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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 »

Prevention

By stepping in with an appropriate measure of assistance, we can help stabilize a family and find productive options for a stronger future. Find Out More | Get Involved | Donate

Outreach

Our Outreach programs are often the first point of contact for people who are disconnected and isolated from our community. With consistency, we can help to successfully transition from crisis to a plan for a better future. Find Out More | Get Involved | Donate

Housing

By providing Housing options, ranging from immediate response through permanent placement, we are committed to ending homelessness as quickly as possible for families and individuals in need.  Find Out More | Get Involved | Donate

Engagement

Partnerships are the core of our strategy for ending hunger and homelessness. For over 40 years, we have been committed to looking outside our walls to find other community members, organizations, congregations, and businesses to become part of the solution. Find Out More | Get Involved | Partner

Community Garden in Fullerton Feeds All

As you drive down Chapman Avenue between Victoria and Raymond, there has been a peculiar collection assembling on the north side of the street. In 2014, St. Andrews Episcopal Church removed the sod from their front parcel, creating anticipation for what was to come. During the summer, a shipment of small boats arrived and were… Read more »

A New Option for Families in Need

We are excited to be opening Orange County’s first immediate response housing program for families. Via Esperanza is 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… Read more »