The Children’s Bureau mission is to help children succeed and excel at leading happy, healthy, productive lives through a combination of prevention, treatment, research and advocacy. Children’s Bureau is committed to providing vulnerable children — especially in the early years — the foundation necessary to become caring and productive adults by preventing child abuse, enhancing the potential of families and advancing welfare.
Take the first step today by making a promise to get or refresh an emergency kit, make or update an emergency plan, volunteer or download the ReadyOC app! (click here)
More than 82% of residents in the U.S. and Orange County are aware that emergency preparedness is important to handle disasters*. Yet of these, most have made little, if any, actual preparations!
What about you? Are you ready?
At First 5 California, they fund programs that educate parents, grandparents, caregivers, and teachers about the critical role played during a child’s first five years. Since their creation in 1998, they’ve supported millions of families with programs and services designed to help more California kids grow up healthy and ready to succeed in school and in life.
The promise of First 5 California is to continue to invest in integrated programs and resources designed to benefit three target audiences: the Child, the Teacher, and the Parent. Current efforts focus on the areas of nutrition, early literacy and language development, and smoking cessation, among others.
Wherever you live in California, a First 5 county commission is there to help you. These 58 county commissions fund local service providers, health and learning programs, and resources tailored to meet the needs of your family and community.