An Introduction to Information Competency and Research

Bias. Categorization. Information Anxiety. Information Overload. These are our realities. How do we sift through the overwhelming amount of scholarly information that is now at our fingertips to find truth? Increasing information literacy - which includes visual and digital media literacy among other things - is one way to go about it. When I combined … Continue reading An Introduction to Information Competency and Research

OC Remembers: The Longest Night Candlelight Vigil in South County, 2019

Earlier you were given tealights as a keepsake of this evening. These lights represent not only the lives that were lifted up and honored tonight but they also represent the light that we each carry within us. The light that guides us to illuminate the darkness of homelessness, hunger, desperation, fear, and loss. Tho tiny … Continue reading OC Remembers: The Longest Night Candlelight Vigil in South County, 2019

Homeless Dead Memorial Ad in OC Register

Irvine for Everyone is pleased to participate, for the second year in a row, in the OC Register ad for those who died "without fixed abode" i.e. people experiencing homelessness and also known as unsheltered people. I4E is very grateful to Fr. Dennis Kriz, OSM, Pastor of St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Fullerton who … Continue reading Homeless Dead Memorial Ad in OC Register

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

Homelessness Demystified: Program Schedule for May 4

Program Schedule 9:30 am – 10:00 am     Check-in, Meet and Greet, Continental Breakfast Print your name on Buffet of Educational Experiences #BEETheChange Poster Board under each of the Learning Experiences in which you engaged Meet David Freeman whose photography of homelessness is on display Browse Presbyterian programs and local housing solutions at Resources Pre-order InSight … Continue reading Homelessness Demystified: Program Schedule for May 4

Building Community: Creative Crafts for a Cause!

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!

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