By Allison Jarrell
Family Assistance Ministries, a San Clemente-based nonprofit working to prevent hunger and homelessness in south Orange County, is now offering services such as food and clothing distribution and counseling at San Felipe de Jesus Church in Capistrano Beach on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
FAM Executive Director Mary Perdue said the nonprofit strives to support the people who come through their doors so that they can become self-sufficient. FAM offers an array of services ranging from providing necessities such as food and shelter to offering financial counseling and job coaching.
FAM also provides food, clothing, hygiene products and counseling services through its distribution centers in San Clemente, located at 1030 Calle Negocio, and at San Juan Capistrano’s Community Presbyterian Church, located at 32202 Del Obispo Street. San Clemente distribution days are Monday through Friday and every second Saturday of the month. The San Juan Capistrano site is open Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
San Felipe de Jesus Church is located at 26010 Domingo Avenue. For more information on FAM’s services, call 949.492.8477 or visit www.family-assistance.org.