Placentia Community Collaborative

The Placentia Community Collaborative's Mission Statement is to unite community efforts to strengthen and support family well-being and self-sufficiency. Placentia has a strong network of community agencies and committed individuals and families who insure that comprehensive and coordinated resources are available to support family needs.

Children Services

Child Support Services

1055 N Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701

(866) 901-3212

Child Support Services Website

The Orange County Department of Child Support Services provides professional cost-effective services to parents or caretakers of minor children. We offer Solutions for Parents including the establishment and enforcement of child support orders through exclusive enforcement tools, establishment of legal paternity through genetic testing, complete account maintenance, and exceptional customer service to assist customers every step of the way.

Coast to Coast Foundation

 316 District Court, Fullerton, CA 92832

(888) 275-5160

Coast to Coast Foundation Website

Our mission is to support the members of our community in their time of need, and work towards a greater good. The foundation provides children scholarships from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Children must be enrolled and a McKinney Vento active student. Clothing and food are provided every 1st and 3rd Sunday. The foundation also provides holiday meal outreach during Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Friendly Center

147 W Rose Avenue, Orange, CA 92867

(714) 771-5300

Friendly Center Website

Friendly Center assists the economically less fortunate through programs and services, such as children and youth academic tutoring, family advocacy, supplemental food programs and emergency assistance. With locations in Placentia, Orange, and Garden Grove we provide life-changing assistance to more than 800 families every year through our 25 free programs and services.

Melrose Elementary

974 Melrose Street, Placentia, CA 92870

(714) 986-7220

Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District Website

Melrose is an Elementary School for kids from Preppy Kindergarten to 5th Grade. We also provide English classes in the morning for parents and provide a child care for infants to Preppy K/Kinder age children.

Orange County Head Start

2501 Pullman Street, Suite 100, Santa Ana, CA 92705

(714) 5241-8920

Orange County Head Start Website

Head Start is a comprehensive child development program designed to meet the educational, emotional, social, health, and nutritional needs of children and families. The program encompasses much more than what is generally thought of as a preschool program.

Family Services

Friendly Center

147 W Rose Avenue, Orange, CA 92867

(714) 771-5300

Friendly Center Website

Friendly Center assists the economically less fortunate through programs and services, such as children and youth academic tutoring, family advocacy, supplemental food programs and emergency assistance. With locations in Placentia, Orange, and Garden Grove we provide life-changing assistance to more than 800 families every year through our 25 free programs and services.

Paint Your Heart Out

1260 N. Hancock Street, Number 103, Anaheim, CA 92807

(714) 970-1150

Paint Your Heart Out, Inc is a volunteer driven nonprofit organization that helps low income, senior, disabled, and veteran homeowners maintain their dignity, safety, independence, and connections to the community by painting and providing homeowners with essential repairs and upkeep to their homes.

Health and Wellness

Alliance for a Healthy Orange County

1901 E 4th Street, Suite 100, Santa Ana, CA 92705

Alliance for a Healthy Orange County Website

The Alliance for a Healthy Orange County is a county-wide collaborative of health care organizations, community-based organizations and universities whose mission is to champion policy strategies and leverage funding opportunities that result in enhanced health outcomes and reduced health disparities for Orange County residents. One of the goals of AHOC is to bring Prevention Fund dollars into Orange County. The Federal Government has committed $15 billion over ten years to fund prevention programs. The prevention fund dollars would provide the opportunity to bring programs to scale and support policy and environmental change efforts that would have a lasting impact on the health of Orange County.

Braille Institute – Orange County Regional Center

527 N Dale Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92807

(714) 821-5000

Braille Institute Website

The Braille Institute offers many free programs and services such as low vision wellness, consultation, and rehabilitation, library, educational, career, youth, and adult programs.


505 City Parkway West, Orange, CA 92868

(888) 587-8088

CalOptima Website

CalOptima is a county organized health system that administers health insurance programs for low income families, children, seniors, and persons with disabilities in Orange County.

MOMS Orange County

1128 W Santa Ana Boulevard, Santa Ana, CA 92703

(714) 972-2610

MOMS Orange County Website

MOMS Orange County helps mothers and their families have healthy babies by providing access to prenatal care, health screenings, infant development screenings, health education and referral services through monthly home visits and group classes. Mothers receive one-on-one education and support during pregnancy to help increase their chances of delivering a healthy baby. After babies are born, the focus turns to promoting their healthy growth and development so they grow up happy, healthy and ready to learn.

