Learn Who We Are

ConnectOC Blog

Connect OC Blog

Orange County’s issues are connected—and so are you. We invite you to get in touch with critical information, promising approaches and a growing community of partners who share your passion for our county. Already, we are making strides toward the dream we share for Orange County.

Battling the Invisible Disability

By Shelley Hoss The ConnectOC Blog is a place for sharing insight, information and examples of how Orange County residents, donors and nonprofits are working to build a brighter, stronger, more vibrant community. We welcome you to share your thoughts by commenting below. By age 3, Adelynn’s world had begun to grow silent. Not only did the fun-loving tot suffer from progressive sensory-neural hearing loss, she belonged to a population of children who did not ...
Read More
/ / General

Moving the Needle for At-Risk Youth in Anaheim

By Shelley Hoss The ConnectOC Blog is a place for sharing insight, information and examples of how Orange County residents, donors and nonprofits are working to build a brighter, stronger, more vibrant community. We welcome you to share your thoughts by commenting below. We live in a community of contrasts. While the wealth and success of so many Orange County residents is visible everywhere, the deep needs of others are not. And nowhere is this ...
Read More
/ / General

Human Options Marks February Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month with ‘Love Shouldn’t Hurt’ Campaign

By Barbara J. Kimler The ConnectOC Blog is a place for sharing insight, information and examples of how Orange County residents, donors and nonprofits are working to build a brighter, stronger, more vibrant community. We welcome you to share your thoughts by commenting below. An estimated 1.5 million high school students in the United States will be physically abused by a dating partner this year and one in three adolescents will experience some form of ...
Read More
/ / Uncategorized

The Welcome Home They Deserve

Mealtime is often the first battleground between parents and their little ones. Enticing your child to eat the healthy meal you’ve prepared can be one of the greatest challenges of parenthood. It could also be the deciding factor in whether your child is at risk to join the growing epidemic of childhood obesity, which affects up to 52 percent of children in Orange County, according to a joint UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and California Center for ...
Read More

Serving Up Solutions to Fight Childhood Obesity

Mealtime is often the first battleground between parents and their little ones. Enticing your child to eat the healthy meal you’ve prepared can be one of the greatest challenges of parenthood. It could also be the deciding factor in whether your child is at risk to join the growing epidemic of childhood obesity, which affects up to 52 percent of children in Orange County, according to a joint UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and ...
Read More

It Takes Two: A Father-Daughter Duo Advances a Family Tradition of Giving

The Swayne family has left an unparalleled legacy in Orange County, which they continue to build on through an innovative approach to their family’s philanthropy. Judy Swayne’s dream to create an enduring home for local philanthropy was realized with the founding of the Orange County Community Foundation in 1989, and furthered through her leadership of OCCF over the next ten years. At the same time, her husband Keith was building his family’s company—Case Swayne Co.—into ...
Read More

Resolve to Make a Difference All Year Long

Local nonprofits need volunteers year-round, not just during the holiday season. Each holiday season, Orange County reveals its generous heart through the hundreds of volunteers who serve at homeless shelters, soup kitchens and local nonprofits helping our neighbors in need. It’s an admirable way for individuals and families to connect with our community, and can help teach children the importance of giving back. But as the “season of giving” passes, the needs of our most ...
Read More

Making the System Count

2-1-1 Orange County believes new system to connect people in need with real-time resources could reduce homelessness by 80 percent in six years. Living on the streets alone in 2010, 50-something Ellen became an unlikely agent of change in Orange County. The San Clemente High School graduate once lived the typical Orange County dream. Then a diagnosis of cancer turned her life into a nightmare. She lost her job, her home, and her health insurance ...
Read More

Finding Help and Hope on the Spectrum

Orange County center provides cutting edge resources for parents and children dealing with autism spectrum disorders. Newport Beach mom Danielle grew up in a family of all girls, so when her son, Matthew, didn't click with his preschool classmates, she chalked up his behavior to that of a “goofball” boy. But when the admissions counselor at a private kindergarten denied admission to Matthew saying that he “wasn't quite with us,” Danielle and her husband Dave ...
Read More

Meant to Make It

By Shelley Hoss The ConnectOC Blog is a place for sharing insight, information and examples of how Orange County residents, donors and nonprofits are working to build a brighter, stronger, more vibrant community. We welcome you to share your thoughts by commenting below. Gabriel Sanchez is proof that every child deserves a chance to succeed in school and in life. They said he wouldn’t make it. At 11, Gabriel Sanchez was already living on the ...
Read More

Share

HAVE QUESTIONS?

Todd Hanson Vice President

(949) 553-4202 ext. 244