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Food Resources

  • Food Pantries in the Community

    Anaheim Food Pantries 

    Organization 
    Address 
    Distribution  Schedule 
    For more information, contact: 

    Anaheim Drive-Thru Food Distribution 

    1515 West North Street 

    Anaheim, CA 92801 

    Monday and Thursday from 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

    Wednesday and Friday from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

    714.491.1450 

    Food and Resource Drive-Thru 

    1125 North Euclid Street 

    Anaheim, CA 92801 

    Call for detailed information 

    714.681.0228 

    Email: jsouza@llac.org 

    Food Bank and Clothing 

    Iglesia Comunidad de Fe Orange 

    Call for detailed information 

    Call for detailed information 

    949.537.9399 

    Email: iglesiacomunidaddefe1@gmail.com 

    Food Pantry at 

    Saint Anthony Claret 

    1450 East La Palma Avenue 

    Anaheim, CA 92805 

    Call for detailed information 

    714.563.1652 

    Website: www.stanthonymaryclaret.org 

    Food Pantry at 

    The Native American United Methodist Church 

    800 South Lemon Street 

    Anaheim, CA 92805 

    Call for detailed information 

    714.535.2429 

    Food Pantry at 

    Emmanuel Spanish Seventh Day Adventist Church 

    1520 South Lewis Street 

    Anaheim, CA 92805 

    Call for detailed information 

    909.714.3352 

    Website: emmanuelspanishca.adventistchurch.org 

    Email: orfa_ruiz@hotmail.com 

    Food Pantry at 

    Church of Christ Food Pantry 

    641 South Western Ave 

    Anaheim, CA 92804 

    Sundays at 12:30 p.m. 

     

     

    Cypress Food Pantries 

    Organization 
    Address 
    Distribution  Schedule 
    For more information, contact: 

    EFAP Commodities at 

    Cypress Senior Center 

    9031 Grindlay Street 

    Cypress, CA 90630 

    Call for detailed information 

    714.229.2005 

    Website: Cypress Senior Center

    Food Pantry at 

    Saint Irenaeus 

    5201 Evergreen Avenue 

    Cypress, CA 90630 

    Call for detailed information 

    714.826.0760 

    Website: www.sticypress.org 

    Food Pantry at 

    Grateful Hearts Storehouse 

    Open by appointment only, call for detailed information 

    Open by appointment only; call for detailed information 

    562.431.0880 ext. 1 

    Website: www.gratefulhearts.org 

    Email: info@gratefulhearts.org 

    Food Pantry at 

    We Care of Los Alamitos 

    3788 Cerritos Avenue 

    Los Alamitos, CA 90720 

    Open by appointment only; call for detailed information 

    562.598.9790 

    Website: www.wecarelosalamitos.org 

    Senior Grocery Program at 

    Los Alamitos Community Center 

    10911 Oak Street 

    Los Alamitos, CA 90720 

    Call for detailed information 

    562.430.1073 

    Website: www.cityoflosalamitos.org/recreation 

     

    Fullerton Food Pantries 

    Organization 
    Address 
    Distribution Schedule 
    For more information, contact: 

    Heart of Downtown Food Bank at Heart of Downtown Food Co-Op 

    223 East Wilshire Avenue 

    Fullerton, CA 92832 

    Call for detailed information 

    714.526.2265 

    Website: www.heartofdowntown.org 

    Email: info@wilshireave.com 

    HUB of Hope Food Pantry at Pathways of Hope 

    611 South Ford Avenue 

    Fullerton, CA 92832 

    Call for detailed information 

    714.680.3691 ext. 220 

    Website: www.pathwaysofhope.us 

    Caring Hands Food Pantry at First Lutheran Church 

    215 North Lemon Street 

    Fullerton, CA 92832 

    Call for detailed information 

    714.871.7820 

    Website: www.flcfullerton.com 

    Email: flcfullerton@yahoo.com 

    Senior Grocery Program at Fullerton Community Center 

    340 West Commonwealth Avenue 

    Fullerton, CA 92832 

    Call for detailed information 

    714.738.6575 

    Food Distribution Program at North Orange County Regional Health Foundation 

    901 West Orangethorpe Avenue 

    Fullerton, CA 92832 

    Call for detailed information 

    714.441.0411 

    Website: www.nocrhf.org 

Community Resources

  • Housing Resources

    Share Our Selves: Financial Assistance 

    Provides financial assistance to individuals and families. The following assistance may be provided based on available funding: 

    • Gas cards 
    • Target gift cards 
    • Bus passes 
    • Electric service payment assistance 
    • Water service payment assistance 
    • Partial rent payment assistance 
    • Partial utility reconnection fee (per household) 

    For more information, call: 949.270.2100 or visit: www.shareourselves.org 

     

    Family Services: The Salvation Army Southern California 

    Provides partial rent or utility assistance for households experiencing a financial crisis. Partial rent and partial utility assistance are available once in a lifetime.  

