Community Resources

Welcome to the COR Church Community Resource page. This information has been developed to help you locate services related to health and human services in Orange County such as housing, food, domestic violence help, mental health providers, child care, health care, local emergency resources, and more.

Need Help? Dial 2-1-1

2-1-1- Orange County -
Are you or is someone you know dealing with financial difficulties? Need help with rent or utilities? In need of child care or seeking help with an aging parent? Looking for affordable housing, medical care or after school program?

By dialing 2-1-1, you reach a free, 24-hour information and referral helpline linking you to thousands of local health and human service programs in Orange County, CA. Staffed 24 hours per day by caring, experienced and trained specialists, 2-1-1 Orange County connects you directly with help for:

Food                                                                               Housing and Utilities

24-hour Crisis and Suicide counseling                             Physical and Mental Health Services
Youth and Child Care Issues                                           Elder Services
Transportation                                                                 Substance Abuse
Shelter                                                                            Parental Care
Government Assistance Programs                                 Medical, Dental and Vision Care
                                                                                       ...And Many More

California Assistance Programs
Assistance and grants are available in all cities and counties throughout California. Find organizations and charities in California that can provide help with paying bills.

OC Housing Authority

General Information
Orange County Housing Authority
1770 North Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92706
Phone: 714-480-2700 / Fax: 714-480-2701

Shelters & Transitional Living

Laguna Relief & Resource Center - 949-497-7121

Orange Coast Interfaith Shelter - 949-631-7213

WISEPlace - 714-542-3577

Anaheim Interfaith Shelter - 714-774-8502

Mercy House - 714-836-7188

Rehabilitation Homes

Salvation Army ARC (Drug & Alcohol Recovery) - 714-758-0414

Mental Health Association of Orange County (Homeless & Mental Illness Recovery) - 714-668-1530

Newport Harbor Recovery (Drug & Alcohol Recovery for Men 19-64) - 949-645-5775

Hope House, Inc. (Drug, Alcohol & Homeless Recovery) - 714-776-7490

The Good News Center (Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation) - 714-505-1734

Woodglen Recovery Junction (Drug & Alcohol Recovery) - 714-879-0929

Sutton Foundation (Developmentally Disabled Adults) - 714-978-0365

Domestic Violence & Children's Homes

Olive Crest (Group Homes for Foster Children) - 714-543-5437

Eli Home (Children Under 12) - 714-300-0600

Casa Youth Shelter (Adolescent At-Risk & Runaways 12-17) - 800-914-2272

YWCA of Orange county (Transitional Living for Women out of Foster Care) - 714-633-4950

Heritage House (Women & Children) - 949-646-2271

Laura's House (Domestic Violence) - 949-498-1511

Hart Community Homes (Teenagers) - 714-453-2490

Bona Vita Center for Children (Children 6-12) - 714-484-9400

Orange County Food Banks

Orange County Food Bank
11870 Monarch Street, Garden Grove, CA 92841

Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County
8014 Marine Way, Irvine, CA 92618

Orange County Food Pantries

Food pantries in the Orange County California region help thousands of families every month. People of all backgrounds and income levels have turned to a local food bank when they are faced with difficult times. The exact type of services and resources will vary by center, as well as the hours. It is recommended to call a center first, before stopping by.

Families Forward
9221 Irvine Boulevard, Irvine, CA 92618

Provides non-perishable groceries. Some items distributed may not be suitable for those with health concerns such as allergies or diabetes. Baby formula and supplies such as diapers may be available.

Saint Vincent de Paul Society of Saint Thomas More
51 Market Place, Irvine, CA  92602
Provides a food panty for those in need and other social services, including information on financial assistance for bills, rent, and housing.

South County Outreach
26776 Vista Terrace, Lake Forest, CA 92630

Saint Cecilia Catholic Church
1301 Sycamore Avenue, Tustin, CA 92780
Any emergency food is offered on a first come, first served basis.

Tustin Family and Youth Center
14722 Newport Avenue, Tustin, CA 92780

King's Way
600 West Sixth Street, Tustin, CA 92780

Saint Kilian's Food Pantry
26872 Estanciero, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Provides clothing and groceries when available.

El Modena Community Center
18672 East Center Street, Orange, CA 92869
The needy and low income can get information and referrals, information on senior services, free groceries, and applications for WIC.

Trinity Guild Pantry
Orange, CA 92869
Applicants must live within parish boundaries.

Hills Community Church
5 Pursuit, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Santa Ana Saint Vincent De Paul Society
730 North Garfield Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Offers emergency food boxes, holiday meals and clothing to those in need.

First Presbyterian Church of Santa Ana
600 North Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701
They run an assistance program that seeks to meet the basic nutritional needs of the low income in the community by providing improved access to support such as food and toiletry products.

First Presbyterian Church of Orange
191 North Orange Street, Orange, CA 92866
Offers bags of food.

Saint John's Lutheran Church
154 South Shaffer Street, Orange, CA 92866

Saint Joachim Catholic Church
1964 Orange Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Immaculate Heart of Mary church
1100 South Center Street, Santa Ana, CA 92704
Dial the pantry for hours and intake.

