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About National Headquarters

National Headquarters Office

Tzu Chi USA’s California location was first established in 1985. By 2001 it became the National Headquarters, located in the San Gabriel Valley in San Dimas, Calif. Our main services here include dental/medical outreach, happy campus school programs, mobile food pantry and wildfire disaster relief.

Service Areas:
Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, California, Nevada

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The campus location of Tzu Chi USA’s National Headquarters in San Dimas, Calif., mirrors that of our Foundation’s global headquarters in Hualien, Taiwan, as they are both situated beside a mountain. Since mountains symbolize strength and unwavering stability, so do our core beliefs that we are guided by immovable determination to serve those in need.

Although we first brought Tzu Chi to California in 1985, it was not until 1989 that the state officially recognized us. We were established as a branch that year in Alhambra. Then in 2001, the Tzu Chi branch of the United States was upgraded to Headquarters. By 2004, we moved to our beautiful campus in San Dimas and serve as the home of all members in the U.S.

Our headquarters leads our eight other U.S. branches that includes 65 offices throughout the country. It is here where we do all the work to coordinate national and international affairs concerning disaster relief and how to designate resources. Headquarters also holds the national foundation for medical and educational care.

Since California is home to some very wealthy people while the level of poverty has risen dramatically, the divide is great. The number of homeless people in the state is staggering and has reached a crisis so our relief work is needed and having our headquarters here makes much sense.

Dental/Medical Outreach

We provide free medical, dental and vision care to those who cannot afford the services, and it’s all thanks to our professional volunteers from our Tzu Chi International Medical Association (TIMA). We started the services in 1994 to serve low-income people and those affected by disasters in Southern California and have grown to Central and Northern California.

Happy Campus Programs

Because a foundation of love and morals begins at a young age, we believe in teaching the children early. Through our school programs we offer character education, which works hand in hand with academic instruction to prepare all children for a bright yet compassionate future. In English and Mandarin Chinese, we teach principles of gratitude, respect and love. We also provide school supplies, weekend food backpacks and after-school tutoring to underprivileged children.

Mobile Food Pantry

Because there are people who go without food, whether they are hungry, homeless or in poverty, our mobile food pantry helps to feed individuals and families who would otherwise go without something to eat. Care recipients receive healthy and fresh foods including vegetables, rice, yogurt and grains. We also are able to distribute hot meal service to the homeless, hospitalized children, seniors and parolees.

Wildfire Disaster Relief

From mudslides to wildfires in California, we offer aid and relief following disasters helping individuals whose lives have been turned upside down.

Over the years, California has endured many wildfires and countless residents have been displaced after losing everything. From the 2016 Border Fie near San Diego to the Erskine Fine, we offered relief as well as cash cards, but we also offered our love and compassion to those left nearly hopeless. During the recent Woolsey Fire devastation in Los Angeles County, our volunteers began street fundraising so that we could provide relief offerings including blankets, hot meals and cash cards in addition to helping bring together people to offer their love and kindness to those needing it most.


National Headquarters Region Office
1100 S Valley Center Ave
San Dimas, CA 91773
Tel   909-447-7799
Fax   909-447-7948

【 CA 】
Torrance Service Center
1355 Broad Ave
Wilmington, CA 90744
Tel   310-684-4465
Fax   310-684-4460
Cerritos Service Center
14618 (& 14620) Carmenita Rd.
Norwalk, CA. 90650
Tel   562-926-6609
Fax   562-926-1603
Northridge Service Center
8963 Reseda Blvd.
Northridge, CA 91324
Tel   818-727-7689
Fax   818-727-9272
Orange County Service Center
22911 Mill Creek Dr
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Tel   949-916-4488
Fax   949-916-5933
San Diego Service Center
5754 Pacific Center Blvd.
Suite 202
San Diego, CA 92121
Tel   858-546-0578
Fax   858-546-0573
San Gabriel Valley Service Center
9620 Flair Dr
El Monte, CA 91731
Tel   626-448-1362
West Los Angeles Service Center
11701 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Tel   310-473-5188
Fax   310-477-9518

【 AZ 】
Phoenix Service Center
2145 W. Elliot Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85224
Tel   480-838-6556
Fax   480-777-7665

【 NV 】
Las Vegas Service Center
2590 Lindell Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89146
Tel   702-880-5552
Fax   702-880-5552

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