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    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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    Special Announcements

    Hepatitis A Outbreak: San Diego, Santa Cruz and Los Angeles Counties are experiencing Hepatitis A outbreaks primarily in their homeless and illicit drug user populations. San Diego County has had 444 cases of Hepatitis A, Santa Cruz County has reported 69, and Los Angeles County has reported 10 cases. Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA) recommends that all persons who are homeless in Orange County get vaccinated. Click here for more information on Hepatitis A and vaccination.

    211OC's 2015 Helpline Dashboard: Click here to view 211OC's new interactive Helpline Dashboard containing statistics for the calendar year 2015.

    Interested in learning how to search for resources in 211OC’s Public Resource Database? Join 211OC every month for a free, interactive training on how to get connected to Orange County’s health and human services programs. Please email Laurie Miechowicz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 

    County Launches “myOCgov” Mobile App: The new app gives users the ability to browse and search all County services near them or learn more about services in categories such as “Libraries,” “Parks,” “Health & Human Services,” “Public Safety” and “Other Government Services.” To download the app, Apple users click here and Android users click here

    Flood Control Channel Maintenance and Security Project: The County of Orange Public Works department (OCPW) is working on a Flood Control Channel Maintenance and Security Project along the Santa Ana River. Please click here to see answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the project as well as how the project impacts homeless encampments in the area. If you would like an answer to a question not listed or want to provide feedback regarding the project, please email the County Executive Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


    Funding Opportunities

    2017 Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for New Permanent Housing Projects: The Orange County CoC will begin solicitation of Request for Qualifications (RFQ), for New Permanent Housing Projects which are due Friday, July 21st, 2017 at 3:00pm (PST). The Request for Qualifications will be a thorough review of an agency’s capacity to administer a CoC homeless permanent housing project in the Orange County CoC while complying with HUD requirements as indicated in the Threshold Requirements for Agency Section of the RFQ. Agencies determined to meet the Threshold Requirements will be invited to participate if a Request for Proposals (RFP) for New Permanent Housing Projects is released.
    The Request For Qualifications can be found by clicking here.

    Posted 6/30/2017

    Orange County Emergency Food and Shelter Program - Phase 34 Application: Emergency Food and Shelter Program Phase 34 Funding Notice of Funds Available The Orange County Emergency Food & Shelter Program (OC EFSP) received $1,221,590 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. Local agencies are encouraged to apply but must meet all of the criteria in order to receive funding. Click here for the Notice.

    Posted 7/7/2017

    Cal OES Release of Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Specialized Emergency Housing (KE) Program: The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), Victim Services and Public Safety Branch, is pleased to announce the release of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Specialized Emergency Housing (KE) Program. The purpose of the KE Program is to expand emergency shelter and emergency housing assistance resources in California and provide specialized services for victims of crime. Projects must identify an unmet emergency shelter or emergency housing need in their community and propose an innovate solution. There is approximately $4,600,000 available for the KE Program for 2017-18. Applicants may request up to $575,000 for a 24-month subaward performance period that commences October 1, 2017, and ends September 30, 2019. Proposals are due Monday, August 14, 2017. The KE Program RFP can be found on the Cal OES website at http://www.caloes.ca.gov/cal-oes-divisions/grants-management/search-for-grants. Should you have questions, please contact in writing only Elizabeth Pollard, Program Specialist, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Posted 7/17/2017


    Services

    West Coast University Free Dental Hygiene Services:The West Coast University Dental Hygiene Clinic serves as an educational facility to support the learning needs of the students enrolled in the Dental Hygiene Program. Under the supervision of licensed dentists (DDS/DMD) and registered dental hygienists (RDH), the Dental Hygiene students provide oral health care and educational services to the local community. Click here for more information.

    Posted 4/27/2017

    Help Me Grow Orange County: Are you interested in Child Development? Would you like resources to parenting? Help Me Grow connects families with young children to resources in the community to enhance their child’s development. Click here for more informationin English or click here for more information in Spanish.

    Posted 4/20/2017

    Hope Builders Free Job Training: Taller San Jose Hope Builders is providing young adults ages 18-28 with training to get and keep a job! Get paid to train. Click on the following for more information in English or Spanish.

    Posted 3/22/2017

    K2C Young Adult Educational Services and Training: At-risk young adults (ages 17-24) are invited to join K2C Academy to gain career and job training certifications, work experience, academic navigation, and work readiness. Young adults must reside in Young Adults must reside in Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, or Laguna Woods. Click here for more information and here for the March calendar.

