PSS Case Manager Beth Jackson-Pardo, MSW, explains the PSS program in the video above.

How it works

Who We Serve

About the Program

Clients receive intensive case management and direct services. Assistance to clients is offered in a wide range of services:

  • Counseling
  • Childcare Assistance
  • Healthcare Assistance
  • Book Reimbursements
  • Educational Scholarships
  • Supply Pantry
  • Housing Support
  • Financial Support
  • Emergency Support
  • Transportation Assistance 

Project Self-Sufficiency is a community-based program in Orange County, California, assisting low income, single parents to achieve economic independence through education, training, and social services. 


Graduates from PSS leave with a new sense of self that reaches far beyond the program. These parents become leaders and contributors in the community; they feel pride in their accomplishments that is reflected in the eyes of their children. Project Self-Sufficiency clients are confident in their role as parents and providers.

  • 98% Single mothers
  •  2% Single fathers
  • 100% Low Income
  • 100% Enrolled in college
  •  56% Fulltime college students
  •  50.3% Inadequate housing