General Info » Partners


Helping our students reach their goals is a team effort.  HBAS is fortunate to partner with colleges, businesses, government agencies and non-profit organizations.  These partners help HBAS provide relevant, high-quality education, and offer support to our students. 

  • Student Support Partners – provide wraparound services to address barriers students might run into as they work toward their educational goals. 
  • Post-Secondary Education Support Partners – provide awareness and support for transitioning to post-secondary options. 
  • Career Education and Development Partners – provide support and work experience opportunities for students working towards a career goal.

Student Support Partners 

When students are struggling to meet their educational goals due to academic and non-academic reasons, we connect them with Student Support Services at HBAS and in the community.  Partnering organizations help our students get back on the path of success with access to health services, mental health and counseling services, financial assistance and more.  

  • 2-1-1 connects people quickly and effectively to local health and human service programs and disaster response information through its multi-lingual hotline 
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice - OC - provides free legal advice and citizenship assistance  
  • Children's Bureau Protecting vulnerable children through mental health services, parent education, counseling and legal assistance.  
  • Community Action Partnership of Orange County - provides needy families with health and financial education, workforce development and community engagement services. 
  • Dayle McIntosh Center - assists people with disabilities in finding individual and community options for independent living. 
  • Employment Development Department - helps families access benefits such as unemployment, disability leave and paid family leave. 
  • HB Central Library Literacy Center - provides tutoring for adults in reading and writing, helping them be better parents and improve their work skills.  
  • Huntington Beach Union High School District- provides school district-level support to the Huntington Beach Adult School. 
  • Human Options - provides safety, healing, and a way forward to victims of domestic violence in Orange County. 
  • Interval House - supports victims of domestic abuse with shelters, crisis hotlines, counseling and legal aid. 
  • Mariposa Women and Family Center - provides high quality, low-cost mental health and substance abuse counseling, life skills, and supportive services to needy families 
  • Melinda Hoag Smith Center for Healthy Living- provides holistic approach to community services addressing everything from health care to legal services, to mental health and spiritual support. 
  • Oakview Family Resource Center: provides a variety of family support and youth development services in the Oakview area of Huntington Beach. 
  • OCAPICA (Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance) - assists with workforce development, wrap around services, counseling/ mental health services.
  • OC Department of Rehab - an employment and independent-living resource for people with disabilities. 
  • OC Registrar of Voters - Provides election services to ensure equal access to the election process and protect the integrity of votes. 
  • OC Social Services- Cal Works - gives cash aid and services to eligible needy California families.  
  • Operation Hope - increases financial literary through one-on-one credit counseling and financial workshops.
  • Project Self Sufficiency - helps highly motivated, low-income, single parents achieve economic independence through education and personal development. 
  • Robyne's Nest - helps at-risk & homeless students get the academic, financial, and life skills to complete high school and pursue college and career options. 
  • Simon Youth Foundation provides non-traditional learning environments and scholarships for high school students.  
  • Social Security Administration- Maximus - provides a Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI)/Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) assessment services. 
  • Southland Integrated Services- provides a variety of community health services to low income residents, the elderly, children and people with mental disabilities.
  • Thomas House Family Shelter - provides a safe, supportive environment for homeless families while empowering them to become independent and self-sufficient. 
  • Wavelengths Recovery - helps addicts achieve lifelong sobriety by providing patients with a supportive, and well-structured environment to help them focus on their recovery.
  • Westminster Family Resources Center - gives information and referral to services for low-income families residing in Westminster and surrounding cities in Orange County.
  • Westminster Mall provides educational facilities and supports our current work by expanding our community outreach and connections. 
  • Women Helping Women - provides the unemployed and underemployed with the skills and resources they need to get and keep a good job.  
  • World Relief - empowers the local church to serve the most vulnerable people around the world who are suffering as a result of violence, poverty and injustice. 

Post-Secondary Education Support Partners  

As part the Coast Adult Education Consortium, HBAS collaborates with local colleges to create pathways for our students to continue their education path.  


Career Education and Development Partners 

HBAS works closely with community partners--from colleges to local businesses--to ensure that each program is current and relevant.  Local experts advise career programs on course content and current employer needs.  HBAS also coordinates with local professionals to provide students with externship training in their field of study. At the end of the externship, partners evaluate students’ performance and job-readiness. The result? Upon completion of our programs, students are prepared with the most current training, and often hired right out of their externship!   

  • OC One-Stop Centers - help companies fill vacant positions by connecting them with the job seekers who utilize our services to train, search and interview for jobs. 
  • OC Workforce Development Board - serves businesses, adult job seekers, dislocated workers and young adults to prepare Orange County’s workers.