The purpose of the community resource guide is to provide a list of non-profit organizations that offer support to undocumented families' in need. The guide includes, food pantries, clothing centers, healthcare/mental health, legal services, financial assistance, support groups, and emergency shelter services. Lastly, the organizations listed here are NOT endorsed by GCC or any staff members. They are merely here as a resource.
GCC Food for Thought Pantry (Glendale Students Only)
Verdugo Campus Food Pantry is located in SR 133 (Walk through the hallway marked SR 134 on the first floor of San Rafael.) The Garfield Campus Pantry is located in TR 207. The Food for Thought Pantry is open to any currently enrolled GCC student who completes short application. https://www.glendale.edu/students/student-services/the-gcc-food-for-thought-pantry
International Families Association*
1741 Gardena Avenue, Suite E Glendale, CA 91204
Since 1999, the International Families Association has worked to solve food insecurity in Glendale and the surrounding areas. Low income community members can access the food pantry with a valid I.D/ driver’s license.
Mondays only 3pm-6pm
Catholic Charities: Loaves and Fishes
4322 San Fernando Road, Glendale, CA 91204 Pantry Hours: 10am-3pm M-W and F Phone: (213)251-3512 Fax: (818) 956-1857
Clients must live in certain areas to get services (Los Angeles, Glendale, Burbank, Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Atwater, and part of Sunland) call and ask if they serve your zip code. Loaves and Fishes provide immigration assistance and food pantry services. Bring picture ID, SS card, proof of address, children's birth certificates, and proof of income.
Burbank Temporary Aid Center (Food Pantry is once a month)
1304 W. Burbank Blvd. Burbank, CA 91506 Phone: (818) 848-2822 Fax: (818) 848-0842
BTAC provides clients a variety of programs and services including: Groceries from BTAC's Food Pantry. Daily sack lunches for the homeless. Assistance with utility bills. Transportation assistance. ID/License replacement program. Limited medical assistance. For Burbank Residents only!
Meet Each Need with Dignity (MEND)
Food Box Distribution Thursday: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Friday: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am – Noon
10641 N. San Fernando Road, Pacoima, CA 91331
(818) 897-2443 MEND’s Emergency Food Bank is unique in that it is the largest in Los Angeles providing direct distribution to clients in need, and one of the largest in the state of California. Emergency food boxes provide a generous, nutritionally balanced three-day supply of emergency food, designed to help the families make ends meet, but not to create a dependency on MEND.
Resurrection Church Foodbank
3324 E. Opal St, Los Angeles CA. 90023 323-268-1141
Resurrection Church is an East Los Angeles landmark. Serving the East Side since 1923, Church food bank serves mainly fruits and vegetables provided by local markets.
World Harvest Food
3200 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA. 90005 213-746-2227 Established in 2007, World Harvest Food Bank is a non-profit organization that provides food to people who are at risk of hunger.
The Salvation Army (Closet for the Needy)
801 S. Central Avenue, Glendale, CA 91204
Pantry Hours: 1-4pm M-F
Fax: (818) 246-2419
Individuals can receive free clothing from the South Corps. There are coats, children's clothes, women's and men's attire.
Volunteer League of the San Fernando Valley (Clothes Center)
14603 Hamlin St., Van Nuys, CA 91411
Providing a basic wardrobe of essential clothing to underprivileged children enrolled in schools in the San Fernando Valley. The clothes center is currently the only non-profit that provides the complete clothing needs (school uniforms, backpacks, and hygiene kits) of the LAUSD children grades from K-12 and LAUSD Homeless Ed Department to middle school and high school students. By appointment only.
Meet Each Need with Dignity (MEND) Clothing Center
10641 N. San Fernando Road, Pacoima, CA 91331
MEND’s Clothing Center is set up like any mall shop with attractive window displays and well-organized clothing for men, women and children. Clients are welcome to a monthly allotment of clothes for each family member.
- A donation of $5.00 is requested
- Please bring a picture ID, proof of current address and proof of income.
- Clients can receive assistance once every 30 days (once monthly only).
- For more information please contact Veronica Soto at 818-686-7328 or email@example.com or https://mendpoverty.org/programs/clothing-center
Healthcare & Mental Wellness
Glendale College Health Center (GCC Students Only)
A Registered Nurse is available daily for health assessment on a walk-in basis.
