How to Register for Project Shepherd Assistance


The holiday season can be tough for some Lakewood households, including those who have faced unemployment or underemployment for many months.

If you are a Lakewood resident facing tough economic times, your Lakewood neighbors want to help. The registration period to receive help from Project Shepherd runs from November 6 to November 19 at the Burns Community Center and Palms Park Community Center. Registered families will be notified in December of the time and place to pick up assistance. Visit for additional information.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Lakewood residents only.
  • Those who are low-income, unemployed or on public assistance.

To register, bring the following:

  • A current utility bill and a valid driver’s license or government award letter.
  • Those who are low-income, unemployed or on public assistance.

Registration hours at the Burns Community Center, 5510 Clark Ave., are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Closed Sunday. Registration will be in the recreation office on the 2nd Floor.

Registration hours at the Palms Park Community Center, 12305 E. 207th St., are Monday through Friday, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with extended hours on Tuesday until 8:00 p.m. Weekend hours are Saturday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more information, call the Burns Community Center at 562-925-7512 or Palms Park Community Center at 562-865-6414.

Project Shepherd would like to thank our sponsors EDCO, Lakewood Regional Medical Center, Macy’s, and Farmers and Merchants Bank for their generous support this holiday season!