BrightLife Kids is a CalHOPE program, fully funded by the State of California, that supports the behavioral health of every family living in California with kids ages 0-12, at no cost. No insurance or referrals are required to access this modern, digital experience that includes live coaching support, personalized digital tools, and referrals to community resources.

The California Alliance of Caregivers (CAC) represents the voices of relative and non-relative caregivers (foster & kinship parents) to promote the well-being of children in foster care. They provide a comprehensive list of local resources, programs, and discounts available to families.

Contact with any questions or concerns.

The Office of the Foster Care Ombudsman ensures that the voice of foster children and youth is heard and act on their behalf.

Help Line: 1 (877) 846-1602

Heart and Home is a monthly support group that meets the first Sunday of every month from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Please r.s.v.p. ahead of time for Free Childcare / inquiries at Heart and Home's purpose is to support families caring for children through foster care, guardianship, adoption, and Safe Families.

5 Pursuit
Aliso Viejo, CA

The South Orange County Family Resource Center (SOCFRC) offers a host of different programs designed as resources for parents. For more information on any of these services.

22481 Aspan Street
Suite B
Lake Forest, CA

Call: (949) 364-0500

Parent Mentor Services -

Family Support Network. Funded and supported by a loving community, Family Support Network offers a wide range of programs to provide resources for families of children with special needs or "at risk".

The Family Urgent Response System (FURS) includes a statewide hotline as well as local mobile response teams to provide immediate trauma-informed support to current and former foster youth and their caregivers. Local mobile response teams are comprised of compassionate, trained professionals who are available to provide face-to-face support during critical moments. Both the statewide hotline and local mobile response teams are available 24/7/365.

Call or Text: 1 (833) 939-FURS

Foster Care Auxiliary is a proactive group of foster parents, social workers and community members dedicated to working together to provide high quality care to dependent children, foster parent support and legislative advocacy.

Programs for pregnant mothers and children birth to 5 years old are offered by Orange County Head Start, Inc.

These programs promote school readiness and complete development of children. Programs are offered throughout Orange County in over 26 locations.

Download an Informational Flyer

Program Options

On-Site: Offering both 10hrs/Day - Full Day and 3.5Hrs/Day - Half Day program

In-Home: Includes weekly 90/min. home visit and 2 group socializations/month

Programs provide:

  • Credentialed Teachers
  • Nurturing and Safe Environment
  • Healthy Snacks and Meals Provided
  • Support Services for the Whole Family
  • Health, Wellness and Nutrition Services
  • Inclusion for Children with Disabilities

Apply and Find a Location Near You

We hope to connect you to the services you need most, when you need them, in real time.  Find local resources and best-fit services providers by visiting us at:

Visit their website for information on Foster Care, Adoptions, Resources, Events and more:

Call: 714-704-8255

Olive Crest’s goal is to provide services that strengthen families and encourage their success. Kinship Support Services offers support to relatives raising a relative’s children. If you are a grandparent, aunt, uncle, sibling, extended family member, or family friend who is raising your relative’s child, and you live in Orange County, support and resources are available to you.

Olive Crest’s Kinship Program Offers:

  • Learning Communities and Support Groups: Provide opportunities for education and support in various group settings to empower relative caregivers, build positive connections and strengthen kinship families.
  • Learning Communities are currently held virtually via zoom every Tuesday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Pre-registration is required. Our staff can assist with registration process if needed.
  • Support groups are currently held Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm - 7:000 pm. Registration is not required. Please contact us for the link.
  • Intensive Case Management Services (for those who qualify). Relative caregiver advocates work closely with kinship families who may be at risk for disruption by developing an individual service plan focused on addressing specific service needs. (Advocates provide connections to community resources, respite care, and individual and family counseling.)

NOTE: Childcare services during Learning Communities and Support groups are currently not available. They will become available once we resume in-person services.

To enroll or refer a family member to Kinship Support Services, contact or call (714) 361-4370.

En Español: Todos los servicios están disponibles en español. Para más información, contacte o (714) 361-4370.

Browse local Orange County mental health resources for school and district staff, student/youth peers, family members, and more.

The Orangewood Resource Center (ORC) is available to assist you with services needed to become independent. Our goal is to provide you with individualized guidance and assistance to help you live independently.