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Serving Orange County & Beyond for 10 Years

Higher Ground Youth & Family Services is a 501(c)(3) non-profit family resource center founded in 2013 to provide wrap-around services, family support and community resources to youth and families in Orange County, CA

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Our Non-Gala Extravaganza is coming!

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Join our FREE 8-Week Summer Camp!

June 10th to August 2nd Monday-Friday 12pm-5pm. Sports programs begin at 10am. All meals included.

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Our Programs

Higher Ground Youth & Family Services provides unique programs and services to families in Orange County.  We aim to create services that support and uplift families as we open up purpose and possibilities for underserved communities to grow and thrive. 

Youth Music Enrichment

Youth Mentorship

Family Health Days Carseat Fitting

Family & Community Development

Mentor giving a mentee a piggy back ride

Workforce Development

Youth in counseling doing music therepy

Mental Health & Wellness

Facilitators leading a human trafficking prevention workshop

Human Trafficking Prevention

Our Mission in Action

Our work is for and with our communities.  We are problem-solving and creating programs along with advisory committees and stakeholders to ensure we choose and execute our services in conjunction with those who utilize them.  

Over 1.3 million hours of youth mentorship

Over $4.5 million

of free mental health services

23k+ hours

of human

trafficking prevention workshops

Over 600k  meals served

Over $4.3 million

in free academic tutoring

Over 6k hours of workforce development trainings

See what the community has to say

Mike Matasuda, Superintendent, Anaheim Union High School District

Higher Ground is a powerful partner to the AUHSD. The support provided to our students and families is high impact because of their mission to educate, equip, and empower youth to succeed. Higher Ground has earned great community trust.

Mike Matasuda
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Support Higher Ground

The programs and services we offer are impossible without the generosity of people like you.  If you would like to support our efforts and positively impact this community, please consider donating. Every donation helps.  Every donation and purchase helps! Thank you so much!

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