South County Outeach (SCO), founded in 1989, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing homeless prevention services to low-income individuals and families in crisis in South Orange County.
SCO helps those in crisis reach self-sufficiency by providing the following services:
HOMELESS PREVENTION SERVICES
FOOD PANTRYDistributes emergency non-perishable and fresh food daily to an average of 50 families each day.
UTILITY & RENTAL ASSISTANCEMore than 600 families a year receive emergency utility and rental assistance to avoid shut-off and eviction.
HOMELESS PREVENTION COUNSELINGProvides individual coaching, resources, and referrals to promote self-reliance and prevent homelessness
TRANSITIONAL HOUSINGProvides six to nine months of subsidized housing in 17 SCO-owned condominiums and professional case management services to homeless families
COMPUTER LEARNING LABCoaches 500 students annually and helps those who are unemployed and under-employed improve their computer skills to increase job opportunities
UPSCALE RESALE THRIFT STORESupports our mission and provides over 400 clothing vouchers each year to needy families to shop at the store
SEASONAL PROGRAMSOver 1,000 families are adopted during the holidays with meals and toys. In addition, back-to-school backpacks filled with school supplies are distributed to nearly 500 children annually.
With the generous support of community organizations, businesses and individual volunteers and donors, SCO has served thousands of South Orange County families over the past 22 years. Our programs provide dignity and hope - realistic hope for a better future.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF THOSE IN NEED!
Mission: The mission of South County Outreach is that of partnering to touch lives by preventing hunger and homelessness and to provide individuals, families and seniors in crisis with the tools that help them help themselves.
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