Councilman Andrews Invites Residents to Today’s Welcome Ceremony of Newly Located Nonprofits

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Councilman Dee Andrews

Councilman Dee Andrews, along with the Long Beach Department of Health & Human Services invites residents to the Welcome Ceremony of the newly located nonprofits at Central Facilities Center, at 3:30 pm, Wednesday, March 21st, at the DHHS Central Facilities Center, located at 1133 Rhea Street, Long Beach.

Located in the Mid-Town area of Long Beach at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park, the Central Facilities Center opened in October 1974 to serve the community. The center contains three components: childcare services, provided by the City of Long Beach Unified School District; public health services, provided by the Department of Health and Human Services; and community service nonprofit agencies. With the assistance of Councilman Dee Andrews and the City of Long Beach Department Health and Human Services, five new agencies have joined the Center to complete the synergy of service to the community. “With the addition of these new nonprofit organizations, we are moving toward a complete service center that will improve our way of life and our neighborhoods”, said Councilman Dee Andrews.

A major purpose of the center is to provide community based services within close proximity, information and referral, outreach and public relations, as well as personnel to direct residents to specific agencies that can meet their needs.

The following programs and services will now be provided at the center:

  • Child Development Center (LBUSD)- Educational child-care services to children of low-income parents, between the ages of 2-5 years.
  • Helpline Youth Counseling, Inc.- Individual, group and family counseling to Long Beach at-risk youth ages 8-18. Parent Empowerment classes are also provided.
  • Women, Infants & Children (WIC)- Supplemental nutrition program that provides monthly food coupons, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to health care services.
  • Long Beach Sixth District City Council Community Office
  • New Generations- Leadership, mentoring and sports programming for youth.
  • United Cambodian Community (UCC)- Mentoring, tutoring, youth leadership classes, and translation services.
  • First 5 LA- Best Start program to improve health of children.
  • A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project- Program to support for women and girls to lead healthy lives.
  • St. Mary Medical Center (Families in Good Health/Educated Men with Meaningful Messages- EM3)- Southeast Asian male involvement program.
  • Community Action Partnership of Orange County Food Bank- U.S.D.A. Food Distribution 2nd Friday 9am-12pm
  • F.A.M.E. Taxi Voucher and Token Distribution- 2nd Tuesday at 2pm

For more information call the Office of Councilman Dee Andrews at (562) 570-6816 or log on to

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