Serve Our City

Hope for LA

 

HOPE FOR LOS ANGELES® is Pacific Crossroads Church’s ministry that mobilizes people to serve the poor and marginalized through community organizations in our city.

We support our partner organizations through volunteer programs and service projects as well as funding these programs through collecting donations and holding fundraising events.

We hope for a Los Angeles in which all people experience spiritual, social, and economic flourishing through the demonstration of Christ’s love.

Upcoming Events

Join us as we demonstrate Christ’s love by serving our city.

Support Elementary Students at Urban Promise LA 
 
Social distancing doesn’t look the same for every student that is why Urban Promise LA (https://www.urbanpromiselosangeles.org/) has created the New Community School Initiative and continued their after school programs.
 
UPLA Community School Initiative: elementary school students are invited to complete their online instructional time/school work in small, socially distant classes. They are in need of 8 volunteers stationed in classrooms to help with log-in and general support alongside UPLA staff.
When: Mon-Thurs from 8:30 AM – 12:30 AM.
Where: 22103 Vanowen St, Canoga Park, CA 91303.
Duration: Now until November, 23rd.
Volunteers are asked to commit to serving at least one day a week until the program ends. Background check and small zoom training are required.
 
UPLA After School Program: offers reading support, STEM lessons, Bible classes, arts & crafts, and sports for elementary students. They are in need of volunteers to help provide general support alongside UPLA Staff.
When: Mon-Thurs from 12:30 AM – 4:00 PM.
Where: 22103 Vanowen St, Canoga Park, CA 91303.
Duration: Ongoing,
Background check and small zoom training are required.
 
UPLA Community School Wishlist: Unable to serve physically? Consider supporting UPLA by adopting a classroom of students and purchasing items from their wishlist HERE.
 
Please email Dionte at dionte@urbanpromiselosangeles.org and cc: mhenderson@pacificcrossroads.org for more information or to begin serving.
 
 
Help Make Clean Home Kits for Women 
 
Help make Clean Home Kits for women at our HFLA partner, Downtown Women’s Center! Making these kits is a great way to continue support from afar as services expand to meet the community’s growing needs. Please refer to the guidelines HERE. You can direct any questions to Mitzuy Ley, Community Engagement Coordinator at MitzuyL@downtownwomenscenter.org.
 

Snack Prep for Women on Skid Row – Downtown Women’s Center

Please consider prepping snack packs for women on Skid Row through our HFLA partner, Downtown Women’s Center. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, DWC has reported no known cases of the virus but the need for meals has increased from 400 meals a day to 1000 meals a day. With the Center being closed to all volunteers, a kitchen staff of 4 needs our help! For the snack guide click HERE!  Questions? Please contact Mitzuy Ley, Community Engagement Coordinator at: MitzuyL@downtownwomenscenter.org

Make Toiletry Kits for Women in Need – Downtown Women’s Center

Help make Toiletry Kits for women at our HFLA partner, Downtown Women’s Center! Toiletry Kits are essential for showering in the Day Center. Their kits of essential toiletry items are running low, and you can help! For more detailed information click HERE! You can direct any questions to Mitzuy Ley, Community Engagement Coordinator at MitzuyL@downtownwomenscenter.org.

Help with Claris Mobile Clinic – Claris

Help Claris set-up and break-down their mobile clinic and give much-needed resources to people in LA. Volunteer needs are always changing, for more information, please email niki@clarishealth.org

Serve Meals or Help with Cleaning – Union Rescue Mission

Volunteers needed to serve meals and help with cleaning at our HFLA Partner Union Rescue Mission. If you’re interested in serving or pulling together a group to serve, please reach out to danderson@urm.org with your contact info, group size, and weekly availability!

Shop, Cater a Meal, Prepare a Snack Pack – The People Concern

Our HFLA partner The People Concern (formerly Santa Monica Homeless Shelter) provides supportive services to over 1,900 people living in Permanent Supportive Housing throughout Los Angeles County. Given the current recommendations from public health agencies, it is unsafe for many of them to go outside due to age or underlying health conditions. Additionally, we are seeing increased demand for our services and meals across our 24-hour and drop-in programs. The food security of our program participants is at stake. Please click HERE for the service guide!

Tutor Youth with The Learning Zone

Volunteers are needed to help at The Learning Zone’s after-school program assisting local students who have fallen substantially behind their grade level requirements in reading, writing and math. If you are interested in serving outside of The Learning Zone’s working hours (research, grant writing, website, social media, etc.) please reach out to kendy.soule@gmail.com

Volunteer to Give Groceries to Elderly – Helping Hands Community

Hope for LA is excited to partner with Helping Hands Community! It’s a new nonprofit organization dedicated to serving those most vulnerable to COVID_19. They have a platform that connects at-risk community members with local volunteers for support with critical errands like grocery shopping or pharmacy visits, enabling them to stay home, safe. They’ve also built this platform with scale in mind. It can work anywhere in the country, so long as there are volunteers signed up and people requesting support through the website. If you have a loved one or know of anyone in your community that would benefit from extra support, please share this initiative with them or place a request on their behalf through the Helping Hands Community website. You can also volunteer to help deliver HERE! 

Help Furnish Homes for Formerly Homeless Families – Deed and Truth

HFLA is excited to partner with Deed & Truth to help furnish homes for formerly homeless families moving into new homes. Requesting volunteers who are interested in serving as needs arise. Typically, this activity happens on Saturdays from 1 pm – 4 pm. Please reach out to dan@urm.org or mhenderson@pacificcrossroads.org for more information.

Our Focus Areas

Homelessness, Foster Kids, and Families in Need.