Community Resources for Adults

U.S. Citizenship and Civic Education

US Citizenship and Immigration Services   http://www.uscis.gov/

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  https://buenaparkcollaborative.com/resource-center/

6601 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, CA  90621

(855) 796-3456                                                                       

bcrc101@gmail.com

Corbin Family Resource Center  https://www.factoc.org/frc/corbin/                     

11402 Magnolia St., Garden Grove 92841

(714) 530-7413

Orange County Social Services Agency   http://ssa.ocgov.com/                     
6100 Chip Ave., Cypress, CA 90630

(714) 503-2200                              

County Directory Assistance

(855) 886-5400

Regional Center of Orange County – First Floor   http://www.rcocdd.com/frc/ccfrc/ 

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    https://www.ssa.gov/                  

900 S Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92805

(866) 657-3133                             

General phone line (800) 772-1213 

Volunteer Match   https://www.volunteermatch.org/

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

 

Elections and Voting

California Voter Foundation   https://www.calvoter.org/covg                                      

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

Easy Voter Guide   http://www.easyvoterguide.org/                                                   

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   http://www.buenapark.com/city-departments/city-clerk/elections-and-voter-services/voting-district-map

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   http://www.ocvote.com/                        

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   www.elllo.org/english                                              

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

USA Learns   http://www.usalearns.org/                                                                         

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   https://ccoc.org/wp-content/uploads/CantlayCenter_HoursofOperation.pdf

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

(714) 347-9610                                               

Church of Christ  http://www.buenaparkchurchofchrist.org/Food%20Bank.html            

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)   https://www.phfewic.org/                      

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.

CalWin   https://www.mybenefitscalwin.org/                                                               

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   https://eatfresh.org/                                                                                                                                      

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    casayouthshelter.org                                                          

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  http://pathwaysofhope.us/                             

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   http://www.ochousing.org/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=39906     

HUD Office of Housing Counseling   https://apps.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/hcc/hcs.cfm

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   https://fairhousingfoundation.com/           

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   http://www.ochousing.org/                            

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

(855)886-5400                                                                                                         

Orangewood Children and Family Center http://ssa.ocgov.com/gov/ssa/volunteer/orangewood/default.asp

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   http://www.uscis.gov/                      

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

 

Legal

Community Legal Aid SoCal   https://www.communitylegalsocal.org/help-yourself/  

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 https://www.ocpll.org/                                           

515 N Flower St, Santa Ana, CA 92703               

(714) 338-6790                                                                                        

*By appointment only.

Superior Court of California   http://www.occourts.org/locations/cjc.html                       

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:           http://www.occourts.org/forms/forms.html


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 bpcc@homeless.org to register or get more information about Illumination Foundation program.

Orange County Health Care Agency Clinic   https://www.ochealthinfo.com/phs/about/family/iz/clinics 

1725 West 17th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706

(800) 914-4887                                                                                         

*By appointment only.

Covered California   https://www.coveredca.com/medi-cal/                            

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   https://www.healthcare.gov/using-marketplace-coverage/getting-medical-care/                    

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

Medline Plus   https://medlineplus.gov/                                                                          

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- http://www.buenapark.com/city-departments/city-manager/covid-19-information

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 https://covid19.ca.gov/

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

Chrysalis   https://www.changelives.org/                                                      

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   https://www.oconestop.com/                          

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   https://tsjhopebuilders.org/covid-19-update/

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

caljobs.ca.gov

careerbuilder.com

edd.ca.gov

governmentjobs.com 

indeed.com 

monster.com

orangecounty.jobing.com

simplyhired.com 

usajobs.gov

worksmart.ca.gov

 

California Career Resource Network: 

californiacareers.info 

cacareerzone.org

 

Write a Resume

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

https://buenapark.lib.ca.us/all-databases

Ace the Interview

jobinterviewquestions.org

career-advice.monster.com

jobinterview.net

 

Veterans

North Orange County Vet Center https://www.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?ID=508&dnum=All

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

(714) 776-0161                                                                                  

*By appointment only.

Orange County Veterans Service Office   http://veterans.ocgov.com                          

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    https://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Documents/Veteran_%20Resource_%20Book.pdf 

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       https://www.va.gov/opa/publications/benefits_book/2019_Federal_Benefits_for_Veterans_Dependents_and_survivors.pdf                                                                                            

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  https://www.calvet.ca.gov/

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  https://www.uscis.gov/military

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

Consumer Financial Information for Veterans     https://www.consumerfinance.gov/practitioner-resources/servicemembers/   

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.

Federal VA Education Benefits      https://benefits.va.gov/gibill/ 

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      https://www.archives.gov/veterans/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         https://www.ssa.gov/people/veterans/

Learn how you can apply for social security veteran benefits. 

Vet Now      https://www.brainfuse.com/highed/home.asp?a_id=9724F406&ss=&r=

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.