Daily services include: First aid, blood pressure screenings, and over-the-counter medications.
Seasonal Flu Shots $15 for students, $20 for GCC Staff
By appointment: Personal/Mental Health counseling and Medical Doctor visits weekly.
Mi Salud L.A.
My health L.A. is no-cost health care program for low-income residents, 6 years old and older, who don’t have health insurance, regardless of immigration status. My Health LA members get FREE basic medical care at one of the 164 non-profit clinics that are “Community Partners.” People can call the clinics to make an appointment to enroll and to check if the clinic is accepting new patients. My Health LA provides children, families, and single adults in Los Angeles County a medical home, where patients can get primary care from doctors and nurses who understand their medical history.
Bienvenidos Mental HealthCare
323-869-9255 ext. 231
Bienvenidos fulfills its mission by delivering a comprehensive array of services that empower children and their families.
607 S. Atlantic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. 90022
Via Care is a non-profit federally qualified health center. Accepts everyone regardless of their insurance or financial/legal status. Must Bring a form of ID proof of address and proof of income if individual has one.
Bienvenidos Mental HealthCare
(323) 869-9255 ext. 231
Bienvenidos offers a wide variety of mental health and counseling services at multiple locations. Services include individual, family, and group therapy.
Legal Assistance & Referrals
Catholic Charities Glendale Community Center
4322 San Fernando Rd. Glendale, CA 91204
Immigration Services to assist clients apply and complete citizenship process. Offers life skills workshops, employment services, senior services, nutrition training, microenterprise development and home based childcare training to refugees, asylees, and human trafficking survivors.
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
1102 E. Chevy Chase Dr. Glendale, CA 91205
(800) 433 – 6251
Provides free legal services to low income families such as housing, immigration, labor, consumer, family and government benefits i.e.: food stamps, Social Security, Medicare, Medi‐Cal related health care.
Housing Rights Center- Fair Housing Services
3255 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1150 Los Angeles, CA 90010
(800) 477 – 5977 Toll free
Nonprofit that provides information & counseling regarding landlord & tenant issues. Investigates housing discrimination complaints. Offers monthly vacancy listings. Fair housing counseling and educational services. Mediation program for Pasadena residents. Call for walk‐in clinic hours. Spanish, Mandarin, Korean, Armenian, Russian spoken.
Coalition for Humane Immigration of Los Angeles
2533 W. 3rd. Street ste. 101
Los Angeles, CA., 90057
CHIRLA’s mission is to achieve a just society fully inclusive of immigrants. Offering various immigration services including DACA assistance.
International Instiute of Los Angeles *
435 S. Boyle Avenue (Legal Services Division)
Los Angeles, CA 90033
A member of the U.S Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, the IILA provides comprehensive social and legal services to immigrants. Services include Citizenship/ Naturalization, Renewal of Residency, Family petition, DACA renewal, TPS renewal, unaccomopanied minors assistance, adult removal defense, etc.
International Rescue Committee *
International Rescue Committee
625 N. Maryland Ave
Glendale, CA 91206
Provides various services for refugees, asylees, and other immigrants including legal immigration assistance, citizenship and financial literacy classes, refugee resettlement,etc. Spanish, Armenian, Arabic, Farsi, Bosnian spoken
Asian American Advancing Justice Los Angeles
1145 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. 90017
Asian American Advancing Justice promotes equal protection by ensuring that civil and human rights are recognized and protected to create a more just America for all.
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
5228 Whittier Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. 90022
1 (800) 399-4529
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles seeks to achieve equal justice for poor and low-income people in greater Los Angeles. We change lives through direct representation, systems change and community education.
448 S. Hill St. suite 815 Los Angeles, CA. 90013
Mil Mujeres is a non-profit organization providing legal services, community education, and empowerment to low-income Latino immigrants and their families in the United States. DACA and Visas included.
Korean Resource Center *
900 Crenshaw Blvd #B Los Angeles, CA 90020
540 Kingsey Dr #B Los Angeles, CA 90020
The Korean Resource Center(KRC) was founded in 1983 to empower low-income Asian-Americans, Pacific Islanders, and other communities of color. KRC strives to promote justice by intergrating services varipus legal services with education, culture, organizing and coalition building.
Scholarships & Financial Assistance
Voices Organizing Immigrant Communities for Educational Success (V.O.I.C.E.S)
Glendale Community College
V.O.I.C.E.S is a student club/support group aimed at promoting higher education for AB-540 students at Glendale College. Every semester V.O.I.C.E.S awards scholarships to AB-540 students who participate in club events.
