The Children and Families Commission of Orange County Recognized AmeriCorps and VISTA Members for their Outstanding Service to the Community
Bren Events Center, UCI Saturday May 15 8AM- Noon
In Collaboration with Autism Speaks, UCI and CHOC Hear experts and parents exchange approaches and opinions on treatments
Kick-Off Saturday, April 24, 2010 at Irvine Spectrum Center®
IRVINE, Calif. (April 13, 2010) – The 3rd annual Essentials for Young Lives drive kicks off Saturday, April 24 in honor of Mother’s Day, at the Irvine Spectrum Center®.
On April 7, 2010 Commission members were presented with a comprehensive overview of the current “Service Payback Agreements” that a number of community based organizations have with the Commission. The Agreements provide one-time funding for organizations in exchange for the provision of services to families and children in Orange County. Services such as; pediatric dental care, emergency and transitional shelter for homeless families, early developmental screenings to identify developmental disabilities and health and wellness education and activities are covered under the Agreements. These Service Payback Agreements enable numerous community-based organizations to provide vital – and otherwise difficult to access – services to thousands of children and their families.
To honor and celebrate mothers, HomeAid Orange County in partnership with the Children and Families Commission of Orange County and the YMCA of Orange County, are leading a community-wide drive to collect “essential” baby items (diapers, baby wipes, baby food, baby hygiene products) for homeless mothers and their children.