Decorative Arts Society 2022-2023 Grant Recipients
SHELTER AND HOMELESSNESS
Grant will fund their “Steps to Success” program providing homeless youth, 18-24, immediate housing, basic needs, job preparedness and counseling so they can be self-sufficient and find stability in society.
Casa Youth Shelter’s Residential Shelter Care Program for youth 12-17 provides emergency housing and counseling for youth suffering from abuse and mental health issues, runaways and homelessness.
Homeless Intervention Services
Grant will fund their “Transitional Housing Program” which provides wrap around services for families living together helping them transition to a stable life with a living wage.
WTLC (Women’s Transitional Living Center)
The WTLC offers comprehensive services including immediate shelter and longer-term support to all survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. Supportive services includes safe housing, intensive counseling and hope for independent living.
HEALTH AND BASIC NEEDS
Breast Cancer Solutions provides financial support, community resource navigation, and emotional support to financially disadvantaged breast cancer patients experiencing financial hardship during treatment.
Grant supports their Hunger and Homeless Prevention services. “The Market” provides nourishing ingredients and staples. They also have rapid re-housing services, case management as well as education for financial literacy and increased job opportunities.
Grant supports the “Feeding kids in America” program which feeds 5,000 children a day from hotels or cars at boys and girls clubs, schools and community centers in Orange County.
Grant will support their outstanding “Healthcare Training Program”, a career path in “Behavioral Therapy” assisting special needs families. Counseling and life skills training is also an important segment of the program ending with a certificate and job placement.
Grant would provide funds to the new center in Buena Park. Using a Community Resource Center model, it would provide walk-in counseling and after-school tutoring and library and 15 other services to low-income families in need.
The Laura’s House teen website HEART Healthy Emotions and Attitudes in Relationships Today, offers youth, parents and teachers an interactive and informative resource for information, education and prevention on the topic of healthy relationships and teen dating abuse.
COUNSELING AND SUPPORT
Grant will support their BRIGHT HORIZONS and BLOOM programs which identifies developmental delays in very young children and provides family counseling and support services to address these challenges early.
Grant will support Fristers Life Coach and Kidsters programs servicing young mothers, fathers, couples and children, individually and collectively by helping them build healthy and stable lives and families.
Hope Harbor is the only teen shelter program in Orange County providing longer term care to ensure longer term success in these young lives. Their goal is to prevent homelessness for at-risk teen girls and boys providing residential and long term counseling with the goal of reunifying them with their families or moving them into positive living situations.