Most of us enjoy the comfort of home, love of family, benefits of a meaningful career, and laughter among close friends. We need to constantly count our blessings! This is why SMPS-OC, an organization consisting of people who design and build communities, provides financial and hands-on assistance to a local charity. This year we are supporting Families Forward, a local non-profit organization serving Orange County residents who are homeless and/or hungry.

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Imagine not knowing where you or your children will sleep tonight. More than 30,000 children in Orange County are homeless. Families Forward needs help.

Families Forward works with homeless families to find realistic solutions for sustainable housing and build individualized plans to return each family to self-sufficiency. Through various safety-net services, those at-risk are given access to assistance such as our on-site food pantry, counseling, career coaching, and financial and life skills education. By stabilizing these families and giving them tools to build a future, we create a stronger community for all of us.

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HOW TO HELP

Families Forward relies on community volunteers to expand their reach and serve more vulnerable families. Donations of time and money can help change the life of a family in need.

Families Forward reaches out to low-income families to help reduce the pressures that can cause homelessness and help them maintain their stability. Through various safety-net services, those at-risk are given access to assistance such as our on-site food pantry, counseling, career coaching, and financial and life skills education.

Help SMPS-OC help Families Forward by attending our annual Holidaze Fundraising Gala, contributing items of value for our Holidaze raffle, joining us in volunteer activities, or making an individual donation. Join us to stand against homelessness and hunger in Orange County. Change starts here.

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WHY WE CHOSE FAMILIES FORWARD
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The high cost of basic living, including rent, transportation and childcare, coupled with the significant lack of affordable housing, puts many families at risk. 

One of the fastest growing segments of the homeless population is working families with children. At SMPS-OC we believe that every child needs proper nutrition and a stable home they can share with their parents. Therefore, we have chosen to support Families Forward to help make the lives of the families they serve a brighter and safer place. We know that our tomorrows depend on the well-being of all children today.

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