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Thanks, Y’all! Celebrating Our Volunteers

Every year Pathways of Hope celebrates our amazing volunteers by hosting a Volunteer Luncheon. Last month we held a western-themed “Volunteer Roundup” at First Presbyterian Church in Fullerton to thank our volunteers for their tireless efforts and support! In 2015, 501 people volunteered over 11,000 hours at Pathways of Hope! “Volunteers are the heart of Pathways… Read more »

Team Kids at Pacific Drive Raises Funds to End Homelessness!

Team Kids at Pacific Drive Elementary School wanted to make a difference in the lives of people facing homelessness in our community. These fifth and sixth grade students planned and hosted a carnival at their school, and they raised over $300 to donate to Pathways of Hope! “Whenever possible we try to think of organizations… Read more »

HUB of Hope Saves Veronica from Losing Her Home

Six months ago, Veronica lost her job. Struggling to make ends meet and determined not to lose her home, she began visiting Pathways’ HUB of Hope to receive emergency food and hygiene items. Last week, Veronica visited the HUB and excitedly informed the HUB staff and volunteers that this would be her last visit, as… Read more »

Tessa’s Family Is Safe from Abuse

When Tessa’s husband became physically and emotionally abusive, she was determined to keep herself and her two children safe. She had no job and no place to go, but she knew that she had to protect her family from the domestic violence in their home. Tessa* and her children became homeless, staying first with friends,… Read more »

Rochelle and her Daughters Found Hope

When Rochelle’s mother suffered a stroke and an aneurism, it fell on Rochelle to care for both her ailing mother and her own children. While doing everything possible to support her family, she lost everything and found herself homeless. Then Rochelle found Pathways of Hope. The stability of our housing program helped her find a… Read more »

Do You ❤ Pathways of Hope?

Mark your calendars!  ioc Giving Day is right around the corner: 6 am April 27th – noon April 28th! Pathways of Hope needs your help to spread the word throughout our community about ioc Giving Day and about Pathways’ work and mission in the Orange County.  ioc Giving Day is an online giving event powered by the Orange County Community Foundation. YOU can help… Read more »

Your Support Saved Shawna and her Newborn Daughter from Homelessness

Shawna was in the middle of her pregnancy when she found herself homeless. She and her young son moved into Pathways of Hope’s Immediate Response Shelter, Via Esperanza, in early December, then transitioned to our New Vista shelter in January. One week after moving to New Vista, Shawna gave birth to a healthy baby girl. “Shawna struggled with lots… Read more »

OC United Way and Pathways Partner to End Homelessness

Featured above, left to right: Brenda’s husband Jerry, Brenda, and Jerry’s aunt, posing in front of Brenda and Jerry’s new apartment at their Thanksgiving celebration. Brenda, her husband, and their five children became homeless when her husband lost his job. The family spent six months living in motels, struggling to get by and praying for a… Read more »