    Please note: assistance is very limited. Only partial assistance is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. 

    The Family Services Office is experiencing technical issues with their phones. Applicants can call 714.783.2344 for assistance, while the issues are being resolved. 

     

    City of Fullerton: Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program of Veterans 

    Provides a rental subsidy for any veteran living in the city of Fullerton, who is 55 years and older, and paying 30% of their monthly rent. 

    For more information, call: 714.738.6544 or visit: www.cityoffullerton.com 

     

    Mercy House Living Centers, Inc 

    Non-profit organization that provides homeless prevention, emergency services, transitional housing, and permanent housing with supportive services. 

    For more information, call: 714.836.7188 

    E-mail: info@mercyhouse.net or visit: www.mercyhouse.net 

     

    Anaheim Housing Authority: Housing Choice Voucher Program 

    Provides Section 8 rental subsidies. 

    Note that there are long waitlists and often they open only for a short period of time. 

    For more information, call: 714.765.4320 or visit: www.anaheim.net/1989/Housing-Choice-Voucher-Program

     

    Pathways of Hope

    Pathways of Hope (POH) partners with NOCCCD to manage the food pantries at NOCE Anaheim Campus, Cypress College, and Fullerton College. POH also distributes food and offers appointments at the HUB of Hope in Fullerton. POH leads a community effort to provide access to food, shelter, and housing to those experiencing hunger and homelessness in North Orange County. They are committed to rebuilding the lives of the hungry and homeless through emergency food, resource distribution, emergency, and rapid re-housing, eviction prevention, and other initiatives designed to help people in need. POH offers programming under three strategic areas:

      • Prevention and Outreach: Distribution of food and basic needs/supplies, delivering meals to homebound clients, emergency utility/rental assistance, outreach resources, and service navigation.
      • Shelter and Housing: Two shelters in their  OnCampus Housing Program, rapid re-housing program, and permanent supportive housing.
      • Advocacy and Collaboration: Over 40 local congregations and community agencies partner with POH in helping address poverty, hunger, and homelessness.
    For more information visit Pathways of Hope
  • Legal Resources

    Serve the People: Legal Clinic 

    Provides consultation with attorneys in the areas of: 

    • Family law 
    • Landlord and tenant rights 
    • Immigration 
    • Foreclosure 
    • Loan modifications 
    • Housing and employment discrimination 
    • Postdisaster legal assistance  

    Also provides referrals to social resources. 

    For more information, call: 714.352.2911  

    E-mail: info@serve-the-people.com or visit: www.serve-the-people.com 

     

    Hermandad Mexicana: Family and Immigration Law Assistance 

    Provides advocacy in the family and immigration sector of the law for the Hispanic community, including: 

    • Citizenship preparation 
    • Residency assistance 
    • Deferred Action preparation 
    • One-on-one immigrant lawyer consulting 

    For more information, call: 714.541.0250 

     

    LGBTQ Center Orange County: Immigration Resources 

    Provides education, resources, referrals, legal support, and assistance with accessing services to immigrants and refugees in the LGBTQ+ community, who are seeking a lawful immigrant or citizenship status. 

