Community Resources to Assist the South L.A. Community

Free Eyeglasses for Children in Grades K-12 Who Qualify

Vision To Learn brings vision services to students at school using mobile clinic vans.  An estimated 60,000 kids in L.A. Unified School District go to school every day without the glasses they need to see the board, read a book or participate in the classroom.  Please contact the organization directly for more information (they also provide eyeglasses to students in Compton,  Long Beach, and Inglewood):

Vision To Learn 

11611 San Vicente Boulevard, Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA 90049 

+1 (800) 485-9196 


Free Business Attire for Low-Income Job Seekers

Clothes the Deal provides business attire to low-income individuals, allowing job seekers to interview with dignity and confidence during their pursuit of securing gainful employment.  Please contact Clothes the Deal directly to obtain more information (or to donate business attire that you no longer use):

Clothes The Deal 

9525 Imperial Highway
Downey, CA 90242 

+1 (562) 922-8635 


Housing & Reentry Services for Women Post-Incarceration

A New Way of Life Reentry Project provides housing, case management, pro bono legal services, advocacy, and leadership development for women rebuilding their lives after prison. Over 1,000 women and children have found safety and support in reentry homes through this organization. Please contact the organization directly for more information:

A New Way of Life Reentry Project

P.O. Box 875288
Los Angeles, CA 90087

+1 (323) 563-3575


Free Food For Those Who Need It (Los Angeles Regional Food Bank)

If you or someone you know faces difficulties putting food on the table, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is an organization that can help. Please contact the organization directly for more information: 

Los Angeles Regional Bank

1734 East 41st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90058
+1 (323) 234-3030

Low-Cost/No-Cost Solar Panels for Homeowners in South L.A. Who Qualify

GRID Alternatives provides no- to very-low-cost solar power for low-income families in South Los Angeles and Compton, while providing hands-on installation experience for job seekers and community volunteers. They also offer technical assistance and turnkey installation services to multifamily affordable housing developers.  Please contact the organization directly for more information:

GRID Alternatives - Los Angeles

1338 South Flower Street

Los Angeles, CA 90015

+1 (310)  735-9762 


Church Services to Attend in the South L.A. Community

You may contact the following faith-based organizations directly for more information: 

City of Refuge

14527 South San Pedro Street

Gardena, CA  90248 

+1 (310) 516-1433  


West Angeles COGIC

3045 Crenshaw Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90016 

+1 (323) 733-8300 


First AME Church of Los Angeles (FAME)
2270 South Harvard Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90018 

+1 (323) 735-1251 


(There is also a free legal clinic available at FAME designed to provide help to residents concerning bankruptcy law matters, criminal expungements, landord-tenant disputes, dissolution proceedings, etc. Please contact FAME directly for more information: )