Santa Ana-based WISEPlace is a nonprofit which provides shelter and support services for homeless women. All proceeds from the event will directly support a woman who is being transformed from homelessness to a life of promise. Continue reading
Santa Ana-based WISEPlace is a nonprofit which provides shelter and support services for homeless women. All proceeds from the event will directly support a woman who is being transformed from homelessness to a life of promise. Continue reading→
Join TyRon Jackson and the Community as they honor and serve homeless and struggling Fathers, and those without dads, by throwing the ultimate pizza party and Food/Clothing Drive at New York Pizza Faktory in Tustin on Saturday, June 15th 2013 from Noon-2:00 p.m.
FREE Slurpee when you donate food and clothing items! Please stop by New York Pizza Faktory in Tustin, at 13842 Newport Ave, and donate items or give some words of encouragement to someone in need. Continue reading→
Community organizer TyRon Jackson is organizing a community potluck for the homeless, families in need, troubled youth, those suffering from various illnesses In Orange County. The event will be from noon to 3 p.m. March 23 at Peppertree Park in Tustin. The Super Incredible Potluck is free and all are welcome to join. Those who are able are encouraged to bring salad, chips, deserts and other picnic dishes. For more information, call 714-363-6621
TyRon Jackson Presents: The Super Incredible Community Potluck-Feeding the Homeless and Families in Need! Continue reading→
Santa Ana’s Chapter One: the Modern Local restaurant is serving as a collection site today, Dec. 16, at 11 am, for items to donate to the local homeless. Chapter One is located at 227 N Broadway, in Downtown Santa Ana. Click here to like them on Facebook. The event was put together by Elsy Mejia and Maria Mejia.
In the struggle to find food and a safe place to sleep, homeless people find it difficult to acquire basic items such as soap, shampoo, deodorant, and toothbrushes–things we probably take for granted every day.
Without these items, simple hygienic activities such as brushing their teeth or washing their hands are not only challenging but often out of the realm of possibility. Continue reading→
A Blanket/Scarf/Sock Drive to benefit the homeless, sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Orange County, has been set for this weekend, December 15-16, from 8 am to 5 pm, at Lillie King Park 500 W. Alton Ave., in Santa Ana.
Complimentary Hot Chocolate will be served and the event will be hosted by two Santa Ana high school students that are making a difference For more Information/Pick Up contact email@example.com or call (714) 478-3732 – (714) 492-0200.
December 7, 2012
TyRon Jackson Presents: The Gift of Giving-Christmas Breakfast Celebration!
This Christmas, share the Gift of Giving! Christmas is a time to be with family, to remember the year that has past and be thankful for what you have been given. Christmas is also a time to remember those less fortunate, the needy, the forgotten, the homeless. Most of all, Christmas is a time to remember what our Savor did for us, and in return share that same Love! Continue reading→
State Senator Lou Correa
Charitable Holiday Events in Orange County
Thanksgiving affords our nation an opportunity to come together, celebrate and give thanks. In this spirit, community advocates gather annually to spread Thanksgiving cheer and ensure all individuals have an opportunity to enjoy the holiday. This year churches, restaurants and rescue missions throughout Orange County will be providing nutritious meals and shelter. Below is a list of charitable organizations holding Thanksgiving Day events, all of which are free and open to everyone.
Here are some location that will provide food for the holidays: Continue reading→
A Thanksgiving Outreach event for the needy is set for today, Saturday Nov. 17, from 12-3 pm at 4th Street Plaza (at 4th and N. French St.) in downtown Santa Ana. Event sponsors include Hands of Hope, the City of Santa Ana, and various churches.
Theywill give away $25 gift cards, shoes, and have carnival games and music. Volunteers are needed for crowd control, prayer partners, face painters, and help with the carnival booths. If you would like to volunteer you may show up as early as 8 am. Continue reading→
On Thanksgiving November 22, 2012, TyRon Jackson is taking over Peppertree Park in Tustin, CA, and will host & serve Thanksgiving dinner, with all the trimmings to those in need for free. If you are in need of Thanksgiving Dinner. Please come to our event.
