The Orange County Social Services Agency (SSA) operates under the policy direction of the Orange County Board of Supervisors and the California Departments of Social Services and Health Services. SSA is responsible for planning, implementing, and operating many of the social services programs provided by the County of Orange. Funding for programs comes from state, federal, and county sources. Please use this website to learn more about us and how we may be of service to you.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), through the Office on Smoking and Health (OSH), is the lead federal agency for comprehensive tobacco prevention and control. OSH is a division within the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, which is located within CDC’s Coordinating Center for Health Promotion. Originally established in 1965 as the National Clearinghouse for Smoking and Health, OSH is dedicated to reducing the death and disease caused by tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke.
Viet-C.A.R.E. was founded by Paul Hoang, a licensed clinical social worker, whose years of missionary experiences and a growing passion to better serve the people with mental illness, especially among the Vietnamese communities led him to reach out and share his dreams to whoever was willing to listen. Among those who have heard and wanted to support his dreams was Xuyen Dong. Xuyen Dong, a psychologist and seasoned clinical social worker, became among a few confidants and supporters who dedicated their time, expertise, and energy to help actualize our common dream. Viet-CARE began on July 2008 when Paul Hoang convened a meeting among Vietnamese community Mental Health Professionals (Psychologists, Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Rehabilitation Specialists, and Professionals) with a passion to help individuals suffering from mental illness to address the Vietnamese community mental health needs.
By dialing 2-1-1, you reach a free, 24-hour information and referral helpline linking you to thousands of local health and human service programs in Orange County, CA. Staffed 24 hours per day by caring, experienced and trained specialists, and available anytime through our online resource database, 2-1-1 Orange County can help you connect with resources for:
Food, 24-hour Crisis and Suicide Counseling, Youth and Child Care Issues, Transportation, Shelter,
Government Assistance programs, Housing and Utilities, Physical and Mental Health Services, Elder Services,
Substance Abuse, Prenatal Care, Medical, Dental and Vision Care, and more.
We lead the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fight for those affected by diabetes. We fund research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes. We deliver services to hundreds of communities. We provide objective and credible information. We give voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.
Pocket Guide Resource Directory for Central Service Planning Area Central SPA includes: Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Midway City, Newport Beach, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Tustin, and Westminster
Adult and Older Adult Behavioral Health (AOABH) provides recovery mental health services and episodic treatment services which emphasize individual needs, strengths, choices, and involvement in service planning and implementation. Adults who have a serious and persistent mental disorder and may have a co-occurring substance abuse disorder and impairment in their ability to function in the community or who have a history of recurring substantial functional impairment, hospitalization or symptoms can access services. Services include assessment, evaluation, collateral therapy, individual and group therapy, substance abuse treatment, medication support, rehabilitation, linkage and consultation, placement, plan development, crisis intervention and specialized residential services.
Health Care Agency (855) 625-4657
CAT Team (866)830-6011
24 Hour Suicide Prevention (877) 727-4747
Outreach and Engagement
1725 W. 17th Street, # 101B
Santa Ana, CA 92706
SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.
The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a--year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
NAMI-OC has been dedicated to continually building our programs, outreach and advocacy efforts and working to discover innovative new ways to serve all persons affected by mental illness. NAMI-OC is YOU ... our members, who are truly responsible for making our growth possible. NAMI Warm Line (877) 910-9276
HealthyPlace.com is the largest consumer mental health site, providing comprehensive, trusted information on psychological disorders and psychiatric medications from both a consumer and expert point of view. We have an active mental health social network for support, online psychological tests, breaking mental health news, mental health videos, a live mental health tv and radio show, unique tools like our "mood journal" and more. We're glad you found us.
DBSA helps those with mood disorders and their families navigate the ups and downs of life. OC chapter offers support groups; sponsors monthly Educational Meetings and other events; operates the Bipolar Resource Center and lending library at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange; publishes a quarterly newsletter; and provides information on mood disorders and local community resources.
We aspire to excel as a valuable, effective and influential organization advancing psychology as a science.
The American Psychological Association was founded in 1892 with 31 members and grew quickly after World War II.Today, APA has more than 117,500 members and 54 divisions in subfields of psychology. We aspire to excel as a valuable, effective and influential organization advancing psychology as a science. Our strategic goals include expanding psychology's role in advancing health and increasing recognition of psychology as a science.
The Mental Health Association of Orange County provides all of its services within the context of a psychosocial rehabilitation philosophy. Our philosophy holds as its primary goal the elimination of functional deficits, interpersonal barriers, and environmental barriers created by mental illness, in an effort to restore the ability for independent living, socialization and effective life management. By addressing the practical and realistic elements of the consumer’s needs such as coping and life skills, socialization and relationship formation, housing, transportation, education and employment, a supportive environment is created which encourages the consumer to make positive choices and experience growth.
MHA Multi-Service Center (714) 668-1530
The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, our organization now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters. We fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide critical tools and information to save and improve lives. Our nationwide organization includes 156 local offices and more than 3,000 employees. We moved our national headquarters from New York to Dallas in 1975 to be more centrally located. The American Stroke Association was created as a division in 1997 to bring together the organization’s stroke-related activities.
The Wellness Recovery Action Plan® or WRAP®, is a self-designed prevention and wellness process that anyone can use to get well, stay well and make their life the way they want it to be. It was developed in 1997 by a group of people who were searching for ways to overcome their own mental health issues and move on to fulfilling their life dreams and goals. It is now used extensively by people in all kinds of circumstances, and by health care and mental health systems all over the world to address all kinds of physical, mental health and life issues.
WRAP has been studied extensively in rigorous research projects and is listed in the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.