Determination Leads Former Foster Youth to His New Home

Welcome Home, Brian.

Determination Leads Former Foster Youth to His New Home As a 23-year-old recent graduate of California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) now working in real estate, one might assume that Brian Morrissette had a traditional path to his success. However, Brian’s education, career trajectory, and home security did not come easy. His childhood was spent in […]

Expectant Mother Grateful For A Home She Can Finally Call Her Own

Expectant Mother Grateful For A Home She Can Finally Call Her Own Diana was just 15 years old when she first entered the California foster care system. For the next three years, she moved amongst three different foster homes, longing for a place she could truly call her own. Once she turned 18, she was […]

Former Foster Youth Finds Peace at Home

Former Foster Youth Finds Peace at Home In 2009, when Evelyn was just 13 years old, she entered the foster care system. When she aged out of the foster care system at 22, she felt alone and also had a then three-year-old son to take care of. “It was a really tough time. I was […]

From Foster Care to Housing Stability and a Future Career in Fashion

From Foster Care to Housing Stability and a Future Career in Fashion Felipe’s childhood was not easy and was filled with more trials, trauma and tribulations than any child should have to weather. He entered the foster care system at 16 years old, right in the middle of high school. Two years later, he aged […]

Now Is The Time to Champion Permanent Supportive Housing

Now Is The Time to Champion Permanent Supportive Housing Did you know that Orange County cities are currently putting together an 8-year roadmap, known as the Housing Element, for the development of new housing in each city?  The Housing Element is part of the city’s guiding General Plan and serves as a direct policy guide […]

A Home for Christmas: Ending Homelessness for a Family of Five 

A Home for Christmas: Ending Homelessness for a Family of Five Cassidy, a 25-year-old was overjoyed to celebrate Christmas in a new home with her family. In January 2019, Cassidy and her boyfriend were forced to leave their living situation and they weren’t prepared for the struggle that came next. After her boyfriend gained custody […]

Let’s End Veteran Homelessness for Good in Orange County

Let’s End Veteran Homelessness for Good in Orange County No veteran should be without a place to call home. The brave men and women who served so selflessly and courageously to protect the freedoms and futures of all Americans have carried a heavy and honorable burden, and our country owes them for their service. According […]

United to End Homelessness Honors Diverse Unsung Heroes

United to End Homelessness Honors Diverse Unsung Heroes It takes a community of people working together to end homelessness, and the work is hard. Around Orange County, there are hundreds of people working diligently to ensure our homeless neighbors are seen, sheltered, connected, and housed.  This year we introduced our inaugural Unsung Hero of the […]

Myth #8: Homelessness Can Be Solved If We Relocate Everyone Out of Orange County

Myth #8: Homelessness Can Be Solved If We Relocate Everyone Out of Orange County Authored by David Gillanders, Executive Director, Pathways of Hope Across the nation, many communities have made significant strides in ending homelessness. Utah reduced their homelessness by 91 percent in over a decade, Central Florida reduced homelessness in their community by 50 percent […]