Hearts to Serve
Connecting those in need with local resources
Monday – Friday
9am to 5 pm
The Hearts to Serve Hotline provides information and resources to those in need, especially the elderly and homebound. The hotline provides the faithful throughout the Archdiocese of Los Angeles with a connection to a local parish, city or county resources. We can help find resources such as local food pantries, pregnancy centers, mental health resources and community centers to help families in need.
Holy Virgin of Guadalupe,
Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas.
We fly to you today as your beloved children.
We ask you to intercede for us with your Son,
as you did at the wedding in Cana.
Pray for us, loving Mother,
and gain for our nation and world,
and for all our families and loved ones,
the protection of your holy angels,
that we may be spared the worst of this illness.
For those already afflicted,
we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance.
Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful,
wipe away their tears and help them to trust.
In this time of trial and testing,
teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind.
Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.
We come to you with confidence,
knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother,
health of the sick and cause of our joy.
Shelter us under the mantle of your protection,
keep us in the embrace of your arms,
help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus. Amen.
- Interested in volunteering or helping out in your parish community but don’t know where to start? We can help.
- Are you part of a parish ministry that helps those in need? Let us know. We can direct families to you.
- Looking for information and resources for your life, justice and peace ministry? We can help too!
Simply call our hotline and leave your name, phone number, parish and parish city and our team will get back to you shortly.
On March 23 , 2020, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles launched the Hearts to Serve.
In March 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Life, Justice and Peace of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles launched the Heart to Serve (HTS) hotline to accompany all those in need. In partnership with the St. Vincent de Paul Society, the Knights of Columbus, Providence Health & Services of San Fernando and Claris Health the Archdiocese was able to provide assistance to those affected by the pandemic. The hotline provided a place for people throughout the three counties (Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Ventura) to call and find assistance with things such as financial assistance, utility bill assistance, locating a food pantry, having basic grocery items delivered (homebound seniors), and finding local resources for various needs. By partnering with Claris Health, the hotline was also able to help moms in need by providing them with essential items. Through Providence Health & Services of San Fernando the hotline was able to provide assistance with those in need of mental health resources and those needing to apply for emergency Medi-Cal and Cal-fresh enrollment.
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Parish With Food Pantries:
|Parish Name||Parish Address||Parish City, State, Zip Code||Further Information|
|Presentation of Mary||6406 Parmelee Ave||Los Angeles, CA 90001||Restocking Food Pantry|
|Our Lady of the Holy Rosary||7800 Vineland Ave||Sun Valley, CA 91352||The St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry is assisting families in need with food, clothing, diapers, and baby formula.|
|St. Anne Church and Shrine||2011 Colorado Ave||Santa Monica, CA 90404||Funds are being used to expand the weekly food bank. Many of the local parish families work in hotels and restaurants as well as the airport and are losing/have lost their jobs (or at risk). The food bank has also lost one of it’s biggest donors due to the current situation.|
|St. Gertrude the Great||7025 Garfield Avenue||Bell Gardens, CA 90201||Providing additional resources for our food bank and assistance with groceries to the elderly, families with children and those who are lower income and struggling financially amid this current crisis.|
|St. Madeleine||999 E Kingsley Ave||Pomona, CA 91767||Launched a parish outreach program to help low income families and elderly in their community. They’re using the funds to restock their food pantry and currently provide food distribution on Sundays to families in need.|
|St. Gerard Majella||4439 Inglewood Blvd||Los Angeles, CA 90066||Restocking Food Pantry|
|St. Bernadette||3825 Don Felipe Dr.||Los Angeles, CA 90008||Feeds approximately 300 people per week through their homeless ministry. Currently filling requests to home bound and senior parishioners with basic food needs (20 – 28 requests per week).
In many cases they provide $50 gift cards to the local grocery store. In some cases they purchase and deliver.
|The Center at Blessed Sacrament Parish||6636 Selma Ave||Los Angeles, CA 90028||Is a 501c3 non-profit center dedicated to ending isolation and homelessness in Hollywood.
