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What We Can Do

Improve employment and workforce training

With increased vocational training and relevant job skills, more Orange County residents will have the tools they need for success.

Prevent homelessness and improve access to housing

By increasing resources for individuals and families facing homelessness, and improving access to affordable housing, we can ensure a safe haven for vulnerable children and families in Orange County.

Increase access to nutritious foods

Improving access to nutritious foods can reduce hunger and improve health throughout our county.

Career advancement training
Additional training for unemployed or underemployed individuals can help them qualify for positions with a sustainable wage.

Prevent homelessness
Identifying and bringing supportive services to families at risk can help them avert a crisis before it occurs.
Expand capacity of programs addressing food insecurity
Improved countywide access to nutritious and affordable foods for vulnerable populations means no one—young or old—has to go hungry
Technical education and training
To meet specific hiring needs, vocational training for both high school students and adults can be tailored to the unique growth industries in Orange County.
Emergency response
Supportive services tailored to meet individual needs can ensure a successful transition to permanent housing.
Outreach and education
Increased awareness and education about existing food resources help reach those in greatest need.
Job search skills
By strengthening their job search skills—including English proficiency—and promoting better use of existing job search resources, we can help more Orange County residents find meaningful, sustainable employment.
Permanent housing
Improved access to affordable, permanent housing lessens the burden on shelters and helps Orange County residents retain their dignity.
Meal services
Increasing the capacity of food distribution programs and meal service providers at locations throughout the county can help individuals with limited access, including transportation barriers.

Increase access to quality
health care

We can improve local healthcare capacity and help Orange County residents understand their options.

Promote healthy lifestyles

By providing more opportunities for increased physical activity and healthier eating habits, we can help Orange County residents stay well.

Prevent and addressing abuse affecting children and families

We can help end the cycle of family violence with effective prevention and victim support measures.

Availability of cost-effective services
Community-based and mobile clinics, sliding-scale services and affordable prescriptions help residents gain access to healthcare they would otherwise lack.
Greater physical activity
To reverse the epidemic of obesity, we must increase opportunities for children and adults to incorporate physical activity in their daily lives.

Abuse prevention
Educating children, teens and adults gives them the tools they need to help prevent abuse and to protect themselves if they are victimized.
Outreach and education
Programs that provide outreach and education help uninsured and underinsured residents better utilize available healthcare resources.
Healthy food and beverage choices
By working within schools, neighborhoods, healthcare settings and after-school programs, and partnering with local businesses, we can increase healthy food and beverage options and make selecting nutritious foods easier.
Emergency shelters and transitional living
For victims of domestic violence, emergency shelter programs offer a lifeline of safety and support to break the cycle of violence.
Systems of Care
Coordinated care is proven to enhance access to services, improve quality of care and lower overall medical costs.
Nutrition education
More effective education and messaging about food and nutrition can help children and adults make healthy decisions.
Anti-bullying programs
Supporting bully-prevention programs for youth can stop the cycle of violence before it begins.

Improve language development and proficiency

Supporting language development and literacy programs for both families and students can ensure that all students are ready for college and career.

Ensure students receive early childhood education

By making high-quality early childhood education the clear choice and available to all, we can help kids get the strong start they need to succeed in school.

Increase resources for students, teachers and parents

We can support the learning process through tutoring and mentoring for students, leadership and professional development for teachers, and engaging parents as partners.

Support for students
We can support language acquisition through early family literacy programs, early childhood and preschool programs, and learning environments and programs that build on students’ natural interests and abilities.
Increase early education options
If we increase the number, affordability and quality of early education programs, we can make sure that no child is turned away.

Tutoring for at-risk youth
Through effective in-class and after-school programs, we can provide academic support, tutoring and mentoring for at-risk youth.
Support for parents and families
Effective programs can help families of preschool and school-age children foster the strong language skills critical for lifelong social and academic success.
Parents as teachers
By collaborating with families to make learning an everyday experience, we can help children become lifelong learners.
Leadership development
We can equip teachers and administrators with the ongoing training and support they need to be successful.
Learning readiness
By providing a full range of services, including access to medical and dental assessment and care, language and literacy programs, parenting support and related programs, we can help prepare each child for school.
Parent partnerships
Training and programs help parents understand how to best work with schools and support their child’s learning.