    For more information, call: 714.953.5428 or visit: www.lgbtqcenteroc.org/services/immigrationresources 

  • Financial Resources

    Share Our Selves: Financial Assistance 

    Provides financial assistance to individuals and families. The following assistance may be provided based on available funding: 

    • Gas cards 
    • Target gift cards 
    • Bus passes 
    • Electric service payment assistance 
    • Water service payment assistance 
    • Partial rent payment assistance 
    • Partial utilities reconnection fee (per household) 

    For more information, call: 949.270.2100 or visit: www.shareourselves.org 

     

    Southern California Tribal Chairman’s Association: SCTCA Tribal TANF Program 

    Provides services to Native American families including:  

    • Monthly cash assistance (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, also known as TANF) 
    • Law enforcement 
    • Food commodities 
    • Information technology services 
    • Rincon Child Development Center 
    • Adult vocational training and career development center 
    • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) 
    • Library program 
    • Tribal Digital Village (TDV) 
    • Resource prevention program 
    • Transportation assistance 

    For more information, call: 866.726.2230 

     

    Saint Irenaeus Church: Financial Assistance 

    Offers financial assistance to people within the parish boundaries for the following services based on available donations:  

    • Utility bill payment assistance 
    • Rent payment assistance 
    • Bus passes 

    Note: callers must live within the parish boundaries: All of the city of Cypress and La Palma and small section of Buena Park: North boundary of Orangethorpe to south boundary of Lincoln; small section of Anaheim: east boundary of Valley View Avenue to west boundary of Western Avenue. 

    For more information, call: 714.826.0760 or visit: www.sticypress.org 

  • LGBTQIA+ Resources

    El Camino College

    El Camino College presents the LGBTQIA+ Safe Zone Project Resource Guide: A Community Manual for Local & National Queer Resources. This guide offers our students, employees, and allies important information and connections to various LGBTQIA+ resources and services. Please take some time to review this document that supports our efforts to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive college.

    View the resource guide: Flipbook

     

    Planned Parenthood

    Health Services for LGBTQIA+
    Call: 800.230.7526

     

    The Trevor Project

    Mental Health Services
    Suicide Hotline: 866.488.7386 call, text, or chat

     

    LGBTQ Therapy Groups

    Provides therapy groups led by Marriage and Family Therapist trainees to LGBTQ community members. 

    For more information, email: info@lgbtcenteroc.org or visit: www.lgbtqcenteroc.org

     

    Transition Health and Wellness Transgender Program

    Offers various services for the transgender community including:

    • Endocrinologist (hormone) referrals 
    • Counseling 
    • Social and support groups
    • Community events

    For more information, call: 714.953.5428, email: info@lgbtcenteroc.org, or visit: www.lgbtqcenteroc.org

     

    OC ACCEPT

    Provides early intervention services to individuals experiencing mild to moderate behavioral health symptoms and identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and/or Questioning (LGBTIQ+). Services provided include behavioral health screening and assessments, counseling, psychoeducational and support groups, case management, community education and training, and referrals and linkages to other resources. 

    The program provides a safe environment for individuals and the important people in their lives to express their feelings and connect with others. OC ACCEPT also seeks to reduce stigma by educating the community at large.

    The Program addresses challenges that people identifying as LGBTIQ+ may experience, such as: 

    • Confusion
    • Isolation
    • Grief and loss
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Suicidal thoughts
    • Self-medicating with drugs and other high-risk behaviors
    • Self-esteem challenges
    • Victims of bullying
    • Trauma
    • Homelessness
    • Lack of familial support

    For more information, call: 714.645.8000 or visit: www.ochealthinfo.com/bhs/about/pi

     

    LGBTQ Center Orange County: Immigration Resources 

    Provides education, resources, referrals, legal support, and assistance with accessing services to immigrants and refugees in the LGBTQ+ community seeking a lawful immigrant or citizenship status. 

    For more information, call: 714.953.5428 or visit: www.lgbtqcenteroc.org/services/immigrationresources 

     

    Health Resources

    LGBTQIA+ and Addiction: Causes Resources and Treatment

     

    Know Your Rights

    A Guide for Trans* and Gender Non-Conforming Students

     

Childcare Resources

A smiling child holding a bookOrange County Head Start, inc.

Orange County Head Start, Inc. (OCHS) services over 4,000 children from low-income families at no cost. There are centers throughout Orange County. Contact your local Head Start office about enrollment.

Main Office:
2501 S. Pullman Street, Suite 100
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone: 714.241.8920
Fax: (949) 596-8291

Questions about enrolling your child:  enrollment@ochsinc.org  or click here
General Information:  info@ochsinc.org
Website: www.ochsinc.org

Health Resources

  • Healthcare Resources

    Medi-Cal and Covered California Insurance Application Assistance from North Orange County Regional Health Foundation 

    Offers Medi-Cal and Covered California insurance application assistance. Appointments can also be made for information-only about the Medi-Cal and Covered California programs. 

