Emergency and Family Resources

Also see: “Health,” “Parent Education and Support Groups,” and “Safety.” For additional resources, see our current issue.

AA-Emergency Numbers

Emergency Phone Numbers

Child Abuse

Call for help or to report abuse or suspected abuse. Information and referrals are available; most are bilingual.

Counseling

Couseling for kids and families.

Emergency Shelters

Temporary shelter for children and families in crisis. Residential care, counseling, referrals and bilingual assistance available.

Help Lines and Hot Lines

Crisis intervention, information, listening/counseling and referrals for any need. Most hotlines operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Kidsguide CampGuide

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Missing/Runaway Children

Help, information, referrals and message-relay services for runaways, abducted children and/or their parents.

Orange County Department of Child Support Services

Professional, cost-effective services to parents or caretakers of minor children, including the establishment and enforcement of child support orders, establishment of legal paternity through genetic testing, and account maintenance.

Summer Food Programs

Children can receive free nutritious meals during school vacation and off-track periods through the following programs.

Year-Round Food Banks

A list of local food bank for families in need of food supplies.