Announcements

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

    • The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) is a national membership association dedicated to educational equity and excellence for the approximately 1.3 million children and youth experiencing homelessness each year.

      Our 2018 national conference theme is All Together Now, a theme that reinforces our collective, unified strength in helping those children and youth among us stay on their educational path out of homelessness, will be held October 27-30 in Anaheim, California.

      The exceptional learning experiences at the NAEHCY Annual Conference are made possible by the innovative and unique sessions submitted by professionals like you. Don’t miss your opportunity to provide yourself and your peers education that supports your career and organization..

      Each year NAEHCY brings together those who, on a daily basis, work closely with homeless children and youth. Through a series of keynote addresses, breakout sessions, valued exhibitors, and networking opportunities, the NAEHCY conference is the only conference of its kind and boasts an attendance of more than 1,300 professionals

      For further information and to view 2018 NAEHCY conference participation opportunities click HERE.  To download the flyer, please click HERE.

    • 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

    • Please join us and hundreds of housing, human services and policy leaders from all over the country in Los Angeles this June 5 - 7 for CSH Summit 2018, the only national forum devoted to affordable, supportive housing. Experts on topics important to housing will be on hand to share their experiences, insights and guidance. This is an extraordinary opportunity for peer networking with other stakeholders and professionals across many sectors including healthcare, philanthropy, finance, justice, workforce development, child welfare and more! Visit the site/register at www.csh.org/summit18 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional information.

    • 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..

    • The Compassion Ministries department at Garden Grove Friends Church invites you and your family to their 3rd Annual Community School Supply Giveaway event!

      Saturday, July 28th

      9:00 am - 11:00 am

      Garden Grove Friends Church: 12211 Magnolia Street, Garden Grove, 

      • No ID is required.
      • Students must be present to receive supplies.
      • Your kid(s) will receive everything they will need to start the new school year - FOR FREE!
      • Open to students in grades K-12.
      • There will be a raffle for backpacks at 9:30am!
    • 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. 

    • The Festival of Children Foundation is pleased to extend an official invitation to health and human services organizations throughout Orange County to participate in the17th annual Festival of Children, once again being held at South Coast Plaza during National Child Awareness Month!

      Celebrating the important work your organization contributes to our community is at the heart of what Festival of Children is all about, and we hope you'll join us this year. 

      The Festival will be held from Saturday, September 1stnd  through Sunday, September 23rd,  2018. Applications are due by Friday, June  22nd, and confirmations will be sent by Friday, June 29th.

      Please note that as a participant in Festival of Children®, you must commit to staffing your booth from 12 Noon – 4 PM on Saturdays and Sundays.  Booths remain up and stocked during the week, but staffing is not required.

      We look forward to hosting you at South Coast Plaza in September!

      Click HERE to download further information and the Participation Package.

    • "A public awareness campaign will roll out over the next two years and include free trainings for health care providers on how to discuss domestic violence with patients, advertising aboard buses and at bus shelters, and a centralized clearinghouse of resources and information...."

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      Click here to read the entire article

    • 2-1-1 Orange County and OC Partnership MERGED!

      Staff 2013

      It's official! In April 2014, 2-1-1 Orange County legally merged withOC Partnership, a local nonprofit that formed in 1998 to support the county's homeless service providers. The merger of 211OC and OCP creates a single, comprehensive information and referral system for regional health and human service organizations in Orange County.

      September 6, 2013

      Announcing New President & CEO of 2-1-1 Orange County. New CEO Brings Experience & Dedication to Lead 2-1-1 OC Forward. Click here to read more.

      August 22, 2013

      Karen Williams Appointed President and CEO of 2-1-1 OC. On behalf of the Board of Directors for 2-1-1 OC, I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Williams as our President & CEO. This appointment is the conclusion of a thorough professional search including many qualified candidates from both coasts. Click here to read more.

