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The dream and the reality

A dream destination for visitors and residents alike, Orange County has much to offer. Sandy beaches. Picturesque mountains. Thriving business and culture. This community’s profusion of natural and human resources is unique and well recognized.

Alongside the dream, however, lives a more difficult reality in Orange County. Not far from spacious and opulent homes, families struggle to find shelter for the night. In the shadow of luxury spas, men and women can only hope for good health with no insurance and nowhere to go for medical care. Amid bright-eyed scholars are thousands of children missing basic essentials like attending preschool, mastering language skills and eating regular meals. These disparities have deepened with a challenged economy and rising cost of living.

The Orange County we dream of is ours for the making. But first, we must understand and address these critical realities.


Our Orange County [PDF]

Our Orange County: Veteran Heroes [PDF]

A Generation’s Journey: The Aging of Orange County [PDF]

Video Gallery

Special Report: The Aging of Orange County

Special Report: Veterans

Orange County: A Community of Contrast

Critical Issues in Orange County: Safety Net

Critical Issues in Orange County: Health & Wellness

Critical Issues in Orange County: Education

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