Serving within the church community is a great way to live our your faith. Our church offers many different volunteer opportunities across all ages. We also have options for those willing to contribute their time to our partnerships outside of OCF.
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FAMILY PROMISE OF THE SOUTH BAY
Family Promise of the South Bay is a network of local churches working together to support homeless families as they seek employment and housing. OCF is part of this network there are various ways you can serve from providing meals to serving as an evening or overnight host at the respite center. For more information about this program, please contact Shannon Ferguson.
HAVEN ACADEMY OF THE ARTS
OCF’s relationship with Haven Academy of the Arts goes back many years. Haven Academy is a non-profit organization that seeks to develop character in future leaders through the performing arts and give them the tools, life skills, and sense of purpose they need to leave a legacy in our community. Haven Academy provides quality performing arts training for youth ages 3-21 with an emphasis on character development. For more information about Haven Academy, please visit their website or contact Rebekah Kellaway.
LOVE LIFE: HOUSE OF REFUGE
Love Life is uniting and mobilizing the Church to create a culture of love and life that will result in an end to abortion and the orphan crisis by coming alongside those who find themselves in unplanned pregnancies. In 2022, OCF became a House of Refuge in partnership with Love Life, which means we will do everything in our power to remove whatever obstacles stand in the way of a woman having her child. We are a church praying for those who find themselves pregnancy and considering abortion today. We’re here to mentor, throw baby showers, and connect the women and men who need help with resources inside and outside of our church. We also pray and provide resources outside our local abortion clinic. There are many ways you can be part of our House of Refuge team. Visit our House of Refuge page or contact Betty Freitag for more information.
PREGNANCY HELP CENTER
The Pregnancy Help Center in Torrance exists to provide a safe, confidential and caring environment for women facing challenges related to an unexpected or crisis pregnancy. The center offers women practical help through counseling and other services leading to an informed choice in hopes that they will make a viable decisions for themselves and their baby. The center is always looking for new volunteers to serve as lay counselors, RN’s and office help. If you would like more information about the center and how to get involved, please contact Chris LeBlanc.
S.A.Y. Yes! exists to walk with youth and their families from 1st grade through high school providing role models, love and nurture, school support, and encouragement to believe in who they are becoming. S.A.Y. Yes! provides a structured elementary and teen youth center every Tuesday through Thursday at 1st EV-Free Church of LA in Pico Union. It’s focused not just on providing a safe place for our kids after school, but rather in making a deep relational investment in their development as people. Getting involved as a volunteer is a great way to see first-hand what the S.A.Y. Yes! center is all about. For more information about S.A.Y. Yes! and becoming a volunteer, please contact Stan & Wanda Yetter.