Children need a home to do well in school. Without one, they are forced to focus more on where they will be sleeping than on what they are learning. Tragically, more than 28,000 Orange County children do not have the home they need to succeed in school. Not only are these children homeless today, but, without the tools and opportunities provided by an exceptional education, they are likely to remain homeless tomorrow.
Housing and education are inextricably linked to each other, but there is hope. By stabilizing families in their own homes and providing their children with an exceptional education, we can and will break the cycle of homelessness.
Here at Project Hope Alliance, we talk about making a "transformative impact" on the children we serve. That kind of change, well, it doesn't happen overnight. That's why our team follows each of our clients through high school graduation. Yes, it's a bold promise. But we think real change requires big commitment, and our kids are worth the investment.
See how Project Hope Alliance's approach served one family in need.
In the aim to end generational homelessness, Project Hope Alliance partnered with researchers at UC Irvine to design a one-of-a-kind assessment that tracks academics and quality-of-life markers of Orange County homeless students, hoping to glean insight as to why some excel while others fail.