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FOR Families
Irvine Civic Center

The link between the need and the solution...

FOR Families provides information and short-term support to individuals, couples and families living or working in Irvine who need assistance identifying and accessing needed services and resources. Our focus is on supporting the well-being of our community members.

FOR Families brochure, click here.

Questions? Click here...

Services include:

  • Personal interviews
  • Creative problem-solving
  • Community Education classes
  • Information sharing
  • Resource referral
  • Goal-setting
  • Workshops

Resources are available for:

  • Stress
  • Substance abuse
  • Depression
  • Family violence
  • New resident assistance
  • Aging parent issues
  • Positive parenting
  • Relationship problems
  • Women in transition issues
  • Legal and financial issues
  • Teen/adolescent behavior difficulties

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FOR Families is a confidential and free service to those who live or work in Irvine.
Program hours are Monday-Thursday
8 a.m.-5 p.m. and alternate Fridays

Crisis Prevention Hotline

The Crisis Prevention Hotline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to any Orange County resident, who is or knows of someone experiencing a crisis or suicidal thoughts and would like to receive immediate, confidential, and culturally and linguistically appropriate over-the-phone assistance either for themselves or someone they know.   
1-877-7CRISIS or

What is the Irvine Children’s Health Program (I-CHP)?
A program to assist income eligible families to access affordable quality health care for their children. The City of Irvine, in partnership with the Children’s Health Initiative of Orange County (CHI OC) are here to assist income eligible families enroll into 5 programs: MediCal, Healthy Families, California Kids, Kaiser Child Health Plan and/or Healthy Kids. Each of the 5 programs has different requirements, eligibility criteria and availability. Please click here for more information and to schedule an appointment.

How to Tell If You Are
Being Abused 

Does the person you love . . . 

  • Threaten to hurt you or your children? 
  • Call you names or accuse you of having affairs?
  • Throw you down, push, hit, choke, kick or slap you?
  • Say it is your fault if he or she hits you, and then promises it won’t happen again?
  • Demean you in public or keep you from contacting family or friends?
  • Lose temper and destroy property?
  • Force you to have sex when you don’t want to?

Just one “yes” answer means you’re involved in an abusive relationship. If so, you’re not alone and you have choices. The City of Irvine FOR Families program is here to help.
Call 949-724-6650.