Did you see the Gordon family in the Jamboree ad of Orange Coast magazine? Watch the inspiring example (#EndHomelessnessOC) of how this family overcame a spiral into homelessness – a devastating industrial accident, a job loss, and the loss of their home.
Never missing a day of school, the family stuck together. In this short video, see how they are now living successful, independent lives in a permanent place they call home.
Ending homelessness permanently in Orange County could bring hope for many more families and individuals. And, it makes cents. At Jamboree Housing Corporation, we're daring enough to think it's possible.
For example, did you know that:
A new study conducted by the University of California, Irvine – and funded by Jamboree and Orange County United Way – estimates that cities, counties, hospitals, and non-government agencies spend nearly $300 million every year to address the issue of being homeless. This money provides a needed response, but not a solution.
So how do we fix homelessness and save money? By housing those on the street in a way that:
Learn more about OC’s homeless and how much being homeless is really costing Orange County in the findings of the first-ever Cost Study of Homelessness in OC: Full 71-page report, Executive Summary or descriptive infographic.
At Jamboree, we believe stable housing is the foundation on which stable lives are built. That’s why our strategy to end homelessness in Orange County ensures that:
Catch a glimpse of how permanent supportive housing is working in OC and beyond. Download the Jamboree Permanent Supportive Housing flier.
What will it take to end homelessness in Orange County? A lot of creativity, compassion, political will, funding, connections, influence, and passion – from city and county officials as well as leaders and influencers from our schools and businesses, nonprofit and faith-based communities.
Are you daring enough to dream with us? We want to talk to you and other like-minded leaders about an issue we truly believe can be solved.
Together, let’s leverage your insights, connections, influence, and compassion to make a collective impact. Call today 949-214-2345.