HOMELESS ADVOCACY TOOLS
We have built an electronic library that contains more than 100,00 pages of documents related to homelessness and low-income housing and designed to fulfill all of your research needs. If you are looking for statistics and data or best practices in ending homelessness you will find information from trusted resources that provide national, statewide and local coverage of the homeless crisis. All documents are stored in Adobe Cloud so feel free to view, print or download any document in PDF format without any threat of virus or malware to interfere with your computer. See library categories listed in the right-hand column.
In The News is a collection of news articles listed in chronological order dating back to 2011. To fully understand the events taking place today, it is imperative to understand the events that have taken place in the past. In The News allows you to easily navigate a timeline of homelessness in Orange County.
When advocating for homelessness it's important that you are familiar with terminology, practices and techniques relative to the homeless topic. Your level of expertise is based on how much knowledge about homelessness that you bring to any discussion regarding solutions.
If you are considering writing articles, blogging or public speaking, these two tools are vital to the impact that your messages will make and how your message will be received by the public.
NATIONAL HOMELESS PERSONS MEMORIAL DAY
Remembering The Lives Lost to Homelessness
The Longest Night 2019
Each year we gather on the winter solstice to honor the members of our community that passed away without healthy, safe, secure and permanent places to call home. December 21st is the shortest day of the year for most of us, but it is the "Longest Night" for those experiencing homelessness and it is often the coldest night as well. The Longest Night takes place on December 21st in more than 100 cities nationwide in recognition of National Homeless Persons Memorial Day. Hope 4 Restoration has been the official sponsor of the "Longest Night" event in Orange County, CA since 2014.
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How Many More Lives Will Be Lost To Homelessness?
MYTH'S & REALITIES
Myths are widely held thoughts or beliefs that are not generally true. Beyond just being misinformation, myths and misconceptions are born of ignorance and often create negative attitudes and even prejudice.
This is most often the case when it comes to understanding homelessness.
For many persons experiencing homelessness, suffering from life on the street is just the beginning of their hardship. They are often also subjected to alienation and discrimination by mainstream society. Stereotypes spring from myths and misconceptions that need to be re-examined with a focus on the facts.
Merely understanding the truth about homelessness and the people who become homeless often opens the door to create a community of people willing to help their fellow neighbors who happen to be experiencing homelessness.
Myths and stereotypes can be challenged by facts and broken down by those willing to take a fresh look at what they thought they knew. The following are some common homelessness myths, along with the facts that challenge them.
The myths about homelessness that you will find in my article came to me after conducting research of more than 2,000 individual comments from the public comments sections of the online edition of the Orange County Register. Common misconceptions regarding homelessness were sampled from more than 300 persons that contributed to the comments section of approximately 75 articles between February and September 2017. From the data gathered I was able to extract 30 of the top "myths" locally regarding homelessness. Note: These myths are not arranged in any particular order by frequency or popularity. Read More Here.
NEWS & VIEWS
severely impacted by homelessness. Get your homeless news from another perspective at HomelessPerspective.com
Restoration With Purpose
Hope 4 Restoration will promote strategies that provide solutions for ending homelessness
in Orange County. We are faithfully committed to identifying and meeting the needs of people experiencing homelessness in our communities. We are equally dedicated to reducing the elements of visible homelessness that currently impact our communities.
We strongly believe in identifying the specific needs of each person experiencing chronic homelessness individually and fulfilling those needs accordingly. Where there are resources that are found to be unavailable, there must be a commitment
A great city will have detailed plans regarding how they will adapt to changes socially and economically. We will discuss policies proven successful in other cities that increased affordable housing opportunities as a solution for ending homelessness and costs taxpayers less.
We seek to build relationships with community stakeholders and other organizations. We understand that a collaborative effort is necessary to create solutions to end homelessness that benefit people in our communities with homes and those without.
We organize one of the largest events in Orange County each year in support of the local homeless communities. "The Longest Night" is held on Dec. 21st each year in observance of
National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day.
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