Blind Children's

Learning Center

Our mission is to provide early intervention, education and services for blind, visually impaired and deaf-blind children and their families to empower independence.
 

BOHS Life Skills Program

Beginning in 2007, the Brea Olinda Life Skills Program helps special needs students develop the skills they need to become functioning members of society.
 

CASA

The mission of the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association, together with its state and local members, is to support and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy so that every abused or neglected child can be safe, establish permanence and have the opportunity to thrive.
 

Fish for Life

Fish for Life is a non-profit organization headquartered in Southern California with a charter to enhance the lives of special needs individuals by inviting selected groups to enjoy a complimentary half day fishing trip on the sea.  This program is designed to provide love and inspiration to a multitude of special needs people while teaching fishing skills and ministering to the value of life.

Gary's Place for Kids

Gary’s Place For Kids provides the opportunity for grieving children, teens and their families to express and process their feelings in a safe and healthy environment. This foundation provides encouragement and community support at a critical time in a grieving family’s life.

KidWorks

 

KidWorks strives to transform challenged neighborhoods in central Santa Ana by building on the strengths and potential in the community through education, character formation, and personal development.

 

Opportunity Schools

 

One child in five struggles in the classroom.  Because of the crippling effects of learning difficulties including Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Asperger's, school becomes a place of humiliation and alienation.  Since 1990, Opportunity Schools, an educational non-profit, has been helping private school students with learning challenges unlock their hidden potential and achieve academic success.

Pet Prescription Team

 

Pet Prescription is a volunteer organization dedicated to helping pet owners train their family pet to become therapy animals.  They are a full service organization which provides training classes preparing the dogs for certification, Therapy Certification through the Pet Prescription Team, AKC, and CGC testing, all for the purpose of assisted therapy visitations.

 

Rosie's Garage

Rosie’s Garage is a nationally recognized after-school tutoring program of La Habra Neighborhood Housing Services geared toward providing a safe place, reaching and motivating at-risk and underprivileged children, making a difference by breaking generational poverty, creating a society of productive citizens, and encouraging independence and responsibility by instilling confidence, hope and a love of learning, because every child deserves to learn and succeed.

Solidarity

 

The community at Solidarity pursues depth with Jesus by participating in His Kingdom and providing the space to reflect, process, and internalize what God is doing.  We become people who are more appreciative, more grateful, and start living life as we were originally created to be.

Tara's Chance

 

Tara’s chance is dedicated to promoting the physical, cognitive, and social well-being of at risk youth and/ or those with special needs through a special partnership with horses. A place where therapy feels like play.

With Hope: The Amber Craig Memorial Foundation

 

The With Hope Foundation is dedicated to suicide prevention through improving mental health support services and education in our schools and throughout our community. They have pledged to make available, at no cost to the schools, speakers and materials to effectively educate our community’s youth on suicide prevention and depression awareness. In addition they provide support and resources to individuals who are in need of mental health services and to those who have lost a loved one to suicide.

 

Challenger Little League

 

The Challenger Division was established in 1989 as a separate division of Little League to enable boys and girls with physical and mental challenges, ages 4-18, or up to age 22 if still enrolled in high school, to enjoy the game of baseball along with the millions of other children who participate in this sport worldwide. 


 

Folds of Honor

 

Folds of Honor provides educational scholarships to the families of killed or disabled American military – the heroes who stand guard over our freedom. Their motto says it best:  We will leave no family behind on the field of battle.


 

Help for Brain Injured Children

 

A CA Department of Education fully certified NPS for children and young adults with moderate/severe multiple disabilities, including autism.


 

Kristie's Foundation

 

Kristie’s Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is dedicated to providing support, assistance and cherished moments to critically ill children and their families. Kristie’s focus is on end-of-life care for children and support for the family that loves them.

 

PADRE Foundation

 

The PADRE Foundation aims to provide educational classes, support groups and psychosocial events for all children with diabetes, as well as for their parents and siblings, support community education on diabetes and disease management, and partner with  research aimed toward better detection, prevention and management of diabetes and ultimately towards a cure.

RAD Camp

 

The goal of RAD Camp is to provide a fun summer camp experience for children and adults with developmental disabilities while also giving their caregivers a much needed break from their everyday responsibilities.  RAD Camp treats each camper with respect and focuses on each individual's ability rather than their disablility.

 

 

Special Ops Warrior

 

The Special Operations Warrior Foundation ensures full scholarship grants as well as educational and family counseling to the surviving children of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations personnel who lose their lives in the line of duty and immediate financial assistance for severely wounded special operations personnel and their families.

Supportability

 

The primary function of SupportAbility is to award The Julie Inman Courage Award to high school seniors who have graduated, despite tremendous personal obstacles.
It recognizes courage and determintion over physical and/or learning disabilities, illness of self or of a parent, financial difficulties, the death of a loved one or unusually difficult cirumstances at home.

Team Up for Down Syndrome

Team Up For Down Syndrome is an organization dedicated to helping improve the lives of individuals and their families living with Down syndrome.  Our goal is to raise the public's awareness, both locally and nationally, of the positive contributions that individuals with Down syndrome make in our society. We are further dedicated to strengthening and empowering those with Down syndrome to help them and their families reach their full potential.  Proceeds from Team Up For Down Syndrome benefit housing, health, education, job training, family counseling and other worthwhile causes.

Women's Transitional

Living Center

 

WTLC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals and families escape the depths of domestic violence and exploitation. WTLC provides the tools and resources to build self-esteem and empower people for independent living, With Tender Loving Care.

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