Help Them Home Giving Day
to Apr 26

Help Them Home Giving Day

On Wednesday, April 25, SPIN is joining with 15 local nonprofits for Help Them Home Day of Giving, a day dedicated to raising funds to help house Orange County's homeless families with children. Our goal is to raise $50,000 on behalf of SPIN and we have received a $25,000 MATCHING GIFT CHALLENGE! We need your help to reach this goal. Click to donate on April 25.

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2017 SPIN Gala
6:00 PM18:00

2017 SPIN Gala

The SPIN Board of Directors cordially invite you to join us for SPIN's Gourmet Wine Pairing Dinner. The event will be held at Big Canyon Country Club on Saturday, September 23, and will feature both a silent and live auction, as well as other entertainment. Use the registration link below to reserve your spot, or contact us at (714) 751-1101, ex. 19.

When you register to attend, you will also have the chance to participate in our opportunity drawing to win a pair of Lugano Diamond and Ruby earrings valued at $10,000! Tickets for the drawing are $100 and the winner will be announced at the gala. 

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The 2017 SPIN Opportunity Drawing is Now Open!
to Sep 23

The 2017 SPIN Opportunity Drawing is Now Open!

Help support SPIN and prepare for our upcoming gala dinner in September by participating in the SPIN Opportunity Drawing, now open! 

Purchase an Opportunity Drawing ticket and have the chance to win Lugano Diamond and Ruby earrings valued at $10,000! These beautiful earrings are 4ctw oval rubies with .67ts round brilliant collection VS diamonds set in 18k rose gold.

Winners will be announced at this year’s gala, taking place September 23 at the Big Canyon Country Club. Heartfelt thanks to Lugano Diamonds for their generous donation!

Tickets are limited at only 250 total, so don’t wait to purchase yours. Each ticket is $100 and all proceeds help support SPIN programs and the individuals we serve.

There are three ways to purchase tickets:

  • Purchase online through our “One Time Gift” link, and include a note that your donation is for the “2017 Opportunity Drawing.”
  • Write a check and mail it to: Serving People In Need, 151 Kalmus Dr., Suite H-2, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Call us at (714) 751-1101 to purchase your ticket over the phone.

Thanks for supporting SPIN!

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Homeless Families Count!
to May 25

Homeless Families Count!

This May, SPIN is joining with other local nonprofits in a campaign for counting homeless families as part of our efforts to help meet needs and end homelessness in Orange County.

Assessment Week: Tuesday, May 23–Thursday, May 25

Community Debrief: Friday, June 2, 9–11 a.m.

What is Family Assessment Week?
The Orange County Family Assessment Week was inspired by the success of the “100,000 Homes” campaign, a nationwide movement aimed at identifying homeless in local communities and assessing their needs. Orange County’s assessment week will be a focused effort to reach all of the community’s homeless families through the combined effort of the County, 211OC, and the A2 Family Cohort. The A2 Family Cohort is comprised of the following organizations: American Family Housing, Collette’s Children’s Home, Families Forward, Family Assistance Ministry, Mercy House, Pathways of Hope, Serving People in Need (SPIN), and South County Outreach. The A2 Family Cohort has was created in 2014 to help collaborate in the shared vision to end family homelessness by 2020.

Our Principles
We believe we can end family homelessness in Orange County by providing appropriate housing interventions to meet each family’s needs. By knowing each homeless family by name and having an assessment of their needs, we can provide the needed housing interventions and supportive services to reduce the time each family experiences homelessness, in turn bringing us closer to ending family homelessness.

Based on best practices nationwide, we will follow this key framework:

  • Housing first: Permanent, safe, appropriate, and affordable housing, with the support necessary to sustain it, happens first and fast. We believe housing is a right for all families.
  • Knowing who’s out there: Every homeless family is known by name because a system of care has been established that any family on the verge of homelessness can easily access.
  • Tracking our progress: With the support of all participating local family-serving agencies, data collected during the Family Assessment Week will be incorporated into our local Coordinated Entry System. This effort will help inform Orange County cities and the county of needed interventions and create a plan and timeline for ending family homelessness.
  • Improving local systems: Support the local effort to build coordinated housing and support systems that are simple to navigate, while targeting resources quickly and efficiently to the families who need it the most.

How Can You Join the Campaign?
Assessment sites, volunteers, and monetary donations will be needed to execute Orange County Family Assessment Week. For more information call SPIN at 714-751-1101, or email:
Jean Wegener:, Ladeshia Goubert:, Kim Frazier:

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