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Children currently living at the Orange County Rescue Mission’s Village of Hope

Children currently living at the Orange County Rescue Mission’s Village of Hope

The Orange County Rescue Mission is currently housing the highest population of children and their families in the organization’s history at its Village of Hope transitional living facility, according to Jim Palmer, President of the Orange County Rescue Mission.

Palmer notes that there are a total of 84 children including infants, toddlers and school-aged kids living at the Village of Hope at this time. This increase in child residents has created a substantial need for additional funding through community donations, in order to support these children and their families on their road to self-sufficiency.

“The children living at our transitional living facilities are certainly the youngest and most innocent victims of homelessness in our community,” said Palmer. “As part of our ongoing goal to end the cycle of homelessness in families, we are calling on the community to help us assist these children in need by providing food, clothing and other basic items that will help them to continue their fresh start to a new life.”

Palmer notes that since its groundbreaking in 2008, the Village of Hope has always housed men, women and children; however there has been a rise in the number of families with children who are seeking assistance over the past few years.

A donation of just $1.48 can provide one hot meal for a child in need. Those wishing to assist the homeless children and families now living at the Village of Hope can provide a monetary donation through the Orange County Rescue Mission’s website, www.rescuemission.org or call (714) 247-4300.

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