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LBUSD Homeless Education Program Staff

Nancy Izumi:

(562) 281-5977 (Google Voice #)

Maribel Gonzalez:

(562) 452-3580 (Google Voice #)

Bethune Homeless Education Program Services

Food Resources

  • 211 Hotline - During COVID-19 pandemic, dialing ‘211’ will connect you to a local responder who can give assistance related to food, housing, and childcare concerns

  • - Visit for food bank locations or food resources (along with other free or reduced cost services such as medical care, housing, financial, etc.) 

  • Christian Outreach in Action (COA) - 515 E. 3rd Street., Long Beach, CA 90802 (562) 432-1440; Hot Meals - Breakfast- M- F at 7:30am & Dinner M-F at 4:30pm & Saturday at 11:00am

  • Food Finders - Before visiting make sure to call the location beforehand regarding meal distribution and food pantry hours. For any additional question regarding food or how to get some please call us at (562) 283 – 1400

  • Food pantries throughout Los Angeles County: LA Food Bank

  • Gus’s locations in Mid-City, Long Beach, Burbank, and Santa Ana are providing free meals to all school-aged children from noon to 8 p.m. everyday.

  • Healthy Eating.Org - Provides a comprehensive compilation of school nutrition program meal sites offering free meal services to children, ages 2-18, living in communities throughout California.

  • Long Beach Rescue Mission - Lunch: Open to the public, served at 12:00 pm, Monday – Thursday. Please arrive before noon to be served. Sunday lunch is served following chapel service around 10:30 a.m. Location: 1430 Pacific Ave., Long Beach, CA 90813; Dinner: Open to the public, served at 6:00 pm, 7 days a week. Everyone is welcome to join us for a meal here at the Mission.

  • Lutheran Social Services- 1611 Pine Street., Long Beach, CA 90813 (562) 599-1321; Monday- Thursday, from 10:00-12:00 & 12:30-1:00  (they suggest to bring own bags)

  • Salvation Army Family Service - 455 East Spring Street, Long Beach, CA 90806., (562) 426-7637; Mon, Wed & Fri. – 9:am – 4:pm,  closed from 12-1pm:  Thurs 4:00pm -8:00pm

  • WhyHunger Hotline (800-548-6479) - Refers people across U.S to food pantries, soup kitchens, and government nutrition programs 

  • Food Banks California Association of Food Banks. Online look up to locate food banks and food assistance programs in your area.


  • Casa Youth Shelter in Los Alamitos, CA - 10911 Reagan Street, Los Alamitos, CA 90720; (562) 594-6825  |  24-Hour Hotline 1-800-914-2272

  • Catholic Charities - 123 E. 14th Street., Long Beach, CA; (213) 251-3432; Hours Mon. and Thurs: 9:30am  -12:00pm and 1:30pm – 3:00pm

  • Evictions: Los Angeles County passed a temporary ban on all residential and commercial evictions, effective March 4 to May 31, 2020, for the unincorporated areas of the County. The City of Los Angeles and other cities have passed similar measures. These protections apply to all tenants, regardless of their immigration status. Contact DCBA for help: (800) 593-8222,

  • Multi-Service Center- 1301 W. 12th Street., Long Beach, CA  90813(562) 570-4500; Hours  M- Wed & Friday 8-11:30 – 1-3:30PM  and Thursday 8- 11:30; Showers are from 8am-11:15am Monday-Friday. *Please call ahead of time, in case the hours change.

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline (800-799-7233) - For survivors of domestic abuse, staying home to prevent the spread of COVID-19 may further compromise survivors’ safety. The link above provides specific tips for survivors in regards to creating safety plans and reaching out for help.

  • U-Haul (1-800-GO-UHAUL) - U-Haul is offering 30 days of free storage to college students facing unforeseen moves or schedule changes. 

  • U.S. Veterans- Address: 1718 Hayes Ave., Long Beach 90813; Offers a Winter Shelter Program that has been extended until September 30, 2020: 125 beds, coed. For more information, click here.

Unaccompanied Youth Housing Resources

  • The Good Seed - 1230 Pine Ave., Long Beach, CA  (323) 758-5433 * option #3 for the LB office Hours 8:30am – 6:30pm

    • Youth  ages 16-25 Drop-In Center – (offers Showers, meals and Laundry) 

    • Please call ahead of time, in case the hours & services change