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.
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.
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.
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 ….