City of Long Beach
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802
UPDATED: The below was updated on June 15 to reflect new morning and afternoon locations on Tuesdays. Service in the East Village area has been moved from the afternoon to morning hours, and the Ramona Park service location, which was seeing low levels of client activity, was replaced with Houghton Park.
Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is continuing deployment of its Mobile Access Center (MAC) in select areas throughout June, conducting outreach in similar areas as the month of May so that Homeless Services Bureau staff can continue to conduct meaningful engagement and relationship building, an essential component in increasing access to resources and services. The June MAC schedule also includes new locations in the Belmont Shore and East Village areas.
This month, the MAC will be stationed at the following locations from 9 a.m. to noon:
The MAC will also be available from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the locations listed below:
The City is actively finalizing logistics for the deployment of a second MAC vehicle, which is expected to begin service next month.
In May the City first launched the afternoon MAC hours to allow outreach staff to engage with more individuals and follow up with existing clients, which garnered approximately 52 afternoon visits from May 1 through May 30. In total, the MAC encountered and offered 284 people experiencing homelessness services in May, of which 164 interactions were made at the new locations.
To date, the MAC has 1,248 recorded engagements with people experiencing homelessness, and of those engagements, services have been provided to 685 people, including referral and transport to shelter, enrollment into the homeless services system, connections to community resources and basic services.
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.