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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

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

None at this time. 


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

Free Produce and Groceries: Join Costa Mesa Family Resource on June 3rd, 2017 for FREE groceries and produce! Bring your own bags. Click here for more information en English and Spanish.

Orange County Public Works Open House: Join OC Public Works' Open House and celebrate national Public Works Week! Begining May 20th, 2017, see how Public Work Connects us all. Free family giveaways, booths, exhibits, and more! Click here for more information.

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Mixers: Join YNPN OC from April to June for social and networking opportunities, sharing resources, and professional development events! Click here for more information.

2017 South Orange County Job Fair: OC Supervisor Lisa Barlett invites you to the 2017 South Orange County Job Fair held on June 1st form 9am to 12pm. Free admission, free resume critique, dress professionally! Click here for more information.

2017 Parent Support Services Faire: Join the Orange County Department of Education on June 2nd, 2017 from 9:30am - 11:30am to learn about the many services and resources over 50 local community agencies have to offer students and families. Click here for more information.

Courtyard Homeless Shelter Vision Clinic: Free eye exams and free prescription glasses will be available on June 2nd to June 4th. This event is open to the community for adults only. First come first serve, while supplies last! Click here for more information! 

Wonder Women 5K Walk for Life: Bring your family and head to historic Old Town Orange to walk for the Wonder Women in your life on June 24, 2017 at 9am for a 5K Walk through Old Towne, Orange Historic District Immediately followed by Family Fun Event in front of Musco Center for the Arts. Proceeds benefit these local non profits who share a common mission to serve pregnant and/or single mothers who need medical care, shelter, and other critical services so that they can create the best futures for themselves and their children: Lestonnac Free Clinic, Mary's Shelter, Casa Teresa & Obria Medical Clinics. Click here to register today!


Conferences, Workshops, and More

Central County Homelessness Service Area Meeting: This meeting will focus on region-specific issues, services, and opportunities and will bring together representatives from the government, non-profit, and faith-based sectors. This meeting will occur on June 5, 2017 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM at Marina Park Community Center 1600 West Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663. Please RSVP here and click here for the Agenda. 

Summer Employment Workshops: Youth Employment Service will be offering a three-week series of workshops this summer for youth and young adults 16-24 years of age at the Melinda Hoag Smith Center for Healthy Living! These four workshops offer pre-employment skills to prepare you to find and keep a job. These workshops take place from June until July! 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 May's Office of Care Coordination Newsletter

Click here to view previous Office of Care Coordination Newsletter 

Courtyard Program Update 

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