Community Resources for Adults

U.S. Citizenship and Civic Education

US Citizenship and Immigration Services

Information on the citizenship process, official forms, video presentations, free study materials including the tests that will appear on the citizenship test.


Community Services

Buena Park Community Resource Center

6601 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, CA  90621

(855) 796-3456                                                               

Corbin Family Resource Center                     

11402 Magnolia St., Garden Grove 92841

(714) 530-7413

Orange County Social Services Agency                     
6100 Chip Ave., Cypress, CA 90630

(714) 503-2200                              

County Directory Assistance

(855) 886-5400

Regional Center of Orange County – First Floor 

Regional Center of Orange County (RCOC) is one of 21 private, nonprofit organizations contracted by the State of California to coordinate lifelong services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

1525 North Tustin Ave., Santa Ana, CA  92705

(714) 558-5400                                              

Social Security Administration                  

900 S Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92805

(866) 657-3133                             

General phone line (800) 772-1213 

Volunteer Match

Share your time, talents, passion by volunteering in your local area. 


Elections and Voting

California Voter Foundation                                      

Get all voter news, resources, issues, publications and voter information.

Easy Voter Guide                                                   

Non-partisan, easy-to-read information about elections, how to contact elected officials, and how to participate as an involved citizen in your local community.

Find Your Voting District

Use the interactive map to see the Buena Park City Council Districts. Clicking on a district will give you information about the City Council person who currently represents that district. See what district your property is in by using the address search.

Orange County Registrar of Voters                        

Information on voter registration, vote-by-mail, and location of polling places, or volunteer to work an election.


ESL/ELL Online Learning 

English Listening Library Online                                              

Text, videos, audio, quizzes, vocabulary, games, and more.

USA Learns                                                                         

Free self-guided courses for beginning through intermediate ESL learners. Users will need to create a free online account.


Food Assistance

Catholic Charities of Orange County

1800 E. 17th Street,  Santa Ana, CA 92705

(714) 347-9610                                               

Church of Christ            

7201 Walnut Ave., Buena Park, CA 90620

(714) 523-1700                                                                   

Food is distributed every 3rd Saturday of each month. 9am-12pm. *Please call to confirm.

California WIC (Women, Infants & Children)                      

PHFE WIC, a program of Heluna Health, provides healthy food, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and family resources to more than 200,000 women, children, and families in Southern California. If you’re pregnant, or a caretaker of a child under age five, you can get personalized support for you and your family at one of our WIC California offices.


Get medical, food, and cash assistance now. MyBenefits CalWIN is the fast, easy way for California residents to get the help they need.

 Eat Fresh                                                                                                                                      

Learn more about nutrition with free recipes, meal plans, discover foods, get other local resources and ask dietitian questions.

Housing and Shelters

Casa Youth Shelter                                                          

10911 Reagan Street, Los Alamitos, CA 90720

*For 24/7 crisis call support or intake, please call (800) 914-CASA (2272)

Via Esperanza - Pathways of Hope                             

6111 S. Ford Ave., Fullerton, CA 92805

(714) 680-3691                                                            

Also offers food boxes. Monday-Friday 1pm-4pm. *Please call to confirm.

Affordable Rental Housing List     

HUD Office of Housing Counseling

HUD sponsored housing counseling agencies throughout the country that can provide advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures, and credit issues. This page allows you to select a list of agencies for each state.

Orange County Fair Housing Foundation           

The Fair Housing Foundation actively supports and promotes freedom of residence through education, advocacy, and litigation, to ensure that all persons have the opportunity to secure safe and decent housing that they desire and can afford, without regard to their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, familial status, marital status, disability, ancestry, age, source of income or other characteristics protected by laws.

Orange County Office                                                                                                                        

 2300 E. Katella Avenue, Ste 405, Anaheim, CA 92806

(800) 446–FAIR (3247)                                         

Orange County Housing Authority                            

Orange County Housing Authority (OCHA) administers federally funded programs to provide monthly rental assistance to qualified tenants in privately owned rental housing.  The largest such program is referred to as the Housing Choice Voucher Program. 

1501 E. St. Andrew Place, Santa Ana, CA 92705


Orangewood Children and Family Center

Orangewood Children and Family Center (OCFC) is a 24-hour emergency shelter care facility, operated and owned by the County of Orange Social Services Agency for children who have been abused, abandoned, and/or neglected. OCFC is licensed by the California Department of Social Services as a group home. 

401 The City Dr S,  Orange, CA 92868             

(714) 935-7584                                                                                

Immigration Services 

Catholic Charities of Orange County

(213) 201-8700

*Phone calls only.

Immigration Field Office                                                                                                             

Federal Building,                                                                                                                        

34 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA 92701 

(800) 375-5283                                                                                      

*By appointment only.

US Citizenship and Immigration Services                      

Information on the citizenship process, official forms, video presentations, free study materials including the tests that will appear on the citizenship test.



