We love telling success stories of Orange County residents benefiting from our Financial Stability initiatives and programs such as SparkPoint OC Financial Empowerment Centers, Free Tax Preparation, and Workforce Development.

By growing a stronger community one person at a time, we are building momentum towards our FACE 2024 Income goal: to reduce the percentage of financially unstable families by 25% by 2024.

Enjoy these success stories!


Back on track with newfound confidence

Estefania wasn’t taught how to manage her expenses growing up or provide for her family. Thanks to in-depth counselling and training with SparkPoint OC, Estefania is saving for her future, stabilizing her family and has her confidence back.


Knowledge is power

Donald had no job, no income, and his path to self-sufficiency was precarious. With SparkPoint OC’s help, Donald was finally able to ‘spark’ financial knowledge and credits the team for giving him his life back.


From hopelessness to success

Meet our neighbor, Michel—once career-less, car-less, and lacking hope, Michel is now on the path to self-sufficiency with help from our Women’s Philanthropy Fund Grant Program.


From encouragement to empowerment

Since the economic downturn, Imelda’s credentials were no longer a ticket to employment. Convinced she would never fine a good job she gave up hope. Then Women Helping Women stepped in, and she landed her dream job.

Never too young to get finances in check

After a visit to a SparkPoint OC center 19-year-old Jerome, learned a valuable lesson: you’re never too young to get your finances in check. Find out how Jerome got his first car.