Christian Outreach in Action

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Homeless & Housing
  • Hunger
  • Seniors

Location

515 East Third StreetLong Beach, CA 90802 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Christian Outreach in Action (COA) is a non-denominational non-profit organization whose mission is to Transform the lives of homeless and impoverished individuals in Long Beach and Greater Los Angeles since 1981.

Description

For over 40 years, we have been a staple in the community, serving the local Long Beach and Greater LA Community experiencing economic hardship, by offering food, diapers, legal aid, Senior Programs, clothing, and more to anyone in need. We are the only agency in Long Beach that provides hot meals every day of the week, a public restroom, and a food bank five days a week. Our programs include a food bank distribution featuring fresh produce and non-perishable items, a weekly diaper giveaway, pet food, hygiene kits, clothing, household furniture and goods, public bathrooms, holiday community events, legal clinic, low-income housing units, and other essentials.

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We continue to provide services and resources to low-income individuals to include the homeless, seniors, struggling mothers and families, and those who just need hope and a hand-up to gain and sustain independence. We inspire and give hope to those in need. We thank our donors and volunteers for their time and resources in helping impact so many lives - as we are not government-funded. We couldn't do this, and have such a huge impact without their time and generosity.

Reviews

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by NELSON Y. (December 15, 2010)
I had the opportunity to see the amount of people the Staff at this Outreach Center touches this past Thanksgiving. The organization has a Director who is very supportive of all its programs and is assisted by a select few men who are rebuilding their lives. The organization has many volunteers from all churches that come together to accomplish one goasl; to care and to give hope to the homeless and the less fortunate. They offered a hot meal on Saturday and in addition they gave bags of groceries after the meal. It was great to see the young voklunteers from churches like Bethany Lutheran assisting their parents with the grocery distribution. COA is a great place to volunteer. They feed over 106,000 meals yearly and I am amazed at the amount of people who use the Food bank and the clothing distribution on a weekly basis. KUDOS to the team at COA for a job well done. Keep up the great work! The Christmas Party on December 18, 2010 will be another event that I will be present.
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by teresa r. (November 30, 2010)
I would definately recommend Christian Outreach as a place to volunteer. The people are all very giving and led by the Director, Dixie that has a heart of gold. I personally know all of the board members and have been a part of this team that continually gives to those in need. I can say that it is such a wonderful feeling to give back to a community that so freely gave to me. I like to get involved and volunteer at Christian Outreach because they do not judge anyone or look down on anyone, instead their main focus is to see what they can do for you. The staff consists of very humble, giving, loving individuals who all receive a thumbs up from me. Thank you for all that you do 365 days a year.
by John C. (October 8, 2010)
COA serves a group of society that is at the very bottom of the socio-economic scale. They strive to provide meals and housing to people in recovery as well as people who are HUNGRY. They "make do" with all kinds of supplies and assistance. At times it appears to be chaotic, but there is really is order in the chaos. They provide the opportunity for people to perform court ordered community service that really does help people. Your support to COA really makes a difference in people's lives.
by Renee W. (August 11, 2010)
Very unprofessional,no one person seems to be in charge. I myself did not appreciate the behavior or language that I witnessed so I would not recommend.

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