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Welcome to COA


Empowering Communities Since 1981

Discover COA, your beacon of hope since 1981, serving Long Beach and Greater Los Angeles. As a non-denominational 501(c)(3) nonprofit, we're dedicated to transforming lives. With hot meals daily, a food bank, diaper and clothing banks, hygiene kits, blankets, and festive events, like Christmas toy distribution and Thanksgiving feasts, we're here for you. Our Happy Hearts Senior Lunch offers meals, bingo, and essential resources.

Join us in fostering self-sufficiency and independence in our community.



Our Range of Support

Hot Meals, Food Bank, Legal Aid, and More—We're Here for You!


Empowering Transformation

Your Generosity Guides Homeless and Impoverished Individuals towards Self-Sufficiency and Independence

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Join Us in Making an Impact

Volunteer to Create Change Today!

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Yesterday & today- Stories of hope

Willie started his life in the “Windy City” born into a middle-class family. His life changed when he was a teen, when his parents separated. That is when his difficulties in school began. Willie had a learning disability and did not graduate from high school. When his mother, a nurse, passed away, not only did he become involved with drugs, but his siblings eventually all went their separate ways. Willie ultimately became homeless...

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