HomeAid Orange County

Emmanuel House

Overview

Shelter Emmanuel 02
  • 21

    beds
  • 252

    people served
  • Purpose

    Improved health
    Improved self-sufficiency
    Improved life skills

Mercy House operates Emmanuel House to serve homeless individuals suffering from HIV/AIDS. Homeless individuals suffering from HIV/AIDs are oftenly ostracized from communities because of a misperception that the diseases are easily transmitted. Therefore, individuals have no other place to go. Mercy House requires sobriety and coaching toward rebuilding productive and healthy living opportunities.

People suffering from HIV/AIDs are often ostracized from communities because of a misperception that the diseases are easily transmitted.

HomeAid's Role

01 Emmanuel House Exterior

HomeAid's role as the developer of Emmanuel House was to work directly with the builder and service provider until this project was completed. This involved each phase of development from land acquisition, to funding, to design, to entitlements, to construction, to interior design and landscaping.

02 Emmanuel House Exterior

HomeAid's role as the developer of Emmanuel House was to work directly with the builder and service provider until this project was completed. This involved each phase of development from land acquisition, to funding, to design, to entitlements, to construction, to interior design and landscaping.

03 Emmanuel House Framing

HomeAid's role as the developer of Emmanuel House was to work directly with the builder and service provider until this project was completed. This involved each phase of development from land acquisition, to funding, to design, to entitlements, to construction, to interior design and landscaping.

04 Emmanuel House Ribbon

HomeAid's role as the developer of Emmanuel House was to work directly with the builder and service provider until this project was completed. This involved each phase of development from land acquisition, to funding, to design, to entitlements, to construction, to interior design and landscaping.

05 Emmanuel House Patio

HomeAid's role as the developer of Emmanuel House was to work directly with the builder and service provider until this project was completed. This involved each phase of development from land acquisition, to funding, to design, to entitlements, to construction, to interior design and landscaping.

06 Emmanuel House Family Room

HomeAid's role as the developer of Emmanuel House was to work directly with the builder and service provider until this project was completed. This involved each phase of development from land acquisition, to funding, to design, to entitlements, to construction, to interior design and landscaping.

07 Emmanuel House Fireplace

HomeAid's role as the developer of Emmanuel House was to work directly with the builder and service provider until this project was completed. This involved each phase of development from land acquisition, to funding, to design, to entitlements, to construction, to interior design and landscaping.

Development Team

Success Stories

Marlena's Story

Marlena is a single mother with two children who recently escaped an abusive relationship. But after losing one of the two jobs she was holding down to make ends meet, she could no longer afford her rent. An eviction followed, which led to a state of homelessness. After a police outreach team met Marlena, they helped find her a temporary shelter for domestic violence victims, but it wasn’t a permanent home. Fortunately, the police outreach team also connected Marlena to the Family Solutions Coll...
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Monique's Story

Monique's Story

On a summer night in 2017, in a dark McDonalds parking lot, nearly empty while the fast food hotspot is closed, there sits one, small car. Inside the car are three people: Monique Lewis, Micah Lewis, and Monet Lewis. Micah and Monet are Monique’s two young kids. That night, the three of them don’t have a place to sleep, Monique’s car is their only option for shelter. So, the three of them pile in, drive to the empty McDonald’s parking lot, and do their best to sleep in the car before the kids g...
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Lina's Story

Jennie's Story

For much of her life, Jennie Galindo has been on the move, running away from one thing or another. As a teenager, Galindo looked for ways to escape the sexual abuse she says she suffered at the hands of a close relative, years of assault compounded by the pain of not being believed once she told someone. She thought she found it in drugs and partying. She ended up with an addiction to methamphetamine that she fought off and on for 20 years. Her relationships with men have been rocky. She gave...
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