PEACE Community Resource Center

Purpose Statement

The PEACE Center is a place of compassion where our county’s residents can come when they are in need of basic resources and assistance. While helping to provide for the immediate need, the PEACE Center’s ultimate goal is to move each individual forward toward healthy life change.

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday
9am - 5pm

Friday9am - 3pm
Saturday - SundayClosed

Services

Food Pantry

Fresh and non-perishable grocery items for families in the community. Walk-ins welcome.

First Saturday of the month9-11am
Medical Clinic

Providing medical care to those who are insured, underinsured, or without resources.

Tue & Wed 8:30-5pmFri 9-3pmor call 949-609-8199
Legal Aid Ministry

Lawyers available to provide legal information on a variety of subjects.

Call to schedule an appointment
Resource Coach

Connecting you to resources and services through the PEACE Center, Saddleback Church, and state and/or federal programs.

Call to schedule an appointment
ESL Classes

Free classes that teach you to speak, listen, read, and write English.

Tues & Thurs 9:30-11:30am
Homework Club

Free homework assistance for students grades 1st through 5th .

Tues, Wed, & Thurs 3:30 - 5:00pm
Private Tutoring

One-on-One after school tutoring for Jr. & Sr. High students.

Call to schedule an appointment
Healthy Living Workshops

Education through a series of informational workshops geared toward healthy living

Call for times
Public Health Nurse

No charge walk-in appointments for adults and children, and in-home assessments.

Thu 12-4pm
CPR Certification

Training on administering life-saving CPR to adults, children, and infants.

Regular office hours
Computer Skills Workshop

Basic instruction in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Call for current availability.

First Aid Certification

American Heart First Aid training on basic First Aid skills.

Regular office hours
Insurance Application Assistance

Certified Counselors available to assist with enrolling in Medi-Cal, Cancer Detection Program-CDP and Covered California.

Call to schedule an appointment
Citizenship Class

4 weeks test prep. $10.00 materials fee.

Call 949-609-8111 for class start date and to register.
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Related Ministries

English especially (American Accent )English is a key language of business, and a vital tool that benefits children and adults as they attend school, rise from poverty, and access the Word of God. Saddleback’s English as a Foreign Language initiative is equipping and training the local churches of other countries to become life changing centers of learning. Our English outreaches abroad use a 12 lesson curriculum called “Window to the World” and are equipped with starter kits which include a low vocabulary Bible, dictionary, and even a white board and markers to enable anyone to teach English to others. Getting involved can begin right here on our campus at the PEACE center. We have a 4 hour interactive training workshop which prepares the attendees to teach English in our Tuesday and Thursday ESL classes. Helping out at these classes is a good first step to becoming involved globally. Teaching English creates bonds between people of different cultures, its rewarding, and its life changing for not only the students, but also for the instructor. Teaching credentials are preferred for teachers.

One on One Tutoring is for junior and senior high school students afternoons and Wednesday evenings in a variety of subjects at the PEACE Center. Volunteers choose the subject and level they feel most comfortable helping with; i.e. Algebra 1 or 2, Chemistry, Biology, 7th Science, etc. Volunteers must be Saddleback Church members, (completion of CLASS 101, Baptism and signing the Membership Covenant). The Homework Club meets on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:30-5:00 during the school year. It is a classroom tutoring environment for Elementary school children grades 1st-6th. Tutors assist students with completing their homework and help them prepare for tests. Saddleback Church membership is a requirement to serve, (CLASS 101, Baptism and signing the Membership Covenant). Click the Volunteer button to select the opportunity in which you would like to serve!

We host workshops on the 2nd Saturday of each month for individuals interested in an emergency volunteer crew that can spring into action when a health emergency occurs. We also need volunteer teachers! Teachers must be a Saddleback Church member and have current instructor certification with the American Heart Association, a thorough knowledge of the instructional material, good communicating/teaching ability and demonstrate good technique in performing life-saving skills.

If you have a heart to serve in the PEACE Center's Medical Clinic, we would love to have you join our team! We need help with front office duties such as data entry, greeting and contacting patients. Volunteers must be Saddleback Church members.

The PEACE Community Resource Center is a destination for the county's residents to come when they are in need of basic resources and assistance. We are looking for volunteers to serve anytime M- Thurs 9AM-5PM and Fri 9 AM -3 PM. Duties are varied and may include any of the following tasks: Scheduling appointments, phone coverage, greeting guests, managing the client traffic, and light computer work.

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Homework Club

For Elementary Students

Students K-5th are welcome to attend Homework Club where they will receive help completing their homework assignments.

Schedule an Appointment: No appointment necessary.
Cost: Free
Classes: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30 – 5:00pm.
Fall session: September 23rd – December 11th

For Junior High and High School Students

Students 7th - 12th may schedule one-on-one tutoring sessions in math or science free of charge.

Schedule an Appointment: (949) 609-8111)
Fall Session: September 9th – December 19th.

Spring and Fall class sessions are offered. Please call to register.

ESL Classes

Our ESL classes offer FREE instruction in speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. There is an emphasis placed on conversational skills.

Beginning and Intermediate class sessions run starting January 19-May 21.
Register: (949) 609-8111
Classes: Every Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Spring and Fall class sessions are offered. Please call to register.

Citizenship Classes

Join us for 4 weeks and we'll prepare you to take the United States Citizenship test. Everyone is welcome! Space is limited.

Cost: $11.00 materials fee.
Classes:Offered once a quarter. Please call the PEACE Center for details.
Call: (949) 609-8111

Spring and Fall class sessions are offered. Please call to register.