Emergency and Family Resources

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

Child Abuse

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


Couseling for kids and families.

Emergency Numbers

Emergency Phone Numbers

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 HolidayGuide 2017

60 pages jam-packed with holiday events, performances, outings, snow play, winter-break camps & lots more.

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.

Year-Round Food Banks

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