Community Awareness

In our continued effort to identify services, collaborative efforts, and other opportunities that can benefit your organization and our community, we’ve compiled the following information from our partners. 

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Community Awareness

Special Announcements 

Offices for Lease on Historic Church Property: Three offices of 151 to 189 sq. ft. are available for immediate occupancy at 202 Avenida Aragon in San Clemente. Click here for more information regarding this special opportunity to lease office space in the heart of San Clemente on historic church property.

2015 211OC Helpline Trends Report: The 2015 Trends Report was commissioned by the Children's and Families Commission of Orange County and produced using 2-1-1 Orange County helpline data. This is the 2nd annual report and includes statistics from October 2012 through June 2015, Click here for more information. 

211OC's Free Public Resource Database Training: Interested in learning how to search for resources in 211OC’s Public Resource Database? Join 211OC the last Friday of every month from 9-10:30am for a free, interactive training on how to get connected to Orange County’s health and human services programs. Click here for more information or email Cassie Owens at

Funding Opportunities 

2016 Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Permanent Housing (PH) Projects: 2-1-1 Orange County is pleased to announce the release of the 2016 Orange County Continuum of Care Request for Qualifications for Permanent Housing Projects. To obtain a copy of the RFQ, please visit: Please see the RFP for additional details. Any questions regarding the RFQ should be directed to Zulima Pelayo via email to

County of Orange Announcement Regarding State ESG Allocation and RFP Bid # 012-162221: This notice is to inform interested parties that the County of Orange intends to release a Request for Proposals for State Emergency Solutions Grant funding. Release date is tentatively targeted for mid to late July. For those interested in applying, the RFP will only be available through BIDSYNC at, Bid # 012-162221.  For BidSync assistance, please contact BidSync Vendor Support Team at 1-800-990-9339 Option 1.


Anaheim Public Library's Haskett and Ponderosa August Events: Anaheim public library has events for residents of all ages. All events are free of charge. Click here for Haskett's August Events and click here for Ponderosa'a August Events. 

Posted 7/25/2016

Orange County Children's Therapeutic Arts Center's Youth Employment Program: We assist youth ages 16 – 24 with private tutoring sessions, school assistance, employment assistance and provide paid work experience. Additional details of the services and work experience that we can provide the youth enrolled in the program are available here. We also provide additional services to youth with an IEP, High School Drops Outs, Homeless Youth, Youth on Probation and Current/Emancipated Foster youth. Click here for more information. 

Posted 7/12/2016

PEP Classes Offered by Human Options in Spanish for July and August: The P.E.P. program is an effort to educate and provide support to victims of domestic violence with the overall goal of breaking the cycle of violence. Click here for July's PEP classes and here for more information on August's classes. 

Posted 7/11/2016

Families Forward Free Tenant Education Workshop: Families Forward is offering a FREE Tenant Education Workshop. They aim to help any renter, novice or experienced, become a THRIVING renter.  Click here for more information. 

Posted 7/8/2016

Santiago Canyon College Foster Youth Campus Tour Event: Santiago Canyon College warmly invites youth and young adults in foster care to their upcoming CAMPUS TOUR EVENT. Registration can be completed by email. Click here for more information. 

Posted 7/7/2016

Transition Age Youth Workshop: The Eddie Nash Foundation warmly invites youth and young adults in foster care to their upcoming workshop on how to build good habits (like study skills) and how to break bad habits. Youth attending the full workshop will receive a $25 Target gift card.  Registration can be completed online.  Youth who have previously attended a Passports to Success workshop can register by email providing first and last name of the person wishing to register.Click here for more information. 

Posted 7/7/2016

Lifeback Legal: Is your criminal record holding you back? Throughout the State of California, people face obstacles due to their past mistakes: difficulty finding employment, obstacles qualifying for housing, and trouble obtaining professional licenses – to name a few. Many of these same people are typically unable to afford legal counsel or to hire an attorney, yet they desperately need help. Lifeback Legal Services wants to help. Click here to learn more:

Posted 6/22/2016

NEW Families Forward Job Search Workshops: No time for a six week series? Summer activities or travel keeping you busy? Check out Families Forward's new Summer "Shorts" where you can select from up to 6 single topic sessions. All workshops are free and open to anyone of any age from any community. Sign up IS required, click here for more information. 

Posted 6/22/2016

Programs and Services at the Costa Mesa Family Resource Center: Click here for a list of the July programs and services in English and Spanish at the Costa Mesa FRC. 

Posted 6/21/2016

Rental Assistance: South County Outreach has rental assistance funds for the city of Rancho Santa Margarita for veterans facing an eviction.Contact Andrew Castillo ( for further information. 

Posted 6/17/2016

Orange County Summer Food List 2016: Breakfast, lunch, and/or snack will be provided for FREE at over 150 locations throughout Orange County, to all kids 18 and younger. Click here to view the flyer and here to view the list of locations.  

Posted 6/15/2016

Free Assistance for Health and Social Service Programs and the Costa Mesa Family Resource Center: The Costa Mesa Family Resource Center can help clients apply for the following programs- Medi-Cal, Health Families, California Kids, CalFresh, CalWORKs, and more. Click here for more information. 

Posted 6/15/2016

Free Groceries and Produce: Click the following links for more information regarding the Costa Mesa Family Resource Center’s free groceries and produce program for the months of July, August, and September. For further information, call 949-764-8100 x53694. 

Posted 6/14/2016

Summer Meals for Kids and Teens: Summer meals for kids and teens are being served in your community! To find a nearby site call 1-866-348-6479 or click here.

Posted 6/1/2016

211OC and CalFresh Application Assistance: Do you want to stretch your food budget? If so, you might be interested in CalFresh (formerly known as food stamps). If you qualify, you would receive a card that works like a debit card with money loaded every month to shop for more fruit, vegetables, protein, and other healthy foods. Apply with 2-1-1 Orange County today! Click here for more information.

Posted 5/23/2016

Waste Not OC: Click here to view a map of Orange County’s food pantries! 

Posted 5/23/2016

SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union Summer Work Program: SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union is filling positions for a paid summer work program. Participants much be 18 years of age to apply. These roles will work in a branch as a Member Service Representative I. These positions will work 25 hours/week and the program assignment will run approximately 90 days. All applicants must be available to work a fully flexible schedule Monday-Saturday during branch hours for the full months of June to August. For more information on specific duties, locations available and how to apply, click here.

Posted 4/21/2016


Illumination Foundation’s Carnival for Kids: Illumination Foundation’s Carnival for Kids will be held Saturday, July 16th from 12-5pm at La Palma Park in Anaheim. The day will include rides, game, food, live music, and more! Click here for more information. 

Conferences and Workshops

Webinar: Homeless Services 101- What Reentry Service Providers Need to Know: The National Reentry Resource Center is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, July 22nd 11-12:30 PT. Accessing stable, affordable housing is vital to successful reentry. Individuals experiencing homelessness are more likely to be arrested than those who are stably housed, and people with criminal records are more likely to become homeless than those without. To learn more, or to register for the webinar, click here.

Financial Fitness Workshops: Consumer Credit Counseling Service Of Orange County is launching a series of financial fitness workshops especially designed for our veterans called "Hands on Banking for the Military." Sponsored and developed by Wells Fargo, these workshops cover several online modules that will be facilitated by our Certified Credit Counselor, Barbara Anderson. The workshops will run May through June. For more information, click here.

In-Kind Donations

None at this time. 


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