News Articles

Number of Homeless Students in Orange County for 2016-17

January 26 2018

There are over 27,000 homeless students (grades K-12) in our Orange County schools. Please keep in mind that these numbers do not include:  - Students that do not identify due to shame and/or fear, - Youth that are not in school due to their circumstances, - Young adults that are ages 18-25.  

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Look What We Did Together in 2017

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 ...

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Orange County's 2017 Annual Report

January 23 2018

Click the cover below to read our 2017 Annual Report.  

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Thanks for a Great 2017, Orange County!

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 ...

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How Brandon Sees It

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 ...

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Why Alejandra Loves StandUp For Kids

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."  

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