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When it comes to healthcare in San Pedro, Wilmington, and the South Bay, HarborCHC is the first and best resource for you and your family. But when you need assistance beyond healthcare, here are community resources that can help.

All the information included here was verified with the organizations, and is accurate at the time of writing. But program details do change from time to time, so if you have questions, use the contact information provided to get in touch with the organization directly.

 

 

Healthcare

  • Primary medical care, pediatrics, OB/GYN, dental care, mental health care, substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, diabetes care, asthma care, mammograms, podiatry, HIV prevention, and more: HarborCHC
  • Dental care, children and adults: HarborCHC 

 

Benefit Enrollment Assistance

  • Medi-Cal, Denti-Cal, and other insurance programs – enrollment and renewal assistance: HarborCHC
  • Cal-Fresh food benefit enrollment and renewal assistance: Harbor Interfaith Services (Services provided by HarborCHC).

 

Food

  • Community fridge & pantry: Boys & Girls Club of the Los Angeles Harbor
  • Low-cost lunch: Anderson Senior Center
  • Food pantry and home food delivery: Harbor Interfaith Services
  • Food pantry and emergency food assistance: Salvation Army
  • Food pantry on Fridays: YWCA
  • Home meal delivery: San Pedro Meals on Wheels
  • Grab & Go meals for all ages: Toberman Neighborhood Center 
  • Free fresh produce: Wilmington YMCA

 

Clothing, Diapers, & Personal Hygiene Products

  • Clothing and personal hygiene products: Harbor Interfaith Services
  • Diapers: Harbor Interfaith Services

 

Domestic Violence Assistance

  • Domestic violence hotline, confidential emergency shelter, and support services: Los Angeles County Domestic Violence Hotline
  • Emergency and crisis services including shelter: Rainbow Services

 

Housing & Utility Assistance

  • Housing, rental assistance, utility cost assistance: Harbor Interfaith Services
  • Utility bill assistance: Salvation Army
  • Housing, rental assistance, utility cost assistance: Toberman Neighborhood Center
  • Emergency temporary housing, emergency grants for housing-related and other issues: HarborConnects

 

Childcare and Educational Programs for Children & Teens

  • Childcare and after-school programs: Harbor Interfaith Services
  • After-school programs: Toberman Neighborhood Center
  • Childcare, early childhood education, and family support: Child Lane
  • Childcare: YWCA Harbor Area
  • Family financial assistance for children’s extracurricular activities, arts scholarships: Caulder Lamm Alliance for Children
  • Art & writing workshops, music lessons, singing lessons: Hearts Respond Outpost Resource Center
  • Tutoring & reading support: Hearts Respond Outpost Resource Center
  • Life skills support group (3rd grade through middle school): Hearts Respond Outpost Resource Center
  • Counseling support group (teens): Hearts Respond Outpost Resource Center
  • College & job readiness programs, tutoring, arts programs, sports leagues, leadership training, STEM center, free books: Boys & Girls Club

 

Classes & Activities for All Ages

  • Enrichment classes, sports programs, workout facilities, swimming pool: Wilmington YMCA
  • ESL & GED classes, computer and financial literacy: Toberman Neighborhood Center
  • Parenting support group: Hearts Respond Outpost Resource Center
  • Computer classes: YWCA Harbor Area 

 

Classes & Activities for Seniors (Aged 50 and over)

  • Exercise, hobbies, games, social activities, music, and the arts: Anderson Senior Center

 

Employment, Jobs, & Training

  • Job placement: Harbor Interfaith Services
  • Pre-employment and employment support: Toberman Neighborhood Center
  • Computer classes: YWCA Harbor Area
  • Business training: YWCA Harbor Area

 

Legal Aid

  • Legal representation and information: Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
  • Tenants’ rights, immigration legal aid: Toberman Neighborhood Center

 

Substance Use Disorder Treatment & Addiction Recovery

  • Adult and adolescent treatment: HarborCHC
  • Residential treatment for adult men: The Beacon House
  • Residential & outpatient treatment for adult women: House of Hope
  • Residential treatment for adult women: SHAWL Women’s House
  • Residential & outpatient treatment for adult men & women: Fred Brown Recovery Services
  • Outpatient treatment for adults : Twin Town Treatment Centers Torrance

