2019 Press Releases

November 1, 2019

OC Health Care Agency Releases Report on Suicide Deaths in Orange County

(Santa Ana, CA) – The OC Health Care Agency (HCA) today released the “2014 – 2018 Suicide Deaths in Orange County, California” report, available online at www.ochealthinfo.com/suicidereport, which analyzes data sourced from the State of California’s Department of Public Health Death Statistical Master File and Vital Records Business Intelligence System.

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October 19, 2019

Let’s Stop Bullying in Our Community Free Youth Camp Day

Bullying – both online and off – can have a devastating effect on a child.

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October 15, 2019

Orange County Approves $7.7 million for Mental Health Services

Orange County is improving mental health services and expanding training for how law enforcement should handle psychiatric emergencies.

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October 15, 2019

Health Care: Orange County Offers Free Cancer Screenings, Flu Shots & Medication Assistance at Community Health Fair

Orange County is providing patients with access to vital medical care and health screening services at a free community health fair.

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October 11, 2019

Orange County to Develop Lactation Policy to Support Mothers

Orange County is making life easier for all mothers who work in or visit County facilities.

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September 24, 2019

California Could Put 10,000 Repeat Felons Back on the Street - Orange County Urges Governor to Veto SB 136

Orange County is asking Governor Gavin Newsom to veto legislation that would reduce sentences for as many as 10,000 repeat felons.

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August 30, 2019

Orange County Adds Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Santa Ana and Orange

Orange County will soon install fourteen Electric Vehicle Charging stations for both County employees and the public.

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August 27, 2019

Orange County Approves $13.4 million for Homeless Shelters

Orange County continues to invest in shelters and outreach services for the homeless.

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August 21, 2019

Supervisor Andrew Do’s Anti-Hunger Campaign Helps More Than 500 Seniors Access Food Assistance

More than five hundred seniors have gained access to vital food assistance programs as part of Supervisor Andrew Do’s campaign to combat hunger in Orange County.

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August 20, 2019

Orange County Kids Use Chalk Art to Transform Civic Center - Once Occupied by Homeless Encampment

Once occupied by a dangerous homeless encampment, the cleaned-up Orange County Civic Center underwent a colorful makeover earlier this month, as parents and children painted chalk art murals at Supervisor Andrew Do’s Chalk and Talk event.

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August 14, 2019

OC Supervisor Andrew Do and Chairwoman Lisa Bartlett Spearhead Program to Boost Local Small Businesses

Orange County is making it easier for local small businesses to do business with the county.

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July 31, 2019

Board of Supervisors Finalizes Marching Home: A Strategy to End Veteran Homelessness

Santa Ana, Calif. (July 31, 2019) – The Orange County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday finalized the County’s strategy to end veteran homelessness by December 2020, directing County staff to contract with a housing navigator to assist veterans in their search for housing.

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July 30, 2019

 
OC Supervisor Andrew Do to Host First Ever Kids Chalk Art Event in Cleaned Up Santa Ana Civic Center -- Site of Former Homeless Encampment

In an effort to reclaim public spaces for children and families, Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do is hosting the first ever free community art event in downtown Santa Ana on Saturday, August 10.

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July 29, 2019

Aging Orange County: Supervisor Andrew Do Proposes “Safe Homes for OC Seniors” Program

w-income seniors in Orange County could get a vital lifeline to make critical home safety repairs, under a proposal by Supervisor Andrew Do.

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July 23, 2019

Orange County Settlement on Homeless Litigation Finalized, Effective Immediately Announces Supervisor Andrew Do

The landmark settlement agreement announced last week by Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do, the county's lead negotiator for homeless litigation, was signed by all parties today and filed in Judge David O. Carter’s courtroom. The agreement is effective immediately.

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July 17, 2019

Hungry Seniors: Supervisor Andrew Do Launches Campaign to Reverse Troubling Number of OC Seniors Going Hungry

Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do is launching a campaign to address the troubling number of Orange County seniors going hungry.

