The Theriault House is housing that will be a safe place for homeless families with children 0 to 5 years old to recuperate after being discharged from the hospital. The families will be immediately housed and receive critical assistance in caring for their sick child. In addition to medical stabilization, the families will be assessed and a comprehensive plan will be developed to connect them to permanent housing through Orange County’s Coordinated Entry System.
We believe that being without a home, should not prevent an individual from accessing healthcare.
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...
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...
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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