Community Resources for Adults

U.S. Citizenship and Civic Education

US Citizenship and Immigration Services

Information on the citizenship process, official forms, video presentations, free study materials including the tests that will appear on the citizenship test.


U.S. Citizenship Classes

Access California Services        

631 S. Brookhurst Street Suite 107

Anaheim, CA 92804

(714) 917-0440


Catholic Charities of Orange County

1800 E. 17th Street

Santa Ana, CA 92705

(714) 347-9610



Free U.S. Citizenship online class

(714) 953-5428 Ext. 504


Community Services 

Corbin Family Resource Center                     

2215 W. McFadden Ave., Suite G. Santa Ana, CA 92704

(714) 480-3737

Email contact:


Friendly Center

6688 Beach Blvd. (Located on the lower floor of the Buena Park Community Center), Buena Park, CA 90620

(714) 771-5300

Office Hours: 

Monday, Wednesday:  11:30am - 8:00pm

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00am - 5:30pm


Orange County Social Services Agency

6100 Chip Ave., Cypress, CA 90630

(714) 503-2200                              


County Directory Assistance

(855) 886-5400 


Regional Center of Orange County – First Floor   

Regional Center of Orange County (RCOC) is one of 21 private, nonprofit organizations contracted by the State of California to coordinate lifelong services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

1525 North Tustin Ave., Santa Ana, CA  92705

(714) 796-5100


Comfort Connection Family Resource Center

1525 North Tustin Avenue, Santa Ana, CA  92705

Free parking in the structure across from the RCOC office building

(714) 558-5400


Social Security Administration                  

900 S Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92805

(866) 657-3133                             

General phone line (800) 772-1213 


Volunteer Match

Share your time, talents, passion by volunteering in your local area. 


Elections and Voting 

California Voter Foundation                                      

Get all voter news, resources, issues, publications and voter information.


Easy Voter Guide                                                   

Non-partisan, easy-to-read information about elections, how to contact elected officials, and how to participate as an involved citizen in your local community.


Find Your Voting District

Use the interactive map to see the Buena Park City Council Districts. Clicking on a district will give you information about the City Council person who currently represents that district. See what district your property is in by using the address search.


Orange County Registrar of Voters                        

Information on voter registration, vote-by-mail, and location of polling places, or volunteer to work an election.


ESL/ELL Classes  

Access California Services        

631 S. Brookhurst Street Suite 107, Anaheim, CA 92804

(714) 917-0440 


La Mirada Campus Adult School          

15920 Barbata Rd., La Mirada, CA 90638

(714) 670-9279 


Food Assistance 

Buena Park Church of Christ

7201 Walnut Ave, Buena Park, CA 90621

(714) 523-1700


Catholic Charities of Orange County

1800 E. 17th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92705

(714) 347-9610   


First Southern Baptist Church

6801 Western Ave. Buena Park, CA 90621

(714) 522-7201        


Fullerton Seventh Day Adventist Church

2355 W Valencia Dr, Fullerton, CA 92833

(714) 525-4561  


Grateful Hearts Storehouse, Inc

5420 Katella Ave, Los Alamitos, CA

(562) 431-0880



505 E Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton CA 92832

(714) 399-4571 ext 4


Knott Avenue Christian Church

315 S Knott Ave, Anaheim, CA 92804

(714) 527-5195


Livingstone Community Development Corporation (in Beach Professional Park)

12362 Beach Blvd #10, Stanton, CA 90680

(714) 248-9500


Orangethorpe United Methodist Church

2351 W Orangethorpe Ave, Fullerton, CA 92833

(714) 526-8317   


California WIC (Women, Infants & Children)                      

PHFE WIC, a program of Heluna Health, provides healthy food, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and family resources to more than 200,000 women, children, and families in Southern California. If you’re pregnant, or a caretaker of a child under age five, you can get personalized support for you and your family at one of our WIC California offices.