    For more information, call: 714.441.0411 or visit: www.nocrhf.org 

     

    County of Orange Social Services Agency-Adult Services, Aid Programs, and Public Health Insurance 

    Provides free to low-cost medical insurance for qualifying California residents of all ages that covers essential health benefits including: 

    • Outpatient, emergency, and hospitalization services  
    • Maternity, newborn care, and pediatric care 
    • Mental health and substance use disorder services  
    • Prescription drugs and laboratory services 
    • Physical, occupational, and rehabilitative therapy 
    • Preventive care and chronic disease management 
    • Pediatric dental and limited adult dental services 

    Insurance coverage may be available for medical services received prior to Medi-Cal coverage through what is known as Retroactive Medi-Cal. 

    For more information, call: 800.281.9799 or visit: mybenefitscalwin.org 

     

    Share Our Selves: Medical Clinic 

    Provides primary health care for people with or without health insurance. Services to established patients may include coordination of specialty care such as cardiology, nephrology, neurology, optometry, gastroenterology, gynecology, physical therapy, and a low-cost prescription medication program. 

    For more information call: 949.270.2100 or visit: www.shareourselves.org 

     

    Lestonnac Free Clinic 

    Offers primary and specialty medical care services to people without medical insurance. 

    For more information: 

    Anaheim Clinic: Call 714.399.4571 

    Los Alamitos Medical Center: Call 562.493.4466 

    Main Appointment Line: Call 714.633.4600 

    Email: info@lestonnacfreeclinic.org or Visit: www.lestonnacfreeclinic.org 

     

    Western Youth Services 

    https://www.westernyouthservices.org/ 

    Western Youth Services provides outpatient mental health services primarily for Orange County Medi-Cal eligible clients up to age twenty-one years old. Individualized and solution-focused services are provided at a level, frequency and duration consistent with each client’s treatment goals utilizing Evidenced-Based Practices. Services include but are not limited to clinical interventions, clinical and psycho-diagnostic assessment, family therapy, crisis intervention, treatment planning, discharge planning, case management, linkage to other services, mental health consultations, mediation support, Therapeutic Behavioral Services and advocacy. 

    WYS has locations throughout Orange County, CA which include: Outreach & Engagement facilities, Medi-Cal Outpatient Clinics, Family Resource Centers, and on-site School-based Services. They also offer additional services through their collaborative partnerships to provide an integrated approach to mental health care. Please call to see which locations and services are best for you. 

     

    Phone:  888.312.0406  

    Email:  info@westernyouthservices.org 

  • Behavioral and Mental Health Resources

    OC Links Information and Referral Line 

    Provides telephone and online chat support for anyone seeking information or linkage to any of the Health Care Agency’s Behavioral Health Services. These services include children and adult mental health, alcohol and drug inpatient and outpatient programs, crisis programs, prevention, and early intervention services. 

    For more information, call: 855.OC.Links (855.625.4657) or visit: www.ochealthinfo.com/bhs/about/nit/oclinks 

     

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 

    Offers confidential assistance to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Also offers a chat service.   

    Call: 800.273.TALK (800.273.8255) For English, Spanish, and Korean call: 877.727.4747 

    Visit: www.didihirsch.org/services/suicide-prevention/crisis-services/ 

     

    New Hope Crisis Hotline: Catholic Charities of Orange County, Inc. 

    Trained faith-based crisis workers provide a hotline for crisis intervention and suicide prevention. 

    Call: 714.NEW.HOPE (714.639.4673) or visit: www.newhopenow.org 

     

    WarmLine: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Orange County 

    Provides a WarmLine for emotional support and guidance for people with concerns about their mental health, substance abuse, and loneliness. A “warmline” is a telephone line that helps with people whose need is not urgent. Also offers information and referral to community resources. 

    Call: 877.910.9276  or call/text: 714.991.6412  

    Email: WL@namioc.org or visit: www.namioc.org/oc-warmline 

     

    PTSD UNLIMITED 

    Offers 24/7 online support and resources to individuals who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 

    Visit: www.ptsdunited.org 

     

    Casa De La Familia

    CDLF was founded on the vision of having an organization dedicated to ensuring the long-lasting mental health success of individuals who have experienced a psychological trauma with the primary focus of services for the underserved and underrepresented minority populations. The mission of CDLF centers on providing mental health treatment, stigma reduction through psychoeducation, and advocacy related services. Our therapists are bilingual in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

    For more information, please visit: casadelafamilia.org

     

    Stopbullying.gov 

    https://www.stopbullying.gov/resources/get-help-now 

    A federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human. 

