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The items listed below provide useful information about community resources in the North Orange County area. These resources are updated on an ongoing basis, but may not reflect the most current information. Be sure to contact the community service program directly for up to date information.

The resources below are informational only and are not endorsed or recommended by North Orange Continuing Education. This page is not a comprehensive list of all resources available.  For additional resources, please contact 211OC.

Community Resources

  • Food Resources

    Anaheim Food Pantries 

    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. 


    Food and Resource Drive-Thru 

    1125 North Euclid Street 

    Anaheim, CA 92801 

    Call for detailed information 


    Email: jsouza@llac.org 

    Food Bank and Clothing 

    Iglesia Comunidad de Fe Orange 

    Call for detailed information 

    Call for detailed information 


    Email: iglesiacomunidaddefe1@gmail.com 

    Food Pantry at 

    Saint Anthony Claret 

    1450 East La Palma Avenue 

    Anaheim, CA 92805 

    Call for detailed information 


    Website: www.stanthonymaryclaret.org 

    Food Pantry at 

    The Native American United Methodist Church 

    800 South Lemon Street 

    Anaheim, CA 92805 

    Call for detailed information 


    Food Pantry at 

    Emmanuel Spanish Seventh Day Adventist Church 

    1520 South Lewis Street 

    Anaheim, CA 92805 

    Call for detailed information 


    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 

    Distribution  Schedule 
    For more information, contact: 

    EFAP Commodities at 

    Cypress Senior Center 

    9031 Grindlay Street 

    Cypress, CA 90630 

    Call for detailed information 


    Website: Cypress Senior Center

    Food Pantry at 

    Saint Irenaeus 

    5201 Evergreen Avenue 

    Cypress, CA 90630 

    Call for detailed information 


    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 


    Website: www.wecarelosalamitos.org 

    Senior Grocery Program at 

    Los Alamitos Community Center 

    10911 Oak Street 

    Los Alamitos, CA 90720 

    Call for detailed information 


    Website: www.cityoflosalamitos.org/recreation 


    Fullerton Food Pantries 

    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 


    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 


    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 


    Food Distribution Program at North Orange County Regional Health Foundation 

    901 West Orangethorpe Avenue 

    Fullerton, CA 92832 

    Call for detailed information 


    Website: www.nocrhf.org 

  • Health Care 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 

  • 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 



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

    Visit: www.ptsdunited.org 

  • 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 

  • Childcare Resources

    Orange County Head Start, inc.

    Orange County Head Start, Inc. (OCHS) has been in existence since 1979 and currently services over 4,000 children. Head Start services are available to preschool children from low-income families at no cost.

    OCHS has centers located throughout the county. Contact your local Head Start office to see if you child is eligible to enroll.

    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