    Posted 3/8/2017

    Computer Training for Today's Job Market: Learn and improve the necessary computer skills that will get you hired. All services are provided to job seekers at no charge. Click here for more information.

    Posted 3/8/2017

    SCE Career Technical Education Certificate Programs: Prepare for new career opportunities in : Administrative Assistant, Early Childhood Development, Electrical Trainee, Management, Pharmacy Technician, and more! Click here for more information.

    Posted 3/8/2017

    ForwardFocus: Supervised Population Workforce Training Program: This program will help with career assessment, job-seeking assistance, job retention, job readiness workshops, and more! Click here for more information.

    Posted 3/8/2017


    Events

    Networking Night: Looking for a job? Need to expand your professional network? Join collaborative partners Youth Employment Service (YES), CIELO and WHW for a night of networking! Learn all about the importance of networking, what it is and how to do it! Practice your networking skills with professional volunteers and employers to build on your interpersonal communication skills and increase your job prospects. This event will be held on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 4pm-6:30pm at the Hoag Center for Healthy Living. Click here for more information.

    Better Choice Better Health: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program: Better Choices - Better Health program is for anyone with an ongoing health condition (for example, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and others). Caregivers, family and friends of someone with an ongoing health condition are also encouraged to attend.
    In this program, you will learn: tips for healthy eating and ways to keep moving, ways to control pain, stress, and anxiety, goal setting and problem solving, talking to your healthcare provider, family and friends about your condition. This 6 week class begins in August. Click here to learn more!


    Conferences, Workshops, and More

    Zumbini: Hoag is now offering Zumbini (Zumba for caregivers and children) in English and Spanish. Zumbini has social, emotional, cognitive, motor, and language development benefits for your child and physical and mental health benefits for caregivers. Perhaps the most important benefit is the bonding time with you and your child! Click here for more information.

    Amiguitos: Hoag is now offering a 6 week series, Amiguitos. There will be a class held on Fridays for children ages one year and a half to 5 years old and a class held on Saturdays for children ages one year and a half to 8 years old. Both classes are taught in Spanish. Activities include: storytelling, music, and movement, and games. Amiguitos has social, emotional, cognitive, motor, and language development benefits for your child and physical and mental health benefits for their caregivers. Click here for more information on the Friday class and click here for more information on the Saturday class.

    The Incredible Years Parenting Group: Presented by the Costa Mesa Family Resource Center, this program is for parents and guardians who want to see their child (ages 2-12) succeed academically, socially and emotionally. Here you are able to gain creative tools to strengthen your relationship with your child and learn how to respond effectively to their challenging behaviors. This is a free 8 week series and child care is available. Click here for more information.

    Personal Empowerment Program (P.E.P): Presented by the Costa Mesa Family Resource Center, the P.E.P. program is designed for victims of domestic violence in an effort to provide support and education to end the cycle of domestic violence. Each session is two hours in length. This program is held in English and Spanish. This is a free program and child care is available. Click here for more information.

    Stop Short of Addiction Sessions: Stop Short of Addiction is an intensive alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD) intervention program designed to specifically address the needs of first-time juvenile offenders who are in the early stages of substance abuse. Stop Short of Addiction is a three part series that will take place in September and all three classes must be attended by both adolescent and parents. If you are interested and would like to know more about this program please contact (949)764-6551. Click here for more information.

    Scholarship Opportunity: The CalOptima Employee Activities Committee is offering a scholarship opportunity to students pursuing careers in health care or social services. There are 3 scholarships that will be awarded to the top three essay submissions. The First place essay will also be entered into the Association for Community Affiliated Plans national scholarship with an opportunity to win an additional $5,000. The application can be found here. Please www.CalOptima.org for more information or call (714) 246-8729 with any questions.

    Pharmacy Tech at SAC: Train for a Pharmacy Technician at Santa Ana College. The first 3 classes are FREE! Click here for more information.

    Learn More about CalFresh: Click here for general FAQ about CalFresh and how to sign up!

    Learn More about General Relief: Click here for genral FAQ about General Relief and how to sign up! 

    Undocumented Students and Families: Learn More about Undocumented Student Rights by the Association of California School Administrators. Click here for resources on Undocumented Students and Families: The Facts: Student Rights, Staff Rights, Parent Rights, and Sanctuary Districts.


    Civic Center and Courtyard Updates

    Click here to view September's Office of Care Coordination Newsletter

    Click here to view previous Office of Care Coordination Newsletter 

    Courtyard Newsletter


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