PLATINUM2024

LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Embrace • Equip • Empower

aka LSS Southern California   |   Orange, CA   |  www.lsssc.org

Mission

Lutheran Social Services of Southern California has a legacy of meeting the needs of the vulnerable in our communities since 1946. We unite with individuals, churches, businesses, civic leaders, government agencies and other stakeholders for one goal; breaking the cycle of poverty one family at a time. Ignited by faith, we live out Gods love by embracing, equipping, and empowering vulnerable individuals, families, and communities toward self-sufficiency.

Ruling year info

1961

President/CEO

LaSharnda Beckwith

Main address

999 Town and Country Road, Suite 100

Orange, CA 92868 USA

Show more contact info

EIN

95-2225798

NTEE code info

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

Other Housing Support Services (L80)

Other Mental Health, Crisis Intervention N.E.C. (F99)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2023, 2022 and 2021.
Register now

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

This profile needs more info.

If it is your nonprofit, add a problem overview.

Login and update

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Emergency Services

Emergency Assistance - Provides food, clothing, bus passes, and document replacement assistance. Emergency assistance and referrals are provided to help support individuals and families in meeting basic needs.

Street Outreach - Conducts community-wide and encampment-based outreach to identify individuals experiencing episodic, transitional, chronic, and hidden homelessness. Through harm-reduction approaches, the program provides on-site resources, service linkages, and trauma-informed care coordination.

Financial Assistance - Provides low-income households with rental, mortgage, utilities, medical, and transportation assistance to reduce the negative impacts of financial insecurity, including financial insecurity that leads to first-time homelessness or housing displacement.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Low-income people

Emergency Mens Shelter - Provides emergency shelter housing to men in rural communities living in homelessness. The program then offers subsequent care coordination and housing navigation services to assist community members in successfully transitioning into long-term housing and achieving sustained health outcomes.

Permanent Supportive Housing for PLWHA - Provides supportive services and permanent supportive housing for persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in rural communities.

Intensive Case Management Services (ICMS) - Support individuals and/or families experiencing homelessness to secure permanent housing including landlord mediation, tenant education, and housing retention.

It's a New Day - Permanent supportive housing effort in collaboration with the City of Long Beach Coordinated Entry System to help community members obtain stable, long-term housing, and provide supportive services for individuals and families experiencing homelessness with a verifiable disability.

Population(s) Served
Incarcerated people
Adults
Homeless people
People with disabilities

Victim Intervention Program - Assists women and their children with experiences of domestic violence/intimate partner violence with DV-specific care. Services include behavioral health counseling, temporary shelter services, emergency food and clothing, legal services, healthcare linkages, and case management for long-term stabilization and self-sufficiency.

County-wide Benefits Entitlement Services Team (CBEST) - Establishes access among vulnerable individuals experiencing or at-risk of homelessness to disability services and entitlement benefits advocacy including medical and mental health services and linkages to housing.

Comprehensive Care Coordination Services - Provide comprehensive care coordination services, individual self-sufficiency planning, weekly care coordination touchpoints, milestone check-ins, resource linkages, healthcare referrals, and more.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
At-risk youth
Homeless people
Low-income people

Early Identification and Intervention - Provides intervention services for behavioral, developmental, and mental health issues stemming from adverse life experiences to improve children's life outcomes.

Success First - Provides clinical support to empower the child and family unit to function in healthy and self-sustaining ways without further involvement with systems of care.

Wraparound Services - Provide intensive clinical and wraparound supportive services to empower the child and family unit/ foster care placement to function in healthy and self-sustaining ways.

General Mental Health - Provides therapy, medication support, and case management services for populations affected by high rates of poverty, mental health and substance use issues, and intimate partner violence.

Student Assistance Program - Provides prevention and early intervention services to underserved children in rural communities to support education success and positively impact their lives.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) - Provides housing-related Community Supports and Enhanced Care Management to eligible participants to access health care services, housing opportunities, on-the-go care coordination, and health accommodations necessary to live independent and healthy lives. LSSSC is already under contract with the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) as a CS and ECM provider with Anthem, L.A. Care, Molina, Kaiser, CalOptima, and HealthNet.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Homeless people
Low-income people
People with disabilities

Housing Counseling Offers education and live workshops on First Time Homebuyer Education, Default/Foreclosure Prevention Counseling, Rental Counseling, Homeless/Displacement Counseling, and Financial Capability and Literacy.

Healthy California Families Conducts large-scale community events and health fairs to improve community access to health literacy, community resources, and social services. Program services focused on low-income and under-resourced families in urban communities.

Population(s) Served
Low-income people
Adults
Children and youth

Resident Volunteers Program - Coaches shelter program participants in leadership, vocational skills, and life skills needed to be independent and become an active participant in their healing journey.

Peer Support Training and Placement Program - Provides peer support/behavioral health training for community members with lived experiences to participate in social services, mental health, and recovery systems of care.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people

Senior Companion Program - Assists homebound seniors who are struggling to maintain their independence by providing companionship, in-home assistance, and transportation support. The program also reengages the aging population as Volunteer Companions, age 55 and older, in meaningful volunteer experiences while also assisting homebound seniors to remain independent for as long as possible.

Population(s) Served
Senior women
Senior men
Seniors

Avanti Program/Community Integration Training - Provides long-term care and daily community integration/education services for adults living with developmental disabilities. The program activities help to develop independent living skills, music skills, motor skills, computer literacy, communication skills, and more all aimed at establishing community integration and improving individual development.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses
People with disabilities

Upward Bound - Provides low-income first-generation college-applying students from Chula Vista and San Ysidro high schools with the skills and support to graduate from high school and pursue postsecondary education.

Talent Search - Provides low-income first-generation college applying-students from Sweetwater and San Ysidro High School academic counseling, college counseling, summer bridge programs, afterschool tutoring, college preparatory courses, SAT/ACT preparatory, and extracurricular activities.

Population(s) Served
Low-income people
Low-income people
Low-income people
Low-income people
Low-income people
Students

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average number of service recipients per month

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Financials

LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Board of directors
as of 03/12/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Andrew Mansmann

Amgen

Term: 2023 -

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/12/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability