Our mission at Wayfarers Chapel is centered on nurturing the spiritual aspects of one’s life. We believe that there is a strong connection between body, mind, and spirit, and if we are struggling or hurting in one aspect of our lives, it affects all aspects of our life. Below are some links to organizations in our community who work to meet some of life’s other needs.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is changing life for all of us. You may feel anxious, stressed, worried, sad, bored, depressed, lonely or frustrated in these circumstances.
Here are some resources to help you cope: https://covid19.ca.gov/resources-for-emotional-support-and-well-being/
LA County COVID-19 Information
For information about COVID-19 in LA County, including resources for how to get tested and where to get food
How You Can Help
During these difficult times, Californians come together to help each other. You can start by joining the movement here:
– Crisis Services –
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Highly-trained advocates are available 24/7/365 to talk (or chat) confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship. Call 1-800-799-7233, or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can text LOVEIS to 22522.
Veterans Crisis Line
Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one? Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders. Feeling anxious or alone and thinking about suicide are some of the signs that a Veteran may be in crisis. You can call, text, or chat with someone.
211 LA is the central source for providing information and referrals for all health and human services in LA County. The 2-1-1 phone line is open 24 hours, 7 days a week, with trained Community Resource Advisors prepared to offer help with any situation, any time. Their community services go far beyond phone referrals.
– Housing Instability and Homelessness –
Harbor Interfaith Services
Harbor Interfaith Services empowers the homeless and working poor to achieve self-sufficiency by providing support services including shelter, transitional housing, food, job placement, advocacy, childcare, education, and life-skills training.
The South Bay Coalition to End Homelessness
The South Bay Coalition to End Homelessness is the lead homelessness collaborative in the Los Angeles Continuum of Care. Their mission is to transform and end homelessness in the South Bay through education, advocacy, and coordination.
Family Promise of the South Bay helps homeless families achieve housing stability by providing short-term shelter, meals, case management, and hospitality.
Divinity Prophet helps prevent potential homelessness of youth exiting the Foster System by providing transitional housing, supportive services and fundamental reentry assistance. They promote self-sufficiently while teaching skills that are relevant, build self-esteem and are necessary for independent living.
– Meals & Groceries –
Click Here to open a PDF list of local free meal and grocery offerings
Click Here for an interactive “food finder” map from 211LA
– Mental/Social/Community –
Mental Health America
Mental Health America of Los Angeles (MHALA) works to ensure that people with mental health needs achieve meaningful, healthy lives in their communities. They serve adults and transition-age youth who are facing mental health needs and do not have financial resources.
Focal Point on Aging
The Focal Point on Aging is an information and referral program where older adults, caregivers, and their families can obtain ready access to a full range of available services including: transportation, housing, Meals-On-Wheels, health care, companion care, Medicare, social and legal services, HMO’s, and more.
Rainbow Services provides shelter and support to anyone impacted by domestic violence, empowering them to move beyond trauma, towards safety & stability.
Homeboy Industries provides hope, training, and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of our community.
Feed and Be Fed / The Garden Church
Feed & Be Fed is about nourishing the whole person using their urban farm to feed the local community in body, mind, and spirit through the cultivation of healthy food, educational programs, and creating a natural sanctuary in the heart of an urban community on the edge of the Port of Los Angeles.
South Coast Interfaith Council
The SCIC promotes mutual understanding, respect, appreciation and cooperation among people of faith in the Greater South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach-West Orange County area by extending hospitality, fostering community, offering educational opportunities, providing moral leadership, sharing in service, serving the youth and working for justice.
– Grief Support –
Faith and Grief
Faith & Grief provides opportunities for comfort & hope to those who have experienced the death of a loved one. With grief support gatherings, workshops & retreats across the country, they are committed to providing care and compassion.