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211 Orange County Information Link 

2-1-1 Orange County is an information and referral system that links OC residents to community health and human services. Callers seeking assistance dial toll-free 2-1-1 at any time day or night and are connected with certified, multilingual information and referral specialists who use a robust database to provide information on a variety of services.

Dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-600-4357, or go to www.211oc.org.

Community Legal Aid Socal

Community Legal Aid SoCal helps our neighbors fight injustice by providing compassionate, high-quality legal aid, and advocating for stronger communities.  Please call (800) 834-5001 or visit Community Legal Aid SoCal's website to learn more.

Specific Legal Issues:

  • Identity Theft for Foster Youth 

    • Clearing Credit Report

    • Freezing a Credit Report

    • Placing an alert on Credit Report

  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status for Undocumented Youth

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is here to make sure students disadvantaged by social, economic, educational, or linguistic barriers get the resources they need to enroll and succeed at any California community college. How? By offering comprehensive academic and support counseling, financial aid, and a bevy of other services aimed at keeping students from dropping out and helping them reach their educational and career goals.  Please go to EOPS's website to learn more.

Family Urgent Response System (FURS)

FURS includes a 24/7 Statewide Hotline and a 24/7 County-based Mobile Response and Stabilization!!  FURS will provide current and former foster youth (up to age 21) and their caregivers with immediate, trauma-informed support by caring and trained professionals when they need it.

FURS is intended to:

  • Prevent placement disruptions and preserve the relationship between the child or youth and their caregiver
  • Reduce the need for a 911 call or law enforcement involvement and the needless criminalization of traumatized youth
  • Reduce hospitalization and placement into congregate care
  • Promote healing as a family
  • Provide a safe and judgment-free space for youth and caregivers

Please click on the flyers (youth and caregiver) with organizations, agencies, and contacts. 

If you would like more information or have questions about FURS, please feel free to contact the FURS Implementation Team or check out their website.

Homeless Assistance

Family Solutions Collaborative 

The Family Solutions Collaborative is a coalition of the leading family service nonprofits in Orange County and was formed to streamline the process for homeless families to be connected to the services they need. Visit their website and fill out a brief survey and a Family Service Navigator will contact you.  Find out more by visiting their website.  

Homeless Education, Assistance, and Resource Team (HEART)

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act has been reauthorized and incorporated into the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  The reauthorization ensures educational rights and protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness. Please go to the CUSD HEART website for more information.

Mental Health

Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD) School Counseling Program provides individual student academic planning and goal setting, short-term counseling to students, referrals for long-term support, collaboration with families, teachers, administrators, and community agencies for student success, and advocacy for students at student-focused meetings. For more information, please visit CUSD School Counseling Program's website.

Minors Seeking Shelter

CASA Youth Shelter - Teen Runaways or Homeless

Casa Youth Shelter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing emergency temporary shelter for youth aged 12-17 who are homeless, abused, or struggling with crisis. Located at 10911 Reagan Street, Los Alamitos, California 90720; they are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact them using the information below or find out more by going to their website at www.casayouthshelter.org.

Crisis Hotline:
(800) 914-CASA (2272)
Shelter: (562) 594-6825
or (714) 995-8601
Fax: (562) 594-9185

Tutoring

Schools on Wheels

School on Wheels provides FREE tutoring to K-12 children living in a shelter, motel, vehicle, group foster home or currently unsheltered. If you would like a tutor please contact Rebecca Sul at 714-232-2869, or by email at rsul@schoolonwheels.org. Visit schoolonwheels.org/students to learn more.

Unaccompanied Minor Support

Stand Up for Kids  

Stand Up for Kids supports unaccompanied youth ages 12-24 experiencing homelessness with counseling, mentoring, and housing. If you are in need of support, please contact Xiomara Orozco at 714-702-5048 or Anaheim@standupforkids.org or call the Stand Up for Kids Hotline at 714-356-5437. You can visit their website at www.standupforkids.org to learn more.