Take a Life-Changing Short Term Missions Trip to Los Angeles!
Book a stay with us in Los Angeles and get hands-on ministry training and serve our communities.
SERVE WITH US!
You can help us make a difference in transforming lives and communities through Christ.
Building relationships through outreach consistently is key to serving our underserved communities. Through this program, you’ll visit and serve homeless communities, impoverished areas, and participate in random acts of kindness such as cleaning the streets and beautifying L.A.!
Known to be the largest homeless community in the world, our team goes out to serve by bringing food and supplies, praying, and connecting those living on Skid Row with resources and programs at our center.
FOSTER CARE INTERVENTION
Partnering with the Los Angeles County’s Department of Children and Family Services, you’ll be joining us to provide and assemble furniture for families at risk of separation due to poverty, as well as offer other services from the center.
Mobile food banks
The Mobile Food Bank program provides relief to low-income families in at-risk neighborhoods. We serve over 20 distribution sites by handing out groceries and in a typical month, serve more than 40,000 people!
We’ve made it easy and amazingly affordable to come serve with us in Los Angeles!
1 week Trip
6 Days/5 Nights (Mon. – Sat.)
Your stay with us for this unbeatable price includes the following:
- 6 Days/5 Nights ($75/night)
- 3 Meals a day (DC Diner)
- Administration fees
- Outreach Opportunities
Book your trip today!
Booking a trip with us is easy and available online. Select an option below to get started.
Start here if you are a coordinator planning to book a trip for your team. You will serve as the point person for your trip and will be responsible for all arrangements and billing.
Click below if your church/organization coordinator has already booked a trip with us and you need to register yourself. Please book your trip first before registering.
If you still have questions regarding our Short Term Missions trips, read our frequently asked questions or reach out to us for further assistance.
SHORT TERM MISSIONS!
We’ve had so many great teams come out to join us and serve Los Angeles, and they’ve left with a renewed sense of passion and purpose!
“I have partnered with the Dream Center three different times. Each time has been incredible for our high school students. Every time my students have returned from a week at the Dream Center, they feel a renewed sense of Jesus in their lives and want to make an impact in His name in our community.”
“I have been coming to the L.A. Dream Center since 2014 to serve on Short Term Missions. Participating in Skid Row outreaches and getting to help with Kidz JAM are especially life-giving to me. The Dream Center takes the Gospel truth of loving God and neighbor and puts it into practice every day. “
“I loved my time serving with the Los Angeles Dream Center. Their Short Term Missions program is a perfect blend of training and practical, hands-on ministry. I saw the students in our group transform, step out of their comfort zone, and leave their week with a whole new perspective.”
You’re in good company
Here are some churches and organizations that have served with us to make a difference.
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Our Short Term Missions experience has been around for quite some time, and has absolutely been the heartbeat of the Dream Center up until this very day.
The dream center is founded
In 1994, Pastor Tommy Barnett and his son Matthew founded the Dream Center, a nonprofit organization located in the heart of Los Angeles. Originally a hospital called the “Queen of Angels,” it is now a faith-based non-profit where peoples’ lives are transformed through transitional housing programs and outreach services, all free of charge.
Adopt-a-Block is the program that started it all. Pastor Matthew Barnett began by “adopting” the immediate neighborhood of the church, knocking on doors to offer help to struggling families, and building relationships with them. The program serves over 20 low-income neighborhoods across L.A. Dedicated staff and volunteers serve these areas by cleaning, delivering meals, interacting, and praying.
Originally known as “His Hands Extended,” our clothing outreach has grown significantly over time, and through the generous donations of individuals, corporations, and other organizations, we distribute an average of 30,000 – 40,000 pieces of clothing per month. By supplying this basic necessity, we have been able to help relieve some of the pressures that people face everyday.
MOBILE FOOD BANKS
Though the Dream Center had food resources on-site, there was limited accessibility for those without reliable transportation. Pastor Caroline and a small group of volunteers started delivering food to the homes of those in need around the local neighborhood. Today, our mobile food trucks visit over 20 sites, serving 25,000 people per month.
FOSTER CARE INTERNVENTION
The program started when Pastor Caroline became aware of how many families could not be reunited or were at risk of losing their children due to the inability to afford basic necessities such as furniture, clothing, and food. We have been able to help over 600 families avoid separation and reunite by delivering these necessities and assembling furniture for families.
KIDZ JAM: “KIDS, JESUS, AND ME”
Short for “Kids, Jesus, and Me,” the Kidz Jam program reaches at-risk youth between the ages of 3-12 in low-income areas of Los Angeles. Serving an average of 1,700 children per month, staff and volunteers spend quality time with the kids by playing games, helping with homework, and most importantly, sharing the gospel of Jesus.
At the end of our Drive-Thru & food line, we opened up our Food Pantry as a continuation of our relief efforts to serve as a free food resource to our community. Individuals are able to shop for groceries and household items as part of our efforts to restore L.A.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE TOGETHER
Today, the Dream Center reaches over 40,000 people per month. We have been able to make a huge difference because of the support of amazing friends, donors, and passionate volunteers like you. We thank you, and we hope that your Short-Term Missions experience awakens compassion and inspires action to love and transform your own city.