The Circle of Concern was founded by George and Betty Wakeling. George was awarded a Presidential Citation by President George Bush for devoting over 30 years in helping nonprofit organizations. Among his accomplishments are the key role he played in developing such successful organizations as Orange County Teen Challenge, the Hot-Line Center and Concept 7. The Circle of Concern is not your ordinary charitable organization. We seek out small, struggling charities and help them grow and flourish by providing administrative support and advice, networking contacts, financial support or connections. We endeavor to help those who are in the business of helping others. We also provide opportunities for individuals who want to experience hands-on ministry by organizing and sponsoring affordable trips to orphanages ( in cooperation with the Foundation For His Ministry ). Circle of Concern brings physicians, optometrists, dentists, construction teams and children's activities into destitute communities. The Circle of Concern is always connected to organizations in need. Our website is updated on a regular basis. There are ever-changing immediate needs for human and economic resources. Our website is a great place to check out our upcoming tripsplan to come minister with our team! The Circle of Concern is headquartered in Capistrano Beach, California. We have specific outreaches in the Capistrano Valley area, including aid to single moms, widows, and their children. We have the discretion to help individuals: a hungry child, a frightened and homeless pregnant girl, someone who needs a jacket to stay warm at night. The kind of people whose problems are too small for most groups.