The Casa Teresa Experience

9 of us attended the Casa Teresa Experience mid-morning Wednesday, March 27. Our experience closed with shopping at The Collection, a cute little shop in Orange on Glassell where all sales proceeds benefit CT. The Collection also provides job experience for the residents who need it. The highlight, naturally, was our chat with a pregnant … Continue reading The Casa Teresa Experience


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   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

About the Honey Bee 🐝 and the BEE ❤️

An Invitation to the Buffet of Educational Experiences What:  Homelessness Demystified:  Buffet of Educational Experiences  When:  Feb 2 - May 4, 2019 Where:  various events in different locations in Irvine, OC, Long Beach Website: There’s an important lesson we can learn from the honey bee.   In her lifetime, a honey bee only makes 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey.  It’s … Continue reading About the Honey Bee 🐝 and the BEE ❤️

Buffet of Educational Experiences (Homelessness Demystified)

Thanks to PWP, I4E, InSight Magazine and other friends and neighbors for joining the first event in the series on Homelessness Demystified.  It was a "full house" and everybody is excited about the Buffet of Educational Experiences, going on from now until May 4.  The Buffet is offered by non profits and grassroots groups in the OC and … Continue reading Buffet of Educational Experiences (Homelessness Demystified)

World-renowned Art Displays at Homelessness Demystified: Creating Awareness, Understanding, and Solutions, Feb. 2, 2019, Canvas, Irvine.

David Freeman's photographs taken Dec. 2018 showing homeless people at the eviction of Maxwell Park in Anaheim will be on display. David, is on vacation, and will not be on hand. Brian Peterson, Faces of Santa Ana and Kim, however will be. "We envision a world where every person is visible, connected, and loved. Faces … Continue reading World-renowned Art Displays at Homelessness Demystified: Creating Awareness, Understanding, and Solutions, Feb. 2, 2019, Canvas, Irvine.