Orange County News

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...

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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...

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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...

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StandUp for Kids – Orange County Holiday Party 2023

Nothing embodies the season of giving like the StandUp for Kids’ youth holiday party! On an early December morning, youth, their families, staff, and volunteers gathered for festivities at the Crossing Church. Tables were lined with candy canes and decorated with red...

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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...

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January is National Mentoring Month

As we celebrate National Mentoring Month, we want to highlight the value of our mentorship program here at StandUp for Kids. At StandUp for Kids, we assign each youth two mentors that they meet with on a weekly basis. These mentors help the youth create a plan and...

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Storm’s Story

As a high school student, Storm struggled to balance his pursuit of education with the battle for stable housing. A foster youth with no safety net spent his nights sleeping in the streets and showering in the boy’s locker room at school. Storm's teenage years were a...

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Justine’s 18 Years with StandUp for Kids

In the tapestry of StandUp for Kids' remarkable story, Justine Palmore stands as a beacon of unwavering dedication, weaving threads of hope and resilience for the past 18 years. From her roots as an intern with a dream to change the world, Justine's journey has been...

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Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

Annually, the nation comes together to bring awareness and support to the challenges of hunger and homelessness that many of the population struggle with. As the week before Thanksgiving approaches, this coming November 11th - 18th, communities nationwide will...

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SB-760 School facilities: all-gender restrooms

by Paula Fernandez On September 23, 2023, Governor Gavin Newsom approved a new law that would require every private and public school, including county offices of education and charter schools, to have at least one gender-neutral bathroom on campuses on or prior to...

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