Meet the New & Super Stars, Homelessness Demystified: Strategic Directions and Missional Actions on May 4, 2019 at First Pres. Church – Orange

  How do we leverage community support for permanent solutions that are founded in evidence-based principles?  In Strategic Directions, Garrett Dunbar will lead a conversation, highlighting innovative nonprofit community development organizations such as Villages at Cabrillo, Skid Row Housing Trust, and the need to form partnerships strategically to provide housing, wrap around services, and build … Continue reading Meet the New & Super Stars, Homelessness Demystified: Strategic Directions and Missional Actions on May 4, 2019 at First Pres. Church – Orange

Building Community: Creative Crafts for a Cause!i

Why is there no emergency shelter in Irvine?  That's the first question I was asked by a 13 or 14 year old.  She was one of ~15 of the crafty volunteers from high schools in Irvine at Creative Crafts for a Cause: Compassion Kits for Homeless People organized by InSight Magazine and Irvine for Everyone. … Continue reading Building Community: Creative Crafts for a Cause!i

A Bridge Shelter Brag

This month, April (13th to be precise) is the one year anniversary of Irvine for Everyone (I4E). I4E ran the Homelessness Demystified and #BuffetOfEducationalExperiences campaigns from Feb 2 to May 4 partnered with faith and civic communities, non profit providers of homeless services and housing, to offer 7 different categories of learning experiences. Since people … Continue reading A Bridge Shelter Brag

The Villages@Cabrillo Housing Experience

We didn’t know before we visited that California Governor Newsom had visited them just last month.  The Villages@Cabrillo, Long Beach are often praised as one of our nation’s successful solutions for homelessness.  I first heard about The Villages last year when I did the research for my Voice of OC Op Ed encouraging the City … Continue reading The Villages@Cabrillo Housing Experience

The WISEPlace Experience By Virginia Tibbetts

On March 1, a tour was scheduled through the Homelessness Demystified Buffet of Educational Experiences, of a facility to help homeless, unaccompanied women in Santa Ana called WISEPlace (Women, Inspired, Supported, Empowered). Eliz Hendershot, Development Manager and Demona Barlow, Program Manager took us around the facility. This huge building on Broadway in Santa Ana was … Continue reading The WISEPlace Experience By Virginia Tibbetts

Creative Crafts for a Cause

Creative Crafts for a Cause: Handmade Backpacks and Compassion Kits for Homeless Neighbors When: April 25, 2019, 5 – 7 pm Number of People: May be capped at 30 Cost: $5 suggested donation Location: Irvine (after RSVP, closer to date) RSVP is Required at http://tinyurl.com/craftsforcause   InSight Magazine and Irvine for Everyone are partnering to host a family-friendly, all ages welcome, creative crafts … Continue reading Creative Crafts for a Cause