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135 N. Mission RD. Los Angeles, CA 90033

© 2023 by Proyecto Pastoral

COVID-19 Solidarity Campaign


As a social justice, community building organization with services for the most vulnerable in our community, we feel a special responsibility. We are working night and day to ensure that Proyecto is responsive to those who may have nowhere else to turn in a time of crisis.

In responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, Proyecto Pastoral’s first priority is the health and well-being not just of our participants, but also of our staff and the community-at-large. Following is a list of ways people can support by donating needed supplies, or by making a donation to Proyecto Pastoral so we can continue to support the community during this unprecedented time.


Supplies Needed


  • Bulk: Beans, Rice, Pasta, Canned Goods for the Shelter

  • Canned goods, grains, pasta, fruits and vegetables, and pantry items for families

  • Catering of Meals for 70 shelter residents, nightly (*See the recommended list below of local Boyle Heights restaurants.) Thank you for supporting the shelter residents and our local economy during this difficult time for all of us!


Activities for children - many struggling with internet/tech access

  • Books for children of all ages

  • Activity workbooks like crossword puzzles, flashcards, coloring, or other for all ages 

  • Puzzles, Board Games

  • Art Supplies and activity kits for all ages


Basic / Medical necessities

  • Diapers, Hand towels, Tissue Paper, Toilet Paper, 

  • Unopened boxes of Plastic Gloves and Face Masks

  • Rubbing alcohol and bleach

  • WiFi hotspots for youth to gain online access for schoolwork


Medical / Wellness

  • Hand Sanitizer, Antibacterial Soap, Cleaning Wipes/Spray

  • Tylenol and Flu Medication

  • Emergen C


List of Local Boyle Heights Restaurants 

  • Casa Fina, 323-604-9592
    • 1842 E. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90033

  • Un Solo Sol, 323-269-8680

    •   1818 East 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033


We are asking all donations to be directed towards our director of development, Sophia Sleap, at ssleap@proyectopastoral.org or 323-881-1774.

Proyecto Pastoral 

30 Years of Community Building in Boyle Heights

Our Mission 

Proyecto Pastoral is an organization whose mission is to empower the community of Boyle Heights through grassroots projects in education, leadership, and service. 

Proyecto Pastoral was founded in 1986 by community residents in partnership with the California Province of Jesuits. Responding to critical needs in the community, the ‘founding women’ organized and created many of the initiatives we carry forth today. These include our IMPACTO youth programs, a childcare co-op that is now our Early Learning Centers, our leadership development and community organizing work, Comunidad en Movimiento/Community in Action, and the Guadalupe Homeless Project.


Together our founders built a vision for a better community, and worked together to support educational opportunities, economic opportunities and safety and well-being. As we reflect on 30 years of ‘working with our hearts for social change’, we carry forward this continued vision for a more just, empowered, healthy and safe community in which children and families can thrive.

Developing and supporting leaders within the community, and continuing to partner with the community in carrying forth their vision will guide our mission in the years to come.


News and Events 

Learn what is happening at Proyecto Pastoral 

GHP Homeless Shelters Expand

Service to 24Hr  

GHP has expanded its services in response to Covid-19. While our other programming has been reduced to protect our community, the Guadalupe Homeless Project shelter has adjusted to meet shelter residents’ needs. GHP will now serve three meals a day for its residents and has increased its social-emotional support for participants. Due to social distancing rules and for the safety of residents, staff, and volunteers, volunteers are no longer allowed to join us and cook for our GHP residents. We rely on these volunteers to help us feed our shelter residents and, without their support, is in high need of donations. If you would like to cater a meal for the 70 GHP residents, Proyecto has partnered with local Boyle Heights Restaurants that have offered a community discount when you mention the Proyecto Pastoral and the Guadalupe Homeless Project. 

List of Local Boyle Heights Restaurants


  • Un Solo Sol, 323-269-8680

1818 East 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033


  • Casa Fina, 323-604-9592

1842 E. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90033


Boyle Heights, CA – (March 23, 2020) Help the Homeless with a BUY ONE, GIVE ONE, Food Program.  Emmanuel Deleage, Co-Owner of Casa Fina Restaurant & Cantina, 1842 E. First Street, Boyle Heights, CA  90033, announced today, “Casa Fina Restaurant & Cantina will partner with Proyecto Pastoral at Dolores Mission in Boyle Heights, CA to donate meals to their Guadalupe Homeless Project Shelter for men and women with a BUY ONE, GIVE ONE food program to help those in need during these tumultuous times we are living in now.  For every one order Casa Fina receives by telephone for pickup or delivery, Casa Fina will donate one meal to our most vulnerable community members.  Up until the current health crisis, Novel Coronavirus COVID-19, the shelter has depended on volunteers who donate food supplies and help prepare and distribute meals two times a day.  With the current social gathering restrictions, this is no longer possible.  Casa Fina is doing its part to help fill this need.”    

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