Community Legal Aid SoCal  

2101 N. Tustin Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705

(800) 834-5001 or (714) 571-5200                                                                                                

Legal Aid Society of Orange County                                                                                    

250 E. Center St., Anaheim, CA 92805

(714) 571-5200                                                             

Orange County Public Law Library                                           

515 N Flower St, Santa Ana, CA 92703               

(714) 338-6790                                                                                        

*By appointment only.

Superior Court of California                       

Central Justice Center                                                                                                         

700 Civic Center Drive West, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Main information line                                   (657) 622-6878

Small Claims Advisory Program              (714) 571-5277

To download legal forms: 

Medical and Health Care

Buena Park Community Clinic                                                                                   

 8352 Commonwealth Ave., Buena Park, CA 90621

(714) 503-0772                                                                                      

*Only accepting Illumination Foundation Clients. Please email to register or get more information about Illumination Foundation program.

Orange County Health Care Agency Clinic 

1725 West 17th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706

(800) 914-4887                                                                                         

*By appointment only.

Covered California                            

Medi-Cal is a program that offers free or low-cost health coverage for children and adults with limited income and resources. If you qualify, you can enroll in Medi-Cal year-round.

Health Care                    

In this website you are able to enroll for medical insurance and get other medical resources.

Medline Plus                                                                          

Simple articles on a wide range of health topics from the National Institute of Health.


COVID-19 Resources

 City and State

City of Buena Park-

City of Buena Park’s response to COVID-19, the health orders that apply to the City, the City’s eviction moratorium, and more. 

State of California

California’s response to COVID-19, including State actions, the Governor’s health orders, news releases, statistical information, available State resources and benefits, and statistical information.


Job Resources


Through individualized case management, an evolving job-readiness program, and by providing access to an array of supportive services, Chrysalis helps people overcome their barriers to reconnecting to the workforce.

290 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92805

(714) 204-3000                                                

Orange County One Stop Center                          

Job seekers are offered the freedom to use the tools at the career centers to lead their own job searches or leverage the expertise of the staff and programs that are available to help them with each step of the employment process. Several locations in Anaheim, Garden Grove, Irvine, Los Alamitos and Santa Ana. 

201 South Anaheim Blvd.,  Anaheim, CA 92805 

(714) 765-4350

*Phone calls only.

Taller San Jose Hope Builders

Hope Builders is a free job training program that prepares you for a career in either business applications, construction, healthcare or information technology. You also receive income during training. 

801 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701    

(714) 543-5105                                                                                                                       


Online Job Listings


California Career Resource Network:


Write a Resume

Help Now! By Brainfuse (link on the Buena Park Library website)

Ace the Interview



North Orange County Vet Center

12453 Lewis St. Suite 101, Garden Grove, CA 92840

(714) 776-0161                                                                                  

*By appointment only.

Orange County Veterans Service Office                          

1300 S. Grand Ave. Bldg B, 2nd Floor, Santa Ana, CA 92705

(714) 480-6555

*By appointment only.

Anaheim Veterans Health Clinic

569 W Woodland Drive, Anaheim, CA 92801

(714) 763-5300

*By appointment only.

US Veterans Affairs Department                                                                                   

5901 E 7th Street, Long Beach, CA 90822

(562) 826-8000

*By appointment only.

California Veterans Resource Guide 

This book assists you in learning about and accessing the wide variety of services and benefits available to California veterans and family members. Whether you’re interested in getting a veteran designation on your driver license, getting a discounted State Parks to pass, or if you need assistance with the big concerns such as education, health care, disability benefits, employment, housing, or emergency assistance, you will find helpful information in this book. 

Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors                                                                                            

Veterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of benefits and services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This booklet contains a brief overview of the most commonly sought information concerning Veterans benefits and services.

California Department of Veterans Affairs

Learn about the state and federal benefits you are entitled to receive and how to claim them. Those benefits could compensate you for a service-connected disability, allow you to begin or resume your college education, care for your health, train for or find employment, buy a home, live out your years with dignity and respect, and much more.

Citizenship for Veterans

This website contains immigration information and links to resources geared specifically for members of the military and their families.

Consumer Financial Information for Veterans   

CFPB’s Office of Service member Affairs (OSA) works to help military families overcome unique financial challenges by providing educational resources, monitoring complaints, and working with other agencies to solve problems faced by service members.

Definitive Guide to GI Bill Benefits and Eligibility 

Learn about how veterans can take advantage of benefits afforded to them, including those granted by the GI Bill.

Federal VA Education Benefits 

VA education benefits help Veterans, service members, and their qualified family members with needs like paying college tuition, finding the right school or training program, and getting career counseling. 

Request Military Service Records

Recent military service and medical records are not online. However, most veterans and their next of kin can obtain free copies of their DD Form 214 (Report of Separation) and the following military service records any of the ways listed on this website. 

Social Security Benefits

Learn how you can apply for social security veteran benefits. 

Vet Now

Connect with an expert to learn more about eligible VA benefits and community resources. Also get help to transition your resume from military to civilian careers including translating military skills, key words, and more.