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LSS Community Care has a legacy of meeting the needs of the poor, underserved and powerless regardless of race, creed or orientation since 1946.  We unite with individuals, churches, businesses, civic leaders, government agencies and other stakeholders for one goal; breaking the cycle of poverty one family at a time. Take a moment to explore three key ways LSS serves:

Emergency Services
Serving 50,000 individuals and families with basic needs like food, hot meals, clothing, housing, transportation and more.

Program Resources
Operating over 50 specialized programs offering training that equips individuals and families with tools and resources that move them toward independence.

Circles of Support
Surrounding families with the support they need to move out of poverty and also initiating changes in the community that result in eliminating barriers to economic stability.

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Ambassadors are short-term volunteers who open doors for our organization in the community, introducing new people at our bi-monthly Fostering Community Care event. These are one hour awareness events only (no solicitations are made) to expose people to the great work of LSS Community Care. To become an Ambassador here are your responsibilities:
  1. 1 – Attend at least one Fostering Community Care event during the calendar year
  2. 2 – Host or invite and bring 10-15 guests to one Fostering Community Care event within 3 months of your attending one yourself.
  3. 3 – Inform your invited guests of what the Fostering Community Care meeting will be about, and let them know that they will receive a follow up call from the organization
  4. 4 – Ambassadors will complete their commitment after bringing 10-15 persons within the 3 month time period. An Ambassador has the option to complete after one term, continue for another 3 month term or move into another role on the team.
Become a Circles Ally

Allies are community members who want to be in a supportive, intentional, befriending relationship with an individual or family working to get out of poverty.

Other ways to support the Southern California Circles® Initiative
  • Be an Ad-Hoc Ally – share your special skill or talent
  • Be a member of your local Guiding Coalition
  • Assist with weekly Child Care/Children’s Programs
  • Be a Community Champion – tell the Circles story and recruit others to join
  • Financially Sponsor a Circle Leader
  • Facilitate/assist with Training – Quarterly Circle Leader and Ally Groups
  • Behind-the-scenes work – internet research, graphic design, writing
We are actively seeking individuals and groups to be a part of our on-going mission to serve those in need. LSS administers over 50 specialized programs and services throughout the Southern California region. Contact your nearest LSS Center to hear about the local opportunities they have available.
Be a positive role model
Give back to others and help change lives
Transform communities
Spend your time doing something rewarding
Meet new people
Have fun
Learn new skills, share your talents, build your resume

The life you change most – may be your own!