72K
TRANSFORMED
LIVES
71
FORMS OF
HOUSING
  • 1989
  • 2008
  • 2013
  • 2017
CareKits Beds

Our Story

In 1989, HomeAid Orange County was founded with the goal of ending homelessness by leveraging the trades within the building industry, under the legal name Shelter Providers of Orange County, Inc.

Established by the Building Industry Association of Southern California, OC Chapter, HomeAid acts primarily as a developer of housing for non-profit service providers, as well as a consultant on housing development projects, done by other public and private entities, that serve those experiencing homelessness.

With project savings of more than 30% of market costs on each housing development, HomeAid truly is the non-profit for non-profits.

By 2008, HomeAid’s role expanded into new avenues of support. Recognizing that its non-profit service provider partners were in need of additional resources like diapers, wipes and baby food, HomeAid launched the annual Essentials Diaper Drive.

Beginning on Mother’s Day each year, HomeAid works with members of the Orange County community to collect donations of diapers, wipes, and baby food for families with babies and toddlers experiencing homelessness. With an annual collection goal of 1 million essential items, HomeAid’s Essentials Diaper Drive supports thousands of families in need.

In 2013 HomeAid Orange County identified another need we could fill: providing useful resources directly to people experiencing homelessness on the streets of Orange County. As a result, the HomeAid CareKit was born!

CareKits are small bags filled with the following items: non-perishable food, a water bottle, a pair of socks, an emergency blanket, sunscreen, lip balm and a housing resource information card.

Annually, over 5,000 CareKits are assembled and distributed to those experiencing homelessness. You can volunteer with HomeAid by making CareKits!

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In June 2017, HomeAid Orange County took a step in a new direction. We recognized a dire need in Orange County for emergency housing to support those experiencing homelessness. As a result, we purchased a building in the City of Orange and made the decision to own one of our housing developments for the very first time, giving us a even more rooted stake in the fight to end homelessness. We renovated the building and the HomeAid Family CareCenter was born.

The HomeAid Family CareCenter provides emergency housing to families of all sizes and backgrounds. Services such as case management, housing assistance, etc. are provided by our partner Mercy House Living Centers.

HomeAid Orange County owns and manages the HomeAid Family CareCenter.

Advocacy

We believe that every person deserves the dignity of a safe and clean space to call home. Through both public and private partnerships, we work to develop housing needed by non-profits and other entities who directly serve those experiencing homelessness.

We take an active role in county-wide efforts to end homelessness because we know we can’t achieve our mission alone. Gina R. Scott, HomeAid Orange’s County Executive Director, sits on the United to End Homelessness leadership council, in addition to the City of Orange Chamber of Commerce. HomeAid Orange County also works collaboratively with the Building Industry Association of Southern California, the County of Orange and our 29 non-profit service provider partners.

Read about our organizations position regarding structural racism and racial inequity, here.

Our Team

At the forefront of our mission to end homelessness is the HomeAid Orange County Board of Directors. Coming from a variety of industries, our Board of Directors differ in their professions but share a common goal: housing and supporting those experiencing homelessness.

  • Executive Committee
  • Board of Directors
  • HomeAid Staff
Michelle Thrakulchavee
Michelle Thrakulchavee
President
City Ventures
John Olivier
John Olivier
VP, Housing Development
Fuscoe Engineering, Inc.
Jonathon Tupper
Jonathon Tupper
VP, Community Outreach
AQR Capital Management
Peter Whittingham
Peter Whittingham
VP, Advocacy
Whittingham Public Affair Advisors
Kathryn Austin Buscaglio
Kathryn Austin Buscaglio
VP, Resource Development
First American Title HSD
Sonia Lister
Sonia Lister
VP, Board Development
Jackson Tidus
Hannah Singh
Hannah Singh
VP, Marketing
TRI Pointe Group
Carrie Shagat
Carrie Shagat
VP, Finance & Treasurer
BDO USA, LLP
Steve Murow
Steve Murow
VP, Asset Management
Murow Development Consultants
Melanie Andrews
Melanie Andrews
The New Home Company
Tom Baine
Tom Baine
Landsea Homes
Brad Coleman
Brad Coleman
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Bob Dentici
Bob Dentici
SoCal Gas Company
Sean Grubbs
Sean Grubbs
Bank of America
JR Jones
JR Jones
LENNAR
Oliver Jones
Oliver Jones
UPS
Karl Kreutziger
Karl Kreutziger
C.W. Driver Companies
Mike Mahony
Mike Mahony
20/20 Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
Dean Monahan
Dean Monahan
U.S. Bank
Deedee Nash
Deedee Nash
Taylor Morrison
Dean Parsons
Dean Parsons
Prospera Hotels, Inc.
Amina Rafiqzada
Amina Rafiqzada
HomeStreet Bank
Jeremy Steele
Jeremy Steele
HCI Railings Systems
Andie Tena
Andie Tena
Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc.
Gina R. Scott
Executive Director
Crystal L. Cook
Development Director
Penny P. Scholey
Operations Manager
Emily Biehl
Marketing & Engagement Coordinator
Daniel Battaglia
Housing Coordinator
Natasha Mayans
Marketing & Engagement Specialist
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Press Kit

Important news, features, and highlights about HomeAid Orange County and our work to end homelessness.

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Financials

As a top rated non-profit organization, HomeAid Orange County is committed to accountability and transparency. We operate under the legal name Shelter Providers of Orange County, Inc.

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