Decorative Arts Society 2023-2024 Grant Recipients

Health and Basic Needs

Friendly Center

Support for the Community Resource Center providing counseling and after-school tutoring, library resources and 15 additional services for low-income families in need.

South County Outreach

Grant supports the Hunger and Homeless Prevention program which includes a unique food bank operating much like a traditional market. Program includes re-housing support, case management, and education for financial literacy.


Hope Harbor/Laurel House

Long-term teen shelter and counseling for teens at risk of homelessness. Services are provided for 12-18 months and include counseling and behavioral health treatment, psychological testing, academic tutoring, educational coordination with school districts, medical assessments, and reunification planning with families.

Homeless Intervention Services

Grant will fund the Transitional Housing Program and wraparound services to aid in transition to a stable life with adequate income.

Thomas House

Funds two transitional housing apartments for families of who are victims of domestic abuse and violence. Includes counseling, career development, financial education, and academic support for children.

SPIN – Serving People In Need

Supports the GAPP (Guided Assistance to Permanent Housing). The program includes securing housing, help with related expenses, and case management with a long-term goal of housing stability.

Counseling and Support

Boys and Girls Club of Buena Park

Funding for the SMART program focused on mentoring girls age 11-18 to lead healthy lives, develop positive relationships and live productive lives.


Supports the Life Coach and Kidsters program servicing young mothers and families helping them build stable families and lives.


Boys Hope Girls Hope

Funding for College Road Program which provides extensive services for underserved youth through high school and college including housing, college and career guidance, and mentoring.

Beyond Blindness

Grant supports the Family Support Services program, specifically mental health counseling for families with a blind or visually impaired child.

Santa Ana Parent Project

Supports the SAPP peer to peer educational program empowering mothers to guide their children’s behavioral and academic trajectories and share training with peers.

Project Self Sufficiency

Provides low-income single parent educational case management services through college and beyond. Includes financial assistance, childcare, auto repair, textbooks, and emergency rental assistance.

2023-2024 Special One-Time Grants

This year DARTS was able to offer three Special One Time Grants in addition to our regular grants.

South County Outreach

South County Outreach operates a large-scale food bank which feeds hungry individuals with surplus food from the local food chain. DARTS has provided funding to retire the loan on their delivery van which is essential to food collection and distribution. This support allows South County Outreach to direct more funds to their existing hunger prevention programs.

Human Options

Human Options Second Step Program provides transitional housing for domestic violence victims. In order to expand their services to disabled victims, DARTS has provided funding to bring one of their existing housing units into ADA compliance.

Intervention Center for Early Childhood (ICEC)

ICEC provides developmental screenings and therapeutic services for children at risk of developmental delays. DARTS has provided ICEC with funding to construct an effective storage system in order to free up space for these important direct intervention services to children and families.