Strong Families

The Strong Families goal is to support and strengthen families to promote good parenting for the optimal development of young children. Strong Families programs are intended to help homeless families and families at risk for homelessness. More than $2 million of the Commission budget was allocated to Strong Families programs in Fiscal Year 2015/16. An additional $1.3 million in catalytic expenditures supported homeless prevention and family support services.screen-shot-2016-12-07-at-2-49-29-pm

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Family Support Programs:

  • Child Guidance Center – Parent/Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT)
  • Down Syndrome Association of Orange County
  • Family Support Network – Developmental Screenings & Linkage to Services
  • Fullerton Joint Union High School District – Developmental assessments of young children of parenting teens
  • Orange County Social Service Agency (Early Childhood Systems of Care) – Early Developmental Services for Children in the Foster Care System

Homeless Prevention Programs:

  • HomeAid Orange County – Essentials for Young Lives Donation Drive and Emergency Shelter Implementation
  • Mercy House Living Centers – Emergency Shelter/Family Redirection Program
  • Motel Outreach Programs
    • Orange County Health Care Agency/Public Health Nursing
    • VNA Foundation of Orange County
  • Transitional Shelter Programs
    • Casa Teresa
    • Colette’s Children’s Home
    • Families Forward
    • Illumination Foundation
    • Precious Life Shelter