Early Breast Cancer Screening
Helps uninsured or underinsured women age 40 and over receive high quality, affordable breast health services. Within a private setting, women are given free mammograms, clinical breast exams and self-exam education and instruction. Clinics are conducted in the familiarity of women’s own neighborhoods and in their own languages. The YWCA NOC staff speak more than twelve languages and in Orange County, special clinics are conducted for Korean, Vietnamese and Hispanic women. Call YWCA NOC (714) 871-4488.

Thurmond Scholarship
The Thurmond Scholarship was created to assist women over age 24 who wish to return to college and who need financial assistance to attend college. Scholarships are awarded once a year. Applications can be obtained by calling the YWCA at 714 871-4488 or drop us a note using our inquiry form.

Youth Employment Service (Y.E.S.)
Since 1968, Y.E.S. has been a free employment service designed to help at-risk youth find employment. The strengths of the program include one-on-one interviews to determine skills and interests, practical job counseling concerning suitable job objectives, interview techniques and appearance, on-the-job conduct, punctuality, and dependability. Visit the Y.E.S. website for all the details about this great resource for youth.
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215 E. Commonwealth Ave., Suite F, Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 871-4488    http://ywcanoc.org
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Music Empowers (Me!) Receives Rotary International Grant

Fullerton, CA- The YWCA of North Orange County received the first international grant in its 87 year history. The $13,500 donation was a matching grant generated from the Rotary Club of Fullerton, the International Rotary Foundation and the Rotary Club of Shingal, South Korea.  Shingal is the Sister City of Fullerton and has a long history of interacting with the Rotary Club of Fullerton.

The Music Empowers (Me!) grant will fund a participatory music experience for at-risk, abused, abandoned and/or neglected youth, 6 to 18 years of age.  “The grant was used to purchase software, recording and sound equipment that will enable the Music Empowers (Me!) Program to go mobile,” expressed Mike Oats who was the key player in organizing the international grant.  “Many youth feel that they are not heard, we are going to change this into, yes we do hear you,” stated Mr. Oats. The Music Empowers (Me!) will be launched through a collaborative effort with the FCLO Music Theatre and Crittenton Services.

We are thrilled that this program will involve at-risk youth to participate in a music experience. They will write the words they feel, create the music genre that captures their mood, and record their song on a CD.  Each youth will be given a CD of their music as an example of their uniqueness and to validate their ability to express themselves in a creative positive environment,” said Diane Masseth-Jones, Executive Director, YWCA of North Orange County. She added, “We applaud the international approach taken to support this program as music is truly an international language.”
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