What We Do

We solve the unique issues that children experiencing homelessness face which prevent them from seeing and living their full potential.

PHA deploys a long-term, onsite intervention model for children and youth experiencing homelessness who face obstacles that prevent them from accessing resources, being a kid, and achieving educational and life goals.

We work one-on-one with kids, placing full-time case managers on elementary, junior high, and high school campuses. Case managers identify homeless students, remove barriers to their basic needs (such as food, clothing, or transportation); conduct regular check-ins to provide educational support, stable and trusted adult mentors, and connections to needed resources. (Case management for post-high school youth is provided individually, and is not tied to an educational campus.)

OUR THEORY OF CHANGE

OUR MODEL: WHAT WE DO AND HOW WE'RE DIFFERENT

HOMELESS CHILDREN IN THE CONTEXT OF THEIR FAMILIES

Research shows homeless children often become homeless adults

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ACCESSIBILITY

REMOVING BARRIERS

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INDIVIDUALIZED SUPPORT

NOT PRESCRIPTIVE

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POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS

SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT

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LONG-TERM COMMITMENT (5-24)

ACCESS TO OPPORTUNITIES

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FOCUS ON HOLISTIC NEEDS OF CHILD

EDUCATION SUPPORT

ENDING THE CYCLE OF HOMELESSNESS

Eradicating barriers brought on by childhood homelessness

Equipping homeless children with tools to unlock their potential

Our Programs

Kindergarten to Age 24
Project Hope Alliance deploys a long-term, onsite intervention model for youth experiencing homelessness who face obstacles that prevent them from accessing resources, being a kid, and achieving educational and life goals. We work one-on-one with youth placing full-time case managers on public elementary, junior high & high school campuses in Orange County to identify homeless students, remove barriers to their basic needs (such as food, clothing, or transportation); conduct regular check-ins to provide educational support, stable and trusted adult mentors, and connections to needed resources.

Focus on Developmental Needs

Studies show that homeless youth without a high school diploma are 346% more likely to become homeless adults. That’s why the ultimate goal for our programs is that our youth graduate from high school and begin on a path toward financial self-sufficiency via higher education or stable employment. Staffed by experienced industry professionals, PHA understands that each developmental age group has specific needs that correlate to unique levels of support. For that reason, we split up our on-site case management models into Elementary School, Middle & High School, and Post-High School Youth. Each model has specific goals, progress markers, and enrichment activities. For instance, our Elementary School case managers work on making sure their students are meeting grade-level standards in math and reading, whereas Middle & High School case managers emphasize extracurricular activities and graduation readiness, and Post-High School case managers create goals for professional development and financial literacy.

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