Saint Barbara's Catholic Church
730 South Euclid Street, Santa Ana, CA 92704

Friendly Center, Inc.
147 West Rose Avenue, Orange, CA 92867

Beacon of H.O.P.E.
1200 West Alvarez Avenue, Orange, CA 92868
Runs an emergency grocery assistance program in the county. Also provides residents with counseling, clothing and rent and shelter referrals.

Share Our Selves
1550 Superior Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

The Salvation Army Southern California
1515 West North Street, Anaheim, CA 92801
As funding allows, offers groceries, application for Calfresh, clothing, and much more. Christmas and Thanksgiving meal and gift programs also operate. Or apply for limited amounts of financial assistance.

Goodwill Industries of Orange County
410 North Fairview Street, Santa Ana, CA 92703
714-547-6301 - call for hours

 Vineyard Community Church
27632 El Lazo, Suite A, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

San Antonio Family Assistance
5800 East Santa Ana Canyon Road, Anaheim Hills, CA 92807

Saint Norbert's Catholic Church
300 East Taft Avenue, Orange, CA 92865
Offers free groceries 2 times per month, daily sack lunch, clothing, and government commodities.

Southern California Indian Center
10175 Slater Avenue, Suite 150, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Offers WIA services to Native Americans who are economically disadvantaged.

Anaheim Seventh-day Adventist Church
900 South Sunkist Street, Anaheim, CA 92806

Helping Others Prepare for Eternity
11022 Acacia Parkway, Suite C, Garden Grove, CA 92840
Single mothers and disadvantaged children can get emergency food.

Garden Grove 7th Day Adventist
Community Service Center, 12702 Ninth Street, Garden Grove, CA 928407
Provides the needy with services such as free food, clothing and personal hygiene supplies when available. Also, provides holiday food distribution during Christmas and Thanksgiving to residents of Garden Grove.

Mission Basilica
31520 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Food items may include meat, rice, beans, fruits, and vegetables.

Saint Vincent De Paul Society-Placentia
717 North Bradford Avenue, Placentia, CA 92870

Saint Edwards Church
33926 Calle La Primavera, Dana Point, CA 92629
Provides USDA & FEMA government commodities, emergency groceries, school supplies, and clothing.

Faith Community Nazarene
16800 Imperial Highway, Yorba Linda, ca 92886

Yorba Linda Friends Church
5211 Lakeview Avenue, Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Garden grove Friends Church
12211 Magnolia Street, Garden Grove, CA 92841

Calvary Chapel-Garden Grove
12832 Knott Street, Garden grove, CA 92841

 Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
14072 Olive Street, Westminster, CA 92683
Offers low income families and individuals within parish boundaries groceries and clothing.

First Presbyterian Church of Westminster
7702 Westminster Boulevard, Westminster, CA 92683

Abrazar, Inc.
7101 Wyoming Street, Westminster, CA 92683
They administer a federal government funded program which works to improve the health of low-income families by supplementing their diets with nutritious surplus USDA oods.

Saint Mary's by the Sea Catholic Church
321 10th Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Receive up to two boxes of food in an emergency.

Beach Cities Interfaith Services
525 Main Street, First Floor, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Community United Methodist Church
6652 Heil Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Calvary Chapel - Huntington Beach
7800 Edinger Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Crosspoint Baptist Church of Huntington Beach
7661 Warner Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Justin Martyr
2050 West Ball Road, Anaheim, CA 92804

Western Avenue Church of Christ
641 South Western Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92804

Saint Mark's United Methodist
3700 West Orange Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92804

Saint Vincent De Paul Society - Stanton
8100 Chapman Avenue, Stanton, CA 90680
Free emergency food and groceries are provided to general population and those without housing. Clothing provided as available.

First Evangelical Free Church
2904 North Brea Boulevard, Fullerton, CA 92835

Calvary Community Church
1465 West Orangethorpe Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92833

Fullerton Seventh Day Adventist Church
2355 West Valencia Drive, Fullerton, CA 92833
Toiletries, clothing, small appliances may be distributed when available. Also offers donated and surplus nutritional food in shopping bags or other containers to supplement the diets of individuals in need. They partner with the Orange County Second Harvest Food Bank.

Hope Office of Saint Bonaventure Catholic Parish
16400 Springdale Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Provides EFSP/FEMA, EFAP/USDA and purchased or donated emergency clothing, groceries and household items to low income individuals.

Saint Michael's Society
107 West Marquite, San Clemente, Ca 92672

Christ Lutheran Church
820 West Imperial Highway, Brea, CA 92821

Saint Ireanaeus-H.O.P.E.
5201 Evergreen Avenue, Cypress, CA 90630

First Southern Baptist Church of Orange
Provides food, groceries (including baby food) and clothing (including baby clothes) when available.

We Care of Los Alamitos
3788 Cerritos Avenue, Los Alamitos, CA 90720
People can apply for assistance and get food, clothing and personal care products. Also runs classes in resume writing, life skills, and ESL.

La Habra community Resource Care Center
350 South Hillcrest Street, La Habra, CA 90631
Free groceries available for emergency only to La Habra residents, and there is also one time emergency assistance for food for those in need in Orange County. Other services offered include information and referrals to government aid such as CalFresh or LIHEAP. Clothing and hygiene items are available for those without housing.

Dozens of other non-profits, food pantries, and meal sites operate in Orange County California. Thousands of families receive some form of assistance from these centers every month. Dial 949-653-2900 to get information, addresses, and phone numbers of additional pantries.