 

Tax Preparation

  • Tax preparation: Toberman Neighborhood Center

 


Food, Emergency Assistance, Childcare, Education, Senior Services

 

Boys & Girls Club of the Los Angeles Harbor
Arts programs, sports leagues, college-bound program, career-bound program, tutoring, STEM centers, leadership training, community fridge & pantry, free books

Programs year-round for children and teens. Art studio programs include music, dance, fine arts, film production, video game design, animation, and photography. Organized sports leagues and fitness programs are open to all members aged 6 to 18. College Bound is a college pathway support program for students in grades 2 through 12 that has doubled graduation rates. Career Bound prepares youth for employment by supporting earning a high school diploma, employment readiness training, internships and work experience, and post-high-school job placement. 

Tutoring programs provide homework help and subject help in math, reading, college prep, and more for students in grades K-12. A STEM center in each Clubhouse is equipped with a 3D printer, robotics kits, science activity supplies, computer programming software, and a curriculum that connects classroom learning with hands-on experience. Keystone Leadership, for teens, and the Torch Club, for middle-schoolers, provides leadership training, peer support, and guidance. The Bookstore on Wheels provides free books to kids. An initial membership fee and weekly program fees are required for participation. 

What to do: Programs and hours vary by Clubhouse and season (summer vs. school year). Visit the locations page of the website to find the Clubhouse near you. Then visit your Clubhouse to learn more. 

Website: https://www.bgclaharbor.org

 

Anderson Memorial Senior Center
Low-cost lunch for anyone, services for people 50 and over

Lunch is served at the Center Monday-Friday, 10:30 am, on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost is $3 per person for anyone aged 60 and over, and $5 per person for anyone under age 60. 

What to do: Just go to the Center at 10:30 am on the days you’d like lunch. No registration is required.

The Anderson Senior Center also offers a full calendar of low-cost classes and activities for people aged 50 and over, including exercise, hobbies, games, social activities, music and the arts. 

What to do: visit the website below, call for more information, or just go to the Center. Walk-ins welcome.

Address: 828 South Mesa Street, San Pedro, California 90731 

Hours: M-F 9am-5pm. Lunch is served Monday at 10:30 am. 

Phone: (310) 548-7596

Website: https://www.laparks.org/scc/anderson-memorial

 

Harbor Interfaith Services Family Resource Center
Food pantry, clothing, diapers, housing assistance, childcare, more

The Family Resource Center Pantry provides clients with groceries, personal hygiene items and diapers. Homebound seniors aged 55 and over can get home delivery of groceries and hygiene items, and/or transportation to Harbor Interfaith if needed. Through the Clothing Closet, clients can get new and used donated clothing items for free. 

Additional services include helping clients to apply for and renew CalFresh food benefits, housing assistance, job placement, support services, one-time rental assistance and help with utility costs, and childcare including after-school programs. 

What to do: To become a client, visit the Family Resource Center to start the registration process. Walk-ins are welcome; you do not need an appointment. The website has a description of the requirements and documentation you’ll need.

Address: 670 W. 9th St., San Pedro, CA

Hours: M-F 9am- 5pm

Phone: 310-831-9123

Website: https://www.harborinterfaith.org/services/find-help/

 

San Pedro Meals on Wheels
Home meal delivery 

San Pedro Meals on Wheels delivers meals to people aged 18 or older who are temporarily or chronically ill or disabled and who cannot buy groceries or cook on their own. The service area includes San Pedro (zip codes 90731 and 90732), and limited areas of Rancho Palos Verdes. The cost is $7.50 per day for two meals. 

What to do: Apply online or by phone. Online application: http://www.sanpedromealsonwheels.org/client

Address: 731 S Averill Ave, San Pedro, California 90732

Hours: M-F 9am-5pm

Phone: (310) 832-7335

Website: http://www.sanpedromealsonwheels.org

 

Salvation Army Corps Family Service Center, San Pedro
Food pantry, emergency food assistance, utility bill assistance, holiday assistance

The Salvation Army opens a food pantry Wednesday and Friday from 9-11 am. Food is free, but availability is limited, so appointments are strongly recommended. The Family Service Center also provides utility bill assistance, emergency food assistance, and worship services. Worship services are held on Fridays at 7pm and Sundays at 11am.  

