PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

7/31/2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 073123
Subject:
Long Beach’s Mobile Access Center Continues Homeless Services Outreach Throughout August
Contact:
City of Long Beach Joint Information Center
562.570.NEWS
JIC@longbeach.gov





UPDATE: The below public notice has been revised to include location updates for the Mobile Access Center (MAC) on Monday and Wednesday mornings in August. Beginning the week of Monday, Aug. 14, the MAC will be stationed Monday mornings at MacArthur Park (1321 E. Anaheim St.) near the basketball courts (previously Mark Twain Neighborhood Library parking lot) and on Wednesday mornings on Ocean Boulevard outside of Billie Jean King Main Library (previously Pacific Avenue side of library).

Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach will continue to deploy its Mobile Access Center (MAC) in select Long Beach areas weekdays throughout August. The MAC significantly lowers barriers to providing case management services and other resources for people experiencing homelessness, as it allows the City’s Homeless Services Bureau outreach staff to conduct meaningful engagement and relationship building and start the intake process right on the street.

Beginning Monday, Aug. 14, the MAC will be stationed at the following locations from 9 a.m. to noon:

  • Mondays – MacArthur Park (1321 E. Anaheim St.) near the basketball courts.
  • Tuesdays – Christian Outreach in Action (515 E. 3rd St.), parked on Linden Avenue.
  • Wednesdays – Outside of Billie Jean King Main Library (200 W. Broadway) on Ocean Boulevard.
  • Thursdays – Drake/Chavez Soccer Fields (903-999 Fairbanks Ave.). Van will be parked facing Los Angeles River near the parking lot located on De Forest Avenue just south of the soccer fields.
  • Fridays – Alamitos Beach Parking Lot near the south end of the parking lot, at Shoreline Drive and Beach Access Road.

The MAC will also be stationed from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout August at the locations below:

  • Mondays – Traffic Circle, in the area of Ximeno Avenue and East Atherton Street. Van will be parked on Ximeno Avenue.
  • Tuesdays – Houghton Park (6301 Myrtle Ave.), Atlantic Avenue side of the park.
  • Wednesdays – 6th Street and Long Beach Boulevard, on 6th Street between Long Beach Boulevard and Elm Avenue.

In July, the MAC encountered and offered services to 268 people who are experiencing homelessness. To date, the MAC has 1,834 recorded engagements with people experiencing homelessness, and of those engagements, services have been provided to 1,049 people, including referral and transport to shelter, enrollment into the homeless services system, connections to community resources and basic services.

The second MAC vehicle is expected to begin operations mid-to-late August.

For more information on the City’s efforts to reduce homelessness in Long Beach, people may visit longbeach.gov/homelessness and follow @lbhealthdept and @longbeachcity on social media and follow the hashtag #EveryoneHomeLB.

Media inquiries may be directed to City of Long Beach Joint Information Center at 562.570.NEWS or JIC@longbeach.gov.