For the past 17 years, Lbca has been assisting families in financial crisis in the Long beach school district. The financial stress a family experiences when dealing with an illness or catastrophic event is immeasurable. WE strive to improve the lives of our residents that often do not qualify for assistance, but suddenly must deal with a crisis that requires compassion and temporary financial relief. This year, we have SEEn AN INCREASE IN REQUESTS FOR ASSISTANCE RELATED TO MEDICAL NEEDS, as THE BURDEN OF MEETING INCREASING DEDUCTIBLES ON An already stretched INCOME CAN BE OVERWHELMING for a family caring for a sick child or spouse. LBCA ALSO ASSISTs WITH TUITION EXPENSES, RENT, MORTGAGE AND UTILITY BILLs. for the past four years, as families are still rebuilding their homes after the massive destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy, we continue to offer relief with contracting costs as well as furniture and appliance purchases. We need your help to continue our efforts.
*Financial disbursements since Hurricane Sandy: $750,000+
How does the charity find the families in need?
Our charity works directly with social workers from the Long Beach school district. The social workers submit summaries of families in crisis and then committee members determine, based on each family’s circumstance, how much financial help will be granted to each individual family.
How are funds dispersed?
Our organization does not distribute cash. After verifying information provided by the social workers, payments are made directly to the payee. For example, a delinquent utility bill would be paid directly to the utility company.