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Health and Human Services Fund

Health and Human Services FundLet's work together so all Long Beach community members can thrive!  The mission of the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (LBDHHS) is to improve the quality of life by promoting a safe and healthy community in which to live, work, and play.  As one of only three city-operated health jurisdictions in the State of California, the LBDHHS has the unique opportunity to develop locally designed programs and policies tailored to improve the health and wellness of Long Beach residents and communities.  The LBDHHS defines health using the World Health Organization's definition of Health as "a state of complete physicial, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."

The LBDHHS believes in the power of community and views its work through an equity lens, believing that one's zip code should not determine one's health status.  Your donation to the Health and Human Services Fund will support programs, policies, and services that improve health directly, as well as other factors the directly affect health such as employment, housing, opportunities to be active and eat well, and more.  Please join us in making a tax-deductible donation today.

100% of your donation is deductible for income tax purposes, but a credit card service charge of about 3% will be deducted from your donation.  You may want to consider increasing the amount of your donation to cover this necessary cost.

Contributions by Check
Check donations may be mailed to the Long Beach Community Foundation, 400 Oceangate, Suite 800, Long Beach, CA  90802.  Please write "Health and Human Services Fund" in the mmo section of your check.



Mayor's Fund for the Homeless

GirlOn any given day, approximately 4,000 people experience homelessness in Long Beach. Of this, 20% are children. Together, we can change this.

The City of Long Beach works in collaboration with its non-profit community partners to address the needs of those experiencing homelessness in our area. Through our City's model Continuum of Care system, sites such as the Villages at CabrilloMental Health America the Village, and the Multi-Service Center have been able to work together to assist homeless individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency. However, there is still much work to be done.

The Mayor’s Fund for the Homeless is allocated regularly to programs in Long Beach that address significant service delivery gaps in our Continuum of Care. Donations to this fund have supported a variety of critical services, including:

  •  relocation assistance
  •  job training and placement services
  •  winter shelter programs
  •  food and transportation assistance
  •  move-in assistance

Your contribution to the Mayor’s Fund will make a real difference and give individuals and families in our community the support they need to break the cycle of homelessness.

Contributions by Check
Check donations may be mailed to the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, 2525 Grand Avenue, Room 235, Long Beach, CA  90815.  Please write "Mayors Fund for the Homeless" in the memo section of your check.