City of Santa Ana
California Board of Behavioral Sciences
Counseling Santa Ana California
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The demographics in Santa Ana is not very diverse, with nearly 80 percent of the ethnic make-up being Hispanic, followed by the Caucasian population and then other ethnicities.1 With the population density so tight, there have been many residential structures, such as garages, converted to living quarters. The reason that there is a larger Hispanic community is due to the greater availability for multi-housing units, dating back to the 1970s, which was before the suburban boom. Moreover, the Mexican-American culture is closely tied to Mexico. However, over the years, the Hispanic community has been moving to other areas, such as Riverside, due to high crime. There has been an increase in Asian Americans to Santa Ana, particularly during the 1980s. Santa Ana is also one of the wealthiest counties in the United States, boasting several great universities, both public and private. Some of the universities include California State University-Fullerton, Chapman University, Soka University of America, and University of California-Irvine.
Marriage and Couples Mental Health in Santa Ana
Parents with school-aged children can take advantage of many educational and outreach programs offered by the Santa Ana Unified School District. For families with children under the age of five, the district offers programs such as Even Start, which seeks to improve children's literacy, as well as the literacy of their parents. Parenting classes are also available. Children who are approaching kindergarten can be enrolled in a state-funded preschool or Head Start program to ensure they have the intellectual, social, and emotional readiness to begin school. Inquiries about these programs should be directed to the school district at 714.558.5501.2
Families with disabled or elderly members can find many support programs and resources offered through the Orange County Social Services Agency. The agency oversees investigations into elder abuse and neglect. Their In-Home Supportive Services program provides critical medical and mental health care to disabled adults in their home. Nutritional and financial assistance programs are also available. For more information about the programs offered by the agency, call 714-834-8899.3
Family Services and Assistance Programs
The Orange County Department of Children and Family Services offers many assistance programs for needy families in the Santa Ana area. The department facilitates adoptions and foster care placements, as well as child support assistance. Dental and physical health programs are available as well. Families who need quality childcare can find resources at the department. For more information about the programs offered by the Department of Children and Family Services, call 855-886-5400.4
1. United States Census Bureau. (2014). State and County QuickFacts - Santa Ana, California
. Retrieved from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0669000.html
2. Santa Ana Unified School District. (2014). Parent Resources
. Retrieved from http://www.sausd.us/Page/13326
3. Orange County Social Services Agency . (2014). Adult Services
. Retrieved from http://ssa.ocgov.com/elder/
4. Orange County Government. (2014). Children and Family Services
. Retrieved from http://ocgov.com/services/children
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