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Causes: Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Housing Expense Reduction Support, Housing Support, Human Services

Mission: SPIN''s mission is "Restoring Orange County's families and individuals in crisis to housing and permanent self-sufficiency through SPIN's long-term, proven case management and support services". 

Results: SPIN has had more than 11,000 volunteer hours donated to the organization.

Direct beneficiaries per year: SPIN placed 123 families (153 adults and 254 children) in housing and provided food for 18,000+ individuals

Geographic areas served: Orange County, CA

Programs: Guided Assistance to Permanent Placement Housing Program (GAPP): Offers low-income and homeless families with children (one adult must be working full-time) move-in costs to permanent housing and mandatory, comprehensive case management lasting up to two years; including family advisors, tutors for children, childcare cost subsidies, personal and job counseling, referrals, budgeting skills, etc. All applicants must fill out an application and be interviewed for the program.  A credit report is run on the applicant which reveals far more than the credit score -- it also reveals a great deal about the client's history and what the case manager must work on with the client to clean up the wreakage of their past and whether they have been truthful about the past.  Honesty over the next two years will be very important.  Cleaning up that credit, improving the credit score, learning to budget and increasing job skills are critical to self-sufficiency.  SPIN provides individualized case plans, support services to address and enhance the case plan and to ensure the client is able to maintain his/her own housing and living costs at the end of the program.   

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been donating to SPIN for a few years now and recently did a tiny canned food drive among my group of friends. The ladies who work there have been generous enough to give my friends and I a mini tour and talk about the families that come into their office. I hope to help out with their street service program too.

1 Steph K.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I WORKED FOR THIS COMPANY FOR 8 MONTHS. IT WAS LIKE BEING IN AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP. THE HIRE AND FIRE PEOPLE LIKE ITS OUT OF FASHION AND THE HR DEPT ARE SERIOUSLY HAVE NO IDEA THAT THEIR PROGRAM DIRECTORS ARE THE WORST TYPE OF PEOPLE. THEY HAVE HAD MORE 51As FILED ON THEM THAN ANY COMPANY I KNOW. IF YOU STAND UP FOR YOURSELF, AND TRY TO DO THE RIGHT THING, PROGRAM DIRECTOR AND HER MINIONS WILL FIND A WAY TO GET RID OF YOU. IT HAPPENED TO SOOO MANY PEOPLE, I WONDER HOW THE HIGHER UPS ARE SO OBLIVIOUS TO IT. IF DCF ONLY KNEW OF THE NEGLECT OF CLIENTS AND FAKENESS OF THE HORRIBLE WOMAN THAT RUNS THOSE HOUSES, THEY'D BE SHUT DOWN IN A HEART BEAT. WHEN I LEFT SOME STAFF WOULD CALL ME AND ASK ME TO FILE AN ANONYMOUS 51A, OUT OF FEAR OF REPURCUSSIONS IF THEY DID, THEY FELT IF THEY DID, THEY WOULD EVENTUALLY LOSE THEIR JOBS. THIS PLACE IS RUN BY HOODRATS, AND IGNORANT HIGHER UPS.!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been indirectly involved with SPIN for several years. I have attended and helped with their fundraisers, helped by contributing whenever possible, and have learned about their efforts through friends. They have provided countless meals and hygiene supplies for the homeless, counseled those who have addictions, and helped those without jobs secure employment.