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Grant Application for Civic Projects, Social Services and Housing Programs

The City invites nonprofit organizations serving San Clemente residents to submit a request for grant funds from the City for civic projects, social services or housing and homeless support services.

Funding requests will be considered for grants for a new service, event or an established program.  Funds may be allocated to pay for one-time costs, staffing costs or operation costs (rent, supplies, professional or special services).  The City should not be considered the sole funding source for the project.  Grants are for the 2020-2021 fiscal year, which begins on July 1, 2020. The grant application period is closed for Fiscal Year 2020-2021.

Community Resource Booklet

The Human Affairs Committee has updated contacts of social service providers from the 2018 Community Resource Book from Community Resource Center San Clemente. Please click on the link for updated information.

List of Local Social Service Providers

 2-­1­‐1 Orange County Dial 2-1-1 or (949) 646-4357: Information & Referrals to
County-wide Health & Human Services Non-Profit Organizations.
211OC links Orange County's most vulnerable with the health and human service
resources they need. Everyone knows someone who needs help. For thousands,

Assistance League of Capistrano Valley (ALCV)

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. . ALCV also
provides clothing to Toddlers through High School for military families at Camp Pendelton. 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.
If interested in volunteering, ALCV is accepting new members.
•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

Camino Health Center (Healthcare Services)
Camino Health Center is a non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center serving low-income and
uninsured residents of south Orange County. Camino has health centers located in the cities of
San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, and Lake Forest and offers the following services at each
location: patient centered medical care, mental health and wellness services, family dental care,
and a WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) nutrition program. Camino Health Center has been
awarded Patient Centered Medical Home designation. This prestigious award recognizes the
health center’s commitment to delivering high quality care by a team of professionals dedicated
to your entire wellbeing. Please call or visit Camino’s website,, for
more information and hours of operation.
Contact Numbers: Medical Clinic (949) 240-2272; Dental Clinic (949) 488-7682; WIC Program:
(949) 488-7688
Locations: 1031 Avenida Pico, Suite 104, San Clemente, CA 92673; 30300 Camino Capistrano,
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675; 22481 Aspan St., Suite A, Lake Forest, CA 92630
Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for medicine.Their fruit will be for food, and their
leaves for medicine. 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.
24031 El Toro Rd. #320, Laguna Hills, 92653
(949) 460-7784
Volunteer Opportunities: Call for a current list of volunteer opportunities

Fair Housing Foundation

The Fair Housing Foundation (FHF) is a private, non-profit, non-partisan educational agency dedicated to
promoting the enforcement of fair housing laws and encouraging an atmosphere of open housing
through education, enforcement activities, counseling services, and outreach programs. FHF service cities
throughout Orange County and Los Angeles County. FHF offers a comprehensive Fair Housing Program
that includes:
1) Discrimination Complaint Intake and Investigation
2) Landlord/Tenant Counseling
3) General Fair Housing Education, Trainings and Outreach.
OC Office: 2300 E. Katella Avenue #405, Anaheim, CA 92806
LA Office: 3605 Long Beach Blvd. #302, Long Beach, CA 90807
Phone: 800-446-FAIR(3247)
Fax: 562-989-1836

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
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 our two resale boutique locations, San Juan Capistrano Store
located at 31878 Del Obispo Street, Suite 104 San Juan Capistrano, CA 949-218-6400 or at
our Lake Forest Store 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

“Changing social beliefs, attitudes and the behaviors that perpetuate domestic violence while creating a safe space in which to empower individuals and families affected by abuse.”

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

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.
949-547-7260 or visit 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.

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