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Outreach and Engagement Services
Our Outreach and Engagement Services program provides education, assessment, short-term case management, educational and life skills classes; support groups, transportation assistance and in-person outreach to two specific groups here in Orange County:
Residents of all ages and populations who are at risk of developing a mental illness or who are displaying early signs of emotional, behavioral, or mental instability or co-occurring substance abuse disorders. Among this group, the program seeks to prevent the development of behavioral health conditions and intervene early in their manifestation to reduce risk factors/stressors and prevent conditions from getting worse. While assisting participants in building skills, the program provides support and referrals/linkages to appropriate community resources.
The following County Contractors, which provide services to residents and populations of all ages by geographic region:
The Priority Center
Address: 1940 E. Deere Ave., #100 Santa Ana, CA 92705
Orange County Asian Pacific Islander Community Alliance (Serves Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, La Habra, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Placentia, Seal Beach, Stanton, Westminster, Yorba Linda)
Address: 12900 Garden Grove Blvd, Ste. 225, Garden Grove, CA, 92843
Western Youth Services (Serves Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Tustin)
Hours of Operation:For all the locations listed above, Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m. with nights/weekends based on service.
Behavioral Health Services Outreach and Engagement (BHS O&E) serves individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and who are living with a behavioral health condition ranging from mild to serious. Among this group, services are offered to individuals of all ages (living) in Orange County. BHS O&E staff frequent known gathering places for individuals, experiencing homelessness, including food banks, shelters, and public areas, in order to identify individuals and screen for program eligibility. The focus is on rapport building to increase the person's acceptance of behavioral health treatment and ultimately, integration into their community of choice. The BHS O&E team responds to community referrals and collaborates with various community partners in support of each individual's recovery.
County of Orange, Health Care Agency
Phone: 1-800-364-2221 Fax: (714) 834-8235
Language(s): English, Spanish, Vietnamese (interpretation in other languages available upon request)
Hours of Operation: 7 days a week / 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (some evening hours by appointment only)
Making Orange County a safe, healthy, and fulfilling place to live, work, and play, today and for generations to come, by providing outstanding, cost-effective regional public services.
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