LCPC is committed to sending financial resources and volunteers to support a variety of local partners.
Become an Advocate for One of Our Local Ministry Partners
Each local ministry partner has one or more advocates at LCPC who keep in touch, convey needs to the local team, and encourage others to get involved in the ministry. We are always looking for new advocates, and we can find you a partner whose ministry work fits with your interests.
Pray for Our Local Ministry Partners
Use our list of local partners below as your prayer guide. Or download a copy of our Local & Global Prayer Partners booklet here.
Providing transitional housing for homeless mothers and their children
Beacon Housing provides safe and affordable housing to homeless and working poor families. One of the facilities operated by Beacon Housing is Casa de Alegria, a transitional facility in Highland Park for homeless women and children who are fleeing domestic violence. Casa de Alegria is a three-story Craftsman home that serves nine families. Each resident is assigned a case manager that helps single mothers establish goals for achieving self-sufficiency. Residents may stay up to 24 months to complete their programs as long as they remain on a continuous, progressive path. Development of community among the women and children are highlights of the Beacon program.
Anne Soule, Advocate at LCPC for Beacon Housing
Equipping leaders of new Christ-following communities in LA County
Bridges helps ordinary Christians, leaders and congregations engage people who live outside existing church culture. Bridges nurtures and supports Bridge Leaders, people called to be the church in various, unconventional forms in their community. Bridge Leaders make new disciples, start new ministries, and form new communities of Jesus followers.
Preparing and delivering warm, nutritious meals to the homeless in LA.
Brothers’ Helpers prepare packages, and serves between 250 and 400 hot, nutritious dinners every Monday through Friday evening to the poorest of the poor living on the streets of downtown Los Angeles. La Canada Presbyterian Church partners with Brothers’ Helpers and three other local churches to provide to those in need. They are a 100% volunteer organization.
Every Wednesday in LCPC Fellowship Hall Kitchen
Make and Serve Dinner for Homeless with Brothers’ Helpers every Wednesday. Volunteers at LCPC cook 300-400 dinners for homeless men and women, and then a team delivers and serves the food downtown. Join them any time. No experience necessary!
- Come between 2:45-5:30PM to cook and prepare food
- 5:30-6:30PM to package the food
- 6:30PM to go downtown to serve (returning by 8:30PM)
Helping homeless families with children transition to permanent housing
Door of Hope is a non-profit, faith-based outreach to homeless families with a mission to equip homeless families to rebuild their lives from homeless to self-sufficiency to permanent housing. Since 1985, they have been providing transitional housing and restoration programs especially designed for homeless families and children. Their goal is to see chronically homeless and troubled residents transformed into relationally strong and financially self-sufficient families, who then reintegrate into the community. They have two sites in Pasadena and one site for domestic violence victims at an undisclosed location.
- LCPC members and friends often bring dinner to residents at the Pasadena location. Volunteers arrive at 5:30 with dinner for about 40 people. You set up, pray with the families and share what you are grateful for, and then eat dinner with the families. It’s a great way to hear about their experience recovering from homelessness in an intimate and personal setting. If you have kids, bring them! Fulfill a Family’s Christmas Wish List: At Christmas time, families from Door of Hope make a wish list of things their children would like. Volunteers take the wish list, purchase items on behalf of Door of Hope parents, and deliver them to Door of Hope. On Christmas morning, the kids get to open these gifts!
Shelter for homeless pregnant women with small children.
Elizabeth House is a Christ-centered non-profit shelter program for homeless pregnant women with small children. Located in Pasadena, they provide a safe home, support, and hope for women who find themselves pregnant and in a time of crisis. Their commitment to these women is ongoing after childbirth. They offer Alumni support services to promote self-sufficiency and overall healing for each family.
Women from LCPC throw baby showers for each woman coming through Elizabeth House. You can join them by purchasing a gift, providing food, or attending the shower.
You can also serve one-on-one as a mentor which includes training and guidance by Elizabeth House staff.
Debbie Unruh, Executive Director
760 Santa Barbara St, Pasadena
Recruiting and supporting foster and adoptive parents for abused and neglected children.
For nearly a quarter of a century, FosterAll (formerly Child S.H.A.R.E.) has repeated the simple but effective process of finding homes for children placed in foster care. They have found safe and loving homes for more than 2,700 children, building partnerships with more than 400 churches throughout Southern California. In addition, their efforts nurture families, strengthen communities and prepare youth for a healthy, productive, and prosperous life.
