Heart of Hoag: Learn How SPIN and Hoag are Collaborating to Support Families in Need

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. 

Any Way You SPIN It, They Have Huge Hearts for the Homeless

It has been more than 15 years, but Jean Wegener vividly recalls the first time she met the mother and her daughter. Homeless and in shelters for abused women and children, they had been referred to Serving People In Need (SPIN), a Costa Mesa-based nonprofit that helps families and individuals find stable long-term housing.

Wegener, SPIN's executive director, immediately connected them with a safe place to stay.

The mother was battling cancer and taking care of her young daughter, Dasha. SPIN helped provide the mother with access to medical treatment that improved her quality of life. The silver lining to the story is that SPIN's efforts established a solid foundation for safe and secure long-term housing — and Dasha ultimately received a four-year scholarship to Georgetown. . .

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