Foster youth need our help to make a successful transition to adulthood. For over 34 years, Orangewood resources, guidance and encouragement have helped them thrive and prosper.Learn more
The holidays can be a particularly tough time of year for current and former foster youth who may not have any family to celebrate with. Help us make the holidays bright by donating items from our holiday wish list!Learn more
From high tea celebrating the magic of the holidays, to dusting off your boots for a California Country themed Ducks Center Ice Party, our December events have something for everyone!Learn more
Sex trafficking is a real problem in Orange County and its victims are often from the foster care system. Orangewood has stepped up with a new program to help these young women.Learn more
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For Sam, our Rising Tide housing program was more than just a roof over his head. Read his story on how he went from homeless to chemical engineering majorLearn More >
The Orangewood Foundation “My Orangewood” program is a great way to celebrate or mark an occasion and support our youth at the same time.Learn More >
Our auxiliaries, 44 Women for Children and PALS, provide the Foundation and the youth we serve with invaluable support.Learn More >
Samueli Academy is our free public charter high school for foster and community youth. Visit the website to learn more about what makes our school so great!Learn More >
While at one point in my life I saw foster care as a nightmare, I now see that it was a turning point which positively altered my future. Without the generous support from Orangewood and the people involved in it, my life would have taken a different path."
Orangewood provided stability and security in my life. I am so grateful to have people to turn to when I need help, and to know that if I ask for help there is someone that will make every effort to make sure that I get it."
I really want to stress how my life and education have been possible because of this Foundation. I didn't think I would finish college and I am almost done. I didn't think my dreams would become a reality and they are all falling into place."
Orangewood's staff and resources have given me a golden opportunity, a key to success, and hope as well. Everyone there truly cares about me and the other youth."