Our vision is to be a model for service delivery and leadership development.
Our mission is to advance self-sufficiency through sustainable programs in health, financial stability, education, and community engagement.
Innovation. Collaboration. Service. Integrity.
The history of the Delhi neighborhood can be traced back to the 1860′s when two McFadden brothers, originally from Delhi, New York, purchased land and named it Delhi.
In 1969, the Delhi Center was incorporated as a non profit organization by local residents, a nearby church, city officials and the Junior League of Orange County. The organization was established as a referral source for the largely Mexican and Mexican American farmworker community residing in Santa Ana. For more than 25 years, the organization was located within two marine barracks.
In 2001, center leaders achieved a historic milestone and constructed the largest community center of its kind in Santa Ana. With the support of elected officials, community residents, and private sponsors, the Delhi Center opened its doors on December 17, 2001.
The Delhi Center continues to serve as a gathering place for local residents and organizations from throughout Orange County. It serves as an investment vehicle for those wishing to impact the lives of our most challenged neighbors. Programs and activities are organized into four areas: Health, Financial Stability, Education, and Community Engagement.
Annually, the center welcomes over 42,000 individuals through its doors for various programs, services, trainings and events. Its history, perseverance, and impact is a testament to the work ethic of those it serves and the hope that defines its legacy.