Housing & Homelessness

Our Place Housing Solutions’ vision is that every person has a home and is connected within a community. OPHS is the main homeless service provider for adults the cities of Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Compton, Downey, Lynwood, Norwalk, and Paramount.  We provide outreach, case management, and limited financial assistance to help end homelessness in our community.

 

Employment Creation

Good Soil Industries is a social enterprise (a non-profit business) with a mission to help our community's hard-to-hire men work their way out of poverty. We do this by providing 3-6 month transitional jobs for men with criminal records and other employment barriers through our landscape social enterprise business, in addition to workforce development services to neighbors throughout Bellflower.

 

Margaret's House

Margaret’s House is a beautiful 3-unit hospitality home that provides transitional housing and services for families with children in the Bellflower Unified School District. Traditionally, homeless shelters separate by age and gender; our unique model seeks to maintain the intact family unit and provide stability for the children by keeping them in their school and community. 

 

Bellflower Ministerial Association

The Bellflower Ministerial Association is a partnership between KCB and pastors from over 25 congregations in Bellflower. Pastors meet together monthly to pray, encourage one another, share information and resources for ministry, and coordinate community events and services for the glory of God. Meetings take place on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 10am.

 

Volunteer Mobilization

We mobilize over 400 volunteers each year through our various weekly programs and annual community events: Saturday Morning Homeless Breakfast & Showers, Homework Club, the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, National Day of Prayer, Community Christmas Store, and special events like the Downtown Art Walk and Citywide Ice Cream Social.