Child Guidance Center in Orange County, California

Strong Families, Strong Children

Support for Orange County veteran and military children and families.

  • Are you a veteran or military family going through a difficult time, such as being affected by legal issues, deployment, family problems, unstable housing, or transitioning out of the military?
  • Are you and your children affected by the stress of deployments of the effects of Permanent Change of Station (“PSCing”)?
  • Are you a spouse of a military member or veteran who is looking for support and resources such as with finding employment, housing, legal support, domestic violence services, confidential counseling, or other community resources?
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Our Mission

SFSC's mission is to improve the health and well-being of veterans, military families and children throughout Orange County by engaging the community, building resiliency, and creating safer, more stable home environments.

Finding the right help

Veteran and military families face many unique challenges. They may struggle with the stress of deployment (or coming home), parenting, finances, employment, or domestic violence. SFSC’s services are designed to help veteran and active duty families find community resources, support kids, build resiliency, develop effective parenting skills, and manage stress.

SFSC understands the challenges of veteran and military families because our team has lived military service backgrounds – personally or through a family member. Our team of Peer Navigators and Clinical Case Managers understand what it means to be a veteran or active duty family.

Who we serve

We provide free support for all of Orange County’s military- and veteran-connected families with children, regardless of length of service, type of discharge, rate of disability, financial need or marital status. We also provide services to extended family members who are providing guardianship over the children of veterans, active duty and reservists.

We want to hear from you

For more information or to make an appointment, call (714) 953-4455, extension 661.





SFSC is able to provide services free of charge – thanks to generous funding from private donors, as well as funding from the Orange County Health Care Agency, Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), United Way, Orange County Community Foundation, Pacific Life, and Hoag Hospital.


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