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Family Support Services

Compassionate, Effective Support for Families

Boys Town California offers the following programs at no cost to any family who resides in Orange County. For more information about a particular program, please call 714-558-0303

Parenting Workshops: Common Sense Parenting ® workshops build on existing skills to help parent and caretakers learn new ways of dealing with their children’s behaviors. Common Sense Parenting is available to any parent or caregivers of children ages 13 to 18 in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Community Support Groups: Groups provide support through sharing personal experiences, listening to and accepting others’ experiences, providing sympathetic understanding and establishing social networks. Families will also learn how to connect with community resources to meet their needs. Download more information.

Peer Mentors: Peer Mentoring connects trained Peer Mentors to families with a member who has developed or is at-risk of developing a behavioral or mental health problem. Through weekly contact, Peer Mentors provide information and individualized instructional and emotional support for families in need throughout Orange County. Download more information.

Family Matching: Family Matching focuses on creating helpful peer-to-peer relationships between families with a member struggling with mental or behavioral health issues and trained Volunteer Family Mentors who have had similar experiences. Matched families will have an opportunity to attend monthly events with other families to increase support. Download more information.

These services are funded by the Orange County Health Care Agency, Behavioral Health Services, Prevention and Intervention Division, MHSA/Prop 63.