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WHAT IS THE SCIC?

The SCIC is the oldest and largest interfaith council in Southern California. In 1953 the council was first established as an ecumenical council – meaning that it was an organization comprised of only churches representing the various denominations of the Christian faith. But in 2004, with a historical vote made by the community, the council changed from ecumenical one to an interfaith council. The SCIC now has an association of more than 140 faith communities and organizations, encompassing over 35 cities and serving approximately 1.8 million people.

We continue, today, to pride ourselves in creating communities of compassion among people of different faith and cultures. Continue Reading

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South Coast Interfaith Council

759 Linden Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90813
Phone: (562) 983-1665

Email: info@scinterfaith.org
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm

Centro Shalom

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Contact
Amelia Nieto, Director
2131 Long Beach Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90806
Phone: (562) 591-2214
Fax: (562) 591-8554

Visit the Centro Shalom website at www.centroshalom.org.

Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Centro Shalom provides support services for new immigrants with specific focus on ministry to Latino/a homeless and immigrant individuals.

Since 1977 Centro Shalom has worked to relieve the plight of low-income families and individuals in the greater Long Beach Area, many of whom who had recently arrived as Spanish speaking immigrants. Today, Centro serves a completely multicultural and multi-ethnic community by providing direct services such as food and clothing distribution. Each day Centro feeds more than 165 people and distributes over 200 pieces of clothing.

Moreover, advocacy and paralegal assistance is offered to the greater public through Centro. Centro assists over 200 clients each month in dealings with public agencies, with domestic and support issues in addition to helping handle over 100 cases on a monthly basis.

Aside from these services, Centro also provide an innovative support service to Latina women through enrollment in the Women’s Self-Esteem Classes.

For more information, please e-mail: centroshalom1@aol.com.