Recently, OC Partnership commissioned an independent study to be conducted by Focus Strategies of 42 OC nonprofits and 108 programs that are part of the County’s Continuum of Care plan to address the needs of the homeless and low income families and individuals residing here. Focus Strategies compared financial data and client data over a 3 year time frame. Each nonprofit was assigned a number and recently was given the results in a one-on-one meeting. SPIN was informed of the following:
· 92% of SPIN’s clients exited its programs for permanent housing as intended
· None of the clients that exited to permanent housing returned to homelessness
· SPIN has a lower cost per permanent housing exit than other nonprofits (use more in-kind and pro bono services)
· SPIN outperformed the plan, i.e. the goals of the Continuum of Care.
Homeless children surviving on the streets of Orange County. 1 in 6 children in Orange County lives in poverty. Orange County has more homeless per capita than Los Angeles and San Diego counties. Orange County, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties have the highest percentage of unstably housed children in California.
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SPIN's 25th Anniversary Gala
When: Friday, November 1, 2013
Where: Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach
Who: Chef Manfred Lassahn and Guest Chef Charlie Palmer
Entertainment: Sugar Ray
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Congratulations, Diane Reed!
SPIN's 2014 Honoree for the Spirit of Volunteerism Award!
Diane Reed has been a SPIN volunteer for over 4 years and is SPIN’s liaison for National Charity League. Diane has spent countless hours organizing volunteer projects with the seventh grade Ticktockers and their mothers. Their many volunteer activities help SPIN’s families and individuals in crisis. Our goal at SPIN is to restore Orange County’s families and individuals in crisis to permanent self-sufficiency through SPIN’s long term, proven case management and support services. All of this could not be done without the assistance of dedicated volunteers like Diane who are willing to help make a difference. Thank you Diane for making a difference!
Congratulations Chad Dominguez for Earning Your Eagle Scout!
For his Eagle Project, Chad made 25 sleeping mats for the homeless. It takes 200 plastic bags to make each mat. These mats were donated to SPIN and were distributed to the homeless that we feed on Thursdays through our Street Service Program. We are so very proud of you!
This video explains in more detail SPIN's programs and the people it serves. Check it out!