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.
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...
FAMILY CARECENTER: 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...
ESSENTIALS DIAPER DRIVE: TownPlace Suites by Marriott is a proud diaper collector
Joseph Comage is very familiar with the cost of having kids. How? Because he’s father to his adorable eight-year-old daughter Jasmine.
“I’m a single father and I completely understand the cost of Pampers so I thought I could do something to possibly help out.”
That understanding is what led Comage to host a diaper drive for Essentials 2019 at his hotel. He’s the Manager of the TownPlace Suites by Marriott in Anaheim - one of the 126 locations that’s hosted a diaper drive in 2019. That was the ...
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