About Us

OC Community Resources was created through Board of Supervisors approval on March 18, 2008 and is made up of OC Animal Care, OC Community Services, OC Parks and OC Public Libraries.


                     Steve Franks, Director of OC Community Resources
                     Steve.Franks@occr.ocgov.com 
                     (714) 480-2788

  • OC Animal Care provides refuge for animals in the 18 contract cities and unincorporated areas of Orange County, adoption services, promotes community outreach and education on responsible pet ownership, and enforces Federal, State, and local animal control laws.
                     Jennifer Hawkins, DVM, Director of OC Animal Care
                     Jennifer.Hawkins@occr.ocgov.com
                     (714) 796-6417
 
  • OC Community Services links eligible customers to a wide variety of community resources that will help them to achieve self-sufficiency, seeks and secures alternate sources of funding, provides safe, affordable, and accessible housing and shelter opportunities, and provides comprehensive employment assistance and development services.

                     Karen Roper, Director of OC Community Services
                     Karen.Roper@occr.ocgov.com
                     (714) 480-2805

  • OC Parks ensures that residents and visitors benefit from the regional parks system, educates and encourages residents and visitors to discover the parks system, responsibly manages public funds and revenues, and acquires, maintains and preserves park land.

                     Stacy Blackwood, Director of OC Parks
                     Stacy.Blackwood@occr.ocgov.com
                     (949) 923-3743

  • OC Public Libraries provides safe and easy access to libraries for the community, offers a broad spectrum of materials in multiple formats and provides the community with the best access to the collection, and delivers knowledgeable, friendly, and experienced staff to support the information needs of the community.

            Helen Fried, Director of OC Public Libraries
            Helen.Fried@occr.ocgov.com 
            (714) 566-3040