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Welcome to COA


Changing Lives Since 1981

COA empowers homeless and impoverished individuals in Long Beach, Greater Los Angeles, and surrounding areas. Through compassionate support, we enable self-sufficiency and independence. As a non-denominational, non-profit 501(c)3 organization, we serve all with dignity and respect. Anyone who reaches our doors in need of one of our services is always welcomed, no one is turned away.



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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