Project Self-Sufficiency

The Project

Project Self-Sufficiency assists low-income, single parents in achieving economic independence from governmental assistance through education and intensive case management. PSS is coordinated through the Recreation, Human and Cultural Services Division of the Community Services Department.
Partnering with the City of Huntington Beach, The Project Self Sufficiency Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization. The purpose of the foundation is to seek financial contributions for child care, transportation, scholarships, dental, and other needed services such as a food pantry. The PSS staff is responsible for providing direct services to the participants on a daily basis.
Project Self-Sufficiency began in 1985, when the city participated in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's national Project Self-Sufficiency Program. Since then, the Huntington Beach program has gained national recognition as one of the best in the country. The PSS program is proud to be celebrating 25 years of service to single parent families in Huntington Beach.

The Participants

Project Self-Sufficiency parents must be single, low income and highly motivated to work toward achieving a career which will support their family. Applicants must live, work or attend school in the City of Huntington Beach or be referred to the program from a shelter in Orange County.

Each Project Self-Sufficiency parent benefits by defining their goals and building a reasonable strategy with their case manager. These strategies include intensive case management, enrollment in college or a technical training program, child care and book reimbursement, financial counseling, and addressing personal issues and other barriers to their success.

Project Self-Sufficiency participants usually realize new self-esteem on their way to becoming economically self-sufficient. Eventually participants no longer need public assistance for food, housing and child care. They become the leaders and the workforce of their community. Their ability to contribute acquired skills and efforts to the overall community increases resulting in substantial savings for taxpayers.

The Community

To ensure the success of Project Self-Sufficiency, it is vital that the community play a role in its success. Private and nonprofit agencies and individuals can assist in the following ways:

All contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided by the law. For further information, please contact Project Self-Sufficiency at (714) 536-5263.
Project Self-Sufficiency Office
1718 Orange Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Tel: 714-536-5263
Fax: 714-374-1620

Brigette Beisner
Program Coordinator
Development and Policy, Case Management, HPRP, Grant Administration
Email: [email protected]

Ann Casady
Office Administration, Application Inquiry, Events,
Newsletter, and General Questions
Email: [email protected]

The Project Self-Sufficiency Foundation Website

Project Self-Sufficiency Foundation
501 (c) (3) Not for Profit Tax ID# 33-0597719
18685 Main Street, #A109
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Scott Neill
Foundation Chair
Donors, Fundraising, Major Gifts or Inquiries, Board of Directors
Email: [email protected]

If you would like more information on how to apply to become a client of Project Self Sufficiency, please click on the Foundation website for instructions and eligibility information.

The Project Self-Sufficiency newsletter can be found here.

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Contact Information

City of Huntington Beach
Community Services
2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA
Phone: (714) 536-5486
Fax: (714) 374-1654
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