About Us

FirstServe Community Services of the South Bay, Inc.

1725 Flower Avenue – Torrance, California 90503
An IRS 501 (c)(3) Tax Exempt Organization : Tax ID#: 32-0187458

FirstServe, a CA non-profit corporation, identifies and helps the lonely and vulnerable—particularly the elderly, the grieving, the developmentally disadvantaged and those not native to the USA.

FirstServe utilizes community resources and provides care through individual counseling, small group support, volunteer training, and opportunities for arts enrichment and cross-cultural understanding.

FirstServe contributes to the growth of the South Bay as a place of hospitality for all.

Programs of FirstServe:

First Friends: First Friends is a fellowship group for adults with special needs which gathers for social time, games, crafts, dinner and worship.
(Link to this Program)

Monday Night Meals: Monday Night Meals serves a growing number of adults and children each week. FirstServe  along with the cooperation of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Gardena serves meals for homeless and under-employed neighbors in the community.
(Link to this Program)

Elder Support: Ministry with the elderly is an important emphasis for both First Lutheran and FirstServe. FirstServe has expanded its cooperation with local services for the elderly, and its ability to guide individuals and families to agencies and sources of important information.
(Link to this Program)

Healing Our Grief – The Lazarus Circle: a support program for persons dealing with bereavement. This FirstServe program began its work in 2008. The Rev. Dr. Bill Hurst, Program Director, was trained in innovative grief support during his years in New York serving grieving people in the aftermath of the World Trade Center disaster.

(Link to this Program)

Dental Services: FirstServe Community Services of the South Bay is coordinating free basic dental services to those who cannot afford such services.  These services will be provided by an area dental office one Friday morning per month.  For further information and application, contact (310)320-3818.

For more information about the programs of FirstServe click here or contact:

Rev. Dr. William L. Hurst, Executive Director
1725 Flower AvenueTorrance, CA 90503
“Inspiring People, Changing Lives”
An IRS 501 (c)(3) Tax Exempt Organization : Tax ID#: 32-0187458