Tzu Chi USA/ Western Region

Western Region

Apart from being National Headquarters in the U.S., we are also a spiritual home for everyone in the Tzu Chi world.

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In the heart of the San Gabriel Valley in California, is San Dimas, home to Tzu Chi USA’s National Headquarters and its Western Region Chapter. Our offices and facilities are located on a historic campus and grounds built by a renowned philanthropic family, who initially ran the Voorhis School for Boys here: The school provided housing and free education to orphaned and underprivileged boys, until it was closed and the campus was donated to California State Polytechnic University.

In taking over the property in May of 2004, we truly found a fitting location in that our humanitarian mission preserves the vision of the original owners, who wanted the site to go to an organization that would continue to use it for educational and charitable goals. Once our renovations were complete, the San Dimas community was overjoyed to see that the buildings were beautifully restored, with their architectural heritage intact. We moved in on October 2004, and since then, apart from being National Headquarters in the U.S., we are also a spiritual home for everyone in the Tzu Chi world.

The Charity, Education, and Humanistic Culture Departments are based in San Dimas, and Tzu Chi USA Journal is published here. With its extensive grounds and buildings, the campus holds large-scale events as well. We hosted Tzu Chi USA’s 25th Anniversary Annual Gathering in 2014, and the 2nd Tzu Chi USA English Spiritual Resource Retreat in 2015: We are starting a tradition of retreats where volunteers can come together to rejoice in the Tzu Chi spirit and share with their peers.

The Western Region Chapter is also very active here. California endures devastating and recurring wildfires, and our volunteers have been providing disaster relief on that front since 2003; offering cash to those who lost their homes, and loving support at a time of crisis. Our chapter also helps children from underprivileged families in the region. We run a Happy Campus program in several schools in Santa Ana, Orange County, and distribute food bags weekly: While hungry stomachs are filled, hopes and dreams for the future are replenished too. The Western Region is committed to saving the environment as well. We have a dynamic recycling program in place in the city of Cerritos, where we collect bottles and cans, recycle an average of 110,000 pounds of paper per year, and help support our charities with the money earned.

We at Tzu Chi USA’s National Headquarters and at the Western Region Chapter are a hub of activity aimed at serving others with loving care, and we are always ready to do more.

Offices in the Western Region (12)

  • National Headquarters (Western Region Office) (CA)
    1100 S. Valley Center Ave.
    San Dimas, CA 91773
    Tel: 909-447-7799
    Fax: 909-447-7948
  • Albuquerque Office (NM)
    839 Nakomis Dr. NE
    Albaquerque, NM 87123
    Tel: 505-332-0352
    Fax: 505-332-0473
  • Las Vegas Service Center (NV)
    2590 Lindell Rd.
    Las Vegas, NV 89146
    Tel: 702-880-5552
    Fax: 702-880-5552
  • Cerritos Service Center (CA)
    14618 (& 14620) Carmenita Rd.
    Norwalk, CA. 90650
    Tel: 562-926-6609
    Fax: 562-926-1603
  • Northridge Service Center (CA)
    8963 Reseda Blvd.
    Northridge, CA 91324
    Tel: 818-727-7689
    Fax: 818-727-9272
  • Orange County Service Center (CA)
    22911 Mill Creek Dr.
    Laguna Hills, CA 92653
    Tel: 949-916-4488
    Fax: 949-916-5933
  • Phoenix Service Center (AZ)
    2145 W. Elliot Rd.
    Chandler, AZ 85224
    Tel: 480-838-6556
    Fax: 480-777-7665
  • San Diego Service Center (CA)
    5754 Pacific Center Blvd. Suite 202
    San Diego, CA 92121
    Tel: 858-546-0578
    Fax: 858-546-0573
  • San Gabriel Valley Service Center (CA)
    9620 Flair Dr
    El Monte, CA 91731
    Tel: 626-448-1362
    Fax: 626-448-1325
  • Torrance Service Center (CA)
    1355 Broad Ave.
    Wilmington, CA 90744
    Tel: 310-684-4465
    Fax: 310-684-4460
  • West Los Angeles Service Center (CA)
    11701 Wilshire Blvd #7
    Los Angeles, CA 90025
    Tel: 310-473-5188
    Fax: 310-477-9518
  • Ecoverse / Jing Si Books & Café (CA)
    302-304 11th Ave.
    San Diego, CA 92101
    Tel: 619-756-6299
    Fax: 619-677-3294

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