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August 2013 
Transitional Housing
68 Adults, 77 Children

Rapid Re-Housing Program
29 Adults, 24 Children

Food Distribution Center
1016 households served
4029 food boxes distributed

Hope for the Homebound
950 meals were delivered to
16 people

Paths Together Friendship
79 active participants

Eviction Prevention
40 households received one-time financial assistance
59 Adults, 54 Children
(All statistics are 2013, YTD)
Providing a dinner and sharing the table at our downtown Fullerton campus is a chance to support individuals who are on the path toward self-sufficiency.

More than just a meal, this dinner provides our participants an opportunity for conversation and the encouragement they need while they are focused on finding full-time employment and saving toward permanent housing.

This volunteer role is perfect for families or small groups that can prepare a meal to serve 6-12 (plus your group).

For more information and the online calendar, follow this link to the sign up page.
We thank the following funders for their generous support:
State of California
City of Anaheim
City of Fullerton
Fluor Foundation
Tsardia Foundation

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We have recently redesigned our website, including the addition of a secure online donation page that will allow you to make credit card donations and set up recurring donations at monthly or quarterly intervals.

At Pathways of Hope, $.92 of every dollar goes to support the direct programs that help families build lives of self-sufficiency.

We are a registered, tax-exempt non-profit organization and all donations are eligible for tax deductions. Contact our office for more information about specialty or in-kind donations. 
One of my favorite parts of summer is how the gardens start to grow. Whether it is the crisp crunch of a freshly pulled carrot, the bursting skin of a ripe tomato, or the juice of a watermelon overflowing onto your face (and hands...and arms...and clothes...). These foods that grow up all around us and the joy we share around the table encourages us through difficult times and brings us closer to one another.

For many families, however, access to fresh fruits and vegetables is not possible. How sad is it that healthy, fresh, natural food is seen as a luxury!

In this short letter, we want to show you some of the ways how we are bringing nutritious food to families and individuals in our community, as well as invite you to dinner with us in September!


-Michael Shepherd

Housing and Community Engagement Manager 

Through a partnership with California State University-Fullerton, Dr. Sara Johnson has been leading a group called U-ACRE (Urban Agriculture Community-based Research Experience) which plants and tends a community garden for the benefit of our families. This program has been at our Fullerton campus for the past two years and has made a difference in the nutrition of the children we serve.
Before entering our program, many families are purchasing food with low nutritional value or pre-made food since they do not have kitchens to prepare meals. 

From this garden, the kids in our transitional housing program are able to see where some of their food comes from and parents enjoy the opportunity for lifeskills classes to learn how to cook with fresh vegetables.
At our Food Distribution Center, we are thrilled to have donations of fresh, organic produce from individual gardens and the Fullerton Arboretum. We provide this bounty to families in addition to our standard two-day supply of groceries. With this help, hungry families are able to make healthy, nutritious, and delicious meals!

We use donations of tomato, zucchini, corn, citrus, peppers, beans, beets, carrots, and much more!

If you are interested in donating produce, contact our office at 714-680-3691 to arrange a drop-off!
Mark your calendar for Sunday, September 29 to join us for our 20th Celebration Dinner and Auction Fundraiser at Angelo's and Vinci's Ristorante in Fullerton.

The evening will include live and silent auctions, an opportunity drawing, a delicious meal in one of Fullerton's most historic restaurants, and (of course) laughter and love among friends who support the vision of Pathways of Hope.

We will be sending out invitations soon, but if you would like to help sponsor the event and attend the pre-event VIP reception, please contact our office.
As you sit down for a meal with your family, give thanks for the nutrition as well as the relationships you have the opportunity to enjoy.

With you, we are working to provide these essentials in the lives of families and individuals in north Orange County. Are there ways that you can get more involved in helping us?
  • Sponsoring a table and attending our Fundraising Dinner and Auction
  • Sharing a meal with the participants at one of our campuses
  • Donating to our Food Distribution Center
Thank you for supporting us and making a stronger community for all of us to enjoy!