|Category : Homeless & Crisis Assistance : Orange County Rescue Mission||Previous Next|
Organization Number: 95-2479552|
Organization Name: Orange County Rescue Mission
Address: 1421 Edinger, Suite B
State / Province: CA
Zip / Post Code: 92780
Country: United States
Phone: 1-714-258-4450 Ext: 1216
Organization Email: email@example.com
Website Address: http://www.rescuemission.org
Detailed Description: In Orange County, California, the homeless are often invisible. We rarely see them as they live under bridges, in filthy motels, in battered cars, or in cold alleys - yet nearly 20,000 are barely scraping by right in our hometowns. And sadly, their hope is nearly vanished too.
These homeless include almost 8,000 innocent children in Orange County right now. In fact, families with children represent 70% of the homeless here. Most of their parents have jobs, but just don't make enough to pay rent and buy food. The homeless must stretch their money so far that 60% of them go regularly without meals - that means kids, too. In the midst of Orange County's affluence, more children go to bed hungry here than in any other place in California. The homeless are stuck in a vicious cycle of poverty. They need a hot meal, a hand up, and hope.
The Orange County Rescue Mission helps hungry and homeless families in Orange County get back on their feet. We deliver hope by providing food, shelter, clothing, guidance, counseling, education, job training, parenting classes and health care. Our faith-focused mission is to minister the love of Jesus Christ to the least, the last and the lost.