Long Beach Rescue Mission


What is it?

Long Beach Rescue Mission (LBRM) has served the disadvantaged and homeless of downtown Long Beach since 1972.  LBRM is composed of two facilities:  a men’s shelter, the “Samaritan House” and a women’s/children’s shelter, known as the “Lydia House”.  The ministry offers healing and hope by loving each individual and equipping them to be reconciled to God, self, family & society.

Carol Hogue

Cornerstone Lay Leader

Carol has a passion for serving the women at LBRM's Lydia House. Even when it’s hard to serve, she has continued to faithfully provide meals to these families and bring them joy on their journey of recovery. Carol says, “The frosting on the cake is that after dinner, we get to play together, have some fun and bless one another with friendship.”


Where is it?

LBRM is located at 1430 Pacific Avenue in Long Beach.


How can I get involved?


Cornerstone teams serve at both the Lydia House (for women and children) and the Samaritan House (for men) on a regular basis.  At the Lydia House, a team serves dinner twice a month and provides crafts and recreation for all attendees. Service at the Samaritan House takes place on the fourth Tuesday of the month and runs from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., with the option to stay for chapel.

Contact missions@cclb.org for information on our next serve opportunity.