  • Small Fans
  • Assorted Gift Cards (Wal-Mart, Target, etc.)

Administrative Department Needs:

  • Laptops or Computer Tablets in new or like new condition
  • Desktop Computers with Windows 8 OS or Newer
  • Office Supply Store Gift Cards (Staples, Office Depot, Office Max, etc.)

Kitchen Needs:

  • Canned goods and non-perishable food items (*critically needed to stock our pantry due to Food Drive being postponed)
  • Ham
  • Eggs
  • Potatoes
  • Yams
  • Vegetables
  • Pancake Mix
  • Syrup
Samaritan House Needs:
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Razors
  • Men’s Boxers (All Sizes)
  • Jackets, Large Size Men’s Clothing
  • Professional Clothing (Suits, ties, slacks, dress shirts, etc.)
  • Socks
  • Ear Plugs
  • Snore Strips
  • Aspirin/Ibuprofen
  • Bottled Water
  • Pillowcases (Standard)
  • Musical Instruments for the Chapel
  • Assorted Gift Cards (Wal-Mart, Target, etc)

Maintenance Department Needs:

  • Work Truck or Van
  • Lightly used Power Tools
  • Landscaping/Gardening Equipment
  • Item Collection
How you help Long Beach Rescue Mission offers a variety of rewarding opportunities for volunteers, and we could not function in the same capacity we are operating at today without the support of volunteers.
About us Since 1972, Long Beach Rescue Mission has opened its doors to thousands of men, women and children. The Mission provides food, clothing, shelter and spiritual guidance to the homeless and less fortunate people of the community. Long Beach Rescue Mission stands dedicated to helping individuals overcome the homeless cycle, achieve long term goals and make a world of difference in today’s society.
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