Our Section maintains partnerships with a number of organizations which under our bylaws requires that a member be on the organization’s board.
Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice educates, organizes, and mobilizes the faith community to accompany workers and their families in their struggle for good jobs, dignity, and justice.
Jewish Family and Children’s Service is an independent nonsectarian organization envisioning a community healed, one person, one family at a time. JFCS supports individuals, families, and children in Long Beach, West Orange County, and surrounding communities with an array of affordable services, including counseling, support groups, care management for older adults, court-referred counseling, emergency financial assistance, and referrals.
The LBECE Committee includes educators, advocates, and caregivers of children ages zero to five who work together to support early care and education services, build capacity, and expand available resources to meet the needs of young children and families in the greater Long Beach area.
The mission of the Long Beach Homeless Coalition is “to foster connection between individuals, groups, and organizations who desire to aid people experiencing homelessness."
The Task Force is working to end modern-day slavery in our community. It is a multidisciplinary, survivor-centered, collaborative community effort by law enforcement agencies and community-based organizations to combat human trafficking by identifying, rescuing, and empowering survivors and assisting in the prosecution of traffickers.
Office of Child Protection's Delinquency Prevention Subcommittee
The Delinquency Prevention Subcommittee of the Office of Child Protection's Dual-Status Youth Workgroup addresses developing and implementing a delinquency prevention continuum of care—one starting in the community before maltreatment begins and representing a powerful opportunity to empower children, youth, families, and communities.
OCJCR, a volunteer-led affiliate of HIAS (formerly known as Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society), is a group of individuals, synagogues, and Jewish communal organizations inspired by our people’s history to support refugees locally and worldwide. OCJCR is a signatory to the HIAS Welcome Campaign, a network of 400+ congregations and organizations across the United States who are responding to the largest refugee crisis in human history.
Members of our Section also serve on the Boards of other organizations:
Representatives from organizations that serve homeless and formerly homeless individuals within the City of Long Beach have established a Continuum of Care (CoC) group to plan, coordinate, and implement their services.The CoC is comprised of five entities: the general membership, the Long Beach CoC Board, the Homeless Services Division of the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, the Long Beach City Council, and the Homeless Services Advisory Committee.
Foster Care Legal Network
The Foster Care Legal Network, formerly known as the Human Trafficking Legal Network, advances creative ways in which the legal profession may contribute to efforts to prevent and end the modern slavery of human trafficking. It specializes in connecting lawyers with opportunities to volunteer. The Network is part of a campaign to educate America about the causes of human trafficking and help advance enlightened solutions.
The group, as part of the Long Beach Foundation, works to build a strong and vibrant community by developing a comprehensive program to provide qualified homeless Long Beach City College students with stable housing and access to supportive services to enable them to successfully pursue their education.
Allies are organizations that have been vetted by either our Section or at the National level that we may on occasion partner with for programs or activities.
The mission of AAUW Long Beach is to advance equity for women and girls in Long Beach and beyond.
Based in Los Angeles, Black Women for Wellness implements educational, outreach, and engagement programs, with the goal of expanding accessible, appropriate, and affordable healthcare services that positively impact health outcomes for Black women and girls. By building the personal, communal, and political power of Black women and girls within California, another goal is to influence public policy, organize, and expand outreach.
DAYS Long Beach serves low-income, underserved families in Long Beach through free educational programming and youth development. It supports achievement by providing children and families with opportunities to develop skills, apply concepts they have learned, and build positive relationships. DAYS Long Beach provides services in three key areas: youth education and support; leadership and academic success; and parent and family support.
Families Uniting Families works to cultivate nurturing and knowledgeable families to protect and meaningfully enhance the welfare and stability of vulnerable children and their families. FUF was formed as a unique response to provide additional foster families in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, but more specifically, families interested in working with youth aged 14-21 at a time when most were uninterested due to the extensive needs and volatility of the adolescents in the system.
For The Child offers professional prevention, education, and treatment services for child sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, severe neglect, the impact of witnessing domestic or community violence, the victimization of human trafficking, and other adverse childhood experiences. It provides court-based childcare, offers a 24/7 Child Abuse Response Team, helps meet emergency needs, and improves the daily lives of at-risk and abused low-income children and vulnerable families.
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy. It does not support or oppose any political party or any candidate. However, it takes action on selected government issues in the public interest.
The Long Beach Gray Panthers is a multigenerational movement of people who believe there is a solution to all of the social and economic injustices in our society. It provides education and advocacy on older-adult issues in social and economic justice: a clean, sustainable environment; preservation and expansion of Social Security and Medicare; quality health care for all; decent affordable housing; full employment or adequate income for those unable to work.
LBIRC is a grassroots network of community organizations and individuals working for just immigration policies and practices that respect human rights and the dignity of immigrants, through education, services, and advocacy.
The Long Beach Trauma Recovery Center was founded by California State University, Long Beach to address barriers to mental health services in diverse communities. It seeks to improve the daily lives of people affected by violence, crime, and trauma by providing them with no-cost comprehensive services and linkages to individualized assistance.
NARAL Pro-Choice California, a grassroots pro-choice advocacy organization in our state, believes that every woman should be able to make personal decisions about her reproductive health options. NARAL Pro-Choice California works to protect every woman’s right to access the full range of reproductive health care, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. NARAL Pro-Choice California is the state affiliate of NARAL Pro-Choice America.
The Community Action Fund is the political arm of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties. It's an independent, nonprofit, and nonpartisan organization dedicated to protecting and expanding individual rights to reproductive choice and access to family planning.
UFW is working for a safe and just food supply by focusing on four areas: integrity – doing the right thing even when no one is looking; a Si Se Puede® attitude – a personal and organizational spirit that promotes confidence, courage, hard work, and the belief that we can do the impossible; dignity – recognizing and respecting the inherent worth of all people; and innovation – the active pursuit of new ideas.
The mission of WSLB is to eliminate domestic violence through compassionate intervention, education, and personal empowerment. Since 1977, WomenShelter of Long Beach has helped thousands of families overcome the trauma caused by domestic abuse.