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211:  211 | | Get connected, get answers

Women Helping Women:  949-631-2333

Working Wardrobes:  714-210-2460 |  3030 Pullman St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Families Forward:  949-716-2731 | | Helping families help themselves

Help Me Grow:  866-476-025 |  |  Connecting families to developmental services  

Emergency Assistance/Basic Needs

Assistance League
Assistance  League is a national nonprofit organization that puts caring and  commitment into action through community-based philanthropic projects.

Catholic Charities Outreach Family Center
Provides  emergency assistance for crisis intervention including food, clothing,  shelter, and financial assistance to individuals and families at risk of  homelessness. Faith-based organization.

  • 1820 E 16th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701
  • (714) 347-9600

Family Support Network, Emergency Needs Fund
This program provides items that a family cannot afford but are needed to keep their special needs child safely at home.

  • 1015 S Placentia Ave, Fullerton, CA 92831
  • (714) 447-3301

Share Ourselves (SOS)
SOS  provides services to Orange County's most impoverished families  including the homeless. Visit the website for contact information on  several centers throughout Orange County.

Working Wardrobes
Working  Wardrobes® serves CalWORKs recipients, clients of social service  agencies, and adults in 55 shelters/programs in Orange County including  residents of safe shelters, emancipated and at risk youth and chemical  dependency centers in Orange County.

  • 1851 Kettering Street, Irvine CA CA 92614
  • (714) 210-2460

Housing Shelter Resources

American Family Housing

Transitional  Housing Program. Shelter for the Homeless offers transitional and  affordable housing for singles, singles with children, families, and  emancipated youth between the ages of 18-21. Must be working. Does not  accept mentally ill.

  • 15161 Jackson St, Midway City, CA 92655
  • 714-897-3221

Friendship Shelter

Transitional  housing for single men & women plus limited emergency facilities  for those needing immediate response. No children, no couples.

  • 1335 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • 949-494-6928

H. I. S. House

Transitional living center for the homeless.

  • 134 Bradford Ave. Placentia, CA 92870
  • 714-993-5774

Laura's House Emergency Shelter

Provides housing up to 45 days with a comprehensive therapeutic program for women and children.

  • 999 Corporate Drive, Ste 225, Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
  • 949-498-1511

Mercy House

Serves  single males, females, and families in need of transitional housing.  They also provide a variety of services to the downtown Santa Ana  homeless population.

  • 1505 17th St, Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • 714-836-7188

O. C. Rescue Mission

Serves the homeless and needy in Orange County with shelter, food and clothing. Faith-based organization.

  • 1 Hope Dr, Tustin, CA 92782
  • 714-247-4300

Salvation Army

Call the Salvation Army for information on all their programs & services in Orange County.

  • 714-832-7100

Serving People in Need (SPIN)

Serves the homeless population.

  • 151 Kalmus Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • 714-751-1101


Orange County Housing & Community Services
Offers  affordable housing opportunities for renters and homeowners; community  revitalization for homeowners and unincorporated communities; and  community services for special needs populations such as older adults,  veterans, victims of domestic violence or hate crimes, the unemployed,  and the homeless.

Affordable Housing List (O.C.)

Domestic Abuse Help Services and Shelters

Human Options:   877-854-3594

Interval House:   562-594-4555, 714-891-8121, 800-978-3600

Laura’s House:  949-498-1511

Women Transitional Living:  714-992-1931

Domestic Abuse Hotlines

Human Options:   877-854-3594

Interval House:   562-594-4555, 714-891-8121, 800-978-3600

Laura’s House:  949-498-1511

Women Transitional Living:  714-992-1931

Remember... there is an army of angels wanting to help you..

Sexual Assault Hotlines

North Orange County:    714-957-2737

South Orange County:    949-831-9110 

Legal Services

California Courts Self-help Center

 Information on restraining orders and other legal aspects of Domestic  Abuse. Community Services ProgramVolunteer attorneys are available in  the Program Center and assist victims with legal issues.

O. C. District Attorney Office

Housing Shelter Resources

2-1-1 Orange County

Cameron Sehat Law Firm: Civil Rights and Social Justice Experts



Orange County One-Stop Center, Irvine

Provides  employment and training services for people of all ages, such as a  resume distribution program, networking opportuinies, labor market  information, job search workshops, on-site interviews, resources, etc. 

