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Orange County Community Housing Corp.

Rating: 4.98 stars   46 reviews 3,147

Address:

501 N. Golden Circle Dr., 200 Santa Ana CA 92705 USA

Mission:

Founded in 1977, OCCHC is committed to getting local, state, federal and private funds invested in housing for extremely low income large families and to providing the necessary tools to those families to enable them to get an education and job training.  The foundation of a neighborhood, community, city, state and nation begins with the family.

Target demographics:

very low income students go to college

Direct beneficiaries per year:

over 500 students

Geographic areas served:

Orange County, California

Programs:

the College Awareness Program which provides the student with a well-trained competent Academic Advisor and associated programs

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714-558-8161
http://www.occhc.org

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Reviews for Orange County Community Housing Corp.

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Me and my girls are tremendously blessed to have been introduced to Steping Up. Every single staff member has made me feel like a member of their family. My two children have attended an excellent school district . The curriculum has both challenged and strengthend their abilities. I am proud to say that my family is in a better place ,thanks to the help and support of Strpping Up and its staff.
Reyna Gutierrez

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Best organization, helpful and very knowledgeable staff.

 
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Hola mi nombre es Jaquelin, en lo personal Stepping Up me a enseñado y ayudado como guiar a mi hija que está en el grado 8, que hacer cuando ella está frustrada o no puede con sus tareas, incluso he consultado al personal que labora ahí para recibir consejos cuando tengo problemas con mi hija acerca de la educación, a como motivarla e impulsarla para que mantenga o mejore sus grados, a los padres nos han llevado a las universidades para animarnos y motivarnos a que nuestros hijos sigan estudiando y se gradúen, en lo personal he visitado la universidad de Chapman, Irvine, Soka y Fulleton, estoy muy agradecida con el programa y el personal que lo compone, el cual está muy capacitado para desempeñar su trabajo.

 
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The Orange County Community Housing Corp. has to be by far the most helpful nonprofit organization that I have come into contact with. One year ago my children and I were forced into a difficult situation where we were losing our home due to my previous landlord issues. OCCHC was a blessing in disguise and offered my family a new safe haven that we now call home. In addition, OCCHC has not only offered us housing but financial training as well. Through the Family Mentoring program, I was able to acquire knowledge regarding credit report/score, future financial planning, and knowledge on first time home buyers programs that are available. My children and I are blessed to be a part of the OCCHC family we trust and believe in OCCHC.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Such a great organization with a an amazing mission.

 
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The OCCH has been dedicated to providing a step up to low income households in Orange County for many years. Through education, housing, and caring, the organization positively affects the lives of thousands of people every year. The leadership and team is energetic, sincere, and follows through on commitments.
Charley Harrison

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Over the 20+ years with OCCHC I have witnessed lives changed, families healed, opportunities for personal growth and development blossom and HOPE spring forth.
And that's just what I've witnessed among the Staff and Volunteers!!! There is an even more fundamental change among those families who have come off the streets or overcrowded situation and moved into stable housing with a caring and compassionate team to support them. What an incredible gift has OCCHC been privileged to be through both its housing and support programs, particularly SteppingUP Mentor Program.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have been a resident with OCCHC for about four years. Not only has OCCHC assisted me with housing they have also given me the opportunity to volunteer in the office to get hands on experience in my current field of study, Business Office Administration. OCCHC has been a complete blessing to my family.

 
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Gracias a OCCHC por toda la ayuda que le han dado a mi y a mi familia. Estamos muy agradecidos con ustedes porque aparte de ayudarnos a obtener nuestro apartamento le ayudaron a mis hijos a estudiar en el colegio ya que ellos formaron parte del programa de stepping up. Muchas gracias por toda la ayuda que nos dan a familias como la mia.
Jose y Irma Diaz

 
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I have been a volunteer with OCCHC for over 4 years now and have personally seen how this organization has positively supported and impacted the community. Being a volunteer at the annual career fair allows me to see first-hand the positive experience the students get, and the take-aways they gain through the interaction with professionals as well as the real-life interviews. Year after year, I see these at-risk students become more positive, more energized, and more optimistic about their college hopes and dreams. I continue to support OCCHC in any/all capacities because of the direct impact the organization makes in helping these students get into college. It's such a heartwarming feeling to have students come back and talk to me about how they never even considered college before OCCHC, and now are on a successful path for the rest of their lives. I look forward to continuing to be a part of OCCHC's mission to change the lives of at-risk students.

 
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