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"Helping People Help Themselves"

The Southwest Community Center has been serving the low-income residents of Orange County for more than 35 years. Our mission is to provide the basic needs of food, clothing, shelter, household items, referral services and other support services to the homeless, low-income and economically disadvantaged in an effort to enable them to become or retain self-sufficiency.

The Southwest Community Center depends upon the support of many individuals and groups to accomplish its mission. We are always in need of support because of increasing costs, clients’ escalating needs and, more recently, shortfalls in funding grants and financial support. To this end, we continually seek financial support, donations of food and clothing and the like, as well as volunteer support. It is only through such support that we can continue to meet the needs of those individuals we are committed to serve. We accept all ages of volunteers; students, in particular, may use our volunteer activities to fulfill requirements for community service. To volunteer, please contact Jessie Allen or Connie Jones, Executive Director.

We also accept donations of food items, hygiene products, clothing (new and used), reading materials, paper goods for use in the office and kitchen and infants' items.