What We Do
The Foundation provides housing referrals and assistance, plus transitional housing through our three Rising Tide program sites. Among youth who visit our resource center, 55% indicated that they had been homeless or experienced unstable housing in the past six months. During the last year, we:
- Provided transitional housing (18-24 months) in the Rising Tide apartments and house to 50 former foster youth, including 9 mothers and their 14 children.
- Provided case management to Rising Tide residents, especially in the area of financial literacy and financial responsibility. During the year 26 residents reduced their debt.
- Assisted another 68 youth in finding housing or improving their housing situation.
Our newest program – The Lighthouse: Our newest residential program helps survivors of sex trafficking in Orange County return to a healthy and productive life. The program, called The Lighthouse, is staffed by Orangewood employees with experience and training in working with these victims, who understand the population and can offer them specialized and individualized support.