Providing a safe place for children and young people to learn.
For over 37 years, Harambee Ministries has served a 12-block target area in Northwest Pasadena, CA. Centered at Howard St. and Navarro Ave., the location was once called “blood corner,” but with decades of love, dedication and service, they have improved conditions for kids, students, families and our community. “Harambee” means “let’s get together and push” in Swahili. Current ministries focus on an enriching after-school program and a performing arts program.
Providing transitional housing for women and children
URM is 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. They provide 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. Through URM, LCPC supports Hope Gardens which provides housing and healthy food to women and children in Sylmar.
Any lunch (10:30am-1pm) or dinner (4:30-7pm), you can serve meals to the homeless downtown. Sign up to bring a group down. No experience necessary. Kitchen staff (many of whom graduated from URM) will help show you the ropes.
Providing housing and healing for women recovering from various addictions and prostitution
Hoving Home provides housing and healing for women recovering from addictions and prostitution. They are a Christ-centered rehabilitation program serving women 18 years and older who have been involved in drug addiction, alcoholism, prostitution and other life-controlling problems. To each desperate young woman, they have extended an invitation to come home to a place of hope and healing. It is an invitation that has led to dramatically changed lives and hope-filled futures for hundreds of women.
You can bring lunch or dinner to the women at Hoving Home any day of the week for about 70 people, and then eat with the women. You will hear wonderful stories over a meal, and if you request it, some women can share testimonies and their gospel choir will sing a few songs for you.
Rebecca Mitchell, Executive Director
Helping Veterans at Pasadena City College and Beyond
LCPC Veterans Ministry provides tutoring, school supplies, friendship, and other supportive services to veterans attending Pasadena City College.
Tutors are needed to meet with students on a regular basis.
Bill Goldmann, coordinator of LCPC Veterans Ministry
Providing outreach to at-risk children and teens.
Oasis of Hollywood provides outreach and a safe space to at-risk children and teens. Oasis of Hollywood’s mission is to build mentoring relationships to support healthy development spiritually, academically, emotionally, and in life skills. The Oasis, a safe and positive alternative environment offers a variety of programs where inner-city youth are encouraged and equipped to meet their goals and dreams and directed away from destructive lifestyles such as gangs and drugs.
The Monday or Tuesday before Thanksgiving, volunteers from LCPC help pack Thanksgiving baskets for families with children involved at Oasis.
Any Friday night, you can make a snack or light meal for about 80 kids and serve it at Oasis. It’s a great way to hang out with these at-risk youth and see what God is doing.
1725 Ivar Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
323-469-3027 ext. 108
Providing end-of-life care for cancer patients.
Olive View Hospital is located at the north end of the San Fernando Valley. The facility is a 377-bed hospital built in May 1987 which serves the needs of low income and indigent patients as well as the surrounding middle-class community.
Volunteers from LCPC are involved in providing refreshments and gifts at Christmas time to patients and their families.
Claudia Zentmeyer, Chaplain at Olive View and LCPC Advocate for the ministry
Providing after school tutoring and mentoring to kids at risk in Pasadena.
Stars offers a holistic, community-collaborative approach in providing educational opportunity and support for students. Their programs include four after-school program sites, a mentoring program, summer enrichment trips and academic programs, college support, counseling, social skills classes, and parenting classes. They give students an opportunity to rise above the challenges of their environment to become college-educated, responsible citizens of their community. By providing academic support, enrichment opportunities and family-strengthening activities, and by encouraging growing and accountable relationships with positive adult role models (tutors), they provide an environment where students are challenged to grow towards becoming that which God intended them to be.
Mentors Needed: Make a lasting difference in a young person’s life and help develop their God-given potential. Stars will train and support you in the journey that requires about 1 hour per week.
Tutors Needed: Help students with homework, encourage and motivate them, and grow together as you meet on a weekly basis for one hour per week.
Providing assistance to homeless and low income individuals in greater Pasadena.
Union Station began ministering to the homeless in 1973 on Pasadena’s Union Street. Their goal is to help men, women and children rebuild their lives and end homelessness. Union Station Homeless Services operates five programs, providing a full array of services to help our homeless community members become stable and self-sufficient. The gifts requested meet the most basic needs of human existence and help rebuild broken lives.
The senior and junior high youth groups serve dinner once/month and are always looking for volunteers to help.