Social Services


Social Services Grant Funding

The City of San Clemente provides grant funds for non-profit organizations that actively serve the residents of the City and the community.  Each year, the City invites non-profit organizations to submit an application to receive grant funding.  To be eligible for the grant, the organization must provide services related to civic projects, social services, or homeless support services.  Funding requests will be considered for new services, an event, or and established program, and may be used to pay for the following:

  • One-time Costs

  • Staffing Costs

  • Operational Costs (rent, supplies, professional or special services)

The City will be accepting applications from December 1, 2016 to January 23, 2017 and all non-profit organizations that are interested are encouraged to apply. Please note that the City should not be considered the sole source of funding for the program or project.

Click Here for the Community Grant Application  



2-1-1 County Hot Line for Social Services Dial 2-1-1 from any phone in Orange County for information on Social Services and Housing, 24 hrs, 7 Days a week.

Social Services in San Clemente

San Clemente is served by the County of Orange Social Services Agency for Welfare to Work Programs, the Orange County Health Care Agency for Physical and Mental Health services, and the Orange County Housing Authority for Section 8 Housing Certificates. The Orange County web site is for more information on services. 

San Clemente Collaborative

The San Clemente Collaborative (SCC) is an alliance of volunteers from social service agencies, faith based and non-profit organizations, service clubs, educators, advocates, city officials and leaders who are actively concerned about the issues that affect the San Clemente Community. Three committees, Youth, Health and Neighborhood Outreach meet monthly to support, expand, and develop new recreation, health, and social services for our community.
Contact or 949-547-7260 for more information. One General Meeting is held quarterly to inform interested members of the public of ongoing activities and discuss social issues and resources.

Orange County Partnership (714) 247-1207: Information on County-wide Non-Profit Organizations.
Orange County Homeless Services 1300 South Grand Bldg.B Santa Ana CA 92705 714-567-5162

For Senior Services in San Clemente call 949-498-3322 or visit the Senior Center at 242 Ave. Del Mar next to the Library. For senior services in Orange County go to or contact Karen Roper, director (800) 510-20

Assistance League of Capistrano Valley

The League is a nonprofit volunteer organization whose members are dedicated to developing and implementing philanthropic programs to provide human services to the community. The programs include: Links to Learning assists teachers, counselors, and media specialists within CUSD middle schools presently; applicants may request funds for student enrichment or classroom aids approved, but not funded by the district. Operation School Bell provides new clothing twice a year to school age youth between Kindergarden and 8th grade, contact your school principal for more information. Kids on the Block provides puppet programs to elementary school children to help them deal with disabilities and socially sensitive issues. The Hands on Literacy Program allows League members to participate in elementary school reading programs. Member auxiliaries include Las Felices Auxiliary and Assisteens Auxiliary. Clothing and goods donations are accepted at the Bargain Box Thrift Store to help raise money for the philanthropies.
•Phone: (949) 492-2800 Call Bargain Box for current information on membership, services and programs
•Address: Bargain Box, 526 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente

Camino Health Services and Dental Clinic

Low cost Primary Medical Care Services at the walk-in clinic in San Juan Capistrano, in addition to general medical services provided at a Mobile Medical Van rotating days between the Las Palmas Elementary School in San Clemente, Arbor Christian Fellowship in Lake Forest, and the San Juan Adult Education Center in San Juan Capistrano. Call the Clinic for days and times available. The WIC Nutrition Program provides food, vouchers, health education for women and children less than 5 years old. The Dental Clinic offers dental services to low-income individuals, call for an appointment.
Phone: (949) 240-2030 Medical, (949)488-7682 Dental
Address: 30300 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano - Medical and Dental Services 

CSP Youth Shelter

A 24 hour emergency shelter for youths ages 11-17. Services provided are individual, family and group counseling, school and recreational activities, support services, parenting classes, after care counseling. Program goal is family reunification.
Phone: (949) 494-4311, or (949) 497-4861 (fax)
Address: 980 Catalina Street, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Volunteer Opportunities: Internship for school social service programs, companion for residents, outings with residents, support for house/youth supervisors, provide enrichment programs for residents, office/clerical support, community outreach and mentoring.

Dayle McIntosh Center for the Disabled

Is an independent living center which provides services to individuals with any disability. Services available include peer counseling, advocacy, housing assistance, information and referral, equipment loan, employment book, independent living skills training, attendant recruitment and referral, and sensitivity training. Mission Statement: Dayle McIntosh Center is a consumer-based agency that empowers people with any disability by providing an environment to develop options, make informed choices and control their own lives. The staff and Board, most of whom are people with disabilities, operate under the firm belief that all people are diversed, have individual value and are entitled to full inclusion in all aspects of society.
24012 Calle Del La Plata #210, Laguna Hills, 92653
(949) 460-7784
Office hours: Monday - Friday 8:30-5 p.m.
Volunteer Opportunities: Call for a current list of volunteer opportunities.

