The Orangewood Resource Center (ORC) is a drop-in center
for current and emancipated foster youth in Orange County. The
ORC provides supportive services focusing on education, employment,
housing and health. Our main goal is to empower foster youth
by providing them with the vital resources they need to become
»»If you are a current or former foster youth interested in learning more about the ORC, please visit our new Orangewood youth site at www.ocf4you.org.
Youth can visit the Orangewood Resource Center and:
- Access employment leads, create professional resumes, and
receive interview tips
- Receive guidance and assistance when considering options
after high school
- Utilize career assessments and exploration
- Find shelter information and housing resources
- Receive information on other Foundation programs and the
- Access Foundation computers, a telephone,
a copier, a fax machine, and a washer/dryer
- Access food, hygiene items and clothing (depending on availability)
Want to help?
Without a family to rely on
for support and resources, foster teens released from the system
at age 18 turn to Orangewood for help. Our Resource Center and
other programs frequently are in need of non-perishable food,
hygiene and other items.
here to view the ORC Shopping Wish List.
The Resource Center provides a hot, home-cooked meal to youth every weekday. If you would like to volunteer to cook and serve a meal, please contact Juliet Patino at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (714) 619-0246.
If you are interested in helping Orangewood support youth through programs like this one, you can make an online donation using your credit card. Or contact Carlos Leija, Chief Development Officer, at email@example.com or (714) 619-0201.