2-1-1 Orange County
2-1-1 Orange County was founded in 1984 as People for Irvine Community Health. Since its inception, the agency has been connecting residents in need to critical social services in Orange County such as housing, job placement, food, and health insurance.
211OC is dedicated to building an Orange County where:
NO ONE IS HOMELESS
By building a Coordinated Entry System for the region that offers a single point of entry into the network of services, 211OC helps secure housing for chronically homeless people and help them maintain it.
NO ONE IS HUNGRY
Our trained community wellness and resource navigators help OC residents apply for the CalFresh program.
EVERYONE IS COUNTED
The Point-in-Time count and survey of the homeless population in Orange County is a vital tool for ending homelessness, and helps the county qualify for more than $19,000,000 in federal funding for services to reduce homelessness.
EVERYONE CAN AFFORD A QUALITY LIFE
211OC helps screen residents for eligibility in programs that can save them money, which in turn improves quality of life.
VETERANS COME HOME TO THE SUPPORT THEY DESERVE
Our Courage to Connect Program helps veterans returning to Orange County transition back into civilian life. With offices at the Tierney Center in Tustin, we are helping link veterans to benefits and services to overcome barriers and be successful.
WOMEN ARE SAFE
211OC manages a Central Clearinghouse for Health and Domestic Violence (resources and referrals). The Clearinghouse includes an online comprehensive, searchable database for DV services in OC, with a dedicated webpage; a 24-hour telephone helpline, with multi-lingual, culturally sensitive staff; and facilitated referrals (aka “warm hand-offs”). Together, these components will represent a one-stop, comprehensive, current, and user-friendly Clearinghouse that provides domestic violence survivors and victims' easy access to service and referrals.
FAMILIES ARE STRONG
211OC provides information and referral services at the Anaheim Independencia Family Resource Center and the El Modena Family Resource Center in Orange, serving more than 2,500 clients annually that utilize these local resources.
FORMER INMATES CONTRIBUTE TO A HEALTHY VIBRANT COMMUNITY
Working in partnership with the Returning Home Foundation and the Orange County Re-entry Partnership – a collaborative of over 30 public and private agencies working to successfully integrate people into Orange County post incarceration – 211OC educates and connects current and formerly incarcerated individuals, their families, and service providers, to available community resources through our online Re-Entry Portal, conducting outreach and workshops at the jails, and working with service providers.