Get medical, food, and cash assistance now. MyBenefits CalWIN is the fast, easy way for California residents to get the help they need.


Eat Fresh

Learn more about nutrition with free recipes, meal plans, discover foods, get other local resources and ask dietitian questions.


Food Assistance for Seniors

Buena Park Senior Center (in the Ehlers Event Center)

8150 Knott Ave, Buena Park, CA 90620

(714) 236-3870


Community Action Partnership

7600 Crescent Ave, Buena Park, CA 90620

(714) 667-0717


Orange County Food Bank

11870 Monarch St, Garden Grove, CA 92841

(714) 897-6670



Housing and Shelters 

Buena Park Navigation Center

6494 Caballero Blvd.  Buena Park, CA 90620

(714) 410-4060

Front Desk - ext. 280

Call Center - ext. 281


Casa Youth Shelter                                                          

10911 Reagan Street, Los Alamitos, CA 90720

*For 24/7 crisis call support or intake, please call (800) 914-CASA (2272)


Homeless Outreach Team

(714) 236-3877


Via Esperanza - Pathways of Hope                             

611 S. Ford Ave., Fullerton, CA 92805

(714) 680-3691                  


Affordable Rental Housing List


HUD Office of Housing Counseling

HUD sponsored housing counseling agencies throughout the country that can provide advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures, and credit issues. This page allows you to select a list of agencies for each state.


Orange County Fair Housing Foundation

The Fair Housing Foundation actively supports and promotes freedom of residence through education, advocacy, and litigation, to ensure that all persons have the opportunity to secure safe and decent housing that they desire and can afford, without regard to their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, familial status, marital status, disability, ancestry, age, source of income or other characteristics protected by laws.

Orange County Office                                                                                                            

2300 E. Katella Avenue, Ste 405, Anaheim, CA 92806

(714) 918-8001

(800) 446–FAIR (3247)     


Orange County Housing Authority                            

Orange County Housing Authority (OCHA) administers federally funded programs to provide monthly rental assistance to qualified tenants in privately owned rental housing.  The largest such program is referred to as the Housing Choice Voucher Program. 

1501 E. St. Andrew Place, Santa Ana, CA 92705

(855) 886-5400        


Orangewood Children and Family Center

Orangewood Children and Family Center (OCFC) is a 24-hour emergency shelter care facility, operated and owned by the County of Orange Social Services Agency for children who have been abused, abandoned, and/or neglected. OCFC is licensed by the California Department of Social Services as a group home. 

401 The City Dr S, Orange, CA 92868             

(714) 935-7584                                                                                


Immigration Services  

Catholic Charities of Orange County

1820 E 16th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701

(714) 347-9602


Immigration Field Office

Federal Building                                                                                                              

34 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA 92701

(800) 375-5283  


LGBTQ Center Orange County

Free U.S. Citizenship online class

(714) 953-5428 Ext. 504


US Citizenship and Immigration Services                      

Information on the citizenship process, official forms, video presentations, free study materials including the tests that will appear on the citizenship test.

USCIS Application Support Center (ASC)

8381 La Palma Ave Suite A, Buena Park, CA 90620

(800) 375-5283



Community Legal Aid SoCal  

2101 N. Tustin Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705

(800) 834-5001 or (714) 571-5200                                                                              


Orange County Public Law Library                                           

515 N. Flower St, Santa Ana, CA 92703               

(714) 338-6790                                                                                        


Superior Court of California                       

Central Justice Center

700 Civic Center Drive West, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Main information line:   (657) 622-6878

Small Claims Advisory Program:   (714) 571-5277

To download legal forms: 


Medical and Health Care 

Free Health Clinic

2180 W. Crescent Ave, Suite A, B, C, D, Anaheim, CA 92801

Medical Services: Tuesday/Wednesday: 9 AM – 12 AM Saturdays: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Dental Services: Thursdays: By Appointment Only

Optometry Clinic: Fridays: By Appointment Only

(714) 399-4571 *please call to confirm hours of operation



Illumination Foundation Medical Group Office

3535 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA 92383

(714) 503-0772                                                                                      



Orange County Health Care Agency Clinic 

1725 West 17th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706

(800) 914-4887                                                                                         

*By appointment only.


