By Staff     8/20/2015

Homelessness in Orange County is a bigger problem than is apparent to most people. According to Orange County United Way, the fastest-growing segment of the homeless population includes working families who do not live on the street, but rather in cars or garages or other overcrowded spaces. Some families double up with other families to share a tiny apartment. United Way reports that there are as many as 32,000 school-age children who are homeless or “housing-insecure.”

Friendship Shelter, a not-for-profit homeless service provider in Orange County for more than 25 years, will end homelessness for 100 chronically homeless individuals, with your help.

In partnership with Mercy House, Colette’s Children Home, Jamboree Housing, Orangewood Children’s Foundation and Share Our Selves, and with funding provided by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Permanent Supportive Housing, the national best practice for ending homelessness for the most vulnerable among us, has become an Orange County reality.

If you are a property owner, property manager, developer or landlord, we would like the opportunity to become your valued long-term tenant. To be part of this exciting and effective solution, please contact Friendship Shelter Associate Executive Director Mark Miller at 949-295-5174.