AB-540 Committee at Glendale Community College
GCC Community Service Scholarship & DACA Renewal Scholarship
Contact: Greg Perkins at firstname.lastname@example.org
The goal of the Glendale Community College AB 540 Committee is to make the dream of higher education possible for undocumented California resident students. Every semester the AB-540 Committee awards scholarships for community service and DACA renewals ($495).
Dream Resource Center (DRC) at Glendale Community College
Sierra Madre Building (SM267)
(818) 240-1000 ext.5810
The mission of the DREAM Resource Center at Glendale Community College is to support an inclusive campus culture and to empower undocumented students to achieve academic and personal pursuits and become active members of our communities. The DRC has an extensive scholarship list on the website and offers assistance with California Dream Act applications as well as AB 540 affidavits.
MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) Scholarship Resource Guide
National Headquarters 634 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA. 90014
The MALDEF Scholarship Resource Guide is a free, informative resource guide for students, parents, and educators with an extensive list of scholarships, including many that do not inquire about immigration status.
Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF) Lending Circles
401 N. Garfield Ave. Montebello, CA. 90640
Mexican American Opportunity Foundation has partnered with San Francisco based Mission Asset Fund to bring lending circles, a social loan program to Los Angeles.
Alterra Home Loans
1968 W. Adams Blvd. Suite 101, Los Angeles, CA. 90018
I-TIN Loan Products are for people without a social security number looking to buy a home to live in the United States. These loans require higher down payment, but are a solid 30 year fixed mortgage.
SALEF: Salvadoran American Leadership and Educational Fund *
421 Bixel St Los Angeles, CA 90017
Committed to promoting civic participation and representation of Salvadoran and other Latino communities in the U.S, SALEF’s Fulfilling Our Dreams Scholarship Funds offers financial assistance to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students that are actively involved in their communities
Online Resources and Support Groups
Dream Team Los Angeles (DTLA)
Meetings every Tuesday at 6:30pm: Contact for current meeting location: (323) 795-5789
DREAM Team Los Angeles (DTLA) aims to create a safe space in which undocumented immigrants from the community and allies empower themselves through activism and life stories. DTLA is a grass roots organization that welcomes anyone who is interested in being part of the work, both in L.A. and nationally; we do as part of the immigrants’ rights movement.
CHIRLA’s California Dream Network
Contact: Melody Klingenfuss Statewide Organizer (CDN)
(213) 201-8708, Melodyk@chirla.org
CHIRLA's California Dream Network is a statewide network of existing and emerging college campus organizations who actively address issues primarily affecting undocumented students and the immigrant community.
United We Dream
United We Dream is largest immigrant youth-led community in the country. The goal of United We Dream is to transform fear into finding your voice. We empower people to develop their leadership, their organizing skills, and to develop our own campaigns to fight for justice and dignity for immigrants and all people. Sign-up for community meetings!
211 LA County
Phone: Dial 211
211 LA County is the central source for providing information and referrals for all health and human services in LA County.
Emergency Living & Shelters
1851 Tyburn Street, Glendale, CA 91204
Forty emergency shelter beds are located onsite and are available to eligible families with children and adults for up to 60-90 days. There are no age limits or other restrictions. This program is not a drop-in shelter. There is usually a wait of at least a few days for a bed to become available. Priority is given to Glendale residents.
Los Angeles Family Housing
7843 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91605
Bridge housing is temporary housing solution (previously referred to as “shelter” or transitional housing) for individuals and families as they work with case managers to move into permanent housing.
San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission
Located in Northridge, the new 90-bed family shelter offers hope, shelter and safe, supportive housing to thousands of families who are homeless. The new facility includes private family bedrooms, a commercial kitchen, common dining room and living spaces, meeting rooms, computer education center, playground and garden – all geared toward helping families.
8756 Canby Ave. Northridge, CA 91325
Los Angeles LGBT Center *
1625 N Scharder Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028
The Los Angeles LGBT offers safe housing options for LBGT youth experiencing housing insecurity or those who are leaving unsafe/unwelcoming environments. Services include temporary housing, housing referalls, laundry serives, meals, HIV testing and counseling, recreational activities, employment assistance and more.
