The Orange County List
Of Best Helpful Resources
This Valentine’s Day with Love & Hope I place an Orange County Resource List post for those who are in need.
The O.C. Resource List is my way of playing it forward and to relief some of my guilt when I see a man, a woman or family standing with a sign that asks for financial aid. I witness this scenario several times a week on our local popular street corners.
I always wonder if these persons are aware of some of the services available in Orange County. I also question if I were to give them money would they spend the funds on essentials.
My solution was to create an Orange County Resource List that people could give out to others in need. The Resource List of Orange County contains where to find financial resources, free or low-cost health care, food banks and other sources to improve the quality of life.
I plan to give out the O.C. Resource List with a small gift certificate to McDonalds or a to the same type of fast food chain.
If you would like to play it forward, then you can print the page below the line. I have tried to line it up as a Page 3 and Page 4 on a piece of letter-sized paper.
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The Orange County Resource List
OC Food Bank Org. website provides numerous resources. You can find out how to apply for SNAP, where to find local food banks in Orange County http://ocfoodbank.org
A List of Orange County Food Banks: http://www.foodpantries.org/ci/ca-orange
The following are two additional Orange County locations where food is collected and distributed to those in need:
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County 8014 Marine Way, Irvine, CA 92618
Phone : 949-653-2900 Web Site: http://www.feedoc.org/
Community Action Partnership of Orange County Food Bank
11870 Monarch St., Garden Grove, CA 92841
Phone: (714) 897-6670 Web Site: http://ocfoodbank.org/
Additional Orange County Food Pantries are listed on the following link:
WIC Program is government funded program designed to help low income Women Infants and Children: http://ochealthinfo.com/phs/about/family/nutrition/wic
List of Shelters Available By Dialing 2-1-1
2-1-1 Orange County offers a comprehensive information and referral system linking Orange County residents to community health and human services and support.
2-1-1 is to social services what 9-1-1 is to emergency services. 2-1-1 Orange County refers callers to organizations qualified to address an incredible array of health and human services
For more information about 2-1-1 Orange County, click on the following link:
Rental assistance contacts are provided on the following link:
You can help about shelter at Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Rent Assistance Programs http://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/housing_and_urban_development_.html#section8
The following link directs you to free or low adult health medical services:
The following links provides you to free or low cost healthcare for children:
The following link provides you with a list of free or low cost dental care:
Free Prescriptions and Discounted Prescription Plans are available on the following website:
Free and Discount Energy with the Federal LHEAP program:
Comcast Essential program, call 1-855-846-8376 Offers Low Cost Internet Assess and Discounted computers to low income families. Here is the Comcast Link that outlines their programs:
You can also find internet access at Orange County Public Libraries.