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July 16, 2019

OC Supervisor Andrew Do Releases Statement on Landmark Homeless Litigation Settlement

Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do, the county's lead negotiator for homeless litigation, issued the following statement on the landmark settlement:

"This settlement is an important step forward in Orange County’s efforts to build our System of Care and broader homeless response plan."

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June 28, 2019

Homeless: CalOptima Approves OC Supervisor Andrew Do’s $60 Million Homeless Heath Care Action Plan

Orange County’s public health insurance program is moving forward with Supervisor Andrew Do’s homeless health care action plan to address the rising number of homeless deaths.

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June 26, 2019

County Approves a Plan for John Wayne Airport General Aviation Improvement Program

Santa Ana, Calif. (June 26, 2019) – Yesterday the Orange County Board of Supervisors approved a plan for improvements to the General Aviation (GA) facilities at John Wayne Airport (JWA).

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June 25, 2019

Affordable Housing: Orange County allocates $5 million toward Orange County Housing Finance Trust

Orange County is investing millions of dollars to increase affordable housing for low-income families and the homeless.

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May 29, 2019

OC Supervisor Andrew Do Calls for Special Meeting to Vote on Homeless Health Care Proposal

Santa Ana, California – Today, Supervisor Andrew Do unveiled his Homeless Health Care Action Plan in response to CalOptima’s slow rate of progress for homeless services. Out of the 210 homeless deaths last year, 153 were CalOptima members. In light of this humanitarian crisis, Supervisor Do called for a Special CalOptima Board of Directors meeting on June 14 to vote on his action plan.

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May 22, 2019

County Receives 14 Awards for Innovation and Achievement

Santa Ana, Calif. (May 22, 2019) — The County of Orange was recognized for a total of 12 achievement awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo) and two Golden Hub of Innovation awards from the Association of California Cities-Orange County (ACC-OC) this May.

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April 24, 2019

County of Orange Releases 2019 Point in Time Count Results

Santa Ana, Calif. (April 24, 2019) – Today the County of Orange released the results of the 2019 Point In Time count.

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April 9, 2019

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Orange County, Calif. (April 9, 2019) – The County of Orange Social Services Agency (SSA) invited employees and citizens of Orange County to show their support in ending childhood abuse and neglect by wearing blue today, April 9, 2019, for National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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April 9, 2019

Orange County Allocates $18 Million toward Mental Health Wellness Hub

Orange County is taking another big step forward with plans to build its own mental health and psychiatric emergency center that will transform the mental health services delivery system for Orange County residents.

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March 27, 2019

Board of Supervisors Approves Additional Crisis Stabilization Unit

Santa Ana, Calif. (March 27, 2019) – The Board of Supervisors voted March 26 to approve $13 million toward the creation of an additional Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) for those persons in Orange County experiencing a mental health emergency.

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March 26, 2019

Orange County Doubles Number of Mental Health Beds

Families struggling with a mental health crisis will soon find more available access to emergency mental health services in Orange County. The Orange County Board of Supervisors has approved a plan that will double the number of crisis stabilization units in Orange County.

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March 13, 2019

Board of Supervisors Approves Countywide Suicide Prevention Initiative

Santa Ana, Calif. (March 13, 2018) – The Orange County Board of Supervisors announced that it has committed $600,000 of Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) monies for the creation of a countywide suicide prevention program.

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February 27, 2019

County Hires Executive Director of Internal Audit Department

Santa Ana, Calif. (February 27, 2018) – The County of Orange Board of Supervisors voted February 26 to approve the appointment of Agripino Alonso as Director of the Internal Audit Department (IAD).

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January 31, 2019

FDIC'S MONEY SMART Alliance Program Adds the County of Orange as Newest Member

Santa Ana, Calif. (January 31, 2019) – On January 22, 2019, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) approved the County of Orange’s application to join the FDIC Money Smart Alliance Program, which is designed to promote financial education nationwide.

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January 2, 2019

Data-Sharing for Homeless Services: Orange County Launches New Technology to Coordinate Homeless Care, Services

Santa Ana, CA - The County of Orange is launching a data-sharing tool for medical providers and agencies in Orange County, California to coordinate the myriad of homeless services.

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