SPIN has served over 74,000 families and individuals in Orange County since its inception in 1987.


At Serving People In Need (SPIN), we’re committed to helping the homeless and working poor through quality programs and services centered on building self-sufficiency. We focus on offering a hand up, not a hand out, to help families get back on their feet. Join us as we strive to help end homelessness in Orange County.

Our Programs and services

At any given time, a family may find itself in a crisis situation, not have a support system and not know where to turn for help.


SPIN values and relies on our volunteers to help us serve our families and individuals in crisis.

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Your financial gift will help a family find a home which will be the “starting place of hopes and dreams”.


SPIN provided housing, support services, or assistance for 158 families/541 individuals (196 adults, 345 children).

SPIN provided 24,000 meals for the homeless of Orange County.

An independent survey conducted by OC Partnership of 108 Orange County nonprofits found SPIN’s clients were successful in maintaining permanent housing 92% of the time and did not return to homelessness.

Did you know that 91 cents out of every dollar donated goes directly to SPIN’s clients?

SPIN is the housing partner with the Melinda Hoag Smith Center.



92% Success Rate

Our Mission: Restoring Orange County’s homeless families in crisis to housing and self-sufficiency through SPIN’s long-term, proven case management and support services.

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