Each day, domestic violence takes from its victims.  In many instance victims lose everything, including their homes. WomenShelter of Long Beach provides a safe place for survivors and their children while they overcome the trauma caused by domestic abuse and embark upon their journey of recovery.

To shelter, feed and counsel one domestic abuse victim costs $142 per day — or an average of $2,840 for their entire stay at the emergency shelter. WSLB also offers hundreds of survivors and their children services through the agency’s nonresidential programs offered through WSLB’s Domestic Violence Resource Center.

Monetary Donations

Every dollar of your tax-deductible gift goes to serve domestic violence victims and their children. Your contribution will provide operating expenses to help get survivors to safety and once safe, provide them with comprehensive programs and services.

Your donations make a difference!

Click the Donate Button Below to Begin.

Online donations are accepted through PayPal.

If you would like to send a check or would prefer not to use Paypal please use our Check and Credit Card donation form*: Available here.

*We gladly accept either Mastercard or Visa credit card donation payments made outside of Paypal.

One-time Donation

Simply click the donate button above and complete the short, online form to make a one-time donation to support our victims and their children.

We would love to thank you for your support, so please mark the box regarding sharing your name and email with WSLB.

Sustaining Contributor/Monthly Supporter

If you would like to become a monthly supporter, please mark the box labeled “Make this a monthly donation” under your donation amount.

Note: A PayPal account is required to manage your recurring donations.


Legacy Gifts/Bequests

Legacy gifts and bequests demonstrate your commitment to WomenShelter of Long Beach and our mission to eliminate domestic violence.  We are ready to meet with any donors who are considering leaving such a gift in their will, trust, or by beneficiary designation.  Please contact WSLB Executive Director, Mary Ellen Mitchell, to schedule a meeting and learn more about WomenShelter and how your gift benefits our families and their children.

Mary Ellen Mitchell:; 562-437-7233, ext. 24.

WomenShelter of Long Beach is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization • Federal Tax ID #95-1644058

View our current agency Wish List here.

In-Kind Donations

To schedule a donation drop-off of new supplies please contact Jessica Hernandez at, or 562-437-7233

We thank you so much for your support and look forward to connecting with you in the future.

Holiday Giving and Drives

Our Emergency Shelter and Nonresidential program provides services to over 120 families each day.  These families celebrate many holidays, year round at WomenShelter.

If you are interested in holding a drive please contact WSLB Executive Director, Mary Ellen Mitchell at

If you are interested in providing special holiday donations or sponsoring a family this holiday season, please contact Nina Taweepong at

Gift Certificates

As always, gift certificates/gift cards from drug stores, department stores, clothing stores, shoe stores, (i.e., TARGET, WALMART, RITE AID etc.) are always appreciated as they help us to cover necessities for clients, especially if there is a need for an unusual size or an unanticipated need.