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Family Assistance Ministries plays a big part in the Orange County community. Bissell Design is proud to promote the efforts of such an amazing, thoughtful, helping hand in the community of OC. Each year I have the privilege to add another award to their list. Many of the awards you see are 2nd and 3rd-time winners.

 

We pulled the list of services that they provide off their website to share some of what they do. Please check them out online to see how you can help, espescualy if you live in the OC.

Who they Serve

  • FAM serves individuals and families in need in Orange County, California.

Healthy Food Choices

  • Client choice
  • Fresh, frozen, canned, boxed and bagged food
  • Street food packs
  • Second Saturdays - USDA food distribution (2nd Saturday of each month)
  • Senior Commodities program

Case Management

  • Case Management (required of all new clients and clients seeking financial assistance)
  • Budget and Credit Coaching
  • Job Search Coaching
  • Health and Human Services Referrals

Homeless Services

  • Mail service
  • Coordinated entry intake
  • Rapid Rehousing
  • Interim transitional housing
  • Referrals to permanent supportive housing
  • Thanksgiving community meal
  • Referrals to homeless court
  • Personal care and hygiene kits
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • El Niño relief items
  • Health and Human Services referrals

Living Assistance

  • Rapid rehousing
  • Rental/motel assistance (paid directly to landlord/motel)
  • Transportation assistance (bus passes, gas vouchers and car repairs)
  • Financial assistance (bills paid directly to provider)
  • Medical/Rx bill assistance (paid directly to provider)
  • Utilities assistance (paid directly to utility company)
  • Diapers, formula and baby care items
  • Free clothing boutique
  • Toiletry packs
  • RX discount card
  • Personal care and hygiene supplies
  • Holiday gifts and food baskets
  • Tax preparation (offered by volunteer income tax assistance)

Gilchrist House

  • Interim/transitional shelter
  • Safe shelter for homeless women and homeless mothers with children.
  • One-on-one case management
  • One-on-one job search coaching
  • Financial counseling
  • Life skills training offered

FAMily House

  • Safe shelter for homeless families with children 0-5 years of age
  • Case management
  • Linkages to health home for children
  • Early childhood screening
  • One-on-one job search coaching
  • Financial counseling
  • Life skills training
  • Transportation assistance
  • Alcohol and drug free environment

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