Catholic Charities Long Beach, CA

The Agency oversees various community centres and program offices throughout the San Pedro Pastoral Region, stretching from Palos Verdes to Pico Rivera in the north to Long Beach in the south.

Furthermore, the Agency provides additional services to Long Beach residents such as emergency food assistance, case management, financial support for utilities and transportation, and shelter intake for the Huntington Beach Family Shelter for the Homeless.

San Pedro Region


Catholic Charities’ San Pedro Region includes numerous South Bay neighbourhoods, ranging from El Segundo in the northwest through Rancho Palos Verdes in the southwest, Hawaiian Gardens in the southeast, and Whittier in the northeast.

The Region’s two community service centers – Huntington Beach Community Service Center and Pico Rivera Resource Center – provide basic needs like food, clothes, utility payment subsidies, transportation, and housing help to low-income families and individuals.

The area assists qualified, eligible people and families in enrolling in CalFresh. All sites try to link clients to additional Agency and public services for which they may be eligible.

Elizabeth Ann Seton Residence (EASR) and Project Achieve are two emergency shelters that work with the homeless to offer emergency shelter and support services to help people transition from homelessness to secure housing and, eventually, self-sufficiency.

EASR provides emergency shelter and shelter services for homeless families, the elderly, and the disabled for 45 days. Project Achieve provides emergency housing for homeless, unmarried adult men and women for 60 to 90 days.


As Catholic Charities marks 100 years of assisting and hope to the poor and vulnerable in the three-county area of Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara, it is fitting to reflect on the Agency’s beginnings and progress.

In 1919, Most Rev. John J. Cantwell, Bishop of the Diocese of Carmel and Los Angeles, legally consolidated the different Catholic charity institutions providing services around the city of Los Angeles as the Associated Catholic Charities.

In 1921, it was renamed the Bureau of Catholic Charities and became the conduit for all Catholic activity with State, County, and City departments, organizations, and agencies.

When Monterey and Fresno split off to become a Diocese in 1926, the institution was renamed the Catholic Welfare Bureau of the Dioceses of Los Angeles-San Diego.

The Diocese of Los Angeles-San Diego was explicitly elevated to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in 1936, and San Diego became a different Diocese.

In 1937, the Catholic Welfare Bureau was located in California. The Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) and the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) were organizations.

Mission & Vision



Catholic Charities is dedicated to expressing Christ’s spirit via collaboration with various communities, services to the poor and vulnerable, promoting human dignity, and advocacy for social justice.


Catholic Charities of Los Angeles pledges to help the disadvantaged and work for a just society through the power of the Holy Spirit.


Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public benefit company that assists and inspires persons in need, regardless of race, ethnicity, income, gender, or religious belief.

Individual donations, federal, state, county, and local government agencies, companies, foundations, service users, and fundraisers contribute to service funding. To the extent allowed by law, all donations are entirely tax-deductible.

We try to carry out our purpose in the most cost-effective manner possible while remaining committed to accountability and openness.

Employment Opportunities



All qualifying employees get competitive benefits from Catholic Charities. Medical, dental, and vision coverage and a pension plan, and long/short-term disability insurance are all part of the benefits package.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc. is committed to an equal employment opportunity policy for all applicants and employees.

The Agency does not discriminate against applicants or employees in employment opportunities or practices based on race, religion, colour, sex, national origin, pregnancy, ancestry, age, citizenship, marital status, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, or any other protected characteristic under state or federal law.

In addition to a commitment to give equitable employment opportunities to all eligible employees, Catholic Charities has an affirmative action program to enhance opportunities for members of specific protected groups within the organization.

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1- Alleviate Hunger

Hunger knows no bounds. It impacts all demographics, regardless of education, work situation, or ethnicity. It affects every neighbourhood and is found throughout the country.

According to Feeding America Hunger and Poverty Statistics, Los Angeles County has the most significant number of food-insecure persons and children in California.

2- Strengthen Communities

Catholic Charities’ community assistance centers offer the first point of contact for persons in need, with 18 strategically positioned locations. The centers provide supportive services to interrupt the cycle of poverty and homelessness in communities.

Each centre is distinct in its approach and service delivery, constantly reacting to the community’s needs. Catholic Charities pays stipends for food, clothes, rent, and utilities.

Rent, utilities, and transportation assistance are subject to funding availability and may be geographically restricted.

3- Transform Homelessness

Homelessness can be exacerbated by mental illness, substance addiction, unemployment, poor income, a high cost of living, an unexpected expense or loss of revenue, and a lack of family support.

Catholic Charities addresses the core causes of homelessness via programs in Long Beach, Covina, and Los Angeles, transforming the lives of men, women, and children.

Homeless people are provided with a safe refuge and the resources they need to establish self-sufficient lives through our emergency shelter, bridge, and crisis housing programs.

At-risk individuals and families can recover stability in their present residence through homeless prevention programs, which often involve case management and financial help.

Those formerly homeless are preparing for independent futures via counseling, education, job training, and assistance.

4- Guide Children and Teens

A just society requires the protection and empowerment of the next generation. Children might suffer from hunger, poverty, homelessness, and illiteracy in their families.

Children need security, stability, healthy lifestyles, supervision, and mental stimulation for proper growth. Strengthening families is central to our programs, and some are mainly geared toward children and teenagers.

Our youth programs for low-income, at-risk children and teenagers offer a supportive framework and learning opportunities and activities that improve their education, encourage creativity, and broaden their perspectives. Internships, job training, and placement prepare at-risk kids for the future workforce.