COA is a nondenominational, nonprofit organization that has been serving the community for over 35 years.
We are not a church but we follow faith-based teachings that tell us to provide compassionate assistance to those in need. We are compelled by the need around us to feed people in need, provide spiritual support, help heal the sick…and to ultimately teach them the skills necessary to reach and sustain self-sufficiency.
Improving the Quality of Life
COA seeks to improve the quality of life of the people we serve and the surrounding community. However, “quality” is just a concept when you don’t have a roof over your head, a blanket to shield you from the cold, or food to feed your hungry children.
More than three decades of service have taught us that these clients are best served by first stabilizing their daily existence including respite from cold and hunger, protection from exposure to the elements and the dangers of the street, and relief from despair.
Many of these needs can be met through the combined services of COA and other local agencies. With assistance and support, struggling families and individuals are encouraged and motivated toward secure, independent and decent lives.
- COA provides a warm meal every day to anyone who comes to our doorstep – homeless and near-homeless people, low-income families, and single moms – anyone. In 2015 COA provided 132,000 meals, with the demands increasing on a daily basis.
- COA provides groceries twice a week to many families. Clothing, diapers, and furniture are also available weekly. We are proud to announce local partnerships that have allowed us to offer a twice weekly medical clinic to the downtown Long Beach community, a computer lab for skills training and job searches, and coming soon, a legal clinic.
- COA provides unique services: a pet food bank, bi-monthly senior events, and holiday celebrations.
Become a partner with Christian Outreach today! Donations and volunteers are always needed, and are essential to providing COA’s many services. To find out more, contact Tracy Steuckrath, Director of Development and Volunteers, at [email protected].