January 25 2018
A year of highlights from Eddy Ameen, PhD, National Board Chair
Your support and involvement in our mission has helped make 2017 a standout year for StandUp For Kids.
Our central responsibility is to our nation’s young people faced with homelessness, whether temporary or longer term. No matter the circumstances that got them there. No matter the work that needs to be done to help them transition them into safe, stable chapters of their lives. We are deeply humbled by this responsibility, and held fiercely to it through the political tumult of 2017. When some of our youth felt unwelcome, we stood taller to welcome them.
In 2017, we worked with over 2,200 youth for the first ...Read More
January 23 2018
Click the cover below to read our 2017 Annual Report.
January 10 2018
Thank you for making 2017 yet another amazing year! You’ll be so proud of all we’ve accomplished together.
Because you care, here are some other major accomplishments from 2017 in our Orange County program:
Supported over 350 un-duplicated youth
Housed 105 un-duplicated youth
Mentored 182 youth and young adults
Provided nearly 3,000 instances of support
Provided more than 2,500 meals
Had a 39% increase in number of youth served 2017 vs. 2016
Logged more than 6,200 hours serving our children!
Provided services 5 nights a week
Had 2 Outreach Centers Open 4 nights a week
Formalized partnerships with CASA Youth Shelter, and HB Youth Shelter
Orange County's ...Read More
November 27 2017
Brandon’s Story: In His Words
I’m just a normal guy who grew up in Santa Ana and just wanted to work to earn my way through life. It’s funny because at first, I wanted to prove to everyone that I could live on my own and I did. I was making my own money, living at my own place, and doing whatever I wanted. A typical day looked like this… I would wake up and go to work. After work, I’d buy alcohol, use drugs, and spend time with my friends, just doing stupid stuff. One day I woke up and didn’t like who I had become. I didn’t have a permanent place to stay anymore and had burnt all the bridges with my family. So I ...Read More
September 21 2017
"They are here to help with our personal needs, school needs, and to guide us when we have don't have anybody on our side."
August 22 2017
Alejandra, age 16, and Beto, age 15, are brother and sister who both attend weekly meetings at our Anaheim Outreach Center. The two of them were born in Mexico and grew up in Anaheim, CA. They left Mexico when Alejandra was 2 years old and Beto was 1. Currently, they live with their mom, dad, younger brother, and another family in a small apartment in Anaheim.
Alejandra has been coming to the center since 2011. During that time, her father had just been deported back to Mexico and she was struggling both emotionally and academically due to issues in her home. She was responsible for most of the chores in her house, cooking for her siblings, and making sure they got to school. Going to the ...Read More