Placentia WIC

618 W. Chapman Ave. Placentia, CA 92870

(888) 942-2229

Placentia WIC Website

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a federal assistance program of the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), created by an amendment to section 17 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 on September 26, 1972. PHFE WIC began serving communities of Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino Countries County in 1976. Foods offered by the WIC program help supplement participants diets with key nutrients important to fetal development and adult and child health. WIC is a cost-effective program, reducing participants healthcare costs by providing healthy foods and prenatal services, improving birth outcomes, and promoting breastfeeding.

Placentia WIC Hours:

  • Monday/Tuesday                   9:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday                           11:00 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.
  • Thursday                               9:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday                                    10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

St. Jude Neighborhood Health Centers

731 S. Highland Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92832

(714) 446-5100

St. Jude Neighborhood Health Centers Website

Mobile clinic services offered at the Whitten Community Center. Please call to schedule an appointment. In addition, medical, dental (limited to patients of the medical clinic with chronic diseases), mental health counseling and health education are provided to Placentia residents at the Fullerton location. Children's Dental Clinic services are available for children ages 1 to 18 by calling (714) 522-8723.

Homeless, Emergency, and Transitional Housing

Colette's Children's Home

7372 Prince Drive, Suite Number 106, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

(714) 596-1380

Colette's Children's Home Website

Colette's Children's Home provides emergency, transitional, and permanent housing to homeless single women and homeless women with children. Colette's Children's Home operates 13 shelters in the cities of Placentia, Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, and Anaheim.

Casa Youth Shelter

10911 Regan Street, Los Alamitos, CA 90720

(714) 995-8601

Casa Youth Shelter Website

Casa Youth Shelter is an emergency home for homeless and runaway teens, ages 12 to 17. Shelter is also provided for teens that are at-risk for hopelessness or running away. Emergency shelter services are provided for up to 2 weeks along with individual, group, and family counseling. Our goal is to reunify the teen with the family, if safe. If not, referrals and linkage to appropriate services are provided. Aftercare counseling is encouraged once the teens exit. All services are offered on a sliding scale. No teen is turned away for an inability to pay.

Homeless Intervention Shelter and House

907 N Bradford Avenue, Placentia, CA 92870

(714) 993-5774

Homeless Intervention Shelter and House Website

H.I.S. House transition shelter was founded in 1989 by Placentia Presbyterian Church. Since its inception, H.I.S. House has been home to over 2,000 families, singles, and children. Each family lives in a private guest room, singles share a room with another single. During the four to six month program, adults secure employment and save money for permanent housing.

Placentia Yorba Linda McKinney Vento Program

3232 Topaz Lane, Fullerton, CA 92831

(714) 986-7028

Placentia Yorba Linda McKinney Vento Program Website

The McKinney Vento Act protects the rights of homeless students while they are in school. Our office ensures that students and parents are aware of their rights under the Act. We also provide food through an "urgent use" pantry, uniforms and shoes as well as backpacks and school supplies to students who are either homeless or living with friends and relatives due to economic circumstances.

Hot Meals

MondaysOrangethorpe Christian Church
220 W Orangethorpe Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92833
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.(714) 871-3400
TuesdaysFirst Lutheran Church
215 N Lemon Street
Fullerton, CA 92832
6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.(714) 871-7820
WednesdaysFirst Christian Church
109 E Wilshire Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832
6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.(714) 525-5525
ThursdaysPlacentia Presbyterian Church
849 N Bradford Avenue
Placentia, CA 92870
5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.(714) 528-1438
FridaysSt. Andrew's Episcopal Church
1231 E Chapman Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92831
6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.(714) 870-4350
SaturdaysSt. Angela Merici Catholic Church
585 S Walnut Avenue
Brea, CA 92821
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.(714) 529-1821

Job Training and Development

Taller San Jose

801 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701

(714) 543-5105

Taller San Jose Website

Taller San Jose gives Orange County youth, ages 18 to 28, the training and skills needed to get and keep a job. Taller San Jose is a 24-month intensive program that provides hands-on training, personal development and job readiness support. Youth must submit an application; participate in an interview; pass a drug test; meet basic skills (5th to 8th grade math/reading level) requirements; and have a government ID. Youth are expected to show up every day, on time and drug free during their 16 to 20 weeks of hands-on skills training in the Office, Medical or Construction Academies.

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