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We are a homeless prevention agency providing a hand up in
time of need. Among the
services we offer:

     • Food Pantry
     • Rental and Utility Assistance
     • Bus and Gas Vouchers
     • Transitional Shelter Program for
        single women and women with
        children under 12
     • Work force development
     • Free tax help for working poor
     • Credit counseling


Get Help From FAM

Family Assistance Ministries is a homeless prevention agency that provides food and assistance to an average of 3,600 each month. Last year, FAM provided just over $1.7 million worth of food and personal care items to hungry individuals and families in the form of groceries, holiday gifts and grocery baskets, diapers, clothing, personal items, and hygiene products.

FAM serves and assisting any south Orange County families and individuals in need with help in the following areas:

Food Assistance

  • Fresh and Frozen Food and Groceries
  • Street Food Packs
  • USDA Food Distribution (2nd Saturday of each month)

Gilchrist Transitional Shelter-Temporary shelter for Women and Women with Children up to the age of 12 years old.

  • Temporary Shelter for up to twelve months
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Life Skills Training 
  • Debt Counseling
  • Budget Classes
  • Job Counseling

Homeless Prevention Programs and Services

  • Case Management (all new clients)
  • Groceries
  • Transportation Assistance (bus passes, gas vouchers and car repairs)
  • Financial Assistance (bills paid directly to provider)
  • Rental Assistance
  • Utilities Assistance
  • Rapid Rehousing
  • Diapers, Formula and Baby Care Items
  • Clothing
  • Personal Items and Hygiene
  • Holiday Gifts and Food Baskets
  • Job Counseling, Referrals and Workforce Development Training
  • Health and Human Services Referrals

Other FAM Programs/Services

  • Adopt-a-Family Thanksgiving Program
  • Adopt-a-Family Christmas Program
  • Easter Celebration
  • School Supplies Program
  • Clothing Boutique
  • Eye Glasses Free Referrals
  • Tax Prep (VITA IRS)
  • Budget and Credit coaching
  • Flu Shots & Nutrition counseling (Mission Hospital/St Joseph's)
  • Counseling for youth/adults with Medi-Cal (Western Youth Services)

Geographic Areas Served:

  • San Clemente
  • Dana Point
  • San Juan Capistrano/Capo Beach
  • Laguna Niguel
  • Mission Viejo

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