What We Do
We solve the unique issues children experiencing homelessness face that prevent them from seeing and living into their full potential.
PHA deploys a long-term onsite intervention model for children & youth experiencing homelessness who face obstacles that prevent them from accessing resources, being a kid and achieving educational & life goals.
We work one-on-one with them placing full time case managers on elementary, junior high & high school campuses (post high school case management is not place based but individual) identifying homeless students, removing their basic needs barriers like food, clothing, transportation; supply case management, regular check-ins, educational support, stable trusted adult mentors and ‘home’ visits, and connections to needed resources.
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
SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT
LONG-TERM COMMITMENT (0-24)
ACCESS TO OPPORTUNITIES
FOCUS ON HOLISTIC NEEDS OF CHILD
ENDING THE CYCLE OF HOMELESSNESS
Eradicating barriers brought on by childhood homelessness
Equipping homeless children with tools to unlock their potential
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 & 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 identifying homeless students, removing basic needs barriers like food, clothing, technology transportation; supply case management, regular check-ins, educational support, stable trusted adult mentors and ‘home’ visits, and connections to needed resources.
Focus on Developmental Needs
Knowing that a homeless youth without a high school diploma is 346% more likely to become a homeless adult, 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 relating to correlating 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 with 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.