The OCFJC Foundation provides empowerment and prevention resources to victims and families whose lives have been impacted by family violence. Our long-term goal is to empower survivors of family violence to lead sustainable and violence-free lives.

Unfortunately, demand for our services continues spiraling up. Increasing numbers of women, children and elderly adults are at-risk of becoming victims of family violence, often at the hands of people who were themselves victims of violence.

Our programs are supported by our generous Justice Circle members and other committed sponsors and private foundations.

The OCFJC Foundation supports two programs: Empowerment & Violence Prevention Programs and Direct Victim Assistance.

All of our programs are taught at the OCFJC, as well as at community centers, schools, apartment complexes and a variety of additional locations throughout Orange County. The OCFJC and Foundation is built on the premise that we are stronger together. As such, we continue to collaborate with key community organizations to deliver the most effective and strategically placed programs possible.

Youth Prevention and Empowerment Programs

Children who witness violence at home and/or in the community need to develop healthy and nonviolent strategies to cope with every-day stresses. Our youth violence prevention programs empower young people with the necessary knowledge and skills to break the cycle of abuse.

The Kids Creating Change program is for elementary school-age children (5-12) and covers:  conflict resolution/playground bullying; anger management; communication skills; physical health; and, effective family communication (combined parents and children, with breakout sessions). New classes beginning in July 2018.

The Real Teens, Real Talk program is for junior high and high school-age teens (13-18), and covers self-esteem; communication skills; college preparation; goal-setting; healthy relationships; anti-bullying; and setting boundaries.

Family Empowerment and Prevention Programs

Parents Creating Change is a 10-week empowerment and violence prevention program developed to foster positive parenting, self-esteem, conflict resolution, life skills and healthy relationships for parents. The program is offered in English and Spanish. Our next class will begin July 2018.
Direct Assistance

The OCFJC Foundation provides basic assistance to selected graduates of our empowerment and violence prevention programs through three annual projects: Back to School, Adopt A Family, and YMCA Camp Partnership.

We also offer a mentoring program, dance classes, one-day field trips and parent programs on an ad hoc basis.

For more information please contact Daisy Dorado at ddorado@anaheim.net, or call 714-765-1645 x1633.