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Orangewood Resource Center (ORC)

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 independent.

»»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 application process
  • 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. If you would like to donate non-perishable food items, please contact Lupe Barrera at lbarrera@orangewoodfoundation.org, or (714) 619-0220.

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 jpatino@orangewoodfoundation.org, or (714) 619-0246.

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