THE SALVATION ARMY PRESENTS THE

CENTER OF HOPE

Orange County

The Center of Hope is a comprehensive solution that combines a 325 bed low barrier emergency shelter with 72 permanent supportive housing apartments, onsite medical and dental care alongside an award-winning 175-bed drug and alcohol rehabilitation center.

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THE PROBLEM

Orange County is being overwhelmed with the realities of our catastrophic homeless epidemic, and it is growing.

The Center of Hope is a comprehensive solution, modeling a public/private partnership that leverages a 325-bed low-barrier emergency shelter, 72-bed permanent supportive housing, onsite medical and dental care, alongside an award-winning 175-bed drug and alcohol rehabilitation center – all at one location – a campus of freedom, a very Center of Hope.The campus, including four distinct facilities comprising over 190,000 square feet of program space on 6.9 acres, will transition thousands of homeless individuals annually from a life on the streets to a life of sustainable physical, emotional and spiritual health and ultimate autonomy. The result will be transformed lives, safer neighborhoods and business districts, and the real prospect of an end to chronic homelessness in our community.

A vision in the making.

Our partners for the the Center of Hope have helped us create a video reel that beautifully highlights our vision for the center.

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CHALLENGES IN ORANGE COUNTY

By The Numbers

Orange County possesses one of the highest income inequality values in the Greater Los Angeles area.

6860

people experienced homelessness in 2019

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Of children live below the poverty line

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People in Orange County's Population

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More than 384,000 residents of Orange County live in poverty

3961

of homeless are unsheltered

Despite our work and success, there is so much more we can do to fight against homelessness in our county.

The goal is not only to provide shelter for people living in the streets, but to provide comprehensive resources that make sustainable life change possible.

Together we can break the cycle and meet human need in God’s name without discrimination. The Center of Hope is an ambitious, $60 million response to a high-profile community homeless epidemic. It is a 325-bed emergency and permanent supportive housing with medical and dental care facilities, a pet care center, and a 600-seat multi-purpose center to also serve as a chapel.

The Homeless Throughput System is comprised of three major movements: Intervention, Transition, and Re-Integration. 

For ease of communication, these three elements are visually organized around a classic baseball diamond, demonstrating both the progress of each step and the need for continual advancement to achieve success, “Safely Home.” 

A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH

The Center of Hope will incorporate innovative programming to establish a “Homeless Throughput” model that transitions individuals from life on the streets to a life of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual stability.

The Center of Hope is a comprehensive solution, modeling a public/private partnership that leverages a 325-bed low-barrier emergency shelter, 72-bed permanent supportive housing, onsite medical and dental care, alongside an award-winning 175-bed drug and alcohol rehabilitation center – all at one location – a campus of freedom, a very Center of Hope.The campus, including four distinct facilities comprising over 190,000 square feet of program space on 6.9 acres, will transition thousands of homeless individuals annually from a life on the streets to a life of sustainable physical, emotional and spiritual health and ultimate autonomy. The result will be transformed lives, safer neighborhoods and business districts, and the real prospect of an end to chronic homelessness in our community.

PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING

The Center of Hope’s housing tower will be comprised of permanent supportive housing studio apartments for homeless individuals and one staff unit.

Each furnished studio will be approximately 400 square feet and will include a small, equipped kitchen and a bathroom with sink, toilet, and shower. Additional apartment amenities will include a community room, social services offices, computer room, and laundry. The permanent supportive housing will target homeless single adult men and women, veterans and nonveterans, at or below 30% or 40% of area median income.

The Salvation Army is particularly qualified to develop and operate the PSH due to its extensive experience in serving the homeless, including through permanent supportive housing projects, most recently a 65 unit project opened last year in the City of Bell.

Community means everything to The Salvation Army.

We've gathered some videos of the Orange County community discussing The Salvation Army's impact and excitement for the Center of Hope.

PHOTO GALLERY

A state of the art facility, beautiful on the inside and out.

The Center of Hope will no doubt be one of Orange County's most beautiful and impactful architectural works.

A Letter from The Divisional Secretary for Orange County

"As an eight-year-old child moving from South Africa to Australia in the middle of a recession, we found ourselves homeless and without enough food to survive. This was a new experience for me, as our family had everything we needed before coming to our new country. Introduced to The Salvation Army they loved us unconditionally, providing us with food, clothes, and emotional and spiritual support. My life changed forever.Motivated by our love for God and a passion to change lives, The Salvation Army Orange County has provided care and support to individuals and families since 1887.

Orange County has a wealth of blessings and resources, yet surprisingly, we find people in our community who do not have family support, a good education or marketable job skills.My wife and I have witnessed the enormous challenges facing many in our community. Our hearts break for the many homeless neighbors we find living on our streets, in their cars, on a family member’s couch. The problem is complex and a “one-size-fits all” approach will not work, but by working together, we can alleviate poverty and bring Hope to the lives of thousands of people in Orange County.We have bold plans and an exciting vision to greatly expand our programs and services to benefit all Orange County residents. We invite you to learn more about our plans, hear our vision for the future and join us as we provide hope to our community through the Center of Hope."

Warm Regards,

Captain Nesan Kistan

"The Center of Hope’s long-term vision is consistent with the City’s housing first model. I sincerely welcome in the opportunity to work with The Salvation Army and the Trust to make the Center of Hope a reality."

Mayor Harry S. Sidhue, City of Anaheim

"The new Center of Hope will take many off the streets and bring them into direct contact with a loving God. What joy to be able to support such an effort!"

Peter and Gail Ochs

"There is a growing need for homeless shelters in Orange County.  The Salvation Army’s Center of Hope will help fulfill that need. That is why I am supporting The Center of Hope."
Judy Threshie
"The Center of Hope is a response to our homeless crisis like nothing before. I truly believe it will heal and transform lives, and give individuals the opportunity to become contributing members of society once again."
Kevin Jones
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Track Record and Impact in Orange County

Throughout Orange County, The Salvation Army has been meeting needs and transforming lives since 1887. The Salvation Army Orange County currently operates two homeless shelters, anti-trafficking programs, community centers, and family services in Orange County.

Anaheim Emergency Shelter

Housing for more than 300 adults experiencing homelessness. Our 325-bed shelter provides, case management, housing/ job navigation, health services, and pet care.


OC Guest House

Serves foreign national trafficking survivors.


Hospitality House

An emergency shelter serving Orange County homeless since 1964.


The Center of Hope

A comprehensive solution that combines a 325 bed low barrier emergency shelter with 72 permanent supportive housing units.

Thatiana’s House

A safe home that serves survivors of Sex Trafficking In Orange County.


Red Shield Community Center

A recreation center serving the youth, family and senior populations of the communities in and around the city of Anaheim.

CAMPAIGN FUNDING

The Salvation Army Orange County is currently embarking on a $20 million capital campaign to complete the build-out of the 6.9 acres for The Center of Hope Campus.

FUNDING CONFIRMED TO DATE:

Orange County Housing Finance Trust: $2,500,000

City of Anaheim: $2,000,000
County of Orange: $655,000
OC Neighborhood Works Foundation: $2,000,000 ask has been officially made
The 65 vouchers already secured have a 20 year value of $21,600,000
Committed philanthropically: $6,500,000

MISSION

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

CONTACT

Justin Coleman

Justin.Coleman@usw.salvationarmy.org

(714) 210-6036

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