  • 125 Technology Drive West, Suite 200, Irvine, CA 92618
  • 949-341-8000

Food Pantries

Crossline Church

Saddleback Church

Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, Inc.

  • 8014 Marine Way, Irvine, CA 92618
  • 949-653-2900

Orange County Food Bank

  • 11870 Monarch St, Garden Grove, CA 92841
  • 714-897-6670

Day Care

Boys & Girls Club/America

Click  on the link to locate your nearest Club for membership or volunteer  opportunities by entering your zip code. Or call 1-800-854-CLUB to find  the closest Boys & Girls Club.

County of Orange Child Care Services

Child care resources and referral program serving all of Orange County.

Head Start Program Orange County

YMCA Child Care Program

Each  YMCA Child Care Program Center is a licensed program and operates in  accordance with Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing,  Title 22.

Related Websites

Children's Home Society of CA

An  expert resource for child care providers, other social service  agencies, and government agencies at the local, state, and national  level.

The Community Care Licensing Division of the California Department of Social Services

Oversees the licensing of all child care facilities in California.

Orange County Child Care Council

Their  mission is to mobilize public and private resources and foster  partnerships to address the child care and development needs of Orange  County children, families and providers.

Substance Abuse

12 Step

Al-Anon / Al-Ateen, Orange County

Orange County Alcoholics Anonymous

Orange County area Narcotics Anonymous

Assistance  with finding a drug rehabilitation program for a specific alcohol or  drug addiction problem. Services are provided at no cost.

  • 866-845-8975

If you are ready to get sober, there is much help

State of California Alcohol & Drug Programs

Addiction treatment information and support for California.

U. S. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Orange County Health Care Agency/Probation

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services

Provides  a range of outpatient and residential treatment programs designed to  reduce or eliminate the abuse of alcohol and other drugs within the  community. Lists of outpatient clinics and specialized services.

Orange County Probation Department, Youth Guidance Center

Rehabilitation programs for Orange County minors ranging from 11-18 years of age.

  • 714-836-2700

Sober Living Homes

The Sober Living Network

Directory of sober living homes in the Orange County area.

Substance Abuse Treatment Centers

Fee for Service & non-profit

Chapman House

Serves Orange County residents at a fee for service. Adult & adolescent programs. Call for more information.

  • 800-451-1947

Cornerstone of Southern California

The agency offers an array of treatment programs. Call for more details and for fee information.

  • 800-385-9889

Expedition House Treatment Center

Serves Orange County adults. Fee for service.

  • 866-520-0246

The Hope Institute

Serves Orange County youth 13-18. Sliding scale fee.

  • 714-432-0020


Outpatient counseling services for Orange County women only. Sliding scale fee.

  • 714-547-6494

Matrix Institute on Addictions

Adult & adolescent outpatient drug/alcohol treatment services. Call for fee information.

  • 949-631-1510

New Directions for Women

Residential treatment facility for women, women with children, and pregnant women. Fee for service.

  • 800-939-6636

Oasis Treatment Center 

Residential rehabilitation program for adults. Fee for service. Serves Orange County. Faith-based.

  • 800-550-0467

Pacific Hills Treatment Center

Serves adults struggling with dual diagnosis issues and multiple relapses. Faith based. Fee for service.

  • 866-638-1780

Perinatal (O. C. Health Care Agency)

Locations of clinics and contact information.

Phoenix House Santa Ana

Residential substance abuse treatment programs for adolescents and adults. Fees are based on a sliding scale.

  • 714-953-9373

Seacliff Recovery Center

Residential chemical dependency treatment and extended care. Call for fee information.

  • 800-581-7274.

Sober Living by the Sea

Alcohol and drug treatment. Fee for service.

  • 800-647-0042

Teen Challenge

Serves youth. Faith-based. No-cost. Call for more information.

  • 714-835-8822

Twin Town Treatment Center, Orange

Drug treatment center providing outpatient treatment for chemical dependency. Call for more information.

  • 714-532-9295


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