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Build Futures

Posted: April 11, 2016 in Volunteer
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Mission:

Build Futures is dedicated to taking homeless youth ages 18-24 off the streets of Orange County and providing them with the resources necessary to reach self-sufficiency. We begin by providing them with stable housing and one-on-one support.

Build Futures uses a structured, step-by-step program called “Steps to Success” which is tailored to each youth and connects them with services and resources needed to obtain and maintain long-term independence.

Kids in crisis have no home, no hope and no way out unless we get them off the street now.

Need:
  • Over 11,000 Orange County high school students are homeless, 2,773 are seniors aged 18 or turning 18.
  • California’s unsheltered homeless youth population is 79% of the total number of homeless youth.
  • Orange County has the third highest poverty rate in California at 24.2%.
Why Are They On The Streets?
  • Run away from sexual, physical, or emotional abuse
  • From homeless families
  • Thrown out of their home
Steps to Success

Initial Placement

  • Emergency Housing
  • Mentor
  • Phone
  • Transportation

Requirements for Work

  • California ID
  • Social Security Card
  • Transportation

Basic Needs

  • Food Stamps
  • Medical Insurance
  • Mental Health
  • Medical Issues
  • Legal Issues

Work Readiness

  • Resume
  • Job Skills
  • Job Placement
  • Childcare

Education/Life Skills

  • HS/GED Attainment
  • Academic/ Vocational
  • Financial Literacy

Independent Living

  • Permanent Housing
  • Living Wage
  • Driver’s License
Volunteer
  • Volunteer Coordinator- Coordinate and manage volunteers in one or more key functional areas.
  • Fundraising- Organize and implement a fundraiser. Bring donors in the door. Assist with a donor relations strategy and create a fund development plan.
  • Grant Writer- Help with grant writing and submission
  • Web Design/ WordPress- Upgrade the website, enhance appearance and content including multimedia.
  • Marketing- Help with brand messaging, start an online marketing and social media campaign.
  • Multiledia- produce a promotional video.
  • Youth Case Management Coordinator- Help assure all case notes are maintained, aid in tracking the progress of the youth, assure utilization of required resources.
  • Resource manager- Help maintain our current resource database located at http://www.BuildFutures.org
  • more volunteer opportunities at http://www.BulidFutures.org
How To Help
  • Rent- one month $500.00, one year $6,000.00
  • Bus Passes- weekly $25.00, ten-day $45.00, monthly $69.00
  • Cash donations
  • Phones- cell phone $50.00, service $35.00
  • Food gift cards $10.00- $50.00
  • Basic Needs Gift Cards- Wal-mart, Target, Kohl’s $20.00- $100.00
  • Fundraising- organize a fundraising event
A Final Note:

Build Futures has never turned away a homeless youth seeking help in Orange County who wants to turn their life around and with your support, we never will.

Build Futures addresses a problem people don’t know exists and is only getting worse. People often assume they haven’t seen these kids before, but they have–they look like any 18 to 24-year old.

Build Futures prevents homeless youth from a life of crime, drugs, jail, and/or sex trafficking. Jail costs $109.00/night versus $125.00/week to provide housing through Build Futures.

Orange County has one of the highest per-capita homeless rates in the state and without intervention, this demographic is facing chronic homelessness throughout their lives.

It only takes an average or $1000.00 to transform a life and restore hope.

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Robyne’s Nest

Posted: April 11, 2016 in Volunteer
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The mission of Robyne’s Nest is to ensure identified at-risk and homeless students in our local community find the nourishment, encouragement and focus for a brighter, confident future to complete high school and on to college.

In recent years, it has been noted that many students are struggling when it comes to basic needs and support from their parents. Parents are choosing not to put their children’s needs above their own issues causing lack of food, housing, school support, even safety. The answer is not as simple as calling the police or CPS (Child Protective Services), as this may only aggravate the problem. Many of these students want help and that is why they continue to go to school looking for some security, routine, and a place to belong. Robyne’s Nest helps provide the resources for school administrators to take care of these students and create a path to successful completion of high school.

Surrounded by drugs, homelessness and human trafficking, this is a proactive step to keep our desperate youth out of these three areas.

Services:

Food- breakfast, lunch, after sports snacks, weekend meal cards

Clothing– especially jeans, jackets, long sleeve items for winter

Basic Necessities– deodorant, feminine hygiene, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and soap

Education Assistance– tutoring, school supplies, backpacks

Provide guidance and support for homeless students to find housing and jobs

Provide transportation– bikes, bus passes, skateboards, helmets as needed

Provide Life-Skills– classes for students who are living on their own (banking, taxes, insurance, etc.)

Provide a network within the schools to help ensure complete support for all students in affected families

Funds for high school senior activities including graduation

Funds for TB tests for jobs

Donations can be made to Robyne’s Nest online at http://www.robynesnest.org

Run 2 Rescue

Posted: April 11, 2016 in Volunteer
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Run2Rescue, a Christian non-profit organization committed to restoring victims of sex trafficking, has provided a “needs” list for their organization so they may continue to provide assistance for human trafficking survivors. If you or your organization can provide anything on this list, please contact Run2Rescue for more information about donations.

