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A compilation of our blog posts and stories.


Shelter Appeal

To donate online please visit our CCLM donation page Here. For over 25 years CCLM has served the vulnerable in San Bernardino, primarily through 70 shelter beds for homeless men. In order to continuing serving this population, it is imperative our shelter is brought up to code. We have an opportunity to achieve this goal at a very reasonable cost. LSS is once again partnering with HomeAid, a leading nonprofit that builds and renovates shelters across America, to construct a brand new shelter on the open lot next to the mission. There will still be 70 ...

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Community Festival May 2015 – Grand Reopening of H St Clinic

H Street Clinic, Lutheran Social Services of So CA, CCLM, & Central Neighborhood Health Foundation celebrated a Grand reopening of the H St Clinic as a Federally Qualified Health Center on May 16, 2015 at 1329 N. H St, SB (909) 381-0803. As the Clinic expands its offerings of health care, CCLM continues to provide emergency and permanent supportive housing, food and nutritional support, education, and spiritual care.

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A Homey Homie Christmas

Who receives the gift?  Volunteers help men pick out pants, shirts, belts, socks, underwear, scarves, knit hats, gloves, jackets, and shoes, while volunteers play carols and serve snacks.  Working the Christmas party for the men's shelter sets the tone for welcoming the Christ child.   A gift for all.

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CA New Chaptered Homeless Laws

Three new laws affecting the homeless (effective at different dates) were chaptered into law in California at the end of September 2014. AB 1733 (Quirk-Silva) – Public Records: Fee Waiver 1) Require the DMV to issue, without a fee, an identification card (an original or replacement card)  to an applicant who certifies that he or she is a homeless person or homeless youth. 2) Requires the county registrar or recorder to issue, without a fee, a birth certificate to an applicant who certifies that he or she is a homeless person or homeless youth. AB 1806 (Bloom) ...

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New CCLM Web Page!

Welcome to CCLM's new website.  We hope this new format is simpler for you.  It will be simpler for us to maintain and is supposed to be friendly to all you on mobile devices out there.  We still have testing to do on that. A note on new features:   The Resources menu item is intended for community members seeking assistance for themselves or others.  Here are the many lists to which CCLM refers our visitors, homeless residents, and others looking for access to food, shelter, social or government services, and some links for getting employment or benefits.  It ...

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Are You Ever Truly Released From Prison?

Publication: Are You Ever Truly Released From Prison? by Rev. David Nagler, Pastor,CEO, CCLM Written: 11/26/2013 "...This is what the gospel of Jesus Christ calls us to do for those released from prison. We are to see them as human beings created in God's very image and then, by acts of love, restore them to our community. We are to speak out against policies and practices that dehumanize the formerly incarcerated and thereby increase the likelihood of their reoffending. We are to name and exorcize the demon of fear that creates a rationale for draconian laws that ...

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