Community Outreach Alliance ‘COA’
1040 Calle Negocio
San Clemente, CA 92673
Community Outreach Alliance provides activities for those choosing a healthy lifestyle. COA is committed to giving help to the entire community located in San Clemente, housing 64,000+ residents, spanning roughly over 19 square miles in the southernmost region of Orange County, CA. Since February 2014, the Founder, Pondo Vleisides, along with local philanthropist Teri Steel culminated ideas, from both the ‘Cure San Clemente’ and the Talega Life Ministries movements, which envisioned and sought after a need to respond to the desperate outcry heard from families and the community leaders concerning the startling spike of drug addiction, alcohol abuse and suicide among the youth of this small beach town community. In May 2017, COA Ministries (aka Community Outreach Alliance), achieved its (IRC) Section 501(c) (3) nonprofit status.
COA runs or participates in programs throughout the year: the Food Connection Program, Yoga, Guitar, Open Mic, Game Club, Fishing Trips, Tennis Lessons, Running Club, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Bike Club, Outdoor Wilderness Extreme Sports, Hula Hooping, 7-week Thrive Alive Drug Education, Comedy & Improv, Grief Group, Piano Lessons, Brain Health Workshops, Counseling Center, CUSD on campus access, San Clemente High School COA Club, Tennis Lessons, Running Club, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Hiking, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Relay for Life, Chowder Cook Off, Red Ribbon Parade, Ocean Festival, Concerts, Special Events/COA venue, COA Support Groups and 24-7 Suicide Hotline.
COA remains committed to meeting the needs in the community of San Clemente. The Major of the City of San Clemente, CA, Tim Brown, said, “ COA is a tremendous resource for our youth of our community to find friends, make real connections and set a path for their future.” COA programs provides family, parent and senior citizen awareness, preventative community education, numerous recreational outreach activities, and sobriety support groups.
“We started COA in an effort to stop the epidemic of drug and suicide deaths in our community. Over the past four years we have put together an amazing team of professionals who provide healthy activities for free to the youth in the Capistrano Unified School District. We know the sobriety and clean fun our young people need is so critical to them choosing great health and honestly, survival. Many San Clemente Community companies, restaurants, and programs are stepping up to sponsor our movement. It’s not always about financial support but time, food and drink, and like Dana Wharf a 60 passenger crewed sports fishing vessel as they’re way of an alliance to help save lives, improve lives of our young people.” Pondo Vleisides
“We offer activities for free to youth ages 12-22 in hopes that they will find a talent or hobby to give them ‘something to do’ versus wanting to drink and/or take drugs. We believe every child deserves to find their talent. Our program also offers internship opportunities under the direction of a professional mentor in an effort to build leadership and confidence.” Teri Steel
Please contact COA if you need help or want to volunteer or be a sponsor ~ COA is a 501c3 non-profit service.