Humans of HIS-OC

Tom’s Story

Tom had made an epic mess of his life. From a young age, Tom began using drugs, and his addiction eventually sent him to jail. For 30 years, Tom’s life had veered around addiction...

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The Richardson’s Story

It takes a village to raise a family. HIS House is that village to many. The Richardson parents had worked hard to support their family but when one of them lost their job, their...

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The Norig Family Story

Can you imagine having two kids but not being able to hear them? This is the story of the Norig family. The mom and dad of two beautiful children (1 & 3 years old)...

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Shawn’s Story

Shawn, a single dad, was living in fear for the lives of his three children. He fled an abusive relationship but had nowhere to go. As a result, Shawn and his three kids became...

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Sarah’s Story

Before Sarah arrived at HIS House, she found herself in an emotionally unstable relationship, which soon escalated to physical abuse. She was a broken and battered woman, inside and out. She felt like there...

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Russ’s Story

I would like to start off by saying how grateful and thankful I am to have been accepted into HIS-OC. This place has really changed me and my kid’s lives for the better and...

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Nicole’s Story

The road to HIS House wasn’t easy for Nicole. After she lost her job and got behind on rent, Nicole was evicted from her apartment. She felt helpless, lost and hopeless. Without a safety...

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Mike’s Story

Before Mike came to HIS House, his life was a mess. Within a period of six months, Mike lost four of his closest family members. Deep in his grief, Mike became homeless. He felt...

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Mary’s Story

“I will always be grateful for the opportunity that HIS-OC has given me to put my life back together and have my kids in my life. I couldn’t ask for anything more. So blessed!”...

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Maggie’s Story

“This program doesn’t just help students traumatized by homelessness and housing insecurities, but also a benefit for older homeowners –especially those living alone–ward off isolation.” Maggie was feeling isolated from everyone due to COVID....

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Lloyette’s Story

Not long ago, the only thing on Lloyette’s mind was to just save her daughter, Skylar. She found herself in an emotionally unstable marriage, which soon escalated to physical abuse. Once so full of...

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Lauren’s Story

Prior to coming to HIS House, Lauren lived in a state of constant worry and fear about where she and her two young girls would sleep at night. Amidst a life of chaos, Lauren...

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Jessica’s Story

Jessica came to HIS House with a number of barriers preventing her from achieving permanent housing. All Jessica knew was a life of addiction, pain, and homelessness. From a young age, this is the...

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Frank’s Story

There are many reasons a person might become homeless. Not having a home tells only a small part of the story. At the heart of homelessness is a painful truth. Many come to us...

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Eddie’s Story

There’s no question Eddie is a hardworking man. Working a full-time job, he didn’t get much time for rest and relaxation. Despite working long hours and trying his best, he still could not make...

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Crystal’s Story

“Being homeless is not easy and the home share program has relieved a lot of the anxiety I had when living in my vehicle.” Crystal became homeless her freshman year of college. She lived...

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Clarissa’s Story

Before Clarissa came to HIS House, her life was in shambles. She was lost in addiction. Clarissa tried to get clean many times. But, each time, she failed. Clarissa had so many reasons to...

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Christopher’s Story

“The kids make my job fun and less like work.” Christopher started out with us as a childcare intern while he was getting his BS in Human Services at Cal State University Fullerton. He...

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Bridgette’s Story

In 2016, Bridgette packed up her three children and drove across the country to Southern California. She was fleeing a very toxic marriage and the pain and hurt she felt. All they had was...

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Ashley’s Story

Seven months ago, when Ashley arrived at HIS House, her life was in shambles. Her past was a chaotic mess of failed relationships, job loss, and homelessness. The despair weighed heavy on her, and...

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Alisha’s Story

Alisha’s past was filled with broken relationships, homelessness, job loss, and substance abuse. She was overwhelmed with feelings of fear, rejection, and abandonment, and completely out of hope. Alisha knew she needed assistance to...

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Adriana’s Story

Where am I going to sleep tonight? That’s what Adriana assumed her three kids would be thinking about at school – instead of focusing on school work. That’s because Adriana had to choose between...

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