Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Orange County is dedicated to assisting consumers achieve financial stability through education and counseling.
Our vision is to continue providing free or low cost financial services to all Orange County residents with products that meet today’s economic climate. Our goal is to be able to reach any individual or family in Orange County who wish to have more control over their financial situation and who want to gain financial self-reliance.
History of CCCS of Orange County
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Orange County was founded in 1966 by a group of local business owners who recognized the lack of resources for families in the need of financial counseling and education. The organizers, many from banking, retail, finance companies, legal or other related fields joined together to volunteer their time and knowledge to assist those who were facing difficult financial times.
Located in donated space in the basement of the Bank of America in downtown Santa Ana the agency counseled families and established repayment plans known as a Debt Management Plan or DMP. Today the counselors and staff at CCCS-OC are all certified and paid team members while remaining a non-profit organizations.
Education is the cornerstone of our organization and the agency offers more than 30 different education courses, mostly for free to the residents of Orange County and Southern California.
More than 21,000 youth and adults attended of our workshops in 2011 and more than 8,000 clients met with a counselor for services including financial counseling, housing or foreclosure prevention, reverse mortgage, bankruptcy or debt management all again with no or low costs.
Today more than 40 Team Members working from one of 6 Orange County locations are available by phone, internet or face to face to meet the needs of the many individuals or families that make up Orange County.