REFUGE, SHELTER, AND FOOD
For Victims of Domestic Violence and For Runaway / Homeless Youth
Since 1972, the 1736 Family Crisis Center has responded to the needs of:
- Victims of domestic violence, victims of sexual assault, victims of human trafficking,
- Runaway and homeless youth, homeless families, homeless and at-risk veterans,
- Unemployed adults and youth, and other low-income community members in need of assistance.
1736 FCC provides comprehensive rehabilitative programs that are managed by licensed therapists, social workers, attorneys, and other professional staff. Men, women, children, and families can access life-saving support 24 hours a day through five shelters, five community service centers, various community-based offices and co-locations, and five crisis and suicide hotlines. 1736 FCC helps kids, families, and veterans so that they can permanently escape the worst possible conditions of poverty, homelessness, and violence.
1736 FCC serves approximately 6,000 people in Los Angeles and Orange County plus an additional 20,000 people through educational and street outreach. All services are free of charge through the generous support of public and private funders (including MBCC), individual donors, and volunteers.
MBCC has continuously and enthusiastically supported 1736 FCC for over 40 years, providing monthly funds to support these services. A portion of these MBCC funds are used specifically to provide groceries for the youth shelter. One of our church members chaired the governing board of 1736 FCC for 30 years.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
You can support 1736 FCC either by making a financial donation or by volunteering your time. To donate, make your check out to “MBCC” and on the memo line, write “1736”. Put your check in the Sunday collection plate, or take it to the MBCC church office. You can also make a donation at our annual Alternative Christmas Fair in December.
Volunteer opportunities exist in a wide range of roles from childcare and grocery shopping to administrative support. Licensed professionals are also needed to work as volunteers or interns.