Fair Housing Foundation

The Fair Housing Foundation (FHF) is a non-profit corporation that has been providing services to municipalities for 44 years. Direct client services are located in the City of Long Beach. FHF offers a comprehensive Fair Housing Program that includes:

1) Discrimination Complaint Intake and Investigation
2) Enforcement and Impact Litigation
3) Landlord/Tenant Counseling and
4) General Fair Housing Education, Trainings and Outreach.
From more information please visit  

Family Assistance Ministries

Provision of emergency services including food, clothing, utility, rent, emergency shelter and women’s & children’s Gilchrist House. A variety of volunteer opportunities are available.
1030 Calle Negocio, San Clemente, CA 92673.
Office(949)492-8477 FAX(949)492-8081

Friendship Shelter and Henderson House

Friendship Shelter in Laguna Beach provides emergency shelter and counseling for homeless people to regain their self esteem and self sufficiency. Henderson House in San Clemente provides shared transitional housing, counseling and life skills programs for graduates of Friendship Shelter and other shelter programs. To determine eligibility and availability of housing call Friendship Shelter.
Phone: (949) 494-6928 - Friendship Shelter, (949) 366-3452 - Henderson House
Address: P.O.Box 4252 Laguna Beach, CA 92652 

Laura’s House - Domestic Violence Program

Provision of 24 Hour Crisis Hotline, Individual and Group Counseling, Court mandated Domestic Violence Programs, Legal Services, Emergency Shelter, housing and clothing. Clothing and goods donations are accepted at the resale boutique, Portobello Road located at 23635 El Toro Rd. Ste A, Lake Forest, CA 949-472-8800 to help support the programs & services provided. A variety of volunteer opportunities are available, please visit
Laura's House Corporate Office & Counseling & Resource Center (CRC) : (949) 361-3775
24 Hour Crisis Hotline: 866-498-1511 

Public Law Center

PLC provides assistance with a wide array of civil legal issues involving discrimination, education, employment, health care and many other areas of civil law. In addition, PLC’s Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) helps those who are currently homeless or at serious risk of becoming homeless, provides free legal assistance with family law, landlord tenant disputes, consumer fraud, benefits payments, immigration issues and more.  For more information please visit  

RIO Adult Day Health Care Center

Non-profit, licensed, Medi-Cal certified day Health Care Program that treats the health and supportive needs of older adults. Staffed with nurses, social workers, therapists, aids, activities, and administrative personnel. Our goals are to prevent premature institutionalization and to provide respite for stressed families.
Phone: (949) 498-7671, or (714) 361-3361 (fax)
Address: 2021 Calle Frontera, San Clemente, CA 92673-5645
Volunteer Opportunities: Direct participants assistance; crafts with seniors; assisting with meals and clerical duties.

South County Senior Services, Inc

Provides meal services, housing assistance, in home services, and adult day health care services for San Clemente and South Orange County.
Administrative Offices (949) 855-8033, FAX (949) 855-8025. 
Executive Director, Dr. Marilyn Ditty, San Clemente Senior Center: 117 Avenida Victoria, San Clemente, CA 92672
(949) 498-3322 or call (949) 855-8033 for other senior center locations and information
Meal Services, including Senior lunches and Home Delivered Meals, call (949) 498-3322
Caseworker Services, personal evaluation of social service needs of seniors - Lauren Freeman (949) 496-4252
In Home Services (Registry Services) call (949) 492-3865
Laguna Hills Adult Day Health Care Center, call (949) 855-9444 

St. Clement’s-By-The-Sea Episcopal Church

Summer Food Service Program, June 30 to September 5 (except July 4th and September 1) 12 noon - 12:45 p.m. (M-F). USDA funded free lunch is served to youths 18 years of age and younger.  No registration.  Site open to all children.
Phone: (949) 492-3401
Address: 202 Avenida Aragon (at Calle Puente), San Clemente, CA 92672
Volunteer Opportunities: During summer hours - serve free lunch to children - see below for description of program. During school year, volunteers are needed to serve breakfast to students. 

Toby’s House

Provision of Shelter, Counseling, Parenting Education for homeless, pregnant women and their children.
Phone: (949) 661-4408
Address: Capistrano Beach (call to get information on admittance to program)

CUSD Family Resource Center & Learning Links Program

CUSD Family Resource Center & Learning Links Program for children under 5 years old FREE LEARNING AND PLAY CENTER, HEALTH CARE CHECK-UPS & TESTING
Las Palmas Elementary School
1101 Calle Puente, San Clemente, CA, 92672
(949) 489-7227 

San Clemente Parenting Project

AWARD WINNING PARENT PROJECT - 10 week course on how to improve your parenting
Janet Dunford, OC Sheriff Department.
(949) 361-8386

South County Outreach

Emergency services including, food, rental assistance, and job search. Transitional apartments are available to qualified applicants.
26776 Vista Terrace, Lake Forrest, Ca, 92630

Mainstream Drug/Alcohol Recovery Services

State Licensed housing and recovery program.
(949) 498-5706

Rebuilding Together

Housing and property clean-up for seniors and disabled.
(714) 667-8174

Shea Therapeutic Riding Center

Dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities through therapeutic horse related programs.
(949) 240-8441 ex.101


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