The Temporary Shelter (formerly known as the Rainy Day Shelter) began when the Long Beach Area Coalition for the Homeless saw a gap in services that needed filling. Rain and very cold nights often begin before the L.A. County shelter opens. The Temporary Shelter provides a place to sleep or a daytime respite from the elements (as well as food). The shelter fund is run by Urban Community Outreach (UCO). Families are provided motel vouchers during inclement weather and also when working closely with UCO to better their condition while waiting for permanent housing.
Please note, our special collection now takes place on the second Sunday of the month, but you may donate to the Temporary Shelter at any time in August by marking your envelope or check with “Special Collection.”