Thousands of our youth are homeless, trying to survive on the streets of Orange County. Build Futures’ mission is to take these kids off the street and provide a path to a future free from homelessness and poverty for these youth.
- 30,562 documented homeless students attend Orange County Public Schools.
- 10,085 are high school students, almost doubled in three years, 2,242 will turn 18 this year and be homeless
- Homeless youth ages 18 to 24 are the worst hit by the recession and most overlooked by support services.
- Each night, the majority of the OC homeless population has no housing available to them.
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Build Futures assists youth ages 18 to 24 as they move from surviving on the streets to self-sufficiency through a structured, step-by-step program of intervention grounded in consistency, compassion and one-on-one supportive relationships.
A critical component of our program includes working collaboratively with existing non-profit organizations, community services, faith based organizations, educational institutions and volunteers to close the gap in the service continuum and connect youth with the support they need to become contributing members of our community.