The Parish of Saint Matthew: The Episcopal Church of Pacific Palisades

Outreach Ministries

Saint Matthew’s Outreach Ministries support a wide range of projects, organizations and activities here in Los Angeles and in the wider world. Our parish’s members give generously of their time, talent and treasure to make a difference in the world in the Name of Christ. From providing a meal for the homeless in our own city, to raising money for malaria nets in Malawi, Africa, if you’re looking for a way to have an impact in the world, Saint Matthew’s Outreach Ministries has a place for you.

For more information or to volunteer your time and talents for Saint Matthew's Outreach Ministries, please email us now or call 310/454-1358.

The following are organizations supported by Saint Matthew’s Outreach:

Project AngelAngel Interfaith Network focuses on personalized, neighbor-to-neighbor assistance to meet urgent, post-discharge needs of patients from LA County+USC Medical Center.  The very basic needs of food and housing are often uncertain in Los Angeles if you are living below the poverty line. Angel Interfaith Network’s programs include housing, food, furnishings, service delivery coordination, home care supplies and transportation. 

Phone: 323-226-6923

Mailing Address:
Attn.: The Rev. Nancy C. Moore, Leadership Council Chair
1911 Zonal Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033
1100 North Mission
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Chrysalis has an effective and nationally-recognized program to help homeless people become job-ready and ultimately find and retain employment. Today, Chrysalis’ philosophy remains the same as when they started in 1984 - a steady job is the single most important step in a person’s transition to long-term self-sufficiency.

Phone: 310-392-4117

Attn.: Kristen Laskaris, Director of Institutional Giving
1853 Lincoln Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

The Clare Foundation treats substance abuse among the homeless and indigent men and women of Los Angeles County, offering services to those with no other hope or resource against addiction. Founded in 1970, Clare has treatment centers in Santa Monica, Venice and Los Angeles. For the past 18 years, Clare’s Women with Children Sober Living Program has been a lifeline to addicted single mothers with dependent children.

Phone: 310-314-6200

Attn.: Lisa Steele, Executive Director
Kristina Justiniano, Development Director  x3403
909 Pico Blvd. 
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Episcopal Urban Intern Program

Phone: 323-469-3993

Attn.: The Rev. Jaime Edwards-Acton
6128 Yucca Street
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Episcopal Relief and Development provides emergency assistance in times of disaster, rebuilds devastated communities and offers long-term program development solutions to fight poverty.

Phone: 213-330-5798

Attn.:Richard Hoff
840 Echo Park Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90026

GAIAGlobal Aids Interfaith Alliance (GAIA): The mission is to provide basic health services, targeting prevention, care and support in communities affected by HIV, AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.  GAIA focuses on three main principles: Empowering Communities, Raising the Status of Women, and Building Healthcare Capacity.

Phone: 415-461-7196

Attn: Todd Schafer, President and CEO
Mark Buchsieb, Director of Development ext. 11
2171 Francisco Boulevard East Suite I
San Rafael, CA 94901

Palisades Hunger WalkHollygrove Children's Home/Uplift Family Services is a child-centered, family-focused community organization serving abused and neglected children and those at risk of abuse. Based on a philosophy of character-building values, they help children and families to heal and develop emotionally, physically, intellectually and ethically. Their goal is for children to be part of safe, healthy and permanent families and to become contributing members of society.

Phone: 323-463-2119 (switchboard)

Attn.: Marlenia Myers
Kathleen Felesina, Director of Fund Development
815 North El Centro Avenue 
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Jubilee Consortium (and Episcopal Urban Intern Program) was founded in 2001 by five priests of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles who are dedicated to social justice and community building. Jubilee Consortium is designed to collectively promote and manage the outreach programs of inner city parishes of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. The Consortium members include Holy Faith Church in Inglewood, St. Stephen’s Church in Hollywood, St. John’s Cathedral in Los Angeles, All Saints Church in Highland Park, St. Luke’s Parish in Long Beach, Trinity Church in Los Angeles, St. James Church in Los Angeles, along with the Episcopal Urban Internship Program (housed at Holy Faith). A parish-based urban organization, defined by the hopes and needs of the youth and families it serves, the Consortium strives to create safe and healthy neighborhoods through enrichment and leadership opportunities.

Phone: 323-469-3993

Attn.: The Rev. Jaime Edwards-Acton, Executive Director
6128 Yucca Street                                                                              
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Neighborhood Youth Association (and Las Doradas Children's Center) was founded in 1906 by the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. NYA services at-risk youths and their families in the Westchester, Mar Vista and Venice/Oakwood communities with programs emphasizing prevention and early intervention.

Phone: 310-664-8893

Attn.: Mike Hernandez, Director of Development
1016 Pleasant View Avenue
Venice, CA 90291

The People Concern (formerly OPCC and Lamp Community) is a network of shelters and services for low-income and homeless youths, adults, families, battered women and their children and homeless mentally-ill women. For over 40 years, OPCC has been empowering people to rebuild their lives.

Phone: 310-264-6646

Attn.: John Maceri, Executive Director
1453 16th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404

OPCC Access Center:
503 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

OPCC Turning Point Transitional Housing:
1447 16th St.
Santa Monica, CA

OPCC Daybreak Day Center & Shelter
1751 Cloverfield Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Safe Haven
1751 Cloverfield Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

505 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90402

Lamp Community
526 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness

Attn.: Doug McCormick, President
Sharon Browning, Vice President
Barbara Overland, Fundraising
Post Office Box 331
Pacific Palisades , CA 90292

PRISM/Restorative Justice’s mission is to promote spiritual and emotional well-being among patients and inmates in County, State and Federal institutions through pastoral care, counseling, religious instruction and prayer.

Phone: 213-482-2040 x256

Attn.: The Rev. Brother Dennis Gibbs, Administrator
Sister Greta Ronningen
The Cathedral Center of St. Paul
840 Echo Park Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90026
PO Box 512164
Los Angeles, CA 90051-0164

Safe Place for Youth (S.P.Y.)  formerly HYPE Program of Common Ground
SPY’s mission is to find, stabilize and assist homeless youth under the age of 25 and improve their lives. The three core areas of service are street outreach, drop-in center (food and clothing), and case management services.

Phone: 310-753-3776

2469 Lincoln Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291

Alison Hurst, Executive Director

St. Joseph’s Center and Bread and Roses Cafe's’s mission is to provide working poor families, as well as homeless men, women and children of all ages, with the inner resources and tools to become productive, stable and self-supporting members of the community. Based in Venice, the center provides services such as a food pantry, a no-cost preschool, occupational training programs and counseling. Bread & Roses Café serves restaurant style meals Monday through Friday to 120 homeless clients per day.

Phone: 310-396-6468

204 Hampton Drive
Venice, CA 90291-8633

Saint Matthew’s Thrift Shop is located at 2812 Main Street in Santa Monica. Since 1957, Saint Matthew’s parishioners and friends donate clothing, household items and time to stock and run the shop which gives away all of its proceeds to support outreach organizations. The Thrift Shop also provides hospitality and friendship to it clients. New volunteers are always welcome for this special ministry. Visit the Thrift Shop on the Web at

Westside Food Bank is a community supported organization which collects donated supplies and salvageable food, as well as food purchased at wholesale, and then distributes this emergency food to hungry people through more than 70 social service agencies. More than 30 million pounds of food is distributed annually by this important organization.

Phone: 310-828-6016

Attn.: Bruce Rankin, Executive Director
1710 22nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404



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