     

    Waymakers 

    https://waymakersoc.org 

    A nonprofit resource building safer communities by helping people find their way. Whether redirecting youth offenders, helping sheltered children get back on track, unifying troubled families, resolving community conflicts or empowering victims of violence, Waymakers clears the path so clients can advance beyond crisis. 

     

    Phone: 949.250.0488 

    Fax: 714.540.1908  

    Email: info@waymakersoc.org 

    Address: 
    1221 East Dyer Road 
    Suite 120 
    Santa Ana, CA 92705 

     

    Western Youth Services 

    https://www.westernyouthservices.org/ 

    Western Youth Services provides outpatient mental health services primarily for Orange County Medi-Cal eligible clients up to age twenty-one years old. Individualized and solution-focused services are provided at a level, frequency and duration consistent with each client’s treatment goals utilizing Evidenced-Based Practices. Services include but are not limited to clinical interventions, clinical and psycho-diagnostic assessment, family therapy, crisis intervention, treatment planning, discharge planning, case management, linkage to other services, mental health consultations, mediation support, Therapeutic Behavioral Services and advocacy. 

    WYS has locations throughout Orange County, CA which include: Outreach & Engagement facilities, Medi-Cal Outpatient Clinics, Family Resource Centers, and on-site School-based Services. They also offer additional services through their collaborative partnerships to provide an integrated approach to mental health care. Please call to see which locations and services are best for you. 

     

    Phone:  888.312.0406  

    Email:  info@westernyouthservices.org 

     

    StigmaFreeOC

    www.stigmafreeoc.com

    Stigma Free OC is a county-wide movement which aims to clear the stigma associated with mental illness and addiction. Stigma can make it difficult to see people for who they really are beyond the conditions they are living with. The campaign is dedicated to raising awareness of these illnesses by creating an environment where people are seen and supported in their efforts to achieve wellness and recovery.

    For more information on Efforts to Reduce Stigma – Visit StigmaFreeOC

  • Human Trafficking Prevention and Recovery

    OC Human Trafficking Taskforce

    The Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force (OCHTTF) is an emblematic organizational structure of different lead agencies and community partners driven together by a common mission; to combat human trafficking in Orange County. We strive to address the crime of human trafficking in Orange County, California; and to ensure that all victims are identified and supported, and perpetrators are held accountable.

    For more information, visit: ochumantrafficking.com

     

    National  Human Trafficking Hotline

    If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline toll-free hotline, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1.888.373.7888 to speak with a specially trained Anti-Trafficking Hotline Advocate. Support is provided in more than 200 languages. We are here to listen and connect you with the help you need to stay safe.

    Callers can dial 711 to access the Hotline using TTY.

    You can also email us at help@humantraffickinghotline.org.

    To report a potential human trafficking situation, call the hotline at 1.888.373.7888, or submit a tip online here.

     

    Orangewood – Project CHOICE and the Lighthouse

    At Orangewood Foundation we understand that not all youth are ready or able to leave their current trafficking situation (also commonly known as “the life” or “the game”) as it can take many attempts before leaving for good. Here at Orangewood, we have developed programs and services to meet youth’s needs, whether they are still in “the life” or not.

    We don’t judge the decisions youth make, as our number 1 priority is youth’s health and safety.  Two of our programs to check out include Project Choice: Drop-in Center* and The Lighthouse.

    For more information, please visit: orangewood4you.org

     

    Casa De La Familia

    Funded through the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), U.S. Department of Justice, Grant No. 2019-VT-BX-0071, CDLF supports victims of Human Trafficking through providing psychological counseling, case management, support groups, outreach, psychoeducation, and related services to victims of human trafficking in Los Angeles County and Orange County.

    For more information, please visit: casadelafamilia.org

    Rescued from human trafficking?  Right To Rise is a program of Casa de La Familia, offers therapy at no cost to human trafficking survivors and their families. Call (877) 611-CASA to schedule an appointment.