HomeAid has Three Core Values:
- First, every individual has worth and human dignity and deserves the basic provision of shelter as a necessity for life.
- Second, most homeless people do not want to be homeless and will respond with self-initiative to improve themselves given the opportunity.
- Third, we as citizens of this nation, have a civic and moral responsibility to better the lives of others by sharing with others the gifts and talents we each possess.
With these core values and beliefs, HomeAid is involved through various forms of advocacy to end homelessness in Orange County. This includes not only raising the awareness of the issue that homelessness is a reality in this community and the development and sustaining of shelters throughout the county but also HomeAid that be actively involved in the County's Commission to End Homelessness through the implementation of a 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness.
There are several key areas that you can be involved with HomeAid in its role as an advocate for the homeless in the community. Here is a list of quick and easy ways you can help.
HomeAid’s Leadership Role in Advocacy
In 2014, HomeAid Orange County took on a larger leadership role in advocating for the Homeless within Orange County when the Commission to End Homelessness appointed Scott Larson, Executive Director for HomeAid Orange County as Chair and welcomed Bill Balfour with Bank of America and HomeAid's Board Chair to the Commission (appointed by the Orange County Business Council). The Commission provides oversight and accountability for the implementation of the Orange County Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness to ensure the goals and strategies set forth in the plan are achieved.
To become involved with HomeAid’s advocacy efforts, please contact Julia Ung at Julia@homeaidoc.org.