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welcome to coa

Founded in 1981, Christian Outreach in Action was established by one man's passion for service.

Jack Jensen's original mission was to feed all the hungry and needy in his community. Today our services far extend Jack's original vision. We provide extensive services from hot meals to legal advice for all those in need in Long Beach and the greater Los Angeles area.

Christian Outreach in Action is a nondenominational 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of homeless and impoverished individuals in Long Beach so they may reach and sustain self-sufficiency and independence. 

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...