GENERAL COUNSELING

Life may get complicated when you’re facing emotional, relational, or spiritual challenges. Through pastoral counseling you don’t have to go through a struggle alone. We provide hope and counsel to individuals and couples in need of healing. Our intention is to extend God’s spirit of grace and love to your life.
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PRE-MARTIAL & MARRIAGE COUNSELING

Marriage is a beautiful, lifelong commitment. In preparation for marriage OCF offers personal sessions with a pastor-elder and his wife prior to tying the knot. Together with your partner you’ll discuss important topics that will ultimately strengthen your bond with each other and Christ. We also facilitate important discussions within married couples. Our counselors offer an unbiased perspective that brings Christ to the center of the relationship.
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WISDOM COUNCIL

This is a group of 5-6 mature OCF members who gather together for a meeting to offer input and insight about a decision in an individual’s life. This council typically discusses each decision once, so it’s not designed to address long-term emotional or relational needs.
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Helpful Resources

Please note that not every group listed is currently meeting so be sure to follow up with each contact/church for their most up-to-date meeting information.

CDC Resources for Home

Plan, prepare, and respond to COVID-19.

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Free Meals at Grab & Go Centers

In partnership with the Red Cross, many school districts will continue to provide nutritious meals to all students who need them during the temporary closure of schools. Grab & Go Food Centers will be open beginning Wednesday, March 18, and will be staffed weekdays from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Each child can take home two nutritious meals. To find the closest Grab & Go Food Center, visit the different links below.

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Torrance School District: The district will provide breakfast and lunch for students on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The meals will be available for pick-up at the following locations:

• Torrance Elementary School, 2125 Lincoln Ave
• Carr Elementary School, 3404 168th Street
• Edison Elementary School, 3800 W 182nd Street
• J.H. Hull Middle School, 2080 231st Street
• Magruder Middle School, 4100 185th Street
• Sherry High School (breakfast only), 2600 Vine Avenue

LAUSD School Resource Centers

While LAUSD school facilities will be closed, plans are in place for students to continue to learn during this time, and LAUSD will open 40 family resource centers to provide care for children if families need it.

The Family Resource Centers will be staffed weekdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. with trained professionals. Children will be able to have a warm meal, engage with their peers and pursue their different studies. And they’ll be safe.

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TORRANCE RESIDENTS: Groceries Delivered by the City

Available to Torrance Residents including: seniors (60 years of age and older), those with disabilities, and with underlying health conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Torrance Cares 2-Go Care Package provides pre-selected essential grocery and sanitary items that are sourced from an area grocer.
**Due to overwhelming interest, orders may take up to 5-6 business days to fulfill.

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Celebrate Recovery
An on-going Christ-centered recovery program.
  • Baycities Community Church (Torrance) – (4915 Emerald Ave., Torrance) – Fridays at 6:45pm – Contact Kenny Taylor at (310) 251-2737
  • Bel Air Presbyterian (16221 Mulholland Dr., Los Angeles) – Saturdays at 11am – Contact (818) 788-4200
  • Hawthorne Foursquare Church (4503 Broadway, Hawthorne) – Thursdays at 7pm – Contact Frank Lares
  • Hilltop Community Church of Christ (717 E. Grand Ave., El Segundo) – Thursdays at 7pm – Contact Monica Moreland at (310) 590-6685
  • Journey South Bay Church (2761 W. 190th St., Redondo Beach) – Contact David Sudduth at (310) 947-2938
  • Newsong LA Church (5875 Green Valley Circle, Culver City) – Tuesdays at 7pm – Contact Lael Williams at (747) 234-6645
  • Pacific Crossroads Church (6330 San Vicente Blvd. #102, Los Angeles) – Tuesdays at 6:45pm – Contact Thom Deem at (310) 456-4932
  • Rolling Hills Covenant Church ( 2221 Palos Verdes Drive N, Rolling Hills Estates) – Fridays at 6:45pm – Contact Nate Aanderud at (310) 521-2565
  • The Dream Center/Angelus Temple (1100 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles) – Wednesdays at 6pm – Contact Chase Garcia at (714) 605-2726
  • Westside Vineyard (LA/Santa Monica) – Mondays at 7pm – Contact Devin Williams
Divorce Care
A 13-week support group for those who have gone through or are going through a divorce.
  • Bread of Life Church (2780 Lomita Blvd., Torrance) – Saturdays at 10am – Contact Cindy Kwok
  • South Bay Community Church (2549 W. 190th St., Torrance) – Sundays at 1pm – Contact Karen Ly at (310) 532-4673
Grief Care
A 14-week support group for those who’ve lost a loved one.
  • Bread of Life Church (2780 Lomita Blvd., Torrance) – Saturdays at 10am – Contact Cindy Kwok
  • Hope Chapel del Rey (7299 W. Manchester Ave., Westchester) – Tuesdays at 1:30pm – Contact Pastor Mark Koukl at (310) 337-7510
  • Rolling Hills Covenant Church (2222 Palos Verdes Drive N., Rolling Hills Estates) – Sundays at 9:30am – Contact Carolyn Kelford at (310) 619-7233
Living Grace Group
A 12-week support group for family members of those suffering from mental health difficulties or disorders.
Harbor Rock Recovery
A non-profit organization serving the community with Recovery Resources that include assessment, referrals, biblical coaching and counseling, intervention services and Christian sober living environments. Contact Pastor Dan Bradford (310.699.4987/ dan@kingsharbor.org)
Love In the Name of Christ (Love INC)

A non-profit that provides hundreds of different types of services. Not only are physical needs met, but emotional and spiritual needs are met as well. For help, please call the Love INC office at (310.831.7038).

Family Promise of the South Bay

A community-based approach, engaging both the local community, as well as houses of faith in the effort to combat family homelessness. Guests in this program receive a full complement of resources, support, and services as they work toward their own stability and self-reliance. For help, please contact the Family Promise office at (310) 782-8196.

Here is a listing of community information and referral services at low or no cost. Resources include counseling, shelters, classes, support groups, meals and more. Click Here to Download.
CIFT South Bay

Phone: (714) 558-9266

Journeys Counseling Ministry

Phone: (714.957.1973)
Email: cioimo@journeyscounseling.com

New Life Counseling

Phone: (800) 639-5433

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