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From the Executive Director

Winter/Spring 2022

Dear Friends of FirstServe,

Welcome to our web presence, as we continue to offer hope, healing and support for our South Bay neighbors. Since its inception in 2005, FirstServe Community Services has reached out in love and care for people of every age and stage of life, offering a variety of local human service programs. Our watchword for all that we do is “inspiring people, transforming lives," and we welcome you to learn more about our various programs and initiatives to improve the lives of the many whom we serve each and every day.

 

Due to the current Omicron surge, we’re pausing a number of our on-campus gatherings on the First Lutheran Church and School campus in Torrance, which provides space for a number of our FirstServe programs and activities. In addition, we are offering a number of programs through online connections. Through it all, we’re taking special precautions for the safety of those in our care.

 

I’m blessed to report that our programs for elders, underserved neighbors, counselees, children and youth have been offered safely and responsibly during the pandemic period, and we are grateful to the many who have helped us continue our human service mission during this challenging time. We continue to be committed to ensuring the health and safety of all FirstServe program participants. Please stay tuned for more information on the resumption of on-campus programs and activities as we move through Winter and into what we hope will be a healthier Spring Season.

 

FirstServe relies on the generous partnership of allies and underwriters, and we are grateful to all who continue to remember us through gifts of support. Your sustaining partnership allows us to continue our mission of serving today, and as we expand our programs in the future.

 

Please accept my thanks for many ways you join us to inspire people and transform lives through the work of our organization. We are blessed to have you as partners!

 

With You in Hope and Service,

 

The Rev. Dr. William L. Hurst
Executive Director

Our Mission

The mission of FirstServe is to provide programs promoting education, wellness and dignity for people of all ages.

Our Vision

Inspiring people, transforming lives.

Our Values

Dignity, Wellness, Compassion, Transformation, Collaboration

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