Unlocking Resources to Support Community Projects in Orange County

Orange County, California is a vibrant and diverse community with a wide range of resources available to support local projects. From the Economic Development Division Workforce and Office on Aging to OC Parks and OC Public Libraries, there are many ways to access the help needed to make a difference in the community. The Orange County Regional Center (RCOC) is one of 21 private nonprofit organizations contracted by the state to coordinate lifelong services and supports for people with developmental disabilities and their families. Additionally, Orange County Executive Coaches (ECOC) provide personalized guidance to nonprofit leaders at no cost. The Family Financial Stability Index was developed by United Way of Orange County to measure progress on its FACE 2024SM goals, which cover education, income, housing and health.

Healthier Together of Orange County is a community initiative that brings together public and private resources of the public health system to improve the health of all communities in the county. The Orange County Community Indicators Project produces annual reports that measure the overall quality of life in Orange County by monitoring key indicators of economic, social, and environmental well-being. To help support community projects in Orange County, there are several resources available. The Orange County Workforce Economic Development Division combines the skills and capabilities of the workforce with the needs of employers through the Orange County Workforce Investment Board and the. We partnered with Jamboree and the University of California at Irvine, with support from the Orange County California Cities Association (ACC-OC), Orange County 2-1-1, and the Southern California Hospital Association to create a collaborative study on the cost of homelessness in the county. These resources can be used to help fund projects, provide guidance for nonprofit leaders, measure progress on goals, improve health outcomes, and more.

By leveraging these resources, individuals and organizations can make a positive impact on their local community.

Lawrence Milford
Lawrence Milford

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