We’re on a Mission to Empower
We support highly motivated, low income single parents to achieve economic independence through education and personal development.
Project Self-Sufficiency is a community-based program in Orange County, California, assisting low income, single parents to achieve economic independence through education, training, and social services. Graduates from PSS leave with a new sense of self that reaches far beyond the program. These parents become leaders and contributors in the community; they take pride in their accomplishments, and that pride is reflected in the eyes of their children. Project Self-Sufficiency clients are confident in their role as parents and as capable providers.
AA Degrees Earned
BA Degrees Earned
Financial Resources Provided
Serving Orange County Communities
for more than 30 Years.
What We Do
Project Self-Sufficiency provides assistance to highly motivated single parents in Orange County while they attend college or a vocational program in order to achieve economic independence.
Project Self-Sufficiency clients gain job skills, a career path and new self-esteem on their way to becoming economically self-sufficient. They are the future leaders of Orange County!
Project Self-Sufficiency began partnering with the City of Huntington Beach in 1985, when the city participated in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s national Project Self-Sufficiency Program.
Since then, the program has gained national recognition as one of the best in the country. In March of 2018 we were given a tremendous opportunity to expand our services to all of Orange County.
Support the amazing work of Project Self-Sufficiency by volunteering your time to participate in fundraising and other events throughout the year. There’s no better way to give back to your community than helping families become self-sufficient.
Project Self-Sufficiency collaborates with the community, civic groups, faith groups, private foundations and in-kind service providers that believe in our mission and stand with us to break the cycle of poverty in our community.
Your financial contributions are an investment in the future of our community. Donate securely to give a low-income single parent the advantages they need to complete their education.
Project Self-Sufficiency reduces many of the barriers to education that student-parents face with assistance such as scholarships, textbooks, childcare, and transportation. Since PSS began operations in 1984, over 750 single parents graduated college and have achieved self-sufficiency thanks to PSS.
Every year Project Self Sufficiency awards scholarships to honor our amazing clients and celebrate their achievements.
Project Self Sufficiency provides reimbursements to help our clients navigate the rising cost of college textbooks.
We cover child care expenses to make it possible for parents of young children to attend college classes.
We help our PSS clients secure stable housing with security deposits and emergency rental assistance.
Our community partners provide our clients with free or low-cost car repairs as well as dental and vision services.
We stock our pantry with much-needed diapers, household supplies and personal hygiene products.
752 Families Served
Become a Volunteer Today
There’s no better way to give back to your community than helping families become self-sufficient. Join us to make a lasting difference in the lives of single parents in our community, and apply to become a volunteer. You could serve on the board of directors, and help with office work, marketing, grant writing, fundraising and event planning.
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307 Placentia Ave, Suite 203
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Phone: (949) 478-1914
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A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Tax ID #33-0597719
307 Placentia Ave, Suite 203 Newport Beach, CA 92663
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Tax ID #33-0597719