East Rancho Dominguez Community Center and Park

15116 S. Atlantic Avenue
Compton, CA 90221
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 310-608-7401 | 323-513-8404
Fax: 310-763-1372
Center Director:  Verletta Rollins
Email: vrollins@css.lacounty.gov

East Rancho Dominguez Service Center is a multi-purpose facility designed to enhance the community with a range of educational, social and recreational activities. Center staff network with other County departments and non-profit agencies to provide comprehensive information and referrals and services which include but not limited to case management, utility assistance, outreach, computer access and food pantry.


The community center is available to continue the following services and programs that are currently at the community center:

  • Computer classes are held on Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Individuals learn basic and advanced computer programs at their own pace.  This class is offered by a bilingual (English and Spanish) teacher.

  • Seniors play Bingo on Mondays & Wednesdays from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

  • The Diabetes Prevention and Cooking Demonstration class is approved by the Health Department and Center for Disease Control to help make changes in seniors eating habits.  Classes meet every 3rd Thursday from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • Also known as the Pantry Program, provides food to low-income families, individuals and seniors. Eligibility is not required to access this program. The Center accepts food donations from individuals and organizations. The Pantry operates the second and fourth Friday of each month starting at 8:00 a.m. Emergency distribution is available during regular center hours.

  • The Exercise Club practices light to moderate exercise for anyone 18 years and over.  They meet every Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

  • The community center operates a food pantry and distributes food once a month.  Individuals in need can also obtain emergency food by showing up to the center or by being referred by 211.  The distribution is on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month at 8:00 a.m.  This program is available to seniors and the needy at large.

  • Every Monday, Wednesday, & Friday after 1:00 p.m. seniors play board games, cards, dominoes, chess, checkers and many others to enhance their strategies and techniques and keep their minds active.

  • The community center provides Information and Referral on available emergency services such as food, shelter, transportation, mental health services, and legal services and many others.

  • The program serves seniors, 60 years and older with a nutritious and balanced meal Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $2.25 per senior.

  • The Toy Loan Program is free for children to borrow toys from the community centers in the same manner in which they borrow books from the library.  The program helps the child develop a sense of responsibility by allowing the child to borrow a toy once a week, taking care of it and returning it.  After 20 returns, the child earns an honor award and receives a new toy.  This program is available from Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • The United Way Utility Assistance Program assists local residents who need support and assistance with their electric bill.

  • Available to customers of Edison and the Southern California Gas Company as funding permits. Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • Computers are available Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 8:00 a.m.p.m.-4:30 p.m. & Thursdays 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. for public use. The computers have internet access as well as Microsoft Office 2010.

  • The center offers coffee every morning from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Individuals are invited to come have a cup of coffee, watch the morning news and read the daily newspapers.

  • The Henry Herriford Senior Club is a social club for seniors.  The club meets every Friday at 10:00 a.m.

  • Provides nutrition classes and cooking demonstrations on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 11:00 a.m. (310) 603-7401.

  • Senior Congregate Meals Program, Seniors 60 years and older are welcome to participate in our congregate meals program. The Center offers a healthy and nutritious meal. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. (310) 603-7401.

  • A registered dietitian conducts nutrition classes once a month.  They provide nutrition screenings, counseling and tech older adults healthier eating habits.  Sessions are held on the 4th Thursday of every month at 10:00 a.m.  This program is available to seniors and the community at large.

  • The Champions of Caring Connection agency provides resources and referrals for basic needs.  Educational advocacy for homeless children/youth, school based services such as case management, counseling, and mentoring.  Monthly food distribution is held offsite.

  • East Rancho Dominguez Community (ERD) Block-Watch Organization is a community-based organization made up of residents and operating businesses in the East Rancho Dominguez and unincorporated communities of Los Angeles County.  They are committed to provide support for the community in all areas such as crime, public maintenance, public health and safety, community development, code violations and sharing information. Their goal is to build and maintain a beautiful community that is safe for the residents of ERD.  They would meet every 4th Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

  • The 5 Breads 2 Fish Organization partnered with the community center to feed the needy families in the community.  Food distribution is every Monday (except holidays) at 2:30 p.m. -4:30 p.m.  They provide fresh fruits, vegetables, bread, eggs and other organic grown foods.

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