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 $2.4 million of the Commission budget was allocated to Strong Families programs in Fiscal Year 2017/18. An additional $82,917 in catalytic expenditures supported homeless prevention and family support services.

Family Support Programs:

  • Child Guidance Center – Parent/Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT)
  • Orange County Social Service Agency (Early Childhood Systems of Care) – Early Developmental Services for Children in the Foster Care System
  • Early Childhood Mental Health Collaborative – a collaborative committed to creating system changes that address behavior concerns, underdiagnosed mental health issues, high expulsion and suspension rates, and other related needs of pre-kindergarten students

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
  • Emergency and Transitional Housing
    • Casa Teresa
    • Colette’s Children’s Home
    • Families Forward
    • Illumination Foundation
    • Laura’s House
    • Precious Life Shelter