Our mission is to provide a forum in which religious leaders can voice their concern about community needs in Anaheim, plan strategies for addressing those needs, and work together as individuals or with the help of their entire congregations to meet those needs.
The Anaheim Religious Community Council (ARCC) is composed of ministers and lay leaders that represent religious organizations throughout Anaheim. All Anaheim churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, and faith-based organizations are welcome to participate in this inter-faith effort to create a healthier, friendlier, and safer community. The Anaheim religious community has been recognized as playing an important role in the long-term health of city's people and the communities to which they belong.
As a suggestion from the Gang Drug Task Force in 1993, ARCC created and continues to provide a communication channel for religious leaders to share their individual efforts in addressing youth development challenges. An early objective for ARCC was to establish Youth/Family Activity Centers throughout Anaheim. Many church facilities serve as locations for sports events or learning centers. The City of Anaheim hopes to promote the most effective use of our community wide resources by having regular meetings with ARCC and encouraging cooperative strategies. ARCC accomplishes the ministering needs of the community through the simple act of people helping people.