What to do: Call 310-832-7228 to make an appointment for the food pantry or to learn about emergency energy and food services. 

Address: 138 S. Bandini Street, San Pedro, California 90731

Phone: 310-832-7228

Website: https://sanpedro.salvationarmy.org/san_pedro_corps/

 

Wilmington YMCA
Free fresh produce

Free, fresh produce is distributed at 10am on the last Tuesday of every month. Registration is required. The Wilmington YMCA also offers a wide variety of sports activities, classes, and more for children and adults. 

What to do: Visit the YMCA to fill out a registration form. Once approved, you’ll get a card you can use to pick up fruits and vegetables. Walk-ins are welcome. There’s no need for an appointment. 

Address: 1127 N. Avalon Blvd., Wilmington, CA 90744

Hours: M-F 6am-8pm

Phone: 310-522-2100

Website: https://www.ymcala.org/locations/wilmington-ymca

 

Toberman Neighborhood Center Family Source Center
Food, utility bill assistance, after school programs, housing, legal services

Food pantry provides weekly bags of groceries to individuals and families in need. Grab & Go meals are distributed M-F from 3:30pm – 5pm in front of the Family Source Center (FSC) building. The FSC also works with individual clients to provide pre-employment and employment support, housing, rental and utility assistance, GED, ESL, after-school programs, computer literacy and financial literacy programs, legal and immigration services, and tax preparation during tax season. 

What to do: Call the Family Source Center Receptionist at 310-832-1145 to make an appointment to sign up. 

Address: 131 N. Grand Ave. San Pedro CA 90731

Hours: M-F 9am-5pm

Phone: 310-832-1145

Website: https://www.toberman.org

 

YWCA Harbor Area
Fresh and prepared food, childcare, clothing and household items, free mammograms, free computer classes, small business & entrepreneur training, holiday programs

Fresh produce, prepared food, and grocery items from local stores and farms are available Fridays at 1pm. Choose your items farmer’s-market style. Child care program for children from infancy through age five includes a curriculum based on national standards, a focus on encouraging curiosity, developing confidence, and appreciating their own culture and the diversity around them. Child care is free for qualifying families. Computer, technology, and business classes for adults are available year-round. All classes are free and all are conducted in both English and Spanish. Second Chances provides vouchers to the YWCA thrift store, Julia’s Closet, for clothing and household items.

What to do – Free food: Pick up food at 1pm on Fridays at our main location. Open to anyone; no pre-registration or pre-qualification is required. Early arrival recommended. 

What to do – Childcare: Contact Pamela Dale, Director, at 310-732-7697 to learn more. Visit the website for hours, curriculum, menus, tuition, and more. 

What to do: Adult technology and business classes: Visit the Workforce Development page for program information and sign-up forms. Call 310-547-0831 for the latest schedule or if you have questions.

What to do: Second Chances thrift shop vouchers: Vouchers are provided through a referring organization or agency, such as HarborCHC or Harbor Interfaith Services. 

Main Address: 437 West 9th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731 

Thrift shop hours: M-F 11am – 5pm, Saturday 11am – 3pm

Phone: 310-547-0831

Website: https://ywcaharbor.org

Childcare Address: 100 West 5th Street, San Pedro, CA

Childcare hours: M-F 7am – 5pm

Phone: 310-732-7697

Website: https://ywcaharbor.org

 

Child Lane
Childcare, early childhood education, family support services

Free or low-cost childcare, early childhood education programs, and one-on-one support for children, parents, and families. Childcare services include nutritious meals. Family support includes counseling and help for parents seeking advice. Child Lane has five licensed centers and a network of 20 child-care homes in the Harbor/San Pedro/South Bay area. 

What to do: Call 562-427-8834 to see if you are eligible for programs. 

