Hart Community Homes
Where Care Meets Community: Discover Hart Community Homes
Heal, educate and empower at-risk youth to become healthy, productive and self sufficient adults in the community. We provide the necessary continuum of care to youth in, and emancipating out of, the foster care system in order to eliminate homeless youth and adults in the community.
Youth “age-out” of the foster care system at the age of 18 and often lack adequate independent living skills. At Hart Community Homes, we believe that every child deserves a chance to succeed, no matter the circumstances they face. Founded in 1996, our organization sought out to support Orange County's foster care youth. Today, we proudly operate two state-licensed residential treatment homes in Orange, CA, catering to boys aged 13-18, and a transitional home, housing young adults age 18 - 25. We recognize that the work we do goes beyond just providing a roof over their heads. From the moment these individuals arrive at one of our homes until well after they are successfully emancipated into the community, they are provided with an array of services and support. Our team at Hart Community Homes, strives to provide our youth with the tools and resources they need to become successful, independent adults. Youth “age-out” of the foster care system at the age of 18 and often lack adequate independent living skills. We know that our work is not easy, but it is essential. We remain steadfast in our commitment to making a difference in the lives of our youth and in the communities we serve.
Programs we offer:
Hart Community Homes
Residential treatment homes for foster care youth ages 13-18 and transitional homes for young adults ages 18 - 25. We currently have contracts with Los Angeles County, Orange County and San Bernardino County.
Monkey Business Café
We operate two cafe locations in Irvine and Fullerton, with menu offerings including breakfast, lunch and barista service.
MBC Food Truck and Catering
We operate a fully branded food truck that is deployed throughout Orange County. For private events, large and small, we offer a wide selection of catering options. For more info visit the MBC Website HERE.
Since 2008, we have collaborated with Cal State Fullerton’s UACRE Learning Farm at the Fullerton Arboretum to grow fresh produce for our cafe menu. Through this unique farm partnership our trainees gain experience in agriculture, nutrition science, and culinary arts. In 2016, this innovative model was awarded a 4-year grant from USDA - National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Learn more about the farm HERE.
We work with Abound Food Care to prevent food waste and prepare meals for those in need. Learn more about them HERE.