They offer interactive groups and activities on weekday mornings and participate in Los Angeles County’s Coordinated Entry System.
|Blessed Sacrament||6657 Sunset Blvd||Los Angeles, CA 90028||Supports a large number of extremely impoverished community members including many homeless. In recent weeks the food pantry has doubled in visitors needing nutritious nourishment.|
|St. Mary of the Assumption||7215 Newlin Ave||Whittier, CA 90602||Food Distribution on Saturday’s from 10am-12pm.
They are experiencing high food demand in their area. They will be using the funding to restock their food pantry and purchase food for families in need.
|St. Camillus Center for Spiritual Care||1911 Zonal Ave||Los Angeles, CA 90033||Is providing gift food cards to homeless and families in need.|
|St. Jerome Catholic Church||5550 Thornburn St||Los Angeles, CA 90045||Applying on behalf of Food Pantry, LAX, a food pantry supported by St Jerome and serving the community of the parish including needy parish members. Application recommended by Johnny Albano, a member of St Jerome and also a member of the board of Food Pantry, LAX. The Covid-19 shutdown has dramatically increased the number of people seeking food at Food Pantry, LAX. Despite the shelter in place order and the risk to our volunteers, we have managed to stay open but we are being seriously strained by the increased demand.|
|Sacred Heart Church||344 W Workman St||Covina, CA 91723||Is restocking their food pantry. Providing meals to the elderly and homebound.|
|St Andrew Catholic Church||311 N Raymond Ave||Pasadena, CA 91103||St. Vincent de Paul food pantry open Saturday mornings|
|East San Gabriel Homeless Coalition – at St John Vianney Church||1345 Turnbull Canyon Rd||Hacienda Heights, CA 91745||They are currently providing hot meals to the homeless community and needed funds due to the loss of their main food supplier.|
|St Charles Borromeo Holy Family Service Center||10825 Moorpark St.||North Hollywood, CA 91602||Volunteers provide service on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 9:00 – 11:45 am and also on Sundays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Those eligible receive free food, clothing, toiletries, books, toys, furniture, and other household items. Pregnant women are provided layettes and other available infant care items.|
|St. Frances of Rome||501 E Foothill Blvd||Azusa, CA 91702||Food pantry.|
|St. Mary||1600 E Ave R-4||Palmdale, CA 93550||Food pantry.|
|Holy Name of Mary (SVDP Chapter )||724 E Bonita Ave||San Dimas, California 91773|
|St. Linus||13915 Shoemaker Avenue||Norwalk, CA 90650||Food distributed as needed.|
Parishes Offering other type of Support:
|Parish Name||Parish Address||Parish City, State, Zip Code||Further Information|
|St. John the Baptist||3883 Baldwin Park Blvd||Baldwin Park, CA 91706||Is helping families with rental, utility and emergency aid assistance.|
|St. Sebastian||235 N 9th St||Santa Paula, CA 93060||Is using CCHD funds to help purchase diapers, wipes and formula for mothers in need.|
|St. Patrick||6160 Cartwright Ave||North Hollywood, CA 91606||Is helping families in need of rent, utility, and food assistance.|
|Our Lady Help of Christians||512 S Ave 20||Los Angeles, CA 90031||Is purchasing food and essential groceries for families in need.|
|Holy Family||1011 E L St||Wilmington, CA 90744||Is assisting families in need with food. Reaching out to the elderly and low income families.|
|Our Lady of the Assumption||3175 Telegraph Rd||Ventura, CA 93003||Provide funding for TAP (Transportation Assistance Program) providing assistance to individuals who are living in their vehicle. Expenditures include fuel, repairs and insurance as well as DMV expenses (if/when DMV is operating). Some of these items are needed to allow access to safe sleep locations.|
|Christ the King Parish||624 N Rossmore Ave||Los Angeles, CA 90004||Is using the funds to provide transportation via Uber gift card to assist a local community member in getting to her chemotherapy appointments.|