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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 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 Laurie Miechowicz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

Free Tax Income Preparation: Family Assistance Ministries is Offering Free Income Tax Preparation through our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. This service is available for individuals who make $60,000 or less! Call 949-492-8477 now to make an appointment and to get more information on this program or visit our website www.family-assistance.org for more details.Appointments are available on Saturdays thru April 8th.

Posted 3/23/2017

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 and here to view the calendar.

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

Get Your Taxes Done for Free: Join United Way to get your taxes done for FREE! If you worked during 2016, and your household earned income was less than $53,505 you may be eligible to receive the Federal and California Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) up to $6,000. Click on the following for information in English, Spanish, Farsi, Korean, or Vietnamese.

Posted 01/26/2017

Free Classes at Santa Ana College: Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education offers some wonderful FREE classes for the spring 2017 semester. Classes offered include: Vocational Classes, Computer Classes, Citizenship Classes, GED Preparation, ESL, and more! Click here for more information.

Posted 01/06/2017


Events

Literary Orange-Celebration of Authors, Readers, and Libraries: Join OC Public Libraries for A Celebration of Authors, Readers, and Libraries on April 1st, 2017 at Newport Beach Marriott. Click here for more information.

Senior Health and Wellness Event: Join CalOptima's Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 from 11am-1pm. PACE provides complete health care services for older adults to help them stay independent. This free events includes valuable information about community, health, and wellness resources, along with tours of the PACE Center and live music! Click here for more information in English and Spanish.

Survive and Thrive 5K Run/Walk: Join Crime Survivors' Survive and Thrive 5K Run/Walk and Health & Safety Expo on Saturday, April 8th, 2017. Non-profits could have a free booth if they register! Click here for more information and to register. 

5K Health Walk: Join Latino Health Access on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 to show what you walk for! Enjoy live entertainment, raffles, and a resource fair! Click here for more information.

CCC Partners Open House: Please join Coastline Community College on Thursday, April 20, 2017 for Coastline Community College Community Partners Open House hosted by Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOP&S). The event will take place from 2:00 -5:00 p.m. on April 20th, 2017. Come learn about the great things Coastline Community College has to offer and how we can support youth and adults who you work with! Click here for more information.

Not For Human Consumption: Facts About Synthetic Drugs: Join the O.C. Sheriff's Department DUILA, Superior Court, NCADD-OC, PRYDE, CSP, and OC Dept. of Education to discuss the latest opioid trend on school campuses and in the community. Free event held throughout Orange County during the month of March. Click here for more information.

Coastline Community College Open House: Join Coastline Community College on Thursday, April 20th, 2017 from 3:00pm - 5:00pm for a presentation and open house to their community partners and foster care service providers! Come learn about Coastline, see one of our campus sites, meet one of our Deans, and enjoy light refreshments. Click here for more information.

E.L Foundation High-5-A-Thon and Music Festival: Join the Pediatric Mental Health and Wellness High Five on Saturday April 22, 2017 from 10am-12:30pm. Join in a casual walk around the track and give one another high fives while listening to up and coming youth singers. Proceeds benefit patients at CHOC Children's and Mission Hospital Laguna Beach. Click here for more information.


Conferences, Workshops, and More

Espaira Now Accepting Applications in Irvine: Espaira is an 84 unit affordable apartment home community located in the City of Irvine. Applications for Espaira are now being accepted through March 27, 2017. Click here for more information.

Healing Through Art-Create a Vine: Orangewood Foundation and Santa Ana College invites current and former foster youth to Create a "Zine" at Orangewood Foundation on April 4th, 2017 from 5:30pm-8pm. Zine will be created by current and former foster youth, and dinner will be served. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

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

Job Launch Workshops: Families Forward Job Launch Workshops have begun for March and April 2017. They are designed to equip you with the latest strategies for maneuvering the search maze – answering tough questions, learning what it takes to find job openings and how to negotiate for the best possible salary. The workshops, including all materials, are free and open to anyone of any age from any community. 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! 


Civic Center and Courtyard Updates

Civic Center Update Newsletter

Click here to view March's Civic Center Newsletter

Click here to view previous Civic Center Updates. 

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