Address: 769 West 3rd Street, San Pedro, CA 90731 / 909 West “D” Street, Wilmington, CA 90744, additional locations. 

Hours (main office) M-F 8:30am – 5pm. Childcare hours vary by location. 

Phone: 562-427-8834

Website: https://www.childlane.org

 

Caulder Lamm Alliance for Children
Funds for extracurricular activities, arts scholarships 

The Beyond Bounds program helps families in need pay for children to participate in sports, dance, music, cheerleading, after-school clubs, academic tutoring, theater, writing programs, and similar activities, even if the children are unhoused or in shelters. It is open to children in grades K-12. The Manuel Jackson Lamm Scholarship for the Arts Award provides educational scholarships to high school seniors who are pursuing higher learning in the arts. 

What to do: Visit this page for FAQs and an application, or call 310-514-0263

Hours: M-F 8am – 6pm

Address: 1621 W. 25th St, #148, San Pedro, CA 90732-4301

Email: info@CLAforChildren.org

Phone: 310-514-0263

 

Harbor Connects
Resources, referrals, and grants for emergency needs, especially housing

Harbor Connects fills the gaps for individuals – and community nonprofit organizations seeking to help individuals – that are outside the scope of other services. For example, Harbor Connects will provide grants for individuals at risk of losing housing, help with pre- and post-moving costs, temporary emergency housing, and support needed to adapt housing to meet clients’ medical needs. In addition to grants, Harbor Connects also introduces individuals directly to resources, mentoring, and advocacy.

What to do: Apply for assistance online, or call us at 310-684-1980 for more information on how to get help.

Hours: Please contact Harbor Connects

Phone: 424-570-3733

Website: https://harborconnects.org

 

Hearts Respond Outpost Resource Center
Arts classes, support groups for children, teens, & parents

Art, music, and singing classes for kids and teens. Teen writing classes. Reading support group for children in grades 2-3. Tutoring in all subjects for elementary and middle-school students available after school, evenings, and weekends. Life skills groups for kids grades 3-8 taught by professional counselors. Weekly counseling support group for teens. Parent support group to help guide kids in a healthy way, improve parent-child relationships, and manage family schedules. 

What to do: Email heartsrespond@gmail.com for more information or to sign up for classes. 

Address: Studio: 333 W. 7th St., San Pedro, CA. 90731. Office and meeting rooms: 461 W. 6th, # 231 & # 233, San Pedro, CA. 90731

Email: heartsrespond@gmail.com

Phone: 310-897-5043

Website: https://www.heartsrespond.com

 


 

Domestic Violence Assistance

 

Los Angeles County Domestic Violence Hotline
Safety resources, confidential emergency shelters, food and clothing, education and support

The LA Department of Public Social Services offers a wide variety of support for those experiencing, or in danger of, domestic violence. Services include counseling, financial and safety planning, temporary confidential emergency shelter, food, and clothing, legal help including help with protective orders and immigration issues, independent living skills education, and healthcare referrals. 

What to do: Call 1-800-978-3600 anytime. If you are in danger, call 911.

Hours: 365 days a year, 24 hours a day

Phone: 1-800-978-3600

Website: https://dpss.lacounty.gov/en/jobs/gain/sss/domestic-violence.html

 

Rainbow Services
Emergency and crisis assistance to victims of domestic violence

Rainbow Services provides shelter and support to anyone impacted by domestic violence, empowering them to move beyond trauma, towards safety & stability.

What to do: Call the 24-hour bilingual hotline at 310-547-9343.

Hotline hours: 365 days a year, 24 hours a day

Address: 453 W. 7th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731

Phone: 310-547-9343

Website: https://rainbowservicesdv.org

 


 

Substance Use Disorder Treatment & Addiction Recovery Support

 


HarborCHC
Adult and adolescent treatment for substance use disorder (SUD)

HarborCHC provides whole-person care for substance use disorders that include opioid, alcohol, nicotine, and methamphetamine/stimulants. We treat adults and adolescents with evidence-based care plans tailored to each patient’s needs. Dr. Lusk, who completed his Addiction Medicine Fellowship at Yale, is passionate about helping members of the San Pedro community and surrounding areas who are ready to start their recovery. Visit our Substance Use Disorder page for more information. HarborCHC accepts multiple insurance plans, can help patients sign up for insurance, and offers a sliding scale for treatment if you don’t have insurance. 