      June 21, 2013

      Today, Orange County just got stronger. After a long and thoughtful journey, we are excited to announce the merger between 2‐1‐1 Orange County and OC Partnership. The joining of these two established organizations represents an exciting combination of mission, talent and infrastructure – resulting in a stronger and better health and human services safety net for the region. Click here to read more.

       

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      Merger Announcement, June 2013 

    • Join us to learn more about the 211OC Helpline and how to navigate the online Public Resource Database (PRD). The training provides information on how to search for low cost and free community resource in our database of over 1,000 organizations.

      When? The fourth Wenesday of every month... EXCEPT for January, which will be the 5TH WEDNESDAY (January 31st).

      Time? 9:00am - 10:00am

      Where? The Village Shared Spaces, 1505 E 17th Street, Conference Center Board Room (enter from 18th Street)

      You can register for this training here. For further information, please contact Courtney Ressler, Resource Specialist, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 714-589-2374.

    • Have you or a loved one been searching for resources for education, prevention and services for addiction treatment? Join us at the Orange County Recovery Collaboration Resource Fair! Resources, activities, guest speakers and work shops for the whole family. To download the flyer, click HERE.

      Date: Saturday, April 14th, 2018

      Where: 1515 W North Street, Anaheim CA 92601

      Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

      The Orange County Recovery Collaborative exists to eliminate barriers and connect resources to those suffering from substance abuse.

    • The County of Orange Board of Supervisors approved on March 13, 2018 an additional allocation of $15 million to the Special Needs Housing Program (SNHP) for the development of permanent supportive housing units for eligible Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) individuals and families. Proposals for funding will be considered on a first-come, first-served application basis and applications will be reviewed by County staff in the order received.

      Interested developers are welcomed to apply and may visit http://www.occommunityservices.org/hcd/housing for more information. Click here to view the Notice of Funding Availability and Guidelines for Application.

       

    • The Alliance is excited to announce the creation of a new, monthly newsletter focused exclusively on rapid re-housing. Starting in January, 2015, this newsletter will provide readers with the most up-to-date information on rapid re-housing, including interesting new reports, briefs, and studies as well as details on recent and upcoming webinars, and updates on Alliance events and activities.

      Rapid re-housing is an essential part of a community's overall strategy to end homelessness. This newsletter will make sure you have the most up-to-date and relevant information on rapid re-housing, including things like:

      Click here to subscribe!

    • Does your organization supply resources relevant to college students? At the start of each semester, we hold a series of “Welcome Weeks” for students filled with resources and activities to help acclimate them to the campus. The Student Development Office at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA is looking for organizations like yours to participate in their Health Awareness Fair in August, to educte students about resources available to them in order to provide them with a healthy lifestyle.

      The Health Awareness Fair will be taking place Thursday, August 23rd from 10:00am -2:00pm in the Student Services Center Quad. Each participating department/organization will be receiving one canopy with one table and two chairs. Registration deadline is Monday, August 13, 2018 at 5:00 pm.

      If you are interested in having a table at the event, please click HERE to register - it's free!

      If you have any question please contact our office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (949) 582-4616. We hope to see you there!

    • Stop the Bleed -- every second counts.

      Massive bleeding can occur from various causes, but especially from an active shooter or explosive event. Victims can quickly die from uncontrolled bleeding if not attended to within 5 to 10 minutes.

      Similar to how the general public has learned to perform CPR, we must learn proper bleeding control techniques, including use of hands, dressing and a tourniquet.

      Stop the bleed program was initiated by the American College of Surgeons and the Hartford Consensus and is taught by Mission Hospital’s trauma team. A certification of completion and a take home reference booklet is included. 

      Registration required - it's free! Go to Mission4Health.com or call (877) 459-3627.

      Space is limited to 25. If class is full, the next available class will be offered. Classes offered monthly on Wednesdays, 6 to 8:30 p.m.

      Refreshments will be served. Parking will be validated.

      Location: Mission Conference Center, 26726 Crown Valley Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

      Click HERE to download the flier for further information and directions.

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