Project Hope Alliance’s mission is to end the cycle of homelessness, one child at a time. We deploy a long-term model of care for youth experiencing homelessness. We have full-time case managers who work alongside our youth to eliminate barriers brought on by homelessness that could impede their ability to learn and succeed in school. Our team builds trusting relationships with students and offers individualized support in the form of transportation, technology, basic needs, and social-emotional mentorship from kindergarten to age 24.
"We start by assuming that ALL things are possible. Our goal is to ensure that our children experiencing homelessness today do not experience homelessness as adults. At Project Hope Alliance, we are generational disruptors of homelessness."
-Jennifer Friend, Project Hope Alliance CEO
"When we had to pivot and close schools in March 2020 due to the pandemic, we were totally unprepared to meet the needs of our most exposed students. Project Hope Alliance stepped in and provided the basic essentials like Wi-Fi, technology, food, and safe places for our students to not only stay connected to school but to thrive as well."
-Sean Bolton, High School Principal
"Peter Drucker said that 'The product of philanthropy is a changed life.' To give someone hope is to give them a vision to hold on to, for a changed life. Project Hope Alliance gives children that vision, and that inspiration, that life CAN be better, and the belief that there IS a bridge to a different life. Project Hope [Alliance] breaks the cycle of homelessness, one child at a time."
-Julie Hill, UCI Foundation Chairwoman