Social Justice Collection March

Support for Harbor Area Women’s Lives (SHAWL) is a four-month residential recovery program for homeless, addicted women who are survivors of domestic violence (currently 13 women). SHAWL provides comprehensive services and treatment in a warm and supportive atmosphere for women who are attempting to end their addiction, live a life free from violence, and become self-sufficient. SHAWL gives the women an opportunity to improve their life and educational skills, time to explore destructive behavior patterns and learn new decision-making skills in order to work toward stability as well as independence in their lives.

Three facilities in San Pedro provide temporary housing and supportive services for women. SHAWL’s Executive Director is UUCLB member Laurie Whalen-Martinez. Visit the SHAWL website:

Our social justice collection takes place on the second Sunday, but you can support SHAWL until the last sunday in March by Mail, Text or online.

If by mail, note “Social Justice Collection” on your check, and send it to UUCLB, 5450 E. Atherton St., Long Beach, CA 90808. Using Text-to-Give, text the words “25 Special Collection” and the amount to 833-931-1845. To give $25, for example, text “25 Special Collection $25” To cover any convenience fees for the church, you can add the word “cover” (so “25 Special Collection $25 cover”) or simply text “Cover fees on” to cover fees on all text gifts.

For online giving please go to