Student and Family Resources
2-1-1 is a FREE 24-hour information and referral link linking to thousands of local health and human service programs in the Orange County area, including help in times of disaster to help those affected find recovery assistance. If you or someone you know needs help, dial 2-1-1 for confidential support in 150 languages
Children's Home Society of California
CHS is a nonprofit organization working to diligently to protect our community’s children and strengthen their families through diverse programs and services.
CalFresh offers benefits to qualifying families that can be used almost anywhere food is sold, such as supermarkets, convenience stores, pharmacies, stores like Target and Costco, some ethnic markets, and some farmer’s markets!
Second Harvest Food Bank
With the help of our supporters and volunteers, Second Harvest Food Bank works through a network of more than 300 partner agencies and programs to provide wholesome food and fresh produce to more than 400,000 hungry children, seniors and families in Orange County every month.
Orange Unified School District offers a wide range of supports and services to families and students in need. Please contact school administration, office staff, or McKinney-Vento Coordinator directly for additional information and eligibility. We believe that all children, when provided the necessary tools, can succeed.
- Nutrition Services
- School Supplies
- Referrals to community agencies and resources
- Assistance with medical and vision/dental applications
- Short term counseling support
- Coordinate community services and supports
For more information, contact: Kristine Nelson, McKinney-Vento and Homeless Liaison
OUSD District Office, Student & Community Services
1401 N. Handy Street, Orange, CA 92867
Phone: 714-628-5424 (main)
211 OC Housing Database
A list of Orange County shelters and other housing resources.
Orange County Family Solutions Collaborative
The Family Solutions Collaborative is a coalition of the leading family service nonprofits in Orange County and was formed to streamline the process for homeless families to be connected to the services they need.
Friendly Center remains the oldest non-profit in Orange County to stay true to its founding mission of improving the lives of the impoverished by helping them move toward self-sufficiency. More than 20 free programs and services are offered to low-income families through our locations in Orange County. The programs help support families in different situations to develop long-term solutions. Monday-Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm. Closed weekends and holidays.
El Modena Resource Center/CAP OC
We seek to end and prevent poverty by stabilizing, sustaining and empowering people with the resources they need when they need them. By forging strategic partnerships, we form a powerful force to improve our community.