Month: April 2015

Ribbon-Cutting for New Program

On April 7, we gathered with our partners and supporters to dedicate Via Esperanza, the first immediate-response housing program for families in Orange County. For families who are in housing crisis, the need for safe shelter is the utmost priority. Unfortunately, the urgency for any type of shelter often places a family at greater risk-… Read more »

New Glasses and a New Heart

“I wouldn’t have come today if they hadn’t made me!” This was the introductory line from a gentleman that we met at one of our recent community education trainings about the factors surrounding homelessness. We started these classes as part of our leadership for the City of Fullerton’s AmeriCorps VISTA project and has grown into… Read more »

Sharing the Table

Recently, a family wanted to involve their children in volunteering and helping others. They had a daughter who was around 5, who you could tell had been coached by her parents– “we’re going to a shelter, people might do some things that are strange or scary, but mom and dad are right here…” Obviously, the… Read more »

Public Radio Profiles Via Esperanza

Southern California Public Radio (89.3 KPCC) recently ran a series of stories examining homelessness in Orange County. Pathways of Hope staff, Michael Shepherd, had the opportunity to speak with reporter Erika Aguilar about our Via Esperanza immediate response housing program: A new emergency shelter for homeless families that opens Tuesday in Anaheim aims to reduce… Read more »