The DLBA’s Outreach Ambassador strives to “meet people where they are” and works to build relationships to assist individuals and families in accessing local resources and social service agencies. With this service, DLBA provides a Downtown specific resource to assist in overcoming barriers to accepting services and a place where persons experiencing homelessness can receive immediate items such as clothing, hygiene items and transportation assistance to assist with activities of daily living. Services include outreach within the district and collaboration and data sharing with city and community partners. The Outreach Ambassador regularly connects with outreach workers from the Multi-Service Center and other service providers share essential information.
The Fresh Start Program
The DLBA’s Fresh Start program is collecting clean towels and other hygienic supplies for our unhoused neighbors at local shelters/service providers. Your support of the Fresh Start campaign enables non-profit service providers to offer hot showers and personal hygiene supplies to our unhoused neighbors most in need while ensuring a healthier and safer Downtown community for us all. Most importantly, you are contributing to a person regaining a piece of everyday life with dignity and helping to dissolve the separateness between a person experiencing homelessness and the rest of society. It is a door through which some will come to accept services, which may include housing, mental health treatment, substance abuse counseling, job training, and other community contacts.
- Please call the Multi-Service Center for Winter Shelter information and pickup times at (562)570-4500.
- The Long Beach Rescue Mission is continuing to offer services to the homeless community through the COVID-19 crisis.
- Click here to view a list of food banks accessible to individuals experiencing homelessness in Downtown.