Thanksgiving is a time to be with family, to remember the year that has past and be thankful for what you have been given. Thanksgiving is also a time to remember those less fortunate, the needy, the forgotten, the homeless. Continue reading→
An ABC News report on Santa Ana’s homeless population has agitated some of those who are trying to help the homeless. The report, which you can see above, implies that most of our homeless residents are mentally ill. It then reports that the SAPD is using a federal grant to train their officers on how to handle the homeless.
The report mentions that the police issue tickets to the homeless for “camping without a permit,” but does not mention that such a permit does not exist. And while some of the homeless are called “Sex Offenders” apparently many of them gave gotten on that list because they have urinated in public – which was labeled “indecent exposure.” As critics have pointed out – there aren’t many public restrooms in Downtown Santa Ana. Continue reading→
Food Giveaway for Orange County’s Hungry on July 7, 2012
Second Harvest Food Bank and Bisnar | Chase to donate food to area’s hungry at the Spanish United Pentecostal Church in Orange, California.
Newport Beach, CA, June 28, 2012 – Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County and Bisnar | Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, LLP in Orange County, California are donating food to the area’s hungry on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at the Spanish United Pentecostal Church located at 211 N. Waverly in Orange. The food donation begins at 1:00 PM. Continue reading→
Santa Ana’s Planning Division and a team of interagency staff will be hosting a Santa Ana SB2 Ordinance Stakeholders meeting today, March 23, from 2 pm to 4 pm, at Santa Ana’s City Hall. With input from a wide array of stakeholders, an SB2 Emergency Shelter Ordinance will be drafted this summer. Continue reading→
Orange County District Attorney Press Release
For Immediate Release: May 21, 2012
Susan Kang Schroeder, Chief of Staff, Office: 714-347-8408, Cell: 714-292-2718
Farrah Emami, Spokesperson, Office: 714-347-8405, Cell: 714-323-4486
OCDA TO SEEK DEATH PENALTY AGAINST FORMER MARINE FOR STABBING-MURDER OF MOTHER AND SON IN YORBA LINDA AND SERIAL MURDERS OF FOUR HOMELESS MEN
SANTA ANA – The Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) announced today that he will seek the death penalty against a former Marine for the stabbing-murder of a mother and her son in Yorba Linda and murdering four homeless men in a serial thrill-kill spree. Continue reading→
When Supervisor John Moorlach, who is the current Chairman of the O.C. Board of Supervisors, suggested in January that we turn the defunct bus station into a permanent homeless shelter, I suggested, “Why not set up a permanent encampment for the homeless over at the Great Park in Irvine? They have plenty of space. I am sure the OCTA can set up a bus line to give them rides to their new home.”
Apparently Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido read my post. He told the O.C. Register this week that “Long term the Great Park, whose board he sits on, could become a resource, providing space for housing and a rehabilitation center.” Continue reading→
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 29, 2012
CONTACT: Karen Roper (714) 480-2805
SEASONAL HOMELESS EMERGENCY SHELTERS TO CLOSE
(Santa Ana, CA) – On April 10, 2012 the Armory Emergency Shelter Program will close. The Armory Program, which opened on December 1, 2012, is a seasonal program that provides up to 400 beds for homeless families and individuals. The program provides shelter to the homeless along with a nutritious meal, warm shower, safe place to sleep, warm clothes, a wide variety of supportive services, and a friendly and safe atmosphere. The shelters are located at the National Guard Armories in Fullerton and Santa Ana. To date this season, the Armory Program has served 1,475 unduplicated individuals; however, final figures are not available until after the program closes.
In recent years, Federal, state and local funding available for shelter, especially emergency shelter, has declined. The County of Orange funds over 65% of the program cost. Additional funding was provided by the State of California Emergency Housing and Assistance Program, private foundations, and neighboring cities of Anaheim, Fullerton, Santa Ana, and Tustin. Continue reading→