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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Special Thank You to Those Who Adopted Families Over the Holidays!
SPIN had many generous donors who wanted to make our family's Christmas special and memorable by providing gifts for the children. It was heart-warming to watch the parent's reactions when they picked up the gifts for their family. Your kindness towards our families is much appreciated! We wish you many blessings in 2014!
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!