Our Outreach Programs provide free assistance to those struggling in the surrounding communities in the form of food, clothing, furniture, childrens’ programs and more. This support allows families and individuals to focus on their personal growth, family health, and stability while having basic needs met on a consistent basis.
adopt a block
Since Adopt A Block was established in the year 2000, more than 30,000 lives have been impacted and more than 135 blocks have been “adopted.” Through this weekly outreach, the Dream Center partners with many volunteers to visit over 15 under-resourced neighborhoods with the goal of finding a need and filling it. As many as 500 volunteers serve by distributing food, hygiene items and other essentials, playing with kids, picking up trash, and visiting families door-to-door. Practical services are also available to the community to provide emotional, physical, mental and spiritual support.
Our clothing outreach provides free clothing from our campus location to the public every first Thursday of the month, from 8am-4pm. We accept donation drop-offs without a receipt 24/7 and accept donation drop-offs with a receipt Tuesday-Friday from 8am-3pm. In a typical month, we give out more than 15,000 articles of clothing. Through the Clothing Outreach, all of our donations (new and used) have been repurposed to serve more than 30,000 people.
Disaster Relief collaborates with volunteers and other organizations in order to quickly provide spiritual, emotional and physical support to victims, both families and individuals, affected by natural disasters occurring in the United States. Upon gathering the necessary supplies per crisis, Dream Center mobile relief teams personally deliver basic necessities and encouragement to victims on the ground of that disaster location. Join us in our efforts to help those who are affected by natural disasters by giving today!
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Approximately 16% of Los Angeles County is considered food insecure, which means that many families do not know when they will get their next meal. The Dream Center addresses this need by distributing over half a million pounds of food every month to more than 23 local distribution sites, along with a Food Bank housed at the Dream Center. On average, our food programs feed more than 40,000 people monthly. Over the course of a year, more than 500,000 bags of groceries are distributed.
foster care intervention
The Department of Children and Family Services reported that nearly 200 kids are separated from parents simply due to poverty-related issues every month. To help prevent families from being separated, the Foster Care Intervention Program assists these families by providing furniture, food, clothing, appliances, and other basic items needed to allow parents to retain or regain custody of their children.
Human Trafficking Rescue
The Dream Center’s Human Trafficking Rescue and two-month Emergency Shelter provides all necessary emergency services, food, housing, and basic items to adult female victims of domestic abuse, addiction and human trafficking. In this safe and private setting, staff individually work with each woman to find more permanent lodging, get psychiatric evaluations, be medically tested and treated, and pursue a healthy lifestyle in society.
Through Jail Outreach, inmates in Los Angeles’ Men’s Central Jail, Twin Towers and Century Regional Detention can be discipled, encouraged and befriended by Dream Center staff and volunteers. With weekly visits and mentorship, Bible studies and church services, individuals of different demographics and backgrounds are equipped for release through enrollment in the Dream Center Discipleship (DCD) program. Serving as a bridge between those incarcerated in jail and those recovering in DCD, the outreach teams help build a loving community for incarcerated men and women.
The Kidz JAM program teams up with Adopt A Block to provide emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual support to the many youth of the 16 under-resourced neighborhood sites served by Adopt A Block. Through sports, games, and other activities, many of the volunteers and staff make a difference in their lives through consistency and simply being present in their lives.
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Schedule a tour
Join us for one of our weekly tours to experience the Dream Center firsthand, and hear the stories of lives being transformed for the better.
Tours are available every week, Tuesdays and Fridays at 1pm.
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