Discover Friendly Center
Who We Are
Providing stability, opportunity, and hope to children and families in poverty.
To end the cycle of generational poverty in Orange County.
Friendly Center’s services provide wraparound support to meet the various and complex needs of our community. With over 15 free programs, thousands of low-income residents in Orange County come to Friendly Center every year to find immediate assistance and develop long-term goals to ultimately end the cycle of poverty in their own families.
Watch How We
Make a Difference
Our Main Pillars
Programs and services that make a difference for the whole family
Our programs and services fall under three main pillars: Family Support, Food Programs, and Education. Friendly Center’s 15+ wraparound programs offer struggling families the unique opportunity to find resources that combat the various intersecting barriers of poverty while meeting their immediate needs. Food insecurity, joblessness, mental health emergencies, and lack of educational opportunities are often cyclical issues for low-income families – Friendly Center’s multifaceted, holistic approach of providing assistance through a variety of programs effectively helps these families transition from crisis to self-sufficiency. Read more about our programs.