What to do: Call 310-547-0202 to schedule an appointment or to get more information.

 

The Beacon House
Long-term residential recovery for alcoholism and addiction for adult men 

The Beacon House program includes group counseling, peer-driven community support, workforce development, healthy meals, family reunification, and free long-term housing. Clients who successfully complete the 90-day initial treatment program have an opportunity to enter long-term treatment for additional recovery support at their own pace. Treatment is free and does not require insurance. 

What to do: Call 310-514-4940 to schedule a phone consultation. 

Hours: M-F 9am-3pm

Address: 1003 S. Beacon Street, San Pedro, CA 90731

Phone: 310-514-4940

Email: contact@thebeaconhouse.org

Website: www.thebeaconhouse.org

 

Fred Brown Recovery Services
Residential and outpatient addiction recovery services, sober-living support and for adult men & women

12-step based program with options for residential or outpatient treatment, and post-treatment report services. Sober-living arrangements for people with addictions beyond alcoholism, transitional housing for people recently released from prison. Insurance accepted. 

What to do: Call 310-519-8723, or email info@fredbrown.org to make an appointment, ask questions, or schedule a tour of the facility. 

Address: 270 W. 14th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731

Phone: Business hours: 310-519-8723 After business hours: 310-833-7400

Email: info@fredbrown.org

Website: https://fredbrown.org

 

House of Hope
Residential and outpatient addiction recovery services and continuing care for adult women

Program based on the 12-step philosophy. Includes residential and out-patient treatment options that include individual counseling, family group counseling, interactive therapy groups for anger management, PTSD, grief and loos, relapse prevention, parenting, domestic violence, conflict resolution, self-awareness and communication enhancement. Medi-Cal insurance accepted. 

What to do: Call 877-403-8016 or email Maricela@houseofhopesp.org for information and admission.

Address: 205 West 9th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731

Phone: 877-403-8016

Email: Maricela@houseofhopesp.org

Website: https://houseofhopesp.org

 

SHAWL Women’s House
Residential substance abuse treatment program for women

4-month residential treatment program for women who are experiencing both substance use disorder and homelessness. The program is for a small group; only 13 women at a time are treated in a safe and supportive environment. Includes addiction treatment, domestic violence education, job training opportunities, transitional housing, and connecting residents to supportive resources. 

What to do: Call 310-521-9310 for a phone screening or if you have questions, or fill out the form on the website

Hours: 8am-5pm M-F (office); residence is open 24/7

Address: 936 S. Centre St., San Pedro, CA 90731

Phone: 310-521-9310

Website: https://shawlwomenshouse.org

 


 

Legal Assistance

 

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Legal counsel, advice and direct representation for low-income residents

Services include legal representation, self-help options, how-to guides, and referrals. Legal issues include immigration, family law, eviction defense, and small-business legal problems. LAFLA is a non-profit law firm and services are free. LAFLA does not handle criminal law, police misconduct, bankruptcy, car accidents, small claims, credit counseling, or probate/wills, but does offer referrals to specialists who handle these kinds of cases. 

What to do: Visit https://lafla.org to learn more or apply for aid online. Or call 800-399-4529.

Hours: 9am-5pm MF

Address: Five community offices, three domestic violence clinics, and four self-help centers in courthouses, including Torrance and Long Beach. See location list for all location addresses. 

Phone: 800-399-4529 (English and Spanish), 323-801-7923 (Vietnamese), 323-801-7912 (Cantonese and Mandarin), 323-801-7913 (Japanese), 562-304-2535 (Khmer/Cambodian), 323-801-7987 (Korean), 800-399-4529 for languages not listed (interpretation services will be provided)

Website: https://lafla.org

 

Toberman Neighborhood Center Family Source Center
Legal aid related to tenant rights, homelessness prevention, and immigration. 

See listing above for contact information. 

 

 

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