  • More Anchor Homes, Anchor Teams, and Anchor Leaders
  • Rescue vehicles – one that gets good gas mileage and another to relocate girls (SUV size)
  • Ranch Property for triage
  • durable backpacks and duffle bags
  • new clothes: sweats/yoga pants, flip flops (various), socks, undergarments (various sizes), and pajamas
  • beautiful NLT Bibles highlighted with your favorite verses (not paperback)
  • journals, pens, notebooks
  • Jesus Calling devotionals
  • blankets – Life Comfort blankets, pillows, stuffed animals (teddy bears are popular)
  • toiletries: shampoo, conditioner, good razor (not disposable), soap, body wash, lotions, hair product (all types of ethnicity), makeup, tampons/pads, nail polish, face wash & lotion, toothbrush, toothpaste, Chapstick, and deodorant
  • gift cards: $25 and up Wal-Mart, Target, grocery (these ensure that wherever we move a girl that one of these stores will be near them)
  • gas cards
  • airline miles donated
  • volunteers: Fundraiser, Coordinator, mentors, Anchor Team leaders, grant writers, first responders, media, graphic, and case management
  • Legal counsel for our girls
  • financial support

Local Events

Posted: March 10, 2016 in Getting Involved, Volunteer
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 Men Standing Against Trafficking

“Human Trafficking is happening here in our own backyards.  As the men of Southern California, we’re not willing to let it continue.  Stand up for the voiceless.  Stand against the abusers. Stand together as protectors of the innocent. Stand. It’s that simple.”

They meet the 18th of each month at trafficking hotspots across LA and Orange County.

Together, they stand from 9 pm-10:18 pm.  One hour and 18 minutes of silent witness. Please arrive by 8:30p for a quick orientation and overview.

  • 8:00-8:30 Arrive, find parking, check in, sign banner & get event T-shirt (if desired)
  • 8:30 Quick orientation
  • 9:00-10:18 Stand at designated location
  • Walk back to cars and go home

50% of the proceeds will support local anti-trafficking efforts, 50% will support the regional fight.

Wear a white shirt and jeans to demonstrate your solidarity. While they prefer advanced RSVP’s for planning purposes you are welcome to just show up on the night of as well if you are able! Event t-shirts will be available for purchase at the event.

#timetocare

*event is open only to men 18 and over

register at http://www.care18.org/msat

A21 Walk For Freedom

The #WalkForFreedom is a collective effort to heighten awareness of modern-day slavery and raise funds to take us one step closer to ending human trafficking in our lifetime. The Walk For Freedom made its way around the world on October 17, shedding light on the 27 million men, women and children who are still in bondage. When we join forces in one single day, we not only catch the attention of our cities, but we combine our efforts to have a global impact.

The 3rd annual event will take place on October 15, 2016. Mark you calendar.

For more information or to find a walk near you, visit the A21 website.

http://www.a21.org/campaigns/content/walk-for-freedom/gl4ukp?permcode=gl4ukp

HUMAN TRAFICKING BOOTH

Stop Human Trafficking Action Group Awareness Booth

For those interested in personally getting involved in bringing awareness to the community about human trafficking, the Stop Human Trafficking Action Group has an information booth Friday afternoons at the Huntington Beach Pier (California). Come say ‘hi” and pick up brochures and information for yourself, your family, and your friends or sign-up to volunteer an hour or two a week and help us spread the word and enlighten our community about internet safety, fair trade, and how they impact human trafficking. We are located between the Art Fair and the Farmer’s Market. For more information, you can send an email to stophtactiongroup@outlook.com. Hope to see you there.

INFO TABLE

HUMAN TRAFFICKING TABLE

Run2Rescue

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Run2Rescue, a Christian non-profit organization committed to restoring victims of sex trafficking, has provided a “needs” list for their organization so they may continue to provide assistance for human trafficking survivors. If you or your organization can provide anything on this list, please contact Run2Rescue for more information about donations.

Robyne’s Nest

The mission of Robyne’s Nest is to ensure identified at-risk and homeless students in our local community find the nourishment, encouragement and focus for a brighter, confident future to complete high school and on to college.

In recent years, it has been noted that many students are struggling when it comes to basic needs and support from their parents. Parents are choosing not to put their children’s needs above their own issues causing lack of food, housing, school support, even safety. The answer is not as simple as calling the police or CPS (Child Protective Services), as this may only aggravate the problem. Many of these students want help and that is why they continue to go to school looking for some security, routine, and a place to belong. Robyne’s Nest helps provide the resources for school administrators to take care of these students and create a path to successful completion of high school.

Surrounded by drugs, homelessness and human trafficking, this is a proactive step to keep our desperate youth out of these three areas.

For a complete list of needs and services click HERE.

 Build Futures

Mission:

Build Futures is dedicated to taking homeless youth ages 18-24 off the streets of Orange County and providing them with the resources necessary to reach self-sufficiency. We begin by providing them with stable housing and one-on-one support.

Build Futures uses a structured, step-by-step program called “Steps to Success” which is tailored to each youth and connects them with services and resources needed to obtain and maintain long-term independence.

Kids in crisis have no home, no hope and no way out unless we get them off the street now.

For a complete list of donation needs and volunteer opportunities within Build Futures, click HERE.

A21 Volunteer Program

“At A21, you can use your time to make a difference! Across the globe, our hands-on volunteer program is designed to mobilize and inspire individuals to use their unique gifts and talents to abolish modern-day slavery.”

Creative

Photography * Videography * Graphic Design

Business

Administration * Partnerships

Education

Prevention * Awareness * Education

Communications

Social Media * PR * Marketing * Media

“The time that you are volunteering is an exceptional opportunity to gain experience at an international non-profit with an ambitious mission. We will gladly work with your institution to give you academic credit for your experience.”

check out A21 at http://www.A21.org/volunteer