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Community Impact

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The city of Laguna Beach established a temporary overnight shelter for homeless adults on Laguna Canyon Road called the Laguna Beach Alternative Sleeping Location.  Laguna Beach’s Friendship  Shelter, under contract with the City, operates the program every day from 5:00 PM-10:00 AM, providing a safe alternative for Laguna’s  chronically homeless. Every evening an organization, or church, will bring dinner to Laguna Beach’s Alternative Sleeping Location where about 70 people show up to eat and get a good night’s rest in a safe and warm environment. Our church dinner teams have provided meals every Wednesday for 12 years at the ASL.

Illumination Foundation was founded in late 2007 to effectively lower the barriers for Orange County’s homeless population to access existing resources and services. In July 2008 IF launched the “Pre-Transitional Housing and Wrap-Around Program”, a comprehensive program that houses and supports homeless families with children in motels in Orange County. Laguna Beach United Methodist Church is proud to have church members active with IF and participate in ongoing mission programs. 

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TheAge Well Senior Services Meals on Wheels “for-delivery” consist of hot, ready-to-eat meals, a cold meal to eat later in the day, and a breakfast meal for the following morning. Volunteers deliver meals Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM (weekend meals are also delivered on Friday).

Monday thru Friday between the hours of 11:15AM and 12:45PM Volunteers plate and serve already prepared hot or cold lunch-time meals at the Laguna Beach Susi Q Center. We also manage the kitchen preparation and clean up afterwards; all under the excellent guidance of two Age Well on-site employees.

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