Families Helping Families is a program of the Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center. The Families Helping Families program connects families in desperate situations facing abuse and neglect with caring members of the community to help bring stability to the home for the holidays. The program aims to 1) ease the burden of meeting basic needs so families can focus on breaking the cycle of abuse; 2) help those facing abuse on the road to healing, health, and hope, and 3) positively impact the lives of children in our community.
Generous Santas choose a family to adopt this holiday season from our online database. Each family has been nominated by their caseworkers for their determination to overcome their struggles and progress made in their respective programs. Once a family has been chosen, Santas can shop for items listed on the family’s greatest needs and greatest wishes lists, wrap them, and drop it off at our North Pole at 4 Park Plaza in Irvine on December 9th.
The Child Abuse Prevention Center is dedicated to serving at-risk children and families in crisis. Now in its 34th year of operation, the Child Abuse Prevention Center is Orange County’s leading not-for-profit organization focused exclusively on the prevention of child abuse, the early intervention programs of the Prevention Center have a well-documented record of working to prevent child abuse before it occurs.