Project Hope Alliance
Project Hope Alliance   
Education and Research | Costa Mesa, CA |

Mission: Ending the cycle of homelessness, one child at a time.

Childhood homelessness is Orange County’s best-kept secret. Under its veil of affluence are the faces of more than 26,000 children experiencing homelessness and 126,000 children living in poverty. They say goodnight from motels, shelters, and couches. They are forced to focus on where they will sleep instead of what they will learn. Tragically, their educations and futures suffer.

Homelessness is a perpetual cycle, but we will end it, one amazing child at a time. Our guiding force? Hope.

All children want to learn and thrive, yet housing and education are inextricably linked. Children need a home to do well in school. Without one today, they lack the tools and opportunities provided by an exceptional education, and are likely to remain homeless tomorrow.

Feelings of shame and stress shatter their small worlds, which should be built around innocence and development. A lack of nourishment paired with unstable living conditions leads to poor classroom performance.

Even families with two hard-working parents often cannot meet the high rent requirements required to lift themselves out of homelessness and into stable housing.

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 26,000 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.

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