CCLM offers an emergency shelter for men over the age of 18. Guests are given a place to sleep in our sanctuary, blankets, a hygiene kit, dinner and breakfast, an opportunity to take a shower, and case management to assist them in securing an income stream and finding more appropriate housing. Clothing is provided through the Thrift Store and on special occasions from donors.
The emergency shelter runs as a 30-60-90 day program and requires that men make goals and document progress towards obtaining more appropriate housing. Among others, goals often include obtaining identification (social security card, CA ID, Drivers License, birth certificate), obtaining medical insurance or other benefits, creating employment documents (resumes, applications), seeking work, or exploring transitional or affordable housing alternatives.
Shelter residents are required to leave the shelter from 7:30 am until 7:00 pm unless they have an appointment (such as with a case manager) but they are welcome to leave 1 bag of belongings in addition to a bag of bedding. They are also welcome at community activities such as the Community Free Meal, the Computer Lab , and Sunday Worship.
Mission Statement: Ignited by faith, we live out God’s love by embracing, equipping and empowering vulnerable people in Southern California.