Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach is continuing deployment of its Mobile Access Center (MAC) in select areas throughout June, conducting outreach in similar areas as the month of May so that Homeless Services Bureau staff can continue to conduct meaningful engagement and relationship building, an essential component in increasing access to resources and services. The June MAC schedule also includes new locations in the Belmont Shore and East Village areas.
This month, the MAC will be stationed at the following locations from 9 a.m. to noon:
- Mondays– Los Altos and Belmont Shore
- June 12: North Los Altos Shopping Center parking lot, northeast of Stearns Street and Bellflower Boulevard intersection, and will be focused on transition and establishing continued care with participants from that location.
- June 19: The MAC will not operate in observance of Juneteenth.
- June 26: 2nd Street and Bay Shore Avenue near Bay Shore Neighborhood Library (195 Bay Shore Ave.) in Belmont Shore.
- Tuesdays – Houghton Park (6301 Myrtle Ave.), Atlantic Avenue side of park.
- Wednesdays – Billie Jean King Main Library (200 W. Broadway), Pacific Avenue side of Library.
- Thursdays – Drake/Chavez Soccer Fields (903-999 Fairbanks Ave.). Van will be parked facing Los Angeles River near the parking lot located on De Forest Avenue just south of the soccer fields.
- Fridays – Alamitos Beach Parking Lot near the south end of the parking lot, parking lot of Shoreline Dr. and Beach Access Rd.
The MAC will also be available from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the locations listed below:
Mondays – Ximeno Avenue near Traffic Circle
- Note: The MAC will not operate on Monday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth.
- June 13 and 27: Ramona Park (3301 E. 65th St.)
- June 20: East Village (Near Linden Avenue and Broadway)
- Wednesdays – 6th Street and Long Beach Boulevard, on 6th Street between Long Beach Boulevard and Elm Avenue.
The City is actively finalizing logistics for the deployment of a second MAC vehicle, which is expected to begin service next month.
In May the City first launched the afternoon MAC hours to allow outreach staff to engage with more individuals and follow up with existing clients, which garnered approximately 52 afternoon visits from May 1 through May 30. In total, the MAC encountered and offered 284 people experiencing homelessness services in May, of which 164 interactions were made at the new locations.
To date, the MAC has 1,248 recorded engagements with people experiencing homelessness, and of those engagements, services have been provided to 685 people, including referral and transport to shelter, enrollment into the homeless services system, connections to community resources and basic services.
For more information on the City’s efforts to reduce homelessness in Long Beach, people may visit longbeach.gov/homelessness.
By City of Long Beach Joint Information Center