Homelessness in Orange County California is Growing
The 2015 annual estimate for the unduplicated number of homeless people in Orange County was 15,291 persons
Sadly there are only 66 shelters with approximately 3,400 beds in the Orange County area.
Family Homelessness is the fastest growing segment of the homeless population nationwide. According to the 2015 Point-in-Time count in O.C., 31% of homeless adults reported having children under the age of 18.
SABP Reprographics believes is it our responsibility to help the families in need during the holiday season. We will be donating to Families Forward in lieu of customer appreciation gifts this year.
Families Forward is here to help!
The goal of Families Forward is to prevent the downward spiral leading to fear and hopelessness that can occur as a result of a crisis, and ensure that the children’s welfare and stability are protected as much as possible. Families Forward helps homeless and low income families find and maintain stable housing and achieve self-sufficiency.
The programs and services they offer to help families in need.
- Housing Program
- Food Pantry
- Community Counseling
- Job Search Workshops
- Tenant Education Workshops
- Affordable Housing
- Community Resources
Each year, Families Forward holds a Thanksgiving basket distribution for families in need. The weekend before Thanksgiving, Families Forward provides local families with baskets filled with the ingredients needed to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving meal. In 2015, Families Forward provided nearly 900 families with groceries and items that they needed to make a delicious home-cooked Thanksgiving meal to share with their loved ones.
The Adopt-a-Family Program gives individuals, companies and community organizations the opportunity to spread warmth and bring holiday joy to families in need. Last year, Families forward provided holiday cheer to more than 800 struggling families, providing gifts for more than 2,000 children.Amazon makes it easy to give back while you shop! Visit Amazon via Smile.Amazon.com and select “Families Forward – Irvine, CA” as your organization. Shop as you normally would and 0.5% of your purchase will go back to Families Forward! Your support will help end homelessness and hunger in Orange County.
For more information please visit: www.families-forward.org
8 Thomas, Irvine, CA 92618
Phone: (949) 552-2727