Quick Reference Resource Guide

Orange County Social Services Agency

SSA Supports Orange County Residents as they strive to enjoy a safe and supportive environment that promotes stability and self-reliance.

California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs)

CalWORKs provides cash-aid and services to eligible families to help pay for housing, food and other necessary expenses.  CalWORKs recipients receive Medi-Cal benefits.  Shelter assistance may be available for CalWORKs families who are homeless.  CalWORKs Supportive Services currently include childcare and transportation.  Specialized services are available for families that may require mental health services, domestic abuse services, or other critical services.  CalWORKs applicants may also apply for CalFresh (formerly known as Food Stamps) with their CalWORKs applications.

3320 E. La Palma Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92806
Hours of Operation:  7:00am - 5:00pm

23330 Moulton Parkway
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Hours of Operation:  7:00am - 5:00pm

1928 S. Grand Ave. Bldg. C
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Hours of Operation:  7:00am - 5:00pm

6100 Chip Ave.
Cypress, CA 90630
Hours of Operation:  7:00am - 5:00pm


The CalFresh Program, formerly known as Food Stamps and nationally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), assists people who meet the program's eligibility requirements to buy the nutritious food they need for good health.

Service Center: (800) 281-9799


Medi-Cal provides healthcare coverage for California residents who have limited resources and income.

3320 E. La Palma Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92806
Service Center: (800) 281-9799
Hours of Operation:  7:00am - 5:00pm

115 Columbia
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Service Center: (800) 281-9799
Hours of Operation:  7:00am - 5:00pm

1928 S. Grand Ave. Bldg. A
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Service Center: (800) 281-9799
Hours of Operation:  7:00am - 5:00pm

12912 Brookhurst St.
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Service Center: (800) 281-9799
Hours of Operation:  7:00am - 5:00pm

General Relief

General Relief is a cash assistance program for people in need who do not qualify for other cash assistance programs.  Applicants may apply for CalFresh with their General Relief applications.

2020 W. Walnut St.
Santa Ana
Hours of Operation:  7:00am - 5:00pm 

Children & Family Services

Please call the 24-hour Child Abuse Registry at 714-940-1000 or 1-800-207-4464 if you are aware of any of the following circumstances:

  • Any instances or suspected instances of sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect or exploitation of a child age 0 -17.
  • Any homeless or abandoned children.
  • Any child who may be living with a relative or unrelated caregiver who is unable to provide for the needs of the child, or cannot secure medical consent from the child's parent(s) to obtain needed medical treatment for the child. 

The SSA partnership with Families and Communities Together (FaCT) and Orangewood Children's Foundation assists families in accessing an array of family services and community resources. Family Resource Centers (FRC) in Orange County may be found at the following locations:

Anaheim Harbor FRC
819 S. Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92805
Community Health Enrichment Collaborative (CHEC) FRC
27412 Calle Arroyo
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Corbin FRC
2215 W. McFadden Ave., Ste. G
Santa Ana, CA 92704
714-480-3737 ext. 0
El Modena FRC
18672 East Center Street
Orange, CA 92869

Family Oasis FRC
131 W. Midway Drive
Anaheim, CA 92805

Friendly Center-Orange FRC
147 W. Rose Ave.
Orange, CA 92967

Friendly Center-Placentia FRC
900 S. Melrose Street
Placentia, CA 92870

La Habra FRC
501 S. Idaho Street Ste. 330
La Habra, CA 90631

Magnolia Park FRC
11402 Magnolia Street
Garden Grove, CA 92841

Minnie Street FRC
1300 E. McFadden Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Oak View FRC
17261 Oak Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
714-842-4002 ext. 0

South Orange County FRC
22481 Aspan Street
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Stanton FRC
11822 Santa Paula Street
Stanton, CA 90680

Westminster FRC
7200 Plaza Street
Westminster, CA 92683


Adults Protective Services (APS) and In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)

  • Please call the 24-hour Elder/Disabled Adult Abuse Hotline at 1-800-451-5155 if you are aware or or reasonably suspect physical abuse, neglect, financial abuse, or exploitation of adults who are unable to protect their own interests, including adults with disabilities.  Reports received by the APS Registry are referred to social workers for direct investigation and intervention.
  • Aged, blind, or disabled persons may be eligible for IHSS if they are limited in their ability to care for themselves and cannot live safely at home without help.  Please call 714-825-3000 to apply or for more information.