South County Outreach

South County Outreach   

Preventing Hunger and Homelessness
Hunger and Poverty Prevention | Irvine, CA |


 Preventing hunger and homelessness by helping people help themselves.


South County Outreach has been providing hunger and homeless relief services to low-income families, individuals, seniors, and children since 1989.  Through five core programs and three seasonal programs, South County Outreach provides services to over 5,700 individuals a year. 

  • 39% of  our clients are children
  • 11% of  our clients are seniors 
  • Of our homeless clients; 60% are families living on the street or in their car

South Orange County is a beautiful place to work and live, but hidden in this wealthy community are thousands of individuals and families who are struggling each day to pay bills, put food on the table, and ultimately support themselves and their families. South County Outreach assists those in need by providing the following services:

FOOD PANTRY - Distributes emergency non-perishable and fresh food daily to as many as 2,000 residents a month.

HOMELESS PREVENTION COUNSELING - Provides individual coaching, resources, and referrals to promote self-reliance and prevent homelessness.

UTILITY & RENTAL ASSISTANCE As many as 332 families a year receive emergency utility and rental assistance to avoid shut-off and eviction.

TRANSITIONAL HOUSING - Provides subsidized housing in 17 South County Outreach-owned condominiums and professional case management services to homeless families.

RAPID REHOUSING - Provides financial assistance and services to house individuals and families and help those who are experiencing homelessness to be quickly rehoused and stabilized

COMPUTER LEARNING LAB - Instructs more than 400 students annually and helps those who are unemployed and under-employed improve their computer skills to increase job opportunities.

UPSCALE RESALE THRIFT STORE - Supports our mission by providing 400 clothing vouchers each year to families in need to shop at the store.

SEASONAL PROGRAMS - Almost 1,300 families are adopted during the holidays with meals and toys. In addition, back-to-school backpacks filled with school supplies are distributed to more than 750 children annually.

Our programs provide dignity and hope – realistic hope for a better future.


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Lara Fisher

LaVal Brewer

Dennis Williams
Director of Development

Renee Stevenson

Cassie Owens
Volunteer Mgr

South County Outreach EIN: 330330233
7 Whatney, Suite B, Irvine, CA, 92618-2839, US