Welcome to
Families Forward.
We are a non-profit organization
committed to helping local
Orange County families who
are homeless or at risk
of homelessness…
Because there’s no place like home.
Imagine not
knowing where
you or your children will
sleep tonight. More than
28,000 children in Orange
County are homeless.
Help us help them.
Thank you to our
tremendous donors
and volunteers!
With your support, Families Forward
provided safety-net services to
11,500 children and adults last year.
family success
at Families Forward!
More than 90% of our
graduating families are still in a
stable home one year later.

Families Forward Welcomes OC Gateway to Housing to the Family!


Looking for help to find housing or feed your children? Call 949-552-2727 to learn about our services. We’re here to listen and answer your questions.


Want to make a difference? There are endless ways you can volunteer to help homeless and low-income children in our community any time of year.


Why support Families Forward? Your gift will help a family find a stable place to live and create a path to self-sufficiency. You can change a life today.


Our Pledge to You
during the COVID-19 outbreak

Families Forward is here and ready to help. We are providing drive-thru services, including food assistance and diapers at our Program Center located at 8 Thomas, Irvine CA, Monday-Thursday 10am-2pm, no appointment needed. We continue to operate all our programs through online, teleconference or over-the-phone support. If you need assistance or have questions, call (949) 552-2727.

At this time, food donations can be dropped off at our pantry Monday-Thursday between 10:00am and 2:00pm.  If you are unable to drop off during these days/hours, please contact Mike Lopez at 949-716-5862 or mlopez@families-forward.org to schedule a time when we can ensure a staff person is able to assist you.

For more information on how you can help, please click here.

Families Forward está aquí listo para ayudar. Brindamos auto servicios, incluyendo asistencia alimentaria y pañales de lunes a jueves de 10am a 2pm. No se necesita cita.

Continuamos operando todos nuestros programas a través de soporte en línea, teleconferencia, o por teléfono. Si necesita ayuda o tiene preguntas, llame al (949) 552-2727 de lunes a jueves de 9am a 5pm y viernes de 9am a 1pm.