PSS Executive Director Beth Jackson-Pardo, MSW, explains the PSS program in the video above.

Who We Serve

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

Project Self-Sufficiency (PSS) 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.

About the Program

How it works