HomeAid Orange County, Inc.

Rating: 4.95 stars   20 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing

Location: 24 Executive Park Ste 100 Irvine CA 92614 USA

Mission: HomeAid Orange County’s mission is to end homelessness and it starts at the core – where does someone go when they suddenly find themselves without a home? HomeAid gives children and their parents, along with individuals, the opportunity to move from benches to beds to self-sufficiency. HomeAid achieves its mission through advocacy, development (of shelters) and service.
Results: Celebrating 25 years in Orange County, HomeAid is the only community based organization that has successfully developed 50 building and renovating housing projects (with a value of over $50 million) across the entire homeless Continuum of Care spectrum, providing facilities that range from emergency shelters, to transitional housing, to permanent supportive housing. Through over twenty five local service providers, HomeAid's housing developments offer support services designed to assist the homeless as they move toward self-sufficiency; such programs include education, job skills training, physical and emotional support. HomeAid's activities in Orange County have allowed service providers to significantly grow in their organizational capacity and to build successful programs impacting people's lives. As a result of the facilities that have been developed, these service providers are now in a greater position to carry out their mission and vision giving children and youth an opportunity to succeed.
Target demographics: The following is a list of the top constituencies served by HomeAid.1. Temporarily homeless families, women, and children2. Victims of domestic violence3. At-risk teens with no where to go4. Women in crisis pregnancies and newborns5. Young adults who have aged-out of the foster care system6. Developmentally disabled persons7. Severely abused children8. Pregnant teens, and teen mothers and their babies9. Victims of job loss, divorce, or desertion10. Those affected by natural disasters and other catastrophes11. Military veterans
Geographic areas served: Orange County, CA
Programs: Housing Development HomeAid Essentials HomeAid CareKits
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

HomeAid fills a unique niche by connecting building industry professionals who want to help with organizations whose needs fit their goals. The organization I run has benefitted from HomeAid help numerous times to address badly-needed repair or building projects. HomeAid's culture is can-do, innovative and responsive. They are very effective in accomplishing their goals and homeless and at-risk individuals and families are the beneficiaries. At Friendship Shelter we are proud to call HomeAid a partner!

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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Definitely

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

HomeAid Orange County has been an invaluable partner to Precious Life Shelter in partnering with us to develop the beds needed for the homeless pregnant adult woman. Since 1989 we have worked with HomeAid and their building partners to move from a six bed Transitonal facility to a thirty-six bed supportive services program for the wman and her child to have a safe and healthy environment in which to live. The partners that HomeAId brought to the table have provided housing for those that would be unhoused. The on site childcare provides the services for the working woman to save for a future on her own. The family reunification units allow mothers an opportunity to try and bring their children back into their lives with supervision. Now we have moved toward that permanent housing component to see that woman can provide for themselves and be safe for a reasonable living environment for thei future goals to be achieved. As an agency we could not speak higher of a group of dedicated supporters for the homeless of Orange County. We are blessed have this partnership through four construction projects over 20 years. Looking forward to future ventures with such an agency is exciting for those we serve.

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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Definitely

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I could also have listed us as a client, as they have constructed several projects for Mercy House, one more beautiful than the next. Furthermore, I have never had a better partner. But it is as an expert in the field that I wish to comment: As proud as I am of Mercy House, historically speaking, there is no agency that has been more important to the shelter movement in Orange County. I urge anyone who can, to support HomeAid - Orange County!

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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Definitely

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2012

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Home Aid Orange County did an amazing job in helping Laura's House realize our dream of a new emergency shelter and transitional housing for our Step Ahead program. Their partnership provided support throughout the process and we’re proud to acknowledge as a fine community resource.

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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2011

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

HomeAid is an extraordinary advocate for the homeless and disenfranchised in Orange County. As President of the Orange County Rescue Mission it has been a pleasure to partner with HomeAid in our shared vision to provide quality transitional housing for displaced families and individuals all across the county. In 2008, HomeAid played an integral role in gathering numerous sponsors and contractors to champion the multi-functional, 192-bed transitional housing program for homeless men, women and children in Tustin that is our present day flagship program of the Orange County Rescue Mission, known as the Village of Hope. With a 6,000 square foot Child Development Center, 288 seat chapel and auditorium, 6,000 square-foot health facility, a 6,000+ sq foot donation warehouse and much more stretching across our 5 acres, this was no small feat. It is an inspiration to work alongside such an empowering organization such as HomeAid and know that together we can impact our community for change and transform the lives of those that experienced the tragedy of homelessness.

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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Definitely

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Home Aid's first project in 1989 was to assist our organization by renovating two farm houses in Irvine. Since then they have assist Families FOrward and other shelter and transitional programs expand their capacity. The colaboration with the building industry and leveraging of limited funds has been a godsend to organizations across the county. in addition the Essentials drive collecting items for babies and very young childrenn helps to keep our pantry supplied with formula, diapers and other baby supplies. Scott Larson is a fabulous leader and their Board is committed to serve families and individuals in crisis.

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Definitely

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2012

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