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Build Futures

Build Futures provides housing for homeless youth, ages 18-24 years old. We take these homeless youth off the streets of Orange County and provide them with stable, safe housing and the services, resources and support needed to obtain and maintain employment, self-sufficiency and long-term independence.

 

When youth remain homeless, they are more at risk for physical abuse, sexual exploitation, substance abuse and involvement in the justice system. In addition, they are at a higher risk of becoming chronically homeless adults. Build Futures recognized the gaps in housing and support services for this population in Orange County and fills this gap. We are the safety net for these youth who are so vulnerable and at risk on the streets. We protect them from violence, crime, drugs, human trafficking and the psychological and physical horrors of surviving on the streets. Evidence based studies show that prompt placement in stable housing is the key to overcoming the barriers that perpetuate homelessness.[1]

 

Build Futures serves a population that has unique challenges when navigating the road to self-sufficiency. These challenges include: no “right to work” documentation, inability to pay for phone or transportation, no prior job experience, limited social or workplace skills, poor nutrition, no high school diploma or gaps in education, no experience with money or banking, legal issues, substance abuse, mental health and medical issues. We welcome the youth that others turn away. Clients receive the support they need because of our low threshold for entry into our program and our ability to provide immediate housing without wait lists and lengthy intake processes. With our support, these youth have the chance to become productive members of the community rather than falling into the perpetual cycle of homelessness and/or the criminal justice system.



[1] Rapid Re-housing Research Report by Urban Institute June 2015

 

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CareerWise

CareerWise commits to ending homelessness one job at a time by providing career development services to the homeless community and walking alongside each homeless client before, during, and after employment.


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Casa Teresa, Inc.

Casa Teresa provides pregnant women in crisis a loving home to begin their healing journey. 

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CIELO

Our mission is to launch successful entrepreneurs by unleashing innovation, creativity and passion.
 
CIELO is a grassroots organization that empowers hardworking Orange County residents to pursue economic self-sufficiency. We accomplish this by setting our clients on a path to success through two key areas: Entrepreneurship and Upward Mobility. Our goal is to equip clients with an entrepreneurial mindset, along with the passion, resourcefulness, and hard work that go into entrepreneurship, to give them an advantage as they launch small businesses and/or grow in their careers. Each year, we reach 1,000 primarily low-income people. Our services help our clients learn and earn, transferring the knowledge they gain from CIELO into an increase in earnings and stability.
 

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Easter Seals Southern California, Inc.

Easterseals mission is to change the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive differences in people’s lives every day.

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Goodwill Industries of Orange County California

 Our Mission is Sure: Goodwill is in the business of helping people who are facing barriers to get and keep jobs, which provides purpose, pride, and dignity.

We believe the power of work changes lives.

Our Vision is Clear: Over the next five years we intend to double the number of people we serve by providing services that are innovative and driven by the needs of the community.

 

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Hart Community Home, Inc.

The mission of Hart Community Homes is to heal, educate and empower at-risk youth to become healthy, productive and self-sufficient adults in the community.
 
Our vision is to provide the necessary continuum of care to youth in and emancipating out of the foster care system in order to eliminate homelessness among at-risk youth and adults in the community. Through our workforce program, participants are developing marketable skills that will strengthen their potential and future stability. Program goals include enhancing entrepreneurial experience to participants, improving the kitchen operations, and providing a platform for participants to launch their own microenterprises. Nationally, statistics show that more than 50% of this population is unemployed within 2-4 years of emancipation. Our program offers these young people an alternative to that dire outcome. 

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High School Inc. Academies Foundation

The mission of High School Inc. is to empower youth and strengthen communities through education and business partnerships.
 
High School Inc.'s vision is to prepare high school students for a 21st Century workplace and equip them to be contributing employees, successful entrepreneurs and life-long learners. Through a focus on college and career readiness, we work in and out of the classroom to support students in traditionally at risk communities with the tools to become successful graduates. High School Inc. also strives to support businesses with a workforce equipped to help increase productivity and profitability, stimulate job growth, and renewed sense of pride for communities.

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International Sanctuary

International Sanctuary's mission is to empower girls and women escaping human trafficking to embrace their true identity and worth.

