Neighborhood Services and Friendly Center


The goal of Neighborhood Services is to provide free direct assistance to the community. In partnership with the Friendly Center, we are dedicated to improving the lives of children, adults, and seniors by helping them move towards self-sufficiency through immediate aid and a variety of educational and life skill programs.


The functions of Neighborhood Services are:

  • Coordinating the implementation of solutions to neighborhood and community issues
  • Overseeing the coordination of activities including community assistance programs
  • Striving to support neighborhood empowerment activities
  • Working to strengthen neighborhoods

Methods of Assistance

The Division serves to facilitate the provision of human and social services through:

  • Providing direct service and information
  • Referring citizens to other social service agencies and local non-profit organizations

Programs and Services

Programs and services are free and include:

  • Adult programs
  • Counseling services
  • Domestic violence intervention
  • Emergency assistance for rent, utilities, and clothing as available
  • Family support - assisting families in crisis
  • Information and referrals
  • Parenting classes
  • Food programs both emergency and supplemental assistance
  • Youth tutoring program, homework help and academic enrichment for children first through sixth grade.

Specific Programs

Please click below for specific programs offered:

Health Care Services Partners

Housing Rehabilitation Program

Utility Assistance

Placentia Community Collaborative

Placentia Family Resource Center works with various non-profits organizations and agencies that provide valuable services to our community. Please click on the link below for a detailed list of organizations and agencies:

List of Placentia Community Collaborative Partners

Whitten Community Center Monthly Calendar

Please click below for the most recent Placentia Family Resource Center Calendar: 

Monthly Calendar (PDF)