Faith in Action
Californian Lutheran Homes (CLH) is an independent, not-for-profit social ministry organization. Our Lutheran roots go back to 1947, and our mission is to put faith into action by providing a wide array of services to people in need.
And while what we do is certainly important, it’s how we’re able to accomplish it that really inspires. Thanks to people donating time and financial resources through our Foundation, we’re able to expand our support to the following programs.
Through our work with CARING Housing Ministries, CLH sponsors affordable housing to low-income families with children, people with developmental disabilities, and those with chronic mental illness, and mobility and hearing impairments.
Our auxiliary provides opportunities for our constituents to experience the rewards of volunteerism by running a resident store, planning events, comforting residents in our care centers, or applying their time and talents to needs in the greater community.
For the residents of our foundation-sponsored retirement communities of Walnut Village in Anaheim, and Carlsbad By The Sea in Carlsbad, our Foundation makes life-enhancing benefits and services possible—like assisting those facing financial hardship so they can continue to enjoy the security and comfort of their home in our retirement communities. Or helping employees through scholarships so they can complete their education and realize their dreams.
Our Foundation also encourages the creation and sharing of art to strengthen community through Front Porch Gallery, and helps research and develop solutions to meet older adults’ needs through the Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing.
With a variety of social ministries, we’re sure we can assist you in matching your dreams for philanthropy, whether it’s leaving a lasting legacy in the community in which you live, or being a true hero to disenfranchised or disabled individuals who might need a home.
Your faith in action—whether directed to a specific program or the area of greatest need—has the power to comfort and make a real difference in someone’s life. We are grateful for your gift of time, talent, and we treasure however you may choose to give.
You can make a difference to an entire community by helping finance an affordable housing project, renovate a chapel, remodel a dining room, fund chaplain services, or purchase a bus, piano, or exercise equipment at a retirement community. Or you can touch the life of a single individual. Here’s a story about Betsy, one of our residents.
“As of now, I have ‘new ears’ to hear with! Thanks to a grant from CLH Foundation, I will hopefully be able to join in a conversation without first asking, ‘What did you say?’ My heartfelt thank you for the assistance that made this possible.”