Pathways of Hope has been a committed and active member of the Family Solutions Collaborative for several years. Their Executive Director, David Gillanders, sits on the Executive Committee of the FSC and chairs the FSC Finance Committee.
Pathways of Hope serves as an FSC Access Point in the North Service Planning Area and both of their family emergency shelters are part of the FSC Family Shelter System.
Pathways of Hope Mission:
We lead a community effort to provide access to food, shelter, and housing to those experiencing hunger and homelessness in North Orange County.
Pathways of Hope Vision:
We envision a community dedicated to ending hunger and homelessness in North Orange County.
We wanted to learn more about Pathways of Hope – here are some questions we asked!
What innovative approach you have used to prevent or end a family’s housing crisis?
One innovative approach Pathways of Hope has taken to help solve family homelessness is to provide permanent housing for families of larger sizes on our own property. We have partnered with Orange County Housing Authority and Orange County United Way, Welcome Home OC program to provide permanent housing for larger families with housing vouchers.
Two of the three of our properties are four-bedroom homes that can house a family size of up to 9-10 in a family, and the third property is a two-bedroom unit that can house a family size of up to five. By creating additional housing availability, especially for larger families, we have found this only helps in the efforts of solving family homelessness.