YWCA of Glendale *
735 E Lexington Dr Glendale, CA 91206(not shelter location)
1-888-999-7511( 24/7 Free Hotline)
The YWCA of Glendale provides confidential services and education to community in an effort to end domestic violence. The services include case management, legal assistance, counseling, referrals, childcare as well as temporary community living at an undisclosed, safe location.
PATH Los Angeles *
PATH is committed to ending homeless for individuals, families, and communities through internim( temporary) housing programs, rapid rehousing, housing navigation, as well as other services that include case management and employment programs.
Zahn Memorial Center *
832 W. James M Wood Los Angeles, CA 90015
The Salvation Army’s Zahn Memorial Center is a emergency shelter for families in Downtown LA that provides 90 days of housing. Families work with an onsite case manager to assist in placing them into more long term housing options.
Garfield Child Development Center
1122 E Garfield Ave
Glendale, CA 91205
818-240-1000 ext 3071
Located at the Continuing Education Garfield Campus, the Garfield Child Development Center is committed through the exploration of science, art, music, math and more through play and fun.
Pathways LA *
3225 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1110 (11th floor), Los Angeles, CA 90010
Pathyway’s LA resource and referral staff assists families in securing quality, affordable healthcare. They offer a variety of childcare options to provide parents with choices that work best fot them
CalWorks Childcare Program
GCC CalWorks Office SF 114
CalWorks Child Care Program, administrarted by the California Department of Social Services( (CDSS), helps families access subsidized child care for children up to age 12. Contact your county welfare departments
Head Start *
Multiple Locations throughout the Los Anglees area
Head Start is a comprehensive preschool program for low income children ages 3-4. that also provides professional services in medical, dental, and mental health in addition to educational development. A family must meet federal income guideline( referencing the official poverty guideline)
Early Head Start
Multiple Locations throughout the Los Anglees area
Early Head Start provides services to children ages 8 weeks to 3 years. This includes education, health, nutrition, mental health and developmentally appropriate activities for infants and toddlers.
California State Preschool Program (CSPP)
Multiple Locations across the Los Angeles area
CSPP is a state funded program which offers full-day or part time developmentally appropriate pre-school instruction for eligible three and four year olds. Families at or below 70% of the state median income are not required to pay fees.
Maple Park Community Center *
820 E Maple St Glendale, CA 91205
The Maple Park Community Center features two large meeting rooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a computer lab, a recreation room, and a park area with a tennis court, multi-purpose field, picnic tables, and playgrounds. An activity cards allows for participation in drop in activities, such as: basketball, volleyball, and other drop in programs. Cards are free for youth and $25/yr for adults 18 and older.
Pacific Community Center & Park *
501N Pacific Ave Glendale, CA 91205
818-548-3775( senior classes/services) 818-548-4098
This community center offers a variety of recreational and educational facilities- a multi-purpose field, basketball courts, picnic area, playground, stage area as well as a computer lab, meeting rooms and a recreational room. The center also provides advocacy, health and legal services, nutrition programs, recreational programs, and other services for adults 60 and older.
Sparr Heights Community Center *
1613 Glencoe Way
Glendale, CA 91208
This center hosts a variety of senior program and services. These include: health services, nutrition education, social services, leisure activities, classes and special events. Amenities also include meeting rooms, game rooms. Special events are held at the center throughout the year that are open to the public.
James Wood Community Center *
400 E 5th, Los Angeles, CA 90013
At the James M. Wood Community Center (JWCC), residents of the Central City East (Skid Row) reclaim and rebuild their community through organizing and participating in social, recreational, educational, artistic, nutritional, civic, recovery and community prevention activities.Services include case management, hot meals, and recreational/socialization activities designed to enhance resident well-being
Ramona Hall Community Center *
4580 North Figueroa St, Los Angeles CA 90065
The facility features of this center include an auditorium, community room, ballroom, kitchen, stage, banquet hall, and meeting rooms. The center also hosts after school clubs, dance, drums, guitar, karate, piano, pre-school, summer camp, yoga, ballet and folklorico.
North Hollywood Recreation Center *
11430 Chandler Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
This urban recreation center features sports fields, courts, an indoor gym, and outdoor pool. Community members can participate in a variety of sports programs including baseball, basketball, soccer, adult & girls softball, tennis, t-ball as well as after school programs such as aztex dancing, yoga, jazz/hip hop, and more.