Covered California      

Medi-Cal is a program that offers free or low-cost health coverage for children and adults with limited income and resources. If you qualify, you can enroll in Medi-Cal year-round.


Health Care                    

In this website you are able to enroll for medical insurance and get other medical resources.


Medline Plus                                                                          

Simple articles on a wide range of health topics from the National Institute of Health.


COVID-19 Resources

City and State 

City of Buena Park-

City of Buena Park’s response to COVID-19, the health orders that apply to the City, the City’s eviction moratorium, and more. 


State of California

California’s response to COVID-19, including State actions, the Governor’s health orders, news releases, statistical information, available State resources and benefits, and statistical information.


Job Resources 

Anaheim Workforce Connection

201 South Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92805 (2nd floor)

(714) 765-4350



290 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92805

(714) 204-3000        


Orange County One-Stop Center

7077 Orangewood Avenue, Suite 200, Garden Grove, CA 92841

(714) 241-4900


Santa Ana Work Center

801 West Civic Center Drive, Suite 200, Santa Ana, CA 92701

(714) 565-2600


Taller San Jose Hope Builders

801 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701   

(714) 543-5105                                                                                                                       


Write a Resume 

Help Now! By Brainfuse (link on the Buena Park Library website)



North Orange County Vet Center

12453 Lewis St. Suite 101, Garden Grove, CA 92840

(714) 776-0161


Orange County Veterans Service Office

1300 S. Grand Ave. Bldg B, 2nd Floor, Santa Ana, CA 92705

(714) 480-6555

*By appointment only.


Anaheim Veterans Health Clinic

569 W. Woodland Drive, Anaheim, CA 92801

(714) 763-5300

*By appointment only.


US Veterans Affairs Department                                                                                   

5901 E. 7th Street, Long Beach, CA 90822

(562) 826-8000

*By appointment only.


California Veterans Resource Guide 

This book assists you in learning about and accessing the wide variety of services and benefits available to California veterans and family members. Whether you’re interested in getting a veteran designation on your driver license, getting a discounted State Parks to pass, or if you need assistance with the big concerns such as education, health care, disability benefits, employment, housing, or emergency assistance, you will find helpful information in this book. 


Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors                                                                                            

Veterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of benefits and services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This booklet contains a brief overview of the most commonly sought information concerning Veterans benefits and services.


California Department of Veterans Affairs

Learn about the state and federal benefits you are entitled to receive and how to claim them. Those benefits could compensate you for a service-connected disability, allow you to begin or resume your college education, care for your health, train for or find employment, buy a home, live out your years with dignity and respect, and much more.


Citizenship for Veterans

This website contains immigration information and links to resources geared specifically for members of the military and their families.


Consumer Financial Information for Veterans   

CFPB’s Office of Service member Affairs (OSA) works to help military families overcome unique financial challenges by providing educational resources, monitoring complaints, and working with other agencies to solve problems faced by service members.


Definitive Guide to GI Bill Benefits and Eligibility 

Learn about how veterans can take advantage of benefits afforded to them, including those granted by the GI Bill.


Federal VA Education Benefits 

VA education benefits help Veterans, service members, and their qualified family members with needs like paying college tuition, finding the right school or training program, and getting career counseling. 


Request Military Service Records

Recent military service and medical records are not online. However, most veterans and their next of kin can obtain free copies of their DD Form 214 (Report of Separation) and the following military service records any of the ways listed on this website. 


Social Security Benefits

Learn how you can apply for social security veteran benefits. 


Vet Now

Connect with an expert to learn more about eligible VA benefits and community resources. Also get help to transition your resume from military to civilian careers including translating military skills, key words, and more.