Professional Grief

Despite professional expectations, humans are deeply emotional beings that can experience profound grief and loss. In the event of a client terminating service and moving on, it can be difficult for professionals to move on themselves. Social Workers are taught...

20th Anniversary Ribbon Cutting

On November 30th, 2023, StandUp for Kids and the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony among invited sponsors and business partners. The commemoration marked a milestone of StandUp for Kids OC: achieving 20 years of service to homeless youth...

Thanksgiving Luncheon: A Gathering to Give Back

On November 18th, StandUp for Kids held its annual Friendsgiving Luncheon at Crossing Church. Inside a modern, welcoming loft space, our staff and volunteers set up a dining area and food display for the invited families and their case managers. This annual gathering...

Council Member Spotlight: Banking On Kindness

Among the StandUp for Kids – Orange County Advisory Council stands Stacy Gorgie, VP, Branch Manager of Umpqua Bank, who has enriched our organization with her support and involvement for several years. Stacy is a factotum of our community, devoting her time to...