Last year, SPIN joined forces with the Melinda Hoag Smith Center for Healthy Living to help provide housing and other vital services to families in need in Orange County. The center recently featured SPIN in their Heart of Hoag newsletter. Read the article here.
SPIN received a generous grant from Bank of America to help provide housing opportunities and support services for Orange County families in need.
A special thanks to one of our newest donors, Umpqua Bank! We are so grateful for your generous donation to SPIN. In addition to donating, the team at Umpqua plans to help volunteer with SPIN as well. We are thrilled to have their support!
In honor of National Volunteer Week, we want to congratulate SPIN’s 2018 Volunteer of the Year, Stephanie Hopkins, director of Christian Service at Mater Dei High School.
For over 12 years, she has gone above and beyond to come alongside SPIN in support of our community, including frequently bringing students to volunteer for SPIN. From hosting school food drives and hygiene drives, to adopting families for the holidays, to weekly sack meal preparation and distribution, SPIN can count on Stephanie and the Mater Dei students to provide much-needed items and assistance for homeless individuals and families in Orange County.
Stephanie is a model of what it means to give back, and countless homeless families have benefitted from her commitment to serving our community. We are thrilled to name her our 2018 Volunteer of the Year. Thank you, Stephanie!
SPIN is pleased to announce that we are partnering with the Melinda Hoag Smith Center for Healthy Living to provide a link to housing for homeless and low-income families with children. We are so excited to be a part of this wonderful opportunity to help more families in our community!
Thanks to everyone who helped during the Homeless Families Count three-day census. From May 23-25, SPIN joined with several other local nonprofits for this family assessment week to capture information on those struggling with housing across Orange County. Working together, we identified 189 families who were either homeless or in need of housing assistance. This information allows us to get to know these families, identify their needs, and work to improve services and resources to support these families and help them move toward stable housing. According to the information gathered, the average homeless family had two children, many with children age 6 or younger.
Read more about the results of the census in the Orange County Register article.