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We are United to End Homelessness

We Are United To End Homelessness

This week, top leaders from Orange County’s corporate, philanthropic, faith-based, government and non-profit sectors gathered at UC Irvine for the official launch of “United to End Homelessness.”

United to End Homelessness, a community-wide initiative led by Orange County United Way, will work to ensure integrated and sustainable solutions are implemented for people suffering from homelessness in Orange County.

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At the kickoff, Sue Parks, president and CEO of Orange County United Way, unveiled the impressive United to End Homelessness Leadership Council that includes executives from Disneyland, Angels Baseball, the Ducks, Chargers, Kaiser Permanente and Wahoo’s, along with a host of influential local organizations such as the Orange County Business Council, Association of California Cities – Orange County, UC Irvine, the Orange County Community Foundation, Apartment Association of Orange County and the Hospital Association of Southern California, among others.

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A core element of the initiative will include identifying locations at which homeless individuals can be permanently housed, while addressing the underlying challenges that led them to live on the streets in the first place.

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Orange County United Way is honored to be a part of this initiative working to end homelessness in our community.

But we can’t do it alone. It is up to all of us to make a difference. The time to act is now ….

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This Post Has 6 Comments
  1. Hello me & my family have been homeless for the last 3 years and we’ve been in out of shelters friends couches and even living in the car . We are a family of 4 . Me , my husband & 2 daughters (3) and 5 months . We have gone through illumination foundation they placed us in a place in July of 2018 and we got screwed over by the landlord trying to raise rent same day so we needed to leave . I was pregnant at the time and had to be out with our belonging within a day or two because we had no vehicle . We have been on waiting list searching and finding a place . We even applied for Anaheim housing . How do we get in touch with you or connect with you in some way where me and my family can get help .

    1. Hi Sara, Thank you for writing to us. We are very sorry to hear about your situation. In order to offer the best resources to assist you, please call/email 2-1-1 OC. They will ask you questions to learn more about your specific situation so you can get the right resources.

      Phone number: Dial 2-1-1
      Email: info@211oc.org
      Website: https://www.211oc.org/get-help.html

    1. Hi Tammy, Thank you for writing to us. We are very sorry to hear about your situation. In order to offer the best resources to assist you, please call/email 2-1-1 OC. They will ask you questions to learn more about your specific situation so you can get the right resources.

      Phone number: Dial 2-1-1
      Email: info@211oc.org
      Website: https://www.211oc.org/get-help.html

  2. My son will turn 18 in March. He has attended Saint Francis High School in La Canada for the last 4 years. He made this documentary with fellow classmates. It is very powerful. I hope you watch it.

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