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Jvs Socal

Building better lives, one job at a time, by empowering individuals to achieve dignity and economic independence through sustainable employment. 

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Latin Business Institute

Our mission is to help break the cycle of poverty by providing access to equal opportunity to disenfranchised communities seeking better employment, education and personal development to forge their way into a global economy using 21st Century skill sets.

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Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development

Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD)’s mission is to bring workers, families, and community partners together to organize and advocate for good jobs, strong communities, and an inclusive democracy in Orange County, California. We believe that residents should have a say in the decisions that affect the neighborhoods in which they live. We educate residents, provide leadership development, conduct public policy research and organize coalitions of faith-based, worker and community organizations.

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Orange County Conservation Corps

The Orange County Conservation Corps serves young, at-risk adults through employment, training and educational programs that build self-sufficiency and benefit the community through conservation-related projects.

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PACIFIC REENTRY CAREER SERVICES A NONPROFIT CORPORATION

To provide job search training, assistance and support to formerly incarcerated women and to collaborate with fellow reentry agencies while educating employers on the benefits of hiring the formerly incarcerated.  

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Plant a Seed Institute

The Plant a Seed Institute inspires self-reliance by providing individuals with services that support education, career, and community development. We are transforming lives through mentorship.

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Project Access, Inc.

The mission of Project Access is to be the leading provider of vital on-site health, education, and employment services to families, children, and seniors living in affordable housing communities.

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Second Chance Orange County

Second Chance Orange County comes alongside low-income, recovering drug or alcohol addicts and/or homeless individuals, helping them to reclaim their identities as contributing members of our community by providing them with individualized supportive services including, but not limited to: job placement, life skills, job skills, mentoring, one-on-one coaching, mental health therapy, mentoring, resume creation, and case management.

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South County Crosscultural Council

The Crosscultural Council is dedicated to helping neighbors bridge their cultural differences in order to benefit the entire community. Our vision is embodied in La Playa Center and the Laguna Day Worker Center.

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Taller San Jose Hope Builders

Hope Builders empowers disconnected young people, who are in danger of not reaching their full potential, with job training and life skills needed to move out of poverty and achieve enduring personal and professional success.

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The Chrysalis Center

Chrysalis is dedicated to creating a pathway to self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the resources and support needed to prepare for, find, and retain employment.

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The Eli Home, Inc.

To welcome, shelter, comfort, heal, encourage and strengthen homeless victims of child abuse and family violence, and prepare them to reenter the community to lead stable, non-violent lives, free from fear and intimidation—To Break the Cycle of Child Abuse.

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Vocational Visions

Vocational Visions benefits our community by developing the talents of adults with Intellectual/Developmental disabilities.  We create pathways to employment, life-long learning, and social inclusion.

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WHW

Our Mission: To provide the unemployed and underemployed the skills and resources they need to get and keep a good job.

Our Vision: to see every person in Orange County gainfully employed.

Our Core Values: WHW values integrity, transparency, accountability, sustainability, stewardship, volunteerism and partnerships. We highly value and respect each of our partners, which include our job seekers, donors, volunteers and community supporters.

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WomanSage, Inc.

WomanSage is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to educating, empowering and fostering mentoring relationships among women at midlife.

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Working Wardrobes for A New Start

At Working Wardrobes, we do everything in our power to help men, women, young adults and veterans overcome difficult challenges so they can achieve the dignity of work.

Our guiding philosophy is a belief that people are more powerful than the barriers they face and that all clients share a common desire to achieve success. The greatest measure of our success is hearing a client say "I got the job!"

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Youth Employment Service of the Harbor Area, Inc.

Youth Employment Service (YES) of the Harbor Area is a community based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping youth begin their path toward economic independence and personal self-sufficiency. YES' mission is to teach teens and young adults the job and life skills needed to secure and maintain meaningful employment, and to develop and offer programs that increase youths' employability, career choices and quality of life.

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zero8hundred

To proactively link transitioning military service members, recent veterans, Reserve and National Guard families to the broad range of resources and opportunities in the community, helping them successfully transition to civilian life. 
 
 

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