Family and Martial Support In Anaheim That Works
ALMA FAMILY CARE CENTER (AFCC) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2003. We are strategically located in Anaheim, California and are accessible to Hispanic families in Orange County, Los Angeles, and the Inland Empire who are in need of free parenting support, marital counseling, and educational assistance that strengthens their skill sets to resolve real-life issues and helps their family move forward in life.
VISION: “Assist Hispanic families in our local communities through highly effective educational programs.”
MISSION: “Touch the real needs of Hispanic families, marriages, and individuals to better their lives.”
- Caring – Show compassionate care to people.
- Honor – Demonstrate a spirit of honor and respect.
- Real – Be transparent and honest.
- Individuality – Value the uniqueness of each person.
- Support – Exhibit a spirit of support and empathy to help people who feel rejected and alone.
- Training – Provide practical knowledge that enhances a person’s skills and confidence.
COMMUNITY FACTS & CONCERNS:
Hispanic Population: There are an estimated 3,02,786 residents in Orange County of which 34.2% are Hispanics.
Hispanic Communities: Anaheim, Santa Ana, Placentia, Fullerton and La Habra are home to 500,000 plus Hispanic residents of which 41.3% are working class with an average annual income of $39,000.
High Divorce Rates: Over the last 15 years, Orange County has consistently averaged about 60 divorce filings per 100 marriage licenses issued – a rate 20% higher than the national average of a 50% divorce rate.
High School dropout rates: OC Hispanics are three (3) times likelier than Caucasians to quit school. The average dropout rate of Hispanic high school students in Orange County was 23.8% as of 2009.
Data Source: California Department of Education, California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS). Accessed online at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ds/sd/cb/studentdatafiles.asp (May 2010).
High Teen Birth Rates: The Hispanic/Latina teen birth rate in OC alone was 57.4% in 2007. Hispanic/Latina teenage girls have the highest birth rate percentage among every ethnic race in Orange County and all of California which is alarming.
- Definition: Number of births per 1,000 young women ages 15-19, by race/ethnicity of the mother.
- Data Source: California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics, Vital Statistics Section, CD-ROM Public Use Birth Files; the State of California, Department of Finance, Race/Ethnic Population with Age and Sex Detail, 1990-1999, 2000-2050. Accessed online at http://www.dof.ca.gov (June 2009).
- Footnote: LNE (Low Number Events) refers to data that have been suppressed because there were fewer than 20 cases in the numerator. N/A means that data are not available. For example, data for “Multi-racial” teens are not available prior to 2000.
Are you in need of parenting skills or marital support?
We offer free consultations for issues related to:
- Parenting Classes
- Marriage Counseling
- Marital Strengthening Classes and Retreats
- Abstinence Classes
- Domestic Violence Prevention