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COMMUNITY SERVICES AND PROGRAMS

YMCA Community Services (YCS) is a branch of the YMCA of Orange County, which provides services to members of the Orange County community that focus on emotional health and well-being. We support children, youth, and adults with special needs to promote skill-building, social opportunities, and a safe place for loved ones to know that while they are working, their child or adult with special needs is well cared for. In addition to special needs services, YCS is invested in all populations, from families with young children to older adults.

PREPARING FOR YOUR NEW BABY!

A FREE 4-WEEK VIRTUAL SUPPORT & LEARNING GROUP
Becoming a parent is one of life’s greatest joys and hardest jobs. With all the love, cuddles, laughter, and special moments comes some major life changes. Our 4-week group is for pregnant moms to come, learn from a licensed therapist. meet other parents and build community.

Each session will cover the following:
• Understanding Postpartum Depression
• Managing Relationships
• Taking Care of Yourself Emotionally & Physically
• Your role when the baby arrives
• And more.

  • New Mom Program Registration

  • Pregnancy Status

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  • Gender / Identity / Sexual Orientation

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  • Language & Ethnicity

  • Disabilities

  • Please select all that apply.
  • Military Status

  • Family Income Level

  • Education

March is Disability Awareness Month

This month we continued our role in educating, connecting, and providing resources in our community. Check out these conversations!

March 11, 2021: Inclusive Education Project Podcast 

March 18, 2021: Caring for a Child with Special Needs – A panel of experts virtually discussing everything from early detection, resources for your child, and advocacy support with school intervention.

YMCA PROGRAMS

New Horizons

The New Horizons program provides safe and supervised recreational outings in the community that offers social interaction, skill-building, and life-long friendships for adults with disabilities.

Inclusion

Our Inclusion program provides services to families and children with, but not limited to: developmental and learning disabilities, sensory challenges, epilepsy, autism, ADHD, emotional disturbance, as well as assist with self-care (diapering, feeding, etc.) if needed.

MEET OUR STAFF

Lee Lombardo, LCSW
YCS Associate Executive Director

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Lan Le
New Horizons Program Director

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Samantha Rios, MS in ABA
Inclusion Case Supervisor

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Disability is a natural part of the human experience that does not diminish the rights of individuals with developmental disabilities to live independently, to exert control and choice over their own lives, and to fully participate in and contribute to their communities through full integration and inclusion in the economic, political, social, cultural, and educational mainstream of United States Society.
 – Americans with Disabilities Act

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