Fairhaven has always been part of the community, and as such has a responsibility to care for those in need. The O.L. Halsell Foundation supports charitable organizations throughout Orange County. In addition, many of the staff are involved with Rotary, Kiwanis, the Boy Scouts’ Explorers Program, Laguna College of Art and Design, the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Ana, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Agewell Senior Services, Mission Viejo Community Foundation, Mission Viejo Friends of the Arts, OC Walk to Remember, the Elks Lodge, and the Alzheimer’s Association.
Church volunteerism is also an important part of the staff’s activities. Often during the holidays, to help provide for those less fortunate, the staff collects toys for a local children’s home or adopts a family or senior citizen.
"It was the darkest day in my life when my husband of 55 years passed away.
I didn’t know what to do or where to go but I knew I wanted him buried
at Fairhaven. I called them and they put me touch with our Family Service
Counselor. She helped and guided us with love and compassion. She gave us
several suggestions and took us to locations available for burial, and then
waited for our selection.
Then she helped us with everything we needed to discuss from date and time of the service to flowers, minister, music and many other important choices. She made a difficult time easier for us, and we can’t thank her and the people of Fairhaven enough.
She has continued to be a great help to me and in so doing we have become good friends, therefore I continue to turn to her for help and advice. I love her for all she has done for me in the difficult time. "